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The Golden Age of Steak Black + Blue is Canada’s premier steak dining experience with locations in Vancouver and Toronto offering the magic of a classic steak house combined with a modern and energetic ambiance.
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Canadian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were dining pre-show so very early reservation. Almost lunch/dinner that's how early we arrived (4:30)and our concern was that we would be in an empty restaurant but such is wanting a nice meal before a 7:30 curtain. While not filled the room still felt...warm and welcoming. There were other tables on the go and by the time we got to our mains the room was hopping! All of the staff are friendly and accommodating. They will send you a text to confirm your reservation and request business casual/elegant attire is their dress code. It is very lenient. We saw people in everything from athletic wear/shorts to dressed for an evening out. It's all fine but I don't see the point of noting that if they don't enforce it. I am guilty myself of wanting a great meal even if I wander in underdressed. That said the atmosphere is elegant. We could see the bar from our table and it looks amazing. We started with oysters and they were delicious. So fresh and clean with a delicious mignonette. We then had an array of appetizers - the steak tartare prepared tableside is to die for, so delicious. The ceasar salad was also amazing. The carpaccio was great but if you want to go this direction go with the tartare. All but one of us had some cut of beef or another. All good. Cooked as ordered- so perfect! I shared the chateaubriand and it was everything you could want in chateaubriand! We ordered an array of sides (although mine came with veg and potato)the lobster mash is INSANE - buttery, lemony and so much lobster-the almost 1/4 tail piece on top was cooked perfectly. I point this out because most of the time this type of side has rubbery overcooked lobster. Not here. The wagyu fried rice was amazing as were the asparagus and brussel sprouts. The wine list includes our favourite but not commonly available in Ontario wines so that was a bonus. We have dined at the Vancouver location a few times with mixed experiences. The Toronto Location, if the quality stays the same, blows Vancouver out of the water. Such a different experience! I am not an easy 5 star. I have to note also I didn't look at prices, it wasn't a budget dinner, so this review is totally based on the experience and the food. We will be back that's for sure!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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David Kipis, Other at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good afternoon Bonnietheb, Thank you for posting such a wonderful review of us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us. I'm glad you enjoyed the tableside service as it's a favourite for our staff to do, it shows our flare! Hope to...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2023

I rarely give a 5/5 rating but Black + Blue is definitely deserving! The venue is absolutely gorgeous, the food is incredible, and the staff are exceptional - Thank you to Abhishek, Pamela and Robelo for your hospitality! This is definitely on my list of...must visit places in Toronto and I’ll be back soon! Menu highlights: 🥩 What a selection of steak and prime cuts! 🐟 Scallops - Some of the best I’ve ever had! 🦞 Lobster bisque - I’ve never had one like this before! So luxurious! 🥗 Waldorf salad and their signature Brussel sprouts - Eat your greens! 🍸 - The welcome cocktail was a nice touch, and they make a mean Paloma 🍰 - The Marble Forest dessert is something to behold! Demolished before I could take a photo!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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David Kipis, General Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2023

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed everything and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with the family. The steaks arrived warm as if they have been sitting for a while. The quality of meat was average. We expected a lot more for the price points. Very average, there are better options for steaks in TorontoMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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David Kipis, Other at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Hsmx, thank you for taking the time to send in a review. I'm sorry you felt your steaks weren't up to par, we certainly would have re-made them for you. As for quality, we only sell Prime Grade Meat which is the top...More

Reviewed 16 April 2024

Six of us went to Black + Blue for a birthday celebration for my husband and father-in-law. Although the staff was attentive, and the side dishes were expensive but tasty, we paid over eight hundred dollars for waygu beef that was essentially fat and gristle....There were only a couple of decent bites of steak in the entire meal, and we felt totally taken advantage of. At this price point, a steak restaurant should know how to acquire excellent beef and know how to cook it. We will never return.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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David Kipis, Other at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Linda, thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. I'm so sorry that the food didn't meet your expectations. Could you please reach out to me personally at dkipis@blackandblue.ca. I'd really like to hear more about your experience and I'd love...More

Reviewed 10 April 2024

Another solid experience at the bar. I felt like a recognized regular and treated well. Introduced a work colleague to this restaurant and he enjoyed it! I appreciate that they had my details from previous visits. PS. bring back the cocktail with wasabi.

Date of visit: April 2024
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David Kipis, Other at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2024

Hi 1suprdad, thank you for taking the time to review us, very much appreciated! I will look into that cocktail for you! Thanks for introducing others to us as well! David

Reviewed 7 April 2024

Disappointing. The quality of food is very very low, honestly terrible. The Steak is dry and tough, no where near as tender as the cuts should be given the price. I’ve had better steak for half the price down the street. It’s also served with...no garnishing. The salad was drowned in cheap dressing, similar to what you’d get at a local bar. My friend tried the Otoro sushi nigiri and sashimi, said both were very oily and poor quality. I’ve been to almost every Steakhouse in the city so I was very excited to try Black&Blue after it opened up but unfortunately it was a huge let down. The interior ambiance is nice but the service is subpar. Waitress wasn’t rude but didn’t even bother to check on us after serving the food to see how we liked it. I would not recommend this place. The prices are in line with other high-end restaurants in the city but this one is just not worth it .More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 April 2024 via mobile

What a treat, first class location, style, ambience and of course food. We started at the cocktail bar then moved on to our table, the service was excellent, friendly and funny (but bang on). The steaks are truly great but the Basque cheese cake was...to die for. Wow!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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David Kipis, Other at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2024

Location, location, location! I've heard the owner say that a few times!! We are in a great location if you are in downtown Toronto! Thank you for the great review. Both the Bar and the Dining Room are wonderful places to dine. Hope to see...More

Reviewed 31 March 2024

Great food and amazing service!! Kal was providing us great service and amazing atmosphere. Definitely be back at to this location.

Date of visit: March 2024
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David Kipis, Other at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2024

Khal is definitely one of the best! Thanks for pointing him out and for the great review! David

Reviewed 30 March 2024

Awsome Food, Very well trained and friendly staff. Wonderful atmosphere, definitely a great place!!!! Looking forward to go back in future

Date of visit: March 2024
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David Kipis, Other at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2024

Thank you for pointing out our food and staff! We take pride in everything we do! Hope to see you back soon! David

Reviewed 28 March 2024 via mobile

The happy hour menu offered an opportunity for my wife and I to sample several menu items. The drinks on happy hour are good but the regular menu had drinks that were so tempting that we ordered the house specialty cocktails even though happy hour...was still going on. Tyler, our waiter, took great care with us to make us feel comfortable with the restaurant because this was our first visit to Black and Blue. I was looking forward to the ribeye steak, my wife eats very little meat and certainly not steak. But we were both very happy with the choices on the menu to accommodate each of our culinary preferences. All the staff that we encountered were welcoming and friendly. No request was ignored, nor at any time was there any hesitation to grant our request even when my wife wanted to alter the charcuterie plate on the happy hour menu to include cheese. Tyler anticipated our needs and made our experience one of the best we've had in Toronto! I awarded Tyler The TripAdvisor Award of Excellence pin that I have been carrying for quite some time.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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David Kipis, Other at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2024

Thank you very much Robert for the wonderful praise. Tyler is definitely an incredible Server and deserving of the TripAdvisor Pin. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you back on your next trip to Toronto! David

Reviewed 25 March 2024

I went there with my family for a nice dinner. Our server was Kal and he made the experience that much better with his great attitude and ever better jokes. Black and Blues staff and food were phenomenal

Date of visit: March 2024
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David Kipis, Other at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2024

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it very much! Glad you enjoyed everything and that Khal kept you well entertained. David

Reviewed 18 March 2024

We had Kal as our server last night and he went absolutely above and beyond with his excellent service! Our meals were exceptional, and the overall experience was outstanding. We would definitely recommend Black+Blue for a perfect date night spot!

Date of visit: March 2024
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David Kipis, Other at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2024

Hi Sarah, thank you for taking the time to write this review and I'm so glad you. I agree that we are a great place for Date Night! Thanks Again! David

Reviewed 18 March 2024

Khal was incredible and made our night the best it could be. The food and service is incredible and would highly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2024
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David Kipis, Other at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2024

Hi Ryan, thank you for posting a 5 star review. We take great pride in both our food and Service and appreciate your comments. I will let Khal know that you pointed him out! Thanks Again David

Reviewed 17 March 2024

Awesome spot! We really enjoyed the food and our waiter, Kal was very knowledgeable and friendly. We’ll be back soon!!!

Date of visit: March 2024
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David Kipis, Other at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2024

Thank you for the 5 star review!! We truly appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. David

Reviewed 16 March 2024

Vig was our server and he was wonderful, very kind and accommodating and so helpful! Great food and great service will be coming back

Date of visit: March 2024
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David Kipis, Other at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2024

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We Appreciate your comments and I will let Vig know that you thought he was wonderful and helpful! We hope to see you back soon.

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