Drake Hotel

4.2
844 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 844 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipBruce
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Service very good and food is good. Coffee is excellent. Hotel is under construction/renovation which limits overall ambience.

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Buffness
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Okay atmosphere and good customer service but the food fell short. Our lobster mac and cheese was quite salty and the veggie burger wasn't anything special. The mushroom pate was pretty good but it was a lot of pate for one chip. Not sure if it was an off night in the kitchen/willing to give it another try.

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BrendaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were attending our son’s wedding at the Drake. Every single staff member was remarkably pleasant and welcoming. The food was outstanding and the hotel was so cool.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome night out with friends! Loved the food and the service! Definitely get the spicy margarita it is delicious

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great cocktails, great service, great patio!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

The shrimp they served me was raw. However, our server was excellent and took it off the bill.

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LeslieBB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was good however the portions were small. Steak frites tasted great but the steaks were very small. Also the lobster mac & cheese was not worth $30 taste wise of portion size. Service was excellent. Great server.

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Tina
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice dinning experience! Elegant casual really beautiful patio nice hospitalize service! You don’t mind spending a little more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

It was our first visit after pandemic and the food was not the same as before! Very disappointed!!!
To be fair the service was amazing.
P.s. we couldn’t believe that the fried chicken waffle was not on the menu! :(

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Natalyyyyy
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience1

Our server was really sweet. But the food was below average.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

We got sat and our host was friendly and nice. However, our server didn’t properly greet us and did seem very interested in serving us. He didn’t bring us any cutlery and only checked back with us once. Once we were finished and ready to pay he gave us our receipts and walked away without saying anything. My friend and I were shocked because we heard so many good things about the drake and expected more. Overall, we were very disappointed and shocked at how the service was considering how excited we were to dine there.

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TeresaB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Drake Hotel is a special place for me. The dinner was delicious and evening out very special for all.

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vipMoke
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

We have enjoyed the food at Drake very much in the past. We were surprised that the selection at present was so limited, and disappointed that the quality was just barely acceptable. In addition, our server seemed inexperienced and was unfriendly at best.

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PhonoGraeme
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reserved a table on the street patio but host actually found us a spot on the upstairs patio, very good service!

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Bruce
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you to all the staff for hosting 9 of us for a work celebration. The service was amazing and the food was incredible!! The Lobster Mac and Cheese still makes our mouths water at the thought, and the Char dish was to die for.
A big thank you!!!!
Bruce

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Our service was very poor. Food took at least an hour to come out. Our server never came to check in and ask how the food, drinks, or everything else was. They forgot one of the beers we ordered and the server had to be reminded 15min later. The beer still took long to come out afterwards. We were not notified in the beginning that we were not going to be allowed to do separate bills. Once it was time to pay we were told it would have to be on one bill. Overall not a great experience at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food

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PAMELAV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was to my expectations
The waitress was specially friendly and was on top of our needs.
Very happy with ambiance too.
The drinks and food were great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

Service was poor they brought our main
Not to long after we ordered starters, even though we requested sufficient time in between.
ordered the drake burger as mains and to be honest it wasn’t great, didn’t even finish it . Server didn’t even bother to ask how was the food, just brought us the bill and set it on the table couple minutes after we finished eating, with out us even requesting the bill .
The whole experience felt rushed, we didn’t even get to spend an hour to dine.
The ambience on the rooftop lived up to expectations & the drinks were great.
I wouldn’t dine here again, expected better service & food for a brand name as the drake.

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MMDG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was so warm, efficient, professional. She really does keep us coming back… and the burger!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

I have booked with the drake twice this month, and frankly - both times the service was disappointing. The waiter was rightfully stressed managing the amount of tables they had, and overall both experiences were unfriendly and disappointing. Disappointing as it’s my go to for meetings and family visits..

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CaroleA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful experience with a good friend. Inside dining felt safe. Exquisite Arctic Char!!!

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ACoulter
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

We arrived for our 7:30pm anniversary reservation (100 months after our first date at the Sky Yard) and were seated at the overflow patio area.
Service was nearly non existent at the beginning and end of the meal going for 15-20 minutes with no one coming by.
While the candles were lit nicely on the regular patio, we ended up sitting in the dark on the overflow patio area.
After we paid the bill and respectfully pointed out that we were sitting in the dark on our anniversary we were offered something nice however by then we just wanted to leave.
Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Price vs value not reasonable or worth it

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vipDavidM
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had not been in many years but can say this place is still great. Food was fantastic. Service was great. Will definitely be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

When i arrived there were two hostess’. There was a very sweet young girl but the other was very snobby and rude. I did not appreciate her attitude. Afterwards had an AMAZING server... such a sweet girl. Great food :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Reserved patio but was to

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MaryK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

The service was just great. However I found the room lacking in comfort. You need to put a reading chair or even better two in the room. Presently the room has only one hard plastic chair. The room should also have a small fridge for snacks. For the price you charge I found the room to be seriously lacking. Mary Kurus

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OShea
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was good. Our table/ seating area could have been better inspected and sanitized as the seats had items left behind before we sat down

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avotoast
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service! The fried cauliflower and grapefruit negroni were delicious.

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NicoleD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

I booked our reservation when I was visiting the Drake Sky Yard information on the site and thought that I was booking for the Sky Yard. I was told when I arrived that it was closed. It would have been important to have clear information on the booking site about which dining experience that I was booking because the ground level patio is a very different experience and it was a special occasion. Service was hospitable and attentive, though and food was good.

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MarkF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is good but possibly not as generous as the price leads you to expect.

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NeilB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It doesn’t get much better than this during a summer of recovery. Everyday cares washed away on the rooftop patio yesterday. Everything going for it as a nice best-in-class dining experience — highlights of which are the scrumptious food and the engaging staff. No rushing patrons along, just a perfect mid afternoon.

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NavS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Service was extremely slow and menu options were very limited.

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AngeliqueR
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great rooftop patio with lots of umbrellas for shade!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had a nice brunch at The Drake. I had the smoked salmon bagel which was okay but my boyfriend really enjoyed his Drake breakfast. Service was good and it was surprisingly quiet for a Sunday morning. We had a few cocktails/beers and they were all fantastic.

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vipMonkeyfinger1
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Cocktails are amazing.....menu options limited; miss having sushi on the rooftop...

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Julia
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

limited food menu, wish there were more options! Of what we did order, everything was tasty. The patio was lovely.

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LisaS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was great except we had to wait over an hour for our food. Our server was really good! Thanks!

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ZanZan
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always just great memories

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 4.2 stars by 844 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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