Buck a shuck oysters is truely a great deal. Super tasty potato and thyme soup. We learned that my service dog, Lilo, doesn’t like oysters.
Food was great. Buck a shuck was worth it and had fries which were delicious. Would come back for sure.
I came in with my service dog and my father and it was just wonderful. The hostess, Noel was absolutely delightful.
Couldn't have asked for a better experience trying oysters for the first time - buck a shuck! Our host was knowledgeable on the extensive wine list available, and my favourite part was knowing that, through the Mealshare program, by ordering their delicious dessert a meal would be shared with a youth in need!
My husband had the beef short rib and said it was the best he ever had. I had the ahi tuna Niçoise salad and the tuna was cooked perfectly. The service was also outstanding. We will be back
Yummy. Good food. Romantic vibes.
Great oysters! Nice hand-crafted cocktails. Super friendly and professional service. Popular place in the Distillery District. Nice outdoor patio in the summer. Tourist pricing - but it is a tourist area ;-)
This visit was $90 for 2 people (no alcohol) and we left hungry. Pure Spirits used to be my fav restaurant in the Distillery but over the last 3-4 years, it has been a constant (expensive) disappointment. I hope it’s able to revert back to its amazing food/service days
In a very nice neigbourhood, good food and great service! Very recommendable.
Perfect combination of great service, great food and ambiance. Just loved it!
My husband and I were fortunate enough to find Pure Spirits when it first opened and have been fans every since. We travel from over an hour away - north of Ajax - and it is always worth the drive!
**I especially appreciate the fresh oysters and seafood options, since I grew up on the coast of Oregon.
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.
Great food. The calamari was overdone but still good. The braised beef short ribs was great!
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.
The quality of food and service are always great. The food quality is also consistent.
Waited too long for main courses.
Ben, the waiter, was extremely warm and personable. Good food.
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.
Chris the shucker truly made our experience, my boyfriend was new to oysters, and now loves them. Darren’s drinks were excellent as well!
Decent experience but we found Clunys more enjoyable in terms of food, service and ambiance.
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.
Not bad but not incredible either. Decent fare and service was good.
Exquisite winterlicious menu and great selection of fresh oysters!
Server didn't tell us her name. Didn't check up on us as often. Didn't ask for any allergies and food restrictions. I asked for my burger with NO BACON. When I got my burger we had to wait 10 mins for our server to check up on us. I then told her it has bacon. Got my order re sent again another 15 mins later and the bun was still cold. Good food. Poor service.
The oysters were tasty and I had the surf n turf and it was excellent! It was exactly what I was hoping for. Unfortunately the lobster tail stuck to the shell because it was butter poached (needed to be blanched first to unattach) but the flavour was good so I didn’t mind digging it out. Our waiter kind of ignored us. My date got the chicken and it had this really spicy wafer thing in it that was insanely seasoned and spicy and gross and the cabbage was soggy apparently.
Our server JC was truly outstanding. The food was excellent, especially the oysters. Wonderful place - will definitely go back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Good for oysters and of course it's in the Distillery District.
Enjoyed a delicious lunch with a friend. We enjoyed appetizers of oysters and tempura calamari and mussels with fries for our main. Service was excellent and the food was outstanding. It's a great spot for seafood! Being in the Distillery District during the holidays, it made sense to cap off the experience at an excellent restaurant.
It was slammed with holiday goers this time but the restaurant worked valiantly to keep up. My guests truly enjoyed their lunches but my oysters Rockefeller, which I've had there before, we're disappointing. Will I go back? Absolutely. I expect to have that dish again, under more normal circumstances, and that it will be wonderful!
Really nice decoration and very tasty food. Our server was really attentive and authentic.
Excellent food and great attention to detail. Complements to the chef.
The Waite staff needs to step up their game and be more attentive to their guests.
Overall one of our favorite places to eat when we are in the area
The food was only ok. Mussels were over salted and not fully cleaned, fries said there were dips but none arrived.
The space is lovely and service was attentive.
Mediocre at best.