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Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse

Posted by Staff / Listed on October 11, 2007 / review policy

Jacobs and Co TorontoJacobs & Co. Streakhouse if famous for their dry-aged beef. That's what the folks here will tell you sets them apart from most other Toronto steakhouses. And, for the most part, it's true. By reducing the moisture in the meat, the beef flavour is intensified to a point that verges on the magical. I'd say skip the Wagyu offerings and go for the 14 oz. Rib Eye ($50), a steak that's so powerful you'll make strange, socially awkward noises as you consume it. Bonus points for an interior that gestures to the steakhouses of the past without looking like a relic.

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17 Comments

Lauren / July 20, 2010 at 09:50 am
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Really good steaks! if you get a caesar salad its quite an experience ( really delicious and the presentation if amazing)!
Hashy / November 26, 2011 at 01:17 pm
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Not worth the money. They have completely eliminated the best of what most people have always loved about the classic Toronto steakhouse environment. Moreover, virtually all of the steaks we had in our party were tough and really hard to cut, even with a sharp steaknife! We were told that unfortunately the steaks had gristle and that the steaks were not their best, so at least they admitted that there was a problem, and also didn't charge for two of the steaks (the two people who had those steaks could not even eat them). But I love steak and have visited several in my lifetime. I know gristle when I see it. The meat was simply tougher than leather... period! The appetizers were OK as were the side-dishes, but this was definitely not worth the price paid. I'd much rather eat at Barberian's, Tom Jones or similar establishments!
Anand / August 19, 2012 at 01:05 pm
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My first experience at a somewhat high-end steakhouse: previouslly had wondered why anyone would want to go anywhere other than the Keg. Not the case anymore - great place for steak. Service and ambiance was ok, but no real character to the place. Table side cesar was amazing, loved the white anchovies. The US Ribeye was one of the beat i had ever had. (Cooked to perfection) . The steak was served with an assortment of sauces and salts
Bluecheese with bacon was amazing on the side!

Deffitnetley a place to re-vist.
Dave / October 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm
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What is up with this picture?
Frank Giuseppe / October 4, 2012 at 05:39 am
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I went to dinner at Jacob's with my fiancée on Thursday night. We were welcomed with some Champagne when we arrived for our anniversary; a very thoughtful touch from the management! We ordered a tenderloin and the amazing flat iron steak, as recommended by our server.

We were also recommended a table-made caesar salad to split between the two of us. We took the suggestion and the salad was creamy, fresh and flavourful; obviously made with love from Chris.

The steaks were timed perfectly and when they arrived (pre-cut for us) our expectations were exceeded; in flavour and presentation. Our steaks were perfectly seared and brought to the ideal temperature. The filet was blue and the flat iron was medium rare and cooked to perfection. We also had the two features suggested by our server; a baked sweet potato and sauteed kale with blue cheese and walnuts.

We came in afraid of how much we would spend on wine, but we were easily able to find something in our price range. Their wine ranges from $50 to $12,000; but our server was able to guide us to something to suite our needs. He recommended a Tuscan wine at great value that we loved.

To finish it all we were surprised buy chocolate treats with a "Happy Anniversary" message across. It obviously looked as if I had arranged it and impressed my fiancée!

Thank you Jacobs for this great night, you 100% deserve this award!!
James D replying to a comment from Hashy / October 4, 2012 at 02:36 pm
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hey hashy, you "love steak and have visited serveral in your lifetime" why dont you proof read your negative review before you post it. clearly your opinion is of no importance
EB93 / November 8, 2012 at 10:27 pm
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the rib eye was the best steak i have ever had in my life, atleast that I can remember but I have not been to all of the steak houses in toronto
Jack / February 14, 2013 at 08:08 pm
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Hey James,

When criticizing others for grammar, and punctuation, but sure to include uppercase letters at the beginning of your sentences, and periods at the end. Clearly your opinion is of no importance.
heather / June 18, 2013 at 11:18 am
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My Husband and I went to Jacob's last night for our 2nd Anniversary, and had one of the best dining experiences to date! From the moment we walked in the front door, we enjoyed ourselves. Amazing staff, Great Service, and wonderful attention to detail!
Everything they say about the Caesar salad...it's true - the Best by far!
We had a Tenderloin and a Striploin, both were perfect.
In addition, the surprise of a complimentary Prosecco toast when we arrived and plate with Chocolate treats to end the night was a very nice detail to help celebrate our anniversary.
We'll definitely be back!
John replying to a comment from Jack / August 31, 2013 at 06:28 pm
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Hey Jack,

When pointing out the hypocrisy of others, be sure to correctly used words in your sentences so as to avoid both confusion and looking a fool ("...be sure to include..." vice "...but sure to include...").
Clearly your criticism of James' criticism is of no importance.
Alittlewhit replying to a comment from Dave / September 13, 2013 at 10:49 am
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Haha, agreed
Torontoman / November 30, 2013 at 04:27 pm
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Hey John, did you proof read your comment? If yes, then it is of little importance to the rest of us.
William / December 11, 2013 at 08:39 pm
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Hey John when trying to ridicule others remember 2 wrongs don't make it right. Clearly your criticism of Jack's criticism has no relevance. We are talking about steak not grammar.
Jug City / January 19, 2014 at 06:51 pm
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Leaf it 2 blogto 2 halve moar calments aboat grammar then teh best stakehaus in the sity.


I've been to Jacob's a few times. The steak is amazing, the staff is amazing, and the experience is amazing. It's expensive, but worth it for special occasions, or if you're a baller.

Did my grammar do a respectful job critiquing this fine establishment? Please circle:
Y/N
Stephen replying to a comment from Dave / March 6, 2014 at 12:48 pm
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That's called the 'hatch-back' door. ;)
Andrew / March 18, 2014 at 04:18 pm
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Wow, that was great to read!!! I think I will try the steakhouse.

My real concern though is really wondering how good the grammar is of the servers, not the ignorant people that go there. :P

Thank you to those that reviewed the steakhouse, not the patrons.
Jane / May 18, 2014 at 10:05 am
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We were a party of 7 that fell in love last night...with Jacob's! The service, the food, the ambiance were all exceptional. We are a very picky, diverse group and not one complaint could be made. Jacob's is a perfect example of perfection striving to improve even that rating.

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