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O&B Canteen, Toronto, ON

O&B Canteen

4.1
4.1
1045 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


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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Comfort Food, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–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.

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What 1,045 people are saying

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Old Toronto

    Great for Brunch

  • Old Toronto

    Healthy

  • Old Toronto

    Pre/post theatre

  • Old Toronto

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fanatics experience. Despite it was pack, they managed to delivered a fantastic experience. The whole staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend it. The best experience. Thank you Canteen team.
  2. j

    jodym

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Messed up order..brought jerk chicken entree when I ordered jerk chicken empanada...then waited a very long time for main meal...we love this place, but it wasn't good this past time..at least they took 50% off the bill.
  3. D

    Denise

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food but unfortunately didn’t have the butter tart dessert. Asked if we could order a dessert from Luma( sister restaurant above O&B), but could not accommodate. Overall great service, chilly as We were seated by the door.
  4. J

    Jenn

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We Really enjoy this restaurant. Our favourite spot before the theatre. I had the vegetarian Mac & cheese. So delicious! Will be back in 2 weeks !
  5. AG

    AndrewG

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    It was a Blue Jay night so the Canteen was full to capacity. The kitchen was understaffed and the food was slow to come out. When it did - the food was excellent and very tasty. Our waitress was terrific and very understanding that we had a Baseball game to go to.
  6. ML

    MurrayL

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was good except for the open glass wall too the outside service area. The wind gust was quite cold!
  7. C

    Coach17

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service was good at start but deteriorated as we progressed through our meal, food was decent although not spectacular and overall value was okay.
  8. J

    Jeffrey

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Didn't like the placement of the original table, and staff were so amazing to relocate us... on top of that, the server was cheerful, funny and she was truly on the ball. The food is ok (casual up market) but is made better by good service.
  9. LA

    LindaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Convenient for going to the Princess of Wales Theatre with my mother who has difficulty walking any great distance. However, noisy and the food is mediocre. Coffee is so weak (even the Americano) that you can't even tell if it's bad. Service was friendly, attentive and helpful. We didn't feel rushed but drinks and food were delivered fairly promptly.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-theatre dinner. The service was very quick which we needed. Food was delicious.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Service a bit slow. The calamari came in a bowl with a scant few pieces and three big peppers (jalapeños?). It looked like they were being used to cover up the fact there was hardly any calamari. Over priced. The mushroom soup was…ok… Wine over priced Dessert was good
  12. t

    titoferdie

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to have a quick bite before a show. $2 oysters before 6:00 and happy hour between 5:00 and 8:00
  13. TW

    TheresaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    TOOOO noisy please add more noise reduction I could hardly hear my dinner mate
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ate on the patio with my dad. Very good food, beautiful ambiance and awesome service but the sound from all the King street traffic was pretty distracting at times. Would recommend eating inside to avoid the honking, sirens and busses/trucks cutting into your conversation.
  15. J

    Jennyw

    Exclusive

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service was excellent - helpful and kind. They have great drink and food specials weekday evenings, and a huge outdoor patio that is amazing for people watching. Great menu options at a pretty reasonable price for the area, and food is pretty good. Overall a great option and nice space in a great location - just no real wow factor.
  16. L

    Laura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience. Service was amazing. We will be back for sure
  17. C

    Christopher

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were really great. They moved our table into the shade and leveled it so it didn't wobble. Very attentive and professional as usual. I've been to this place at least a dozen times and it's always been a lovely experience. Great food as well of course.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    They close early - would have been nice to have been notified when we first ordered. We had 20 mins to gulp down our food
  19. P

    Person

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Expensive and poor quality. I expected more from a restaurant at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
  20. ES

    EileenS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great, welcoming place for brunch! My go to place before a matinee show at the Princess of Wales. Will be back and will definitely recommend!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We headed here before the jays game. I wish we had know that the menu was limited due to summerlicious before we arrived. Mac and cheese does not disappoint! Turkey club, fresh and tasty.
  22. C

    Catriona

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Staff were very pleasant and helpful but it took 45 minutes for our food to arrive
  23. HK

    HeatherK

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience2
    Our server was great and attentive but the food quality was very low and there wasn’t much ambiance.
  24. S

    Silvia

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very busy and noisy, of course it was theater crowd and biginning of Summerlicious. Service was ok. Salad was very good, howver too many hot peppers (very hot) needed bread to go with it howver it came when salad was finished and it was a huge amount of bread (very good bread), we ate only one slice. Additional cost for the bread! ($1.50 each!!). Tacos were very dry. Cod and salmos were good. Dessert came too late and could not finish as we had tickets for the theater. Our reservation was at 6.30pm!! We would have had plenty of time! We had to rush out at 7.45pm!!
  25. BO

    BrianO

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Water glass dirty. Ordered Avocado Toast with poached eggs and got almost hard boiled. Sent it back for a refute and was told my “medium poached eggs were coming soon. Said no poached eggs are supposed to be runny and finally got “kind of runny”. But the avocado was quite tasty. Ordered drip coffee and waited 10 minutes to get it. Terrible management training to say the least.
  26. DB

    DonaldB

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    A creative menu with much attention to detail and the food was very tasty. Sitting outside in the patio was not some thing we will do again. Four fire trucks went by during our meal not to mention the thousands of others on the way to the ball game. And your wine pricing is"exorbitant"....wine prices have NOT gone up significantly.
  27. MO

    MarjO

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent , the servers were very friendly, helpful and professional. They were readily available but not overbearing. The ambience is casual and very comfortable.
  28. J

    Jane

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very good and the staff very helpful with suggestions.
  29. L

    Lainey

    Toronto

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always dependable for good food and good service at reasonable prices. We enjoyed eating on the patio on our most recent visit. Our server Eric was very welcoming
  30. AR

    AaronR

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Wait staff was aware we were going to theatre and ensured our food was served in time without making us feel rushed. Quality of food was excellent all at a fare price.
  31. LL

    LouL

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great location, and the servers were all very pleasant and attentive. Will go again!
  32. SL

    SandyL

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Went for lunch on Sunday before a Mirvish show. Didn't know I would get the Brunch menu....should add a few items from the lunch/dinner menu for those who don't eat bread or diary. Lunch/dinner menu much better and would return after 4pm on Sundays, but not for lunch for the brunch menu.
  33. e

    ericg

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The service was excellent. The team made sure we were able to be to have a leisurely meal and still make it to the theatre on time. Kudos.
  34. JR

    JeannineR

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Not too crazy about margaritas pizza and jerk chicken.
  35. CL

    CarolynL

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The menu is changed and the selection is not as good as it used to be. It is overpriced and the food has very little taste. The service is atrocious! They brought our meal out instead of appetizers and vice versa. When we asked for the waitress, she came and said “what’s up?” We are not friends and you should not address your customers with that kind of greetings, especially when there’s a problem. I do not recommend this restaurant and will never go back.
  36. MM

    MarionM

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Went to Canteen with 2 friends, a couple of us had a burger and our other friend had a clubhouse, and everything was outstanding! Service was super efficient and accommodating, they made sure we got out in time to catch our show. Only thing I didn’t enjoy was the noise level — it was a bit tough to hear.
  37. CS

    CSDurham

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall quite good. Drink was mostly ice. Good quite good. Service fast and friendly but no one checked after food was delivered o ask if we needed anything (needed ketchup and more napkins). Would go back.
  38. AM

    AMM63

    Toronto

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food…beef empanadas were delicious for a starter. My friend had the classic mac and cheese (excellent) and I had the haddock fish and chips (very tasty). The lemon meringue pies were great (individual size). The only challenge was that the water for the tea wasn’t hot enough. The replacement water was better but still not as hot as it should have been. Service was excellent and our server was very friendly and accommodating.
  39. M

    Mommaof2boys

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    The service was great and I really enjoyed my drink but the food wasn’t the greatest. For a quick meal before a show it did the trick but would I go back again? Not sure I will.
  40. C

    Chelsea

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sat down at 2pm to order lunch which they have a menu called all day, was not notified by the server that all day doesn’t mean what it says it starts at 4pm so before 4pm all you can get is brunch, service was poor and server was rude even yelled asking what time it was when we tried to order $50 dollars for some oysters that weren’t good a beer and a cider seems way over priced

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 4.1 stars by 1045 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


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–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–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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