Have your famjam at our place this Easter with a FEASTER dinner complete with sides!
Sunday, April 1, 2018
We have just arrived back in Toronto after many months away travelling in the US. We invited our kids and their children and partners to joint us. It was a great meal in honor of St. Patrick's day. Our server Olivia was absolutely amazing! Thanks Drake Commissary, we will be back.
The decoration and idea was very nice. However our service was terrible as we had to wait for over 30 mins before being served or even get a glass of water. The menu was great small but not enough variety of hot dishes for a brunch option, the food came and it was cold when we returned it it took another 30 mins to get it back. Lots of people came that day for brunch, people we noisy and more there to be seen rather than for the food. Having travelled and experienced many many other places we were overall disappointed with the food and the service.
My friends have the brisket and LOVED IT, but I had the soup (chicken stew) and it was not well-described to me (it ended up being very spicy and mostly pulled meat) and wasn't worth the cost in the end.
Food is more of experiential, we ordered Shashank’s, taste was ok, but looked awful, I would say looked unappetizing! Wouldn’t have ordered if i’ve seen it.
It is a hippie place! In an area that to be built...
After being seated it took the server 15 minutes to come by to give us water and ask if we wanted a drink. Once our drinks arrived we didn’t see the server again for quite sometime. We sat with our finished cocktails and empty water glasses for a long period of time before they came back to take our order. We ordered apps and our mains, along with wine. The server left and didn’t clear our empty glasses or refill our water. Once our apps and wine arrived we still had a cluttered table of empty glasses. After finishing our apps and wine we didn’t see a server again for 30 minutes. We sat with our empty wine, dirty dishes and empty water glasses. When the server finally remembered that we were still there, she told us that the kitchen was back logged and our mains would take a little while. At this point we had been waiting for them for 40 minutes. She was about to walk away without clearing the table or asking if we wanted anything. I had to ask her to bring us another glass of wine. When our food finally arrived the beef brisket was cold along with all the sides on the plate, clearly it had been sitting for quite sometime. It was terrible! The server eventually came over for a quality check, I told her the food was cold. In fairness she did offer to take it back, but by that time we had waited so long for our food and everything had been so horrendous that we didn’t want to spend anymore time there. The manager came by apologized for the terrible experience and compensated us, but that did not make up for such an awful dining experience.
Loved our dinner at the Drake Commissary.
The grilled octopus was spectacular and I really enjoyed the variety of things that can be used on their fresh in house baked bread.
I visited Drake Commissary for Valentines Day. We're big "drake" fans - restaurant wise - been to them all now :)
Im glad opentable reached out for feed back as there is no email contact on the website.
As fans - I wanted to pass on some notes on our dining experience there
1. Our waitress was lovely, but I wish she had not let us order the pickles, knowing we also ordered a charcuterie board. The exact same size and assortment of pickles was already included with that. Wish she'd have mentioned it wasn't necessary to get the order of pickles alone.
2. We received about a half a loaf of bread with our hummus and no one suggested we save some for the charcuterie board... This note will make sense after you read #3.
3. The charcuterie board. Why would you give us two small containers of pate (duck and chicken I believe) with only 1 piece of bread cut in half? What were we supposed to eat that with? Pate is not something that can be consumed without some kind of "vessel" (for lack of a better word) and we ended up not eating a majority of those pates. Waste of our money and your pates - esp when the bread made in-house is seemingly such a pride of the restaurant. We tasted the pate, then the bread was gone :( I'm sure the waitress would have gladly charged us for more bread had we asked :P But it just made NO SENSE to me and I refused.
We had a lovely time making fun of the pretentious people next to us however!
Considering the experience Drake has in this industry - be a bit more generous with cheap things with bread so people can enjoy the food they're paying for, the food we know you take so much time and care to prepare.
PS - the tiramisu ice cream is so weird. You should stop making that flavour or take notes from Bang Bang if you need to have it - yours just tasted like egg nog due to the rum flavour and dairy and not enough coffee and no texture/lady fingers at all.
Quiet night, Half off wine on Mondays which was great. We loved the cauliflower coconut soup! Server was amazing!
Great food - great vibe - great place to bring kids. We enjoyed the experience very much.
My only complaint would be that they left me a bit of a rude message about how I was late for my reservation while I was half way through my meal at their restaurant.
I love the ambiance of the Drake Commissary, however the portion sizes for the price are very small. There are also very few options for allergies. I have been twice now and both times have been u comforted ordering after I have communicated my allergy.
Amazing atmosphere, exceptional service and great food! Would recommend and I will definitely be going back. Gluten free options were limited but you could get everything without bread.
Constructive critasism: 1. you get smaller portions than other restaurants - which in itself isn’t bad - but that isn’t necessarily reflected in the price. 2. Gluten free options could be increased by 100% by having a GF bread option - this would have made a huge difference to me as a coeliac.
Beautiful space with delicious food + drink. Perfect date night with my husband.
Went for brunch, had the brisket, was very good. Others had the smoked salmon, said it was ok. The coffee/lattes were very good, had the maple flavour one. The spicy chocolate ice cream was nice. Very nice décor, great atmosphere, kid friendly place. Will come back.
Took my parents here for brunch. Not too crowded and also able to make reservations. Was totally enjoyable.
This is a self-conscious boite. Composed intellectual food. Go to be mentally stimulated in a foodie way. But reconsider if you’re after comfort and a more conventional brunch. I had two of the open face sandwiches. Beautiful presentation of cucumber, beef tartar and smashed avocado on hard thin pumpernickel-type bread; truly flavourful. Honestly delicious and exquisite, but not fun or happy. You’ll possibly leave still a bit hungry.
An out of the ordinary location and venue - Drake gets it right again
Food was original and well prepared - service competent and attentive
Noise level high - could use some absorption materials on walls or ceiling
Prices fare for what is provided - portions reasonable but not huge
So we ordered our meal which included soup main course , side veggie and 2 main course.
Soup arrived with the side veggie very quickly and we were told the main courses were also ready. But we just got out soup! Asking why we would want everything at once the waitress said some customers want all their food at once. Not even sure where everything would fit on a table for 2. Not impressed. Food was eh. And not worth the prices. Won’t go back
Food was delicious. The waitress was pleasant, accommodating and efficient. The entre portions were extremely small. We all ordered the brisket meal and then had to order another entre after we ate the first one....I kid you not. Never did this before at any restaurant. The second entre was much bigger. If the first one came out as big as the second one we wouldnt have had to order two. I guess the waitress told the kitchen our complaints. Anyways, everything was delicious but portion control needs to be reviewed. IMHO
P.S. Apple Pie with icecream was outstanding.
the location is somewhat remote, but the atmosphere and food was very good.
Appetizer portions were extremely small. Waitress was unattentive and impolite. Food was good. Space had a good vibe.
We had a great time! Was a bit loud
The food was excellent and good value.
The wine was expensive!!
I loved it. I had the avocado tartine and it was delicious. Spacious with a relaxed feeling.
The take out products are super. It's great that it's open for breakfast.
I felt that this place was pretty "meh". stuff i could make at home, and not even that great tasting. On the upside they have really good juice!
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.
our party of three had a delicious meal on new year's eve. we ordered Moroccan chicken, Italian pasta, fresh bread. everything tasted superb. everyone at our table was truly Impressed:-)
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.
Second time at Drake Commissary and I was not dissapointed. Good spot for dinner with friends or a nice brunch
Fabulous food, beautiful room but at night for dinner it’s impossible to carry on a conversation. The music is too loud and everyone has to shout over it.
Most unfortunate as other wise could be a great dining experience.
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.
The pumpernickel bagel a little tough to bite/cut- but salmon was delicious.
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.
WE had a great time!! The service was outstanding! Fun and energetic!
Not for a quite date
It was my birthday and they brought us free dishes!
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.
Olivia was our server and she was awesome! We'll definitely be asking for her next time we're there. Thank you Olivia! Octopus and brisket mains were delish. Tables are super close together so get ready to get to know the people you're sitting next to! ;)