Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse

I first introduced Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse to my bf in late 2013, and he's been back twice for business meetings with his partners since then (without me in tow nonetheless -__-). So after some constant bugging from me; we're finally going to return for dinner sometime next month. So I am happy about that as I haven't had a good steak since returning to Toronto. I am no steak connoisseur but I do enjoy a delicious steak dinner once in a while.

Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse has a very sizable steak selection which are visibly displayed in a glass container at the front. The glass contains dry-aged beef with information tags on them (name, date, etc ...) for customers to choose from. We arrived for our dinner reservation at 8 pm, and was escorted quickly to our table for two. I find that atmosphere can either make or break a dinner, and I enjoyed the dinner here very much because of it. Its dimly lit dining room with soft music playing in the background provided a very intimate ambiance.

We started the night off with complimentary cheese popovers fresh from the oven. The pastry was perfect to start the evening off with as it was light and fluffy on the inside. It was served warm and the butter spread made the popovers taste even better.

Our waiter arrived and asked us for our choice of water and beverages. We ended up getting the
 Smeraldina sparkling water ($8.00) and as per usual two cups of Coke ($4 each).

As for an appetizer, I decided to order the Jacobs Caesar Salad ($15.00) which was prepared table side. Our server brought over the ingredients, and made the salad right in front of us. I originally thought that the portion was only enough for myself, but I was wrong. As there was more than enough to split between two people so the price tag wasn't bad at all.

Jacobs Caesar Salad (this plate was mine).

As for him, he chose four of the freshly shucked oysters (MP) as his starter.

As for the main dish of the night for me; I opted for the (N.S.W., Australia) Wagyu California Cut Striploin (8 oz) ($92.00). Honestly, the 8 oz was more than enough for me, and I really wanted dessert as well. Their steaks are all charbroiled at 1800 degrees and brought out in a cast iron pan. I ordered mine medium-rare, and it came out full of flavor. I loved it, and ate it all happily. 

One of the servers brought out a plate of raw dry-aged beef from Japan since my bf was having a hard time deciding. This was prior to our trip so I guess he just wanted something from Japan.

My boyfriend ended up getting the A5 Nagasaki Prefecture Ribeye ($170) and ordered it medium-rare. He loves steak more than I do!

We were given two plates containing various seasoning for our steaks (if you want more seasoning on it that is). I thought that the steak was already flavorful and juicy, and I didn't put too much additional seasoning on mine Anyways the selection for the first plate was chimichurri sauce (green), blue cheese/bacon sauce (white) and ponzu sauce (dark brown). The selection for the second plate was different kinds of salt; sea salt (white), volcano salt (black), and smoked sea salt (light tan).

I wanted some additional greens with my steak so we ordered green beans [brown butter, toasted almonds] to share ($13).

The dessert menu also changes daily, so this might be not available all of the time. Everything sounded quite sugary and delicious, but I ended up getting the vanilla cheesecake with strawberries ($12.00). The presentation was quite lovely, and the cheesecake was the perfect way to end the meal.

We asked for the bill, and were given two individually-wrapped chocolate muffin and cookies as a complimentary treat. We were both very full from our meal, so we saved the muffins for the next morning.

I had a fantastic dining experience at Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse, and loved every minute of it. Additionally, the staff are knowledgeable of the steak cuts, accommodating, and friendly to boot. Depending on what you order; it can get very pricy but it definitely warrants a visit for special occasions or if you just like steaks.


Quality of Food: 5/5
Service: 4.7/5
Overall Dining Experience: 5/5
Price: $$$$ || Online Menu
Address: 12 Brant St, Toronto, ON, M5V 2M1

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