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About Drake Commissary
The Drake is getting to work at our newest location: Drake Commissary. Production meets innovation in an 8,000-square foot culinary workshop in the Junction Triangle, right across from the iconic Tower Automotive Building and new home to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto (MOCA). Alongside neighbours Henderson Brewing and House of Anansi Press, Drake Commissary is paying homage to the history of 128 Sterling Rd., a former manufacturing building as a “gastronomic town square”, blending the lines between guests, bakers, chefs, + makers. We’re taking our values for high-quality food + local ingredients to the next level with fresh-made breads, pastas, charcuterie + pantry items for you to enjoy on the spot or take home. And bringing good food + culture to the people is our bread + butter.
Toronto, ON M6R 2B7
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 8:30am - Late;
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
128 Sterling Rd. parking lot and street parking available.
The Commissary can be accessed via TTC by walking south from Dundas West subway station, walking north from the Dundas St + Sterling Rd streetcar stop, or via GO train/UP Express from the Bloor station.
Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Drake Commissary Ratings and Reviews
We came here for brunch with some friends. It's nice that there is a bigger brunch place that's in the Junction Triangle, as most spots in the neighbourhood are small and impossible to get a spot.
The space is beautiful and unique - love that they are set up kind of like a mini market and you can buy their gourmet foods. It's kid friendly, as our little one was running all over the place.
The people who work here are very friendly, however our one server wasn't the most personable. Service was pretty fast and the food was tasty. Their menu has a good selection, however, if you are coming for breakfast/brunch, you need to be in the mindset of breakfast sandwiches and pastries a la carte, as opposed to a full breakfast (eggs, homefries and bacon).
The only negative comment we have is that we ordered the brocolini/green bean dish under the veggie section and we were surprised that it was a cold dish. Although we did find it tasty we both felt it would have been tastier warm. The hummus was excellent as was the bread basket and the roasted chicken sandwich. We really enjoyed ourselves and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Modern, classy, vibrant, eye catching. These are all words I would use to describe my experience at Drake Commissary on NYE this year. It felt more like some obscure modern display of art than a restaurant. You’re first met with feint music in the distance that grows louder as you approach the front entrance. A large screen is projected onto a wall adjacent to the front doors, playing the same captivating film art that you’ll find being shown throughout the restaurant. The ambiance of Drake Commissary was truly a unique experience.
The food offered by the establishment was nothing to scoff at either. The menu was much shorter than I expected, but well rounded. That night I had a perfectly cooked beef roast that practically melted in my mouth. It was served with roasted potatoes that were unfortunately a bit overcooked, crisp dill pickles, and a spicy dijon mustard sauce. It all complimented each other wonderfully. For dessert I had a creamy, made in house pistachio gelato.
Overall, Drake Commissary was an exceedingly positive experience filled with mesmerizing art and mouth watering food. I would highly recommend this establishment to all who appreciate all aspects of a dining out experience as a whole.
We were celebrating Christmas with our daughter’s family from Vancouver. We were 9 including an infant and 2 and 8 year olds. It was an ideal setting not crowded at 5 pm. Food tasty and service quick. Although it filled up they didn’t rush us. Portions a little on the modest side.
Heard about the place and finally had the chance to go there with friends. Not a busy night (Sunday) which was perfect for us. Food was good except the octopus (way too soft) compare to what we ate in other places. Price point is pretty high and the food is fresh but it would be great to get a side dish with your meal or bigger portions perhaps. Service was nice and the atmosphere is very warm and cozy.
I chose to eat at the Drake Commissary based on one pic from Blog TO (as attached). It was delish! The taste was as rich and authentic and fresh as you would buy off the train platform while travelling the Trans-Siberian Railway. I loved it! The coffee was great and hot and not in a small cup, which for me can be a deal-breaker when it comes to returning to a brunch spot. The decor is interesting and warm and how can you not have fun at a place that has a photo booth? The crowd was a mixed bag of nuts and I was happy to see families with small children there as I would like to return with my toddler and partner to try more things on the menu. The parking spots are a bonus as in T.O. that is a BIG plus. Last but not least, the staff were great+! They were friendly and fun and efficient; as good as can be.
Visited for brunch, delicious array of sweet and savoury. Was able to book a table in advance and take home bread after. Great cocktails, the brunch drinks were mostly ceaser based but we were able to order from the regular menu too. Great server and they didn't rush us out. Really nice decor, would come back for an evening visit.
Went for my parents 33rd wedding anniversary and experienced quite the poor time. I had called in prior to our reso to ask that a cocktail be brought to the table once we sat. Didn’t happened. Sever came by (20mins after we sat) and took our drink order... I spoke to the hostess to try and rectify it and what happened isn’t what was discussed. My mom didn’t receive the drink she order and was the only one getting a ‘special’ cocktail. Food was alright, the interior is beautiful. But definitely won’t be back.
I was let down by this place. The food portions were small, contain no side dishes, and over priced for what you get. If you are into really tasty snacking food, This might be your place. But if I'm being charged for a meal, I want to get a whole meal.
Went with 6 of us, and no one was impressed.
I expected more from the drake brand.
Great experience, staff members made this place even more memorable. The only glitch i would like to mention is, one portion of cauliflower was obviously smaller than the other person's portion.
I am sorry I didn't order bread, next time i will definitely order bread from your bakery.
Our dining experience at the Drake was very good and this is primarily because of the great service provided by Chelsea. She was there when we needed/wanted her but not intrusive and had wonderful sense of humour. Chelsea made our get together with a friend from out of town pleasurable.
The location is impressive, as well as decoration and furniture. However, the food we had was very basic and nothing special. When leaving, we saw that the pizza I had ordered was just lying on a tray on the counter, so it was apparently not even fresh. For the price we paid we thought that was disappointing.
The food was really disappointing. We started with the much-hyped house baked bread with an assortment of pickles/carrots/cheese, all of which were 'meh'. Cocktails tasted more like a juice box- I was surprised as they're usually good at the other Drake location. The greens salad was tasty, however. The eggplant chitarra pasta was mushy and therefore inedible- how does that happen in a place that takes its food so seriously? The Kung Pow chicken dish was good enough. Miso cauliflower and sesame rapini were the highlight. We ended with the tiramisu- they serve a huge portion of it, but it tasted like something you might find at CoffeeTime and so we didn't have more than a bite or two. They should try the tiramisu at any number of other local restaurants and takes some tips from them.
we arrived for a friend get together and were seated promptly. our server was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and made great recommendations both for food and wine. She was super attentive and fun. I had the seafood salad and soup of the day both were yummy (seafood salad could have been a tad less salty), my friend had pasta of the day and LOVED it and my other friend had the vegetarian sandwich and really loved it. Desserts we delicous too! such a good vibe happening at the Drake Commissary. Highly recommend it.
First, I want to say that I am a huge fan of the Drake brand. I've given 5 stars to every other restaurant experience both in Toronto & PEC. I booked my Mom & I in for lunch to celebrate the purchase of my wedding dress - we just came from the store and we're excited to sit down and enjoy a great meal.
In my opinion, the options for brunch were all really disappointing. The ambiance was beautiful and our server was amazing, but it really fell short for me overall.
The general area was too loud for us, so they let us sit in the closed off section
?Paddy, our waiter was fantastic. Made helpful suggestions and was there with extra water before I was even aware I needed it.
The food was pretty good, but other drakes are better
But ambience and staff full marks!
Our first time at the Drake Commissary. We had a reservation for 11:45am, arrived 5 mins early and were told our table was almost ready... we didn't get seated until 25 mins later. Service was very friendly, but extremely slow. It took over an hour to get our food. We didn't leave until 2pm. That was one too-many hours of sitting and waiting. The team is great and the food was good, but they were extremely busy and really need to staff up on the weekends.
This was my second visit to the Drake C. 1st visit was great! the service was fabulous and the food very tasty. However, my second visit leaves me wondering if there will be a 3rd visit! The service was terrible, our waitress was not at all friendly and appeared to be annoyed at any requests we made (and we did not make many requests and any that we did were not unreasonable). The food was not as good as the first visit. Overall disappointing :(
Great laidback service and atmosphere. We sat outside which was really enjoyable on a hot summer night. I can't believe there are only single stall washrooms per gender, however. The space is too big for that - maybe there are others of which I was not aware however the host did direct me to the washrooms. May return when in the neighbourhood but probably won't travel long distances to get there.
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