Drake Hotel

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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. Open seven days a week. Every Sunday night Chef Albertsen prepares his signature whole Roast Chicken Dinner for $58 (includes a chef's choice Commissary Dessert).
What 635 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
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SR
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! We ordered a bunch of dishes including sushi to share and absolutely loved ever bite. We also tried the cocktails which were very good, although didn’t knock my socks off. Our waiter was very attentive and and pleasant. We will be back to try the rest of the menu.

OC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and great food. Friendly servers all smiling. Had a good time and would definitely return.

LG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love 💕 coming to the Drake. The food is excellent and the service amazing. Thank you another great time. Highly recommended 👍🏻👍🏻

M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I would recommend with a caveat. It was LOUD! The five of us were seated at a very small table and crammed together next to the DJ booth which was super loud and not very “Sunday morning”. Good food server - very nice and efficient. Next time I’d phone to see if there was a DJ and if so I’d plan around it.

N
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

DJ should take requests especially if its the same genre and time period.

MA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was great. Possibly the best Brussel Sprouts I've ever had. The restaurant decor and vibe is elegant and trendy. Would recommend!

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, awesome server, cool vibe! I’ve been wanting to check this place out for years...highly recommend!

m
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious and the now covered sky lounge is a really nice upstairs alternative to the downstairs room. It's cozy and relatively quiet and the bar is really nice. I had the steak frites and happily the steak was as rare as I requested and really did melt in my mouth. The frites were salty and and delicious and in terms of meals it was great.
Sadly the restrooms left a lot to be desired in their lack of toilet paper and / or paper towel and while their being tiny doesn't bother me .. it should be noted that the size will in fact make their general state - especially if not perfect - more obvious. I took a peak at the schedule on the door for when they were last checked and it seemed that a check may have been overdue. It wasn't crazy busy at that point but I am a firm believer that ALL toilet/ restroom areas should be spotless and always stocked with the necessities.
It's too bad that the state of the restrooms impacted what was otherwise an excellent experience.

r
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Drake is a go to spot for us for brunch! Love that you can reserve it.
Normally service is impeccable at the Drake- unfortunately for us, this past Sunday was not the case. Our waiter seemed to forget that we were even there. Had to ask other servers to get stuff we needed, like condiments and our bill. Would’ve stayed longer if the service had been better!

IT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience. Food was delicious and very attentive service.

IB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious, service was great.
Our table was not ready on time but we got compensated with free scones. Unfortunately, the music was loud, it was hard to have a conversation at the table.

SB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome experience overall...
Some confusion at the hostess desk as numpties sat themselves at our table🤦🏻‍♂️
Had to wait 5 minutes or so yo be seated...
Our server Desirée was delightful as was the birthday girl and her party seated next to us...
Food was great, ambiance perfect, noise level unavoidable....
It was nice of Liam Hemsworth to drop by and take a few moments with fans...
You just never know who'll drop by The Drake...
Only negative...photo booth was out of order...🤔

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

We went for the pre-fixe thanksgiving dinner. While the food was great, as usual, they were not nearly enough servers working, even though drake would have been aware of pre-fixe reservations, and obviously should have expected a full house. It was over 35 mins before we received our drinks - and the food had arrived at this point? No one came back to our table for over 30 mins - and this was only because we flagged them down. At this point, we asked for the rest of dinner to be packed up, and also for our dessert to-go. We definitely didn’t want to wait for our dessert to be served, and figured there was certainly no point in trying to get another drink.
I don’t expect much, but I expect more than that.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The drake hotel has a style of its own
Chic dinner setting with tasty apps
The sushi was excellent and drinks were great.
Main meals could be revamped they lacked the wow factor and were a little drab
Overall nice place

JB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch experience. Happy to find a place where can make a reservation for brunch. Service was excellent, food was enjoyed by all, fun environment. Is a bit pricey for brunch.

s
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

dj mensa rocked the house - we had a great time -
dining was good - server was great - but not many vegan options.

TM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

First off I made a reservation for 9:30 got there on time and still had to wait 10 minutes. The menu doesn’t give you a good understanding of what your eating I was not impressed ex specially because I booked the reservation for my boyfriends birthday and we had to get up and leave and go somewhere else.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

The appetizers didn’t come out together so we didn’t have our dips with our cheese plate and bread. The steak used for steak and eggs was not fresh. The burger was undercooked.

JM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Manager, Aileen, went above & beyond to ensure we had a memorable birthday celebration. THANK YOU!

LL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Granted it was a Sunday night so it wasn’t very busy. Service was excellent and food was very fast. We both ordered the Drake Burger which was delicious, however the fries were very small and too crispy, you couldn’t pick them up with a fork. Happy Hour is great value with house wine being $5/glass. Probably would not have ate there had we not been attending the concert being held there later in the night. Would recommend for drinks pre show but probably not for dinner.

n
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Servers were initially not very friendly and appeared annoyed when we requested a different table despite the entire floor being empty. Otherwise okay food and good ambiance.

F
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food, fab vibe, attentive service and friendly staff.

KM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The pasta tasted like rubber.

LR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Worst service I

EK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The trivia games were excellent!! We will definitely return to play in the near future.

AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food amazing atmosphere. Wonderful place and also really great drinks

KM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Dined with my daughter for early dinner. We sat on the patio as the lounge was closed for a private event. Only the snack menu was available but we were very pleased with the burger and sushi. Best burger I've had in a while. Cooked to perfection and deliciously dressed. The tuna sushi was superb. We shared a strawberry shortcake for dessert and it also was delicious and beautifully presented. Our waiter was great and quickly acted when we requested that the 2 gentlemen who were smoking cigarettes at the end of the patio be asked to go a little further away as their smoke was bothering us. We'll definetely return to the Drake.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great appetizers! Main course was okay but we had a good time. Would go back

AM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Our visit for brunch at the Drake Hotel was fantastic. I’d decided for my husband an I to visit here during our date day in the city. I had the Drake Benny and my husband had the Drake Breakfast. Both dishes served up plenty of food, although we must have still been hungry as we opted to share a cinnamon roll afterwards. I would highly recommend all dishes. It was fairly busy however surprisingly the noise level wasn’t too great perhaps because we were sitting on the rooftop patio. I would imagine other interior parts of the restaurant could be much more loud. Overall I would recommend this restaurant for a Sunday brunch.

r
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Always a solid bet for brunch on the weekends in Toronto. Lots of seating means you don't wait long if you don't have a reservation, and the wait for food itself is never horrible, and the food is always tasty!
We were seated in the cafe this time and it was adorable - would recommend!

ST
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good - Deviled Eggs are a hit Service was excellent. Would go back.

D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Dinner was slow to arrive but management spontaneously acknowledged the issue and provided free desert. Overall the ambiance was pleasant, service was good and the food was moderately good for the price.

QB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Burger was delicious. Only thing I’d recommend. Fun vibe but the food and drinks are very average.

t
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

was great, But You def should consider setting a second bar tender.. I was told she is the best but every drink took a long time.. A glass of wind should not take 15 min. But I love the place and over all a great time!

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great customer service!! Food was yummy! And the brunch vibe was nice! I went while awaiting a flight and the employees and manager went above and beyond to accommodate my friend and I with our bags. I definitely will return!

JS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The perfect place for brunch! It was my first time in Canada for my birthday and I’m so glad it wasn’t raining so we could have brunch in the sky yard ! Service was amazing, food was amazing. Will definitely be a place I will always have to go if I’m ever in Canada !

SE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Food was terrible. Service was slow. Way too expensive and overrated. I will not return.

M
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

We had breakfast, eggs Benedict and it was cold not even warm. Very disappointed as I brought 3 guests. Definitely not the standard I am accustomed to at the Drake properties.

DP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing foodie experience with a varied menu that is great for sharing. The lounge has wonderful ambiance and the outside patio is equally hip. Service was outstanding and the value was also reasonable with portions being generous. Will definitely return for more dining experiences at The Drake!

AE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Used to be so much better. Don’t like eating in the cafe. When we booked for brunch expected the restaurant. Food was cold but plates were boiling hot. Very odd.

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