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

3.8

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (74)
Casual (64)
Great for Brunch (49)
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Good for Birthdays (42)
Comfort Food (38)
Good for a Date (36)
Special Occasion (36)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Healthy (27)
Business Meals (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Afternoon Coffee (20)
Cozy (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Afternoon Tea (17)
Fun (17)
Romantic (16)
Quick Bite (15)
Authentic (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Seasonal (13)
Disabled Access (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Hot Spot (8)
People Watching (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Vegan (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Our Hostess was very attentive and always checked up on our table. She made us feel very important and did a great job with filling our glasses with water whenever it was empty or asking if we wanted anything else to drink. She was also very helpful with our order and wanted to make sure our dishes were tasting excellent. I would come back again.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 9, 2018

As always a really nice meal. I had been sick with a cold and feeling better so husband suggested our comfort food at O&B. Waiter was wonderful and even gave me honey and lemon to help with the lingering cough. A nice meal altogether.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Decent service, food was ok, dessert was ok, that's about it...

Tags: Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Enjoyed the patio outside the restaurant as a little quieter. Good service and tasty fare.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We enjoyed our Winterlicious lunch. The food was tasty and served at correct temperatures by pleasant and courteous staff. We were seated in a normally quieter area, which we requested, but at this busy time during the promotion, conversation was nearly impossible. Book at off-peak times if this is important to you.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Not your kinda place if you only have a one hour lunch!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I go there for lunch and winterlious.
The menu is catered to anyone...from meat to fish to veggies.
The food taste and the presentation is very good.
The service is very good.
The best is to make a reservation.
The price is $$
I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was great. We had Moroccan Chicken and Lamb Shank. In a lot of places it seems that the meat is cooked then the sauce is tossed on. Not so at O&B the meat was perfect, the chicken broke apart without being over cooked. Service was attentive, not too fast and not oppressive.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 6, 2018

bad waiter

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Our first time dining here for Winterlicious and we had a great evening - we'll definitely be coming back.
The food was delicious the ambience perfect and our waiter, to top it off, was superb!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I was trying to book for 8 person, but was declined but when we were there and there was many empty tables. don't understand why was rejected, and we are dancers and we have a big group
thanks for asking a review

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised; the staff has managed to find their grove once more. This is the best meal we’ve had here in awhile. Will be back again.

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Tried this with a friend for Winterlicious and it did not disappoint. Very attentive servers and delicious food. Had the spicy meatballs appetizer (good level of spice) and for the main the braised lamb shank (sooo tasty and the lamb fell off the bone so easily, didn't need to even use the knife) and the black forest cake for dessert which was pretty good as well. My friend enjoyed her meal as well. Thumbs up!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Healthy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was very good. It was very noisy and difficult to hear our conversation. It was quite expensive.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2018

It was great seeing friends for lunch!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great ambiance. Good service. winterlicious a little disappointing. Salmon too watery. Dessert of bk forest cake delicious.

Tags: Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The desert and appertized part of the special Winterlicious even were disappointing.

Main course was pretty good, I had salmon.

Too crowded, it was like having lunch with the people sitting left and right to me... Unacceptable....

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Party of two had Wintericious lunch. One diner had meatball appetizer, salmon as main, and Black Forest cake as dessert. The appetizer was excellent.... very very disappointed re the salmon - NO taste, bland.......the cake was fine. Other diner had soup, chicken, and cheese..........soup was so so...needed some spice, chicken fine , cheese fine. Again want to reiterate re the salmon......we eat a great deal of seafood and this was sub par! Barely was able to eat it.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Went there for Winterlicious. Great food and service but the bottle of wine was $40! A glass is $13.95 ! Ouch.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was winterlicious and the portions were small . It was enough food but seemed not really to be a deal.
In the old days winterlicious was a deak

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We went there for winterlicious so I'm not sure it's fair to review that (I mean, what do we expect for $23?). Usually when we eat there the food is decent though nothing spectacular.
The service we had this last time we went was friendly but painfully slow. "I'll be right back with your hot water" really meant it will appear about 20 minutes later. I'm not sure if it was because we were seated in the back room but we had to flag down whoever we could to ask the server even for the bill. If we do go back it's definitely not going to be during a licious event.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Went for Winterlicious and was not happy with the service. We had to wait quite awhile for our food at the beginning and between courses. The main course sandwich hardly had any chicken, it was mostly bread. The server was not very attentative and could not even say goodbye or thank you when we left even with us leaving her a good tip.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

In the past 4-5 years, we went to Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill at Bayview Village, every time when there was Summerlicious and Winterlicious. Also, occasionally, we liked to eat there because of a lot of good things which I selected above. It is one of our favourite restaurants.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was not up to the standard I expect from an Oliver and Bonacini restaurant. The service was good in general and our waiter was great, however the meal it self left a lot to be desired on this occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A winterlicous tradition however on this occasion the service was really slow and by the time the food got to our table, it was lukewarm.
The dessert was a rum baba which sounds good, only problem was there was no rum! Instead it was pound cake soaked in a sweet syrup.
Overall disappointing as service and food was not great this time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

I normally like eating here for lunch or dinner and have been here three times prior coming for winterlicious. The most recent visit was to attend their winterlicious menu and it was a huge disappointment. The food was cold or luke warm when it was suppose to be hot. They also didn’t try to hide the fact that they were warming up pre-made food. My pasta was dry and cold and my soup was barely warm.

I know they can do better than this. If you are to come here, it’s best to just go on a regular day and not for their packaged meals.

Tags: Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Hadn't been to O & B in a long time, and we were very pleasantly surprised! Will return!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good experience overall. Went for a Winterlicious lunch. Food selection: perogies (4/5), soup (5/5). Mains: chicken banh mi sandwich (3.5/5), salmon (4/5). Dessert: rum cake (5/5), Black Forest chocolate cake (4/5).

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Romantic, Hot Spot, Quick Bite
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I went for Winterlious and I ordered the main course with Chicken Bahn Mi. It turned out to be a small submarine. The bread was not fresh (like 2 days old) with only very small amount of chicken and not tasty at all. I was very disappointed. I can go the Subway or any other submarine fast food restaurant and get better quality. My wife ordered the salmon dish and it was just ok. Soup was good. Black Forest was mediocre. Rum cake taste good but dry.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Winterlicious. This years menu is mich better than the last. Try the meatball.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good food and the waiter are very cheerful service are best

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Attended Oliver & Bonacini for winterlicious and truly enjoyed everything we tried. Food & service were exceptional. Great experience overall.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was tasteless. Expectations we had with the Oliver and Bonacini's restaurant chain were not met. Pasta ordered was raw. Chicken dish was smelling bad. Perogies were tasteless. We would never comeback here.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Abby our server was great! Food came out in good timing.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Always enjoy the food, good selection for Winterfest event and good value. Service was very friendly and knowledgeable regarding food and beverage. Noise level was a bit distracting for conversation. We usually ask for a booth for that reason. Good evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent!!!!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The lamb was cooked to perfection. The restaurant really doesn’t have any ambience. I would not go there for a “special occasion”.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 29, 2018

My friend and I ordered different selections from the Winterlicious menu. The 2018 offerings were found to be bland and lacking in substance...a real departure from previous years' menus.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Very good food and services. Great place for lunch and dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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