Blueblood Steakhouse Toronto

Toronto Restaurant Review: BlueBlood Steakhouse is a rare beauty

Toronto’s Casa Loma is now home to a sophisticated, fine-dining destination

Casa Loma has always been dressed to impress. And now, the city’s only castle goes one better, by offering a unique, high-end dining experience in the recently opened BlueBlood Steakhouse.

Casa Loma and BlueBlood restaurant are both now run by the Liberty Group, which invested $3 million to create BlueBlood and open what they call a “world-class restaurant.” The renovation of Casa Loma’s Oak, Billiard and Smoking rooms was lovingly masterminded by Liberty’s creative director Nadia Di Donato, and the entire process was overseen by Toronto’s Museums & Heritage Services. The results are jaw-dropping.

Toronto’s Blueblood Steakhouse Decor

Sink into curved leather banquettes in the carved Oak Room and admire the antler chandeliers twinkling overhead. Check out Andy Warhol’s paintings of Canadian icons Wayne Gretzky and Karen Kain in the Smoking Room. And indulge in a smoking Once Upon a Time cocktail ($20) in the former Billiard’s room—now an elegant bar. (The whiskey cocktail is served under a glass dome which, when lifted, releases curlicues of smoke.) Fantastic!

And the food? Steak lovers rejoice! Try your hand at the Canadian rib-eye ($65). Or a dry-aged striploin from Rockwood, Ontario ($60) or a bevy of other cuts of American, Canadian and Japanese beef, priced between $60 and $200.

The 140-seat restaurant is already becoming famous for its flaming desserts. Boozy, flambéed crepes are on offer, as is flaming Baked Alaska. Both choices, like BlueBlood itself, are excellent.

Photo: Liberty Entertainment Group/Blueblood Steakhouse

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