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Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front
Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front

Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oliverbonacini.com/OurRestaurants/OBCafeGrill/Yonge-Front/Reservations.aspx
  • Email: ob.yongefront@oliverbonacini.com
  • Phone: (647) 260-2070
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 4:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Wednesday: 4:00pm-11:00pm;
    Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Tom Riley
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill is a chef-driven restaurant, where cuisine and service are paramount above all else. Private dining is no exception. Our chic, modern private room accommodates seated events for up to 32 guests or standing reception events for up to 35 guests. Totally private, the room is situation in the front of the restaurant with direct access from the entrance. Black out window coverings offer total darkness for AV requirements, or enjoy a full floor-to-ceiling view of one of Toronto’s busiest and most iconic downtown corners. The Oliver & Bonacini team of dedicated event coordinators can assist you with all your planning needs, in this location or any of our unique private dining and event spaces.
  • Private Party Contact: Oliver & Bonacini Events (416) 364-1211

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Yonge St & Front St
  • Public Transit: Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill is located one and a half blocks east of Union Station and two blocks south of King Station using the subway.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Underground parking for Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill is available in the 33 Yonge building, accessible from Scott Street between Wellington and Front Streets. Parking is available for $2 after 5:30pm on weeknights and all day on weekends upon validation at the restaurant.
A word from Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front
Stylish, upscale eatery, bar lounge and patio by restaurateurs Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini (Canoe, Jump, Biff's Bistro, Auberge du Pommier). Steps to the Air Canada Centre, Sony Centre, Bay Street Business District and Yonge Street Theatre District.

Offers modern, fresh market cuisine, and superior service. Enjoy a diverse selection of inspired North American dishes, including made from scratch soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas and fire roasted pizzas. From the grill look for smoky tomato glazed back ribs, market fresh seafood, grilled certified Angus strip loin and succulent rack of lamb. Innovative cocktails, great value wines and a full bar menu make O&B Café Grill the perfect destination for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch or cocktails. In season, enjoy a full wrap around patio on one of Toronto's most iconic downtown corners.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Both Service and food are consistently good, one of my favourite lunch spot. Price is also reasonable."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The service was slow. We arrived for our reservation at 6:30, plenty of time to attend the concert at the Sony Centre which started at 8pm. After attempts of locating our waitress another person processed our bill. We left the restaurant at 7:58."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "had a salad for lunch - why on earth was the chicken so dry? it was so dry it was difficult to cut through. the salad was o.k. but sad that O&B can't even get chicken right. hard to bring clients back to a place that's inconsistent when it comes to the food."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We have been here often and always enjoy the food and service. Best mac n' cheese in town!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Food was good as expected, but the service was somehow slow and rushed - both. Wait staff wasn't overly attentive but then, when they arrived, seemed like they wanted speedier answers from us. Hmmm, under-staffed? It wasn't that terrible, just a little imbalanced. However, we had 4 big guys and the table was really tight in that booth."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Two of us loved our food, but the third guest did not like her mac and cheese finding it strange to include peas in same. Our only other complaint was in ordering a glass of wine which we supposedly thought would be the 6 oz. size but which turned out to be the 9 oz. size at $17.00 and $20.00, respectively. If the waitress asked the size, none of us heard her. To pay $10.95 and $13.95 for a 6 oz. glass of wine we felt was certainly enough, but to be stiffed with the 9 oz. size was inexcusable. We would return here but would be very careful ordering a glass of wine. I had haddock and chips, which were delicious, and the second diner had penne which she enjoyed."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Service was slow, my pasta arrived luke warm, obviously had been sitting awhile. Avoid the alcove table near the front entrance."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Very warm welcome and excellent service during our reunion. Never felt rushed. Wine was half-price for certain types- great deal. The food was very good, except for the seafood linguine- delicious sauce but the portion and seafood were lacking. Not acceptable to serve mini scallops. Would rather have one large scallop than 10 minis. Coffee was generously refilled and carrot cake was delicious."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great service from Dan. Excellent food. Excellent Ceasers"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great lunch with my mom and a few friends last Friday. Everybody in the group was in the mood for something slightly different....and O&B offers a menu that met everybody's needs. When we arrived it was quite busy (approx. 12:30)...but service was attentive and polite. We'll be back again soon."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I don't mind a vibrant atmosphere - but we, literally, could not hear ourselves thing. Let alone hear each other. The food was probably "better than good", but not GREAT. As was the service; "better than good", but not "Great""
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I enjoyed my visit. I did not find my food remarkable but pleasant. Admittedly, we only had sandwiches. I wish there would have been more flexibility in substitutions. I liked some mains but not the sides, and there is a not saying there are no substitutions, so I ordered what was a happy medium, so I may not have been overly thrilled as I could have been. Wine list is nice!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great atmosphere. I could actually hear the people that I was sitting with unlike other popular restaurants in the area. Food was great and staff was friendly, helpful without beng overbearing. I would gladly go again."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Brought three others for a dinner, but found we could not hear ourselves think. Restaurant was full, so we weren't expecting quiet, but room acoustics meant that nearby conversations and background music volume were noticeable and distracting. Food and service were fine otherwise but the overall menu needs refinement and consistency in terms of offerings."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "the food was mediocre. the cobb salad barely had any lettuce and was basically some romaine lettuce with a chicken breast along with a vinaigrette dressing (i.e. not a cobb salad)."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Wasn't impressed with the food for an O&B restaurant. Thought it would be much tastier."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "O&B delivers again with a top notch combination of dining excellence and value. Solid execution, with nicely prepared apps and entrees.....fresh, inventive, all done with professional, attentive, but not intrusive service. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Winter sangria yummy - unfortunately food was just ok and didn't live up to a previous dining experience 3 years."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We just had a couple appies...but they were both great. The service was attentive. Would recommend to others...for either a night would with the significant other or a quick bite before a leafs game."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "I chose this restaurant to celebrate by 50th birthday. I did not tell the staff and our waiter was so attentive that he heard my friends wishing me a 'happy birthday' that my dessert arrived with "Happy Birthday" written on the plate in chocolate sauce with a candle in my cheesecake. I was so surprised at the kindness of the waiter and the kitchen staff for doing it. My friends all enjoyed the meal, the service, the restaurant. I would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Great spot for pre-game (Habs vs Leafs) dinner. Great food, service and a short walk to the ACC. The Asian chicken Caesar salad was amazing. I would return for that!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I appreciate the outstanding customer service that the staff provided. I visited the restaurant for dinner on a Monday evening. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The employees I interacted with, especially our waiter, were very knowledgeable about the food selection and drinks and seemed genuinely interested in helping my friend and I feel comfortable as we awaited our remaining guest who was running late. Rather than being focused on a quick table turnaround, the serving team was focused on the dining experience. I will continue to visit O&B in the future, as well as recommend it to others. The restaurant has put together a great team that makes customers feel respected and valued."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "A great restaurant, reasonably priced, food is good and consistent. Menu offers great variety. Home made bread is delicious."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was my 3rd time at O&B, unfortunately it was last. The food just isn't very good, I've even ordered different meals, but never left happy about my meal"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Arrived on time for a 6 pm reservation before a hockey game at the ACC at 7 pm. Server took our order in the soup appetizers came promptly, and then we waited, and waited. Finally after 20 minutes we asked a server to find out where the rest of the order was. The manager told us the rest would be out shortly. These were not complicated mains, one was another appetizer and the other a sandwich. Ten minutes later and still no show. We asked another server what was happening, now answer.. However, several minutes later out came the rest. It was hot and ok, As a gesture we were not charged for the soup. Why don't servers take responsibility and make sure "their" customers are looked after? They are working for our tips."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We ate here before a leaf game and we were really late. Our server (a gentleman who I can remember his name unfortunately) was outstanding. He attended to us very quickly and worked diligently to get our food out fast. He was excellent! We ordered the strip loin and veal chop. Both were excellent! - tasty and satisfying!! We ordered them medium well and they came out what we would consider a medium which is what we wanted. We also split a mac and cheese. I had ordered the mac and cheese a few time before and I LOVED it. It's my favourite dish. This time I was disappointed. It was much too runny - too much liquidy sauce. Before it used to be dryer. Pasta with just creamy cheese but not saucy. Please go back to the old way! :)"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "With the mickey Mouse show on across the street, it was very noisy. But was enjoyable."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My spouse and I returned to O&B after enjoying our first experience. We weren't disappointed and had an equally terrific meal with very good wine. The service and the food were excellent and a great way to start an evening which included a concert."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal at O & B. The service was great. The food was excellent. We were in and out in about half an hour - which was great considering we were on a time constraint. We definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Amazing food and service. A surprising amount of noisy children were the only downside."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "we've had numerous business lunches at your front street location and i've old so many stories to friends about your storied customer service. you all were a smidgen late once in take my and my boss' order (we didn't notice) so you gave us the entire meal for free. since that time, we've had numerous client lunches there and been impressed by your entire team's dedication to customer service. in fact, my company is doing a large luncheon event with O&B on may 8th for about 100 folks at one of your venues. on friday, the waiter was really off his game. didn't really even do the basics with alacrity. he was nice of course. he won't be there long i'm sure as he stands out like a sore thumb given the atmosphere of top-notch customer service."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "good if looking for quick bite in area...busy prior to shows and post work but not a relaxing spot"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Excellent service. Hot food. Attention to detail. Thanks We will be back."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Had dinner with another couple prior to a concert. Outstanding meal x4. Outstanding service. Surpassed my expectations!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Thought it was okay, not great, servers again were okay."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great spot on our way to the ACC before a hockey game. Convieniently located on the path system to walk indoors to Union/ACC. Was a bit worried bringing my 10 year old, but the place was had a wide variety of guests. Some in suits, some in Leafs jerseys. The wait staff was very freindly and paid extra attention to my son making him feel like he belonged!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "From the moment I walked in the ambience was a wash in casual elegance. I was greeted by the front of house staff who advised me that y guest had arrived and was seated. Our waiter read our table perfectly allowing g us ample time to chat and catch up before making our choices from the menu. I went with the shrimp and scallop linguine while my friend had the Pad Tnai. The pasta was quite enjoyable. There were plenty of shrimp and scallops scattered throughout the pasta - and there were cooked to perfection. The sauce was good but nothing note worthy. We each had a glass of wine - I went with the Chilean Cab-Sav - very tasty. Definitely a great place for an upscale lunch. I will be back!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The food and drinks we're too quality and our waiter (Chad) was awesome! We were an hour early and the bar atmosphere was awesome."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The appetizers were fabulous! We shared the goat cheese dip, calamari and springs rolls and totally enjoyed them. A couple of us had the linguine with shrimp and scallops but found the dish salty. The baked Mac and cheese was delicious as was the lamb shank. We also shared the tasting dessert which was delectable! Will return to O & B in the future."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Perfect spot for a big birthday dinner. I would definitely recommend it and will be back again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014