Dinner dateI loved the food and the area of the sitting. It has a great and scenic atmosphere.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining in a great venueWe had a great server who put together a great array of Oysters for us. Also she made sure we were not rushed to get to the theatre. Sitting outside was great and the ambience at the distillery is just fun. Lots of choice on the menu and a decent array of wine choice.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Spot in Distillery DistrictWe had an excellent meal and appreciated that our reserved table was in a booth near the back. Quieter and nice view outside. Very private. Service was attentive though the mains were slow coming out. Overall very good.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDramatically Good Diningbefore or after a show at Soulpepper, this place makes a great addition to the evening. Though it was raining the night I went, I would imagine patio dining would be great too. Good specials, excellent service, nice wines, fab atmosphere.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent venue. Quick toExcellent venue. Quick to seat their guests. Menu offered a wide variation of dishes. Presentation was well done although the orders were slow to come to the table because of the "back-up" in the kitchen. Staff were quick to respond to their patron's needs ie. food required re-heating. Would definitely recommend to others.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambience and foodStrolling through cobblestone streets lined with gas lamps, in the midst of a 19th century industrial complex, certainly puts you in a certain mood. The Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill keeps that feeling going, with its ambience. Its modern culinary techniques complements the mood, providing diners with very tasty meals. It is understandably often very busy, which does slow the service somewhat. But it's fun to people watch and soak up the atmosphere while waiting. Online reservations are a nice touch. Our welcome was understated, to put it politely, but we were cheerfully waved goodbye when we left. Hope there was not too much symbolism in that.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceMy husband is crazy about oysters and we've decided to have dinner on his birthday at this Oyster Bar. The food was amazing and we had a great time.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely deeelicious!Four friends who share the love of great food and all with varying tastes found delectable starters and mains that were thoroughly enjoyed. Wait staff was attentive and friendly delivering each course with great timing. Wine list is a bit pricey, but the selection suggested went well with our meals. The black cod on the paella was buttery and and perfect balance to the salty chorizo sausage. These two proteins outshone the crab, which seemed unnecessary. My friend was over the moon at having octopus, an unusual entree, said it was tender, succulent and well seasoned - something he'd definitely have again. Vegetable accompaniments were unusual, but sooo delicious! A wonderful meal for all of us.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!Went here for my boyfriends birthday after reading positive reviews and was not disappointed! After living in numerous coastal cities I was worries about the freshness of the seafood but the BC oysters on special were spot on, the tiger prawns were full of flavor and the calamari was made in tempura batter (panko breading) and had fresh chillies and scallions! All three starters were great. For mains I had the lobster mushroom truffle pasta and it was to die for. The flavours blended together to create a little bit of heaven and my bf had the grilled octopus which was beautifully presented and despite my wariness, really delicious. Our server was friendly, knowledge and laid back. It's a nice expensive restaurant without any pretentiousness5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and experienceSat on the patio.. Ordered Mussels pro, Scallop ceviche, Tuna tartar, & Falafel salad. Each dish was prepared on time and with amazing flavours! We'll definitely be coming back and bringing friends5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite restaurant in Toronto!My 3rd time in Pure Spirits. Food is always great and especailly oysters are so so fresh!
Nice place to go for special occasions!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat patio for seafood!Had a wonderful evening at PURE. Our tradition is to try a new restaurant for our anniversary and we made a great choce this year. Came for oysters and were not disappointed; we also tried the seafood paella - also great. the weather allowed us to sit on the patio, a rustic spot for a leisurley paced evening with great food and wine. Looking forward to retruning again soon!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood lunch out!Went out for Mothers Day. Super busy but the service was great and the food was amazing. Will come back for sure!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was good apartEverything was good apart from the waiter not telling us about the specials. We enjoyed our meals and we weren't rushed.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat TimeWent to Pure Spirits with friends, it was a great place for a fun social evening. The food was terrific, atmosphere great. It is a quality restaurant, but not stuffy at all. Our server was knowledgable, and efficient, but the service was a bit slow, not her fault, it was the first night of having the patio open, and due to the lovely weather things with the kitchen and bar were backed up. Would most defiantly go back next time we are in Toronto.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMChance to catch up.Knowledgeable waiter, good food, friendly service, overall excellent dining experience.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA restaurant residing at aA restaurant residing at a special location. The seafood is exceptionally tasty and their mussels are the best!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AM