Drake Commissary

4.2
241 reviews
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  • Casual
  • Brunch
  • Sunday Lunch
Drake Commissary is an eat-in restaurant, a go-to for grab-and-go, a prepared fare destination, and a culinary workshop in the evolving Junction Triangle area. It's 8,000 sq. ft. of innovation and experimentation as chefs, bakers, guests & makers participate in an animated exchange around the creation, presentation & consumption of food in an art-filled environment. So make the Commissary your community hub for all things made-from-scratch.
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CC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Very comfortable space. Pleasant staff. Food was not impressive for the most part. The home made bread was fabulous, but dishes after that were hit or miss. Brussel sprouts were good, charred cabbage was not. Cabbage roll was just awful. Brisket was OK. Everything just seemed over cooked. Maybe a nice place for a drink but wouldn't recommend for dinner.

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KN
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it here! Great atmosphere, food and coffee. I bit pricey but worth it.

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SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Such a fun place. The only reason I couldn't do 5 stars across the board was the noise level. Very active room with so many hard surfaces made the noise unbelievable! Some sound baffling in the ceiling will do the trick. But awesome place, great food, excellent service, wonderful artwork.

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Y
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

We found the service very slow and ambivalent attitude. We had finished a bottle of wine before they took our dinner order. We had to ask for service every time we wanted something- ie pepper, more wine, the bill.
Disappointing

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RK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was great. Only complaint is that this is a very noisy restaurant.

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PC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

food was good and fairly priced but was a bit slow to come out. Service was good but not especially attentive.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place

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r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch for my 91 year old father. He & his 88 year old sister loved the food & our server made them feel like guests of honor.

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DM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Staff terrific, that’s the server and the bartender, the server was quite pleasant made recommendations and was reasonably attentive, given the place was busy. , the bartender actually came over and suggested wines.
The breads, pate and brisket all excellent choices, the wines and cocktails all good. The only reasons I did not rate a 5 was 1) no Prosecco, at least one Prosecco should be on the menu, please consider. They had I believe a Spanish type of sparkling wine, but I do not recommend and 2) very small tasteless olives, with very little meat thus unable for the marinade to be absorbed, chef needs to rethink their supplier. Overall a good experience and I recommend .

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f
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the physical space is very welcoming and artfully decorated with contemporary art pieces. It appears the management is very supportive of the arts. Everything had a simple but bespoke look from the banquettes to table tops to the menu design.
The staff was very obliging and made suggestions to satisfy our tastes and appetites. Each member was delightful and friendly.
The food was delicious, well presented and delivered in good time.
All in all a very satisfactory experience again. And my guest, a first timer, is looking forward to a return visit with friends.

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ML
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Food very average and overpriced. Service a hit and miss. This visit was great. Had an awful server a few weeks ago (major attitude). Only a minor delay this time w serving us.

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OU
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An eclectic and interesting menu in an interesting location and eclectic ambiance. All very much in the Drake philosophy. If you like the Drake you won’t be disappointed. We went for brunch. If you are looking for a traditional brunch menu this isn’t it (ie bacon and eggs etc) The food is excellent though. Right next door to Museum of Contemporary Art so a great place to start or finish a visit there.

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SA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Great place for an event.

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AW
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Food was subpar, definitely not good enough to overshadow our waitress who had an attitude, didn't write any of our orders down and consequently got my son's juice order wrong and forgot an item she tried to pass off as "on it's way" when it was clear it was forgotten, avocado toast doesn't take that long to make. She then caught a snarky attitude when we questioned her about it. Her vibe was terrible and unwelcoming. We probably won't be back any time soon.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Service was beyond slow. No attention to the table. 10+ mins to even get our coffee :(

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LK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It wasn’t very busy at 11am but they didn’t want to open any further sections which increased the lack of privacy. We were sitting very closely

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KF
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We started coming here in the summer as there are options for different dietary requirements and it pleases my kids and parents too! My one concern is that for vegetarians at brunch there is not much in terms of protein. I absolutely LOVED the FRITTATA and then the TORTILLA and I DETEST eggs but they were such great vegetarian AND GF options! Bring them back PLEASE!! As always our servers were over the top awesomely attentive, and Drake, thanks for making my kids feel welcome too!

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W
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Overall the food is passable - nothing spectacular. Portions are miniscule and there is little value for money. Where this restaurant really falls short is the service level. Our server was noticeably unpleasant with frowns and requisite eye rolling when we asked for more time with the menu. Its proximity to the Museum of Contemporary Art may be this restaurant's only saving grace.

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S
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Enjoyed it the first time I went, but brunch last weekend was a disappointment. New menu was not as interesting, the restaurant was hot and really loud and the service (both front counter and table) were condescending and borderline rude.

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SP
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Drake Commissary is in a weird spot and it took us a while to find the door. Inside is hip retro tech, a cute look. Wait staff were attentive and helpful, service was great and food was really good. The bread and butter are expensive but delicious, duck liver pate outstanding, duck soup was great, paparadelle with walnuts and bitter greens was delicious, drinks were large and tasty. Prices were moderate. But the noise level was really obnoxious. Designed to be loud and then loud music on top, we were shouting at each other to be heard all night. Decided to go elsewhere for dessert because it was just not pleasant sitting there. Wouldn't recommend and won't be back, simply because we like to talk when we eat and you can't do that at D.C. A shame -- we liked it a lot otherwise.

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I’ve been here 3 or 4 times and always been disappointed. The design is fantastic & the breads are great, the employees are friendly & the service is fine, however the food is not great. We both had the egg sandwich on Sunday and they tasted like they were cooked the day before. The eggs were cold & the tomato onion spread was overpowering. The juices were great & our waitress was super friendly, but we won’t be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Good except the kids running around

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Nice ambience but expected better food selection, I would go once again to try a different day. Service was slow.

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c
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to the Drake Commissary for our anniversary dinner with our 13 and 15 yr old. Everything from the food, drinks, ambiance, and service was top notch. The Brisket melted in your mouth and the food was evidently very high quality and sourced locally. DJ was mixing great but non-intrusive music that gave a hip vibe. ONLY thing that could have gone wrong was we were originally seated on the cafe side of the Commissary (my fault, I requested a booth) For a nice dinner, please be sure you sit on the more formal side- much more creative, beautiful decor and worthy of the not inexpensive meal.
Our other experience at the Commissary was on a stop off the bike path that runs by the Drake- great patio, fish board, and beer; so all round we love the Drake commissary, a much-needed addition to what can be sparse quality in the neighborhood

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R
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

I was disappointed with the Drake Commissary. I had been there about 6 months previously, and the menu had not changed - still somewhat eclectic and limited...and items such as a tuna salad did not clarify that the tuna was raw - there are definitely some people that would prefer to avoid that. Service was remarkably slow for lunch, when people have to get back to work. Some bread and dip, and a main course took over 90 minutes. No wine, no dessert, no coffee - no time.

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TO
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. Great staff. Great food.

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A
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The brussel sprouts and cocktails were the highlight for me! And the service.

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BA
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Id been there for lunch before which was fantastic in all ways so we thought to try a foursome for dinner. Three of us shared a roasted chicken with several veggie dishes . The fourth person ordered the brisket and got two small pieces of meat. The food was okay but not inspired and we did not have enough room on the table for more than side plates (bc the table was small) so cutting chicken was difficult and crowded. The whole presentation was fussy. We each had one drink. The meal was over $200. We were a little embarrassed to have invited our friends to join us given that the food was not special and cost as much as it did. The service and ambiance were both fine. We concluded that perhaps lunch is what Drake Commissary does well and we should stick with that in future.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious. A great brunch place.

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QC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for a weekend brunch. Delicious food and very friendly staff!

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NM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The Music was great!!!!
The service was really fantastic! It’s far from the downtown core but with the 20 min drive!!

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AM
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Birthday brunch with three generations. Great space and food. Server forgot a few items, but we had a great time overall!

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MC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Service was a bit slow but they were really busy. Food was great and ambiance was awesome. Highly recommended.

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GM
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time for me at the Commissary, but it will not be my last. The staff were helpful, pleasant and attentive and the food super tasty. Cool spot.

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LB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Nice experience. Had the smoked brisket family meal. Lots of food for 2ppl. Everything was prepared and displayed beautifully.
Service was attentive and informative.
Drink menu is pricey. We went for a bottle of wine instead of our usual.post and pre cocktails.

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GD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place. I couldn’t have been more impressed. Great atmosphere, outstanding staff. Everything is beautiful! Everything we ate, right down to the ketchup was custom made.

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SB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff went out of their way to make our brunch extra special. Our friends were late due to a marathon that tied up the roads. We didn't want to go ahead without them but wondered if we should since our kids were hungry and it had been a 3 hour drive. The staff brought out little scones for the kids with jam and butter knowing the situation. I thought that was just the most thoughtful thing. Everyone loved the atmosphere and friendly staff. It was a really memorable morning.

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SL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great ambiance. Great service. Very enjoyable experience.

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K
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service is stellar. I found the menu a bit limited but the food was tasty. The room is loud when full.

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JW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Unfortunately, the restaurant was testing its fire alarm system throughout our lunch. The staff were also upset about it and there was nothing anyone could do.
The vegetarian options were extremely limited.
It's fine, but would only go there when also going to MOCA.

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