Drake Commissary

4.5
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The Commissary is your community hub for all things made-from-scratch. This eat-in restaurant, a go-to for grab-and-go, a prepared fare destination, and a culinary workshop to dine in or to take-out. It is located in the evolving Junction Triangle area along Sterling Road, a destination recently coined as “newly hip” by the New York Times. It is 8,000 sq. ft. of innovation and experimentation as chefs, bakers, guests and makers participate in an animated exchange around the creation, presentation and consumption of food in an art-filled environment.
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K
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Costs $40 for 2 salmon cream cheese bagels. Would cost $15 anywhere else. Didn't even use real smoked salmon. Was some gross mushed up puree with 2 pieces of dill. Nothing else in the sandwich. Still hungry after meal so went to McDonald's. Wish the waitress told us. Huge disappointment. Also loud restaurant.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

My friend and I shared a table and we happy to visit and have a light late lunch. We were unaware that the

SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm ambience, chic casual vibe, superb food, friendly service. The Caesar salad is the best in the city! LOTS of free parking in their own parking lot. Worth finding even if very slightly off the beaten track!!

DW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was so accommodating, friendly and personable. The food? Delicious, we tried each others dishes and couldn't decide which we liked best. We had the charcuterie platter, steak, haddock, brisket, oh my. Honey-orange gelato - mmmm. Can't wait to go back.

D
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here always good food and a good time

R
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was lovely for a family gathering. We were there for a late lunch on Christmas Eve so did not experience the full magnitude of your menu. It was a lively place to gather as a family- thank-you

B
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent comfort foods. Ordered Grandma's Buccatini and meatballs and also the flat top burger. And don't forget to order bread and butter!

WL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The biggest problem is lack of parking. Otherwise, the dining experience was really good.

VT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Too noisy on weekends brunch compared to other times.
Slice of sourdough bread with avocado and egg was overpriced at $16 with nothing else in the plate, no salad or decoration in that white plate. The bread was too toasted and hard to break or cut with a knife. Previous times were better.

TT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We went for a work lunch and the ambiance, location, food, was top notch and I would highly recommend.
Service was a 3/5 don't go if you are at all in a rush its quite slow and not super attentive to water refills, getting the bill etc. When we asked for things like extra hot water for tea or ketchup for fries it felt like we were bugging the servers based off their reaction.
Not a reason NOT to go as everything else is absolutely 10 out of 10.

JL
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely fan-freaking-tastic. In TO on. A four day 3-night biz trip and we loved it so much we came back twice!! The flavour palette is balanced so well. Rich flavours and not overwhelming portions for any one thing. An absolute pleasure. I would definitely come back any time I visit.

D
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New to the area our 4th time there fast becoming my favourite spot. Great atmosphere great food

D
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My fourth time there always enjoy the food and love the ambiance. Expect to return very soon. I did have an issue with the table initially one chair was beside a pole but they addressed and moved us right away! Good service!!

AC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great atmosphere/vibe. Interesting menu. Unfortunately service VERY slow. But friendly!!!

TB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Unique menu. Love it that you can make a reservation online- I despise lineups. Great atmosphere. Blueberry scones yum! The menu is slightly more pricey than most brunch menus, but they are using quality ingredients.

K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had the buckwheat pancakes and they did not disappoint. Lots of gluten free options but be sure to speak with your server to ensure all aspects of your order are suitable for gluten free diet. Great service and ambience. Would totally recommend for weekend brunch or lunch.

BW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space and service, and enjoyed the food. Went for lunch and I would definitely go back.

CW
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We actually had very poor service on Friday. Three different servers over our time there and none of them were particularly attentive.

CW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My first time at the Drake Commissary. It was excellent. Service was prompt and attentive. Food was delicious. My guest enjoyed a glass of the microbrewery next door's amber lager. My other guest texted her daughter to let her know she had found a new neighbourhood hang out. If you're in the west end, its a great place to meet and eat.

D
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for brunch delicious!!

A
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch as usual ☀️

KK
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous anytime! Breakfast lunch or dinner. Creative and delicious fare, super fresh. Great coffee. Attentive servers. Cool arty atmosphere. Have been often and never disappointed.

W
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

There’s a good vibe at this restaurant though it’s a bit noisy. Food selection and taste was delicious. Service initially was good then it really slowed down. I’d try it again though.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had an amazing dinner at the Commissary. The food was incredible and the service was outstanding - highly recommend the zucchini fritters!! We will definitely be back!

D
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place only my second time there will definitely be coming back

J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, even better food! A variety of options for brunch. Cozy and gorgeous space.

AM
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time for brunch before going to the MOCA. The food was delicious as always and so were the drinks. Coffee was fresh, tea was hot. Will definitely be back but maybe not too soon as the prices are a little high but understandably so. The scones...oh goodness get the scones even as a take away snack for later on in the day.

JP
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We booked for the Turkey dinner. We were surprised to be offered brunch when we got there. The link in the email suggested the booking was for Turkey dinner. We mis-understood.

One of our party is gluten and dairy-free. They had a hard time finding something in the brunch menu to eat.

Good space and talent otherwise.

BW
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. A new tradition perhaps. Everything was so flavourful and perfectly cooked.

C
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

If you are going for brunch & want a hip atmosphere and great tasting food, this is the place. My only issue is that we spend $90 on 2 people for brunch. $5 cup of tea is a bit ridiculous & although the food is delicious, the portions don't warrant the price. $17 for a smoked salmon bagel, does not even come with a side salad or anything? nice for a treat, maybe 1 x a year.

OU
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food is creative and good. It is expensive for what you get though so I’m not sure the value is there. You are definitely paying for The Drake brand. That said, the experience as a whole is very good. The ambiance is unique as is the location. You definitely feel like you’ve done something different and fun.

F
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and really enjoyed it. The menu was very creative and tasty! Service was friendly and attentive and the design/decor was beautiful. Looking forward to coming back in the near future with my team.

BU
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot.
Easy menu.
Fun times.
Great design!
Great for hosting a business lunch!

CW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional! So fresh and delicious!

Y
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

not if they wanted to have conversation. it is too loud

A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great servers, great food. awesome evening. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

All good- was a surprised they served a drink w a plastic straw. Should be an option- lose single use plastic.

OT
Toronto
50 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal - absolutely love Sunday brunch. Great new brunch menu.

S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Unfortunately we had two different servers over the course of our meal and in the exchange our mains were forgotten. After asking about our order the servers explained what happened but there was no offer of a discount/dessert etc. to try to compensate for the forgotten meals that would never have arrived if we hadn’t asked about them!

AN
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, good recommendations from the server. Only thing preventing a full 5* was the time it took to get our bill. At least 20 minutes. When you’re done, you’re done ya know?

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