Drake Hotel

4.3
391 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Hot Spot
After taking a stroll down West Queen West, you're sure to work up an appetite. Whether you stop by for an early breakfast in the Café, enjoy our house-made breads over Brunch, chat over a burger + beer in the Lounge, or linger over dinner with one of our renowned cocktails on our Sky Yard, The Drake Hotel has an everyday indulgence that is just for you. It's finally time to celebrate the great outdoors + we can't wait to have some summer fun so please note: all of our patio seating is first come, first serve.
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
Alexandra Feswick
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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!
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 391 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food is great, service is great if kind of understaffed.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always consistent, cozy and culinarily satisfying!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

I loved my experience here! The server was great at recommending things to try and very attentive. We got the Drake + Bake Commissary selection with the eggplant dip and duck pate. I loved the sweetness of the eggplants and my friends raved over how well the pate went with the sourdough. Our beet salad was very fresh and light, not too acidic which I like. We shared the Gemelli Verde- really surprised how much we enjoyed it and the freshness of the ingredients was amazing. We were pleasantly surprised how full we were by the end. It was pretty windy so we sat inside, but the atmosphere with the windows open and the chic interior made it perfect for a girls night catching up.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We came for my Son's 19th birthday. From the time I spoke with the lovely hostess to the adorable Benjamin (our Server) it was all fantastic. Being mindful that our food was amazing and the entire staff (runners, Chefs etc.) were dolly day dreams. Hilarious music scene with regard to live karaoke. A Monday night Gem. Yes, Monday.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

It was ok never go back prices were high for the taste of the cuisine

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

i hate to be this person. normally i love the drake. i love the drake burger. but we ventured out and tried other options, the mushroom cavatelli was absolutely disgusting. I think the top of the salt shaker must have fallen off while he was 'seasoning' my dish. It was THE SALTIEST THING i have ever eaten, or tried to eat, it was pretty inedible.
the thai flank steak was 2 very nice, but tiny pieces of steak, hidden in a bucket of lettuce, coriander, and bamboo shoots.
Stick with the drake burger!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The reception and wait staff have improved immensely. Very friendly, and accommodating.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

The quirky design is both inviting and unique. It was easy to have a quiet conversation at lunch. Our server (I think her name is Joan or Jean) was always available, but never hovered. Her friendliness seemed genuine. An A++ s erver.

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2.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Nothing special. Not a good souvenir. They put us in the back terrace in spite our reservation. Expensive for nothing.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We went for brunch and the waiter was pretty aloof and kept of forgetting about us. It was hard to get his attention, even just to get water.
The washrooms didn’t have toilet paper, and after letting a staff know, we had to wait about 10 minutes to get some, which cause a very long queue.
Overall, the food was great and we enjoyed the patio.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Salad portions are disappointing. They look so meagre on the plate and not nearly enough as a meal or even as a side salad for that matter. Fries were spectacular though!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Amazing service from being welcome to our very friendly and helpful waitress

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great Mother’s Day brunch! Great value.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Cool place ... will hit there again

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Good. Average brunch

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

"Hip" place to be; there for Sunday brunch, probably more going on in evening.
Food good (a bit expensive for what you get); service excellent. A bit noisy because of hard surfaces - may be a problem when busier.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great atmosphere after 10pm, lots of action, great food and drinks, staff are wonderful!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Ended up on the patio on a beautiful May afternoon. Food was solid. Service too.

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2.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We went to the Drake hotel for the rooftop. Despite the reviews, that was a disappointment: there is no views of the city to be had, and in April, the place is crafty, so we went downstairs. The hostess was very welcoming and nice. Now seated downstairs, we wait for service. There are two bartenders chatting and checking their phones, while one waitress for the whole floor runs around. I waived to the bartender who felt that he was above stepping out and get drink orders at a table. He asked the waitress to go... Nice team spirit! We ordered a bottle and appetizers. The waitress had probably not been trained to open and serve sparking wine, but it is not her fault (although she should have an interest in learning) and she was very nice. Food was ordinary at best. To end on a good note, the space is nice and welcoming (like the staff). Nice place to spend with friends, but I would not go for the quality of the food.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We go for brunch all of the time on weekends. We have a baby and the staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. Food is also awesome.

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Went for birthday dinner date. The service was lovely and thoughtful. The main issue was that there were very limited vegan options. It didn't feel like we were sitting down to a meal, it felt like we were sitting down for a romantic evening salad. Given that the Drake has been a staple on Queen West, we were surprised that there were no mains that could be prepared vegan. If you're vego or vegan I would not recommend going there for more than a light lunch.

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The food wasn’t very good at all. I ordered the fried chicken after the server gave it a rave review and it was terrible. The sauce tasted off and the chicken itself was dry. My friend ordered the truffle lasagna again because the server recommended it, and it was awful. My husband ordered the pork hock and was given the cod. Not to mention the server forgot to ask if we had everything we needed and when asked to bring ketchup for the fries he said “no problem” but, it never came. We went long periods of time without being checked on and sat with empty glasses. When the server finally came around to check on us we ordered drinks which were all delivered at different times. My husband, myself and my friends will never eat or spend any money at the Drake again.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Had a great night out with friends. Started with a meal, then headed upstairs to the bar for a couple of drinks before returning to the main floor where the nights festivities are just starting. Great night all around!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Lovely evening out, really enjoyable - my niece had a memorable 21st bday :) thanks!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Came for brunch with my parents (75 years old) and my daughter (16 months. Everyone loved it. Our server was excellent. Always a pleasure to come to brunch at the Drake!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Cool vibes. We dropped in for dinner after watching the Marlies at Ricoh. Great service with awesome decor & ambiance! Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I love the vibe and delicious food! I ordered the Drake Benedict, which has been among the best eggs Benedicts I’ve ever had! Also, my friend has corn and soy allergies, but they were very attentive to ensure there was none of these in her selection.

We went on the earlier side of brunch but the place picked up while we were there. Great music selection, lovely service, and incredible location!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was good but the server was not great. I had asked if it was possible to add more seating to our table and the waitress asked me to coordinate with the hostess myself instead of asking for me while I was already in the middle of dinner. Not sure why I had to do it but I ended up leaving the dinner to go and coordinate but the hostess was great she did everything for me. One of the runners also had accidently given a plate of fries to the wrong person but instead of just bringing out another plate the waitress took the plate from my friend while she was still eating it and said this was not for you! Overall she was just not very helpful or professional, I would expect if the restaurant will add gratuity automatically that at least the service should be above par.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

So glad I live next to this place.
Great food, service, music, wines, cocktails ...

A bit pricey but worth it.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The service was terrible and the food wasn’t good

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

You can't drink until 11:00am!!!! Our server was very nice about it though.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Busy Saturday. Would have enjoyed the main restaurant however I understand when it is busy. Server was very nice and kept good conversation. Coffee was good, mimosa’s were prompt. Will defiantly go back!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food and service always solid.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The waitress admitted to us that the breakfast burritos are prerolled, and when we got them, it was very obvious. Food was not good. Coffee was even worse. Service was ok at best.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We had a lovely time like we always do at The Drake.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Fab dinner- we ordered almost the whole menu... super sweet energetic server.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Cool spot and vibe for afternoon girls get together. Breakfast for lunch is the best! Burrito was so yummy topped off by sparkling Aperole spritz and service from Zak.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great brunch 👍

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Reserved a table for six, dinner time on a busy saturday. First time dinning in. The restaurant is a tourist spot with good ambiance. However the food quality was mediocre, don't bother with the spaghetti unless you prefer child size portions. Staff was nice and professional but very slow in service. I would check out there summer patio but definitely overrated. So many other better spots in same location. If you want a good vibe for drinks this is the place.

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1.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Everything was terrible: food (cold and poorly executed), service (slow, plus completely absentminded server), poor cleanliness (of cutlery, cups) and overly priced menu items ($9 for plain 'drake' fries and $11 for tiniest scones ever??). This was to be a special (birthday + family day) occasion of which Drake was notified. However, not entirely certain what the point of that was as stuff made no effort in recognizing it.

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