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

Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oliverbonacini.com/Bayview-Village.aspx
  • Phone: 4165901300x
  • 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: Global, International, Contemporary American
  • 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 4163641211x
  • Special Events: 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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Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village reviews from OpenTable diners
452 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (226)great for brunch (163)good for groups (162)neighborhood gem (152)special occasion (133)fit for foodies (116)kid-friendly (67)hot spot (38)romantic (28)great for outdoor dining (19)notable wine list (17)late-night find (17)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The Grilled Miso Salmon & Japanese Caesar Salad is absolutely yummy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu for casual dining
    MonaLisa
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This location has a great eclectic menu that has something for everyone, and outstanding service. Perfect place for lunch, but the noise level is a bit over the top for business meetings. Good choice for lunch with friends and family
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice change
    LadyPasz
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My in-laws took me out for my bday dinner and I recommended this as a nice change to the typical Moxie's chain. We all pretty much ordered the different recos of our server. He was very nice and helpful. I had the slow cooked pork shoulder which was so tender. Hubby and FIL had burgers snd MIL had Mac and cheese. All were very delish. I had the most heavenly gelato ever. It was a little steep $8 for 2 scoops but worth every penny. Place was pretty steady for a Wed night. I would come back here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date Night
    AsKmommy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went out on our first date night since we had a baby and it was nice - the food was good (main & desert) though the appetizers were quite disappointing - definitely not a fine dining experience but nice for a casual night out.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As expected
    pinkandorange
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    There aren't many restaurant options at Bayview Village but I consider O&B to be a decent place. I have been multiple times in the past due to proximity and its capacity in accommodating big groups but I have found the food to only be average (or disappointing even), especially since they've taken away my old favourites - the duck pizza and chocolate marquise. My recent visit with a friend was for brunch so I was happy to be able to try different offerings. O&B was offering a lobster macaroni which was very good but very small for the price. The breakfast pizza was decent and the fried chicken french toast was the favourite. My friend and I enjoyed brunch at O&B so I would probably recommend the place for brunch but probably not for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is my favourite place to dine with friends. However, the noise level makes it difficult to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch
    luncher1
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Mac and cheese with bacon very dry , no creamy cheese sauce.My guest ordered their daily special , curry, none left at 1 p.m.VERY poor planning and execution. Not worth revisiting.Living off their name, needs new kitchen chefs and quality control.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High noise levels
    Ollie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food and service were very good, however the noise levels became so high that I could not have a meaningful conversation with my wife at the table. There seems to be no noise baffles at all on the ceiling so the sound was like a crowd in a train station. That being said the rest of the experience was very good. Will go again when less busy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • StillKickingat63
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The service was spotty; the calamari appetizer was very disappointing, as was the salmon hot pot. The wines by the glass are ridiculously expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Disappointed
    DAT46
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We have been going to O&B Bayview Village for sometime, both lunch and dinner for several years. Last visit, beginning of June '14, was for a birthday dinner - it was great service and food. This last Tuesday evening was also a birthday dinner, August 5th, and it was a great disappointment. The food, in particular the presentation, was not good. I had the "special" which turned out to be a charred lasagne. My appetizer, the calamari, was cold when delivered. My guests were not much happier. Service was only okay (normally very attentive) but they had fewer than normal servers.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pricey for what you get
    GallopingGourmetGirl
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Salad was supposed to have arugula, mainly was romaine including the end pieces of the romain stem. Calamari was dry with no brown butter on it. Steak was overdone. Tuna looked good. Fish and chips looked ok but $20 seems high for deep fired food. Requested some steamed veggies for our dog and thought $6 was alot for what we got
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dissapointed
    GreatExpectations
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    After hearing so much about this restaurant our experience was very disappointing. We went in a group of four, the food was nothing special, and we got hosed for four martini's $68.00++. Waiter tried to make it a good experience but we all left disappointed.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salmon hot pot flavourless
    Jaye
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The description in the menu for the salmon hotpot was decadent. What came out was a nice piece of grilled salmon in almost flavourless broth and a minuscule amount of mushrooms, tofu, cabbage, etc. I don't think I have ever reached for the salt shaker in a restaurant in my entire life (50 years old), but I had to that night to get some kind of flavour. My brother had the same thing and was equally disappointed. The spring roll appetizers were very good, I must add.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible SLOW service
    rickto
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A server with an attitude, and SLOW to say the least. I would have gotten more water in my glass if I were in the middle of a desert. Perhaps they should hire people to serve based not in looks but experience working as a server. 45 dollars (including tip -yes, believe it or not I left her a tip-) wasted. The combo food and service were not worth that much.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Coffee was not good at all, can improve here. Wine expensive
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Haveeateneverywhere
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Sweet potatioes fries were amazing. Pizza was pretty good, but not great. Service was slow during lunch rush. I had to ask twice for a drink refill and still waited.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • long wait time for the food
    Vincent
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Long wait for food time for more than an hour. Server seems not helping or addressing the customers concern. Very poor experiences and very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner experience
    Hoifan
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was amazing, service was great, and the dessert menu definitely must be tried.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Sandrmom
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I've eaten here several times and this was the most disappointing by far. I ordered the special. It was anything but. The pan seared trout was bland and flavorless. The risotto on which it sat not only looked unappealing - pea green and soupy - but tasted unappealing as well. Totally not worth the price. I expect far more from an O&B restaurant. Having said that, we dined at Biff's on Front last week and it was equally disappointing. Makes me wider about the whole O&B franchise.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a little bit dissapointing
    whitebeef
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I had dinner with friends. We all got hot water since it was pretty cold there. However, the waiter only refilled 1 or 2 pots of hot water whenever we requested to refill. Therefore, we have to keep on asking the waiter to do so for the whole night. The food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not so hot
    cookie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    went to O and B on Wednesday night. 3 of us ordered the mushroom soup it was not hot. the pizza was soggy and not very tasty. waited a long time for water glass refill. in my opinion this restaurant is not what is use to be.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noisy but nice
    Rhon
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The good was fine and the service was also fine. However , the restaurant was so noisy. I'm not sure I'd go back until they did something to reduce the noise level.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food and good service
    YqmnomadVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food quality overall was quite good. The service was attentive. The only issue that I really had was to lack of nutritional information for the food items and, when asked, the server replied "no we don't have any information." The other issue is that the menu clearly states that there are no substitutions and it implies the kitchen is very inflexible to make changes to accommodate guests needs. Otherwise our party of four were all very satisfied with our meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    J9123
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our waiter was so friendly and the food was great! I went with my boyfriend for summerlicious and can say this was the best resturant I've been to for this event. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our group was of 3 people
    Ninvic
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We were pleasantly surprise how delicate and tasty were all ordered dishes from the Summerlicious menu. Keep doing good job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food are simply delicious
    yuan66
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    summerlicious with friends sunday night at about 7. the restaurant is kid-friendly.food taste simply delicious,the portion is just enough for girlrs, but i doubt that guys may need 2 orders. they should count the number of ppl at that table before serve the bread rolls. we are 4 adults +1 kid, and got 3 tiny bread rolls for the 1st time, the same thing happen to the 2nd basket, the butter is too hard. For a busy sunday night with the summerlicious going on, they should have more waiter/waitress. one of us order a coffee along with the dessert, the waitress just completely forgot, and after they give us the bill, nobody follow up the payment( not even pass by the table) until we call for, that's at least 15mins later.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summerlicious - u pay what you get
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The purpose of the Summerlicious event was to promote the restaurant and increased sales, however, the quality of food was way under $15.....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The servers are polite & friendly.
    funfunfun
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Lunch time are so busy but didn't affect the attitude of the servers. Food portion is a little bit small.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Summerlicious
    lobulefoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is my first experience at Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, and needless to say, the food was not edible. Aside from their great service and environment, the three course Summerlicious menu was not what I expected. The salad contained no vinaigrette while the main course was very bland. The fish was soggy and had a mushy texture while the chocolate lava cake was tasteless. As for the meringue, it was crumpled and messily presented in a bowl and was not appetizing for a final dish. Our server was excellent and checked up on us frequently. However, it was a disappointing experience and I will not be returning in the future.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, OK Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We dined on Saturday night and the restaurant was packed! We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time which was great, and the hostess was very friendly. The food was very good and our server was delightful, but the service was lacking... it felt like they were understaffed. He brought water right away but getting a glass of wine took ages and we were never offered a second glass of wine or a second glass of water. Overall we had a lovely meal and a good night and I would go again but may avoid it on Saturday night!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marg
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Too noisy. Music too loud. Waiting staff had no smile on their faces. Food was OK.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place
    Stan
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I love this place, very comfortable dining room. Lighting and atmosphere just well fitted. My family had a great time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summerlicious 2014
    eccs
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was mediocre. Small portions. Good service. Clean. Conveniently located with parking.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The service was extremely slow. Didn't get our drinks until at least 20-25 minutes, after we complained. Restaurant is too noisy. Had to shout across the table. Does not compare to other O&B restaurants.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • rosemarycumin
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Normally, we enjoy this restaurant and the food. Saturday, during Summerlicious, we found the food not up to par and skimpy portions! I had the same dish a week earlier at lunch and it was much better. We are hesitant to come back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Summerlicious-blah!
    StarNightly
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We've been to O&B and Bayview for their Winterlicious menu last year and it was delicious and quite creative, this time around it was a bit of a disappointment. The entrées and mains had same ingredients mixed in (i.e. polenta was in both melon soup and sweet & sour chicken) and if you ordered those dishes together you ended up eating the same thing over and over. Very little flavour and originality and tomato sauce on everything, including fish and veal. The service was great as usual but was expecting much more from the chefs at O&B. Summerlicious is a great time to highlight the restaurant and I feel they missed their mark.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Summerlicious 2014
    kpopfoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I was a bit disappointed with my experience. The service was great as usual,but the food fell short of my expectations. My favourite was the chocolate lava cake, though the centre did not have any chocolate oozing out; the cake was still delicious though kind of small. The cucumber melon soup was interesting... I found the mint combined with the sweetness to taste like excel spearmint gum, it slightly refreshing but the flavours just seemed to fall short. I had the seafood entree and though I thought there was quite a bit of seafood, there was just a few beans & a few table spoons of broth. Im quite small 85lbs, but after this three course meal I was still quite hungry. I had the rhuberry lemonade as well which was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good price for summerlious lunch.
    sunshine
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Waiting time for each course is long. We have waited more than 30 minutes for desserts.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summerlicious lunch
    afmf
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is our third time at O&B, we like the creativity in the dishes, however, this time's Summerlicious lunch portion was comparably smaller than before.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maintain it's reputation
    Dina4diner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Always enjoy food at this restaurant ! Last year offered bigger portion however this year is smaller which I do not mind at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.