PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium
PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium

PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.uoguelph.ca/pjs/
  • Phone: (519) 824-4120
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerComfort Food
PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (45)good for groups (28)fit for foodies (18)kid-friendly (15)neighborhood gem (11)great for brunch (10)hot spot (6)special occasion (6)romantic (5)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Wonderful
    Kaytie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Everything was wonderful. The food was fabulous, the server was incredibly friendly. Overalls it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend PJ's to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marge
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We tried three different meals, Buritto, Pizza and Fish Tacos. All were tasty, nice presentation particularly the fish taco's. Staff and service was friendly and professional. Pricing was reasonable, and I would recommoned to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happy customer
    lunch
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Food was great and it was served very quickly. Servers were nice and prompt.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Movember lunch
    copetownfeinshmecker
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    A warm and welcoming experience. Service and food quality & quantity were excellent. We would return.
    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.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I was invited by my daughter who is studying at Guelph U. It was nice that I was accommodated at the last minute. I was most impressed by the overall quality of the various aspects that make for a good dining experience. Congrats to those who whose skills made that day flow, and to all those who worked to see it through successfully.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    LuvLunchOut
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    How wonderful to find a delicious lunch at an incredible price served by students, cooked by students. It was good to be on a campus again and be surrounded by all the creative energy. From the photographers, to the crayons and flowers on the table, to the food; it was great. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guilty Pleasure Menu
    Peter03
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    First time attending the restaurant (went during the Guilty Pleasure special menu offering). Service was very good and food and drinks were served in a timely manner. Allowed us to enjoy ourselves, take our time and not be rushed. -French onion soup was quite different from the classical french onion soup, but was very nice -Grilled cheese was probably the most disappointing for me. The bacon was extremely undercooked. Didn't really enjoy it at all -Desert was very nice. I believe it was a chocolate cheesecake. Was very rich and filling. Overall, I would say a good/satisfactory experience for a first time at PJ's. The food definitely was not what I expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The Brie grilled cheese and chocolate cheese cake were amazing! Service outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly service, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Our waiter who admitted to not having much experience, made up for it with friendliness and enthusiasm. The food was tasty and well portioned. A very enjoyable lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Restaurant is great
    rbunjevac
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    the food and service was phenomenal, I would definitely go there again sometime. They had a great selection that can accommodate anyone's preferences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not as good as last time
    VivianVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The first time i went to PJ is great, salmon is perfectly done, however, this time service is slow and nobody do the quality check nobody clear the dishes nobody ask if we want dessert and we really want one! shrimp noodles is not meet the expatiation..too moisture and no flavor . veg are overcook . chicken burgers still fine
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PJ's in the Atrium, U of G
    KWDiner
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium at the University is always a great place to bring guests on campus for lunch, showcase our student talent and chef, while enjoying great food and supporting student learning. It is a regular go-to to bring people from the Hospitality industry and beyond, they are always impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    momonthego
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I took my father and husband for lunch at PJs. It was a truly interesting and enjoyable experience. The restaurant is bright and warm, a nice inviting environment! We all truly enjoyed the food as well as the staff that day. It was great to see the students learning hands on and I must say they handled themselves very well. We would definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT TIME
    kris5
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I thought it was a great place that my friends and I could go talk and have some great food. The service was outstanding, always very helpful. The food was great! I would definitley recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True North Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The True North restaurant was put together extremely well and the food was amazing. There was always a server around to answer questions and our food came out fast and hot. I was very impressed with the overall dining experience and I wish those menu items were on the regular menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 455 reviews are from the PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium reviews archive.
  • 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.