About Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village

O&B will be accepting Winterlicious reservations starting at 9am January 11th. Winterlicious runs from Jan. 26th through Feb. 8th 2018. Please note, each booking for Winterlicious will be allocated two(2) hours for your dining experience.

O&B 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.

Refined yet casual, O&B 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. The weekend brunch menu showcases a mix of classic Eggs Benedict and Belgian Waffles alongside inventive comfort food like Fried Chicken & French Toast and Breakfast Pizza.

2901 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M2K 1E6
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Open seven days a week,
brunch served on weekends
Mon: 11am-9pm
Tues-Fri: 11am-10pm
Sat: 10am-10pm
Sun: 10am-9pm

Cross Street:
Sheppard Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 590-1300

Website:
http://www.bayview-village.obcafegrill.com/

Parking Details:
Plentiful, complimentary parking is available in the Bayview Village Shopping Centre parking lot.

Public Transit:
Subway access - exit the Bayview stop on the Sheppard line.

Executive Chef:
Omar McLeod

Private Party Facilities:
Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Bayview Village offers two exclusive private dining rooms, the North Room and the South Room, for corporate and social dining and events. Accommodates seated events for up to 40 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Oliver & Bonacini Events: (416) 364-1211

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (53)
Casual (44)
Great for Brunch (38)
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Special Occasion (35)
Comfort Food (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Good for a Date (23)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Healthy (20)
Business Meals (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Cozy (12)
Fun (12)
Afternoon Coffee (11)
Authentic (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Quick Bite (9)
Seasonal (9)
Romantic (9)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
People Watching (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Vegan (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Scenic View (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Timely service. Excellent lunch choices. Great food presentation.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Very attentive service! One of the bus boys picked up my kid’s plate of eating-in-progress fish and chips and immediately replaced the entire plate when we pointed it out to our waiter - complete with a fresh order of fries. We are all quite impressed !

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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

the food was totally overdone and tasteless. there was no trace of avocado in one of the meals even after inquiring to the waiter who just said 'it's there'. totally overpriced . inattentive service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Reliable, friendly, well trained staff and excellent food. Fabulous location.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, People Watching
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Took my mother for her 84th birthday. Mostly because it's in a convenient location for her, but also because the food is decent and at a fair price. The noise level is, unfortunately, quite high 0 making conversations sometimes difficult. The service is excellent though - we've always had great service there. They were kind enough to surprise my mother with a beautifully decorated plate with a birthday cupcake. That was much appreciated!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We made a reservation for my mothers birthday on a Saturday evening. We hadn’t been back to this restaurant in years but decided to try it out again. The service was exceptional... from the hostess who took the reservation, to the server who was very pleasant and attentive to the manager who sat us at our table personally, wished my mother a happy birthday and followed up with us to make sure we had a good dining experience. Even the happy birthday and candle on the dessert was a nice touch. The food was quite good... but the best offering was the creme brûlée! 10/10!! Thank you to all the O&B staff that helped make my mothers birthday dinner an enjoyable one! We will definitely be back again!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

I visited O.& B. On Thursday during the school break. I took my daughter and grandchildren for lunch as I had enjoyed a meal that I had a couple of months ago. The mushroom soup is supberb but mine was not served hot this time. I did return it for a hotter bowl. My daughter’s bowl had a hairline crack in it. We told the server but she didn’t appear to care. Three of us had a club house sandwich, which lacked a sufficient amount of bacon. We did open the sandwich to see if it was there. it did lack flavour. My daughter had some plastic wrap on her cheese slice which was also reported, with the same reaction. Service for both the appetizers and the sandwiches was extremely slow. We were given some free dessert to compensate for our long wait. The phylo cheese cake was delicious.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Always a great time at O and B. Although we had a reservation we still had a 20 minute wait for a table, which was the only issue.
However food was great, our server was very good and they didn’t rush us out after finishing our meal. It’s definiteky conducive to lingering, relaxing and catching up with friends!
Enjoyed our time! It’s our go to place at Bayview Village!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Inconsistent food quality .
My sister had the
signature dish-shrimp spaghetti which I highly recommended as my previous experience with the dish was good. Unfortunately we were very very disappointed as the dish my sister had insufficient saucing and not hot enough.
Issue with the Restaurant = unable to deliver consistent good quality food. I had excellent as well as disappointing experiences .
Luckily severs generally very nice which compensate for the “ only acceptable “ quality of food

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great service but felt rushed.
Food was pre-cooked and not up to previous standards

Tags: Vegan, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Dinner with families last December 31. We really enjoyed the ambiance as well as the service. On top of that is the fantastic dessert. I hope that they will make this as regular dessert all the time. Portion of food is just right as well as the presentation. This restaurant is kids friendly. The staff made the day for my granddaughter who was mesmerized by the balloons. She loved it so much that she wanted the balloons to stay near her crib.

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food in general was adequately prepared, no emphasis on presentation or appropriate portioning. Service was polite but average. Failed to properly prepare molten chocolate cake four times (!)

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year Eve family dinner

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

dessert was very good and very good customer service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Been here several times over the years and every time the food is ok but the service is never good. Usually don’t want to go back but then I do to give it another chance and it’s the same experience. This time the waiter was extremely annoying ... loud and intrusive in our conversation, trying to push us to order extra things. Kind of ruined the whole meal for us.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service and atmosphere was fine. Food was extremely disappointing. The soup tasted like bad baby food, pasta was not cooked properly and the custard of the creme brûlée was more of a pudding. $150 meal for two adults and 1 child with no alcohol is excessive. Plus the meal was not even worth $60. I expected above average cuisine but this was my worst meal in quite some time.
Very disappointed.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great Place, always great service, good food - we just wish we could get the noise level down to a dull roar...need some sound absorbers!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

My friend's salmon was excellent, my chicken milanese had a rather dry coating, but the chicken was cooked correctly. Miso soup and mushroom soup were very tasty. Service was outstanding.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very disappointing visit. We specified that it was a birthday celebration when we booked online and repeated it to the (very indifferent and rude) hostess and surprise, surprise ... no candle on the molten chocolate cake we ordered for dessert. I mentioned the oversight to our waiter after we were presented with the bill and he improvised a candle stuck on a raspberry surrounded by four mini biscotti that are usually served with the coffee. Is this the best that this restaurant can do? The food was bland and unseasoned, the salad had barely any dressing and the chicken Milanese was hard as a rock (over fried). The only redeeming element was the plate of lamb gnocchi which were as delicious as usual. Time to remove this restaurant from our list. It was definitely NOT a good choice for a special celebration.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We enjoyed the grilled calamari with some salad on the side. But I miss the simple grilled calamari in a previous menu, which had more herbs and more tasty.
Mushroom soup is now puree style, different than before, but still good. Server brought that hot, which was important, and nice.
Yellowfin tuna has kept high standard.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent service with good food. We enjoyed the Sunday bunch very much. Our waiter was on top of everything. He even came over to say goodbye when we left. We will come back for sure. Thanks

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Love coming here for brunch but my food was cold. I didn't want to say anything while I was there with my friends to dampen the mood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Enjoyed the meal but missed the mini desserts that used to be on the menu. Really missed the lemon posset!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Ordered the avocado toast - arrived cold, topped with halves of cherry tomatioes and fried onion that tasted like cumin and then served with a limp salad. For $18+ O&B should be embarrassed - you’re bettter than that....

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 21, 2017

this was my second lunch at the restaurant this season.....this outing was not the best experience.....ordered the daily soup, not up to snuff and the avocado toast was covered in salty dried onions and bacon - I had asked for no bacon as I am a vegetarian - not worth 16$

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Pretty good, just loud, hard to talk

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great restaurant...a definite must try for anyone that have not tried it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

We enjoyed our lunch very much. Except for the very loud fire alarm we were very happy with everything. I realize the fire alarm was not the fault of O & B but it was very disturbing for a wile.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our server Maxine was excellent. She was very helpful in helping us select our meals, was highly attentive without being intrusive and was very charming as well.
Kudos to her and her service partners.
We will come back and also recommend this location to our friends.
L K

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Tends to be very busy and noisy, if you want somewhere where you can have a quiet conversation, this is not the place

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Xmas dinner after Santa pic

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The atmosphere and service was great but the food was just ok. Not much a selection/variety. I had the Mac and cheese which was a bit salty and wasn't worth what you are paying for. We also had the Funghi pizza and that wasn't good, more cheese than toppings and the bread/crust was too hard to chew. 👎

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Small portions and food just OK, very expensive for what you're getting. Bouillabaisse (French specialty from Marseille) was very underwhelming, with only 1 little chunk of fish and likely frozen seafood, which is absolutely disappointing considering it was selling for $32. Only saving Grace was the friendly staff.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The server was excellent . He was able to accommodate lunch for my 18 month old granddaughter.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent service, mains rated good but portions were small for price.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 13, 2017

In all aspects -- service, set up, location, food -- all are appealing to me and the guests I brought.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Front receptionist not very accommodating. Tables were empty but we still had to wait to be seated. Wait staff was good, but too busy.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great food and great service. We stayed quite a while to 'catch up' and never felt that we were being hurried out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Family get together for brunch. I ordered eggs over easy but the white were still runny and I had to send it back. The others were finished their meal by the time I got mine back. A little disappointing.

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