Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front

4.2
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary American

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Casual
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 or lighter options like Avocado Toast.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.1
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4.0
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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k
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love the Souper Bowl promo. Have tried them twice - first time spiced lentil soup with charred chicken shawarma and second time clam and haddock chowder with cheese biscuits . Very generous portion and absolutely delicious - very filling and gratifying! I urge that they make it a regular menu item.

MM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were dinging pre-Raptor game so a bit in a rush, but all was quick and a pleasant outing overall.

LD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and reasonably priced. Highly recommend!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food is over-priced relative to quality. Steak was slightly over-seasoned (very salty) and plating lacked finesse. Looked “slapped together”. Table setting also lacked any effort, was not a welcoming table to arrive or, felt like a cafeteria. Also, when a meal for two with just one glass of wine each costs almost $200, don’t make me reuse my appetizer cutlery for my main. Remove the cutlery and give me a fresh set! Disgusting.

JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for a crowd and perfect location for a Méridien Centre show.

MD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, prompt and friendly. Always impressed how we're asked if we're going to a show or game and at what time we need to be on our way out. Thanks! Food was great and got exactly what we wanted - thank you so much for the booth! Really appreciate it!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I ordered a beef burger and took a couple of bites only to realize that it was still raw ground beef. I looked down at the plate and there was blood. The host took it back and the manager came by immediately. They probably realized the health risk that this kitchen error posed. I hope I don’t get sick/ecoli from this.

My friend ordered a bowl with medium steak, however, it came out dry and charred.

We thought it would be a great place to grab a quick healthy bite before a show, however, that wasn’t the case. It took over an hour for raw and charred food to be ready.

While the meal was terrible, the host was friendly and tried to make things right. The manager came by offered a complimentary appetizer and comped the order.

EC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mac And cheese with chicken was bland and fish and chips were greasy :(
This restaurant has done better in the past

CC
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with friendly service. Just needs more seating in 2’s instead of banquet seating.

AG
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The waiter was extremely rude. Mentioned that the tip is not included in the bill and when asked a question he could have been more straightforward but was impolite instead.

TW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great time. Amazing food and service. Took some guests from out of town and they loved it!!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Valentine’s Day menu was ok

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant! Had a great time with my date, food was delicious

E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The waiter was rushing us. It was crazy. He was hovering around every half a second.
Asking how everything is after I have put one forkful in my mouth is annoying and disruptive.

Very irritating when I am with a client and talking business, and there are many empty seats in the restaurant, there was no need for the waiter to rush us out.

RB
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and service are generally quite good. We were seated in the main room instead of the west room and it was WAY too noisy. Not an enjoyable experience on that front. Also, my pad thai was okay, but aside from big chunks of tofu it was bland. Other visits have been more enjoyable both in terms of ambiance and food quality. But I'll come back - better luck next time.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was better than anticipated!

SC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here and was pleasantly pleased with the service and food. We now know where to have dinner before we catch a show at the meridian. So convenient!!
The only bad thing I need to say , was we felt the cold draft every time the front door was opened.
Definitely we will come back. Thanks

TW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service! Ran out of chicken wings and Peroni - next time!

P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were going to the show across the street so convenience was perfect. Staff were very friendly and attentive. The place has a lot of energy’s

a
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Always a great meal before a show or a game. The menu is full of very tempting offerings. Our waiter seemed unfriendly, maybe it was a bad day. The food was seasoned and the temperature was wonderful.

LO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good value. Very attractive restaurant that is handy to the theatre and Scotiabank arena.

JM
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location for attending games. Food and service both good

DB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was a little slow at the beginning - but there were some large groups around us - service improved over the course of the lunch - overall great food & service.

BB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Place was only about 25% full yet service was slow and waiter inattentive.

RE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hit the restaurant on a quiet night so noise level was minimal. Food was very good and service was excellent. Really like the 1/2 price bottles of wine.

AD
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got to the location just before 6pm. There are happy hour drinks that we enjoyed. The super bowls made for a really nice light dinner, which tasted great. This location does not do winterlicious but has other promotions which actually worked out better! Its a regular destination that i really enjoy.

AL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and the service was perfect. Very friendly and helpful

KL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Washroom was dirty. Happy hour was a joke. Only drinks that we never heard of were offered. We will definitely go elsewhere next time downtown.

DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Great location for those attending events at the Meridian Theatre. Food was good but not great.

HW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My mom and I were heading to Meridan Hall after dinner. It was a perfect location. We have never been there before - food was tasty and service was great. We'll be going there again!!

GT
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All good- noise level prevents any conversation

RM
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We were disappointed with the calamari appetizer. Many of the pieces were stringy. A few were so stringy that we had to pull the "strings" out of our mouths for fear of choking.
I ordered the caesar salad with chicken and specifically told the server no cheese as I was allergic. Well, the salad arrived and was topped with cheese! I had to send it back and wait for it to be remade with no cheese.

ME
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Only had two Italian wines on the menu. One was the poorest (cheapest) wine they carry at the liquor store, not even DOC or DOCG. The other was $124 Amarone. It would be nice if something existed in the middle as the cheap one was not enjoyable. A Valpolicella Ripasso? A Chianti? I assumed the name Bonacini was Italian when I booked.

My rigatoni was excellent, but my wife's pizza was only ok. Mushroom soup was fabulous as advertised.

GV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was exceptional. Food was very good. Very pricy and noisy till the bulk of the lunch time crowd left, but all in all a nice convenient place to meet friends if you’re coming into town for lunch.

AM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Excellent service. Excellent food. We really enjoy your restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always a great choice. The calamari is perfectly cooked. The spicy Thai noodles are yummy although they could do with a side of something green.

SC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server - he took the time to help us with our wine selection was extremely attentive
Service is such a huge part of the experience and my daughter had a wonderful time.

LD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and attentive service. We arrived before the lunch crowd, so quiet during that time. As expected noise level increased by noon but was manageable. Food was perfect, and served quickly.

LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall a very positive experience, everything was perfect.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The sauce of the chickpeas was too spicy/salty and did not go well with the salmon !

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