Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village

4.2
4101 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
O&B Café Grill, Bayview Village is the first location of Oliver & Bonacini’s casual dining restaurants. Despite its North Toronto location, this large urban space feels very downtown. A gleaming open kitchen extends into the airy dining room, featuring washed tin ceilings, leather banquettes and dramatic and distinctive light fixtures. Its two exclusive private dining rooms offer the perfect space for social gatherings, celebrations or corporate events.

Refined yet casual, O&B Café Grill, Bayview Village’s expansive menu of North American and Italian classics offers something for everyone, including fresh, made-from-scratch soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas and fire-roasted pizzas.

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
What 4101 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.1
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3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had an excellent dining experience ! Staff went over board to make our dare night special.

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ChristinaG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was very satisfying. However I love to finish my meal with a nice cup of coffee. I did order coffee and it wasn't fresh. It seems to have been on the burner too long.

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NormE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

would like to see a stir fry or pad Thai on menus for lunch and dinner.

JM
JillM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and ambiance. I hope next time the outside (in the mall) section is opened. It’s great for two people especially in the cooler weather.

PW
PipW
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I'd have expected more from Oliver and Bonacini, though I apppreciate it may take a while to get back to the kind of food and service we've been used to. A modest menu, too much pizza and not enough other choices - $13 to add a dozen tiny shrimp to a $13 Caesar salad that had no bacon or anchovies....a waiter who handed me my plate of food across the front of my seated wife. At least tne pinot grigio was good.

Coujdn't recommend the restaurant to others now based on this experience.

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Lois
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Hi have been coming here for years love it! waiter was amazing as was front desk. We ordered Caesar salad and spring rolls. Spring rolls amazing salad bland and dry.

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OMEA23
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent! He was efficient and very observant. A little noisy (outdoor dining) but can't really complain! We had a great time! Thanks!

KR
KevinR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Walk-ins seemed to be catered to over those with reservations (like us) toward whom hostess seemed indifferent. Service felt rushed. Good food though.

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DiningTO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Excellent venue-most of the menu items missing right now-operating as a Pizzaria Libretto pop up...hopefully menu will be re-envisioned or return soon with the old favorites we previously enjoyed.

Lovely welcoming service and staff-at least this has not changed.

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SandraC
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great. Sat on the patio which was well spaced.

HM
HivaM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, friendly staff
Our party of four had a great time.

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Lizzie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a delightful lunch on the outside patio. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.
It was so nice being being out at a restaurant again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and such quick service. It was quiet and the food was so delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely time here! It was our first meal back in well over a year after the pandemic. The carrot cake made everything worth it!

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Hrguru
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Happy to be out. The patio is next the parking lot and road.
Can’t change that.

MG
MollyG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always love to dine here. Love the patio dining and have place to catch up with friends. Will come back here!

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swissmiss
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience1

I was disappointed at the menu. We opted for the pizza, which was disappointing. The arugula salad was good.

LS
LauraS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular experience...thank you for having us!!!

DS
DaveS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The server was very friendly but we should have been server quicker considering the patio isnt huge. The fish & chips were excellent, the fish was fresh, the batter was light & very crispy. The pizza was a flop and I'm very disappointed about that & that the kitchen manager approved it. The topping all slid into the middle & it became very messy & slightly soggy in the middle. I tried one of their cocktails which was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

- turkey burger had too much Kozlik’s Triple Crunch mustard mayo, every bite was over powering
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NinaSavage
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal and very good service from waitstaff and man at entrance (maitre d?). No complaints. They seemed very concerned with following all the rules, but that is understandable give the well heeled and possibly litigious customers they usually must serve. No complaints, meal was a tad pricey, but again, given the area, it's probably to be expected. The service was very good.

MK
MK67
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from start to finish. Loved the Pizzeria Libretto pop up as part of the menu. Highly recommend the diavolo and the duck confit pizzas.

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vipHitch
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to cancel twice due to the weather, but they accommodated us the next day. The food was excellent and so was the service.
Will definitely go back.

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vipL18m
Toronto
97 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I know that we can only dine outside. There were quite a few tables but only 2 tables for 2. Yes we were sitting for 2 hours, however there were only 4 tables occupied and we were told that we had to vacate the table as the table was booked at 1:00PM. My friend and I talked in the parking lot til 1:45PM and NOONE was seated at that table. only 2 parties arrived after we left. Our lovely meal did not end on a good note. We felt that the manager was a little rude in the way he asked us to leave. If it was busy we would have understood. We know that times are tough, they are for all of us! Our service was outstanding and very friendly. too bad the manager had to ruin our afternoon

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vipOmakaseFan
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

A reasonable patio dining experience. Service was great. Food quality is not as good as pre-pandemic, but acceptable under the circumstances.

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Cruisejewel
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Limited menu items. Unlike the O&B that we went to before the pandemic. Fish and chips dish is not very good.

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ilhamG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

The server was great. Our food was very bland and not tasty.

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lindao
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was superb wait staff very attentive

AH
vipAlanH
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services!

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SamL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

With Covid menu is condensed but overly condensed here. Had a burger and my wife had the steak.

Burger for $20 is below average, steak for $30 was far below average

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AndradaA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone was super friendly and we were treated very well! Be aware that this restaurant doesn't do rare steak at this time (probably because of Public Health regulations) and that their menu is limited for now, but this last one is because they had to open, close, re-open because of the lockdowns in the city.

The server checked on us and had great recommendations. I'd definitely come back when they expand the menu a bit more. (hopefully, no more lockdowns...)

EC
vipErikaC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was cold, pizza was soggy. It also took forever to get our food


Waiters were not attentive, have to ask for water after waiting for 20+ minutes.

Overall would not recommend

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vipFoiegraslover
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We went to Oliver Bonacini Cafe Grill to celebrate Father’s Day. The day was sunny and hot. The patio was busy but they only had umbrellas for all but one table, we were seated at the one table that did not have an umbrella. It made our time very uncomfortable, hot and unpleasant. We asked to be moved to a table with an umbrella and the staff were very responsive to our needs and when possible they moved an umbrella to our table.

However, I don’t understand why they didn’t have enough umbrellas to cover all the tables. This would be a good idea going forward.

Overall it was a pleasant experience and we would come back.

JL
JocelynLau8715
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food and service were on point, as always!
it was nice to visit O&B again after all this time.

NS
NeilaS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was our first patio out since the lockdown. really happy we came here!

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Pipi
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice brunch menu, good service very accommodating.

DB
DianeB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I ordered the spagetti & meatballs - it was awful.

GT
GraceT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was by far the best. Food was delicious. Wine was excellent. Will certainly return.

PW
PWBW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was good and the service was attentive. However it was quite a sunny day and they did not have enough umbrellas to shade some of the tables, including ours. We were quite surprised by this as the area is very open. In future I will request that in my reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Service was decent, no complaints. Now as for the food, it came cold, didn’t seem fresh, quality was poor. I can go to an easy side Mario’s for this level of food. Very disappointed as it was for a birthday too.

I would not recommend or go back there again. It’s to bad how things have gone down hill for this restaurant and perhaps brand.

All the best.

FAQs

Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village is rated 4.2 stars by 4101 OpenTable diners.

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.