PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium
PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium
  • Address:
    School Of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Guelph
    Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
    Neighborhood:
    Guelph
  • Cuisine:
    Comfort Food
    Price: CAN$30 and under

PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.uoguelph.ca/pjs/
  • Phone: 5198244120
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday thru Thursday: 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: College & Gordon
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium
Pj's is a student run restaurant in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Guelph. Each day features a brand new menu and theme as created by the student groups running the events.
Open again for the Fall on October 2nd. We'll be running lunches Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 11:30am until 1pm. Looking forward to a great semester!
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PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium reviews from OpenTable diners
1 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food5
    Service3
  • Ambiance5
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • PJ's soft opening
    YumFood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I really like eating at PJ's, the food was tasty and the atmosphere was pleasant. My one concern is that the wait staff did not seem to be on top of how a speedy service should be run, since there were a lot of minor hiccups along the way.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Time , Great experience
    Dotty
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We enjoyed the evening very much, the staff were great , noise level was loud....we would go back again...We have recommended P.J. to several other people...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was average - not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Service was average - not her fault the kitchen was out of all main course specials - but she did talk up the dessert, but then when we finished our lunch, they were out of that too! Our food was not very hot when it arrived. However, since I know they are all students, I'll try it again....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast Club
    Oliver
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We were present for a student run restaurant on March 26th and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The student run event was outstanding. The young woman who I believe was the acting manager was extremely courteous and made sure we were all enjoying ourselves. Likewise the servers were very courteous and made sure we were being looked after. We really enjoyed the menu that day: I had the eggs benedict and my daughter had the french toast. The environment was lovely - everyone seemed happy and enjoying themselves. I would highly recommend this restaurant to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunny Bright Lunch
    BaaGroup
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    It was my first time to PJ's. My group really enjoyed themselves. Food was a perfect portion, with lots of flavour. Service was professional and accommodating. Very enjoyable, would totally recommend to friends and family. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great prices, Better food
    Screamingeagle
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Couldn't have been more pleased with the braised chicken. Even while driving home I could taste the wine sauce and had thought about turning around and seeing if I could get some take out for dinner. Staff were quite pleasant and apparently students. Very impressive group. My complement to the chef. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food!
    seasonedfoodie
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    My meal was served hot (yay!). Soup was absolutely delicious. Tuna melt was imaginative and very tasty! And how can you go wrong with dessert - yummy! Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Snoopy
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    We were invited to the restaurant to support a friends daughter. She and her classmates prepared and served the lunch. The service was superior,we enjoyed our food, knowing that everything, soup, lasagna, bread, ice cream and cookies all were prepared(home made) and served by the students. Presentation of food excellent. I would recommend your restaurant and I plan to come again for lunch. I do not live in the area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mamma Mia's
    cdawg
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    The roasted tomato soup was amazing -- It didn't taste anything but fresh. I loved it. Hands down, favourite part of the meal. The soda was so fantatically refreshing, especially after St. Patrick's day.. And the lasagna was delicious. I found it a bit heavy, but I would still eat it again. Overall, great job!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Came in for one of the fine dining events and was blown away with what the group was able to do. The service was excellent and the meal was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • main items should not run out
    Omid
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We had a reservation for 12:30 and when we got to order the kitchen had run out of few main dishes. , and when it came to desert, it was all gone. I found that unbelievable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Leprechaun Lunch
    Steve
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    The food was good! The service was excellent and very promp. Definitely worth the drive from Toronto the day after a snow storm.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    nomnom
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I just wanted to pass on some congratulations to the class who put on the event. The food was delicious! I did have a suggestion, however. During the meal, it was told that we were to have free dessert (which was amazing ice cream and cookie, by the way) and while everyone else had finished their meal at my table, I still hadn't and they came out with the dessert before I had even finished. I still had quite a bit left on my plate, and so I had to rush to shove it in my mouth so that I could eat the soupy ice cream that was melting in front of me. Just a note for the students for next time! Other than that minor detail, keep up the good work, it was great :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hollywood Theme
    Luna
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Ambience of the restaurant was friendly and comfortable, staff were patient and helpful. I had booked for a group of 5, and they were understanding when one of us couldn't make it. I tried the Kim Kardashian Club sandwhich and the Robert Brownie Jr. from the themed menu. I found the turkey a little at odds with the rest of the sandwhich (would have preferred actual turkey slices rather than lunch meat), but it was very good otherwise. The dessert, especially the raspberry ice cream, was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hollywood Restaurant
    Luv2curl
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed the Hollywood restaurant I visited on Wednesday. The food was really awesome and the prices were even better. PJ's should keep these recipes!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was great and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    The service was great and they were constantly by to fill up water glasses and clear plates without being pushy or always at your table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a wonderful dinning
    Fromthecottage
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We had a wonderful dinning experience at The Local Bounty dinner. The menu selection was excellent, each course was absolutely delicious. We enjoyed the tour of the kitchen. Our waiter Adam was friendly and efficient. I loved the daffodils on the table, it was a special touch, appropriate for the anticipation of Spring.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Bounty was excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The 6 course dinner prepared by the Fine Dining students was excellent. Each course was well introduced by one of the wait staff and plates were promptly cleared (for one course, perhaps a bit early since one person at the table hadn't quite finished). The food was very tasty and the presentation was also excellent. We enjoyed quite reasonably priced wine and marvelled that the price was just divided and each person paid for their part of the bottle on their bill - why can't other restaurants figure out how to do this? Great meal!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Learning Experience
    flyer
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The atmosphere is relaxed. Large windows allow the sun to stream in. The menu features daily specials. Service is quick, presentation imaginative. Caters to both students and walk ins. Reasonably priced. Great learning experience for the students, great restaurant for the campus.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alright, getting better
    YoMomma
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Food needed salt, we were asked about 10 times if we were 'alright'. But atmosphere is cute and charming. Food a good value. But menu used to be bigger and they had no salad option appetizer or entrée. But food good portion size. AMAZING FRIES! and Poutine!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    gilmour
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    My husband and I have a wonderful night out with our 2 daughters. They both love the food and the atmosphere and we have made more nights out. We're treated like Royalty!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coast to Coast
    Michelle
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The hostess was very welcoming, gracious, professional and seated everyone promptly. The wait staff were friendly, informative, accommodating, and efficient. The courses were delivered with perfect timing. Each new plated course was introduced as it was placed on the table. The plating presentation was very well done. Ambience was very elegant and peaceful, a very pleasant experience. The dining room was spacious and there was a comfortable distance between the tables. The temperature of the dining room was quite cool so I would suggest that it be monitored more carefully. Our table was not offered coffee or tea with our dessert while others were so I believe that was a minor oversight. Overall Fabulous evening and I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good once I found the place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Good food, great service, excellent theme. Too bad the place is nearly impossible to find. Almost missed my reservation/restaurant closing. Website has address wrong and electronic maps and GPS take you to the wrong location. I suggest getting verbal directions from someone who knows where to go before hand..
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with friends
    foodie
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Informal but quaint, this restaurant is a great place to have a satisfying lunch with friends. The specials were well planned in content, execution and presentation. The portions were generous but the prices were budget friendly. The service was welcoming and it was a pleasant surprise to have the meals served as promptly as they were. This is an aspect that makes this restaurant especially great for a lunch experience. We also did not feel rushed to leave which was also added to the pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • That was wonderful!
    Blahp1
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Really enjoyed the food, really enjoyed service, really enjoyed the atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of Expect Taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    I was invited by a friend who's in the group, and I was a little bit intrigued by the menu on the Facebook. But I was totally amazed by the taste. The soup had a strong but earth taste, and the BBQ sauce made us couldn't stop. The pudding was warm, but still had the delicious coconut milk flavor.The service was great s well. The crayons on the table kindda reminded me of Montana. This is the first time I had lunch at Pj's and it's out of my expectation. My friend and I really enjoyed it, thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Katethere
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    I was extremely impressed by my evening at PJs. The food was delicious (some of the best I have had) and the service was impeccable. I was very happy with my experience and have recommended it to some ladies at work who are already looking to reserve their night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I really really enjoyed lunch
    Sumr
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    I really really enjoyed lunch last week at PJ's. the food was excellent, and the price was definitely reasonable. the service was good .. our waitress was very attentative if maybe a bit too much 'in our face' .. better that way than not though .. I will definitely recommend it and be back. thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PJ review
    likefood
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Good food - pleasant atmosphere - good sevice - fair price. What's not to like?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick bite for lunch
    WhoWantsToKnow
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Good place to go for a quick bite to meet and talk with friends. Food was okay. I wanted to try the meatloaf because the ONLY home cooking I disliked was meatloaf. Unfortunately, it was all out and I was unable to see if all meatloaves tasted bad. Good service and food came out soon making this a nice place to come for lunch. Energy was great and music was just loud enough to catch it in the background. Again, good place for a quick bite and to chat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good campus fare
    Pleasedpatron
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Our group of 10 considered our lunch to be tasty and well presented. Prices were good. Service (especially order time to arrival time was very good). Olympic theme was a great idea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out!
    hadagreatmeal
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Our latest experience at PJ's was fantastic! The food was delicious and presented well. The service was friendly and very organized. The meal was served in a timely manner. I had been to PJ's previously for lunch and I was pleasantly surprised how they transformed the restaurant into a beautiful place to have a lovely fine dining meal. The service Adam provided was exceptional and Jessica checked in our table regularly with a cheerful happy professional attitude. Overall our experience was great! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night Out
    Christine
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    It was a pleasant surprise how well students could make a great dining experience . I enjoyed my whole night. price reasonable, food great service great Thank You
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group celebration
    Gre8
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Service was prompt and efficient Food was interesting, flavourful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome experience @ PJ's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    We had a fabulous evening of excellent food and service at PJ's. The 5 course fine dining experience was very memorable and many fine dining restaurants would be hard pressed to surpass the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Roman Holiday was short, but sweet!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    For a restaurant run by students with varying degrees of experience, it was quite amazing! The food was very good, there were only occasional glitches with service and the atmosphere was fun. ...a hidden gem on the U of G campus. ...there could/should be much more visibility given to the restaurant...many people were there for the first time, and they work on campus!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff Have Heart
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Since moving across campus 16 months ago I had not visited PJs for a while. The menu and service surpassed my expectations. I appreciated that they were on time, professional and the food was nice and hot. Good Job! Lisa Cauley, SFS
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great experience dining
    hollalola
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Had a great experience dining at PJs for lunch. The service was friendly and quick. Chicken wrap had lots of chicken and extras and the soulvaki was tasty. Loved the dessert -- cookies were to die for with bailey's ice cream. Pleasantly surprised!!! Understood this session was run by students in the restaurant course. They were so organized with pleasant service. They handled themselves in a very professional manner and the kitchen staff are to be commended for putting together a great menu and good quality of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Sauerbraten!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    I've never had sauerbraten in a restaurant, but a recent lunch at PJ's served a very good one. The beaver tail dessert with home made spiced vanilla ice cream was also tasty. Prices are modest, service was excellent. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Be sure to visit PJ's if you're in the neighbourhood!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Management
    Itwasgreat
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Fabulous way for kids to learn how a restaurant works. I really noticed the team work between the students.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.