We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill

#217 of 7,007 Restaurants in Toronto}
€€ - €€€, Seafood,
17 Tank House Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
+1 416-361-5859
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (182 reviews)
“paella” (15 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
17 Tank House Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (497)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 447 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

After shopping in the city, and in the Distillery District, we stopped in for an early dinner here. We didn't have reservations on a Thursday evening, but were told as long as we were done before 6:30, we were welcome - no problem. We started...More

Thank VNKSmith
Reviewed 1 week ago

We can into an empty restaurant before the dinner rush. There were at least 12 bodies on the floor, including a manager and after about 10 minutes we had to ask someone for service. When we did get someone's attention all he did was say...More

Thank Mishamee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This by far is one of THE BEST food experiences I have had. My family and I could not get over the attention to service. If that was not enough to make it a great night, the food itself is incredible. Try the Short Ribs,...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love to bring friends to the Distillery District when they visits from other parts of the world. We usually do not eat at the Distillery as usually we have reservations somewhere later in the evening. This time, however, we were hungry and I was...More

Thank DorisBorisBlog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far Toronto’s best Oyster house. The service and the food quality is number one. We feel extremely welcomed every time we come here, and BEN is our favourite server. He always the best of everything in this restaurant. You must try this...More

Thank WondeRox
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In the middle of the Toronto Distillery District - Sit in a booth, sit at the oyster counter or sit with friends at a long table! Fabulous seafood, chowder, fresh oysters, oysters rockefeller, girilled octopus or fish, mussels or burger, pasta, short-ribs or surf and...More

Thank SueBee541
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Please go and visit, You will not regret. Papardelle, oyster, fish...you can taste all. It is really simple, quality, good restaurant.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant in Toronto's distillery distict. Super atmospheric. Very good food for a good price. Super friendly staff.

1  Thank Gup2015
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent oysters we had a selection of 36 just delicious... the boys had fish and chips we had crab and mussels. Definitely returning enjoy !

Thank amandajane692015
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We had eight for dinner, but only 4 of us liked raw oysters, so one of the star attractions of the restaurant held little interest for the others. Check out their website for a typical offering of oysters (but the ARE expensive) The main drawback...More

1  Thank Gary 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
Nearby Restaurants
Soma Chocolate
617 reviews
.04 km away
Cluny Bistro
968 reviews
.06 km away
El Catrin
1,191 reviews
.03 km away
Mill Street Brew Pub
1,067 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Distillery Historic District
6,392 reviews
.06 km away
Ontario Spring Water Sake Company
29 reviews
.13 km away
Spirit of York
13 reviews
.09 km away
Young Centre for the Performing Arts
23 reviews
.10 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
4 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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.
Improve this listing

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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing