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O&B Canteen, Toronto, ON

O&B Canteen

4.2
4.2
1134 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
O&B Canteen is a bright and casual restaurant located in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Canteen’s all-day menu draws inspiration from simple recipes using fresh ingredients. Chef-prepared offerings range from housemade soups and sandwiches to hearty salads and tasty mains.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Comfort Food, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Tue 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (647) 288-4710

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Wilson

  • Catering

    Our partner restaurant Luma and Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering offer full off-site catering opportunities throughout the entire TIFF Bell Lightbox facility including the sixth floor event space and outdoor amphitheatre.

  • Neighborhood

    Entertainment District

  • Cross street

    King and John Streets

  • Parking details

    Paid parking is available underneath the TIFF Bell Lightbox and there are plenty of private lots within a short walking distance. Street parking can also be found nearby.

  • Public transit

    By subway, exit at St. Andrew station on Yonge-University Spadina line, north west corner. Travel two blocks west on King Street. By streetcar, access the King St. (504) streetcar to John St.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Offers

  • $2 Oysters

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Tue - Sat - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join us Tuesday to Sunday from 4pm–6pm for $2 oysters with the purchase of wine, beer or cocktail per guest. We can’t wait to see you soon! Note: $2 oysters are available while supplies last.
  • AND...5, 6, 7, 8!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 5:00 PM - 7:45 PM,Tue - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM,Wed - Fri - 12:00 PM - 3:45 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM,Sat - 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Join us from 5–8pm and enjoy beverage specials including $5 bar rail, $6 seltzer, $7 pints and $8 wine. See what we did there? Whether you’re gearing up for an evening of song and dance at Toronto’s nearby theatres, catching a screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, or raising a glass to happy hour, our ensemble cast is ready to serve you!

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What 1,134 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Pre/post theatre

  • Old Toronto

    Healthy

  • Old Toronto

    Pre/post theatre

  • Old Toronto

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    You have the best tuna tartare I ever had. It's my favourite food, and I've enjoyed it several times now. What is that black seaweed. It's f.... fantastic!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pre theatre, girls night out dinner. Casual space with a good selection of food and some early night drink specials. Food was very tasty and service was pleasant and friendly. Would definitely go back.
  3. AA

    AileenA

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great restaurant . Food was very good waitress was excellent and there was a variety of choices. Had theater tickets and we had plenty of time to enjoy meal experience. Will be back
  4. D

    Donna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience before going to the theatre. Did not feel rushed. Service was great and good delicious! Already booked our next visit.
  5. SA

    ScottA

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great pre-theatre Sunday brunch. Excellent food and very good service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I dined at O & B canteen on Nov. 4th. I reviewed our meal at that time. There were several issues. I mentioned I would be back with friends on the 19th. Although it was better there were still problems. On my recommendation we all ordered mushroom soup. Two weeks ago it was amazing! Very thick and tasty. This time it was almost like a broth with a few mushroom tidbits. Tasteless. However since it was a chilly night we decided to keep it as it warmed us. Management discounted the soup by 15%. But why the inconsistency? Never got an answer. The rest of the meal was very good. Two salmon poke and one tuna poke, 1 mac & cheese. Coffee was not hot. Food in this restaurant is not inexpensive. Quality control should be better. Service on this night was exemplary! Lovely very efficient waitress!
  7. T

    Tiredofbadseating

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall good
  8. N

    Nunzio

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good quick service, good size portions, and good food.
  9. h

    hennied

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    O&B Canteen was great, friendly service and got us out in time for the theatre. Love that this is a restaurant is clean eating and vegetarian/vegan . Had the the eggplant steak was sooo flavourful, only complaint eggplant could be thicker rather than just a slice . Either way we’ll be back next month.
  10. DB

    DianneB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Clearly they were short staffed in the kitchen. Our meal took a very long time to arrive and they tried about 3 times to deliver the wrong meal to our table. If the restaurant is short staffed then they should limit the number of reservations they allow.
  11. SK

    SueK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    I was told that there were no tables but then I was able to make a reservation on open table for the same time. The hostess was dismissive .
  12. f

    forgetfulgoldfish

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The maple bacon Benny was fantastic, but it was odd that for the Canteen breakfast that instead of a breakfast sausage, hotdogs were used. Peculiar. I think that should be specified on the menu. Service was impeccable as always.
  13. BR

    BR17

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Second time dining here. Didn't love it the first time but thought I'd give it another try so we ate Brunch here before a show. My daughters' meals were quite good (veggie Mac and cheese and BELT). I ordered the avocado toast with poached eggs. Toast: cold, Guacamole (not smashed avocado): ice cold, poached eggs: slimy and... cold. I did not enjoy it at all but not enough time to order something else. I ordered an alcoholic beverage which had not arrived at table even after all the food delivered and we were already well into our meals. Had to remind the server but I wish I hadn't because the cocktail glass arrived 1/3 full for the price of a full glass. My daughters' ordered the identical non alcoholic drinks and it was very evident that even those were not similarly measured - one looked pink and the other red. Server was great, but not worth trying again.
  14. MM

    MarkM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very nice dinner. Great service- the coffee was cold so we got an immediate replacement.
  15. TM

    TMTM

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our server Steve gave us some great recommendations - the mushroom soup was a perfect starter to a great meal.
  16. S

    Serendipity

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Thus was our third visit in roughly a six week period. The food is great and the service is prompt, and there is never a feeling of being rushed ...you can linger over coffee and chat. The difference this time was that the service was not attentive ...had to request a coffee refill (2nd cup) where on previous visits it was just topped off by a server walking past. Not a major issue, just a slip in service. Highly recommend and will return.
  17. E

    Ellen55

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Thought it would be convenient to grab a bite here as it is beside the bell light box but really disappointed.
  18. SH

    SuzanneH

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went to O&B Canteen before seeing a show at Princess of Wales Theatre. Staff were friendly. Pizza margherita and mac & cheese were excellent.
  19. TG

    TheatregoingGirls

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I really enjoyed our dinner at the O&B Canteen. The menu is great for omnivores and vegetarians alike. Lots of options for everyone. The location was great for our evening out at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Great value and great service. We will definitely come again.
  20. KN

    KarenN

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Loud neighbours!!!
  21. s

    susanb

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice atmosphere, table was ready for us, service was very good. Fish and chips were really excellent.
  22. AT

    AdamT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service1ambience2
    Not great ventilation, got a bit smokey Waiter forgot orders and had to come back to get the order while we waited again...then the entrees came late and people were sitting there
  23. W

    Whitby

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Thought menu would have more options. The pictures the website indicate as such. Good place for before the theatre.
  24. VO

    VeronikaO

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious brunch before our show!
  25. c

    cydneyc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, neat and nice set up with the tables, lovely service, all around awesome
  26. C

    Charlie

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really great menu with lots if options. Food was great. Caesar salad with green beans really nice. Friendly service. Looking forward to going back to try other menu options
  27. SL

    SLarkin

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Steven was amazing...an excellent host for your restaurant.
  28. ST

    SueT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The jerk chicken was fabulous as usual. We arrived early but didn’t feel like the servers were hurrying us out the door. Overall, a pleasant experience.
  29. S

    Serendipity

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable brunch. While the menu is limited the food quality is excellent. The atmosphere is very relaxed and service is not rushed. The service is attentive while not being overbearing or annoying. Staff are friendly and engaging.
  30. EJ

    EstherJ

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went out to dinner before a Mirvish show. Fun and lively ambiance. Attentive and efficient service. Great location to get a meal with a friend before a show.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Pre theatre meal with family. Appetizers ordered - 2 soups, 1 caesar salad, 1 poutine - 1 soup came, waited almost 10 minutes for other appetizers even after questioning it. Main courses were fine. Ordered 4 diet cokes - from our table we watched them fill 4 glasses with us and top up using 2 cans of diet coke. For what they charge this is ridiculous.
  32. PS

    PatriciaS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was good, selection of food limited but sufficient. A bit taken aback by the 20% Tip as the first choice when paying the bill.
  33. FD

    FrancesD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Appreciate recognition by Maitre d’ and although ate early, music was generally harsh and very loud! Food generally good and interesting.
  34. MR

    MicheleR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to eat prior the the mirvish show. Good value, good food, fast service.
  35. GS

    GinaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food, good value drinks and quick friendly service!
  36. L

    Liveinthehood

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    I've been here so many times pre-pandemic and always been very happy. I was hugely dissappointed in my meal (fish and chips). I'm left wondering what's happened?
  37. D

    Dodo

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food Excellent customer service Convenient location
  38. SM

    SusanM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Smash burgers were amazing - the perfect balance of condiments. Great portion sizes. White pizza delicious. Everyone at our table was very pleased with their meal choices and our server was charming.
  39. BG

    BGSMuskoka

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location to the theatres on King Street. Food came quickly.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre- theatre dinner. Great burger and jerk chicken. Like the 5-8 house wine deal. Nice selection of wine by the glass.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from O&B Canteen using the Order Online button.

O&B Canteen is rated 4.2 stars by 1134 OpenTable diners.

O&B Canteen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for O&B Canteen

330 King Street W, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto, ON M5V 3X2

Additional information

  • Cross street

    King and John Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Entertainment District

  • Hours of operation

    Tue 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Comfort Food, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Paid parking is available underneath the TIFF Bell Lightbox and there are plenty of private lots within a short walking distance. Street parking can also be found nearby.

  • Public transit

    By subway, exit at St. Andrew station on Yonge-University Spadina line, north west corner. Travel two blocks west on King Street. By streetcar, access the King St. (504) streetcar to John St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Wilson

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (647) 288-4710

  • Catering

    Our partner restaurant Luma and Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering offer full off-site catering opportunities throughout the entire TIFF Bell Lightbox facility including the sixth floor event space and outdoor amphitheatre.

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