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Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill

) #216 of 6,996 Restaurants in Toronto $$ - $$$ Seafood, , American
17 Tank House Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
+1 416-361-5859
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“oysters” (172 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Tank House Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were pressed for time on a group tour and found this place with an hour to spare. We were seated immediately and our waitress Julia took the best care of us and our time issue. Outstanding lobster pasta with truffle oil and the best...More

Thank BoxStar1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the opportunity to try this restaurant in the trendy Distillery District. It was a nice evening so had dinner on the patio. Went for the pricey shucker's dozen and the shuck-a-buck special (malpeque) for the table. The oysters were good even without any of...More

Thank Priscilla P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, drinks, ambience, and service. I had the Vietnamese Florida snapper. Weather was cooperating for a change and we dined outside.

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Pure Spirits on a Saturday early evening. Thought they might have a table but didn't luck out. We ended up sitting at the bar for some snacks and drinks before finding another restaurant to have dinner at. The server was quite pleasant,...More

Thank Slavik84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for lunch and was expecting this place to be busy considering how many people were seated outside on the patio. Since it was a bit cold we decided to sit inside at a booth and were pleasantly surprised by how fast the food...More

Thank Mary Jane M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bread was good, but the eastern oyster we ordered were small and expensive. The jumbo had some sand in it

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a group of 5 decided to all have the Fish n chips.. service was good but the batter was limp and soggy and the cod had little or no flavor....very disappointed in the meal we all shared the same opinion..batter should be crisp the dish...More

Thank Deebee38
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has received mostly excellent and very good reviews, so I expected a good dinner. It was the Friday of the May 24 weekend, the staff was attentive and the atmosphere hip. But the food we ordered from the menu was blah!. The ceviche...More

Thank 7didi7
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Stopped by as we noticed they had a lobster pasta. The welcome was courteous and attentive. Excellent ambience. We had the lobster pasta along with their spring salad and soup of the day (black bean with pulled pork). All the dishes were excellent. We expected...More

Thank varun_mukthi
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I walked to the Brewery district from where I was staying on Cooperage St and found this quaint restaurant with a different flair on food. Of course they had many varieties of oysters and I began with 6 Raspberry oysters and a glass of wine....More

Thank Guy A
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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Hi, I would like to know what is "deep fried oyster slider". Is it similar to charbroiled oysters? Thanks
4 January 2017|
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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
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
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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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