BlueBlood Steakhouse Toronto

BlueBlood Steakhouse

BlueBlood Steakhouse is set in a fairytale castle. A menu of prime cuts of steak from around the world and a raw bar is served within Casa Loma’s jaw-dropping heritage environment embellished with original Dalis and Warhols.

The elaborate 138-seat undertaking comes to us from Liberty Entertainment Group led by Nick Di Donato, behind other restaurants like Spice Route and Cibo.

BlueBlood Steakhouse Toronto

A separate entrance to the restaurant is preceded by a walk through Casa Loma’s award-winning gardens, past a set of lion statues.

BlueBlood Steakhouse Toronto

Dali’s Surrealist Angel marks the entrance to BlueBlood from within the castle.

BlueBlood Steakhouse Toronto

The interior here makes my heart skip a beat. A breathtaking fully restored room has all the original wood paneling and crown molding.

BlueBlood Steakhouse Toronto

The BlueBlood chopped salad ($18) pays a modernized homage to the classic steakhouse like many items here, a mild but pleasant and clean light blend of chopped lettuce, blue cheese, avocado, cucumber, hard boiled egg, and tomatoes from the garden.

BlueBlood Steakhouse Toronto

Short rib ravioli ($24) are stuffed with ricotta and porcini and actually only topped with savoury shredded short rib, topped with fresh peas, a porcini dust and a scrumptious jus.BlueBlood Steakhouse Toronto

Fresh cheese can be grated on top, and if you hold the rib this dish becomes vegetarian.

BlueBlood Steakhouse Toronto

Smoked seared jumbo scallops ($36) rest atop a corn puree, the corn theme carried through with butter truffle popcorn, charred corn kernels and pickled charred onions that add serious texture, and of course, bacon, presented in a smoking glass cloche. 

BlueBlood Steakhouse TorontoA forty-four-ounce tomahawk for two ($180) from Dakota City, New Brunswick pulls out all the stops.

Aged for a minimum of forty days, with a little drier texture and a slight almost blue cheese flavour, it’s served with flavour-enhancing pink Himalayan, Maldon and black lava salt.

BlueBlood Steakhouse Toronto

The seafood tower comes in a “medium” ($85) or whopping “large” size ($160) recommended for four, brimming with king crab, lobster, jumbo prawns, salmon crudo and oysters with all the fixings.

BlueBlood Steakhouse Toronto

The Once Upon a Time ($20) is an opulent cocktail for the ages, made with Calvados, apple brandy, brown-butter-infused rye, Bulleit, a house caramel syrup, whole star anise, Angostura bitters and Boker’s bitters.

BlueBlood Steakhouse Toronto

It’s presented extravagantly in a Belle-and-the Beast like dome filled with applewood smoke that imparts a rich flavour to this full-bodied cocktail.

BlueBlood Steakhouse Toronto

Warhols include his pink cow, “Indian” nickel (the shade of which inspired the paint colour for the walls), and his only two portraits of Canadians: Wayne Gretzky and Karen Kain (who signed hers).

BlueBlood Steakhouse Toronto

Chandeliers are pastiched together from vintage real antler chandeliers and more modern art deco ones, and portraits of the Queen and Prince by Mr. Brainwash play off the “royal” atmosphere.

BlueBlood Steakhouse Toronto

Photos by

Jesse Milns


BlueBlood Steakhouse

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