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Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill

#234 of 7,077 Restaurants in Toronto}
$$ - $$$, Seafood,
17 Tank House Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
+1 416-361-5859
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (175 reviews)
“paella” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Tank House Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had dinner at Pure Spirits Oyster House and Grill. We didn't had reservations but after a short wait we managed to get a table on their outdoor patio. The service was friendly and in no time we had our drinks in front of...More

Thank Moondoggie317
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just don't. Even if you are a famished North Korean boy, don't eat here. For more in depth review, just look for my review.

1  Thank Shawn K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just stopped here on a nice afternoon to have a cocktail in their outdoor patio. My wife had an Aperol Spritz and I had a mojito. Her drink was just OK, and my mojito lacked any real mint flavor. The service was good and...More

Thank NoSpin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was good. I asked our hotel concierge for a good lobster restaurant in the distillery district and this was what she recommended. We needed a reservation which was quite late in the evening but when we arrived an hour early, there were...More

Thank Drea M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location. Was a lunchtime visit and only daughter ate as we'd had late/big breakfast so can't comment on food. However location and service were excellent. Great place to chill day or night. May be coming for our last night in Toronto .. we'll see

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Located in the busy Distillery district, it is easy to walk by and miss Pure Spirits with their simple and understated facade, especially with the more eye-catching El Catrin, Cluny Bistro and Mill Street Brewpub. But if you give it a chance, you will find...More

Thank Instantonium
Reviewed 18 August 2017

On a trip to Toronto, our relatives took us out to dine at this restaurant. We had a reservation for our party of 12 and had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated. Being my first time there, I tried to keep an open...More

Thank djnr
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I should qualify this long review/rant by saying I absolutely do not mind spending a good amount of money on a fantastic meal. I'm not rich, but certainly I am employed and can and have willingly dropped a lot of cash on an expensive dinner,...More

Thank seriouslynow2017
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We had high hopes for our meal here as we are all seafood lovers and it was a beautiful afternoon and we got to sit outside and enjoy the weather. Our waiter was good and our drinks were fine but the menu was a bit...More

Thank AcadiaFernbrook
Reviewed 25 July 2017

this is a great place for eating lunch in a large group. I and and a large group friends of mine were there for lunch on July,24,2017. The staff were so friendly and helpful for making our choices. We our enjoyed the drinks in outer...More

Thank Parvin S
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Response from adieulamalbouffe | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in responding. Regrettably I do not know the answer. I had the steak and it was really excellent. Sorry I can't help more.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Tank House Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-361-5859
  • E-mail
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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