Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front

4.2
2948 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary American
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  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
Just steps away from the Scotiabank Arena, Sony Centre, and Financial District, Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front is a destination spot for Toronto’s tastemakers, Bay Street’s movers and shakers, and neighbourhood locals alike.

The expansive dining room is divided into cozy nooks, featuring a mix of communal tables, leather banquettes and high-tops, The stylish “see and be seen” bar, lounge and wraparound patio offer the perfect location for casual group dining, after-work drinks and date nights downtown.

The menu features fresh, seasonal pastas, salads, burgers, sandwiches and pizzas, along with globally and chef-inspired daily specials. For those who prefer to sip and snack, O&B’s bar bites, hand-crafted cocktails and curated wines are ideal for sharing and lingering in the lounge. On Saturdays and Sundays, the weekend brunch menu aims to cure your hangover with classics like Eggs Benedict and Huevos Rancheros, or lighter options like Avocado Toast.
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KD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Error on my order. Late arriving but the manager comped my meal.

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ER
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Staggered service was odd, as two different people were delivering and taking our orders. But generally, this was a tasty meal - the mushroom soup and salmon bowls were a highlight.

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S
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Although the food quality was fine and the wait staff and kitchen accommodated my dietary restriction, I found it to be expensive for what it was. We had one pasta dish, one main course which was a salad and a grilled piece of salmon, two beers and one wine spritzer, the bill with tip was over $90. There was no bread at the table and wait staff were a bit distracted.

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AE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Love the mushroom soup. Fairly priced. Great service. Easy to book.

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JS
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space, delicious food, and friendly service all around! We really enjoyed our time and look forward to going back again!

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ZA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always perfect. Have never been disappointed with either.

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P
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I was very disappointed in not only the service but the quality of food.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Table and glasses were dirty

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JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Raptors parade celebration

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P
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was slow, and not that busy. Either management doesn’t know how to staff properly or our server was just lazy; had to flag her multiple times to get water, more drinks, condiments etc. Food was fine but nothing great. Probably wouldn’t go again.

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HG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I have been there and I enjoyed the Oliver & Bonacini Care and Grill just as much as the first time. I will go back again when we go to the theatre. A very pleasant experience!

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K
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Server was very rude, not engaging.. looked like he didn’t want to be there. Food was ok, expected more based on reviews. My family noticed rice was undercooked and he claimed that that’s how it’s supposed to be. Terrible customer service skills.

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a
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

entirely mediocre except for the service. I wouldn't recommend

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RC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food that caters to many tastes and is well thought out. And delicious! Serving staff was lovely, location is great, ambiance fantastic. Definite recommend.

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V
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food selection was excellent and we got some helpful suggestions from our waiter on what to order. Great food, nice ambience and perfectly located to attend any event close by. This is my go to place for pre-entertainment dining!

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j
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 5

Nice patio. Food was okay, but not great. Everything was a bit too salty. The toasts were burnt.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about O&B works. Fantastic service and outstanding food. Mac n cheese with bacon I still dream about and delicious pizza. Highly recommend and will return when I visit again.

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience. There were a couple small issues with the drinks but management was quick to resolve in a fast and friendly way. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a great place to eat downtown. If I could recommend one thing for the restaurant to consider offering, gluten free pizzas.

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GB
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The server was very attentive and provided good insight to the menu options. The wait time for food was as expected and the food was excellent.

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BM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Such a great place to gather with friends before a show or a ball game. We always appreciate the innovative menu choices and friendly, efficient service by the staff.

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m
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Food was terrible and service even worse, other than the ambience, it’s pretty mediocre

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LY
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waiter was attentive but not intrusive, he remembered to give us parking coupon, which we appreciate as we forgot to ask.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was quite bland and tasteless. Not what I would have expected from a restaurant owned by these two well known chefs. Only redeeming feature was the helpful and friendly server.

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KB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Many delicious items to choose. We started with soup so likely only needed one entree to share in addition to the salad. But everything was tasty and filling. Mike our waiter was great.

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OT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I used to enjoy going to O&B Grill, hadn't been for a while. Disappointed with the meal options, I was able to get a vegan meal but it was mediocre and super salty (tofu bowl). It was just edible. My hubby got a fish dish with lentils for over $30 and it wasn't very good. The fish was fine, but the lentils weren't great and cups of lentils aren't an ideal meal. It should have had some other veg on the plate for the price. Unless I am going for an outdoor patio experience, I don't think I will be back for the food. Quality for cost just isn't there.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated a special day with friends and staff was very attentive, food was great and dessert was phenomenal! We had a booth and noise levels were low.

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TL
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a good time. Food and service were great. Thanks

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s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Air con was a bit aggressive in the area we were sat in but overall a nice lunch and good service

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IB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Found the food and service very good. Nice atmosphere for a casual dinner with friends.

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LR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 4

I had a big hair in food in my salad. It was absolutely gross and wrapped up on a lettuce leaf. Usually I have great experiences here. This was not good.

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NG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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LC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food . Great vibe and fantastic service .

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Was extremely crowded at the time. Acoustics were terrible, very noisy. Service was mediocre and mains came before appetizers. Food was tasty. Great location.

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AJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved my dining experience! Was in the area for a comedy show which was taking place at the Sony Centre across the street and also was my second time dining at O&B. Fave parts were the salmon, the ambiance/vibe and the decor. Menu is great. Perfect location. Will be back again, and will likely bring my mom / family. Thanks!!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We asked for a quiet table and they made sure to accommodate. The waitress was great and the food was delicious.

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L
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Met up with a friend. Enjoyed the variety of food and the servers were attentive. The only down side was we had to wait about 30 minutes for our main which was fine because we got carried away with our discussion. If it had been someone in a hurry they would not have been pleased. Overall we enjoyed it though.

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CA
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was very good but I found that the service could have been better. I was there early but I wasn’t asked anything or told about the specials for happy hour. I had to call the waiter over to ask for a drink and then again for my husband who I was waiting for. Previously at other visits the service was much better.

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C
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend and I had good time in the restaurant. The food was good. The only thing that I could complain about was the chair that my friend sat. She said it was a bit too high to her, so she had to raise her legs higher to avoid the napkin slipping down, which wasn't comfortable. Otherwise, the experience was good.

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NF
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and friendly staff really made this experience perfect for days night.

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DJ
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful lunch with old friends! An excellent menu, beautifully prepared and presented, with polished and professional service. Thank you, Michael!

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