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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

“The Drake Hotel is a hotel where guests can stay at. It has a eatery place to enjoy fresh food and a cafe. I held my birthday celebration here. There's the Drake Underground where local artists perform. Close to a Metro and Freshco grocery market. The Drake Hotel is Toronto’s multi-level, multi-purpose rock and roll boutique hotel, and self-proclaimed “hotbed for culture.” The place has been around in one form or another since 1890, but in 2004 after three long years of rehauling that began in 2001, was resurrected as what it is today, a restaurant, bar, and venue with a rooftop patio and one of the best restaurant burgers in the city. Historic elements like the grand staircase in the front lobby are incorporated with an industrial yet kitschy feel throughout the hotel, created by the in-house team in collaboration with 3rd Uncle Design. The Drake Hotel is a hospitality venue on Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario, Canada near Parkdale. In addition to a nineteen-room boutique hotel, there is a restaurant lounge, corner café with street-level patio, Sky Yard roof top patio, and the Drake Underground basement nightclub and live performance venue. The Drake is similar to other small concert venues in Toronto such as The Silver Dollar Room, Clinton's Tavern, Lee's Palace, and the Horseshoe Tavern. The Drake Underground primarily features indie acts, though past noted performers include M.I.A. and Beck. ”
  • 321 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“If you crave Mexican food, this is our go to spot! Baja fish taco, Steak and Chicken Quesadillas...and a lot more! Price is $$.”
  • 155 locals recommend
“Two reasons: most delicious baked french toast & weekend karaoke nights! :)”
  • 116 locals recommend
“Cozy local hipster breakfast joint - great food but get there before 11am or you'll likely need to wait for a table.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Awesome music performances there, lovely little cabaret feel, can’t miss out! Usually a Latino Cuban jazzy feel.”
  • 56 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Kitschy BBQ joint offering smoked meats & craft beer, plus rock tunes, picnic tables & a patio.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Very tasty Shaded patio Vegetarian options Good price $$$/$$$$$ Cheese cave”
  • 46 locals recommend
“Mainstay with an eclectic menu, huge patio & strong focus on beer, with local brews & 300+ bottles.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Husband-and-wife owners serve classic Thai fare, from spring rolls to curries, in a casual setting.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Poutine Place
“If this is your first time in Canada, you must have Poutine before you leave! Our favourite is the classic double layered Poutine”
  • 32 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“ Inspired by the "Harry Potter" novels, this cozy, exposed-brick haunt conjures up cocktails & tapas.”
  • 18 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“This gem has amazing fancy drinks and beautiful food. It’s small so make a reservation or go early. Plus!! They have just opened a butcher right next door. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
“A great little breakfast spot for vegetarian/vegan options with a local vibe. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Really good local trendy Japanese spot, great food in either small plates to share, or a hearty bowl of ramen for one.”
  • 19 locals recommend
“Whether you have a craving for bread rolls, chrorizo bread or pasteis de natas (custard tarts), this is THE place. It is open from 5AM til 10.30PM, so don't hesitate. Their espresso is quite good.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Hawaiian Restaurant
“This hip little Polynesian spot is decorated just as pretty as the food it prepares. Offering dishes served in pineapple fruit and fruity drinks to match. Located in trendy Parkdale, it's on point with food and location. ”
  • 24 locals recommend