The David Duncan House
Nice overall. most of wait staff (the ones who greet us and others who took us to our table. We were not impressed with our particular waiter. His attitude did not fit in with the venue and was certainly not aligned with the other service providers.
Overall, we like the place. Its pretty for sure and accessible in the terms of location. However, we did experience some disappointments. Firstly, we arrived with company that is almost 80 and were taken to the highest point of the restaurant with no regard for the number of steps our guests would have to take. This was a total oversight by your maitre'd and a turn off before we even sat down. Secondly, our other attending party also aging joined us and no one was asked if they would like anything other than water to drink. So we all decided since we were not asked we would not have anything. Now we are 6, 2 of us younger and our parents and the music was loud and we could not hear each other, we were sat at a rectangular table when a circular one would have allowed for a much better chance to communicate. Thirdly, when we made the reservation we noted it was a special occasion, but were not asked by anyone what we were celebrating. Fourthly, the waiter told us the soup was Clam chowder and 4 of us ordered it and then we were informed he was mistaken. Fifthly, the only vegetarian option was a mediocre lasagna, we were certain was made the month prior. The rest of the food was fairly good, but the buns on two sandwiches were stale. Anyway, it served our purpose, however, none of us are going back.
The disco music on the patio was so loud and distracting as to make conversation with my wife difficult, even after we moved to the table furthest away from the DJ and the speakers. We were there for dinner, not disco dancing. For the average age of the diners, this music was way too young with its constant thumping of the percussion. I asked the staff to turn down the volume but was told they couldn't control it.
My medium rare stake arrived so tough and sinewy that I sent back (something I had never done before at any restaurant). By the time my wife had finished her meal my replacement steak arrived, done medium to well. It was chewable, but still far from the quality I am used to from this restaurant.
The service was OK, but with long waits to place our orders for main course and dessert.
Making mental adjustments for the reduced numbers of diners and staff because of the pandemic, this was still an unsatisfactory experience for such a high-end restaurant. I hope it improves over the next month or two to get closer to what it used to be.
Three different meals, everything exceptionally good. Friendly, attentive staff. Great weather and location for outdoor eating. Pricey but worth every penny.
One of the classier places to enjoy actual good tasting food. The steak was absolutely amazing - Baklava cheesecake cake is to die for.
Expensive but good quality food but limited number of items like 3 shrimp 35 dollars and 6 sheets for 25 dollars seems dear in price
We ventured out to enjoy a family dinner after being confined to the indoors during COVID. Overall it was a good experience, don’t think we’ll look to eat a steak dinner outdoors again though. Food as usual was really good and DDH and they did their part to make the experience enjoyable.
Always has been and always will be my go to for an amazing dinner!
The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Probably the best restaurant ribeye steak I’ve ever had. Our servers George and Gord were very attentive and even brought out a complimentary chocolate dessert for our delayed Anniversary dinner.
All was not perfect. We had not been to this restaurant in many years and expected it to be at the upper level of sophistication. I was truly disappointed in the dress code for the servers and host. Jeans, untucked shirts to me do not reflect the quality and price we paid to eat here. My steak was priced at a level of much higher end establishments. This might seem petty but if I wanted Milestones ambiance I would have save money and eaten there. I also believe that the restaurant’s attire impacts it’s clientele and many arrived dressed far more casually than it used to be. This is no way impacted our enjoyment of the superior quality of food and service.
Nice place, the patio has a good ambiance. The food was fresh, tasty with high quality produce. The service was very kind, polite and efficient.
A lovely evening spent on the patio overlooking a lovely green space .The Veuve Clicquot event added flair to the evening.We truly enjoyed the Lobster linguine.The vegetarian lasagna could be refined ( cheese herbs).The chocolate mousse cake and Cherries jubilee were perfect.
Quality food and amazing service
Thoroughly enjoyed their patio. Excellent service and practiced social distancing.
Prime Rib Roast with Merlo both very tasty. Would have preferred to dine inside and experience the ornate decor, but unable due to the pandemic rules.
Fortunately, the weather was good and they moved our table into the shade on the outdoor patio. Looking forward to returning especially when inside dining returns.
Amazing Spot perfect for date night!!!
Great service, food was outstanding and the atmosphere was very romantic
Food was great, service was great like always . It was a bit windy on the patio but everything was perfect
We love the Peter's Grilled Lamb Chops and I recommend the dishes, it is so much delicious. I hope so it is going to 6 pics for next time.
Worth to have dinner there, very enjoyable and relaxing, place is beautiful to have some photos there too
My sisters birthday was absolutely amazing ! I’m very happy we had it at David Duncan house !!!!! The service , food and drinks were outstanding wonderful !!!!!!!
Overall wonderful patio experience. Food and service was excellent, place was clean and they took COVID measures which made us happy. I really liked the drive in aspect as well.
The food was terrific as usual, and the service was also tremendous - as usual. My only problem was that there was one table there before us, and the staff were allowing them to smoke and vape while sitting at their table. Not only was this annoying, it's illegal. I was very surprised that the staff allowed this to happen. Eventually, as more people showed up, the smokers took their disgusting habit off the patio. Apart from this, the meal was great, as expected from this fine establishment.
Patio dinner was perfect. Tables were spaced out and we had the option of shaded vs sunny tables. Servers were all very friendly and helpful and everyone wore masks and gloves. We were able to scan the QR code to see the menu on our phone. Lamb dinner for 2 was excellent and we even had enough to pack home for lunch the next day. Would definitely visit again!
Amazing server , Beautiful spot & food was Delicious. Smaller portions but highly recommend.
The evening was awesome....good food, great service, friendly staff and the cocktails were excellent!
Everyone on the Patio was having an excellent time!
Will be sure to come back again soon!
Beautiful patio with pleasant views. Staff very friendly but need more polish for an upscale restaurant. My wife had lamb chops and I had prime rib sandwich, both good. With the delicious bread and olive oil provided, there was enough for lunch the next day.
Went there for my birthday dinner. Great food and service. Will come back again once the virus goon lol
Service was good at the start, but when we needed the bill, server was hard to find. Food was good, steak was a little dry, but overall good. Decor and ambiance was excellent!
Food was amazing and perfectly cook. Very accommodating to get food just right for you. Staffs very friend and attentive. My first experience was Amazing and will not be my last . Great Job.
We went for my husband’s bday with the family, we loved it and we really enjoyed!
Always enjoy dinning at David Duncan House for any occasion. Excellent food and service.
It is definitely a pricier meal, but well worth it. My husband and I shared the Chateaubriand, which was prepared tableside. The steak was incredibly tender and the veggies were to die for. A must-try if this is your first time visiting The David Duncan House. The waitstaff was incredibly friendly and exceedingly accommodating as well. Plus, the restaurant is set in a piece of Toronto history, in a house built in 1865!
Thank you for your kind words! We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again very soon!
Service is impeccable, a little pricier but the quality is there. Steaks are like butter. Wine list has something for everyone. Always a great spot to entertain for business or a special occasion.
Thank you for your 5-star review and rating!
DDH is the classic steakhouse we've come to know and enjoy on a regular basis. The table-side ceasar and all their steaks are of superior quality/taste. Their servers are great and their manager, Nick, in particular, make you feel right at home. Exceptional!
We're glad to hear that you always have a wonderful experience with us. We cannot wait to serve you again soon!
Great as always. Great service and rib eye was exceptional for the price
The location is convenient with plenty of parking spots, the building is stunning.
The ambience inside is sophisticated, visible areas are well maintained and clean.
The front and wait staff are friendly and very attentive. The only thing is the food was very average, even the cocktail. However, overall it was still a pleasant experience.
Looks like Both of the two receptionists Had a bad day that day, long face With no smile at all, don’t feel we are welcomed, I hope it was not simply because we have Asian faces, not a happy experience at the reception at all.
All the waiters did great jobs and we appreciate it very much.
Great service, decent food, different environment compared to typical restaurants.
Nice place! A bit noisy on a Thursday night as there was a party going on within the upper floor. The service is second to none! The steak a bit fatty, but the taste was great along with all of the accompaniments. Wonderful selection of wine. I would recommend the David Duncan House for its food and service, maybe not for the ambience and noise level on this particular night.
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OpenTable ダイナー417名によるThe David Duncan Houseの評価は4.4☆です。