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Pure Spirits

4.4
1302 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
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  • Casual (18)
Pure Spirits Oyster House and Grill located in the Historic Distillery District offers both indoor dining as well as patio dining where visitors can take in the beautiful Victorian Industrial Architecture. Well known as one of the best fresh seafood restaurant in Toronto. Pure Spirits is proud to serve a selection of oysters from both the East and West coasts of Canada as well as unique offerings from abroad. Casual dining attire and a love of great food is required. Friendly staff are trained to guide you through our extensive selection of local beers and wines to pair with the menu. Whether on a schedule to visit the spa, the theater or the local art galleries we are geared to get you out on time or offer a relaxing extended stay on the patio to enjoy the sites. Pure Spirits is a must visit spot in the City of Toronto.

Please note all reservations are for our indoor space only. The patio is first come first serve.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Canadian
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Hours of operation
Monday to Thursday: 12pm - 9pm
Friday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
Saturday: 11:30am - 11pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 9pm
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Phone number
(416) 361-5859
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tim Miles
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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.
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Cross street
Parliament
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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
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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, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1302 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TaraD 
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Service was great. Usually love the chopped salad but this time it did not have much flavour. Oysters were amazing. Salmon was really good too.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food. The calamari was overdone but still good. The braised beef short ribs was great!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This was our first time dining here, and it was great. The food was top notch, and good value for the money. The servers were attentive, but not so much that they were disruptive. We were concerned we might be rushed, but it was a pleasant evening with a three course meal over two-half hours. The atmosphere was nice, and the noise level was low allowing for great conversation without hearing others.

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MichelleJ 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The quality of food and service are always great. The food quality is also consistent.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Waited too long for main courses.

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rachelc (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The prices were very high for such small portions. Food was good but our server was not. She had lots of menu knowledge like buzz words but didn't understand how things were made. I specifically asked if what I was ordering had a sweet sauce and or sugary add ins. She said no, and the dish had a sweet sauce (which I avoided). It was good but definately not what I wanted. I said I would have another dish instead of it was sweet and she said no that I should get that one.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Chris the shucker truly made our experience, my boyfriend was new to oysters, and now loves them. Darren’s drinks were excellent as well!

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GailA (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Decent experience but we found Clunys more enjoyable in terms of food, service and ambiance.

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Overunderdone (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Would have preferred a booth, but we were told booths must requested on booking. Host said all booking request for booths must be honoured first. We had not, as nowhere on the website, does it mention that. In any case, to Open Table's credit, there is an option to enter special requests. I guess next time we will.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Not bad but not incredible either. Decent fare and service was good.

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