The food at the Blake House
The food at the Blake House is always very good. The service is not fast and the food takes its time getting to you but once its there-it is delicious. If you want a place to go with historical ambience this is the place-just be willing to take your time. The baked brie is the best and the chicken wings are really good, juicy and meaty. So nice to find a place that doesn't deep fry the wings to death!!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
A shining star amongst starts
Greeted by the owners and served by Natasha. Treated like royalty for a special event that will have lasting memories. Great food, service and price point is very manageable. Let's not forget the smell of a fireplace to welcome you and increase your appetite.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place is worth a little
This place is worth a little detour from busy Younge street! The building is very nice, the staff is friendly. The menu was honest. And so was the pricing. The food was tasteful. If the chef adds a little bit of color and texture to his plates, the place could very well become a foodie's pit stop. In my opinion, you should try the menu on the slate.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We came with a group of 6;
We came with a group of 6; we had a reservation and were seated immediately. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. I had the poutine and the steak pie; both were very good, but the steak pie was particularly delicious. Everyone else in the party was pleased with their food, as well. The atmosphere is very low-key, which is exactly what we were looking for. We were all visiting Toronto, and I think the next time I'm there I'll definitely go back.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
patio lunch on a friday afternoon
My only complaint would be that i finished my water just after getting the food (as the glasses don't hold much - should be pint glasses or a pitcher at the table, especially when your sitting in the hot sun) and i couldn't seem to flag down our waitress as she was working so many tables, it was a full lunch time crowd. Other than that everything was amazing. I have to say when everyone got fries on the side at my table and i got salad on the side i was a little disappointed until i tasted the salad... it was probably the best salad i have ever had out ANYWHERE. The freshest greens, perfectly mixed with dressing and toppings... Greek salad... i will be back for you, lol. Thank you for a great dining experience!!!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went to the Blake House before a night out and really enjoyed it. My party had to be somewhere and were left with about an hour to eat and get out of there. I advised the server of this and she made sure the food came quickly and we paid on time and left on time. I can't remember her name but it was really awesome to have her be so attentive even on a busy Saturday night. Will defintely come back! Food was great also!!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Prime Rib
Clearly the Sunday prime rib night is popular, while it was Mother's day, it seemed that this is a normal Sunday occurance. Good job. Only minor complaint is that I would have liked gravey for the yorkshire pudding.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, even better service
I took my wife to the Blake House for Mother's Day and we had a great experience. Unfortunately, due to the weather the patio was closed, but sitting inside the restaurant was still a pleasurable experience. The food was very good and reasonably priced.
My wife's steak was a little overcooked. When we told the waiter he didn't hesitate in having a new one grilled and left the overcooked steak in case she wanted to eat it while waiting. The service was attentive, happy and responsive.
I would definitely recommend the Blake House for just about any occassion.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find in downtown.
We were looking for a place with good food, reasonably priced, parking nearby and with easy access for guests coming from various parts of the GTA. The Blake House met all our criteria. Upon entering, we wondered if it was going to be regular Pub Fare but were very pleasantly surprised. The menu is extensive and eclectic ranging from gourmet to comfort food. Our group had various brunch choices and everything was delicious and well-prepared - someone in the kitchen knows what he/she is doing! Service was reasonably prompt given that it was a very busy Mothers Day brunch. We would definitely recommend this to anyone looking a little off the beaten path for good food and pleasant ambiance.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit,
This was our second visit, we were a little less happy with the service this time around. The food was excellent. Pricing/more info on specials would have been nice - two different people said it was Prime Rib Night, but gave no info about it.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
used to be better
food is not as good as it used to be since management took over
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & Great service
I have no complaints! The food was flavorful & the service was great! I met one of the owners & he was amazingly helpful & gregarious!
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was good! Servers provided excellent, friendly service! Had a fun time!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch on July 17th
Nice variety on the menu, decent wine-by-the-glass wine selections and great, friendly service. Awesome onion rings...in fact, every menu selection I've ever made has been wonderful. Love the vibe and ambience of the historical house! I'll be back...again and again!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
always made to feel welcome.
always made to feel welcome. thought and care definitely go into the planning of a reliable go to
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A well executed menu with plenty of fine pub options for all. In our group of 5, pasta, fish & chips and a sandwich were ordered, along with onion rings and nachos. All the food was prepared well, at a warm temperature and full of flavour. Would definitely go back to sample more of the menu.
Also, the beer and wine list were great and I was impressed that the beers on tap were all Ontario labels. Way to support the industry, Blake House!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Local Saturday
The Blake House is one of my favourite local restaurants. The menu has enough variety that one can go often and always find something new to try. The quality of the food is excellent and I especially like the use of the herbs grown on site. The staff is friendly and helpful and the owner is always present to oversee that all is going well. A great dining experience.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Group event went very well!
We had a get-together for 21 people and Jimmy was very helpful in getting our event run smoothly. Our waitstaff, Natasha, was on top of it - she was courteous to our guests and anticipated their needs. Very well ran.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, super location
Yummy cocktails, onion soup and wonderful burger. Good service!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food at a very fair price
We went for the Sunday night Prime Rib special and it didn't disappoint. I'll definitely go back.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a try!
This was a great find. We went for Thanksgiving lunch and it was delicious! Their regular menu had a nice variety to choose from and the prices were reasonable. They also have a patio and served brunch as well.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always reliable. Always good. Always accommodating - I'm been in a party of 2 to 10 indoors and outdoors; even up to 50 people (the downstairs party space is great!). It's my local fav.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've eaten at The Blake House for brunch, lunch, and dinner. My experience is always a great one. Tasty food, excellent service, knowledgeable and friendly staff, great ambience that suits both casual and more sophisticated dining, and a wonderful place to eat outside on the huge patio in the summer or inside on a winter night. Even if the restaurant is very busy, I never feel rushed to leave quickly after paying the bill. This is one of my local favourites, and it has never disappointed me.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The meal was very good. My
The meal was very good. My only complaint is that the washrooms are not easily accessible. Other than that, I recommend it.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre show visit
Great first time experience - fantastic feel to the place - well taken care of - food was worth the trip - thanks for a satisfying meal
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Highschool Get together
Hi there, I booked our get together at your location as a means of remembering days ago - I met up with a group and we all went to jarvis Collegiate and the atmosphere was one of nostalgia and comfort. Great job. The mussels were a little gritty but otherwise all of the food was great! Will be back again soon!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a low maintenance
Perfect for a low maintenance mid-week dinner. High end pub fair without a side of pretentious. Cozy place that has a wonderful wood-burning scent (there's a fireplace in the bar). Would definitely go back. Looks like they have a great patio for the summer as well.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM