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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.

128 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON M6R 2B7
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 8:30am - Late;

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 432-2922

Website:
http://www.thedrake.ca/commissary/

Parking Details:
128 Sterling Rd. parking lot and street parking available.

Public Transit:
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.

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Drake Commissary Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for a Date (18)
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Comfort Food (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Cozy (14)
Fun (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Quick Bite (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
Healthy (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Great for Brunch (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Authentic (6)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Organic (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Business Meals (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Great Beer (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

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).

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Organic, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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:-)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Spicy, Cozy, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Second time at Drake Commissary and I was not dissapointed. Good spot for dinner with friends or a nice brunch

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The pumpernickel bagel a little tough to bite/cut- but salmon was delicious.
Coffee excellent!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

WE had a great time!! The service was outstanding! Fun and energetic!
Not for a quite date

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

It was my birthday and they brought us free dishes!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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! ;)

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Very cozy atmosphere, great comfort food. Unfortunately was sitting next to the waiters station, too close for comfort. Also had a great waitress, however she left her shift without letting us know, very odd. Overall experience was favourable.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We liked the Pinot Noir rose you serve - shared the fish and meat and cheese platters - they were tasty / but kind of sparsely populated given their price points

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great spot for brunch or coffee or dinner

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Hannah was our server and she was phenomenal. Educated, courteous, friendly, honest and caring across sincere. Hannah added value to our dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Healthy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great service, delicious cocktails, and really nice decor. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was great. the food was not as good as my last time. I was disappointed. The marocain chicken was soso. The brisket ok, the potatoes dried up. the cauliflower was the best part of the diner. I am not sure I will go back.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Authentic, Organic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Really good environment, nice decor. Seasonal food was excellent. However it took almost 15 minutes to get our lunch order. Yes our waitress was very busy, but no other waitresses bothered to step in when we were clearly waiting for service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Quick Bite
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was okay, but came way too fast compared to the coffee, which didn't show up until after we were done. Decent venue, however loud thumping music causes people who are together for an outing to literally shout at each other. Pas bon!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

food and service were good but noise level was too high to carry a conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Wonderful experience
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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

The food was amazing. The server we got wasn't nice though.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We’ve been trying so many items off their menus and we are pleasantly surprised every time. This time we tried 3 different types of pizza, their home made pasta, and the miso cauliflower. Absolutely delicious!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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 :(

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Such a great atmosphere, lovely staff and wonderful food.

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Authentic
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