Introducing: Drake One Fifty, the hipster hotel’s new standalone restaurant

Introducing: Drake One Fifty, the hipster hotel’s new standalone restaurant

Introducing: Drake One Fifty
Introducing: Drake One Fifty

Name: Drake One Fifty
Neighborhood: Financial District
Contact Info: 150 York St., drakeonefifty.ca
Owner: Jeff Stober
Chef: Ted Corrado, formerly the chef at C5 in the ROM

The Food: Elevated comfort food, like wood-fired pizzas topped with lobster and truffles, and a 34-ounce côte-de-beouf served with charred green onions and potato galette. $150 buys a selection of oysters, clams and other raw seafood stacked on a a tiered silver tray.

The Place: The former bank building, revamped by British designer Martin Brudnizki, feels a bit like a retro gentlemen’s club with art deco floor tiles and staid leather seating. Other details add fun, like a vintage photo booth and a rainbow-hued mural by Douglas Coupland. A miniature outpost of the Drake General Store is housed in an antique glass-fronted cabinet.

The Drinks: Bottles on the 68-long wine list range from $40 to $240. House cocktails include a $25 manhattan, made with premium whiskey and vermouth.

The Numbers:
• 6,000 square feet
• 34-ounce steaks come with sea salt, grainy mustard and a personal-size pepper grinder
• $25 for the Baller Manhattan
• 10 months to renovate the space, which used to be a bank
• 3 teddy bears for sale in the miniature general store