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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Delicious food, an all-night atmosphere, DJs + live music, and our vintage inspired photo booth; a Drake party is like no other. Film festival after parties and urban weddings are both completely at home here. Our roster of bands and DJs, really delicious catering for groups of any size puts the pleasure back in planning; we're here to help every step of the way. Stop by for a personal tour of our space or give us a shout to swap magical party recipes.
Host your next event at one of Toronto's most unique venues.
Drake One Fifty Ratings and Reviews
Food was ok; bit overpriced; eclectic decor
Food was just ok. Had expected more based on the other reviews. Had had much better charcuterie plates. Dumplings were just ok. Salads very expensive for what you get. Meatballs were good. Frites were yummy. Probably would not go again for food. Drinks were delicious; would go back for drinks.
It was absolutely delicious! We tried th ...
It was absolutely delicious! We tried the Chef's Tasting menu and enjoyed every bite! Can't wait to return :)
My wife and enjoyed a great meal here. Although it was quiet...a Sunday night during the May long weekend, it was a very nice place to dine. The service was outstanding. Our meals were great. We would go back!
I found the stool seating close to the w ...
I found the stool seating close to the windows uncomfortable. My quinoa dish had a pleasant taste, however it was visually unappealing and lacked in texture. The key lime tart was delicious and beautifully presented. My husband and I have been to Drake for a drink, and I enjoyed that experience much more than the dinner I had with my friend.
Great service and AMAZING food. Highly recommended for a night out.
We were somewhat disappointed in the exp ...
We were somewhat disappointed in the experience - having enjoyed the other Drake restaurants (Drake Hotel, Devonshire) many times. It was definitely busy - even at 7:30pm on a Monday so we ended up sitting close to the kitchen. The food was a bit disappointing - I had the suckling pig - the skin was fantastic: crisp, excellent - but the meat was not as tender as I would have liked. The other two members of our party had the burger and the steak - both good. We started with the calarmari - interesting mix of flavours, but overcooked and the arugula salad which was excellent. The table was very uncomfortable - no matter how I sat, I hit the centre pillar of the table with my knee. I would go back any time for drinks, but probably not for dinner. At the cost, there are much better options out there.
Great place with lots of charm.
We were very happy to find this little hidden gem. Upscale dinning experience without the price. Service and good was fabulous. Highly suggest this place. Wish there was one back in the states.
The first time I came to your restaurant ...
The first time I came to your restaurant the food was amazing, the lobster agnolotti was my new favorite. This time I got your half hen and my girlfriend got your suckling pig. They were extremely dry and terrible, if it wasn't my friend's birthday I would have sent them back. The appetizers pork and shrimp dumplings and calamari where very good and my friend liked the burger. I am very disappointed that that the food was so bad on two out of three dishes, I expected much more given the price point and reputation. Will no longer recommend.
Dumplings were absolutely delicious, and ...
Dumplings were absolutely delicious, and pizza was great and unique as well! Eclectic decor and friendly service. Will definitely be back.
Really good food but soooooooooo noisy
Great spot for lunch but when the restaurant gets full - I need to be able to read lips from across the table, and ask the wait staff to repeat themselves all the time. Since everyone has to speak loudly to hear each other, that just escalates the whole problem across the restaurant. This is the only reason why I would hesitate to go back as my ears hurt just thinking about it. Otherwise food and service were excellent.
Good place to meet for a downtown lunch. ...
Good place to meet for a downtown lunch. Good food and ambience. Not pretentious.
Cubano sandwiches were to die for!
Loved the food and the service was friendly and prompt. The restaurant is beautiful inside. Would definitely go again.
Great service; cool place; tasty food
Great service; cool place; tasty food
Great food although it took a bit longer ...
Great food although it took a bit longer than expected. Great artwork and very friendly staff! Would come back for sure! Also fairly kid friendly for brunch.
Went there for mothers day. They had a p ...
Went there for mothers day. They had a prix fixe menu and it was spectacular. We had a great time, and great food. Highly recommended.
Great, but not for brunch
The drake one fifty was really cool. I would love to go back there for drinks with friends. The decor is very interesting, they've got a great cocktail list and a fun photo booth! The food I had was pretty good too. Unfortunately I went for brunch with my mom. The music was pretty loud for a Sunday brunch (would have been more acceptable for a Saturday night) and was eventually turned down after some older customers came in. The seating is not comfortable and there wasn't enough table room for our whole brunch (again much more well suited as a bar) Our server was awful m. It was a fixed menu and we were there over 2 hours. luckily our server seemed to be tending to only two or three other tables and the service in the rest of the restaurant seemed much faster. A few other servers came by to check on us several times.
Great Mother's Day Brunch
Solid brunch outing by The Drake 150. Glad to be able to get the west side vibe a little more central. Prix-Fixe offered great value and might have been even too much food. Well executed by some great cooks(Nice to see the CDC hustling) and effiecient service staff. Welcoming and professional vibe for the whole meal. The only thing I could say negatively is that maybe when offering a Prix-Fixe meal you include an offering for someone not inclined to eat meat/fish? Especially in the morning. A non-issue for us but two of the three choices in the meal were fish based and the other was pork. Would have been nice to see three varied options to give a little more variety. I would imagine the kitchen would be able to accommodate but not every diner is inclined to ask. Just my two cents. Thanks for another enjoyable meal, Drake.
Prix Fixe value
I recently attended the Pop-up Opera event at Drake One-Fifty. The portions of the entrée served to my party were very small . I would be reluctant to attend future prix fixe events at this restaurant.
ANOTHER DRAKE SUCCESS STORY !
Great Food and great Service will have us coming back to this Venue. Our Server also happened to be one of the two Sommeliers on Staff (Bonus) and was most helpful with 'Pairings'. The Seafood was fresh and done to perfection. Being a Friday night and an awesome Jays game, created a vibrant bar scene .
The server was both knowledgeable and fr ...
The server was both knowledgeable and friendly. Great experience
Always good, quick and tasty
I probably come to Drake OneFifty every 2 weeks or so for business lunches and it's a great place for that type of meal. The service is good and quick, the food is tasty and the ambiance is lively enough to be interesting but quiet enough that you can have a worthwhile discussion. It seems like everyone else has started to realize this though so it's starting to get packed at lunch and this time I actually had to book to get a table for 4 people.
Delicious food and cozy atmosphere
Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. Our orders came in a timely fashion: we never felt pressured and could enjoy conversing. We ordered the pasta and the chicken which were delicious! Our desert and coffee were equally delectable. After we took care of the bill, we lingered more. We did not feel pressured to leave in spite of the fact that the restaurant was bustling. A great first lunch experience indeed! I would come back for sure and recommend it to my friends!
Ordered dish with ancient grains, asparagus and picked mushroom and it was very good but it was spoiled as there was cilantro on top and throughout. There was no a warning that the dish contained cilantro and considering that 50% of the population hates cilantro, they should have listed it as an ingredient.
Love the Big Fish!
Love the Big Fish!
I have been to the Drake 150 a handful o ...
I have been to the Drake 150 a handful of times and have had a positive experience. This time was different. We made a reservation for 1pm and were not seated until 1:40pm. This was a work lunch and it was completely unacceptable to have to wait so long when we had made a reservation (pretty sure that is the whole point of a reservation?). It meant one person had to leave before we even ordered and another barely had enough time to get through her meal before having to run back for a meeting - really killed the whole experience and ruined what was supposed to be a five year anniversary lunch amongst a group of colleagues. I spoke to the hostess about the reservation issue and she was rude and entirely unapologetic. I won't be going back.
Nice place, food meh
Neat spot with great décor and ambiance, but the food was lacking (esp given the price). I was in a group of 6 and no one was overly impressed with their mains, and one found theirs close to inedible. I had the suckling pig and a few pieces were moist and delicious, but most were completely dried out and devoid of flavour. The dish also included some spaetzle which was good, but then again, I’ve never really had bad spaetzle and if you’re charging 30 bones for spaetzle and ham, it better be more than “good”. A few of the shareables were lovely, particularly the brussel sprouts and the Drake and Bake (break and dip platter). If I went back, I would just do drinks, apps and dessert and avoid the mains.
I had the burger, it was great. It was m ...
I had the burger, it was great. It was my friend's birthday and our waitress have is free passes to the photo booth. So sweet.
Value for $?
The service was friendly and efficient but the food, even though fair, is epically expensive. An open-faced avocado sandwich is $15 and the addition of an egg brought it to $19? A kale salad that is small even if it had been an appetizer salad for $14 and 4 - 1" by 1" scones for $11? As an experienced diner and food industry professional, I know that quality product comes at a cost but it is also apparent when the diner is being taken advantage of.
Great brunch! French toast with thick cu ...
Great brunch! French toast with thick cut bacon was delicious.
Overall the food was very very good. Been a huge Drake fan for years but the noise level (music and DJ) was so loud we couldn't hear each other speak. And the music was "house music" with a terrible sound system. In the financial district? Am i missing something. Won't be going back dinner.
Better service would have made this spot a winner
There were few notable dishes (Drake bread and calamari, yum! ). However, overall, there were not a lot of great sharing options. The liver/ foie was just OK - couldn't really taste liver. Frites were not crispy as you would expect them to be. I think my review would have been much different had we had better service. It was a very long wait for drinks (at one point, hot apps came out before the 2 glasses of wine). Also , it took long time track down server when wanted them.
Can't go wrong!
We wanted a yummy meal + atmosphere that was close to our hotel. Drake 150 fit the bill.
Great attentive service. Very good food ...
Great attentive service. Very good food with interesting dishes - a tad on the pricey side but no surprises for the financial district.
Really like Drake 150 normally. This ti ...
Really like Drake 150 normally. This time I told them we had theater tickets and needed to be out by a certain time. The staff kept saying the food would be out in a couple of minutes and 45 minutes later the food came out. Seems like the kitchen management needs a little bit of refinement. They advertise being a destination for pre-theater but that's not going to work if they can't mange the kitchen.
We both chose the Chef's tasting menu, a ...
We both chose the Chef's tasting menu, and it was excellent. The service was attentive, but not intrusive. Overall it was a wonderful experience.
Bacon on the French Toast - enough said
Musts: Skillet French Toast with extra crispy thick cut bacon Rosti: well done Avocado Toast: must add fried eggs and house preserved chillies IG: @thechewreview
Good friends - good times
Had a wonderful lunch that turned into dinner (8 hours) - crazy when old friends get together! Melanie provided excellent service and everyone else was very helpful with changing tables and appreciating our interest in visiting Drake Devonshie. I have another lunch event planned in May and hope to have as much fun! Thank-you Gail Paulsen-Flack
Drake has the upscale feel but yet homey comfort. The food is good and the service is second to none. They really go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and if something is not right they will fix it immediately. A fun spot with good music
Great for business lunch
The menu is extensive, the food very good, service was excellent, and they had us out within an hour.
Drake 150 was recommended to us as a great place to eat and it did not disappoint. The food was absolutely delicious and the service exceptional. Would highly recommend to others.
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