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Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village
Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village

Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oliverbonacini.com/Bayview-Village.aspx
  • Phone: (416) 590-1300
  • Hours of Operation: Open for Lunch and Dinner
    Brunch available on weekends
    Monday: 11:00am-9:00pm
    Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00am-10:00pm
    Sunday: 10:00-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Chef de Cuisine, Steven Kwon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Bayview Village offers two exclusive private dining rooms, the North Room and the South Room, for corporate and social dining and events. Accommodates seated events for up to 40 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Oliver & Bonacini Events (416) 364-1211
  • Special Events & Promotions: Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Bayview Village offers two exclusive private dining rooms, the North Room and the South Room, for corporate and social dining and events. Accommodates seated events for up to 40 guests. For more information, call 416.364.1211 or email events@oliverbonacini.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sheppard Avenue
  • Public Transit: Subway access - exit the Bayview stop on the Sheppard line.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plentiful, complimentary parking is available in the Bayview Village Shopping Centre parking lot.
A word from Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village
Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Bayview Village is the first of O&B's casual dining restaurants created by renowned restaurateurs Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini. This large urban space feels very downtown despite its North Toronto location. A gleaming open kitchen extends into the airy dining room, featuring washed tin ceilings, leather banquettes and dramatic and distinctive light fixtures. The menu offers something for everyone, including fresh, made-from-scratch soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas and fire-roasted pizzas. Join us for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Summerlicious 2014 menu was fantastic. I really loved the chilled melon soup which was extremely refreshing for such a hot day. Well done!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Went for dinner during Summerlicious 2014. Great food, great value for $25 per person. Three-course meal included soup or salad, choice of 4 entrees, and 3 desserts. Restaurant was busy on a Thursday night. Recommend reservations in advance."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Summer luscious is a hot and miss with Oliver Bonacini. Last year's summerlicious menu was great, however, this year was not so great. The bread is delicious! Service is always good."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "this cafe is an excellant lunch spot-however on my visit last week the noise level was at maxi decibels limiting conversations"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Came here for Summerlicious lunch which was excellent value at $15 but the salad and veal pannini were pretty bland. Took ages to get it too which was surprising because they were simple dishes and a prixe fixe menu which they should have had lots semi-prepared. Because we ate on the patio we weren't able to have alcohol. Dessert was the best part. Service was extremely slow. It took almost two hours to have a simple lunch."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Hostess: not friendly Server: very nice, friendly, and easy to chat with Food: just okay. The Summerlicious dinner offerings that they have this year were not that special. Not something that I'd boast to friends or colleagues. I've been here a few years back and they had a really good menu. Waiters: did not put the correct order to the correct person i.e. mismatched the orders and people Restaurant overall: the ambiance is very good, noise level tolerable"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "When I mentioned to the hostess that can we have indoor seating since it is really hot today, she smiled back and said, I will arrange you indoor by the window, so that you can have both indoor and outdoor scene. That is really sweet and touching! I understand it is during Summerlicious period and every waiter/waitress is so busy that it took sometime for them to come to our table for drink/order/bill, but in all it was pretty good. Everyone is polite and smiling! The second salad on the menu with sadine was really refreshing! Soup was ok...but lava cake was awesome! P.S, their brunch menus seems so good, and reasonable price. I really wanna try that sometime."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "It was excellent experience having a lunch with friends at Oliver and Bonacini. Food was great and fancy. I will definitely go again next time to try different food on menu."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "A busy yet cozy restaurant. The service was excellent, and the ambience feels like you are in a home in the private areas. The food was amazing. The portion sizes are moderate. Not many children, but we had 2 in our party and that was fine. no kids menu, but they enjoyed the pizza! will certainly return to this spot. Great place for large groups, or parties."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The appetizers were excellent and I particular the tuna sashimi was outstanding . The new to the menu lamb short ribs were also outstanding ."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Would not recommend as the food is really bad....either tasteless or too salty. Presentation of the plate needs to work on ....not sure what went wrong with restaurant.....only redeeming part is service"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had a lovely lunch, great food and service. Unfortunately, the noise level made it almost impossible for the 4 of us to hear each other. Some echo absorbing fabric panels or something like that would stop all the noise from bouncing against all the hard surfaces."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Their summerlicious menu was disappointing and my son ordered their alberta lamb short ribs with salad. The short ribs was well seasoned but the plating was poorly executed. It was unappetizing. A big let down but we will still go back there, their service is always good."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great place and great price for lunch. The 3 course $ 15.00 lunch specials are great price and plenty of food. It is a bit noisy so not a place for a business lunch."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I invited two friends for lunch during Summerlicious. I was dismayed at the length of time it took to be seated at our reserved table, and then to have any kind of food put in front of us. It was embarrassing, in fact. The food was delicious. I just felt that the restaurant was understaffed for this event. I like the restaurant a lot, but wouldn't recommend it for Summerlicious."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My friend and I started with mushroom soup. It was served lukewarm and I couldn't taste even a hint of mushroom in it. Our entrees were ok. I ordered coffee afterwards and it was also served lukewarm and had a faint burn taste. I was really disappointed in the quality of the food at this O&B restaurant. I expected much better."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "There were four of us for lunch. Wine was good. 3 course meal was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed what they chose."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "It was my second time trying the Summerlicious lunch menu at Oliver & Bonacini. Surely, it didn't disappoint. The veal sandwich was so tasty and filled my stomach for sure. $15 for 3-course meal was certainly worth it!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We ordered from the Summerlicious menu and I was not happy with my meal. The salad was average and the chicken in the chicken and polenta dish tasted stale and reheated. The chocolate lava cake was very good. This is the first time I would hesitate to recommend this restaurant"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great service, unique menu, beautiful plates, soothing drinks...the best place in the mall! We dine here at least once a month. Summerlicious is an excuse not to get our regular menu favs. Summer lunch this year is great. The sandwhich, soup and cake filled us for lunch and dinner the sour drink is the hidden gem! Great service throughout the whole meal and we will be back Monday for more!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I have enjoyed a lunch few months ago at O&B that is why I returned for dinner. This was not nearly as satisfying. Food was ok....expensive for what was served. Salad had barely any dressing on it....Gnocchi tasted store bought....very bland. Waitress did not come around with an offer of grated cheese....this would of been nice. Salmon...a bit dry. Not impressed with the meal...especially after I brought my husband for his birthday and told him that he would be quite surprised. I wish I could say more positive things. Not sure that we will return. Otherwise, the restaurant is lovely....nice ambiance."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Service was very slow, restaurant was very noisy during dinner. We tried the Summerlicious menu. Soup was very refreshing. However we were disappointed at the veal shoulder as it did not look like the picture used in the O&B Summerlicious ad at all. Instead of a whole piece of steak like grilled meat displayed, it was few slices of roast beef...very disappointing indeed. The fish was rather fishy. The polenta was just grits - fancy name... The best part was the chocolate dessert, very nice."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We were welcomed with a smile and a "happy anniversary" when we arrived and were seated at a booth versus a table! Had a super delicious meal through the summerlicious menu. After dinner, we were presented with a gorgeous s'mores dessert and a "happy anniversary" written in chocolate. It will be a night to remember."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "great location with ample parking and posh shopping mall, good food, great price but management MUST do something about the noise level! --build partitions? sound proof? ---we had to yell across a small table in order to hear each other! it took away all the joy of a good lunch. Other patrons said the same thing, made comments to us as they had to yell themselves! Many other OB locations do not suffer fr this malaise? too crowded too (always a LONG line up sometimes even w/a reservation), serv extremely slow betw each dish (15 mins!) but ok as we had more time for our conversation --even tho yelling! Food is very well done: presentation, taste, variety. Still like OB and revisit whenever I can."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Come here on dates, for brunch or breakfast. Came during lunch. Awesome food, great staff."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Not sure how this restaurant does with it's usual menu, and crowd, but I was there for lunch and it was very busy, very loud, service was very slow, considering pre set menu items! Long waits in between courses and the food was underwhelming. Very scanty portion sizes, and the server was almost non existent. Not sure why I gave a tip! Try and do a better job on these summerliscious opportunities it could get you new longer term customers, but not this one!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "There was a line up outside, one for those with reservation and one without. Everyone coming in have reservation, the line up got really long out to the mall. People didn't obey the sign and just went to the nearest line. The host was not managing the lines at all. People were budding in and made others wait a good 10 -15 mins with reservation. Not what I would expect from this restaurant and location. The host did apologize and ask for the manager to help with the line. We would not like to return for Summerlicious. There's simply too many inconsiderate people."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was mediocre and although the staff were very friendly, the wait between courses was off putting. Overall for the price I paid for dinner I expected more."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I always love your restaurant and recommend to friends who like good food. However my friend and I were very disappointed this time. Food was tasteless and presentation of dessert (toasted meringue) was terrible. We understand the 3 course dinner was at discounted price, but we don't mind to pay a bit more to ensure that we have quality food."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We tried the Summerlicious lunch menu. The Seppia Arrosto was good but need a piece of toast on the side. The portion was so small, not enough for an adult. The chocolate lava cake dessert was the best part of the whole meal though very, very sweet. Can cut back on the amount of sugar."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We brought our neighbour as a thank you for driving me to work for the past year and it was great! The meat in our Summerlicious sandwich was excellent! The dessert was great, the only two slight "offs" were the salads, a little bland and the noise. The noise was probably a good thing as it meant it was busy!! Good for you! The soup also was amazing!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Overall 2014 Summerlicious was good but 2014 Winterlicious was better. We will still be back. Always very good food and service."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My family and I went during summerlicious for lunch. We had a reservation and still had to wait for 30 minutes. We weren't taken care of, our server was too busy to take care of us and someone else had to step in. Food was not that great either. To say the least, I expected a lot more both of their service and food."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The service is very good, but the tables are too close together and i could hear the entire conversation of the next tables. The dessert is very disappointment."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Four of us went for lunch on the weekend. Two of us had the summerlicious menu. Delicious menu and all for $15 per person. The other diners ordered a la carte and very much enjoyed their meals."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Met my expectation of good food and great service for a group of 5. It was busy when we arrived but they had our reservations ready and we didn't have any waiting time - great! We had the summerlicious menu and they had a good selection of choices fit for the group."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was just ok. Rather the taste were bland and my friend and I would describe as "interesting". The waiter was very attentive and open for feedback."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • " I had to wait more than fifteen minutes for my friend who asked for me at the front desk, and was told I was not there, even though I had advised the front desk that I was there and waiting for her. I sat waiting at our table while she remained outside. There was no apology or consideration by the waitress. The meals were far below standard, so we sent them back. Despite that, the waitress presented us the with full bills for the returned food. We asked for the manager, who was very apologetic, and cancelled both bills. I am a local resident and long-time customer and I have brought many friends regularly to O&B. This lack of common courtesy and customer service doesn't reflect well on O & B."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We dined here for Summerliscious. The food was very good - especially the calamari salad, but the main courses were small. Service was great."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I usually love this restaurant, but this time, the food was bland, no dressing on the salad, the gnocchi were edible but boring. My husband's food was better than mine but far from spectacular. I really enjoyed the dessert though."
    Dined on 7/4/2014