Drake Mini Bar

4.4
23 reviews
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Early-morning rituals, late-night snacks + everything in between; Drake Mini Bar is paying homage to the classic hotel bar experience with the unique Drake personality that you know and love. We're serving up bar-friendly bites with hand-crafted cocktails, an eclectic wine list, craft beers + non-alcoholic Temperance cocktails in The Drake's smallest space yet. Consider this your après work watering hole, pre- or post-theatre destination where every dish on the bar menu is a go-to and cocktails are mixed to perfection. We can’t wait to see how you experience Mini Bar.
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartender was attentive informative, polite and made great rapport with us. Ambiance was beautiful and drinks were made perfectly - will definitely be coming back with friends

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NC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Drake Mini bar is an almost hole in the wall style bar. The outside is very misleading and at first looks like the outside of an airport cafe, BUT inside is absolutely gorgeous. The ambiance is trendy and casual. The food is good but pricy and there are limited vegetarian/vegan options but the staff are very accommodating! I'd go to the drake bar again but more for a fun night of bar hopping then anything else.

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n
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pretty good food and amazing service. food portion was a bit small tho.

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s
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Me and two other friends went there for dinner tonight. It was a good experience overall. However for the price it charges, I expected a higher quality and quantity of food. The service was really nice, the waiter was friendly. It was a bit noisy, after all it is a place for socializing. But I don't think I will go there again.

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AL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Don’t get me started on the cocktails, top shelf! Quieter than the Drake 150 next door, very much enjoyed. Will be back:)

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AV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food selection for lunch was surprisingly limited. Very few (if any) sensible options. In fact both myself and my guest were disappointed. In an era when people are more conscious of their food and the impact it has on their health, this isn’t anywhere close to a good place that I would recommend.

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M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance was great but the volume level was a bit high so difficult to have conversations

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TT
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Despite a bit of a bizarre set-up and location, Drake mini-bar comes through in all respects, greetings, service, handcrafted cocktails, great wine by the glass options, and every bite of food tasty, creative and well executed even if a little pricey for a regular occasion, although all well worth it . More refined than its big brother across the hall.

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LE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We requested patio sitting and they gladly accommodated. The cocktail drink, maharaja we had was perfect. Food was great and the dessert was amazing, chiffon cake with lemon meregue filling with pineapple.

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CH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue, well located to the Royal Alexandra Theatre for a nice dinner and glass of wine before the show. The service was wonderful and our server was very knowledgeable about the wine list. Will definitely be back again!

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JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great birthday lunch here with work colleagues. The food and service were excellent!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent light dinner. The wedges were perfection. (Crispy outside, creamy inside). Relaxed, handsome atmosphere. There was a DJ, but they were playing music of our era, and it was the perfect volume. Will go again.

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RK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good ambiance, cozy feel. Food is a bit over-seasoned (stake tartar and salmon ceviche), wine list is large and reasonably priced. Great cocktails, also reasonably priced. Worth a visit for an after work drink. Will not return to eat.

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OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Great drinks.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely service!

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GM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great wine selection and delicious food. Everyone from the hostess to the servers were just delightful.

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TO
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic.

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O
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the most amazing experience. Our friend has a (new/major) food allergy and the team was incredible. Kind, compassionate and diligent. Best service!!

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PT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service as always was excellent. The manager Melissa and Ashley are wonderful and always ready to help!

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BM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was great, attentive but not in our faces. We stayed a long time and they didn't rush us out.
Food was delicious
Only comment on price was the Burrowing owl wine price per glass. Pricey and it's a BC wine not a wine from a far away country( we didn't order it)
Otherwise a tasty lunch shared with a good friend
She loved her meal too
Small portion, but just enough for lunch

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MS
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The “baked bay scallops” served on a seashell with gruyere cheese and unsalted butter / cream sauce was to literally die for. The second dish mussels with chimichurri and white wine broth was tangy, and the mussels were cooked to perfection. The third dish, charred asparagus, came with a delightful miso glaze and sesame seed coating, which personally reflected a close vibe to Turkish/Mediterranean kitchen and the additional garlic butter mayo, is simply a spread that I want on all my sandwiches moving on. Final dish octopus a la plancha was a love child of a shakshuka and octopus. My partner and I have been going at multiple octopus dishes as it is the “hype” for the summer in multiple restaurants, yet this vibrant, tangy, and perfectly charred version, with fresh bell peppers and a bright tomato sauce was simply delightful. Final notes; my gluten-free partner made me order sourdough bread, just so that I can mop up all the sauces from these different dishes. Delightful surprise 4.5/5

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CW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere is very nice and the decor is really stunning. The service was great as well. However, I found the menu is really lacking for pregnant customers. There is a lot of raw, unpasteurized food (cheese, oysters, raw egg, cured meat) that left a lot to be desired for safe food options. Keeping a few pasteurized cheeses on hand and having more variety for snacks beyond these options would be appreciated, in particular, the fries from Drake 150, a few more dips or spreads and some crudites would be ideal. The variety of mocktails is great and really satisfying. The eggplant hummus is delicious too.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall it was great. The wait for the drinks was compensated by the good service. I’d love to go back

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