About Drake One Fifty
After ten years of hosting guests and travelers from all over the world at our West Queen West HQ, Drake has come to be known as an energetic hub for dining and hospitality as well as visual and performance art. Our first restaurant outpost moves our brand eastward to Toronto’s bustling Financial District and extends our mandate for all things Drake. Meet Drake One Fifty; a chip off the old block, or simply put, Drake without beds: Food. Drink. Art.
Fusion / Eclectic, Canadian
Hours of Operation:
Statutory Holidays: Open
CAN$51 and over
From live music and DJs to silent films, there's usually something happening at Drake One Fifty. Visit our website www.drakeonefifty.ca to find out what's on tonight.
Planning an event? From power lunches to celebratory dinners, give us a shout and we'll bring the food. Impress your guests with a delicious spread from Drake One Fifty. Contact us for menus and pricing.
The underground parking lot for 150 York Street can be found off Adelaide Street West. If you are driving east on Adelaide, stay in the left lane after you cross University Avenue. You will see the entrance to the lot on your left hand side; there will be a red "P" sign for our building's underground parking. If you cross York Street, you've gone too far!
Drake One Fifty is located midway between the St. Andrew's + Osgoode subway stations.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Drake One Fifty Ratings and Reviews
Good downtown restaurant . I think a b ...
Good downtown restaurant . I think a bit overrated by many Torontonians as a neat go to place, but like i said likely no different than other restaurants in the area so likely a little overrated by Torontonians. Food was good, service was good.
We had the crab toast, delicious. Frenc ...
We had the crab toast, delicious. French onion soup was standard but should have come out hotter, especially since the restaurant was maybe 20% full and we were only the second table into dinner service. My husband raved about the buttery pickerel and I had one of the gnocchi and it was heavenly. I'd come back if I could eat a plate of those alone. I had the burger, it arrived with an un-melted piece of cheese, and again, if the kitchen isn't busy and if the burger itself is not hot enough to melt the cheese as the burger sits on the table, then that it my mind tells me the kitchen is wildly inconsistent. The burger itself was delicious, but the fries/salad as a side were abysmal. The fries came out like cardboard and at best lukewarm and if the salad was dressed, I couldn't tell. Perfunctory. No ones fry game should be so bad when you're sending out the best gnocchi in the city. It's a great room, warm and very comfortable. It was a good meal, but not a great meal.
The food, the live music, everything was ...
The food, the live music, everything was fantastic until the very end. The server who was very nice and friendly turned really cold and stone faced upon requesting multiple bills, even though Drake 150 has a policy for producing separate bills for groups up to 7 people. He barely said thank you. And on top of that, he hovered above as people were trying to enter in the payment info. Rather unprofessional. It for sure ruined a good experience.
Food is good, but the menu is a bit smal ...
Food is good, but the menu is a bit small, they could do with extending that a bit. Servers were great but we seemed to have 4 different ones so we ended up waiting a long time for orders to be taken or the bill to arrive, possibly because each person thought the other was on it. Only really criticism is the music volume. I'm all for a bit of atmosphere, but I like to be able to actually have a conversation with my friends.
The Drake 150 never fails to deliver. Pa ...
The Drake 150 never fails to deliver. Pairing unique flavours with interesting foods, with exceptional execution. I go to the Drake often for business, and this time I brought my family, to illustrate why it's one of my favorite places in the core... again, the cooks and service at Drake 150 didn't miss the mark. There was nothing we ordered, that didn't elicit an appreciable groan. Just a wee warning, the food is so good, you'll NEED to share it, you'll WANT to... perfect setting for good friends.
Go, enjoy, spend your money (it's not cheap), but it's worth it.
I have previously enjoyed meals at the D ...
I have previously enjoyed meals at the Drake 150 and the Drake Wellington, which is why I suggested to friends from out of town that we meet there for dinner. When I arrived, I learned that the restaurant was hosting a special, invitation-only promotional event (a Perrier launch). The associated music was loud, and the bar area was packed (on a Tuesday evening). It was almost impossible for our table of 3, seated near to the bar, to speak or be heard. I would have appreciated knowing in advance that the restaurant would be hosting a special event as I would have made alternate plans. Note that there would have been no reprieve had we been seated elsewhere in the restaurant. The music was that loud. I was embarrassed to have been responsible for suggesting this restaurant.
There definately needs to be more vegeta ...
There definately needs to be more vegetarian friendly options on the menu that aren't pizza. I am not vegetarian and a pescatarian so I have more options but if you were a vegan or vegetarian there would be very few choices.
buffalo cauliflower was a standout. Ord ...
buffalo cauliflower was a standout. Ordered a $14 glass of wine that had to remind server of after about 15 minutes. The trout as a main was not very cohesive and for sure not worth the $27 - the shrimp croquettes as a starter just tasted like cream and had far too little shrimp
Met some friends for brunch. There was a ...
Met some friends for brunch. There was a live band playing soul music which really brought the experience alive.
They charged me for almond milk with my coffee which was a first. Bit of a strange addition.
But apart from charging for milk, it was a fun time and I'd definitely go again. But I might smuggle in a few almonds or two next time.
Restaurant had been recommended for a ni ...
Restaurant had been recommended for a nice casual lunch. However menu was limited - would have liked more choices for pizzas with more veggies. Also tables are very close together - we heard everything our neighbours were saying.
We had such a delicious appetizer of cri ...
We had such a delicious appetizer of crispy cauliflower. Service was great, my water glass was always full and the server had great suggestions. My only main complaint is the noise. It's hard to have a conversation when the tables are so close together and the music is so loud. The art and decor is really great though and the seats were comfortable.
Normally, a very satisfying experience, ...
Normally, a very satisfying experience, except, this time, the lunch pasta dish w pork was awful and the portion was measly (luckily). Such a bummer.! The food is usually consistently good.
All other aspects were, as expected very good!
Been here once before, food was very goo ...
Been here once before, food was very good.
Thought I'd take a business prospect here for lunch:
Had the Trinidad curry sandwich, was completely underwhelming - included undercooked chicken skin and was served in a cold pita. Gross.
My guest had the mushroom pasta, did not eat it - didn't ask why.
Took a business prospect here for lunch, was embarrassed.
Cool embiance, don't think I'll come back.
The venue is a modern and eclectic site ...
The venue is a modern and eclectic site with some fun art pieces in a more casual environment. Even though one might think it's an upscale restaurant, it is definitely an informal restaurant for drinks and bar eats.
The food was truly luscious! They state ...
The food was truly luscious! They state beforehand that there are 5 courses, but in reality it's actually 10! Nice touch at the very end - they give you a printed list of everything you had in a sweet little envelope with a seal. The service was not as perfect as I was expecting. Someone kept refilling my glass with sparkling water after I had requested still. Had to ask twice to have my water replaced. All in all, I would definitely go again.
We had dinner here before going to the o ...
We had dinner here before going to the opera with friends. The group had diverse tastes but there was something for everyone on the menu -- and it was all fantastic! The steak tartare really stood out, as did the cheese board. Our server was wonderful, making sure we got out of the restaurant in time for the performance. We will definitely return!
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