Drake Hotel

4.3
799 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Please note: we are accepting reservations for patio dining at our street-side cafe + indoor dining starting Jul 16. Sky Yard patio dining is first come, first serve (weather pending). Waitlists are started in person and at the door.

Since opening our doors in 2004, The Drake Hotel has kept them open 24/7/365 for locals and travellers alike, becoming a community hub for foodies and creatives that just happens to also be a 19-room hotel. Menus entirely from scratch showcase local ingredients and respect for quality in every dish, and are served in the Cafe, Lounge and award-winning rooftop patio, the Sky Yard. The Drake Hotel is also the home to the Drake Underground, one of the most celebrated and beloved small music venues in the city.

It's finally time to celebrate the great indoors/outdoors + we can't wait to have you over at ours for some summer fun.

Support Drake Hotel during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 799 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNicoleJ
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the rooftop patio and the food is always great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Slow service

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Food has gone downhill

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance on the upper patio!

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KarenS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I stayed at the Drake last night for the 3rd time! They never disappoint. The service was friendly and professional!
The room was as comfy and quiet as ever. The food was amazing! I absolutely loved the scallop salad.
I highly recommend the Drake Hotel to anyone looking for a great stay in the heart of Toronto (trendy Queen Street West)
I'll be back!
Thanks, Everyone!
Karen Strong

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AnaY
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding! Highly recommend Chef Laura's scallop cerviche and Mushroom pate!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service!

HJ
HeatherJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The salad was barely dressed and was made of common ingredients. For the price I would have hoped for pine nuts or almonds rather than the raw sunflower seeds. Even more strawberries would have improved the overall impression. The chicken breast that came with was also barely seasoned although it was nicely cooked otherwise.

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Uzair
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, as usual. Rooftop patio is a great spot for a drink or a bite.

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vipmarylough
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Service is as very slow due to the lack of staff. Took 20 minutes to get water and drinks on our table, scones took over a half an hour to get to our table b4 our main courses. Menu very limited on the weekends.

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AdamW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Menu was small and fries came very salty. I would recommend for the atmosphere more so

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SukaynaR
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as usual !

JR
JessicaR
Vietnam
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My husband, daughter and I had a lovely last meal on your rooftop patio before lockdown 2.0. Delicious food and drinks and an excellent knowledgeable server! We look forward to seeing you again when things open back up!

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Marjorie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Virna, was amazing! We felt welcome and well taken care of. Thanks and see you hopefully soon.

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IanM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The Drake probably has the nicest patio in the neighbourhood, they have put a lot of work in and it shows. It feels safe, cozy and even warm. We were there when it was around the freezing mark and it was totally comfortable.

My issue with the Drake is that it's always impossible to get out of there without spending $100. I'm very much a dive bar kind of guy. My vanilla old fashioned was DELICIOUS, as were the crispy cauliflower and truffle fries! Quality is always high at the Drake, and the prices are fair considering, but I'm annoyingly frugal and it's just a sore spot for me.

Keep up the good work. I'll be back for the ambiance and feeling of safety from our new COVID overlord.

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vipVince
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Need new heaters
Need more staff
Food was awesome
Service was primo

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guest
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall1Food4Service4Ambience2

Although we had booked a table on what was advertised to be their heated, rooftop patio bar complete with plexiglass dividers, upon arrival we were told non apologetically that the roof was closed, and instead we could sit at the streetside cafe if we wanted, which did not have dividers, and the heaters were not working well as we were told that they do not function properly in windy weather. In the end the experience was ok, but we were frustrated as we thought we would be going to a nice dining experience, and ended up at a quite chilly and noisy cafe, which we could have found closer to home and didn't need to make the trek downtown and pay for parking for.

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NicZ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Had a really good brunch with my friends. No complaints, good experience.

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ZeeD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always! Thanks for your great food and service. Always a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome kept waiting 10 minutes and gave a complementary drink!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What amazing fried chicken!!! And amazing service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Good over all experience. The space heaters on the patio were nice and warm. Our service was very good as well. Wished the rooftop was open, also the menu was very limited so we didn’t see anything we liked food wise we ordered drinks though. Wish there were more veggie / seafood options. Also you should be accepting cash as a payment. Cash is Canada’s legal currency and should never be not accepted. That was disappointing. But again, over all it was nice, and I’d come back when the rooftop is open!

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DonaldC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time using during patio only. Same server. She was GREAT both times.
Enough said.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely evening with some friends sitting on the heated outdoor patio. The food was amazing and the drinks were fantastic , the meatballs are 10/10.

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vipNikiS
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Best Mac and Cheese!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Very bad service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

Felt very safe with co vid precautions.

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Joanna
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was very cold probably would have appreciated more heat from the patio heaters. Maybe getting one of those tents some restaurants are doing - but it was a good time and the service was great. We made reservations but felt rushed when waiter kept reminding us we had only two hours to eat and talk when it was a catch up social wth friends. We felt rushed to order and get out.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious brussel sprouts and falafel, and two great servers. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great service by our waitress. Very accommodating.

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Mellow
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The brunch menu was cancelled suddenly due to indoor people having to move outdoor.
Has a know prior to last minute, I would have gone else where. I had made a reservation.
We came for brunch. Server was very good however!

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viphrt8
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Seated quickly. Although our waitress was efficient and kind, there was no “hi, welcome to the drake,” or anything of the sort, it was a “can I get you something to drink”. A small “welcome” makes a difference for new guests :)
No mimosas listed on the brunch or drink menu , and maybe that’s because they charged $12 for each (that was heavy on the juice)!
No coffees on the menu either, and a standard brewed coffee was $3.75, vs an Americano for $4 (more standard pricing). Not to mention the coffee was cold. They did pour me a new cup which was nice and hot.

Service was good/timely/attentive in general, and food was tasty.

High pricing for drinks like pot coffee and a mimosas (that don’t take any effort,) and purposely keeping them off the menu - comes off as sneaky, (consider bumping up your main menu items instead slightly to make a profit). Left a bad taste in my mouth, no pun intended.

Food was great! Hats off to the chefs.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

Host and server were very nice and attentive, but we were initially put on the extended patio with no heating while there were available seats on the heated patio. We asked to be moved and it wasn’t an issue so that was nice. My partner ordered the maple glazed salmon, it wasn’t bad but wasn’t anything to write home about, it could have been more flavourful. But I ordered the pork bolognese gemelli and I truly hate using this word but it was gross. It was definitely as advertised so it was my own fault for ordering it, but the flavour in conjunction with the texture was quite unpleasant. Drake brunch is great but I think the dinner menu needs a bit of a revamp.

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Aura
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Patio wasn’t that great, rooftop is more worth it. Went in for the brunch and I was not really impressed with the food options or the taste itself. It’s on me though I should have checked the verity of options on the menu first. Found it to be quite bland.

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vipmadgingerbread
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I am very impressed with The Drake Hotel's screening process, starting with a temperature check at the door. Heating lamps on the covered patio meant an enjoyable experience even in the rain. Servers were so sweet in allowing me to sample a wine, especially when there are so many more sanitation requirements. The maple salmon was moist and flakey and I loved the squash that came with it. Thank you so much for such a wonderful dining experience, and we can't wait to come back again soon.

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avotoast
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, awesome drinks, awesome food, very cute and cool decor. The Drake is always my number 1 bet!

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Sally
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Normally I have had really nice dining experiences at The Drake, but this time I truly did not. My main issue was that the food was subpar, especially for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to the Drake Hotel for weekend brunch, has the eggs benny and was sooo good they were able to accommodate my substitution of the shaved ham with sausage instead. Friends had the Huevos Rancheros and was equally delish. Server even brought us the house hot sauce which was amazing! Their latte was super great as well! Finished off our meal with the blueberry scones which were still warm from the oven just wish they were bigger to be honest! Overall great meal and would totally go back.

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AdamM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Awesome rooftop patio for brunch. The cocktails were very good (great caesars). I was with a group of 7 people and there was some confusion with the menu/waiter on wanting to add avocado to the eggs benny vs substituting. With that said, the waiter corrected this for us in short order and the food was pretty good. I would recommend this place as a solid brunch option.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good experience, prices a bit too high for a conventional menu. On the other hand the quality of produces seemed good

FAQs

Drake Hotel does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Drake Hotel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 531-5042 ext. 1.

Drake Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 799 OpenTable diners.

Drake Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.drakegeneralstore.ca/collections/drake-hotel-properties-gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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