While the restaurant remains closed, the bakery/counter, bottle shop and larder remain open and stocked with fresh bread, cured meats, sauces, and meals ready to heat + eat.
Drake Commissary is a restaurant, a go-to for grab-and-go, a prepared fare destination, and a culinary workshop in the evolving Junction Triangle area. It's 8,000 sq. ft. of innovation and experimentation as chefs, bakers, guests + makers participate in an animated exchange around the creation, presentation + consumption of food in an art-filled environment. So make the Commissary your community hub for all things made-from-scratch.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Always great at the Drake Commissary. Never disappoints!
Great place to eat. Different vibe during the pandemic.
Still a fun place to dine. Awesome food.
The food was great and the service was good. We will be back!
fantastic food and service :)
Overall clean. But given they empathize their "Good Clean Fun Policy" it falls a bit short when the washrooms were not touchless and no paper towels available to dry your hands and to open the doors. Air dryers are the worst for spreading germs, regardless of covid, Luckily, I always carry tissues for that very reason.
When the staff use the washrooms, despite if they wash them, when they touch the door handles, then go to the kitchen to prepare the food, how hygienic is that? Not at all!
Regardless of covid or not this is not very good practice.
Incredible food, service and covid precautions. We had a wonderful dinner and will definitely be returning!
Watched a restaurant do its best to adapt to the new normal, and the staff is doing a great job.
The hamburger is great.
The only reason why I marked 4/5 for value is that the takeout menu has the burger at $12.00, and the dine-in price is at $18.00. What was not made clear is if the take-away meal comes with fries - but even if that is the case - a $6.00 variance seems excessive.
I get that it’s difficult for restaurants to keep up the same quality level but food wasn’t very good. Fries were meh and the wings were strangely spiced. I’ve eaten there a few times when life was normal so know they can do much better even with their much smaller menu.
The peach and tomato salad was delicious and generous! The Strawberry elderflower French toast was also a hit!
Great hidden gem tucked away in an industrial area. Interiors are beautiful, artistic open vibe. Food and drinks were great. Will return in the future!
Delicious meal on the patio, contactless menu option, lots of space.
Great venue, amazing food and decent service!
A hidden gem with a nice patio. Food was imaginative and tasty. Service very friendly.
The breakfast sandwich is SOOOOOOOOOOO
Good :~) Blow your mind, best breakfast sandwich of life, good. I almost dont want to tell you how good it is becauuuuse when you eat it, you will want to eat it everyday and you will make it harder for me to get a reservation. So...dont do that please :~)
Went for brunch. I called ahead to make sure they could accommodate allergies as they have a limited menu due to Covid. I was told that they would be ‘very accommodating’ however when we arrived our server kept saying things couldn’t get substituted etc... therefore they were not accommodating. Luckily my cousin was okay with eating French fries as her meal but it was not ideal.
I’m an avid supporter of all Drake venues and have been to the commissary several times, this was just one of those frustrating experiences.
A Good Cocktail
The room felt a bit tense due to the newness of in-restaurant dining
That is not a negative towards the operator or staff, but a reality
Second time back and the service continues to be the downfall of this great spot. Understanding we all need to be patient given the circumstances, their patio is just flat out under-staffed. My husband waited 15 minutes at our table upon arrival and no one even came by with water or to take a beer order. Little things that add up like quality checks, beverage top ups, clearing of plates - none of it was happening. So much so that we wanted dessert but just asked for the bill.
Friendly staff, accommodating, great food selection, comfortable ambiance.
Lovely supper outside on their colourful patio. Their GoodCleanFun Covid initiative was clear, had temperature checked and tables marked as sanitized. Food was amazing as always, cocktails to do for!
We chose to eat on the patio, which had ample space between tables and a good amount of shade. This is so much quieter than many other patios because it is not on a street. All COVID precautions were being taken very seriously.
It was a very enjoyable meal.
We enjoyed our experience. We all went to get coffee and it was a great place to catch up.
Even though we were sat in what is basically car park - it was great!
The food was delicious and we LOVED the cocktails, the music selection we all (ages 16, 28, 34 and 60) thought was great (not too loud not too quiet).
Service could have been better, not massively attentive, other than when up-selling for us to order more drinks.
We ended up with no cutlery at one point and had to ask twice for more napkins - that said we still gave a generous tip to the staff for showing up and serving us during covid.
All in all a good experience - we will be back.
This was our first night out since Covid hit, and we were really looking forward to our first patio dining experience. We had never eaten at the commissary before, so this was also a new venue for us. I am gluten-free and was happy to see the gluten-free items clearly identified on the menu. We ordered a round of drinks and appetizers to start and ordered our mains shortly after. As a former server, I was a bit concerned that our server was not writing anything down, especially because we had asked for his recommendations and engaged him in conversation. He did not seem familiar with the menu at all and struggled to recommend a wine and his favourite dishes for us to try. Anytime we asked a question he seemed quite annoyed and began to treat us with more and more disdain as the night went on. The drinks were incredible, but the apps were mediocre at best. The dishes seemed to be using all of the same ingredients and flavours. Two of us ordered the same salad (halloumi salad) which was clearly identified as GF on the menu and requested to add chicken. We also ordered one brisket and one chicken sandwich. My husband asked for some hot sauce which never came, despite several reminders. The salads arrived sans chicken and also without halloumi. It was a $20 bowl of greens. When I asked about the toppings the waiter proceeded to tell me that the halloumi likely was cross-contaminated, so he made the decision to leave it off of my salad (without consulting me first) and forgot to enter the chicken. If a menu item is not truly gluten-free, why would you identify it that way on the menu? Had he told me that to begin with, I could’ve modified my order accordingly. He then returned with a few pieces of COLD sliced chicken to put on top of my salad (not even a close to a whole chicken breast) and could not conceal his eye rolls upon delivering it to our table. Honestly, the terrible service really ruined the experience for us, and the food was just OK. We will never return.
Great amount of fun non-alcoholic drink options.
Friendly welcome , with immediate service by personable waitress.
excellent food experience. The salad was well thought out with a balanced textur and flavour.
some attention given to the : "sun factor" as we were ivited to change table to a slightly more shady one.
Congratulations to staff and leadership on holding out during this stressful period .
Our party was seated on the patio which had a very fun vibe, with relaxing and upbeat music. The waitress we had provided excellent service. I would definitely come back and recommend this place.
The menu did not provide a lot of variety, but the dishes that we ordered were all delicious (chicken sandwich, burger, and veggie burgers). Drink menu had good selection.
Amazing food: Tomato - Peach -Moza Salad & Commissary Birher
As usual the Drake provide a very good meal, with excellent quality service. The food was delicious and the staff were really great. I always enjoy my time at Drake.
Visiting the Drake Commissary will remind you of the Before Times. Highly recommended. The food was excellent and everyone worked hard to make our time on the patio relaxing and enjoyable. Thanks to the chef and to the amazing staff working on the patio.
Friendly, helpful wait staff. Delightful (and socially distant) patio. Excellent food and beverages (we had babaganoush, burgers fries, beer). Only minor issue was that the app was brought to the table at the same time as the mains - would have preferred the app earlier.
great experience. waiters/waitress were very knowkedgeable.
Outdoor patio - not high on ambiance but necessary during Covid - although allowed now their indoors was not available ( nor am I ready to eat indoors anywhere as yet)
Good attentive service and food was as ordered - delicious and well presented on plate
Appreciate that the patio is open for service. Our waitress Olivia as always was outstanding. However, we found that all three drinks we ordered were either watered down or not of the quality expected. The food was mediocre at best.
Great health protocols , best patio so far . The food was amazing
The food was delicious and the sangria was so refreshing. Definitely try out the roasted eggplant dip!
Out server was great, very helpful and the patio was very covid friendly and all was delicious!
During Stage-2 opening of patios reservations are recommended due to limited seating. As always cocktails, food, and service are terrific.
Great patio in the junction area. Great cocktails and good selection of wine! Perfect spot for apps and a couple drinks.
Drake Commissary offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 432-2922 ext. 1.
Drake Commissary is rated 4.3 stars by 401 OpenTable diners.
Drake Commissary does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.drakegeneralstore.ca/collections/drake-hotel-properties-gift-cards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.