Drake Hotel

4.2
469 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
This holiday season we're keeping spirits bright with holiday feasts (to eat in + take out!), made-from- scratch gifts from our Drake Commissary larder, 12 days of brunch at The Drake Hotel + special festive cocktails to make the most wonderful time of year that much sweeter. Get festive with us!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian, Comfort Food, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily 7:30am to 9am;
Lunch: Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm;
Snacks: Daily 4pm-6pm;
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 6pm-10pm; Friday-Saturday 6pm to 11pm;
Brunch: Saturday + Sunday + Holidays 9am to 4pm

Last call at the bar is 2am nightly!
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Phone number
(416) 531-5042 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Zachary Albertsen
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Catering
With over a decade of experience as a trusted Toronto-based hospitality brand, we’re taking our show on the road. We bring The Drake’s unique personality + endless energy to your events – creating meticulously curated experiences on any scale, anywhere.

https://www.thedrake.ca/catering/
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Queen & Beaconsfield
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Parking details
Conveniently, there’s an underground 'Green P' lot right down the street on Abell St. Just purchase your ticket from the machine and display on your dash. Paid street parking is also available on Queen Street West and limited street parking is available, per posted signs, on the neighbouring residential streets.
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Public transit
The Drake Hotel is located on the Queen streetcar line. When traveling West Bound there is a streetcar stop located directly in front of the hotel at Queen + Beaconsfield. Eastbound, the streetcar stop is located directly across the Street at Queen + Abel.
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Entertainment
From live music in the Underground, rotating art exhibits, to award winning cocktails and seasonal yummy eats on our climate defiant, year round Sky Yard roof-top patio; there's always something happening at Drake!
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Special events & promotions
A Drake party is like no other. Your best friend’s bachelorette, your milestone birthday celebration or your company's holiday bash are all completely at home here. Our roster of bands, DJs, inspired event spaces, delicious catering and second-to-none cocktail program will keep your guests swooning + savouring every minute of it. Let us put the pleasure back in planning as your one-stop-shop to throwing your next, and best, soiree.

https://www.thedrake.ca/drakeevents/
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 469 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.3
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3.8
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When there was a delay in getting our table ready the staff provided a treat on the house - lovely touch. Our server was wonderful. The cocktails were a highlight. And the food delicious.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

The buckwheat waffle dish was different from the last time I was there. The waffle was dry - probably over cooked. The chicken was not tender with lots of fat and the crust on it was also dry. The mimosa is over priced at $12. I was very disappointed since I had not been eating there for some time.

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RM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I took my partner out for his birthday and had a great dinning experience. We even got a ticket for a free photobooth session, and got two copies of our photos to take home!

Some weirdo, however, came in to use the ATM and ended up taking a leak while he was getting his cash. Ew. I felt so bad for the establishment, I had to tell the security. But I don't think they found the guy. He must have been drunk. Ew.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The greeter was awesome , wish I’d gotten her name. It was my sisters 50th birthday celebration that I told the server about and she did tell our server, however nothing was done for her , too bad you lost the opportunity to impress our group.
When it came time for us to move on, I had to go to the bar to find my server , but another girl brought our bill.
Have been there a few times , but not for dinner , just drinks.
Wouldn’t recommend as a place to go for a special occasion or even dinner.
Underwhelming is what we thought as we left.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our experience was great. We both ordered the buckwheat waffles and oh my God they were perfect. It’s hard to picture berries and chicken together but I advise everyone to give it a try. The chicken was perfectly crispy and juicy and the berries and waffles were DELICIOUS. it was also our anniversary so they provided us a free ticket to their photo booth:)

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KB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service, good quality food, nice ambience in modern setting. A good slice of Toronto life for my European visitor.

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TB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Went for brunch on a normal Sunday to celebrate a birthday. server was unattentive, forgetful & slow as was the kitchen. when the food finally arrived, everyone’s (group of 6) was either cold or warm at best. We advised the waitress and she at least comp’ed our non alcoholic drinks but when done our meals she told us we’d have to leave the table soon as there was another reservation. Really?

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AW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic! I will defiantly be back.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was unbeatable from start to finish. I cant say enough good things about every single person I came in contact with.

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HA
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

I got there 15 minutes late but my friend was already there for 7:15..I called in earlier that evening and requested for it to be pushed to 7:30. But I got nothing bad Attitude when I arrived. The table had Pilliows all around the seats for a table of 8 it was packed with 5 ppl. Our waitress was inpatient and snarky. She advised us that we are going to have to go downstairs cause their was no more room at our table (also a table with young ladies were sitting right beside us absolutely no room left for my table. So as our waitress was explaining that we would have to go back down stairs, I asked where down stairs? I almost lost my breath when she responded with such fustration, and slowly said IM GOING TO SHOW YOU...as if she'd been asked the same questions 4 times. When our food was served they would place it anywhere they wanted to and my guests had to pass it along to who ever it belong to. We waited at least 10 to 15 minutes to order drinks because no one would come around to check anything. The food is way over priced, considering the service that came along with it. This was not my first time here. I've been here before, and Ive always loved the experience. I think that it might have just been a one off experince. I still recommend this place. The women at the bar with the short hair and had a hat on was amazing! And the waitress that took over when the first rude one left, was also very nice, but she was super busy, and overwhelmed. I felt rushed and uneasy. We wanted to stay, but my guests were already uncomfortable and we went else where.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

For a birthday brunch!

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k
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The cocktails were great and the wait staff very attentive. Cool decor and set-up.
Bar ran out of olives for the Caesars which I thought was unusual. Appetizer of the tar tar was very tasty, unfortunately I found the Lamb Ragu pappaedelle pasta main dish very dry - needed more sauce and ragu! In fact I could not even really taste any lamb - perhaps there was some shredded in the very scarce sauce but overall very disappointing, dry pasta. The fresh pasta was also a touch before al dente and therefore a little hard.

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BW
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food options are pretty poor, however it is tasty. Service was OK, a little slow. A very strange feel to the restaurant and cheap decor.

Feels like a bar rather than a restaurant. Not a great spot for a date but seems ok for groups.

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t
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Restaurant has great ambience and great fancy fries

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DD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience! I booked this restaurant for a birthday dinner and had a lovely time. They gave me a circular booth and the ambience was perfect, the music was great, and we had fun dancing afterwards. The food was exceptional, everyone enjoyed their meals. A special thanks to our server who made the night memorable with his amazing service and genuine kindness. My birthday celebration was perfect and I can't wait to return!

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great date spot, delicious cocktails and lovely staff. The food was a bit over seasoned but our waitress was nice enough to take off the item we weren’t pleased with. Overall I would recommend.

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SF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner there. Food and service was great. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Would recommend for a group dinner.

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SK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

The shrimp on my salad sucked but my Gem salad was great

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RH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, hopefully not the last. Delicious food, excellent service. Highly recommend 👍

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The ambience is great and it was busy, but the specific brunch dish I ordered - Eggs benny with Salmon (+$3 paid for the salmon, was disappointing. The salmon felt like it was out of a can! Never had such bad salmon before. Otherwise a convenient and good spot to hang out!

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MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We really liked our brunch. The food was amazing and the service was great. Highly recommend!

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RE
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday brunch reservation for 4 @ 12:30. Completely packed restaurant. Waited 4 minutes to be seated 👍🏼. Excellent service. Basic menu but 2 steps above the norm in quality. Coffee flowed. Hip crowd (30-35). Too Loud at first but became white noise after 5 mins. Incredible service (did I mention that already?). Fair prices. In and out in just over an hour. Didn’t feel at all rushed. We were in no hurry. Flowed like a ballet. They could get more creative with the menu but it was flawlessly executed, I wouldn’t change a thing.

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CK
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good food and Great for people watching . Silly that one cannot have assorted ice cream options... why not?

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SR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. My sister visiting from Nova Scotia and her military friend and a visitor from Sweden. Great food and music made it a fun night. The waitress was outstanding.

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C
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great staff. Some simple food and some more foodie options. Expect it to be a bit noisy but it’s a good crowd.

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FF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great place to eat and party. Dinner service was super slow

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LC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a brunch there. Food is comfortable and creative. The atmosphere is casual and arty. We loved the place.

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NK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great first experience at The Drake Hotel. Originally reserved a table on the patio but it wasn’t open when we arrived. However, it was ok because the main dinning room is beautiful. Food was absolutely delicious! Server was great in recommending a wine to go along with our dinner.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

They were able to accommodate our big group at the last minute and our table was ready early!

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I made a reservation for brunch on Sunday at the Drake Hotel. I arrived on time and they seated me right away. The reservation was for 10:30 am and but I was surprised the place wasn't packed.

I was recently looking forward to this duck confit dish I had last time I was there, but they had changed up the whole menu. I ended up ordering the eggs benedict which was good! The the brown butter hollandaise was rich and delicious! For those of you who are all about the hashbrowns, they were smashed little potatoes cooked with onions and herbs (not especially crispy).

My friend and I had been busy catching up so our meal took a bit longer than normal. Although our server had checked in with us throughout the meal, she failed to check on us for about half an hour at the end of it so we ended up waiting a while for our bill. But once we signalled to her that we were ready, she brought it right away.

Overall, I would definitely recommend the Drake Hotel for brunch on weekends (try and get a window seat so you can people watch) and I personally will be going back for drinks and other meals!

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G
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was beautiful and clean! However, I received a call 10 minutes after being seated asking if I was showing up to my reservation...? Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive to refilling our coffees! Not many vegetarian/vegan menu items, nor the option to switch an egg for a tofu scramble/alternative. The coconut chia seed pudding wasn't great, not that it would have been a substantial breakfast anyways. Everyone else enjoyed their food though - I recommend the chicken and waffles for meat-eaters :)

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DG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was very good but we were ushered to a noisy seating area by the window. We asked to be moved to a more intimate darker setting but were told everything else was reserved. We were there for two and a half hours and those reserved tables were still empty. Our main goal was ambiance first and food second.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, perfect for a date, great atmosphere

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best part of our visit was the service! Everyone was super nice and very helpful :)

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing in accommodating my requests. Food as per usual was right on the mark.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had the most amazing time! It was my first time and definitely not the last!!!!

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SS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch was delicious and the white sangria was amazing! Recommend sitting outside if the weather allows it

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k
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The location was a no since it was in a run down area with shady people in the area. It wasn’t main downtown near Eaton centre so that was a let down. The washrooms are single washrooms and so dirty and small. The food was not worth it. There wasn’t much on the menu to bbegin with and the menus were cheap paper. The only thing I liked was the patio setting upstairs other than that. Will never go back here.

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T
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Always love the vibe and the attentive service though I'm not sure I'll be back so soon. The latest price increase has put the Drake in a different category that frankly I'm not sure the food is ready for. You are not serving a burger worth $22, nor a Caesar salad worth $24. I know prices are going up, but the Drake of all places should be able to maintain high value.

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MG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday lunch with a friend. Nice spot on Patio. Great food, excellent service. Too many patrons stepping off patio to smoke just on the other side of the fence.

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