Drake Hotel

4.3
590 reviews
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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.

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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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M
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had the brunch menu and the pancakes and savory tart were amazing. Very fresh!

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A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Food was great, service was terrible. If the service was better I might return.

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T
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Food was mediocre, nice environment, server was nice.

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TD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service! Loved the rooftop patio.

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MD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot for lunch in Toronto! We took a spot on the patio, but we kind of regretted not going inside with the construction that was going on outside on King St. The food was good - we both at the mushroom pasta. It was not the best pasta I've ever had, but it was good and the price was reasonable. Our waitress was very friendly and we had a good time chatting with her. I guess that's not really the restaurant's fault, but there was a creepy old man who was also eating on the patio who STARED the entire time at me and my friend and he was literally undressing us from his eyes - not The Drake's fault, but it was creepy and kind of ruined our lunch. Overall love The Drake, but I think it's better for a weekend brunch than for a weekday lunch!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great vibe!

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MA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely love the artwork on the rooftop patio. Very tropical and relaxing!

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DT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Was told there would be no problem getting on the sky yard for our anniversary even though they don’t take resos. Arrive and told there’s a private event at sky yard and that we can’t get onto the other patio. Taken into restaurant that basically looks like a cross between a club and a sports bar (TVs directly in front of our table). Spent $40 for a steak that was served pre cut with a side of under cooked potato wedges. Even the staff were dressed like they worked in a sports bar. Very disappointed. Won’t be back and won’t be recommending. They seem to take your reso and tell you whatever you want to hear. Has happened once before as well.

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n
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

At that time, restaurant was booked by a group of people, so we couldn't use the restaurant. We used cafe seat.

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VV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

I love the Drake but service was the worst I’ve had. No one was taking care of us, no offer for second drinks, dishes on the table for 40 minutes after eating.

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TW
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

music was a little loud for normal conversation but otherwise, great.

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved my experience at Drake Hotel.
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NH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our brunch was delicious and our server was wonderful!

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E
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

The service was terrible; we waited at least 45 minutes to get food. The food was tasteless when it arrived

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MP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Based on this past experience I would not recommend Drake. It was my second visit there. The first time I found it to be a good overall experience, but not this past Sunday. My party of 4 was seated at a very awkward half booth directly in front of the bar area. There were empty tables by the window available as well as others throughout the restaurant. We should have asked to be moved because our table was not at all comfortable. My husband ordered 2 plain pancakes from the side menu. The first time the server brought his order it was completely wrong. The second time he brought only one pancake and left abruptly without any apology when reminded that he had ordered two. When he finally got his pancakes the server didn't bring any syrup along with them. When I tried to ask him for some he had already walked away. We had to ask the waitress who took our original order to provide syrup to our table. I complained about the mediocre service to her, however she didn't seem overly concerned. She did comp us the 4 coffee orders from our bills as way of an apology.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
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 on June 13, 2019
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
25 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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