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Pure Spirits

4.5
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
Outdoor tables are subject to the weather. If it rains, we can not guarantee indoor space. For more information on our health & safety procedures, please visit https://distilleryhospitality.com/health-and-safety

Continually recognized as one of the best places for seafood in Toronto, Pure Spirits is located in the Distillery District. Nearly one hundred 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1810 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EvMcC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

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

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Jesse
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 2 hours ago

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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Ellibelle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed a memorable girls night out with oysters, mussels, trout and walleye, all delicious and the bbq eel dip surprised us all, every bite a delight! The wait staff is exceptional, wine pairing recommendations were perfect. We’ll be back

Pure Spirits
Responded 2 hours ago

It's flattering to hear you enjoy our outdoor ambiance, drinks, and cuisine! We hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best, Stuart K.

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RsME
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish & chips between the Maritimes and Toronto

Pure Spirits
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and your high praise! We hope to welcome you again for our famous fish and chips sometime soon! Best, Stuart K.

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Bironis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, perfect service. Ideal place for families with kids.

Pure Spirits
Responded 2 hours ago

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. All the best, Stuart K.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Was there on a Tuesday evening in mid September. We ate on the patio so it was cool but very enjoyable. I would go again.

Pure Spirits
Responded 4 days ago

Chris, it's great to hear that we could impress you with our food and service. We hope that you'll join us again sometime soon! All the best, Stuart K.

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JudithJ
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favourite spots and it has never disappointed. Service is attentive without feeling rushed and the food is delicious. In some restaurants the music is so loud it is difficult to talk over but not at Pure Spirits.

Pure Spirits
Responded 4 days ago

Judith, we are happy to hear you have enjoyed your experience with us many times! Thanks for appreciating our service and ambiance. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Stuart K.

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Steve
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent Food and Service on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Patio was very nice and the shade from the umbrellas was welcome. Our server was very good and made a special day for my wife truly memorable. Our family had a wonderful time and will be back.

Pure Spirits
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review, Steve! We look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional experience in the future. All the best, Stuart K.

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SamT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great service , great ambiance!!
Flavourless food.
definitely avoid tempura calamari , disgrace to tempura and calamari!!

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 15, 2020

Sam, while we're delighted you enjoyed our service and ambience, it's disappointing to hear we didn't quite hit high on your expectations. Please know that we would have been happy to replace anything that was not to your liking, had you brought it to our attention. That said, we encourage you to let us create a better experience for you in the future. Until then, Stuart K.

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Clippy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

@ of us did not like what came out, so the waiter took them back and they did like the re-order. Not much lobster in the pasta dish but the mushrooms and noodles were good.
Patio so noise irrelevant.

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 15, 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. We encourage guests to let us know where we have missed the mark, so thank you for allowing us the opportunity to create a better experience for you. We hope to welcome you again sometime in the future to show you the 5-star experience you deserve and we are known for. Best, Stuart K.

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JulB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Enjoyed our brunch immensely. Challenges with new menu technology however server was very helpful.

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 15, 2020

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. Best, Stuart K.

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AaronR
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Ate on patio and was very comfortable with social distancing initiatives.

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thanks for your review, Aaron! We look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional experience in the future. All the best, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoy the food and the restaurant

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 15, 2020

We're grateful for you taking a moment to leave this review! We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. Best, Stuart K

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SamanthaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love Pure Spirits especially for the delicious oysters. It's a family fave and will always recommend.

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thanks for coming by, Samantha! It was a delight to have you here with us to enjoy our famous oysters. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Stuart K

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stevem
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had oyesters and chowder which was amazing. Service excellent; prompt and courteous. Great outdoor ambience. Will definitely visit again.

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 15, 2020

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

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wmgo
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Great to be able to enjoy a fine meal here again.

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 15, 2020

We are happy to hear you have enjoyed your experience with us many times! Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon for another wonderful meal. Best, Stuart K.

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Patrick
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service, good prices. Addison, our server was terrific.

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 15, 2020

Patrick, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service! We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our staff. Hope to welcome you back again soon for another wonderful meal! All the best, Stuart K.

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JamesM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and the service was wonderful! Would definitely go back! Music was a bit low, but given COVID bylaws and rules, it was still a good vibe!

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 15, 2020

This is so wonderful, James! 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
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and tasty oysters 😋

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 15, 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 more fresh oysters! All the best, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We absolutely love the patio with the cobble stones, however, we would of stayed for more drinks but it’s was cold. We are hoping that due to covid and people wanting to stay outside more they will invest in outside heaters. Cause if that it the case we will come to the patio more this fall. Drinks are great! My bf loves the value of the 23oz pure sprits lager. Overall, we love the place. Just a bit cold without heaters

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 8, 2020

Nothing beats great drinks and flavorful food. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us. Feel free to give us a call before you are looking to join us next time. We would be happy to check and see if our heaters are outside to keep you cozy while you're enjoying your meal. We look forward to seeing you soon! All the best, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it. We will be back

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 8, 2020

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your night exploring the Distillery District and dining at our restaurant! Your support is greatly appreciated. Come back to see us anytime you're in the area! Best, Stuart K.

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JesseS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Saturday evening to celebrate my (adult) daughter’s birthday. We sat on the patio. This was amazing. The staff. The service. The ambiance. The food. Had an amazing time. And they made my daughter feel very special. Best choice.

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 8, 2020

It means a lot to have your high praise for both our cuisine and awesome service! We're delighted you had an amazing experience for such a special occasion. Hoping to welcome you again soon. Best, Stuart K.

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vipmarekg
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pleasant outdoor dining experience at lunch prior to seeing Van Gogh exhibit

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thanks for your review! We look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional experience in the future. All the best, Stuart K.

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SuzyQ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The oysters were fresh and delicious. And the ambiance was lovely. I will be back again

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 8, 2020

Suzy, it was wonderful welcoming you in for a lovely meal. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to our chef and team regarding the food. We look forward to welcoming you in for the outstanding service we're known for and you deserve. All the best, Stuart K

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TOMandJU
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We loved everything; specially baked oyster and the waiter service: Ben! the cocktails was perfect, also.
We'll be back soon.

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 8, 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 more oysters! All the best, Stuart K.

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Manor
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drink, great service!!! Outstanding experience overall!!!

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 8, 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. All the best, Stuart K.

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AngeloG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great place with great food as well a very nice staff and beautiful atmosphere.

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 8, 2020

Angelo, our guests deserve only the absolute best! Thank you for showing your support. We'd love to have you join us again soon. Best, Stuart K.

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HealthyHappy
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food quality good; server friendly, Covid protocols in place; lovely relaxed evening

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed our cuisine so much, and we hope to welcome you back again soon to discover more favourites. Best, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with all of the food we ordered. It was fresh and very tasty. I love the freshly grated horseradish but it would be nice to have the horseradish sauce as well. Will definitely come back for the oysters and lobster pappardelle!

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thanks for your kind words! 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. Best, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with lovely people, for sure I'll come back.. the best oysters in Toronto ❤

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 2, 2020

This is so wonderful to hear! 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 August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food and ambiance is amazing, my only concern was the specific server initially was very dismissive and annoying. Luckily the manager caught on to this very very quickly as she could see our table making uncomfortable faces and sent her best staff over. From then on the experience was wonderful.

Pure Spirits
Responded an hour ago

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. Best, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a work event to entertain customers. Food and ambiance was perfect.

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to show us your support! We're thrilled you enjoyed your experience and look forward to making your next visit just as exceptional. Until then, Stuart K.

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MarcoN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love the mussels and fries. Unfortunately the sauces were limited still a great meal. Fantastic venue and ambiance!

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 2, 2020

Marco, we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your night exploring the Distillery District and dining on our incredible mussels! Your support is greatly appreciated. Come back to see us anytime you're in the area! Best, Stuart K.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for taking such good care of us! We had a great time

Pure Spirits
Responded on August 25, 2020

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and atmosphere! We hope to welcome you back again soon for another wonderful meal. All the best, Stuart K.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Hostesses were great - multiple servers were not at all. Strange behaviour.

Pure Spirits
Responded on August 26, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your recent experience was anything less than outstanding. We would love to get in touch so we can follow-up with our team to ensure your experience isn't repeated, and so we can try to make things right with you. If you are willing, please call the restaurant at 416-361-5859 and ask for me. If I am not immediately available, please leave a message and I will get back to you ASAP. Respectfully, Matthieu A., General Manager

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StevenM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a very nice place, the trout was very good but the lobster and noddle dish was terrible. The oysters were small but good and for me that had the lobster noddle dish was the best part of my meal. The wateriest was very good and helpful except offering the noddles and lobster. I think after spending over $180.00 that |I would have had more Lobster than noddles. It was nice but, very expensive for a meal and these were items that the waiters requested.

It was good, don't think I'll be going back

Pure Spirits
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for giving us a try, Steven! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our trout. However, I'm sorry to hear we weren't to knock it out of the park for you. Please know that we would have been happy to replace anything that was not to your liking had you brought it to our attention. We hope that you will consider joining us the next time you are looking to treat yourself! Best, Stuart K

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Yayay
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed dining there. Will return to dine again!

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RachelF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely big open patio with great service

Pure Spirits
Responded on August 25, 2020

It's always a pleasure to have you join us, Rachel. 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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JohnnyG
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server James was attentive and friendly. Steered me to the best oysters of the day and was professional yet light. I’ll be back again for sure. Thanks again James!

Johnny

Pure Spirits
Responded on August 21, 2020

Johnny, we're happy to hear that we made some delicious recommendations! It's great you got to enjoy our oysters, and we'd love to welcome you back again soon to try some more of our tasty menu options. Best, Stuart K.

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BarB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was wonderful to be out for dinner again after so many months, and delightful to feel both safe & comfortable on the Pure Spirits patio. Great atmosphere, good food and excellent service.

Pure Spirits
Responded on August 21, 2020

We're happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with us! We'd love to welcome you back for another wonderful meal sometime soon, Best, Stuart K

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