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The Drake Hotel

$$$
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Queen Street and West Queen West
International, Sushi
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1150 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J3, Canada (Dovercourt)
Via TTC: Subway to Osgoode Station Queen Streetcar west to Beaconsfield or Subway to Dufferin Station Dufferin Bus to Queen Street Walk east to Beaconsfield
416-531-5042
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This place is great. The food is good, and the atmosphere even better. This is hipster joint in Toronto. We got the classic combination of fried chicken and waffles and eggs Benny. Patio and inside dining.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Was in Toronto for the weekend with my sons and decided to drop in to the Drake Hotel after reading some great reviews on-line. Did not stay at the hotel or eat there but had some killer cocktails on the rooftop bar which is a charmer. Super knowledgeable bartender who hooked us up with the hot restaurants in town and... More 

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montreal
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went for dinner and brunch and both times were a great experience. Not much of a variety for brunch but the classic drake brunch is really delicious. The prices are not expensive either. I love the atmosphere; you'll see a mix of young and old people. Great music and definitely cool for art and people watching!

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Toronto, Canada
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I think this place has the best patio in Toronto. Located at cool and hippie Queen street west, it is very different. The ambiance is vibrant, creative and full of energy. In the evening it is romantic and relaxing. The food is delicious! I tried grilled fish and pasta, best I ever had. Quantity is also sufficient. Even the drinks... More 

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rocky river ohio
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

enjoyed sitting outside in this cool spot. good food, friendly service, in a fun location for walking and shopping.

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place is great. The food is good, and the atmosphere even better. This is hipster joint in Toronto. We got the classic combination of fried chicken and waffles and eggs Benny. Patio and inside dining.

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you love the boring, white suburbs, you will not love this hotel. If, however, you like urban, diverse, creative and energized, you may LOVE it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The Drake Hotel is clearly trying to copy the Ace Hotel model, cultivating a hip (read: pretentious) clientele. But don't let that stop you from coming here. Much like the Ace, if you ignore the obnoxious patrons you'll notice impeccably designed spaces and excellent food. We had a phenomenal dinner on the roof deck, which was charmingly decorated and pleasant.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Rather long way from my hotel but well worth the travel. Had dinner with a friend. Heard about it from the great reviews. Dimly lit, full to bursting. Had a bar on the terrace which appeared to be popular with the locals. Good selection of drinks to satisfy every palate. Would recommend the Lobster Nacho's.

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is an upscale restaurant in an arts neighbourhood Our service was great and the meal was wonderful Congrats to the staff

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Toronto, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had the steak and fries. The steak was one of the most amazing steaks I've had at a restaurant. Will definitely eat here again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1150 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J3, Canada
    (Dovercourt)
  • Public Transportation: Via TTC: Subway to Osgoode Station Queen Streetcar west to Beaconsfield or Subway to Dufferin Station Dufferin Bus to Queen Street Walk east to Beaconsfield
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighborhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: 416-531-5042

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 43
  • Cuisine: International, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums, clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers, and painters. With ink on their hands and fabric pelts in their bags, visitors to Queen Street traverse the avant-garde blend of historic architecture and ultra-contemporary fare. Home to some of Toronto's chicest hotels and most modish java fixes, busy with street cars, and always suffused with live music drifting onto packed patios at bars and clubs by nightfall, the vibrancy of West Queen West is undeniable.
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