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$24 - $51
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Bar, Canadian, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived to the hotel late in the evening and we were pleasantly surprised that the bar was open. Perfect to unwind after a long workday and even longer drive. The bartender was friendly and the cocktail choices unique. For dinner we ordered steak frites,...broccolini and a daily special “Bubbles and Buckets” was fried chicken two ways and a bottle of champagne. The 10 oz striploin was slightly more than medium, but the green pepper corn sauce more than made up of it. The chicken was moist and flavourful. There was so many French fries that took a box back to our room. Unfortunately, we were too full to enjoy dessert, but I would have loved to try the smoked chocolate gelato. Next time!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently visited the restaurant at the Drake Hotel Toronto with friends. On the recommendation of others at the table who had been there in previous weeks, I opted for the Eggplant "Parm" as my main. Sadly, this was an over-done, small portion that should not...be classified as a "main," for $24 CDN. At best, it's an appetizer deserving of a much lower price-point. I skipped the starter as they appeared to be priced disproportionately relative to the item (i.e. Chicken Noodle Soup - $19, Winter Greens $20). The 3* rating is attributed to the attentive and friendly server. But overall, not an experience to make me want to return again.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 11 April 2024

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The brunch experience is on a different level. Exceptional. We had a memorable family Sunday experience. I strongly recommend it. Earl Grey Tea and Oysters my faves. Organic eggs. I have nothing more to add, despite the character count

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Reviewed 13 February 2024

Very good server, when we could find her. Understaffed. The food is pretty good. Used to be the best. Maybe some breakfast sandwiches a la vegetarian?

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 May 2023

I was treated today to The Drake’s afternoon tea with jazz. The sandwiches, scones, lemon tarts and strawberry cake were mediocre in taste and a hybrid of spicy, curried flavours. Most disappointing was the lukewarm tea. When we requested hot tea, lukewarm tea arrived again....I would not return nor recommend the Drake’s odd high tea!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 22 April 2023 via mobile

I really liked my food, i took the tataki salad, but the plate was small and a little expensive. The place is gorgeous and the service was great. The person I was with took the falafel bowl and it was a lot bigger

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023

Had dinner a few nights ago with some business colleagues. The Drake Hotel never fails with its genuine hospitality and service. The food was great, the staff were friendly and enjoyable and the cocktails were amazing. Thanks so much for a lovely experience!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 March 2023

Strongly recommend booking a table for drag brunch with Miss Moco at the Drake. The food is decent and pretty expensive but the show is phenomenal and such a good time!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2021 via mobile

Haven’t been to @thedrake in quite sometime (blame the pandemic). I forgot how lovely the food was. And the sushi… who knew!! They have their own sushi chef!! Def worth a try!! scallop ceviche tacos 9/10 crispy taro, papaya, red onion, jalapeño, lime, tomato, avocado,...cilantro charcuterie 8/10 house-made pickles, grainy mustard, herbed lavash coconut ebi maki 10/10 coconut shrimp, cucumber, spicy coconut mayo, roasted coconut power tuna taco 10/10 yellowfin tuna, tartar sauce, spring mix, deep- fried wonton chips Drinks #Negroni #ManhattanMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 5 December 2021

Attended a business dinner in a private function room here on December 1st and the service was top notch! Melanie did a fantastic job at coordinatoring all the drinks, food etc to arrive on time. Would highly recommend and would definitely recommend having Melanie as...a server. She is one of the best in the biz!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 15 November 2021

Girls night out and we decided to stop here for dinner. The venue itself is very trendy, and if you have a "bouncer" at the door that should have been a clue how the evening was going to go. For us... downhill. The decor is...lovely and I wondered what the place must have been like long ago. Anyway back to the food... Mehh... ...overpriced...the squash ravioli is just passable.. and 2 of our drinks were sent back because they were that bad. The music was very loud and you have to almost yell to have a conversation. This should be a dance club where you can get a bite to eat. We will not go back.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 16 October 2020

My family and I from Ireland visit the drake hotel for food every time we go to Toronto because it really is THAT good! One of the most creative and amazing restaurants I have ever been in. The food never disappoints with collaboration of sweet...and salty. Some of the options on the menu sound bizarre when reading but when you try them, you are left astonished. My father, sister and I visited in 2016 and knew that this would become a place that would always come to the top of our heads when we thought of Toronto. 10/10 would definitely recommend. Truly excellent place, amazing food and lovely staff!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 31 August 2020 via mobile

I booked my husband’s 50th birthday dinner for our family here. I was told we’d be on the roof patio. We arrived, the roof patio was shut, no one told us in advance, and we were shuttled to a bunch of plastic chairs on the...sidewalk. What was supposed to be a special and wonderful event was basically a cafeteria dinner. I was incredibly embarrassed as we’d booked for 10 people who were expecting a lovely patio and we couldn’t move elsewhere at the last minute.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 3 March 2020

Went for Sunday brunch. Scones with cream and jam were outstanding. Everyone enjoyed their dishes. The Drake breakfast was good with quality sausage and bacon and eggs done just right. Only small complaint was that it took a long time for the meals to arrive--good...thing we asked for the scones immediately. Constant refills of coffee and water and very pleasant efficient service. Would return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

Came in for brunch with my daughter. Superb service. Our server Sean was the best! The atmosphere was very nice, service was quick, the food was excellent. Would definitely come in for brunch again.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Hi Sheila, Our Lounge and Cafe are on the main floor of our property and are completely accessible to anyone with a walker or wheelchair. Our front entrance has one step, but our side entrance of the Cafe does not have any... More
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THE DRAKE HOTEL, Toronto - Old Toronto - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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The Drake Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5