O&B Canteen

4.5
881 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Due to provincial regulations, we are temporarily closed. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 881 people are saying
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JulietS
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Great service! Great location! Also mentioned that it was my birthday and they treated me to a free dessert! I’ve been here numerous times before theatre and shows and have never been disappointed!

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Julian
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner with colleagues and had an amazing time. Our server Jacob was super attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was impeccable. We had a person join us late and we had already ordered food and it came to the table as she was ordering, but her meal came out in record time and it was piping hot.

Only negative detail is that they used to have this amazing half price wine promo and it’s the reason I would always come in but they put the prices back up to regular price.

And they changed the wine ounces from 6 - 9 oz to 5 to 8oz. So you get less and spend more. I understand it’s a pandemic and minimum wage is going up but being able to go out to dinner now is a luxury. We might choose a different restaurant next time that offers drink specials.

Otherwise, we totally recommend this destination. It’s pretty unique and the vibe is so casual which we LOVED.

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VickyF
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had the best Caesar I have ever had but my husband's rum and coke and my daughter specialty drink were mediocre. Haddock Taco Bowl... what Haddock? was Meh! Specialty pizza did not disappoint. Burger was excellent. Great great waiter.

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CathyB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was attentive and accommodated requests made for dietary needs. The setting is bright and offers a view of the King St. scene.

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LILw
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Lots of food options so even picky eaters can find something. The mushroom soup was delicious. A nice, casual atmosphere to get together with friends. I

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SandyD
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at your Canteen and I was very impressed—-a very enjoyable delicious meal😋.
I will definitely be back again!!!
Thank you 🙏

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had dinner together before the musical show next door. We loved it!

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MammaBear
Toronto
42 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had an uncharacteristically difficult experience - 3/8 entrées came 15-30 minutes after the first 5 entrées at the table. The server and floor manager were extremely apologetic, but it took a long time to get it straightened out.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was great. The place was clean and smelled good. The staff and greeter was very nice. Our waiter was awesome, the staff also worked as a team in bringing and cleaning up our food. The food was fresh and awesome. Then we also had dessert and that was really good as well. Great atmosphere with really nice people.

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vipMishellaellaella
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was alright. Nothing exceptional for brunch dining. The only thing I wanted to try was the French toast but they were out apparently because of Luma having some big party. Not sure how it’s related but what can you do. Ordered eggs Benny, again nothing exceptional. Classic eggs Benny. Tasty.

My coworker doesn’t eat pork but somehow they couldn’t do eggs Benny without the bacon which I found odd since the bacon was in its strip form. As part of the O&B chain I thought I’d be blown away but to be honest it was underwhelming. Not good, not bad, just super average.

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Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The server forgot my order, pretended it was a technology error and didn't apologise for it.

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DianaS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lots of choice on the menu and 1/2 price bottles of wine! Service and food were great!

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KenZ
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

received a call following my visit regarding an accidental overcharge, would never have noticed, They quickly refunded my credit card. mistakes happen everywhere but their honesty and prompt response has won my respect look forward to my next visit!

O&B Canteen
Responded on December 11, 2021

Hi Ken! We're so glad that we were able to connect to ensure you received your refund and sorry again for the trouble. We hope to see you again soon!

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GenyaH
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff was fantastic.
Food was excellent.
We were very comfortable, and felt safe in their environment.

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JL13
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, the service was great. It was wonderful to me back. Thank you.

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LesleyG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had $1 Oysters and a half priced bottle of wine. All was great.

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HelenD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice menu with enough variety for most people. Try to not sit at the sliding exterior doors as it’s chilly there.

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Neenzz
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time, the food is excellent as is the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Canadian Comfort food!

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vipAnonymous
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
43 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Looking for a good post-film meal, without a long wait. I got exactly what I was looking for. Quick, friendly service, a glass of wine delivered very quickly and a tasty pizza in good time. Not at all busy on a Friday evening, which was a pleasant surprise!

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KimL
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice to be back. Good food, as always. Good menu selection and diversity without being overwhelming. Service was good. I like the fact I can easily hear my dinner companions at this restaurant.

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JulietS
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to for a pre or post theatre outing - my first time there in over two years didn’t disappoint- same friendly and attentive service and great dishes at a reasonable price point. The Mac and cheese is to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great dinner, good selection, very good food and super staff. Very well located in theatre district.

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SusieQR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, just like before! New menu, but same fresh food and prompt friendly service.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Would come again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!
I love the staff and the food

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Mariposa
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was very disappointing. Split an appetizer of calamari with another person and each of us had an appetizer of Caesar Salad. The calamari was mediocre and the portion was extremely small (2 each). The caesar salad was also mediocre and a very small portion...size of a bread plate. And Totally overpriced for what we ate. Wine is also overpriced for a house wine (had a carafe of red). My bill came to $45 including tax and tip...pretty expensive for hardly any food. In fairness, my friend ordered a salmon bowl and she said it was very good and also fairly priced. Maybe improve the appetizers and drop the price of the wine a bit?

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TheatreBuff
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting but will not be the last. Excellent happy hour value of buck a shuck oysters and half price Prosecco. Other foods ordered were delicious. Great service. Our group were impressed and talked about wanting to come back again.

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karenr
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was underwhelming. The pizza Margherita was thicker than expected and a bit soggy, too much sauce and cheese, crust a little underdone. The Burgers were OK, maybe a little salty. Dessert was not great, and few choices. The key lime cheesecake was not delicious....small desserts should be delicious and rich.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience. Top notch food, atmosphere, and wait staff. Have been here multiple times, and every time is an amazing experience all around. I always take my out of town guests here, as the food is always superb. The management team is doing a fantastic job. Definitely a lifetime customer!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

It was ok! They didn’t have a couple items on the menu and the food wasn’t anything to write home about :)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great menu - variety of options. Overall, our experience was good. Our server was attentive. Service was quick. We did have a small mishap though; our server’s assistant (?) spilled pop all over the table, on my uneaten food, and on my clothes! They took care of it quickly. Would I go back? Sure! It’s a great place for a quick bite!

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CasperR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Cocktails were a let-down but the limited wine list was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great! Atmosphere is chill and cool but the staff is also really friendly. They know what they’re doing and what they’re talking about, and you can tell making the customers happy is their main priority. Food is pretty good and for their prices it’s 100% worth it.

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Robin
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to be back! The staff were very friendly and efficient. Our meals were very good. We will definitely be back.

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glenbow
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent choice for pre concert dinner with efficient service, broad choice and half-price wine. Sadly slow night without Mirvish traffic and few familiar faces from pre Covid staff.

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vipMelissaM
Montreal
67 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful, relaxing experience at O&B Canteen. Our server was awesome - attentive, kind and made great suggestions. We really enjoyed the food-fresh and delicious. We will return!

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HelenD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu setup is confusing. It appears that most of the items are not available although they are. We ended up asking the waiter about how it works.

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Bilubini
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service was sensational, really attentive staff. The food was ok, a bit overpriced in my opinion. The brunch options were underwhelming and the classic 2 egg and toast formula was way overpriced. The high ceilings, wide windows and decor allow for a comfortable experience.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from O&B Canteen using the Order Online button. O&B Canteen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 288-4710.

O&B Canteen is rated 4.5 stars by 881 OpenTable diners.

O&B Canteen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.oliverbonacini.com/e-gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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