Amazing vibe and delicious food. Portions are pretty small for what you get and the price but definitely worth checking out if you're visiting the MOCA or in the area.
The girl working the front (seating tables) between 5 and 7 wearing a blue shirt was entire incompetent. My family went in to asl if we could make a reservation for 6:30 after we viewed the banksy exhibit and she said “ sorry, we are all booked for tonight”. Then I went to open table app and there was availability all night. This is extremely bad customer service and hosts should know that if they are having trouble checking availability, lying to a customer is a great way to reduce sales and drive clients away. What a mess!!
The food was great and loved the decor. The charcuterie and cheese board are a must ;)...and potatoes! Enjoy.
I came with my family on Father’s Day. We all come with a background in the restaurant business as my dad owned a restaurant his whole life where we (his kids) worked for a great number of years. That being said, we’re understanding to problematic situations that could lead to a delay in service. However, to our disappointment, a family that was seated 10 minutes after we had ordered, received, and finished their food before ours arrived. We got multiple apologies from a few different servers. One of my brothers got his meal while the rest of us sat and waited. The only reason he got his was because the server mistakenly gave it to him instead of a person who ordered the same thing at a different table. A server who was not even ours, apologized for the mistake and said it won’t be much of a wait for the rest of the orders even though we “just ordered”. We politely corrected her that we had ordered over half an hour ago. I just thought it was obnoxious for a server who was not involved with our table, tell us when we ordered, as she clearly had no idea. One by one, we all got our food, but unfortunately, my dad’s food was the last to arrive. My husband began to complain about the wait (his food came last with my dad’s) which warranted the server to get the manager, who promptly apologized, and ultimately removed their meals from the bill, so they ate for free. The food was very good, a saving grace. It’s a nice place, nice decor inside. I like the open-concept kitchen. Just an unfortunate event that hopefully doesn’t happen on a regular basis.
Impeccable service and the food was delicious. Highlights include the fresh-baked sourdough bread and hummus and tuna nicoise salad. Manager Adam made sure that we were well taken care of!
I eat out a lot, all over the world. For all the hype, I was expecting a better menu choice.
The portion sizes were tiny for the price. Not small. Tiny! The menu was confusing. Not only did i think the meal was barely a pass, but so did the diners around me. I am not a beer drinker, but I did try the Drake beer which is a house specialty. And I thought it was really good. There is free parking, so I guess that was a plus. The art is really nice and the proximity to the brewery and the Banksy exhibit makes it interesting. I would recommend if you wanted an overpriced charcuterie board and a beer.
The food was very good with unique flavors. The portions were a good size save for the small portions of cheese on the cheese plate. $7 for their homemade sourdough and butter was different. Tried the bread and it was delicious.
We sat outside and it was quite comfortable even with picnic tables. Unfortunately the view is of a parking lot and construction.
Overall we enjoyed the evening and would go again.
The brisket plate and the lamb ribs were amazing! Great service and a very cool atmosphere, would definitely go again!
Even though we had a reservation and it was not busy when we arrived, it took a long time to place our order and then even longer to get it. After waiting more than an hour I had to get up and go over to the waitress and tell her we needed to get our food because we were going to miss our next appointment. The food was very disappointing. Everything is already pre-made so all they have to do is warm it up and carry it to the tables, but they couldn’t even get that right.A $70 lunch that wasn’t worth $20
I was late for my reservation but was treated exceptionally well regardless. Our waitresses were very friendly and knowledgeable and our delicious meals arrived within an acceptable period. Everyone enjoyed their meals very much. We found it quite noisy but the atmosphere was so eclectic that it was worth putting up with. My only hesitation for giving an outstanding review is that the staff was stretched beyond their abilities. Our waitress disappeared for over twenty minutes after we had finished and we eventually had to find another one to give us our bill. She was very efficient and gave no hint of being bothered by our request. Loved the layout and atmosphere and friendly staff and would definitely return.
Lives up to The Drake brand.
We were there for brunch. It wasn't the traditional breakfast menu which threw me off, however it satiated our brunch hunger beautifully. Wonderful food, so delicious with great presentation.
Staff was efficient and friendly.
Will totally go back given the opportunity.
Drake Commissary is cool and the décor is nice. The food is somewhat pricey - I had the Fish Board which only included 3 very small pieces of smoked salmon and 3 very small pieces of pickeled herring
A great offshoot of the Drake chain joining the community of the Lower Junction. Food and service is comparable to other Drake locations but the Commisary felt more attuned to group meals and patio drinks on summer nights. One gripe: service was a little slow.
Terrible slow service took 20 minutes for our first round of beverages to arrive, EXTREMELY noisy to the point that the waitress could not hear us providing her with our order. Over all not a good experience and will likely not return. Slow, expensive and again very noisy! Long way to go.
The white wine suggested was delicious and paired super well with my meal. The service was good given how busy a Saturday night can be. Therefore, I found the noise level to be a bit loud for my personal comfort.
I usually love the Commissary, but this time, the service was pretty terrible. We ordered drinks before the meal, and by the time we received our meal and finished eating it, our drinks were still on the way. Overall, it took them 35 minutes to make an old fashioned!
As usually though, they didn’t disappoint on the quality of the food.
Poorly managed, food was ok. You’d think they’d have it down to a science by now. I wasn’t expecting great, just easy, and we really had to hunt down our server to get the check and two items were forgotten. But I don’t blame the service on a server, management should use their resources better- the kitchen was also running a half-hour behind we were told.
Wonderful experience overall. Service & Food- exceptional!!! Patio seating is also a bonus. Truly a Neighbourhood Gem!!
Came with 4 others for brunch, were sat at the patio as requested. It was nicely shaded. Erika was very attentive and a pleasure to be served by. The food was fantastic. The shakshuka is strongly recommended and made with care to accommodate my lactose intolerance. Even though the portions were sufficiently generous we somehow found room for dessert. The selection of ice creams and sorbets were unctuous and delicious. The zephyr white chocolate sorbet is so rich, its mouth-feel is just like ice cream but dairy free.
Neglectful service. Long delay between appetizer and main course. Pasta warm only not hot. A shame because it could so easily have been very good
Artsy ambiance, delicious and fresh food, good service, easy to get reservations and accommodate larger groups, perfect atmosphere for conversation over a tasty meal and drinks.
Quick dinner. Creative and delicious food!
The pastries weren't fresh and the fruit portion was literally one grape per person. It was really overpriced.
Mothers Day brunch. We have a group of 5 and the food was great. Love the atmosphere. Great location. Over priced.
Totally dreadful experience at Drake Commissary for Mother’s Day Brunch. Menu was based on a prix fixe selection which usually enhances the service experience with a limited number of choices for the restaurant to manage. Not the case here. Service was beyond bad. We were constantly having to ask for everything....to order, to have our water glasses filled, for the bill etc. No one seemed to be in charge. Quality of the food was sub par especially for $38 per person charge. Fruit offering was paltry and two of the egg dishes were just not appetizing at all Dessert of profiteroles were like overly sweet chocolate donuts. Nobody liked them or ate more than half. Would never go back to this restaurant.
Great service and food! Great brunch options and delicious coffee.
Food was good, space interesting
Very good food. Patio is a fun spot but too many babies!
Great place, great food. Only down side is that the tables are too close together, making it difficult to have a private conversation.
Lunch with a friend. The place has a great feel, I have eaten there in the past, but this time, the Drake sandwich was greasy and lacked taste - somewhat disappointing. The menue was also much slimmer than in the past - no pasta - no cooked meals. The salad offering quite standard
Great spot for a snack and a glass of wine
Food was delicious, service was nice and unpretentious. Wine list very good but somewhat overpriced. Only real problem is the lack of parking in the lot and practically none on the street.
Waitress was scattered!
trendy hot spot in west end
food was yummy, cool design would recommend for a fun night out
They were able to accommodate our group of 7, everyone enjoyed their meal, service was attentive and didn’t rush us. Since it was fairly slow when we departed they were able to accommodate our request for separate cheques.
Loved the atmosphere, but food was exceptionally underwhelming, we had the briscuit and octopus (favourites for the both of us, on most menus).
Octopus was over powered by flavour of the purée underneath, and not charred enough to have flavour. Briscuit was exceptionally bland and lack lustre.
Drinks were over priced. Service was sub-par, and not attentive.
It’s a shame, we were looking forward to enjoying an evening there but left as soon as we finished our meals, heading for a favoured restaurant on Dundas.
Very disappointed with the Brisket, it was 30% fat, and came to my table in 3 minutes after ordering it- which screams microwave.
The potato’s were so dry, and the beans were cold pickled bean... all in all I’d have rather gone just about anywhere for our 16th Anniversary.
I won’t go back unless I want a coffee...
Their cocktails were great, but food was just decent especially for the price. Service was also lacking. Our server disappeared for a period of time and we had to wave to get attention, water was not refilled Etc. It was especially a disappointing since it took us an hour to get to the restaurant, we definitely will not go again
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.