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 oven-baked pizzas. Throughout the day, Canteen’s grab & go counter serves up freshly baked goods and light bites
Canteen’s bright, open space features modern decor with a casual feel – the perfect setting to enjoy fresh and innovative fare. Guests can also people-watch from Canteen’s large streetside patio during the summer months. Canteen’s marketplace atmosphere, together with quick, cheerful service, makes it the perfect destination, morning, noon and night.
à la carte weekend brunch from 10:30am-3pm
Grab & Go Hours:
both salmon entrees were overcooked - i didn't bother to complain b/c we didn't have time. it tasted fine but too firm.
drink order sat on bar counter until i asked a server to bring it. drinks came after appetizers were served
we were never offered refill of ice-water on a very hot evening
dessert was fine - weird serving of mousse in jar was hard to share.
Had dinner before the show at Royal Alex. Enjoyed the Summerlicious menu choices. Food was very tasty and server was attentive and very pleasant. Enjoyed the dinner immensely.
Food was very good, portions on the small side. Wine and beer selections were quite limited. Very good for gluten free options including french fries which is a real treat.
Summerliscious special seemed pretty small plates. We were there fo 2 hrs that should have been 1 hr. Food was decent but not outstanding. They forgot the sauce on the beef noodle dish. Not likely to return anytime soon
The food was great. Unfortunately the service was awful. Could not get our servers attention once the order was taken. An hour after getting my first glass of wine I stopped her to ask for another and it never came.
Summerlicious before theatre was great! Doors open for a nice breeze inside
Our server was difficult to track down and sent the wrong dessert home with us, it was not a very pleasant experience.
Appetizer and entree were good, chocolate mousse was terrible. Server was excellent despite it being Summerlicious.
The Canteen is our #1 choice to go to before each symphony. We always enjoy the new, varied and creative menus. The young people serving are always a "10", pleasant, knowledgeable, sincere and professionally trained. We also enjoy Summer/Winterlious events...........keep doing what you are doing. Location, menu variety/excellence and ambiance make Canteen a Toronto winner!
Completely enjoyed our lunch at O&B before attending Come From Away on June 28. Quickly seated and served, and finished our meal with 20 minutes for the leisurely walk to the Royal Alex. Have eaten there before, but not with these friends, who were completely satisfied with the experience.
My husband and friend enjoyed the spicy tomato soup , the jerk chicken and the shrimp spaghetti. I on the other hand tried your burger. Even with all the toppings the beef was tasteless and had to add lots of salt for flavour. I thought the place would be a little more special than it was. We had lunch there before the Royal Alex production.
The waitress was very nice but I would not recommend this restaurant. I guess the name Canteen should have told me.
Overall great experience. The waiter checked with us immediately to see if we were going to the theatre and what time our show started. Great beginning except the GE sort of disappeared! We managed to get served and made it to the theatre on time but the experience was not as relaxed as it could have been.
A great place to garb a bite before Books on Film..good menu chioics, great servicde
Came to celebrate a special occasion. Staff made us feel welcome and made great effort to take special care of us even tough it was busy night for them. The Mexican Street Salad was exceptional - the presentation beautiful, the blend of spices delicious. Our steaks were cooked perfectly. Highly recommend you to try it if you haven’t been yet!
Fun dinner was seated immediately. Lots of choices for my vegan daughter. Noise level very high as all areas of restaurant are hard surfaces and the noise rebounds as well as traffic noise.
Able to talk and hear fine.
They make a really nice Caesar salad! Nice balance of flavours and not at all too garlicky.
We came for lunch on a Saturday afternoon thinking that both the brunch menu and the regular menu would be available. The brunch was the only menu available, but the staff were very accommodating and made it possible to order a couple of things from the regular menu to accommodate my friend who is vegan.
WHERE IS THE PIZZA?!?!? I made the reservation for my dad and I solely because you made my favorite pizza in the city and it's GONE. What we had was yummy but I was super bummed. You guys had a good thing (and there's still pizza photos on your website btw:))
I've been here several times before and it's an energetic place with good menu.
Nobody on desk for several minutes and then took a while to find my reservation.
Busy but staff managing flow of orders with pleasant service.
Steak done as ordered.
Doors left open with AC on. I love to go inside for cool air but this wss a waste of resources.
Tables too close together that made a problem getting in and out of seat without disturbing things on neighbouring tracks.
They could improve but they'll get business anyway so they probably won't bother.
Congrats to TIFF. You have it all. Great space and fab little spot for a reasonably price meal with a fun vibe. Staff is excellent.
Nice food selection, unique menu items, great professional and friendly service, good value overall.
Food was great, menu has been updated and had a broad range of choices. Any type of eater will be happy here
It’s not my first time at this restaurant; the food is fair and so are the prices. What disappointed me was to have to line up for 5 minutes waiting for the hostess to sit me at a reserved table. I ordered the kale salad, which was excellent with tuna. The tuna was rather tasteless (it could have done with a bit of seasoning. For desert I ordered the lemon tart and that was totally average.
This restaurant is sometimes a hit and sometimes a miss. This last visit was a miss. The cocktails were fair. The service has usually been slow so we allotted extra time for that and if anyone else is eating there before theatre I definitely recommend adding at least half an hour to your dining time. One salad arrived with no arugula and while I have had and enjoyed their veggie burgers before, the one from this visit was mushy, bland and eggy all at the same time. For what we paid, I left entirely unsatisfied.
AVOID if you have tickets to the theatre, ball game, symphony, movies or other events. An order of a simple sandwich takes about an hour. We had a terrible experience at O&B Canteen this week and the food was not worth the wait even if you can digest on the run to your event.
I asked to speak to the manager. He declined. I wrote to the company. No response yet. If customers counted, they could do much better. AVOID.
We didn’t eat there because they changed the menu the day before and they took off my favourite dishes.
Interesting menu - lots of gluten free options that taste good!
Duck salad was lovely. The salmon entree was also very well done.
You'd benefit from a lighter and nicer variety of desserts, such as lemon or vanilla mousse with fresh fruit. Ice cream would also be nice.
Service was excellent as usual.
Went here before the theatre - quick, pleasant service; good draft beer; good food with unique menu items; reasonable price ($120 for 2 adults and 1 youth including alcohol). Bright, modern atmosphere - very pleasant and just a 2 minute walk from the Royal Alexandra Theatre (even closer to the Princess of Wales). Highly recommend it for pre-theater eats!
Went for mother's day dinner after a Sunday afternoon baseball game. It is a fun, casual place but very good food, no need to guess the "O" and "B" in the name.
Excellent Mothers Day brunch. I'd heard the smoked beef sandwiches are excellent so want to go back at lunch time.
Good food, decent range of options on the menu. Good service worth a visit.
Much enjoyed my visit with you and my friends were pleased too. Particularly liked the service and the interesting but not intimidating menu.
Keep up the good work.
Had great service, enjoyed a beautiful dinner of short ribs and plan to come back and sit on the patio enjoying another Perfect Storm.
Would definitely recommend especially if you have theatre plans, one problem having several courses and get to theatre in time.
A great spot with fantastic food. The avocado toast is incredible!
Good spot for a quick brunch, bright space & not overly pricey for the area. The French Toast Bread Pudding was a good size, enough for friends to sneak a bite or two.
We had a great brunch and wonderful service. I will come back with new friends and family very soon.
Liked the food options, with a slightly different twist, to the "usual". Very convenient for the entertainment district.
Crowded for wheelchair and guide dog so not the best experience
The BEST place for pre theatre/symphony at the Princess of Wales, Royal Alex, or Roy Thomson Hall!