470 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Canada)
In a city with a burgeoning dining scene, Victoria's Steak & Seafood sets itself apart from the crowd.
The dining scene in Hamilton, ON (Canada) has gotten a lot of press over the last few years. Along with the influx of big-city refugees from nearby Toronto has come an influx of new dining options. Most aim for a kind of fusion of fine dining principles with casual dining ambience - the result being a plethora of places you can go for artisan pizza or gourmet burgers.
Victoria's aims for the high ground when it comes to menu choices, decor and service. The dining room is furnished in elegant blues with a mid-century feel, spacious enough for any amount of social distancing.
Brunch, served Saturday and Sunday, is a local favourite, and features a gourmet take on French toast ('Pain Perdu' with berry mascarpone), along with eggs Florentine, an omelette with roasted mushrooms, Brie, and truffle oil, and what is surely the pièce de résistance, Lobster Benedict, with smoked bacon and a luscious layer of lobster in place of the usual ham. Lunch through the week is a selection of upscale faves from gourmet fish and chips to a Wagyu burger, flat iron steak sandwich or a lobster club sandwich.
Dinner appetizers are about as popular as the mains, judging from adjacent tables, including a seafood tower for two with oysters, shrimp cocktail, lobster, and mussels, and a savoury charcuterie board. Crab cakes are large and generously stuffed with crab meat.
Seared scallops and other seafood entrées are popular, along with the house specialty, aged Canadian Prime Beef steaks in various sizes and cuts, cooked to order, with a selection of sides.
Service is attentive and impeccable, for a thoroughly satisfying dining experience.
The seasonal patio is small, but charming, and the dining room area is large, with a bar area. Victoria's has also launched pop-ups and other special events, so it's worth checking the website for details before booking.
Victoria's Steak & Seafood
470 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 1B7