The Octagon Experience is carefully crafted to delight and inspire the senses. Every aspect, down to the finest detail, is designed to make our guests feel special.
Diners are surrounded by a fascinating rich décor of world-class art and antiques. The exquisite cuisine embraces the replica watches best steakhouse traditions from fresh, flavourful Caesar Salad skillfully prepared at your table to only the choicest cuts of finely-aged, charcoal broiled beef and premium, fresh seafood. Our well-stocked wine cellar features popular varietals and vintage selections. Attentive, professional service completes the experience.
Food selection and preparation are as much an art form as the treasures that decorate our walls. We have long standing relationships with reputable suppliers to ensure that our menus showcase only the finest ingredients. All our beef is USDA Prime, the highest quality grade designation for flavour, juiciness and tenderness. Less than 2% of all beef produced meets the high criteria standards for USDA prime. Then our beef is carefully dry-aged for a minimum of 30 days. This finely controlled process produces a superior flavour and tenderness that cannot be duplicated. Each succulent mouthful is a testament to our Chef’s devotion to preparing unforgettable cuisine.
The same care and exacting standards goes into the Octagon’s selection of seafood, poultry and produce. We thoroughly source and inspect every item that comes in to our kitchen to ensure we serve only the highest quality and freshest ingredients available. The Octagon is a strong supporter of locally grown produce. By buying local, we are contributing to sustainable, regional farming communities while ensuring Octagon patrons enjoy the freshest possible produce that quite simply, tastes better and is more nutritious.
For over 40 years, residents of Thornhill and the surrounding Toronto area have made the Octagon their restaurant of choice for premium steak and seafood.
Since the 1960s, the building has been a landmark at the corners of Yonge and Elgin. Formerly the Copper Kettle, the current owners purchased the business in 1974 and transformed it into a fine dining establishment where guests enjoy the atmosphere as much as the food. The family renamed the restaurant, the Octagon, in reference to the unique octagonal shape of the original structure. The fine dining concept was so popular, within one year the Octagon’s seating capacity grew from 57 to 150.
On December 28, 1992, fire destroyed the original building. For the next two years, the family focused on designing and collecting exotic woods and unique artifacts to create an elegant jewel box setting. This same care and attention to detail goes in to the selection, preparation and presentation of our world class menu.