Best Steakhouse/Chops 2010

Gold: Gotham Steakhouse

Silver: Hy’s Encore
Bronze: The Shore Club
Honourable Mention: Hamilton Street Grill
Honourable Mention: Joe Fortes

Gotham takes Gold for “the best-quality meat and best Chicago-style sear in the city.” Said another judge: “The food can’t be called inventive, but those hankering after a perfect slab of USDA Prime are rarely looking for razzle-dazzle.” The judges awarded Silver to Hy’s Encore (“The luxe upholstery, weighty wine list, and thick AAA Alberta beef are reminiscent of an opulent yesteryear”) and Bronze to the Shore Club (“What a steakhouse should feel like: opulent without being ostentatious. and filled with helpful staff—and red meat”). Honourable Mentions to price-conscious ’hood hangout Hamilton Street Grill and Thurlow stalwart Joe Fortes.