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About The Blake House
Designed by the renowned architects Knox & Elliot and built in 1891, The Blake House is one of the last standing heritage structures in Toronto mixing late 19th century Victorian and Second Empire architecture. Its first owner the Honourable Edward Blake was the second premier of Ontario and leader of the federal liberal party between 1878-1887 . He was also the founder of the law firm known today as Blake, Cassels & Graydon. At that time, Jarvis street was a tree lined boulevard of stately mansions as displayed on our wall stencils and pictures. Leading Canadian families such as the Cawthras, Masseys, and Gooderhams were among Blake's neighbours. The home remained in the Blake family until 1917.
The Blake House invites you to take in the history while sitting on our sunny patio having a local pint or inside by the original wood burning fireplace
Toronto, ON M4Y 2G8
Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am- 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm;
DINNER: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
WEEKEND BRUNCH Sat & Sunday 10 am to 3 pm
CAN$30 and under
We offer Catering, please contact us for more information
We have a public parking available next door at $ 5.00 per vehicle after 5 pm & weekends.
Private Party Facilities:
We offer a private dining room for 20 to 40
We specialize Corporate and Private Functions. Complete private facilities available on our lower level. Our Chef David Araya and staff will take care of the smallest detail, ensuring your function runs smoothly. For more information ask to speak with the manager.
Total Seating Capacity :210
Patio Capacity :80
Private Dining Room Capacity :50
Private Party Contact:
Jim: (416) 975-1867
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Blake House Ratings and Reviews
Initially, the waiter was slow to greet us and generally, unprofessional in his manner of service. this indicated that he was poorly trained in servicing tables.
The food; the calimari was undercooked and small serving size.
Overall, the Holiday Thanksgiving meal was awful!
I thought it was only a notch above TV dinner quality.
Mine was barely warm and looked sloppy, was bland in taste and, the turkey was cut WAY TOO THICK.
I regreted dinning at the Blake House and would NOT return.
Nicely-renovated historic home with mostly small-group seating options. Ideal for two to four diners, but other combinations are available as well. Service was a perfect combination of friendly and helpful, efficient and professional. The modestly creative dinner menu includes interesting daily specials. The pappardelle was a nice surprise. I will definitely return to explore their menu further.
Came here got an evening meal with family whilst visiting from UK. Can't comment on interior as we ate only on the outside front patio. Although roadside it was not noisy and the mature trees gave a nice ambience. Staff were helpful and friendly. We all went for a steak dish each and were all equally pleased with the presentation, taste and quality. There was a decent wine selection at reasonable prices and we chose the Tempranillo which was good. All desserts were good and I recommend the crime brûlée which was a great finish to the meal. Good value with good quality. Definitely go back again on next visit.
We went to The Blake House with a group of 10 to celebrate 2 friends' birthdays. I've generally found you suffer on quality with large groups but that was not the case here. We were very well attended to! The dinner was delicious from beginning to end; drinks were well made, appetizers were delicious (the entire table was impressed by their beef samosas), and entrees left us fully and satisfied. I would definitely go back, and even in the summer to try their patio as well.
We really enjoyed our Winterlicious meals at this cozy restaurant. The atmosphere was great for our date night and we enjoyed everything we tried. I particularly liked my samosas which were tasty and fluffy and crunchy all at once. But the dessert was the best thing I've had in a long, long time. It was the Kahlua chocolate mousse and the texture and flavour were out of this world! I might come back just to have dessert again. The Blake House is worth checking out if you're in the mood for a cozy spot with quality food.
An establish neighbourhood restaurant which provides consistently well prepared food and excellent service. A great selection of menu items along with daily specials. The daily specials are well priced and provide customers with not only great food but also great value. The specials on this visit sounded excellent however we choose the wings. Despite being a busy night at the restaurant the wings were served in a timely manner at the perfect temperature. They were delicious. Highly recommend the Kosher Salt & Black Pepper Rub and the Dry Mesquite. Great selection of on-tap beers and a variety of wines. Friendly and accommodating staff who provide outstanding service.
Although I've been seated alone, in a dark corner, with cold drafts from the window (that's why I rate poor the service), the pub definitely has a a great potential to offer due to the nice ambiance, good food (maybe just a little bit overpriced) and pretty good selection of beers/wines/spirits.
Overall, it's a great place/pub to hang out with friends as they can easily accommodate large groups, but I wouldn't recommend for a 'special/romantic' dinner due to the noise level (that ranges from moderate to energetic).
We had stopped in at The Blake House last summer while roaming around town and thought it was a really nice place. We didn't eat on that visit, so decided it was about time we did. We shared their "signature" burger, The Blake House Burger with the avocado citrus spread, bacon and carmelized onions. The burger itself was a tad dry and too dense. The fries were not crisp (either the oil needed changing or it wasn't hot enough) and I don't remember getting a pickle on the plate at all. The best part was the avocado spread. Drinks were fine and service was great. I'll give the menu another try sometime, but will probably stick with an appetizer.
I made dinner reservations for thanksgiving and had the traditional thanksgiving meal they were serving, everything was very good! My boyfriend had the fish and chips, the fries were amazing... And if you are looking to order a cocktail I recommend Blake's splash. Oh almost forgot we also got the calamari which was also quite good, but the portion size was some what small for the price. Our waitress was super friendly, I would definitely recommend checking this place out.
Blake's House, situated anywhere else, would still be an excellent pub. But this is more than a pub, this is essential Toronto history. Like anything in real estate, it is ideally located as a place to dine before you go to catch a subsequent show. In our case, Cirque Du Soleil, a mere 7 minutes south to get by cab to the Port Lands. To get to Blake House, it is also ideal to catch a GO Train to Union if you are out of the city and thus completely beat the abomination that Toronto traffic has become on the Gardiner East/West, at any time of day. Exiting Union, if the weather is nice you can even stroll a bit as we did before catching a cab a few minutes north up Jarvis. The food is very enjoyable and the service exceptional.
We chose the Blake House as we had first dined there on the patio in the summer. We decided to return to celebrate a friend's birthday recently and we were not disappointed . For the first time we dined inside and just loved the ambience. Not only was the server great the food was great as well. All in all a great night. Thanks.
6 of my family members enjoyed a great dining experience on Aug. 30th, to celebrate my sister's 62nd birthday. Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere and food very much. The service was great, our server was very friendly and knowledgeable, and the owner delivered a cheesecake with a candle in it (as ordered by me the day before) for my sister, as we all sang Happy Birthday! It is always a pleasure to dine at the Blake House, and I look forward to my next visit!
It was my first time at the Blake House and it was a wonderful experience from the moment our group arrived, being greeted on the entrance path to the moment we paid the bill. The staff was courteous and full of smiles so happy to be there:) Looking forward to my next visit.
Our experience would have been much better, but I truly don't think I have had a worse waitress. She wasn't unfriendly, just completely unaware and inattentive. We saw her when she brought our appetizer, and then not again, literally, until she cleared our dinner plates (someone else even brought our entrees). She never came back to ask about the food, refill drinks, etc. It was my daughter's birthday, and we never did get the cake with the candle, and we had to go search for her to pay our bill.
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