Recognized as one of the best places for seafood in Toronto, Pure Spirits is located in the Distillery District. Nearly 100 years ago, when temperance societies and prohibition ruled America, it was from this very room that the whiskey barrels began their clandestine journeys across the lake and around the world. Today, while more refined spirits are served up, people come for the ambience and amazing food, particularly the fresh fish and oysters flown in from across North America and abroad... everyday!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Fantastic meal outside on their beautiful patio. I was entirely grateful knowing how tough it is to reopen with restrictions, limited staff and long hiatuses. Thank you
The food is good, the mozzarella fries are very addictive
Everything from our atmosphere to our tasty dishes will leave you amazed, Tracy! We're delighted you enjoyed every aspect of your visit, especially the fries. We can't wait to welcome you again for another bite. All the best, Stuart K.
Great food. Fantastic service.
We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and had fantastic service! Thank you for showing your support and we can't wait to do it all again on your next visit. All the best, Stuart K.
Both the the service and food were great.
From drinks to desserts, Perry, our flavourful menu won't disappoint! It's also wonderful to hear our excellent service made your visit that much more memorable. Hoping to welcome you again sometime soon. Best, Stuart K.
The service was terrible. We got seated at our table, our server didn’t come greet us for 20 minutes. When we were greeted, he took our order and left. Didn’t bring us any water, ask us if we wanted any apps. When we did ask for bread, he said they were sold out.
Overall the experience was TERRIBLE. I’ve been to Pure Spirits many times pre-covid and it was great. I would definitely never return after this experience.
Thank you for leaving your feedback. We take great pride in delivering outstanding service, so we're quite surprised your experience was anything less than that. If you had any concerns, a manager would've been happy to speak with you during your visit. However, we fully understand there's no excuse for service that misses the mark, so please know your feedback has been heard. We encourage you to reach out to continue the conversation at 416-361-5859 and ask for Matthieu, the GM. Best, Stuart K.
Stephanie was our server and she was just amazing. The food is top shelf for sure!
Thank you for the wonderful feedback, Lois. To us, you are one in a million, not one of a million. We're so glad to hear that our service blew you away. We will be sure to pass along your compliment to Stephanie and we look forward to your return. All the best, Stuart K.
Loved the staff there
Communication level -10/10
Professionalism - 10/10
We’re happy to hear you love our restaurant! Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. It was an absolute pleasure welcoming you in for an evening of the five-star service we're known for and you most definitely deserve. We look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional experience in the future. All the best, Stuart K.
The food is reasonable priced and the portions are good. The staff were very friendly and it's in the Distillery disteict
Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, Tracy. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience, especially the service and location. We look forward to making your next visit more memorable. All the best, Stuart K.
Really slow service, wasn’t told how to access the menu, took thirty minutes before we had to ask. Food was okay but wasn’t as good as it was when we went last time. The waiter was nice!
Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, Felicia. We're sorry to hear we didn't to knock it out of the park for you when it comes to service and cuisine. We always want all of our guests to leave feeling wowed by our meals, and I wish we could've given you this impression. We hope to impress you more next time! All the best, Stuart K.
dinner was ok, appetizers were great!
The waiter was great. Greater who took us to our table? not that great.
Megan, thank you for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed our appetizers so much! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and look forward to making your next visit more memorable. All the best, Stuart K.
Cool night in Distillery District but nice evening out. With some attention to a wind break on the patio it would have been a great outdoor experience. Very good service with attention to us as guests. Food was good but menu a bit limited. Had clam chowder then mussels with fries. Reasonable value for meal.
Steve, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled we provided you with exceptional service. We'd be delighted to welcome you back to enjoy some more clam chowder and mussels with fries! All the best, Stuart K.
Nice and warm with the fire lamps.
Food was outstanding!
Jessica, thank you for taking the time to show us your support! We're happy to hear that our food was outstanding and we provided exceptional service. We can't wait to do it all again on your next visit. All the best, Stuart K.
Good oysters! Good food and service too !
Its never a bother to go the extra mile for our guests! Happy to hear our oysters and service blew you away. We can't wait to do it all again on your next visit. Best, Stuart K
It was outside dining due to covid, can’t dine inside, but great experience our waitress was so pleasant, staff was really great, we made the best of it for outside dining.
Paul, thank you for taking the time to leave a fantastic review! It's wonderful to hear that you had a wonderful experience with our staff. Hoping we'll see you again the next time you're around. Best, Stuart K.
Too long to get seated. Very unorganized. Now where near a heat lamp and the service was so slow that we left
Dianne, we are sorry to see that your recent visit with us fell short of your expectations or our usual standards. Please know that our team has been working very hard to meet and exceed guidelines. We've made adjustments to almost every single part of how service operates. That said, feedback like yours is super helpful to better understand how some of our changes are being received - so thank you for taking the time to reach out. I hope we can impress you more next time! Best, Stuart K.
Lovely staff and amazing food steak delicious. Warm and cozy.
Cassie, thank you for your kind review! We take great pride in our staff and wonderful food. We are delighted we could make your experience one to remember! We can't wait to welcome you again for another bite. All the best, Stuart K.
So delicious! Wish I could eat there everyday! The oysters and mussels made my year.
Pamela, it means the world to us that you enjoy our food so much! We're so glad that everything was perfect for you, and it sounds like you had a great time. Hope to see you again! Best, Stuart K.
Had an amazing time!!! Definitely felt super safe, the tables were spread out nicely. The heaters were a great touch for a late night dinner and drinks. My SO had their house lager, 10$ for 23oz what a deal he said. The burgers were great!! Definitely our go to patio for a safe outside dinning experience
It means a lot to have your high praise for both our cuisine and awesome service! We are so glad we created a space that allowed you to feel comfortable and safe during these times. We look forward to your next patio dining experience with us. All the best, Stuart K.
Lovely patio. Our server friendly. The food was nothing special and somewhat overpriced.
Nadir, it's wonderful to know you enjoyed our patio! Thank you for taking the time to reach out. We're thrilled you enjoyed exceptional, friendly service and we can't wait to welcome you back soon. Best, Stuart K.
Our server was fantastic! I think his name was Ben, would 100% go back and request him to serve us again.
Thank you for choosing us to make your time so memorable! We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to our amazing server Ben. We look forward to welcoming you back for another wonderful experience. Best, Stuart K.
Service good ;more heaters would help. Overall a fine experience for a large group.
Leor, it was a pleasure welcoming you in. It is wonderful you enjoyed the five-star experience we're known for. We look forward to your return and another lovely meal. All the best, Stuart K
Great food and atmosphere! Would like to visit again. Highly recommend
Michelle, thanks for your kind words about our space! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope that you'll join us again soon for some more delicious food! All the best, Stuart K.
Our server Julia was a delight. She was friendly and very helpful in light of guest using a walker. She knew the wine offerings and, after a question, steered me in the perfect direction. The food was good, and the spacing between the first and second course was such a pleasant change from so many restaurants where the second arrives just as, or before, the patron is finishing the first. AND for a chilly evening, the food arrived hot!
Jmf, it was wonderful welcoming you in for a lovely meal. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to our wonderful server Julia. We take great pride in our entire team at Pure Spirits. We look forward to welcoming you in for another outstanding meal. All the best, Stuart K
Amazing food in great stuff. They were more than accommodating to keep us warm. They have done a great job adapting to COVID rules and regulations
Ronandos, thank you for reviewing our restaurant. It is wonderful you enjoyed our amazing food and that you felt comfortable dining with us. We always go the extra mile to make sure our guests have an exceptional experience. We look forward to your next visit! All the best, Stuart K.
Slow service but food was delicious. Manager could do more than just walk around.
Ari, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are very glad you enjoyed our delicious food. We hope you consider giving us another chance to demonstrate the amazing service we're known for and you deserve. All the best, Stuart K.
Great meal. Lovely ambiance.
Thank you for taking the time to leave your fantastic review. We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal as well as the Pure Spirits setting. We look forward to your next visit! Best, Stuart K.
Service was excellent! The oysters is a must try! It was a chilly night but we felt warm comfortable with gas heaters beside our table.
Harvey, it's wonderful to have your support! You can count on us to always deliver on delicious cuisine, drinks, and cozy patio atmosphere! We hope you make it back our way sometime soon. All the best, Stuart K.
Great patio, awesome servers, great food and beer. Update your wine selections please, white is ok but red needs a good Cab Sauv.
Shaz, we're glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We'd be delighted to welcome you back again sometime soon. Best, Stuart K.
Service was great and accommodating, especially during the COVID pandemic. We felt safe and dinner was enjoyable despite the many restrictions.
Tammy, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience! We look forward to welcoming you in again soon for another memorable meal. All the best, Stuart K.
Amazing lobster pasta
It's wonderful to have your support! You can count on us to always deliver on delicious cuisine, drinks, and atmosphere! We hope you make it back our way sometime soon to discover more favourites. All the best, Stuart K.
The food was very disappointing for the price point
Alexandra, we’re both disappointed and surprised to see it appears that your experience with us failed to meet your expectations or our usual standards. We would love to know where we missed the mark and what we could do differently next time. If you have any feedback, please reach out. All the very best, Stuart K
Love this place ... great wine, amazing oysters and fantastic staff. The outside seating arrangement was just perfect!
We're so glad that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We look forward to your next visit! All the best, Stuart K.
Back to patio service because of Covid19 but the restaurant and staff are making the best of it. Lots of heaters going, but dress warmly to be comfortable. Not sure how we would fare when the temperature drops more.
It was a pleasure to have you join us, we appreciate your support! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We'll be looking forward to your next visit. Best, Stuart K.
Virtually all the tables at the side of the restaurant have gas heaters which made it far more comfortable being on the outside of course. My date was feeling the vibe also, perhaps too much as she got out of the chair and fell onto the ground at the end of the evening. She blamed it on the excellence of the wine grape! 😳
Thanks for coming by, Gord! It was a delight to have you here with us to explore some awesome dishes. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Stuart K.
Food was outstanding. And it wasn’t cold at all to eat at the patio where there were 2 portable heaters assigned to each table. Great ambience too!
This is so wonderful, Suzy! We're so glad that everything was perfect for you, and it sounds like you had a great time. Hope to see you again! Best, Stuart K
Excellent! Best fish and chips we tried! Really good oysters and fish I tried.
It's great to hear that we could impress you with our food and service. We hope that you'll join us again soon for another order of fish & chips! All the best, Stuart K.
Their food was really good! The staff were awesome. The ambience was nice. Overall it was a great experience!
Nothing beats fresh and flavorful food, Sheena. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your experience, especially the service. I hope to have you join us again for some more delicious food. All the best, Stuart K.
Great food, good service just a little slow.
We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and atmosphere! We hope to welcome you back again soon for some more timely delivered food and cocktails! All the best, Stuart K.
All the dishes we had were amazing. Will definitely return!
Great fun. The oysters were great. Our waiter was accommodating. We were a group of 13 and were told that it has to be one bill, but the waiter broke it down for us within the one bill. They added the tip at 18%. I would have tipped 20%, but it was added already because of the size of our group.
Pure Spirits is rated 4.5 stars by 1854 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.