Ten steak­houses you need to try now.

ten lo­cal steak­houses that of­fer more than just siz­zle

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1 The Shore Club

The Shore Club is lo­cated in the heart of the En­ter­tain­ment Dis­trict, close to venues like Roy Thom­son Hall and the TIFF Bell Light­box. Along with clas­sic cuts like New York strip loin, bone-in rib steak and filet mignon, you’ll find a steak and lob­ster dish, braised short ribs and dou­ble-cut lamb chops. 155 Welling­ton St. W., theshore­club.ca

2 Ruth’s Chris Steak­house

Ruth Fer­tel, founder of this in­ter­na­tional chain, cred­ited the suc­cess of her steaks as much to their sound and smell as to their taste. That’s why steaks here are cooked at nearly 1,000 de­grees Cel­sius, served on an in­cred­i­bly hot plate and doused with a ta­ble­spoon of siz­zle-in­duc­ing but­ter be­fore they leave the kitchen. 145 Rich­mond St. W., ruth­schris.ca

3 Mor­ton’s

This Texas-based steak­house chain has a mod­ern am­biance but still de­liv­ers a proper old-school steak—not to men­tion an im­pres­sive num­ber of side dishes, in­clud­ing sautéed broc­coli flo­rets, creamed corn, ba­con and onion mac­a­roni and cheese, and parme­san and truf­fle match­stick fries. 4 Av­enue Rd., mor­tons.com

4 STK

Mix the vibe of a mod­ern restau­rant with that of an ex­clu­sive night­club—there’s even a live DJ—and you’ve got the STK ex­pe­ri­ence. Along with dry-aged steaks, this restau­rant of­fers some unique drink con­coc­tions, with names like Cu­cum­ber Stiletto, Car­roted Away and Strawberry Cob­bler. 153 Yorkville Ave., togrp.com/venue/stk-toronto

5 Hy’s Steak­house

Dark ma­hogany fur­ni­ture, rich car­pets and in­ti­mate light­ing com­ple­ment the high-qual­ity, 28-day-aged Cana­dian beef on the menu here. The Steak Nep­tune— New York strip loin or filet mignon topped with as­para­gus, Dun­geness crab­meat and hol­landaise sauce—is just one of the house spe­cial­ties. 120 Ade­laide St. W., hyssteak­house.com

6 Har­bour 60

Don’t be sur­prised to see a Toronto Maple Leaf or two din­ing here, con­sid­er­ing the restau­rant is only sec­onds from the Air Canada Cen­tre, lo­cated in the cen­tury-old Habour Com­mis­sion build­ing. The restu­ar­ant of­fers clas­sic fare and has a seafood menu to ri­val its steaks, with bel­uga caviar, a daily se­lec­tion of fresh oys­ters and a seafood tower, in­clud­ing steamed lob­ster, king crab legs, jumbo black tiger shrimp and oys­ters. 60 Har­bour St., har­bour­sixty.com

7 Bar­be­rian’s

Founded in 1959, this is one of the old­est steak­houses in Toronto. Sit­ting in the din­ning room, you get the im­pres­sion lit­tle has changed since it first opened its doors. One thing that def­i­nitely hasn’t changed is the at­ten­tion to de­tail Bar­be­rian’s gives to pre­par­ing its steaks, which are all butchered and aged in-house. Be sure to ask for a

tour of the must-be-seen-tobe-be­lieved wine cel­lar. 7 Elm St., bar­be­ri­ans.com

8 BlueBloods Steak­house

One of the city’s most noted tourist at­trac­tions is now home to this up­scale eatery. An­tique fur­ni­ture mixes with mod­ern art in the bil­liard room of Casa Loma—a circa 1900 gothicrevival-style man­sion—where the Lib­erty En­ter­tain­ment Group re­cently in­vested $3 mil­lion to cre­ate a steak­house fea­tur­ing cuts of beef sourced from around the world, plus a drink list of in­ter­na­tional wines and spir­its. 1 Austin Ter., blue­blood­steak­house.com

9 La Castile

Eat like roy­alty in a three­tiered, cas­tle-in­spired din­ing room, com­plete with stained­glass win­dows and chan­de­liers sus­pended from cathe­dral ceil­ings. Start your meal with flash-fried cala­mari, es­car­gots or a plate of Caspian Sea caviar be­fore cut­ting into a char-broiled USDA prime steak, served with mush­rooms or steamed spinach. 2179 Dun­das St. E., Mis­sis­sauga, la­castile.com

10 Quinn’s

Lo­cated in the Fi­nan­cial Dis­trict’s Sher­a­ton Cen­tre Ho­tel, Quinn’s is a fam­ily-owned-and-op­er­ated steak­house with an

Ir­ish flare. Not in the mood for their aged Al­berta beef steak or slow-roasted prime rib? Try the Ir­ish stew or Clare Is­land sal­mon. What­ever you set­tle on, make sure to re­lax after­ward with a glass of one of the 240 whiskeys on of­fer. 96 Rich­mond St. W., quinnssteak­house.com

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