Drake Hotel

4.3
434 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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
Zachary Albertsen
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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 434 People Are Saying
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4.4
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3.8
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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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A
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

thank you. we had a good time. will come again forsure

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TJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

unfortunately, we had very poor service. food served without utensils. request for utensils went unanswered. had to fetch own.
wine was ordered, not delivered. asked another server about wine, said they would speak to our server, waited another 10 mins.

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AB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was mediocre. Service very spotty. Waited for coffee during meal, came when meal over. Smoothie ordered late in coming. Gluten free bread too late to be enjoyed with breakfast. Much better breakfasts elsewhere.

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CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was great and friendly. Food was delicious. The roasted corn rocked our worlds! Who knew corn could be that good?
Brunch is always great here and we lucked out on blueberry scones. Seems these are everyone's favourite and for good reason.
All around great experience. Love the cafe patio. Never felt rushed to finish up and leave, which is refreshing for Ontario restaurants in general.

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SS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot when we are visiting Toronto. We had lunch with our family of 8 on a Sunday and everything was delicious. Great spot for us to catch up with our family who lives there, and comfortable enough for our 2.5 y/o. My wife and I enjoyed it so much, we returned that evening for drinks... alone😁

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Atmosphere was lacking. Tried too hard to be trendy. Food wasn't memorable. Too expensive for the bland experience.

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DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Too loud - had to yell across the table, and we were only four

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CB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance and very friendly staff! Food portions were a bit large but delicious!

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KR
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The manager of the space made myself and my partner feel so special and provided exceptional service. We weren't misgendered once and I can confidently say queer and trans folks will feel good in this space!

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e
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The chicken waffles and pancakes are good as always. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because they were out of the blueberry scones at 12pm on a Sunday!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service , tasty meal, relaxed atmosphere

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ED
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was really knowledgable and kind. The food was a brand new menu and absolutely delicious! The second floor roof isn't the most notable view but gives you a feeling of still being in the thick of the city but hidden away.

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JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food and ambiance were on par. But the service was lacking. I feel the staff judged the group based on our looks which in turn created a bad vibe.

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BG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sangria, amazing cocktails. Gazpacho was delicious

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m
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing. I ordered the chicken Caesar salad and it was really good. I would highly reccomend this place if you’re taking your friends or family out to dinner or lunch on a hot summer day.

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AE
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Many of my guests did not like the food. The quality was not in line with the prices. We experienced lack of service and minor issues with our dishes.

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L
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner before walking to BMO field.. was still the “ snack” menu, but thoroughly enjoyed the charcuterie board, cheese and green salad ( the ginger dressing is outstanding!!) wonderful service, will be back!

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OL
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great spot for casual dining with upscale dishes. The whole restaurant and cafe was one fluent process. I really enjoyed the quick service and note for my allergy.

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VB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great brunch, fantastic service and the house-made sausages are just yumm! We ordered a Drake Breakfast and Drake Benny and were not disappointed. Time to go soon.

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O
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Food quality excellent, staff was quick and attentive -- however -- reservations were made days in advance, and we were seated in the incredibly tightly packed cafe area. There's not enough space here to eat enjoyably, particularly with 16+ tables. The tables did not give staff enough room to comfortably walk between the bar and the table seats. The lounge area, where we've always been seated in the past, was frustratingly empty!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was great 😊

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JA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Great space (sat on the rooftop). Food was good but I believed the salmon to be cold smoked not hot smoked so was disappointed. Waitress was ok, she never smiled, didn’t bring sugar to the table with our lattes, left our finished plates in front of us for 20-25 min. Other than the service was a nice spot for brunch.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Seafood Sunday’s wasn’t worth it - seafood was not fresh. Lobster was mealy, shrimp over cooked, a lot of the shellfish was closed (meaning not fresh). Dessert was good, but overall pretty disappointed.

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K
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun menu (great food) and really nice staff. Overall had a great experience here and would recommend!

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KL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The server was very lovely! The new menu is not my favorite. I loved when you had the Poke option.

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a great place to hangout with friends on a Friday night , and meeting new peoples . Great food and great cocktails.

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TE
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great choice at any time...

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MS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment I arrived, I was treated like royalty! I was seated on the skyward rooftop patio on a beautiful sunny day, and greeted with nothing but smiles from the staff from the moment I arrived, notwithstanding that my three friends arrived late for our reservation. Upon arrival, my friends wanted to switch to a different table, and without any hesitation the staff happily moved us to the one remaining empty table. The food was spectacular, especially the tuna watermelon ceviche (I’m still dreaming of it) and the Ontario trout! The drinks were delicious, with my personal fave being the Drake g+t (made with Hendrick’s gin and some additional ingredients that complemented the gin perfectly!). The service was great and they even comp’ed the salad of the day when my friend complained about the number of croutons (sorry drake, they’re very picky but they loved everything else!!). I will definitely come here again and would recommend it highly to anyone who wants to see and be seen while enjoying fabulous ambiance and fabulous food!

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GT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints for brunch!
Even in the icky heat!
Best pancakes.

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MH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Brunch service at the Drake Hotel is amazing! The food is incredible and there are options for everyone. The wait staff was attentive and prompt. We made a group reservation for a morning after a bachelorette party and it was better than I could have imagined. The manager even gave us an order of blueberry scones for free since we were celebrating.

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

Went here for a date night with my girlfriend. Had apps (charcuterie board, sourdough bread, hummus). Apps were delicious, the hummus particularly. Also had ceasers, and both my gf and myself stated they were some of the best we’ve ever had. I ordered the wild boar rigatoni, girlfriend ordered the drake burger without cheese (lactose intolerant). I thought the rigatoni was awesome. Girlfriend did not like the burger, however it would most likely have been great with cheese (I tried it and thought it had very good flavour). Setting was very nice, very cool decorations. Lots of conversation going on and you sit very close to other guests. I will admit, it was a little overly expensive, but I can understand given the location.

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R
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Invited a couple of friends from out of town and was extremely disappointed with the size of the dishes and taste of the food - overall very bland and not impressed with quality at all. The sangria had only a few slices of orange and very little flavour. Won't be coming back.

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M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

Made a reservation and wanted Sky Yard in follow up phone call. It was threatening rain and I was also told there were special events booked up there so limited seating.

No one told me that it was trivia night so that area was not available so we had to be in the cafe which was FAR from ideal. Food so-so and cocktails not as interesting as past years.

Server was amazing, communication was horrible (I even called to confirm).

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A favorite in West Queen West Village.

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k
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A good selection for brunch and the food came out fast. The service was very attentive and the decor was great for a nice get together .

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