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“This is a lovely restaurant, and I would say it's catered mostly for the middle and upper class people.”

Charcoal Steak House
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Ranked #5 of 544 Restaurants in Kitchener
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fairway Road North
Brampton, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“This is a lovely restaurant, and I would say it's catered mostly for the middle and upper class people.”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

The food is excellent, staff are wonderful, the menu selection is quite reasonable and the prices are favourable good. I enjoyed the martini and champagne. Of course, the expresso at the end was just right to hit the spot on a cool winter evening.

Visited February 2012
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English first
Kitchener, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Always excellent but not the best for a small party”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

The Charcoal has always served excellent food and it is a great place for a business meeting or a party group. We made the mistake of going there for a 'dinner for 2' and they placed us right beside a large group that was very loud. The atmosphere was shot.

Visited February 2012
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London, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Over rated”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

second try with a steak. Poor quality and prices did not reflect the ambiance. Guys in blue jeans and ball caps- tables full of texters and a bill for two (us) was $150.00

Visited June 2012
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Kitchener, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“charcoal”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

over priced. definitely over priced and that's the only reason i rate it as average. the food is always tasty and the servers (except one time) are always fab. nice atmosphere.

Visited October 2012
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Waterloo, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Had better”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Being from the KW area, we eat at the Charcoal Group restaurants quite often. I must say though I do believe the quality is diminishing from what it once was. Our last 2 visits where within the last few weeks, we sent meals back because they were not up to the standards we have come to expect from the Charcoal Group. Now the manager was more than accommodating and offered to remove the meals from the bill, saying they having some issues in the kitchen, but that's not the point. If I wanted a free meal I'd go to my in-laws and eat there. When we go out we expect to pay and we don't mind paying well for a good meal, after all eating should be an experience to enjoy.
It's no secret that the Charcoal Group has expanded greatly over the years and now with Beer Town it has transitioned more so into the less formal pub theme, but they shouldn't forget the staple on which they where built ...... Great Steak, and unfortunately it was steak and prime rib dinners we sent back.
Still one of my favorite places in town for atmosphere and usually great food.

  • Visited November 2012
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