Drake Hotel

4.4
575 reviews
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  • Brunch
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Welcome to The Drake Hotel. We’re a Toronto destination for unbeatable hospitality fused with art, culture and community. Since opening our doors in 2004, The Drake Hotel has welcomed locals and travellers alike to become a creative hub for foodies and creatives. Our menus, made entirely from scratch, showcase our values for local ingredients and respect for quality in every dish.

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Drake Hotel can accommodate all your special event needs.

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This was a very pleasurable experience. The servers were great. The bacon pasta was not that good. I think the salt was mostly on the bacon and not anywhere else. We might have made a mistake of not mixing it properly but it was quite salty. The dessert was amazing.

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EL
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

We were told to come back at 845 for our table (no one called prior, so we showed up on time and were asked to come back). When we left, the host told us our table would be ready. We come back at 845, table given away.

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KF
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Very inattentive server. She disappeared for a full 45 minutes and our pitcher was so watered down I swear there was no alcohol in it.

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DL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

We had been to The Drake Hotel for brunch a year ago and had a good experience. This recent visit back was definitely not the same. We arrived at 10:30 on a Sunday and the resataurant wasn’t busy. There was no host/hostess in the lobby to show us our table which we had a reservation for, and by the time someone finally showed up, there was another group also waiting in the lobby.
Through the confusion, they say the other group instead of us. After being seated, the hostess poured us water and said our server would be over shortly. We waited over 15min until we finally asked the same hostess that was passing by if there was someone who could take our order. Our server was friendly and took our orders for coffees and our meals. 15min later, she came back to ask if we would mind moving to a different table because there was a large group arriving that needed the table we were seated in to join a nearby section. We moved without any issue, but before we could even sit, our meals showed up. Once we were finally settled into our new spot, we followed up with our server regarding our coffees that still had not showed up yet.
Our server said they wouldn’t charge us for the coffees because we did them a favour by moving seats, which was nice of them to do. In conclusion, the entire service staff was friendly and was clearly putting an effort, but the miscommunication and disorganization led to a horrible overall experience. My opinion is that even with a restaurant that was barely half filled, they were still understaffed. The food itself was average.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Server was awful - not welcoming, felt judged for bringing kids with us, not helpful on menu, felt rushed. Food is great - too bad about hired staff.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Disappointed in the service as the server misrepresented the cost of an add on.

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L
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was top notch from the moment we walked in until the moment we left - the service, the food, the cleanliness - All of it!

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RF
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food + atmosphere always fantastic. Service this time was notably if not extremely slow. No biggy!

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CT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was excellent. The service was very good. We would not re-order the chai iced tea. The glass was full of ice, which watered down the beverage, so the flavour was flat. At $5, not good value. I left a generous tip. When I do so, I commonly receive a polite and discrete acknowledgement from at least one of the wait staff - i.e a simple nod of the head, smile and thank you as we leave. No such acknowledgement from The Drake wait staff.

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BP
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

The Drake Hotel needs to hire a new Chef. The food was awful for the price tag. Also the service was horrendous as well.....I will not be going bak there again even though it's in my neighbourhood....

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FC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The brunch food was good but unfortunately our waiter got our order wrong so many times that it detracted from the overall experience. He later admitted he normally didn't work the brunch shift and misunderstood our orders. It happens, but for it being our first time eating here (we've been here for music/drinks) we likely won't be dying to come back.

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T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The Drake is a hip place for brunch. The brunch menu is limited. The staff are friendly and accomodating.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great, service was excellent. Only complaint was music too loud to have a conversation.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the most amazing Brunches in Toronto. Definitely overrated and their pancakes are to die for. Drinks? Well, they pair perfectly with the vibes here! The rooftop patio is a must go!

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GG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great surprise and delight to sit on the roof patio on a sunny and warm morning.

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I love brunch at the Drake Hotel. Everything was perfect. Our brunch was delicious. Best hollandaise sauce, chicken and waffles, steak and eggs! Service was great. Maybe a little slow, but whenever I looked around, someone came to the table right away. Also, the front desk helped me with printing my game tickets, when we realized we forgot ours at home. I can’t wait to go back.

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good food and vibes - nothing special, but solid. Poor service - slow and forgetful.

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d
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy this restaurant. Food is good, fun atmosphere.

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G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Service was not good but everything else was nice. Servers were rude and put my guests in uncomfortable cross hairs as they tried to figure out who was actually serving us as we waiting 15+ minutes at our table before being greeted.

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MM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Delicious food but service was very slow. Sunday brunch is a busy time and I feel they weren't adequately staffed.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bachelorette

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PD
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food and great service. Relaxed atmosphere.

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

We had made reservations a month prior to celebrate our engagement. When we arrived we were told a large party was booked and that we had to be seated in the cafe, which was not the atmosphere we were going for. We had ordered a shot of tequila to start our night and it took the wait staff over 20 minutes to find the tequila we ordered and we ended up receiving it after our appetizers and without salt or lemons. The food tastes good but the portions were very odd. I ordered fish and was given one small piece where my fiance ordered fried chicken and recieved five large pieces, what was strange was that the fried chicken cost less than the fish. As well we were excited to try a few of their cocktail but we're let down as they were not that great in our opinion. Finally, when I made the reservation I noted that we would be celebrating our engagement and not one of the waitstaff mentioned this during our meal. I was not expecting a lot but a simple "congratulations" would have been nice.
We were very excited to go to The Drake Hotel as we had heard wonderful things about it, but we were very let down by the entire experience.

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SJ
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wait staff was friendly and responsive. Food was good.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

I’ve been to the Drake many times and have had great experiences but this time was different.

Our server was incredibly awkward and seemed unorganized. It took a while to receive our drinks to start with. Once we got our meals, he never came to ask us how our meals were - I had the pancakes and wish I was told by him when I ordered, how thick & large they were, I would have ordered something else. It was simply unenjoyable.

He didn’t bother clearing our dirty plates when we were finished & asked for our bills.

Overall, super unimpressed. I hope when I return I do not have the same server.

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l
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

I came here with my family for brunch. I think we chose the wrong place because the noise level was so loud that the small group of us found ourselves yelling at each other across the table. I was quite thrown off by the noise - I'm all for loud bubbly conversation, but this had me on the brink of tinnitus (likely due to the 3 birthday parties stationed at the back). The food was honestly not good still trying to figure out what all the hype is about. The salmon on my drake benny came cooked through and tasted like someone dumped a tablespoon of sugar on it (feel like most people would expect lox when they order this menu item) to make matters worse my english muffin was barely toasted. The most concerning of all is how filthy it felt in there. The bathrooms were appalling from the party the night before and the floors all throughout the space may as well have been mopped with dirty old beer water on its 12th use. The staff were lovely but I can't say I'll be back to eat here.

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CT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome experience - amazing food and waiters were friendly and kind. The food was amazing! Highly recommend the snow crab toast for an appetizer. I had the drake burger and my girlfriend had the steak frites - both were delicious. Highly recommend the brown butter beurre blanc for the steak frites and the truffle fries for the burger! Will definitely be back

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CD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The Drake Hotel was one of my favorite experiences in Toronto! A friend and I dined here for our birthdays. The chicken and waffles were great, and the good music made the overall experience that much more enjoyable. I was not a fan of the scones. I highly recommend the corner table on the platform near the window for the best view in the house.

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NB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most scrumptious pancakes ever! Served with a an incredible maple cream topping and all enjoyed against a trendy and brilliant setting.

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LC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing brunch. Owen the host, was very friendly and makes a mean latte. Will be back!

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b
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super hip place for brunch. DJ, Caesars, Drake and Bake!

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T
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Went here on a Sunday for brunch with my family. The music (DJ) was cranked so high we were yelling over the base pumping through the room. Is this necessary?? I want to catch up with my family over a great meal, not have breakfast in a nightclub. I had a headache by the time we left and will not go back. The food here is always a let down and the greeting at the front door always makes me feel like I’m inconveniencing the staff by simply telling them I have a reservation. Way over rated.

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SC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pricey but great food! It was a nice place to go to for brunch on a Saturday

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S
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

We have been here several times and generally like it. This time, however, the service wass mediocre, the 2 orders with eggs over easy were badly overcooked, the bacon was underdone and the hollandaise was unappetizing. We will be trying other restaurants in the future.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Pretty good. Food was a bit cold and not enough servers at brunch on Sunday.

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l
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

We waited 20-30 minutes for our mains. Then they arrived cold. $400+? No thanks.

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

My food was (pork chop) was very undercooked and by time I saw server again my 5 guests had almost finished their dinner. I was still charged for the very rare pork chop. This was disappointing for an otherwise great nite.

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CC
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service! We loved our server. The food was delicious too.

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U
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great, just really loud.

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NJ
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I decided in less then 24hrs to book Drake, as I had heard about it, Business and Pleasure were on the agenda.

I have to say, I was thoroughly impressed with the Hotel and Restarant overall, Great Job!

The Creativity of the Hotel walls and random artifacts everywhere was pretty different from what Im used to, I liked it.

From the time I pulled up, to the time we left, the service was excellent! The Room was clean, the bed and pillows were cozy, loved the shower pressure and products.
Everyone on the team was helpful, polite and friendly. Food was yummy and the drinks great. Music, Dancing, Atmosphere and Crowd were a Perfect mix, close walk to some alternative options in the area.
I really wasn't sure what to expect, if anything just average an place and service, but I did not receive anything close to this...all 5 Stars only.

We made sure to take care of the staff and say our good byes....for now.
Cheers Drake Team👍
Nik-

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