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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "I would not go back again and would never suggest to anyone! Everything was so cheap even table were so cheap! So noisy! We just wasted the money and time!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I would come here again because of the location and 7/10 food. Food was ok for summerlicious lunch, not bad, but could have been better. Quite loud during lunchtime. Tables were too squished for my liking."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I miss their famous carrot cake for desert. It is not in the menu this year. The alternate choice of chocolate cake is too sweet and small in portion."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • ".. brought my girlfriend for the Summerlicious lunch menu. Awesome selection, food was prepared and presented superbly. Will return!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "On Friday evening I joined two of my friends for dinner at Oliver & Bonacini at Bayview Village. We had a fun night as we hadn't seen each other in awhile. The ambience was wonderful, the food delicious and the service was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I had dinner with friends Mon night and the food, service and ambiance were excellent as always! Bouillabaisse was the special and is was rich with seafood and flavour. We were there for 3 hours and the waiter was attentive but not intrusive at the same time. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great place to gather a group of friends for catching up. Ordered the seared scallops which was delicious, but another plate arrived undercooked when my friend ordered it well done. There were only 4 scallops and a ribbon of pasta on the plate so would not be enough food for most dinners, it is more like an appetizer. Roasted chicken fusilli was bland and disappointing. I have visited several times and more consistency is needed in the food. It often ranges from being good to bad in the same visit."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The server was new, not a problem however the noise was so loud he had trouble hearing us...we felt rushed and the food was not great not hot the only thing that was good was the coffee.We felt rushed and our server was not attentive. I will not be back and I would not recommend it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Waitress we ordered from didn't seem to be interested in being there. She kept looking away when she spoke to us when we ordered. She improved later on, but by that time I thought the service was not adequate."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I always enjoy having lunch at O & B because the lunch specials are interesting and taste great. Further, they make real iced tea.. not the canned or processed drink. All good!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Both the service and food were wonderful but sadly, it was extremely hard to hear the person seated next to me."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Good tasty food, served at the right temperature. The service was impeccable and we never felt rushed or ignored. They were also very accommodating to a diner with food allergies."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I had booked a table for a special occasions with some out of town relatives to celebrate a graduation. I had requested a good table on my reservation. We were seated in a very noisy section of the restaurant close to the entrance and to the bar. When I complained, I was told no other tables were available, that they would look for one and get back to me. They never did. Servers kept bumping my table as they passed by. Everyone in my party agreed that their food was bland and tasteless. Service was otherwise fine. This was my 4th trip to the restaurant. Two out of four were unsatisfactory. The food is overpriced for the food quality, selection and atmosphere. We won't be eating here again."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My Husband and I went recently for our anniversary...We had the "special" of the day which was the braised short rib with lobster mac & cheese. It was lukewarm, NOT gooy with melted cheese like you would expect, and it was in a red sauce?! Huh? Isn't classic mac & cheese white with lots of melted cheese and a nice crust on top? It lacked flavour and pasta was VERY underdone. It came with a small peice of boiled corn and cauliflower, which looked boring, no colour, no taste, again. Short rib was ok. Personally, I think the owners need to be paying this place a visit. Sorry. Normally I'm a fan of Canoe and Jump ... But this one, no."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Ordered fish and chips, fish was really salty. It was really loud inside the restaurant and even on the little patio there was children running around screaming. Good family spot if you want to spend the extra money. Spring rolls were yummy."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Have an amazing time. Great food. Restaurant is well kept and modern."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great for a lunch-time get together but go on a day that will not be busy. Chefs and servers cope very well but the noise level is such that at a table of five we could only speak to our neighbors, not across the table without shouting and adding to the noise."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I usually love going to O & B for their food, but had such a disappointing experience that I don't want to go again. The pasta was tasteless and saltless and had to be returned. The noise level of the restaurant is also very high in comparison to other restaurants. Service, however was great."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The beef for the brunch special was burnt. I did not complain at the time but since I was given the chance to write a review, I would have to say that the food was mediocre and expensive and it was burnt. The coffee is way overpriced. The only positive thing about the experience was the juice I had and well the service was good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food is well above average, sometimes excellent. Service is definitely way above average and this keeps bringing us back. Tired of paying decent money and having good food but service brings down the meal. This won't happen here. Enjoyed our Father's Day brunch!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Given the reputation O&B has, I was rather disappointed in the brunch. The food wasn't fresh and the plates looked rather sad. I have been to many breakfast restaurants and unfortunately I will not choose O&B for a breakfast/brunch in the future. I was excited to try a new dish so I ordered the fried chicken french toast but the mandarin dressing on top did not appeal to my taste buds, I think it would of been better with a maple syrup. My partner ordered the eggs benedict and the hollandaise sauce was very bland and simply did not taste like a true hollandaise."
    Dined on 6/15/2014