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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Hotel
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“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
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“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
Hotel
“Two reasons: most delicious baked french toast & weekend karaoke nights! :)”
  • 116 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Looooove them for brunch. Real good food. Be prepared to wait a bit as they’re busy and take no reservations.”
  • 54 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Kitschy BBQ joint offering smoked meats & craft beer, plus rock tunes, picnic tables & a patio.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bar
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“Mainstay with an eclectic menu, huge patio & strong focus on beer, with local brews & 300+ bottles.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Best burger in town. The few places where they don't overcook the patty. The basement turns into a hip hop music venue on the weekends. This place gets packed, and occasionally gets graced with the present of Toronto's very own hip hop legend: Drake. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Watch knights fight each other on horses while you eat and cheer! A unique and entertaining spectacle to enjoy.”
  • 28 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“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
Hawaiian Restaurant
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“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
Eastern European Restaurant
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“Traditional polish food. The service is a bit slow but the servings are big and hearty. Come hungry! ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Loud, fun, and full of tropical cocktails that pack a punch. There's no shame here.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Lounge
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“This place has it all, great pub food (try the Burger and the sky high nachos), live music weekend evenings and matinee's on weekends, karaoke Saturday night in the back. Best patio in town and tons of beers on tap. Also family friendly brunch and dinner/lunch meals. Occasional children's programming. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Our preferred brunch place. After a stroll across beautiful High Park, it's selection of bennies, egg, bacon and such are perfect end to a good walk.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“My personal favourite restaurant charming neighbourhood place incredible food”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
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“If you like sweets, try Beaver Tail! Originally from Ottawa and you actually won't eat beaver tail...just a sweet dessert in shape of beaver tail!”
  • 32 locals recommend