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David Duncan House -- - The David Duncan House, North York, ON

The David Duncan House

4.6
4.6
798 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 65 people, inside the restored Gothic Victorian inspired dining space or reserve one of our five chic private rooms. As of June 7 2022, our patio will be open - We are not accepting online reservations for the patio this season it will be on first come first serve basis




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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 391-1424

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Stelios Grivogiannis: (833) 342-7815

  • Neighborhood

    North York / Don Mills

  • Cross street

    Don Mills & York Mills

  • Parking details

    Ample parking onsite.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 798 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    American

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  1. T

    Tony

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Presentation was great as were the servers. The seasoning was a little off with the garlic bread needing a little salt and the mains very salty. Fortunately the pinch of sea salt could be scraped off my wife's steak so she could enjoy it. The crème brûlée was the best my wife has ever tasted, creamier than normal, so it ended well.
  2. VG

    VeraG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time after 20+ years. We have heard that management was changed, we read some bad reviews, But decided to take good friends for a night out and give it a chance!- So happy we did! Service was outstanding! From the minute we walked in! Everyone was polite and friendly. Choices if goon on the menus were good, don’t skip the Caesar salad ! That was something! Waitress where all knowledgeable enough to answer all are questions, and we’re able to recommend the best done temperature for each steak we choose! Food was made to perfection! All 4 of us had a great time and will definitely come back for more! I give it 10/10!
  3. F

    Foody

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Lovely atmosphere. Food was good.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Specially our server James made our evening:)
  5. NE

    NELSON

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the house. George our server was amazing. James also our servicer was amazing. Both very humorous. The food was excellent. We had a good laugh and really enjoyed our stay. We definitely will be back. Thank you. Nelson Angie
  6. R

    Regs

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu selections were great Service was friendly and prompt Food was great
  7. M

    Mandmarshmallow

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place to go for dinner, good service and excellent food! we love the Caesar salad , they made it in front of you. Seafood tower was great quality! And the steak and Irish coffee were very good too! we had a great time there!
  8. H

    Happy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, outstanding food, quiet environment. Worth the money.
  9. AF

    AnnetteF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully presented dishes. Liver and onions cooked to perfection. Lobster tails were perfect. Asparagus had a perfect bite.
  10. DA

    DanAndDaph

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my partners 65th birthday and I wanted the experience to be very special. David Duncan House full-filled this experience and could not have done better. When you walk in the front door there is a fresh meat and seafood deli which displays products that are used on their menu and emits a aroma that will trigger your apatite. The dark stained oak through out the restaurant is beautiful and sets an ambiance that is relaxing, comfortable and give you a feeling that your someplace special. We started with a couple of cocktails and an order of the East Coast Oysters which were fresh and delicious, while we pondered what to have for our mains. I ordered Peter's Grilled Lamb Chops which were seasoned and cooked to perfection, the best I've ever had. My wife ordered the Alaskan King Crab which was fun to watch her eat and could tell she was really enjoying. For dessert we had the Bananas Foster which they flambee at your table and it was delicious. Our waiter, whom introduced himself as Jack, was exceptional, very friendly, personable, attentive and we kept each other entertained throughout the night. If you're looking for that exceptional place to celebrate a special occasion this is where you want to be. If we are ever back to the Toronto area are sure we will come here again. We will be sure to recommend to our friends who come to here to also reserve a table at the David Duncan House. Thank you all very much, it was well worth it!
  11. CS

    CrisS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely experience there for the first time. The restaurant is beautiful and well kept. The service was impeccable, something my husband and I value as a guest at any restaurant. Jack was notably a great server, friendly and very professional. We enjoyed watching the table service and equally enjoyed the magical and delicious Cesar salad that appeared. If we have room the next time we visit, we will try the table service for the cherries jubilee!
  12. RK

    RobK

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    need to monitor customers . some black jamaican guy very rude making lots of noise playing his own carribean music on his phone they did nothing ! they should have kicked that dick out ! for money i spent should have got a discount to have to listen to the nonsense all night
  13. RC

    RichardC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It's probably been 20 years since I used to frequent this restaurant when I worked around the corner. The service, ambiance and food quality are just as I remembered, but with a few exceptions. The steaks only included vegetables and onion rings, so somewhere between Ruth's Chris which don't include anything and Hy's which include both vegetables and rice/potato. Although there were many additional sides to choose from, neither rice pilaf nor mashed potatoes were offered. We ended up ordering the mushrooms and steakhouse fries, and they were both excellent (especially the fries, which I normally don't like, but there were crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside). Their menu no longer shows a peppercorn steak, but they said it was still available. Unfortunately, it was just a regularly prepared steak with a slightly thin green peppercorn sauce on the side that may have been made with some red wine. Which is fine if that's what you're expecting, but I remembered the peppercorn steak being crusted in black peppercorns and served with a thick, creamy brandy peppercorn sauce that was absolutely divine. Please bring this back if you can. Otherwise, the steaks were properly cooked and very tender. Price-wise, they are a little less than some of the other top steakhouses. I realize that restaurants will change their menus over time, and it's probably my own fault for not being specific about wanting their original peppercorn steak, so I am still giving 4 stars.
  14. JS

    JanetS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food beautifully prepared and presented and delicious
  15. PL

    PL02

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    we noted an allergy in our reservation, they did not acknowledge or confirm this, we had to ensure they were aware. we also noted this was a birthday, they did nothing for us in regards to our birthday for the prices they charge, hardly a 5 star experience, do not think we will come back
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food as always!!
  17. MS

    MarilenaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was for our friends birthday and had an amazing time with our company and the food was spectacular
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience4
    We had a reservation for 7:30 but weren’t seated until close to 8.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    David Duncan was once my favourite restaurant. I’d go here for special occasion meals 2-4 times a year. This was my first time going since the new ownership (Peter and Paul’s) took over. I must say I was greatly disappointed. I feel that in an effort to modernize the place it took a turn for the worse. I miss the old school staff that wore collared shirts. Without going into to much details and bashing the establishment that I once loved for many years I will say this I don’t feel the value is good for what you get anymore. Miss the old David Duncan
  20. JM

    JoyeeM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing. Took thorough care of us and the food was amazing as always! Will be coming back soon!
  21. DL

    DavidL

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    First time visit and very impressed. Food wad awesome and surprisingly very reasonably priced... service was great but they did not have enough staff on due to a wedding function. Understandable post pandemic, as I work in healthcare so severe shortage of staff willing to work in every area of economy. I deal with public every day so I know the challenges of trying to please everyone while not having enough team members to do the work. Peter our server, was very friendly and we left them a massive tip to thank everyone for working long weekend. Will be back again for certain!
  22. MG

    MaggieG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am not one that normally has a chance to experience such a classy and amazing restaurant so I will have to say that our waiters were John and Peter and they were absolutely incredible in every way, very friendly and personable, not only the food was out of this universe John and Peter were the highlight of the night, the table side Caesar Salad was an amazing experience and the atmosphere was awesome! The beverages were absolutely amazing as well. If I ever come back I definitely would love to sit in the same section as last night July 29/22 Thank you for the most amazing eating experience of my entire life.
  23. JS

    JohnS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the classiest and comfortable restaurants I have been to. The food is amazing and everyone is very kind. I cannot say enough about the freshness and care of the creation of all dishes and the tableside Caesar is next level. I recommend DDH to anyone who wants an incredible experience with exceptional food.
  24. EM

    ElaineM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We liked the round table for three, waiters were helpful, and the food was delicious!
  25. ON

    OliverN

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was really nice. The waiters made sure we were comfortable in the space. The food was good. I highly recommend David Duncan House. Thank you for your good service David Duncan House looking forward to dine there again.
  26. RM

    RandyM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Peter was great , will come back again for sure , love the food
  27. MS

    MalcolmS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great location for our 58th anniversary dinner. Duncan House has been the place for many of our family celebrations.
  28. AC

    AnnaC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to David Duncan House before and they never disappoint. This is fine dining with friendly and polite service. We had a wonderful time celebrating with our family. James made sure we were well attended to.
  29. SS

    SoniaS

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love the food and service Incredible seafood plater , delicious steaks and should say we love the dessert too Peter was an amazing server, everyone was great!!! We’ll definitely be back !!
  30. LS

    LibbyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    This is a real retro restaurant - last time I was here was 25 years ago and nothing has changed. That said, where else could you get 80’s classics like cherries jubilee and perfectly grilled steaks? It is kind of great.
  31. RK

    RonK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As I indicated food was excellent, displayed beautifully. The service was attentive but not overwhelming.
  32. L

    Lara

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    This our my first visit since the pandemic: the quality of service has deteriorated, we spent close to $400.00 and was extremely disappointed. Paid over $200.00 for the sea food plater, and It barely had enough for two to share. Price went up, and value and experience went down. We left very disappointed.
  33. AM

    AndrewM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful, courteous, and thoughtful service.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was phenomenal the food and service was amazing ! I suggest this place for a Romantic dinner with your partner
  35. MM

    MichelleM

    Toronto

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our birthday dinners there. The Caesar salad presentation is one of the best you will find in the city. It is made in front of you. Love it. This beautiful Victorian house is the right setting for every occasion.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints when I come here, great service, fantastic food and overall just a nice place
  37. PM

    PaulM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and amazing service. Will be returning again soon.
  38. JB

    JeffB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect for us to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary. Although the menu is pricey it is comparable to other similar restaurants in Toronto.
  39. KB

    KimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate any occasion! We were celebrating a special birthday!
  40. AG

    AlexG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak house I ever been and I have literally tried every steakhouse in the GTA.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 798 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The David Duncan House

125 Moatfield Dr, North York, ON M3B 3L6

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Don Mills & York Mills

  • Neighborhood

    North York / Don Mills

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample parking onsite.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 391-1424

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Stelios Grivogiannis: (833) 342-7815

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