In the words of ONE Group CEO Jonathan Segal, the newest location of STK is a critical asset, bringing the company’s signature dining experience to a fifth country. “Our first Canadian location has been a long time coming, and we are thrilled to be expanding our North American presence in the vibrant, luxurious Yorkville neighborhood,” Segal said when the Toronto restaurant’s debuted last month.
Surrounded by a blend of designer boutiques, fashionable restaurants, luxury hotels and world-class galleries in the former Four Seasons building, the first Canadian STK seats 225 across 8,800 square feet highlighted by floor-to-ceiling windows—which can convert the dining room into a patio space—and curving white architectural forms. The brick bar accented with rows of tusk-like spikes is particularly striking, one of many elements setting the steakhouse apart from its other locations; STK is a force in cities from LA to New York City, Las Vegas to Miami. There are Toronto-specific dishes on the menu, too, including tater tot poutine, topped with short ribs and Canadian cheddar cheese curds.
STK isn’t stopping there, of course. New restaurants are in development in San Diego, Denver, Boston, Dallas, Austin and Puerto Rico, along with the Scottish capital of Edinburgh.