Jacobs & Co.
It’s all a bit Mad Men: a male-heavy clientele convenes in a monochromatic room on deep banquettes under comically-oversized hanging lampshades. The ladies get excited about the tossed-at-table caesar salad, but it’s really all about the beef at possibly the best steakhouse in Toronto.
And all eyes are drawn to one spot: the large glass ageing room that displays shelves of succulent marbled meat. Some are a cut above the rest, ringing in at a princely $450 (that’s you and your massage habit, Kobe beef). All are dry-aged in-house for a seasoned flavour, seared and flash-grilled to perfection. Presented in a cast-iron pan, with a conglomerate of sides and a beautiful red, it’s the perfect preamble to a fat cigar.