Please note: we are accepting reservations for patio dining at our street-side cafe + indoor dining starting Jul 16. Sky Yard patio dining is first come, first serve (weather pending). Waitlists are started in person and at the door.
Since opening our doors in 2004, The Drake Hotel has kept them open 24/7/365 for locals and travellers alike, becoming a community hub for foodies and creatives that just happens to also be a 19-room hotel. Menus entirely from scratch showcase local ingredients and respect for quality in every dish, and are served in the Cafe, Lounge and award-winning rooftop patio, the Sky Yard. The Drake Hotel is also the home to the Drake Underground, one of the most celebrated and beloved small music venues in the city.
It's finally time to celebrate the great indoors/outdoors + we can't wait to have you over at ours for some summer fun.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
WQW Veggie Burger
beet, quinoa + chickpea patty, aged cheddar, Russian dressing, lettuce, tomato, pickle, milk bun, fries
Blueberry Mini Scones
baked in-house, clotted cream, strawberry preserve
Perth bacon, Russian dressing, aged cheddar, crispy red onion, iceberg, pickle, milk bun, fries
limited food menu, wish there were more options! Of what we did order, everything was tasty. The patio was lovely.
Everything was great except we had to wait over an hour for our food. Our server was really good! Thanks!
As always just great memories
Really great to be back! Wonderful service, food was delicious. Smaller menu than before Covid (which is expected) but we enjoyed it all!
Unfortunately, the amazing veggie burger I had a few weeks ago has been replaced with a healthier vegan version. Deep-frying is NOT healthy I realize, yet perhaps you could give diners a choice, and offer two versions? My partner was served deep-fried french fries with his steak, so it's not verboten.
Loved our little night out. Great service and atmosphere, delicious food. It was my first time at Sky Yard and definitely won’t be last.
We came for lunch and sat on the patio, the vibe was good not too busy or loud. We were surprised at the size of the menu but still found options to enjoy and the food was delicious! While the vibe and food were great the service was lacking quite a bit. There was miscommunication while seating and about the menus, and quality checks were missed on multiple occasions. Disappointing as this is a reputable establishment, unfortunately probably won’t return.
Loved the rooftop patio and the food is always great!!!
Food has gone downhill
Great ambiance on the upper patio!
I stayed at the Drake last night for the 3rd time! They never disappoint. The service was friendly and professional!
The room was as comfy and quiet as ever. The food was amazing! I absolutely loved the scallop salad.
I highly recommend the Drake Hotel to anyone looking for a great stay in the heart of Toronto (trendy Queen Street West)
I'll be back!
Food was outstanding! Highly recommend Chef Laura's scallop cerviche and Mushroom pate!
The salad was barely dressed and was made of common ingredients. For the price I would have hoped for pine nuts or almonds rather than the raw sunflower seeds. Even more strawberries would have improved the overall impression. The chicken breast that came with was also barely seasoned although it was nicely cooked otherwise.
Great experience, as usual. Rooftop patio is a great spot for a drink or a bite.
Service is as very slow due to the lack of staff. Took 20 minutes to get water and drinks on our table, scones took over a half an hour to get to our table b4 our main courses. Menu very limited on the weekends.
Menu was small and fries came very salty. I would recommend for the atmosphere more so
Great as usual !
My husband, daughter and I had a lovely last meal on your rooftop patio before lockdown 2.0. Delicious food and drinks and an excellent knowledgeable server! We look forward to seeing you again when things open back up!
Our server Virna, was amazing! We felt welcome and well taken care of. Thanks and see you hopefully soon.
The Drake probably has the nicest patio in the neighbourhood, they have put a lot of work in and it shows. It feels safe, cozy and even warm. We were there when it was around the freezing mark and it was totally comfortable.
My issue with the Drake is that it's always impossible to get out of there without spending $100. I'm very much a dive bar kind of guy. My vanilla old fashioned was DELICIOUS, as were the crispy cauliflower and truffle fries! Quality is always high at the Drake, and the prices are fair considering, but I'm annoyingly frugal and it's just a sore spot for me.
Keep up the good work. I'll be back for the ambiance and feeling of safety from our new COVID overlord.
Need new heaters
Need more staff
Food was awesome
Service was primo
Although we had booked a table on what was advertised to be their heated, rooftop patio bar complete with plexiglass dividers, upon arrival we were told non apologetically that the roof was closed, and instead we could sit at the streetside cafe if we wanted, which did not have dividers, and the heaters were not working well as we were told that they do not function properly in windy weather. In the end the experience was ok, but we were frustrated as we thought we would be going to a nice dining experience, and ended up at a quite chilly and noisy cafe, which we could have found closer to home and didn't need to make the trek downtown and pay for parking for.
Had a really good brunch with my friends. No complaints, good experience.
Great as always! Thanks for your great food and service. Always a pleasure.
Awesome kept waiting 10 minutes and gave a complementary drink!!
What amazing fried chicken!!! And amazing service!!!
Good over all experience. The space heaters on the patio were nice and warm. Our service was very good as well. Wished the rooftop was open, also the menu was very limited so we didn’t see anything we liked food wise we ordered drinks though. Wish there were more veggie / seafood options. Also you should be accepting cash as a payment. Cash is Canada’s legal currency and should never be not accepted. That was disappointing. But again, over all it was nice, and I’d come back when the rooftop is open!
Second time using during patio only. Same server. She was GREAT both times.
Had a lovely evening with some friends sitting on the heated outdoor patio. The food was amazing and the drinks were fantastic , the meatballs are 10/10.
Best Mac and Cheese!
Very bad service
Felt very safe with co vid precautions.
It was very cold probably would have appreciated more heat from the patio heaters. Maybe getting one of those tents some restaurants are doing - but it was a good time and the service was great. We made reservations but felt rushed when waiter kept reminding us we had only two hours to eat and talk when it was a catch up social wth friends. We felt rushed to order and get out.
Delicious brussel sprouts and falafel, and two great servers. Thank you.
Great service by our waitress. Very accommodating.
The brunch menu was cancelled suddenly due to indoor people having to move outdoor.
Has a know prior to last minute, I would have gone else where. I had made a reservation.
We came for brunch. Server was very good however!
Seated quickly. Although our waitress was efficient and kind, there was no “hi, welcome to the drake,” or anything of the sort, it was a “can I get you something to drink”. A small “welcome” makes a difference for new guests :)
No mimosas listed on the brunch or drink menu , and maybe that’s because they charged $12 for each (that was heavy on the juice)!
No coffees on the menu either, and a standard brewed coffee was $3.75, vs an Americano for $4 (more standard pricing). Not to mention the coffee was cold. They did pour me a new cup which was nice and hot.
Service was good/timely/attentive in general, and food was tasty.
High pricing for drinks like pot coffee and a mimosas (that don’t take any effort,) and purposely keeping them off the menu - comes off as sneaky, (consider bumping up your main menu items instead slightly to make a profit). Left a bad taste in my mouth, no pun intended.
Food was great! Hats off to the chefs.
Host and server were very nice and attentive, but we were initially put on the extended patio with no heating while there were available seats on the heated patio. We asked to be moved and it wasn’t an issue so that was nice. My partner ordered the maple glazed salmon, it wasn’t bad but wasn’t anything to write home about, it could have been more flavourful. But I ordered the pork bolognese gemelli and I truly hate using this word but it was gross. It was definitely as advertised so it was my own fault for ordering it, but the flavour in conjunction with the texture was quite unpleasant. Drake brunch is great but I think the dinner menu needs a bit of a revamp.
Drake Hotel does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Drake Hotel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 531-5042 ext. 1.
Drake Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 806 OpenTable diners.
Drake Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.drakegeneralstore.ca/collections/drake-hotel-properties-gift-cards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.