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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
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This is my favourite place to dine with friends. However, the noise level makes it difficult to carry on a conversation."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The service was spotty; the calamari appetizer was very disappointing, as was the salmon hot pot. The wines by the glass are ridiculously expensive."
    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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Coffee was not good at all, can improve here. Wine expensive"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The food was amazing, service was great, and the dessert menu definitely must be tried."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    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....."
    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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Too noisy. Music too loud. Waiting staff had no smile on their faces. Food was OK."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was mediocre. Small portions. Good service. Clean. Conveniently located with parking."
    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."
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Waiting time for each course is long. We have waited more than 30 minutes for desserts."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant for the summerlicious menu and I did not enjoy the food. The main dish was more a soggy soup with sea bream, and the taste of the provolone for the dessert was too overpowering. My friend had ordered the chicken with polenta and it was just as soggy."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Went for summerlicious, the place is full. I tried almost all the restaurant from the oliver & bonacini like the canoe, jump etc. and was expecting that this place is going to be great. but it's kind of disappointing, maybe it's the summerlicous menu only and not the regular. the food and the services are just ok. will still go to other o & b restaurant but not this one anymore."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Service was good but still slow and we had a great waiter. Food was OK. Also restaurant was noisy."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food was good. Services just ok. I only see the server when he place my order and gave me my receipts. The server brought me the bill that I never ask for...kind of rush me out...."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The reservation was 6:30pm and the restaurant was not very full. The staff was friendly but seems to try to get me out the door as soon as possible. While I was having my salad, I can see that the waiter had the main course out 3 times before I was finished and ask if you want to swap my salad with the main course. The dessert comes as swiftly as the main course. Before we finish our desserts, the bill comes. Food was decent. The meat is a bit on the dry side, but still ok."
    Dined on 7/18/2014