The David Duncan House

4.6
470 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
American

Meet us at the Duncan House for an unforgettable experience that combines exceptionally prepared authentic steak and seafood inside one of Toronto’s most historic landmarks. Nestled within 4.25 acres of land in Toronto, guests can choose to dine on our scenic outdoor patio with seating for up to 120 people, inside the restored Gothic Victorian inspired dining space or reserve one of our five chic private rooms.






Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 470 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Xxxxxx
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Went there many times as group, the server remembered the orders correctly, never give wrong dish to wrong ppl.

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SherylC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Sat people directly behind me, my husband had said that is not 6 feet. I think they had difficulty with spacing people. Not everyone was wearing a mask, that was disappointing

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FrancescaZ
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, and perfect ambience. Will definitely keep coming back to the Duncan House!

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JulietK
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time whenever we have dine here at David duncan house!

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deshawnak
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go here every year for my birthday and haven’t had one disappointment yet! So professional. THE FOOD AMAZING!! Highly recommended

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EduardoB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I would recommend this restaurant with some reservations.
The next time I dine here, I'll be careful not to order any meat. The lamb chops I ordered during my visit on the last Oct-04-2020 were or at least seemed to have been reheated.

Understandably, the current situation created by the Covid-19 has disrupted all of the hospitality industry, however, restaurants should be encouraged in providing the best possible service and food quality.

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Astonishedguest
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Although the restaurant was only half full, and the second floor was actually nearly empty, they still placed a party next to our table despite our express wish for isolation.
The waiter forgot to offer us drinks -- this has never happened to us before! And there were more waiters around than occupied tables, so no excuse.

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Cocochanel
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing no complaints had the sea food platter worth every penny won’t be disappointed!!!!!!

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Brian
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great and so was the service. I was just a little disappointed as I called beforehand to let them know that we were celebrating my girlfriends birthday, but it was not acknowledged by my servers and we did not receive the dessert that was promised. I wanted it to be a surprise but nothing was done.

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ShirleyM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really nice meal... and going to come back closer to Christmas

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Nastaran
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried Chateaubriand Bouquetière (for two). One of the best we have had.

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SandyP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Their website should reflect the "Covid-19" menu. Was disappointed to find that most of the items I wanted were not on menu. We wanted chateaubriand but after we ordered it were advised they didn't have any more. The lobster tail was mushy & I had to send it back. They kindly offered a replacement, I chose scallops which were delicious. However, they threw away my potato & veg with the lobster and there were no more potatoes available. We were given another order of mushrooms to replace my veg. They did give us a free piece of cake for our anniversary, which was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful house,quite place,food is good and very nice service

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SevaraZ
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was just as we expected. Totally worth the money spent. The atmosphere is very sophisticated so as the service. We really enjoyed the outdoor patio and will definitely go back to experience indoor dining as well.

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vipDandDinTO
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Just awful.....Chateaubriand came out more like stew or roast beef than a proper Chateaubriand, which should be roasted in the oven then finished table side with flambe and vegetables.....certainly not worth $150......just not good at all.

Caeser salad was overdressed and again not done tableside.....

$300 and not worth anything. We left most of the food on the table...even the bread was dry and tasteless.....

If you can't meet your normal standards, you should not serve the food to us like that!

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BillN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Waiters not very friendly. Item ordered after 15 minutes told not available. Item picked I ordered medium received medium well. Returned My meal so wife waited for me which give her a cold meal. We actually had to ask for our dishes to be removed from the table on completion. It wasn’t a happy 38th anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is a good restaurant. I have eaten here many times. However, this time my rib steak was unevenly cooked. I had ordered my steak rare, but the outside portion was rare and the middle was almost raw. (Past blue rare even).

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to chill with friends and families, highly recommended!!!!

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Valdii
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had ordered the table side ceases salad for 2 and we didn’t get them at service from our waiter. He charged us for the experience but never received it. Then the manager told us they don’t do it during Covid but my in laws had it 2 weeks prior and the waiter didn’t even tell us.

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Loulou
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious, but quite expensive. Should include sides for that price. Service was great but the place should be more suited to allow mobility for those disabled. Too many stairs.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food! Celebrating my husbands birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

considering the pandemic. we had a great time for our 17th wedding anniversary food was out of this world and the baklava cheesecake was to die for !! Thanks again DDH

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BeckyR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had the lobster tail and it was rubbery
Cesar salad was excellent and the calamari

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Sara
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good. Some concerns about the face masks worn by servers... many staff were wearing the clear plastic style which do not prevent particulate spread, only redirect around the mask. Surgical or cloth masks would be a safer option.

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NashetaW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Definitely would recommend! Beautiful atmosphere.. The food tasted amazing. The service was quick and accommodating. Loved this restaurant definitely going back to try more.

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CharleneK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service always excellent...can’t wait to go back!

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ShirleyR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was disappointing- cocktail order was mixed up. Had to ask twice for water to be replentished. Waitress did not demonstrate interest in clientele.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding enjoyed the evening food and drinks were great

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Mike
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience1

This place was very good before pandemic , now it's very bad

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TimD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambiance. Only disappointment was our dessert to go. When we got home and opened the small cardboard box we were surprised at how tiny the cheesecake was for $15 and presentation was Lacking. If we went back again we would not order the dessert.

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Bonovox
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual everything was spectacular!
Professional and pleasant service.
Everything cooked to perfection. We had a GF allergy and the Chef accommodated us with a risotto instead of the regular pasta!!
Lamb chops are to die!
Well done!

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LousiaM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Highly recommend this place. So beautiful and romantic. The food is next level amazing!

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LynnK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! A wonderful evening with my husband! We enjoyed the ambiance and service. We will definitely come again and bring friends!

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Farzam
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food... great waitress...fabulous atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beyond excellent. Unbelievable service. Missing the old Duncan House garlic bread though!

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CeciliaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service and very enjoyable tasty dinner.

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MerryJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable! They were very helpful in getting my elderly father up a few stairs and they gave us a wonderfully big table so it was easy for him to get in and out. The food, as always, was delicious and the servers were most pleasant. They even surprised us with a complimentary dessert and a candle for his birthday! We always love coming to the David Duncan house as they treat us like royalty and it's an extra special event and not just dinner out.

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DavidW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Some of the food could have been more flavourful. One of the steaks wasn’t warm when brought to the table.

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ArtM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service made.for an excellent anniversary for my bride and I.

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michelleG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our friend recommended this restaurant to us, it was gorgeous inside, the food was amazing and the service was none other than superb! thank you for making my husband's birthday a very special one!

FAQs

The David Duncan House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 391-1424.

The David Duncan House is rated 4.6 stars by 470 OpenTable diners.

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.