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Romantic Dinner at One of Toronto’s Top Steakhouses

Mr. C knew exactly how to make my birthday special and that was by treating to me to one of the top steakhouses in Toronto – Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse!  Ever since this top-notch restaurant was introduced to us by our friend, Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse has become a part of my restaurant wishlist.  Restaurant wishlist, meaning, all of the restaurants I would love to eat at but I couldn’t because of the location or the price.  

The Surprise

Before I found out that we’ll be having dinner at Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse, I was totally decided that I’ll be having steak and eggs for brunch.  It’s included in our daily breakfast menu from Hyatt hotel.  Mr. C kept on asking what I will be having for brunch but despite my persistence in wanting to order steak, he was more determined in discouraging me.  Little did I know that he had already made a dinner reservation at Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse. ♥

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Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse

The restaurant has a classy but relaxed ambience.  Its entrance led us to a lovely set of stairs and chandeliers.

Toronto Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse perfect dinner date stairs

When Mr. C mentioned our reservation, the hostess immediately showed us to our table even though we came in several minutes early.  We passed through the piano bar and the aging room where they keep their house-aged steaks.

toronto Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse perfect dinner date storage rack house-aged steaks

Everything was elegantly decorated in wood and the lights were set to make a cozy, intimate atmosphere.

Toronto Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse perfect dinner date dining table seats

Salad & Appetizer

Our dinner started with complimentary warm cheese popovers and butter.    

Toronto Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse perfect dinner date cheese popover complimentary appetizer
We thoroughly enjoyed this complimentary appetizer. They were very soft and delectable!

To balance all of the meat that we will be consuming, we ordered the delicious Jacobs Caesar Salad.  One thing we love about Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse is how they prepare their salad – tableside.  It was fascinating to see and hear the fresh ingredients being mixed and scraped through the wooden bowl.

The salad was as delicious as we remembered.  More spicy, though.  The house dressing was freshly made from egg, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, salt and pepper and other secret ingredients.  It was very flavorful!  The salad was topped with Parmesan cheese and thick slices of bacon.  Oh, we loved the bacon!

Toronto Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse perfect dinner date jacobs caesar salad
Jacobs Caesar Salad of Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse (half-serving)
Steaks of Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse

Our main server asked if it was our first time eating in Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse and he offered to explain the menu for the day.  We were so excited with what we were going to eat that we skipped the explanation.  We realized later on that it would have been nice to have the menu explained.  They serve many different kinds of steaks which were categorized in cuts, breeds, grades, locations and days aged).  They can also show a lineup of the different steaks.

We wanted to have two different steaks so we ordered one from Canada (12 oz. of Canadian Prime Angus Striploin from Prince Edward Island) and one from USA (14 oz. of USDA Prime Black Angus from Nebraska).  Since we were already there to indulge, I added Bone Marrow to the striploin.  There’s also an option to add 3 oz. of Foie Gras or a Half Atlantic Lobster.

Toronto Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse perfect dinner date medium rare steak USDA Prime Black Angus Ribeye
Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse – Medium Rare USDA Prime Black Angus (14 oz. Ribeye)
Toronto Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse perfect dinner date medium rare steak Canadian Prime Angus Striploin from Prince Edward Island Striploin
Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse – Medium Rare Canadian Prime Angus (12 oz. Striploin) with Bone Marrow

Both steaks were thick, tender, flavorful, and juicy.  Perfectly cooked in the inside and perfectly seared on the outside! ♥  The steaks were also seasoned very well.  In comparison, the USDA Prime Black Angus Ribeye was softer and had more marbling than the Canadian Prime Angus Striploin but we liked the taste of the striploin better.  The striploin had a fresher, more iron taste than the ribeye which had a stronger cured flavor.

Toronto Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse romantic dinner medium rare steak Canadian Prime Angus Striploin from Prince Edward Island Striploin USDA Prime Black Angus Ribeye
USDA Prime Black Angus Ribeye (Left) and Canadian Prime Angus Striploin (Right)

The bone marrow complimented the steaks well, melting as we placed it on top of every slice.  It was SOOOO good!!

The steaks came with a nice selection of salt and sauce.  Although we liked all of them, we still preferred our beautiful steaks on their own.  They were very delicious as is!  Maybe a bit of England sea salt or black lava salt at times.  

Toronto Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse romantic dinner steak sauce chimichurri salt soy sauce ponzu
(Left) Ponzu, Chimichurri, and Bacon and Blue Cheese Spread (Right) Sea Salt from England, Regular White Sea Salt, and Black Lava Salt from Hawaii`
Excellent Service

We were very satisfied with the service.  The servers were very attentive and friendly but still respectful of our space.  We also appreciated that they acknowledged my birthday and gave us a couple of tarts with a birthday greeting and a candle.  To top it off, they gave us amazing muffins to take home. ♥  We loved the muffins, maybe one of the best we’ve had!  They were so moist even though we ate them the next morning and they had semi-sweet chocolate chunks inside!  

Overall, we had an amazing, romantic dinner in Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse.  Highly recommended!

Toronto Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse romantic dinner birthday

For more info on Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse, you can check their website here.

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