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26 Alexander St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1B4
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open now 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • $26 To $60,
For more than 50 years, Carmen's Steakhouse at 26 Alexander Street was the preferred meeting place for businessmen, politicians, celebrities, professional athletes and people from all walks of life. This legendary destination, fully restored to its original elegance is still one of the Toronto's premier restaurants. Now, under the direction and guidance of new management team, all of the staff at Carmen's Steakhouse has been working very hard to continually provide you with a dining and culinary experience that will delight your senses. The traditional steakhouse that once was is now in the process of being rejuvenated through some new and exciting menus. Whether it is for a business meeting, family gathering, or just dinner, make our house your house and reserve your next table at Carmen's Steak House. We are proud to serve you high-quality Tomahawk and Wagyu Steak. We Open from Tuesday to Sunday 5:00 PM to 11: PM. more...

Opening Hours

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Restaurant type

  • Steakhouse,
  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • American Cuisine,
  • Steaks/ Steakhouse,

Dishes

  • Seafood,
  • Steak,
  • Fish,

Features

  • Extensive Wine List,
  • Restaurant With Party Services,
  • Bring Your Own Wine,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Fine Dining,
  • Full Dinner Menu,
    • Gluten Free Options,
    • Hotel(s) Nearby,
    • Restaurant With Private Rooms,
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Atmosphere

  • Intimate,

Products and Services

  • Sirloin,
  • T-bone,
  • Striploin,
  • Dry Aged Steak,
  • Wagyu,
  • Porterhouse,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

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  • Atmosphere: 3.5/5
  • Food: 2.5/5
  • Service: 1/5
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meow2231
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Terrible experience! Will NOT return or suggest you to try! On Feb 3, 2018, 3 girls friends and myself went for Winterlicious. John was our server - he was rude, arrogant and of course, not friendly. Assuming it is because he had 3 back to back tables of Asian customers - including us, though we spoke perfect English and were very polite to him. When one of my girlfriend ordered a glass of wine, on the menu shown as $17 (with no indication for 6 or 8 oz), later on shown as $24 on her receip

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 1/5
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swat2389
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Extremely bad service. I had chicken, my food was okay. A guy who took my order. They never come to fill up my water. I asked him to get the cheque for me. He came to the table next to me to bring their food but didn’t bring mine. After waiting for sometimes I finally went to the reception and he said he forgot (but no apologies) and left me with the machine to pay with cc and never showed up after that. My total was $31.64 but the machine was showing about $37 which I have paid $37 and left.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 1/5
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Mark S
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I came here with my wife. I ordered the prix fix menu which was a good value. I really enjoyed the escargot pastry and my steak was prepared perfectly. The service here was top notch. Thumbs up!

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February 16, 2018

Its horrible experience on valentine day....arrived at 645 n wait 45min for just 1st course (salad/soup), its unacceptable...then wait for another 1/2 hour for main course which's steak n lobster; my lobster totally bad, texture like a mash potato...

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

February 16, 2018

Had a fantastic time, food service everything

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2018

Favourite steakhouse in the city, never disappoints!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 14, 2018

Fantastic

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 11, 2018

Best time , was so romantic , the people were very friendly... love to go back

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 11, 2018

Atmosphere is very subjective, simply personal , loved the chemine, but it’s too dark for me

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 7, 2018

Atmosphere is amazing, one of the best in the city for that. Steak was amazing. Dessert awesome. Fantastic wine list. The only thing that could be improved is the Caesar salad - just not as flavourful as you would expect for that caliber of restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 4, 2018

A transitional stake house. The service and food can be better

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

January 28, 2018

Had be pleasure of dining for the Winterlicious prix fixed menu and can honestly say everything was Devine. The atmosphere was tranquil and the smell of the wood burning fireplace could unwind the tightest wound person. The Winterlicious advertising did the trick as I will be attending again even without the event menu being offered.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 29, 2018

The entire experience was memorable! Lovely atmosphere - upscale yet still warm and relaxed. Excellent helpful friendly service by all staff members! Beautiful kind people! Incredible and exceptional tasting food! Much gratitude for such a wonderful time and looking forward to coming back soon to taste more menu items after winterlicious!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 28, 2018

The down draft in the fireplace caused the room to fill with smoke. Very unpleasant… Although the maître d’ offered dry cleaning at the restaurants expense to deal with the smoke in our clothes. That was pretty classy

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

January 22, 2018

Excellent meal and service, would go back there!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 17, 2018

As you enter you're greeted by the smell of a wood-burning fireplace which is wonderful on a cold winter's evening. Our coats were checked and we were given a table in front of the second fireplace in the backroom. The décor is warm and cozy. The service was excellent - very attentive and accommodating. The food was phenomenal! All in all a wonderful night for me and my family

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 12, 2018

We had an excellent evening, very good food and dinner menu at an affordable price. The Average bottle of wine is over priced though. Highly recommended.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 3, 2018

Another perfect experience, with outstanding service from start to finish. Mouthwatering steaks for dinner, complemented with with a roaring fire made for a perfect winter evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2018

Absolutely amazing. Will definitely be back again and again. Thank you and happy new years

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2018

What a great experience! New Year's Eve prix fixe.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 2, 2018

It was very cold, my feet were freezing. And the coats are stored near the doorway so after your meal, when you put back on your coat, it is extremely cold! The food was not bad, the portions are a little too big. The service was good but the staff weren't as on top of it as I would have liked. It took forever to get our dinner plates cleared.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 3/5

January 1, 2018

Fantastic atmosphere! Food was absolutely delicious. Great spot, would highly recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 26, 2017

Room was VERY cold. Wore our coats. Salad was straight out of the refrigerator and cold. Main dish was excellent. Won't go back. Service was much too fast.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

December 23, 2017

Very disappointing, wrong drinks brought out, not sure what plate was for whom. Soup came out with no spoons . One steak ordered blue rare did not come as ordered, onion rings were over cooked , baked potato was dry, vegetables tasted odd. The other steaks were good as were the ribs.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

December 18, 2017

Our waiter was extremely unfriendly. He did not introduce himself, he never smiled, he disappeared at times (leaving us staring at our dirty dinner plates for over 10 minutes). He made us feel very unwelcomed. Food was good, however.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

December 17, 2017

Always a great place. Been there several times and can’t wait to go back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 16, 2017

We didn’t have much time to enjoy our visit at Carmen’s but the staff went out of their way to provide an easy, relaxed service, while still getting us out at the time we had identified. The food was delicious and the restaurant has an old world charm that is rare in our fast food era. We will definitely go back and hopefully have more time to luxuriate in the cosy atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 16, 2017

Great food and even better atmosphere. Will definitely be going back. However hopefully will have a different server. Male server was very rushed, slightly rude and forgetful. Was decently quick getting things though and it didn't ruin the experience, just wasn't ideal. Female servers were better but still not much personality from service staff. Otherwise a very enjoyable evening

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

December 9, 2017

The room was beautiful! The fireplace totally made it! The food was perfect and service was great. They even switched around the whole table layout at the last minute for me when I had a change of guest number and were fast and kind and friendly.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 7, 2017

A very warm and welcoming atmosphere, an old style steak house with great ambience, excellent service and fabulous food. the Prix Fixe menu was excellent, steaks were done to perfection and very tasty and savoury. The French onion soup was also excellent. The cheese cake may have been a little dry and shy on topping but it was still quite good. The wine selection was very good as well, we enjoyed a Barolo from Italy which was great and paired very well with the meal. Overall Carmen's did not disappoint in any way and made for a memorable evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 4, 2017

We waited for our main course far too long and I had to page a server finally to ask about when we would receive our food whereupon she replied that she would check with the kitchen. She didn’t report back to us. Finally minutes later our food arrived. It was a busy Saturday nite but still it shouldn’t have taken well more than a half hour to get our food.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

December 3, 2017

We were very impressed with Carmen's steak house. It was our first time there and we loved it. The moment you walk in, the aroma of the smoke, smoked meat, or a. Wood burning fire, then the cozy rustic interior of the place makes you feel at home but also you feel like your in a 100 year old Victorian home. Food was great! Service was nice. We would definitely recommend and go again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 23, 2017

I could not have asked for a better setting to bring my girlfriend for her birthday. I requested that we be seated near the warm wood-burning fireplace and were given what I'd consider to be the best seat in the place. I've been to all of the big steakhouses in the city and this was my first time coming to Carmen's - and it absolutely impressed with the quality of the food. We had the French onion soup, portherhouse steak, mash, veggies and sauteed onions and everything was extraordinary. Would absolutely recommend this place to anybody that enjoys rich food! Lastly, the service was very good. Attentive and did go above and beyond to please. 10/10 experience on the whole!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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