O&B Canteen

4.3
830 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
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 830 people are saying
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NileshM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good and had a good experience

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JanetB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a great compliment to TIFF. The service was great

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LauraF
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and ambient. Always love going there, especially during TIFF. Highly recommend!

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We ordered two smash burgers. Asked for one to be Gluten Free with a gf bun. No gf buns as an option. Surprising for this calibre of restaurant in the heart of the city with such a diverse clientele and so many dietary needs from customers.
The regular bun was l like a Wonder Bread hamburger bun, and it was soggy when it arrived. Presentation was less than mediocre.
I have been to this retaurant many times and have had a good experience. This was first time back since pandemic started and its a tradition to go during TIFF Festival. Felt like it went downhill. Even wait staff weren't wearing their usual fun tshirts with play on words for food. Not even dressed uniformly to represent the restaurant. The vibe of the restaurant experience felt sloppy.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was just ok. Not worth the price.

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CA66
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely evening at the Canteen with excellent service (couldn't have been better :) and very good food and wine. Highly recommended.

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric, our server, was friendly, very helpful with the menu and our dinner was delicious.

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DeanC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly. Atmosphere was was good. We thought there for the buck a shuck. Would go again.

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Lucie
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious with a panel of choices for every taste! We had a table under the tent which was super private. Nice surprise: bottles were half price so that was perfect for us.
We were a large group from France and bonus: We were taken care of by a bilingual French speaker waiter who was amazing with us!!
Loved it.

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EshaN
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my time here! Food and service are really amazing. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was very friendly and fast but food was sub par. Very limited gluten free options for such a large menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters and wine list, and great service!

MB
MichaelB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in for a quick snack while in the area. Service and food were both wonderful

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AnuradhaM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is our go to place for a meal before our Mirvish shows. Never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for food and drinks with friends and family...not too expensive and the table service was outstanding 👌

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my friends birthday here and the food was amazing and the sangrias! Jeff was an amazing waiter! Loved his energy will definitely be eating here again!

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Bunny
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome location, great service and such a yummy Beetroot salad with pomegranate and pistachios! Loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time I’ve been here and the servers have always been the best!!

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vipajrck
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Took at least 20 min for our server to actually acknowledge our table after we were sat down. Had the Canadiana pizza, and I was thinking how much the Papa John's pizza I recently had was so much better =/ the quality of the dough was pretty disappointing. The patio is a nice ambience, and otherwise atmosphere is fine for a casual meal and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Solid experience!! It was my first time visiting this restaurant and everything was good.

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VanessaP
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Food was ok, made a reservation online for the only time available, got there and was told by no less than 5 people that we only 15 mins. I get that the kitchen is closing but please don’t make me feel like it’s my fault that I have to rush…you took the reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Definitely a great place to just come and drink wine I wouldn't necessarily recommend eating there the middle eastern portion of the menu was very good but other than that they have 50% off all bottles of wine so that definitely the reason to show up, i would skip the food and go somewhere else personally for a proper meal

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NaomiG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was very disappointing and not worth the money

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DanielS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for the promotion on oysters and 1/2 price wine. We were pleasantly surprised. The oysters were perfectly shucked and of excellent quality. The hostess (didn't get her name) and Eric were exceptional throughout. We'll be back. Thank you.

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Laura
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a restaurant general manager, I can easily identify and celebrate exceptional service. Eric was an incredible server and made some specific recommendations based on his connections with us. He delivered an amazing experience and it definitely exceeded our expectations. Looking forward to visiting again! Highly recommend the half price bottles of Prosecco with the sidecar of OJ for brunch mimosas!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of Friday the 13th shenanigans happening, but Jacob did a fantastic job and we had a really great time.
I also felt very safe in the outdoor space and covid-19 precautions. Thanks for a great evening!

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TOfamily
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food and service. Unfortunately eating on Sunday there was no oysters left! Had to wait for a keg to be changed as well. Servers were courteous and had covid precautions. Hand sanitizer at the tables would have been appreciated. Empanadas were very good, as was the Mac and cheese, the fish and chips were outstanding! Always good people watch at the corner of Peter and King!

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JCJC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Standard food, buck a shuck deal is great though! Service is pretty good, well located.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday and it was great, especially having an additional 7th person coming- they were very accommodating and hands on

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AllegraF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is always great here. Healthy and tasty. The service was personable, swift, courteous and very kind.

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Matt
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good place, lots of options, patio is fairly noisy but that's to be expected in the middle of the street corner. Staff were excellent and very friendly. Pretty decent value for the prices, would definitely eat here again.

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MarsBars
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food! Will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I was hoping to catch up with my friends after a long time no see. Thanks to the servers we could barely talk. We were forced to leave the place in 45 minutes. They were asking us every 10 minutes if we want to order anything else. Finally they forced the bill without us asking for it… wouldn’t go again.

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KerriN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They cleared out table before we were done, dumped our drinks, never came for service and the food was horrible still charged full price for everything dispute the whole situation

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JCJC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good location, patio is nicely set up and covered so you won’t be too affected by rain. Pretty standard in terms of food and service quality. Safe bet for a casual dinner.

JD
JohnD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great job, very friendly staff and good food. I'm very happy with how it went.

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TaraC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Stopped by to see if they had a table available on the patio. Was told that despite looking empty (there were only 3-4 tables with patrons) that there was nothing available if we didn’t have a reservation. Walked away (2 doors down) and made a reservation for 15 minutes later. Couldn’t the hostess have offered us this option?! My friend and I found this to be odd and disappointing. Thankfully we both enjoyed our meals and our waitress went above and beyond!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Eric. went above and beyond to ensure our gluten free guest was taken care of!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good sized portions for price

FAQs

O&B Canteen is rated 4.3 stars by 830 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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