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The David Duncan House

125 Moatfield Drive, North York, ON, M3B 3L6


The building now known as David Duncan House dates back to 1848, when the parcel of land was used as a dairy farm in a setting characteristic of North Toronto.

Category: Restaurants


Cuisine Type | Eclectic, Steakhouse
Ambiance | Outdoor Dining, Fine Dining, Fireplaces
Meals Served | Lunch, Dessert, Dinner
Amenities | Full Bar, Parking, Counter & Bar Service
Pricing | $31 - $40
Payment | MasterCard, American Express, Visa


Neighbourhood | North Toronto
Getting There | Don Mills bus or York Mills bus
Cross Street | York Mills


Mon-Fri: 11:30AM-1AM, Sat-Sun: 5PM-1AM

Profile Last Updated: May 07, 2007

A Gingerbread House
The house itself was built in 1865 in a classic Gothic style that was typical of the “gingerbread houses” of the era, yet remains the last of its kind in the surrounding area. The house was physically moved from its original location and renovated in the mid-1980’s, using chandeliers, sconces and unique pieces found throughout Europe, in order to return the building to its original grandeur. The result is a restaurant with a celebratory feeling true to its 19th century origins.

Luscious Lunch
David Duncan House features an elevated cocktail bar, designed for a light lunch, drinks or a late night dessert, frequently enjoyed with background piano accompaniment. The luncheon entrées include steak, filet mignon and prime rib, sautéed or charbroiled chicken and fresh homemade pasta. Seafood dishes range from poached salmon and filet of sole to shrimps marinara and scallops Provencal. Lunch items also include barbecued back ribs, rib eye steak, beef brochette, chopped sirloin or halibut steak and duckling in Grand Marnier sauce.

Evening Feasts
Dinner at David Duncan House can begin with appetizers like escargots, blue point oysters and lobster or jumbo shrimp cocktails. Full dinner options include a steak and lobster combo, rack of lamb, or beef tenderloin for two with sautéed mushrooms, asparagus tips and an array of vegetables. A seafood deluxe dinner combines lobster, tiger shrimps, Alaskan king crabs, scallops and oyster Rockefeller on a platter built for two. A vegetarian feast is also available. Dessert concoctions include chocolate raspberry mousse cake and tiramisu.