Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village

4.1
4079 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.

Support Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village during COVID-19

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 4079 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meet a friend from university - we meet here every year. Love it!

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Andreacapital
Naples
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Quality of the food is excellent and the outside dining area a major bonus.

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vipNellieBoBellie
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

I booked this reservation after seeing their advertised prix fixe menu at $40 per person for Thanksgiving dinner. Upon being seated, our server informed us it was no longer available but we could order “a la carte”. I chose this place specifically for the Thanksgiving dinner, so she said she would speak to the manager. A while later, she came back to say, “good news, we can still offer the prix fixe”. I’m sorry, but honoring an advertised deal is expected, so I’m not sure why it was made out to be like we’re getting some kind of special treatment.

The food was extremely disappointing. Most of it tasted like it was prepared in advance and then reheated. The soup tasted fine, but hadn’t been strained properly so there were weird stringy bits in it that made it unpleasant to eat. The turkey breast and mashed potatoes were good but the rest was just terrible. The veggies were dried out and tough, the “stuffing” was some weird compressed, dried out slice of… something. I don’t even know how to explain it. Same with the dark turkey meat, which is normally juicy and flavorful - this appeared to be shaved bits of turkey pressed into a mold, sliced and then baked/heated up so the top of it was dry & crispy. Why would anyone do this to turkey?

This is not at all what one would expect from this restaurant group. When asked how we liked the food, we gave our honest feedback to the server. The manager came by but she was rude and unapologetic about the experience, and was claiming the bits in the soup were celery strings. It doesn’t matter, they shouldn’t be in there.

Service started out ok until we expressed disappointment with the experience, and then she avoided our table until dessert was ready. We just wanted to leave, so we asked for it to be boxed up. She dropped off the takeout bags and walked away. We finally flagged her down to get the bill about 30 minutes later.

There are so many other great restaurants out there - I will not be supporting this one again.

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AliDav
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Very busy for thanksgiving so service was a bit slow, but we didn’t mind. Servers were very friendly and apologized for delay. Coffee was on the house as a result.
I would definitely go back! Okay

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CEBT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was good, but service was poor. We waited, what I considered way too long, between the soup and the entree. I understand ALL restaurants are experiencing staff shortages, so this won't make me stop eating there.

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ZeeY
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is my favorite spot, but it needs a little freshening up...maybe some paint and recover the booths

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GaynelleW
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great staple.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve was a great server. Food was hot, service was reasonably quick but very attentive. Value for the money, decent portions of food given.

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GeorgeW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience3

O & B Cafe Grill advertised on its website a 3 course prix fixed Thanksgiving Dinner for $ 40 and I made a reservation for 3.

When I got the bill, I was charged "a la carte" for each item for a total of $ 47 per person ! When enquiring about the discrepancy I was told the " prix fixed" price is for take out only ! When I did the reservation the menu I saw was the regular dining one not the take out one.

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WaltA
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice patio lunch. Note if it rains, you will be moved indoors if possible, otherwise you need to take out.

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BarbL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would absolutely come back again and definitely will the service is great the food was fabulous

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SidneyN
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
Staff very helpful and co-operative moving us indoors when it became a bit chilly outside

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Emily
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great, service was excellent and overall we enjoyed our meal.

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PhilN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place for a business lunch or to meet friends for a casual lunch/brunch where the food is above average quality.

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s22ot
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Last minute dinner plans. It was delicious as always.

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NorthYorkers
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Wait staff were awesome. Very friendly and accommodating.

Fried calimari and tuna tartare were very good. Past dishes were quite salty, but to her credit our server insisted on taking it back and exchanging for a fresh one that was much better,

Indoors feels very empty and so the ambiance suffers a bit due to table spacing during COVID, but I’m sure this will improve once health measures are lifted and things get back to normal.

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Vico
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I ordered the Bayview Brunch. I found the sausages undercooked, and bad tasting. Overall, though, it was a very safe restaurant during the pandemic, and I felt very safe. We sat on the patio in the sun. For $17 bucks, I have no complaints. If they improve their sausages, the plate would be even stronger.

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Christa
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff, food and atmosphere were great and overall its great value.

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DenisK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

Would love a way to reduce the number of visits by wasps.

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CaroleD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday servers were amazing so was food

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, food was good.

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AlainC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great tasting food as always. great service too. definitely will come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’m so upset over the experience we had. The host was rude regarding my son. The server cleaned up over top of us as we are trying to leave. I will not be comming back. So rude. Food was unsatisfactory

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Batman
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Family birthday. Good time, nothing remarkable.

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StephanieT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I have dined at this location and had a great experience pre-covid. The restaurants appearance was surprising, leather in booths worn out. Food quality and taste was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner and the music play list was also superb!!! Thanks for the great night out!!

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JOhnU
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

With our reservation placed at a table that was unsuitable, but, waitress moved us when requested. Music level too high, and not to our liking. Service was fine, food was great and a suitable quantity. Comfort food, but well done.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except , you can’t enjoy a dining experience with wasps and hornets flying around you’d table and landing on your food . I had my 3 year old granddaughter with me and it was not a pleasant experience to keep swatting insects throughout lunch .
The waitress was excellent and the food was great . Suggest you install a trap for the wasps . It’s a shame to have a nice experience ruined .
Thanks
PS Our family has dined at O& B since you opened

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LisaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the only issue i have with this location is that it is sometimes noisy as there is nothing on the floors/walls to absorb the sound of other customers and it is often hard to hear others in your own party. The booths are definitely better for sound management however. other than that food is always good and so is the service. Maybe it is time for a renovation in the customer dining area.

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Susan
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had a lovely lunch with a friend that I had not seen for quite a while. While I was waiting for her I was ale to chat with the staff who were looking after our table.

I selected O and B because I have been there before on more than one occasion ad never been disappointed.

Susan Rae

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OluS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was delicious. We had a steak, mozzarella sticks, empinadas, pepperoni pizza, carrots cake and churro donuts. Would highly recommend everything. Fries were some of the best I've ever had.

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vipShortone
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I guess I must be spoiled now. It was very nice to be out for dinner but honestly..restaurants have to cut back to make money back I guess so the meal was just ok, small (thin very salty turkey burger with fries I didn't have a bun) and husband had pasta once again small size...yes we had a glass of wine..but 130 dollars for the meal. We like this restaurant usually but we just walked away thinking over priced which I don't usually say about this place. Server was very nice.

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AliV
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good restaurant overall. Was surprised that the opening time was at the same time with the first seating time. We had booked 12pm and they opened right at the same time. We had to stay in the line up for 20 mins to be seated.

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FRANK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Disappointed menu
Salmon not fresh very fishish tasted
Pizza too much sauce

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Sharen
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good service, would’ve preferred no physical menus and was only told about the virtual menu after. Otherwise, felt safe and clean.

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STEVENF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing ! Waitress was amazing offering wonderful service . I will come back again.

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MeeraG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I don’t want to be too harsh - restaurants are all struggling post COVID- but this was not a great experience. Service was good - kind, polite and efficient, but the food was horrible. Zero flavour, not hot when served, my pizza was sopping wet and dripping. Really unfortunate overall.

I’d recommend spending your money at a small, family owned establishment instead of this large, corporate chain. Help an independent business.

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Univevent
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Menu was limited and the food was mediocre. Disappointing as had expected the food to be exceptional.

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Usedtoliveinscarborough
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed everything about the experience, however the variety of items on the lunch menu was somewhat limited….hope you like pizza.

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You can order delivery directly from Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village using the Order Online button. Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 590-1300.

Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village is rated 4.1 stars by 4079 OpenTable diners.

Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village 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.