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Pure Spirits, Toronto, ON

Pure Spirits

4.6
4.6
1947 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Please note we can not guarantee indoor seating in the event of rain. All people entering must wear a mask that covers the nose, mouth, and chin. Seating time will be limited to two hours maximum.

Please note, from November 18th to December 31st, we are operating on a first come first served basis with the exception of large party bookings that can be booked through OpenTable Experiences."

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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Canadian, Pan-Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 361-5859

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Linley

  • Catering

    We cater to any size event from 20-700 and specialize in weddings. Menu selections include hors d'oeuvres, canapes, mini appetizers, three course - five course prix fixe menus to fit any budget.

  • Private party facilities

    There are fantastic party spaces in our sister restaurants across rom Pure Spirits Oyster House and Grill. They are Archeo Restaurant, The Boiler House Restaurant and the Fermenting Cellar event space.

  • Private party contact

    Kristy Dennison : (416) 203-2363

  • Neighborhood

    Distillery District

  • Cross street

    Parliament

  • Parking details

    Driving south to north, the parking lot is on right hand side. Coming from Front on Parliament, pass Mill street and parking lot is on left hand side. There is parking 24 hours for up to 500 vehicles

  • Entertainment

    At the slightest sight of summer, we open the doors to our patio where you can sit and take in the beautiful Victorian Industrial architecture that the site is famous for. Grab a seat at the Oyster Bar where you can mingle with a Chef shucking your oysters to order and teaching you about the amazing flavours and how to best match it to our selection of local beers.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,947 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Seafood

  • Toronto

    Seafood

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  1. DM

    DanielleM

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Great service, thanks to Jay, our Server and Francis, the Manager!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great ambiance!
  3. n

    nanm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Oysters and mussels were delicious
  4. JS

    JoanneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful patio experience. Great food and wonderful service.
  5. RJ

    RichardJ

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location. Great food and Ben is hands down,one of the best wait staff in the city…
  6. FV

    FrancesV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Server was excellent charming and funny. However the manager cut off one of my party without advising him that he was over his limit. We live in the area and do not drive. The manager handled the situation calmly but poorly.
  7. EM

    EmilyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing fresh food and great portion sizes for the price. Ambiance is very nice
  8. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Also enjoyed the company. John
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    1st appetizer was great (raw oysters) came quickly. Entrees came before 2nd appetizer so we sent them back. 2nd appetizer finally came. Entrees came afterwards and were delicious, but a bit cool. We didn’t complain because the food was so tasty. Our server explained the issues - that they were training new staff. We eat here regularly and will continue to do so.
  10. JB

    JoyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent hang out for dinner Great family hang out , my brother and I have been celebrating our birthdays here for many years Highly recommended
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The only problem was that refused to open the door until noon despite the lien of guests waiting outside in the rain. Then we were told to go to the other door where they could process us. Not cool.
  12. ST

    SherlockTheBeagle

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great spot for catching up with friends and family. Definitely the best oysters in town.
  13. C

    Carol

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I won't use Open Table again to make a reservation. I will call the restaurant directly. Carol Brown
  14. C

    Cecilia

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We arrived early and the restaurant was very accommodating. Our waitress was attentive, and the food very good. There was a slight mix up with the ordering, which wasn't an issue. We had a lovely time.
  15. GN

    GoodNiteOut

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was outstanding-very enthusiastic, competent and personable. The food was very good, mains and sides. An excellent choice for seafood.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server, whom we’ve had before, was Dan and he was excellent. Very attentive. We both had sautéed fish and really enjoyed it. Love your patio!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great, service attentive.
  18. S

    Stephen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, drinks, and friendly staff. We had an excellent time.
  19. SB

    SteveB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great table, excellent server and most importantly, wonderful food.
  20. s

    superbill

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary and like always this place is one of the best places to eat and have a good time.
  21. L

    Lindsay1982

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Oysters Cacio E Pepe were amazing! The mussels provencale were also delicious and the portion was huge with fries and baguette. Overall, excellent meal. Highly recommend!
  22. E

    Elizabeth

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Love the patio and the fresh oysters!
  23. d

    deborahn

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pricey place but we ordered mussels which was good value. Good service. Nice to sit outside although for the price it could be prettier outside
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like fish, that’s a great place!
  25. RR

    RabbiRC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great late spring lunch on the patio for Thursday lunch. Options for full sun vs sun shade combo which was appreciated. Mussels: Fresh and meaty. Arctic Char: Cooked to perfection. Very tasty. Walleye: Cooked to perfection. Very tasty. Highly recommended. Will visit again. Note: Blankets available for outside on the patio on cooler days/nights.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't go wrong visiting Pure Spirits while you're exploring the Distillery District. The food is great and as someone with a nut allergy, I cannot say enough about the service levels and their diligence in accommodating allergies.
  27. J

    Jesse

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guillermo was fantastic.
  28. ME

    MichaelE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Did not accommodate special request unfortunately. Birthday celebration and added notes prior regarding creme brule with candle
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food as always. It’s one of our staple patios.
  30. AH

    AndreaH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Before theatre
  31. D

    Doris

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we all had a great experience at Pure Spirits! Our server Stephanie was phenomenal! She was very attentive, charming and remembered everyone’s name in our party(8 of us!). The food was great.. as were the drinks! It’s always a great experience.. Highly Recommend!!!
  32. M

    Mida

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The food was bad Mussles were overcooked and the sauce without taste. It was only salty fluid. The spagettini dish was a very small portion with again overcooked seafood Only the wine was good.

    Pure SpiritsResponded on June 14, 2022Mida, thanks for taking the time to leave your review. We’re disappointed to hear that your experience with us failed to meet your expectations or our usual standards. We always want our guests to leave feeling wow'd by their meals. Saying that, we have taken your feedback very seriously in regard to the mussels and spagettini and will be passing it along. Please know that we would love to welcome you back for a chance to try some of our other dishes. All the best, Stuart K.

  33. i

    iainr

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great fòod and ambience. We were on the patio. I broke my beer glass and they cleaned it up in seconds, got me another beer and moved us. Impressive

    Pure SpiritsResponded on June 14, 2022Thanks for the phenomenal feedback, Iain. We are so happy to hear that our staff were accommodating and efficient, making your experience memorable. We pride ourselves in delivering 5-star service. Hoping we'll see you again the next time you're around. All the best, Stuart K.

  34. EW

    EmiliaW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelle made the experience!!! Great day and good!!

    Pure SpiritsResponded on May 25, 2022To us, you are one in a million, not one of a million, Emilia! We are so happy to hear that your server went above and beyond to make your experience exceptional. Thanks for the kind words and we'd love to welcome you back again soon. All the best, Stuart K.

  35. AD

    AmandaD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I won’t lie the restaurant is pricey but for a quality of seafood dishes and drinks, it was well worth the money and definitely me and my boyfriend will come here again to try all the other dishes!

    Pure SpiritsResponded on May 25, 2022Amanda, thanks for stopping by with your boyfriend. We are thrilled you loved all of our seafood dishes and drinks. We look forward to the next time you join us for another great time! All the best, Stuart K.

  36. JD

    JessieDW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal at Pure Spirits! The food was so tasty, the server was knowledgeable, professional and very friendly. The drinks were also very good and different than the usual options.

    Pure SpiritsResponded on May 25, 2022Jessie, it was a pleasure welcoming you in for a 5-star meal. We are thrilled you had the amazing service we are known for and you deserve. Thanks for your review and we look forward to your next visit. All the best, Stuart K.

  37. O

    Owlday

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic patio experience! Lively and relaxing. Delicious food.

    Pure SpiritsResponded on May 25, 2022We are so glad you got to join us for a lovely meal on our patio! Thanks for taking the time to show us your support. We hope to see you again soon for more delicious dishes. All the best, Stuart K.

  38. KS

    KelseyS

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Thought spot to enjoy. We ordered two appetizers, after receiving only one - we inquired on the other and were told it was sold out. My husband ordered a cocktail and after ordering and waiting were told they were out of it ?! Out of spirits at a spirit restaurant ? A friend ordered an entree and were told they were out of it too. Our server was lovely but was serving 15 tables he said - so we didn’t get much attention. Hoping they can bounce back, great spot but it wasn’t their night to shine.

    Pure SpiritsResponded on May 25, 2022Kelsey, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are very sorry to hear that many of the items you ordered were sold out during your visit. Please know that there is no excuse for this and therefore we sincerely apologize. We hope you will choose to join us again sometime in the future for the chance to try some of the dishes you didn't get to and for the amazing service we know we can provide. All the best, Stuart K.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    I’m not sure if they were short staffed or new, but they seemed to have no idea what they were doing. After waiting for over an hour for our entree, we asked where it was. Only to be told that it was forgotten and they needed to make it again. Finally after waiting for another 30 minutes the food came out. Everything tasted fine, but I did not want to spend 2 hours hungry and waiting for food. We will never go back after that experience and wouldn’t recommend.

    Pure SpiritsResponded on May 20, 2022Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and joining us! While we're delighted you enjoyed our flavours, it's disappointing to hear we didn't quite hit the mark when it comes to service. There is no excuse for service that is inattentive, slow and unprofessional. Please know that your feedback has been heard and passed along accordingly. We hope you consider giving us another chance to demonstrate the amazing service we're known for and you deserve. All the very best, Stuart K.

  40. M

    Myyyyyi

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Service was slow and sloppy. We had a large party and understood there would be some difficulty but overall wasn’t pleasant

    Pure SpiritsResponded on May 20, 2022Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. We work hard to provide all of our guests with exceptional experiences founded in above and beyond service, that starts the moment you walk in. Our guests should expect this service no matter how large of a party. So we am sorry to hear that it sounds like this was not the case. We would love to welcome you back for another visit and hope you give us the chance to show you the experience you deserve. All the very best, Stuart K.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Pure Spirits is rated 4.6 stars by 1947 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Pure Spirits

17 Tank House Lane Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Parliament

  • Neighborhood

    Distillery District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Canadian, Pan-Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Driving south to north, the parking lot is on right hand side. Coming from Front on Parliament, pass Mill street and parking lot is on left hand side. There is parking 24 hours for up to 500 vehicles

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Linley

  • Entertainment

    At the slightest sight of summer, we open the doors to our patio where you can sit and take in the beautiful Victorian Industrial architecture that the site is famous for. Grab a seat at the Oyster Bar where you can mingle with a Chef shucking your oysters to order and teaching you about the amazing flavours and how to best match it to our selection of local beers.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 361-5859

  • Catering

    We cater to any size event from 20-700 and specialize in weddings. Menu selections include hors d'oeuvres, canapes, mini appetizers, three course - five course prix fixe menus to fit any budget.

  • Private party facilities

    There are fantastic party spaces in our sister restaurants across rom Pure Spirits Oyster House and Grill. They are Archeo Restaurant, The Boiler House Restaurant and the Fermenting Cellar event space.

  • Private party contact

    Kristy Dennison : (416) 203-2363

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