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Pure Spirits

4.4
1287 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date (27)
  • Special Occasion (25)
  • Casual (21)
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 1287 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
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3.9
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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0
Dined 10 hours ago

Our server JC was truly outstanding. The food was excellent, especially the oysters. Wonderful place - will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Our waitress, whose name I don’t remember but was also the bartender was very accommodating. Her recommendation of the Tokyo chowder was spot on. My wife also ordered the Niçoise salad with the chowder and later commented after trying the chowder that a Caesar salad would have been sufficient. Our waitress found out the the nicoise hadn’t been started and offered to substitute the Caesar, which we did. Very customer focused. A pleasant evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

I had the mussels and parm. fries, my daughters had the lobster pasta. The food was delicious, service was quick and with a smile. We really enjoyed the restaurant and would go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We ordered the eggplant and quinoa salad. There were 3 tiny pieces of eggplant in the salad.

The octopus app had 3 small pieces of octopus.

An $11 bowl of chowder priced at $11 was less than a cup.

Overall disappointing value and quality of food for the prices. Won't be returning. There are much better restaurants in The Distillery for the money.

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TandD (Toronto)
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Right from the moment I walked in I was coughed on...seated then forgotten. Food was alright, my wife's request her steak was not met; nevertheless we waited. Overall staff was very friendly but seemed preoccupied with closing up early on this night. And the chairs were very uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

The staff are amazing - always helpful and quick to smile. We have gone there every year for the past 3/4 years for our son’s birthday (which also happens to fall on New Years) and we have never been disappointed

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Kiminou 
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Our food was excellent and just the right portion size. 2 diners had special dietary needs - 1 vegetarian, and 1 gluten intolerant . Both were able to find appropriate items on the menu. The service was excellent, especially Ben who made our evening very enjoyable - he knew the menu offerings very well and was able to recommend selections to meet our needs and mood that evening. I would definitely return and recommend it to others.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Really enjoyed a great meal with my wife and a couple of friends. Got started with a dozen of oysters, which wasn't enough, thus ordered another dozen. Kusshi were our favourite. Overall a great experience, and will definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

We had an enjoyable lunch. I had the lamb burger. It was delicious. We also enjoyed the excellent service and not being rushed out the door. Several staff came to check on us, made us feel well looked after. We topped off our lunch sharing two lovely desserts - the mocha and the chocolate cake and a cup of tea.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0
Dined on December 20, 2017

Good for oysters and of course it's in the Distillery District.

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