I booked ahead so we won’t have to wait long and expecting to get a decent seat Atleast. We had to wait awhile before someone was able to seat us. The table reserved for us was by the patio door which seemed isolated good thing there was another reserved better table in the middle so we sat there instead. Our attendant was courteous however the area she’s attending was quite busy so menu’s came in later. Drinks were fast though they don’t offer Moscow Mule; Bang Bang was the alternate didn’t like the taste; their take on Mojito was not good either. Food was excellent ordered fish tacos and butter chicken flatbread. Service was just fine, it’s just that our server seemed so keen on cleaning up after our plates asked us twice if we’re still finishing off our apple crumble dessert and the dessert was only half way through. The second time she asked I just sort of said yes. I have been going to Firkin at the Harbour, but I love Drake’s food better; though the cocktails at the Harbour is way better than that of Drake’s
Great service. The table reservation that I had made was perfect...I got exactly what I wanted. Thanks.
Great food. Definitely going back. The service was amazing. The server was very attentive. Food was hot and freshly made
Had our "Old Childhood Friends" Christmas Gathering at the Drake. Everyone had a GREAT Time. Great food, atmosphere, seating,.... and the Band was excepetional as usual. Kudos to Steve for ensuring we all got to sit together in our requested seating area. Waitress was very hospitable/friendly. Looking forward to returning again.
The waitress was excellent. I was not impressed with my lunch (beef sandwich).
The food and service were both good. However, it was a little noisy on a Thursday night for a business meal. It's more appropriate for an after-work casual meet up place.
The service was great, the order received was correct - no issues and everyone was happy. We did not feel rushed although the restaurant was busy and overall had a really enjoyable lunch.
Totally average. Fast service for lunch was a plus. My entree (special chicken dish) was good. Side potatoes were undercooked.
I come to the Drake quite often and the service and food is usually good. On this particular visit though, the service was poor. I'm pretty sure our server went on break before taking our order - not impressed that when she finally came out of the back after 20 minutes, she stopped to talk to the bartender for a few minutes. Only when we got up to leave did she come running over. We only stayed because we were hungry and knew that his was not typical of he service here.
A very enjoyable night as we came to see the Band. Great seats up close! Food was better than i thought it would be. Atmosphere was nice and cozy. Service was great too.
Our experience was extremely enjoyable. The food was very good and our waiter was super - he was amusing and friendly, as well as being very efficient. He certainly contributed to our enjoyment of our meal.
The service was great - our server recommended items and mentioned the portion sizes as well, to help with decisions. The food was good and the whole group were pleased with their selections. Will definitely return.
As always, we had a great evening at the Drake and the service was friendly, competent and efficient.
Mainly went there for the drinks....so can't give opinions on the food. There was a decent band that added to the ambience, otherwise, not much going on.
Food is not very good at all! No refills on coffee. I had brunch and I will not recommend it Maybe for drinks and a snack.
we arrived at 11:50 and did not receive our food till 12:50.
A table that was seated after us received their food first. same size group of people
We were looking for a restaurant that was open on a Sunday celebrate Father's Day. We had no problems getting the reservation time we wanted, we were seated immediately and the attention from the waitress was right on point. Would definitely go again.
Music a bit loud. Food great. Not a fan of all the sports on the TV. Great Service.
As always we are treated very well. "Our Fav ladies Eileen, Candice, Heather and Sam at the Bar take care of us" the rest of the staff is also very good! When there are wait times due to volume you let us know if we have to get out recommend food that is prepared quickly. Some of our troops love the Coors light/Canadian special day but then there are those of us that love love our "Firkin Fridays" Wine day.
Cheers So great to have a a place like the firkin to take a break from work
We had a reservation and it was Mother's Day so they should have known they would be busy. Service was terrible. Food was overly deep fried. We left a tip and we shouldn't have
Good food options and perfect for lunch. Recommend the grilled cheese sandwich
It was great location for a business meeting. Private setting, delicious food and excellent service.
I really enjoyed the new menu and our food was excellent. The atmosphere is exactly what I enjoy on a Friday night after work. We did not get to hear the band, but I usually enjoy whomever they bring in. Service was great. Bartender accommodating as I am fussy with my drinks. Overall great experience.
Good food, good service. Accommodated our group of 10 very well.
I visited with my co-workers for a pre-Christmas work lunch and everyone enjoyed The Drake & Firkin. The server was incredibly attentive and enthusiastic, and we all really enjoyed the food. With my anglophilia, I particularly enjoyed the decor (the hat lights were so cute)!
Food came out at a good time which was good but I found the service to be overall slow. I did not like my meal. I ordered the buttermilk fried chicken. The server took it away at the end with my entire plate full with one bite taken and didn't even bother to ask whether I liked my meal. A little more attention to detail would go a long way. Lighting was also dim all night and it came on 30 mins before we left.
WE ORDERED APPS FOR 10 GUYS , THE PLATTERS WERE LOADED WITH ENOUGH FOOD THAT WE DIDNT DO ENTRE'S AND STUCK TO DRINKS AND COFFEES THE REST OF THE NIGHT .
Eleven of us went for lunch to wish a coworker farewell. The service and food were great. There were other large groups there, and the servers and kitchen kept up no problem. I would definitely go back there for a small get together or with a larger group.
Really enjoyed the service. Our server was very friendly and had good meal suggestions. The area where we were seated was perfect, in a quite corner where we could talk and enjoy each others company without having to yell to each other. The nachos were amazing! I'll definitely return soon.)
Great new menu, however, if there is an extra charge for a change on an order that should be advised up front. Ie: regular French fries changed for Sweet potatoe fries- extra charge $2.50??
Need a better local beer selection, but the food and service (Hillary) was very good.
Always love the Drake, great food, great service!!
Let me say this. The staff was awesome! Our server was this funny bubbly girl (Unfortunately didn't catch her name) she helped choose drinks. Bring us food and check in on us. The food was not the best but enjoyable.
We made a reservation for noon on a Friday to ensure we would be able to be back at the office within a reasonable time. We were seated immediately at noon. The waitress provided water right away as requested. We ordered about 5 minutes later, but our food didn't come until after 1:05pm. We had to eat quickly and leave for our 1:30pm meeting. Disappointed.
We were there on Mother's Day. The place was half empty and we were there around 1:30. It took over an hour to receive our food. Apologies came after 45 minutes to say the kitchen was "backed up". After an hour we finally complained and the food came out shortly thereafter. Most of the food was cold to warm. It was clear that it had been sitting out for a while. They did comp us the entire meal, but even for free, it wasn't the Mother's Day experience that I had hoped for when I was treating my wife and my mother. I doubt we'll be back.
Great place to enjoy a nice lunch --service is quick and it is always clean --staff is friendly and welcoming --always a great time !
Menu has a good mix and service is good. Our particular server was friendly and attentive.
The food and service is always first class. This location is good for group lunches or special events. Great environment and not loud at all.
Wasn't bad the night we went it was Valentine's. However they had only 2 waitresses and my husband I got there at 7:30 and were 2 of 8 customers until the end when a party of 6 came in as we were leaving. Our waitress only stopped once to check on us and never refilled our drinks or even asked.I opted for greek salad instead of fries but had issues because too much seasoning and my first olive had no seed so assumed the others would be seedless but was shocked when I bit down on a seed and almost broke my tooth actually had to go check that I didn't! Food was good especially the original poutine the fried chicken sandwich could have used salt though my hubby had the rib and chicken wing combo he liked it.
I have had lunch at this restaurant for many years, having worked in the area for a long time. The food is always excellent and the staff are always friendly and courteous. Sometimes the wine leaves room for improvement but it is a pub and I recognize that beer is their main focus, of course.