#92 The Drake Hotel

The Drake Hotel

The loss of chef Anthony Rose didn’t hurt the Drake for a New York minute. It remains Toronto’s epicentre of cool, where skinny 30-somethings in lots of black perennially pack the dark downstairs bar and the rooftop bar in warm weather. On a good day, eating in the dining room helps you get past the bar gatekeepers. The Drake distinguishes itself from other resto/bars by actually serving credible bistro food — with good strong flavours: lobster nachos, burgers, sushi, steak frites, mac ’n’ four cheeses. Weekend brunch is, if such be possible, even more packed with hipsters and trendies chowing down on eggs benny and burritos.

  • The Drake Hotel
  • 1150 Queen St. W., Toronto (map)
  • 416-531-5042
  • www.thedrakehotel.ca

  • Chef: Ted Corrado, Darren Glew
  • Cuisine: Canadian,Seasonal
  • Cost of dinner for two: $75
  • Hours: Dining room hours: Mon. to Fri. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Meals served: Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner
  • Veggie-friendly: Yes
  • Wines available: 50+
  • BYOB?: No
  • Patio: Yes
  • Private party area: Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • CC accepted: Yes
  • Parking: Street parking available, Green P across the street, parking can be reserved at the front desk
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