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Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill

££ - £££, Seafood,
17 Tank House Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
+1 416-361-5859
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
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CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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17 Tank House Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Distillery District is a very unique and wonderful place to explore. Shopping off the Parliament street entrance we wove our way through shops and we're ready for a drink and food (the wx was 45°) ......And then we discovered Pure Spirits Oyster House and...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited because my husband loves seafood and he was not disappointed by what was on offer at Pure Spirits. The place as a nice, laidback atmosphere and the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was lovely, I'm not a seafood fan so had...More

Thank Lacanawi
Rik O, Manager at Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Lacanawi, thanks for stopping in! I'm glad to hear you and your husband enjoyed dining with us. We hope to see you again soon. -Rik, Director of Operations

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favourite restaurants in the Distillery. Great fish, nice atmosphere and good service. Amazing patio in the summer and a good place for lunch or dinner. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys fine dining.l seafood, while they do have some good options...More

Thank SushandRizz
Rik O, Manager at Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your visit! We really appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon. -Rik, Director of Operations

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on a whim and did not know what to expect. Not only was the service excellent but the food was even better. This was our first time at this restaurant and needless to say we will be back.

Thank Omar B
Rik O, Manager at Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Omar, thank you! I'm glad to hear we made a great first impression. We hope to see you again soon. -Rik, Director of Operations

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pure Spirits offer delicious meals in the Distillery District, which is the home historic Mills St. brewery. The staff is very friendly and the restaurant is decorated like a fancy tavern. We ordered a lobster Pappardelle pasta, a Seafood Boil with red wine of the...More

Thank CubawithLove
Rik O, Manager at Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the high marks both for my team and for the pasta, seafood dishes, and desserts we love sharing with our guests! We can't wait to welcome you back next time. Wishing you the best until then, Rik, Director of Operations

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here on a Friday night for Oysters and apps, and had a great experience. The staff was very friendly, the service was great, and the oysters were fantastic. We got the dozen for $35, and shared the tempura calamari (highly recommend). Love the rustic...More

Thank rd0728
Rik O, Manager at Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the oysters! Thanks for the kind words, and we hope to see you back in again soon. Take care. -Rik, Director of Operations

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to go when it was not super busy. We had the attention of 3 servers/bartenders who gave us a ton of knowledge on different oysters and how their tastes varies based on location. Great services and really good experience overall.

Thank Eric S
Rik O, Manager at Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

I'm glad your attentive service and delicious oysters made you glad you stopped in, Eric! Looking forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Rik, Director of Operations

Reviewed 5 January 2018

Though it was extremely busy being a weekend during the Christmas market, the staff managed to find a table for us that would accommodate a high chair for our granddaughter. In view of the busy season we felt they were understaffed. Service was very slow....More

Thank RUTH B
Rik O, Manager at Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Ruth, thanks for stopping by! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the hush puppies. If you guys do choose to visit us again in the future, we'll work hard to make it a five-star experience. Take care, Rik, Director of Operations

Reviewed 3 January 2018

Lobster Pappardelle was to die for! Cream sauce with mushrooms and truffle oil, oh my! And my husband had a well-done (don't even ask!) angus stake, he says was very flavourful and moist. For appetizer we had a seafood tempura fresh and especially crispy. We...More

Thank Lyudmila B
Rik O, Manager at Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for celebrating wonderful friends and topping off a great 2017 here, Lyudmila! I'm delighted you and your closest found so much to enjoy on our menu, and I'll be sure to pass your kind praises about Annette's service along to her. We'd love...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018

Great place to have a dinner or just a quick drop in for a few oysters and a glass of wine at the bar. Very cosy, brick-wall lofty interior kept in a style of local distillery district. Good quality food and nice wine list with...More

Thank Will C
Rik O, Manager at Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for joining us for some fresh and tasty seafood, Will. We really appreciate your kind compliments on both our dishes and the atmosphere we've worked hard to create! We hope you can join us for some more of your favorites soon. All the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Tank House Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
    (Parliament)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-361-5859
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Description
Pure Spirits Oyster House and Grill located in the Historic Distillery District offers both indoor dining as well as patio dining where visitors can take in the beautiful Victorian Industrial Architecture. We are well known as the best fresh seafood restaurant in Toronto. Pure Spirits is proud to serve a selection of oysters from both the East and West coasts of Canada as well as unique offerings from abroad. Casual dining attire and a love of great food is required. Our friendly staff are trained to guide you through our extensive selction of local beers and wine that match perfectly with our menu. Whether on a schedule to visit the spa, the theatre or the local art galleries we are geared to get you out on time or offer a relaxing extended stay on the patio to enjoy the sites. Pure Spirits is a must visit spot in the City of Toronto.
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