Pure Spirits

4.5
1848 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Please note our heated patio seating is offered on a first come first served basis only. In the event of rain or snow, the patio will be closed. At this time we can only accommodate tables of 1-4 guests maximum from the same household. All people entering must wear a mask that covers the nose, mouth, and chin. Seating time will be limited to two hours maximum. For more information on our health and safety practices please visit https://distilleryhospitality.com/health-and-safety.

Recognized as one of the best places for seafood in Toronto, Pure Spirits is located in the Distillery District. Nearly 100 years ago, when temperance societies and prohibition ruled America, it was from this very room that the whiskey barrels began their clandestine journeys across the lake and around the world. Today, while more refined spirits are served up, people come for the ambience and amazing food, particularly the fresh fish and oysters flown in from across North America and abroad... everyday!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1848 people are saying
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MeganM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

dinner was ok, appetizers were great!


The waiter was great. Greater who took us to our table? not that great.

Pure Spirits
Responded on November 25, 2020

Megan, thank you for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed our appetizers so much! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and look forward to making your next visit more memorable. All the best, Stuart K.

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Stevev
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Cool night in Distillery District but nice evening out. With some attention to a wind break on the patio it would have been a great outdoor experience. Very good service with attention to us as guests. Food was good but menu a bit limited. Had clam chowder then mussels with fries. Reasonable value for meal.

Pure Spirits
Responded on November 25, 2020

Steve, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled we provided you with exceptional service. We'd be delighted to welcome you back to enjoy some more clam chowder and mussels with fries! All the best, Stuart K.

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JessicaL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.
Nice and warm with the fire lamps.
Food was outstanding!

Pure Spirits
Responded on November 25, 2020

Jessica, thank you for taking the time to show us your support! We're happy to hear that our food was outstanding and we provided exceptional service. We can't wait to do it all again on your next visit. All the best, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good oysters! Good food and service too !

Pure Spirits
Responded on November 25, 2020

Its never a bother to go the extra mile for our guests! Happy to hear our oysters and service blew you away. We can't wait to do it all again on your next visit. Best, Stuart K

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PaulZ
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outside dining due to covid, can’t dine inside, but great experience our waitress was so pleasant, staff was really great, we made the best of it for outside dining.

Pure Spirits
Responded on November 25, 2020

Paul, thank you for taking the time to leave a fantastic review! It's wonderful to hear that you had a wonderful experience with our staff. Hoping we'll see you again the next time you're around. Best, Stuart K.

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DianeD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Too long to get seated. Very unorganized. Now where near a heat lamp and the service was so slow that we left

Pure Spirits
Responded on November 24, 2020

Dianne, we are sorry to see that your recent visit with us fell short of your expectations or our usual standards. Please know that our team has been working very hard to meet and exceed guidelines. We've made adjustments to almost every single part of how service operates. That said, feedback like yours is super helpful to better understand how some of our changes are being received - so thank you for taking the time to reach out. I hope we can impress you more next time! Best, Stuart K.

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CassieS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and amazing food steak delicious. Warm and cozy.

Pure Spirits
Responded on November 25, 2020

Cassie, thank you for your kind review! We take great pride in our staff and wonderful food. We are delighted we could make your experience one to remember! We can't wait to welcome you again for another bite. All the best, Stuart K.

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Pamela
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! Wish I could eat there everyday! The oysters and mussels made my year.

Pure Spirits
Responded on November 25, 2020

Pamela, it means the world to us that you enjoy our food so much! We're so glad that everything was perfect for you, and it sounds like you had a great time. Hope to see you again! Best, Stuart K.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time!!! Definitely felt super safe, the tables were spread out nicely. The heaters were a great touch for a late night dinner and drinks. My SO had their house lager, 10$ for 23oz what a deal he said. The burgers were great!! Definitely our go to patio for a safe outside dinning experience

Pure Spirits
Responded on November 25, 2020

It means a lot to have your high praise for both our cuisine and awesome service! We are so glad we created a space that allowed you to feel comfortable and safe during these times. We look forward to your next patio dining experience with us. All the best, Stuart K.

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Grg416
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! I think his name was Ben, would 100% go back and request him to serve us again.

Pure Spirits
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thank you for choosing us to make your time so memorable! We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to our amazing server Ben. We look forward to welcoming you back for another wonderful experience. Best, Stuart K.

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vipLeorM
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Service good ;more heaters would help. Overall a fine experience for a large group.

Pure Spirits
Responded on November 25, 2020

Leor, it was a pleasure welcoming you in. It is wonderful you enjoyed the five-star experience we're known for. We look forward to your return and another lovely meal. All the best, Stuart K

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Would like to visit again. Highly recommend

Pure Spirits
Responded on November 25, 2020

Michelle, thanks for your kind words about our space! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope that you'll join us again soon for some more delicious food! All the best, Stuart K.

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vipJMFjmf
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Julia was a delight. She was friendly and very helpful in light of guest using a walker. She knew the wine offerings and, after a question, steered me in the perfect direction. The food was good, and the spacing between the first and second course was such a pleasant change from so many restaurants where the second arrives just as, or before, the patron is finishing the first. AND for a chilly evening, the food arrived hot!

Pure Spirits
Responded on November 25, 2020

Jmf, it was wonderful welcoming you in for a lovely meal. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to our wonderful server Julia. We take great pride in our entire team at Pure Spirits. We look forward to welcoming you in for another outstanding meal. All the best, Stuart K

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Ronandos
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in great stuff. They were more than accommodating to keep us warm. They have done a great job adapting to COVID rules and regulations

Pure Spirits
Responded on November 25, 2020

Ronandos, thank you for reviewing our restaurant. It is wonderful you enjoyed our amazing food and that you felt comfortable dining with us. We always go the extra mile to make sure our guests have an exceptional experience. We look forward to your next visit! All the best, Stuart K.

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AriB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Slow service but food was delicious. Manager could do more than just walk around.

Pure Spirits
Responded on November 25, 2020

Ari, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are very glad you enjoyed our delicious food. We hope you consider giving us another chance to demonstrate the amazing service we're known for and you deserve. All the best, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Lovely ambiance.

Pure Spirits
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your fantastic review. We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal as well as the Pure Spirits setting. We look forward to your next visit! Best, Stuart K.

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HarveyS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent! The oysters is a must try! It was a chilly night but we felt warm comfortable with gas heaters beside our table.

Pure Spirits
Responded on October 27, 2020

Harvey, it's wonderful to have your support! You can count on us to always deliver on delicious cuisine, drinks, and cozy patio atmosphere! We hope you make it back our way sometime soon. All the best, Stuart K.

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shaz
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great patio, awesome servers, great food and beer. Update your wine selections please, white is ok but red needs a good Cab Sauv.

Pure Spirits
Responded on October 27, 2020

Shaz, we're glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We'd be delighted to welcome you back again sometime soon. Best, Stuart K.

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TammyL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and accommodating, especially during the COVID pandemic. We felt safe and dinner was enjoyable despite the many restrictions.

Pure Spirits
Responded on October 27, 2020

Tammy, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience! We look forward to welcoming you in again soon for another memorable meal. All the best, Stuart K.

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vipadrianam
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing lobster pasta

Pure Spirits
Responded on October 23, 2020

It's wonderful to have your support! You can count on us to always deliver on delicious cuisine, drinks, and atmosphere! We hope you make it back our way sometime soon to discover more favourites. All the best, Stuart K.

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AlexandraB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was very disappointing for the price point

Pure Spirits
Responded on October 23, 2020

Alexandra, we’re both disappointed and surprised to see it appears that your experience with us failed to meet your expectations or our usual standards. We would love to know where we missed the mark and what we could do differently next time. If you have any feedback, please reach out. All the very best, Stuart K

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japolice
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place ... great wine, amazing oysters and fantastic staff. The outside seating arrangement was just perfect!

Pure Spirits
Responded on October 27, 2020

We're so glad that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We look forward to your next visit! All the best, Stuart K.

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vipYYZresidents
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Back to patio service because of Covid19 but the restaurant and staff are making the best of it. Lots of heaters going, but dress warmly to be comfortable. Not sure how we would fare when the temperature drops more.

Pure Spirits
Responded on October 23, 2020

It was a pleasure to have you join us, we appreciate your support! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We'll be looking forward to your next visit. Best, Stuart K.

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GordB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Virtually all the tables at the side of the restaurant have gas heaters which made it far more comfortable being on the outside of course. My date was feeling the vibe also, perhaps too much as she got out of the chair and fell onto the ground at the end of the evening. She blamed it on the excellence of the wine grape! 😳

Pure Spirits
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thanks for coming by, Gord! It was a delight to have you here with us to explore some awesome dishes. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Stuart K.

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Suzy
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. And it wasn’t cold at all to eat at the patio where there were 2 portable heaters assigned to each table. Great ambience too!

Pure Spirits
Responded on October 23, 2020

This is so wonderful, Suzy! We're so glad that everything was perfect for you, and it sounds like you had a great time. Hope to see you again! Best, Stuart K

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Best fish and chips we tried! Really good oysters and fish I tried.

Pure Spirits
Responded on October 23, 2020

It's great to hear that we could impress you with our food and service. We hope that you'll join us again soon for another order of fish & chips! All the best, Stuart K.

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SheenaC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food was really good! The staff were awesome. The ambience was nice. Overall it was a great experience!

Pure Spirits
Responded on October 23, 2020

Nothing beats fresh and flavorful food, Sheena. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your experience, especially the service. I hope to have you join us again for some more delicious food. All the best, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, good service just a little slow.

Pure Spirits
Responded on October 23, 2020

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and atmosphere! We hope to welcome you back again soon for some more timely delivered food and cocktails! All the best, Stuart K.

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Sabrina
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the dishes we had were amazing. Will definitely return!

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AhmedH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great fun. The oysters were great. Our waiter was accommodating. We were a group of 13 and were told that it has to be one bill, but the waiter broke it down for us within the one bill. They added the tip at 18%. I would have tipped 20%, but it was added already because of the size of our group.

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MattP
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Great food. Chef was not happy with one of the fish and recommended another. Glad they were honest and the oysters were superb.

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MichaelaS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place for family gathering. Food was very tasty and the portions are not huge so we could finish everything.

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 30, 2020

Michaela, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience! We look forward to welcoming you in again soon for your some more of your favourites. Until then, Stuart K.

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SarahC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server was incredible!!

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 30, 2020

Sarah, thanks for your kind words about our restaurant! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope that you'll join us again the next time you are around. Until then, Stuart K.

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Andycat
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - thank you. We had a great time.

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave this review! It was a delight to have you here with us to explore some awesome dishes. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Stuart K

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Moune31
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and very pleasant patio. Service was friendly and perfect.
I think it’s just a little expensive for what it is.

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thanks for your review! We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable meal the next time you are looking to treat yourself. All the best, Stuart K.

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RachelK
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, delicious service, delicious ambience 👌

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 30, 2020

Rachel, it's great to hear that we could impress you with our food and service. We hope that you'll join us again soon for another memorable meal. All the best, Stuart K.

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LyndaS
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first indoor dining experience during COVID and we were impressed with their safety protocols. I had my favourite dish - the Lobster Pappardelle and it was delicious. I had complained in the past that the LP was too stingy on the lobster but it was more generous this time, so I was very pleased. My husband had the Walleye and he thoroughly enjoyed it.

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 30, 2020

This is so wonderful, Lynda! We're so glad that everything was perfect for you, and it sounds like you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Stuart K

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and quick service, great atmosphere, would go again!

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EvMcC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Good food, high prices, very very slow service. Patio ambiance isn’t great.

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Jesse
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect night out! the ambiance was nice, service was great (we even got a free drink!), and the food was amazing - especially the lobster pasta 🤤

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 22, 2020

Its never a bother to go the extra mile for our guests, Jesse! Happy to hear our food and service blew you away. We can't wait to do it all again on your next visit. Best, Stuart K.

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Pure Spirits is rated 4.5 stars by 1848 OpenTable diners.

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.

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