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

The David Duncan House

4.6
4.6
829 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




Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


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 829 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Special Occasion

  • Toronto

    American

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  1. CA

    CyrusA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good quality and well prepared food. The ambience was also excellent.
  2. SG

    SurprisedGuy

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Peter our server did a great job making the Caesars salad and my steak was cooked perfectly while others had lamb chops which they loved. A great evening Thank you
  3. AT

    ATRMT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our 1yr Anniversary here and glad we did! If anyone’s looking for steak that melts in your mouth, this is the place! The table side caesar was sooo good and the pork belly was an interesting touch to it. I also applaud this place on their mindfulness of allergies/food intolerances. They can accommodate those who have gluten sensitivity. Thank you guys so much! Definitely will be back.
  4. M

    Mark

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal and service was just fabulous. The wait staff were always on hand and the ambience was perfect.
  5. CM

    CoryM

    Toronto

    30 reviews

    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible service and food. The staff are pushy and don’t even listen when you are talking to them. The portions sizes are a joke and the food is meh. I do not recommend this place.
  6. S

    Solarpons

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The meal, service and ambience were all high quality (although the subdued light level mase reading the menu challenging without an artificial light source.) Major beef: the ia very little in the way of accommadation for those with mobility challenges (like my 93-year-old mother who found navigating the steps doan to the level just below the main floor extremely challenging.
  7. SA

    SAMPLE6ix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoy the experience for the first time. Went there for my 16th Anniversary, place was great, food excellent and service exceptional.
  8. MG

    MichaelG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the table side Caesar salad! Excellent lamb, nice and tender.
  9. A

    Angie12

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was very good, the ambiance was nice. Everything was good except for one big thing- when I made the reservations, I had made a note that we were celebrating a birthday. But they made no mention of this and so it did not feel so special at all. When spending that much on a dinner, they should have gone the extra mile and brought a comped dessert and written happy birthday on it. We ended up ordering 2 ice creams and again, not even a comped one at all for a plain vanilla ice cream! So I would not go back for a special occasion because they did not do anything special to mark my husband’s birthday!
  10. MS

    MattS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Although I've lived in the neighbourhood for decades, it was my first visit to David Duncan House. I was not disappointed. Phenomenal atmosphere, incredible wait staff, and the food was very good. I will come back for another special occasion soon!
  11. FP

    FrankP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    The greeter was perfunctory to say the least. A b ad start to what was intended to be a special night. The initial table was next to a party of 14. The service was good but spotty. The portions are way too big and the prices are inflated. This was our first and likely our last visit.
  12. GL

    GaryL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very pleased with the total evening. We will definetly return.
  13. CC

    CeliaC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food
  14. AM

    AlexM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, Great food. Every detail is looked after by Rita the GM or any of the great waiters. A must for that special occasion or a Romantic diner.
  15. PV

    PatV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, good options and customer friendly
  16. p

    peterc

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food very enjoyable night out with my wife
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything was lovely, it was just way too dark inside. Tough to see what’s on your plate dependent on where you’re seated. Everything else was fantastic, just too dark for my liking!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Birthday . Qualify of food was way below expected . Also steaks weren’t cook in away there were ordered.
  19. RG

    RitaG

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food, attentive service and celebratory ambiance.
  20. KV

    KathleenV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gem in north york! Wasnt busy on a sunday night. The seafood platter was amazing and large even after ordering a “small”. Waiter was honest and prevented us from ordering too much. Food was delicious too. We also got free cake for my bfs birthday
  21. GB

    GillianB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Definitely more expensive since last time we have been there.
  22. h

    hollyd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wayne the waiter was absolutely the best made the whole night more enjoyable and amazing the food was the amazing. Could not have been any better! Completely deserves a 10/10 for everything and everyone in the restaurant
  23. GA

    GevorgA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a family visit. Food was very good. Service was excellent!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    We were looking forward to this meal. The food was absolutely terrible. The king crab was tasteless with only three small pieces for $70. The prime rib was also cold tasteless and obviously left over from the day before and reheated. To top it off we were served what appeared to be McCain frozen fries. Leakey a restaurant we will never recommend and never visit again.
  25. P

    Pnmh

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a wonderful experience from the time we arrived. Greetings, very friendly and with smiles Wonderful waitering staff Food, prepared to perfection. Enjoyed the Caesar Salad that was prepared at our table. Not rushed. Will come again
  26. BP

    BrigidP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and ambiance. It is expensive but worth it too.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was amazing, service was beyond expectations!
  28. t

    toni

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner to celebrate a birthday!! 🎉🎂🥂
  29. m

    mlw1

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in, everyone was so friendly. Our waiter was amazing & so helpful with his suggestions. The food was excellent. They even brought us a surprise dessert to celebrate our anniversary. We enjoyed a leisurely, delicious & piping hot dinner in a beautiful, historical setting.
  30. SR

    SusanR

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. The ambience is beautiful old world charm.
  31. T

    Tony

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    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.
  32. VG

    VeraG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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!
  33. F

    Foody

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

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

    NELSON

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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
  36. R

    Regs

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

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

    Mandmarshmallow

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    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!
  38. H

    Happy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

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

    AnnetteF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully presented dishes. Liver and onions cooked to perfection. Lobster tails were perfect. Asparagus had a perfect bite.
  40. 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!

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 829 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


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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