Toronto’s Best New Restaurants: BlueBlood Steakhouse

Toronto’s Best New Restaurants: BlueBlood Steakhouse

BlueBlood Steakhouse

At this unabashedly ostentatious restaurant in Casa Loma, you could be seated in the oak-panelled room with antler chandeliers the size of electric cars, or in the cavern-like area with cowhide-covered circular banquettes and a moose head looming high above the champagne- and cognac-stocked bar. My pick is the third option, a comparatively modest in-between space referred to as the Parlour, with its handful of tables and its walls hung with four Warhols—including one of a heifer whose expression seems resigned to the fact that you’ll be savouring a sampler of three types of Wagyu, or perhaps a 40-ounce porterhouse, dry-aged for a month until it’s slightly funky, and served with an array of globe-hopping salts. There are luxe frills aplenty, and the sticker price to match, but we only live once.

1 Austin Terr., 416-353-4647, bluebloodsteakhouse.com

BlueBlood excels at he-man steaks.
Left to right: chefs Eddie Chung, Michael Ewing and Meagan Andrews.