Drake Devonshire Inn
Everyone told us it was a must do, but we were really underwhelmed, especially after all the hype. The restaurant was nice, and the view was beautiful, if you are looking for a trendy vibe than this may be the place for you. The food was good, but nothing special. Was a little disappointed when the server highly recommended an item they had never tried, it was misleading and ended up being a disappointment because they lacked the proper details.
Lakeside setting with abundance of glass, very quaint lighting and colours. Food was a high standard and everything cooked perfectly.
Friendly and casual ambience. A beautiful setting on Lake Ontario. The service was prompt and the food was delicious. I enjoyed the Drake Benny, eggs Benedict, and my husband enjoyed the Chicken and Waffles. There was plenty of food and it was served hot and promptly.
We have been several times for both brunch and dinner and always enjoy going back.
We had A beautiful view of Lake Ontario. The food, drinks and atmosphere made for A lovely brunch.
Nice place but too expensive. A glass of wine for $18? This is exaggeration. Especially in the wine country like PEC! Nothing special for the price.
The service and food was great, the view of the lake was fantastic and the ambiance of the overall restaurant was super. Greeted by multiple (friendly) staff members upon arrival; and even had the General Manager (Scott) speak to us as we were leaving to ask us how everything was and tell us more about the restaurant and the INN and what they offer. Overall it is a great location and we will definitely visit again.
Amazing table service. And the room is just great.
Steaks shouldn’t be hard to do, and especially shouldn’t be cold. While they recooked new steaks, the result was now hot, but tough. Too tough for a $50 steak.
Net: Unlucky entree choice for us at this otherwise great place.
Great food, service and atmosphere. View can’t be beat!
Service was exceptional, food amazing and just amount of buzz in the place, even for a cold Thursday. Thoroughly spoilt on my birthday.
We had a fabulous time, our server was amazing and food was delicious. Family friendly and we spent some time in the ‘play’ room at the end. Everything was great until the end when I put $5 the photo booth and it didn’t work, which was fine, but the lady at the front desk was very passive aggressive about me asking to get my money back. Overall a great experience, just too bad that 1 person can put a damper on the whole experience.
We visited the Drake for the first time ever, and we were very impressed it lived up to our expectations! The service was wonderful, the dining experience was a long and enjoyable one. The food was out of this world fantastic! My husband had the burger, and I had the Scallops and Grits. We enjoyed the assortment of breads as an appetizer, and had the Chocolate for desert! The waiter answered our questions and made recommendations for our meals.
We will definitely be back in the summer!
Excellent service. Felt like we got the best seat in the house when we booked through open table. Could not say enough good things. The view of Lake Ontario was unbelievable. We were offered a tour of the premises - it is one of the most unique, artistic spaces we’ve seen. Staff extremely professional and knowledgeable. Brunch there is a must.
Go for an experience, to see the art and especially for the view. I think the "hash" that came with my eggs benedict ($18) was a freezer mix from a grocery store. Dishware was sent back, not clean. Expected more.
Food was great and the setting is amazing but the prices are ridiculous. $9 for a bowl of fires and $13 if you also want some rosemary and pecorino sprinkled on top - come on.
Was very underwhelmed, went to drake to celebrate and found that we had no service, was seated at the worst possible table right beside where dirty dishes stacked and interac machines kept, so very noisy. The meal itself overpriced and bland. Felt like the service was almost condescending...even though I live close to the Drake I will not return.
Beautiful location and building. Food was very good but it was the exceptional service that I appreciated most.
Elegant fun great location excellent food and menu. Designer experience.
Parking was an issue! Even though there was room in your lot we had to park over at the church and walk on icy roads. Not nice for a senior!
After previous visits to the Drake Devonshire we found the this experience significantly lacking in service.
Thank you for the wonderful experience ! Our anniversary was memorable because of the food, ambience and most of all the glowing staff :) thank you Drake Devonshire and a special thanks to Morgan !
Our waiter, Chris, was great! The service he provided was exceptional!
No control over the temperature in the room and there was a humming noise from the roof, like that of a large exhaust fan, maybe from the kitchen below, other than that great room and amenities.
Ordered Irish Coffee to sit outside by the fireplace with, was not advised by the server that they did not have whipped cream, received the drinks without it, had we have known we may have selected another beverage - disappointing.
Check-in staff were amazing and very helpful as was our waiter at dinner.
My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous meal for our Anniversary. The food was great, the ambience special, and the price was more than we could afford as a routine dining experience, but okay for a special occasion.
Very delicious food against a gorgeous backdrop, can’t go wrong!
Sadly everyone’s food was terrible. Beautiful location and good service.
Fantastic brunch in the most relaxed, care free environment. Never felt rushed, and was able to have in of the best dinning experiences!
Great dinner - good sized portions so one does not feel ripped off as in many Toronto restaurants. Prices are reasonable for the quality and inexpensive related to quantity. The outdoor roasted chicken is superb - as is steak tartar. Steak looked good based on what we saw on other tables.
Drinks are a little bit prices but wine is in line with other establishments.
Staff is excellent in every conceivable way. Down to earth, friendly, knowledgeable - what else can one say?
Wine list is good with good selection of County wines.
Very comfortable - one can really relax in this place. Kick back and enjoy the experience. Everything top Toronto restaurants offer without the stress and pretensions from the place or staff.
No question we will be back.
We had a great meal
The scenary is enchanting. The Lake looks like the sea, it has a Maine feeling to it, like nowhere else in prince edward county. The decor is very modern and fresh, a must if you are in the area.
Had a great time, proposed to my girlfriend right before this and she loved going here for dinner after that.
Snacks menu good be a lot more comforting. Lunch and dinner menu should overlap, no snacks menu. They couldn't bring themselves to wish my wife a happy birthday (not big deal) but, the little things.
The ambience is reminiscent of a Drake experience.
Contemporary art, meets classic marble features, with wooden accents.
The service was lack lustre as we found ourselves ordering beverages, that took on average 20 minutes to find their way to our table, in what appeared to be a not very busy restaurant where
the staff outnumbered the guests.
We then moved to ordering appetizers in which our charcuterie was delivered with very little product knowledge.
The two servers hovered over our board, touching, and, breathing on the delicacies trying to guess at the products with very little certainty.
After fingering our entire board the two decided to go and check with the kitchen and ascertain some understanding as to what the ingredients were; though by this point our concern was not of what was on the board but how many more times the staff were going to contaminate our dish.
We then ordered Oysters which were dropped off by a runner with a smile. Which was okay but typically when served oysters you are given regions and brine profiles. No biggie.
Fast forward to mains.
I ordered the “aged” striploin and our server forgot to ask how I liked my steak cook.
Upon returning he admitted his folly and inquired to which I responded - “Medium Rare”...
With a nod and what seemed to be a look that indicated the message had been received, he was off once again to ignore our wine order.
Steak arrives... looks nice. Covered in weird mushroom gravy.
I cut a piece off of the corner to reveal a blue cold steak. The staff took the steak back and apologized.
10 minutes later it returns with soggy fries and more mushroom sauce, and the corner piece I cut was missing. They microwaved the steak... and it was still less than rare.
Upon further observation, the staff were very fidgety and affectionate towards one another.
There must have been a cold going around because the majority of staff couldn’t stop touching their noses...
3/10 at best
This restaurant has a great ambiance. The food was good with some interesting dishes....i would definitely go back.
We came during countylicious so the fixed menu was amazing and definitely affordable. Staff was incredibly friendly and the hotel has a very cool vibe. We will come back!
Service is getting much better
We were there for the Brunch menu and all was good
Ambiance is still great along with a wonderful view
Had a reso at 9 and didn’t get seated until 940. The staff was super friendly and the food was delicious but waiting that long for a 9PM reso is absolutely ridiculous.
The restaurant was trendy and the staff very attentive. Unfortunately the food was not good. Also expect to pay $18/25 and up for a glass of wine.
I hadn't been to PEC for a number of years. My first time at the Drake. It's a beautiful setting on the water. Food choices was good. Quality of food was good. Our server was rather unfriendly which is too bad because it affected my rating. I would recommend to friends and would return and hope for a better experience next time.
We enjoyed our meal. The food was good, service was quick and polite. It’s a great balance of a larger restaurant but yet still felt cozy. They also balance a modern and traditional feel.
Always a tasty meal with great service. Tip: get a reservation as there is always a line!