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About Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Oakville Place

O&B Oakville provides an upscale family-friendly dining experience, featuring O&B’s signature cuisine, service and style. Get comfortable in our charming dining room, where you can watch our chefs in action through the airy, open kitchen. The buzzing lounge and bar, as well as the stylish outdoor patio during the summers, are the perfect spot to gather for a round or two.

Serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, O&B Oakville offers a seasonally inspired selection of fresh, made-from-scratch soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, and fire-roasted pizzas. A curated wine list, crowd-pleasing cocktails, and daily drink features are the perfect complements to your meal.

240 Leighland Avenue
Unit 235
Oakville, ON L6H 3H6
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Open seven days a week.
Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11:00am-4:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Tuesday, 4:00pm-9:00pm
Dinner: Wednesday-Sunday, 4:00pm-10:00pm
Weekend Brunch: 10:30am-4:00pm

Cross Street:
QEW & Trafalgar

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(289) 291-0265

Website:
http://www.oakville.obcafegrill.com/

Parking Details:
Plentiful, complimentary parking is provided directly in front of the restaurant, on the north side of Oakville Place shopping centre. Access from Leighland Avenue. Security gating in the shopping centre prevent guests from re-entering the shopping area after store hours, so be sure to park near the Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill entrance for evening dining.

Private Party Facilities:
Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill in Oakville offers private dining and events in the Trafalgar Room, accommodating up to 24 guests for a seated event, or 35 guests for a standing cocktail reception.

The Leighland Room is perfect for larger groups of up to 60 guests for seated events, or 80 guests for standing receptions. Combining the two rooms, we can accommodate 74 guests for a seated event, or 135 guests for a standing reception.

The lounge is also available as a semi-private space for standing receptions of up to 45 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Veronika Wolf: (289) 291-0265

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Bid farewell to 2017 with our festive three-course prix fixe, featuring Beef Tenderloin, Mushroom Gnocchi, Espresso Crème Brûlée and more! Or, enjoy a dish of your choice off our à la carte dinner menu.

Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Oakville Place Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.6

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.4

Noise

Quiet

69% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Great for Lunch (11)
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Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Romantic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Authentic (1)
Tapas (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

The service and staff are wonderful and extremely attentive - however the food was absolutely awful:

- the beets in the beet salad had been left dressed for too long (likely several days) and were decomposing with a mushy texture.
- the seafood spaghettini sauce was basically tomato water with very little flavor
- the macaroni and cheese had no flavor or texture
- the mushroom soup was virtually flavourless and had a watery consistency

We thought this would be a great place for my father’s b-day but it was absolutely disappointing.

Our recommendation to this chain would be: keep the staff but fire your head chef. This menu needs to be completely redone by a qualified chef who knows how to create taste and flavor full dishes.

Don’t waste your time coming here unless the kitchen leadership changes.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was excellent and the servers were attentive. Food was very good for a Sunday Brunch

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great reservation and welcome on site. requested a quiet corner in the restaurant - arrived early....no quiet corner exists so switched to the bar -- a corner in a booth with a table far too wide for the space...no way to fit two men.....loud music which I requested they turn down and did.....my guest ordered soup + salad...but they forgot about the salad until I was almost done my meal - a lifeless chicken ceasar with a hunk of chicken dropped on top. food quality is ok ---servers doint theor best Overpriced, cramped booth.....i will not return

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great friendly service. Gear food. Good value for the money.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Casual
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Mediocre food and expensive price,decor is - Micheal Bonacini should spend less time on T.V and opening new restaurants and should concentrate on improving the food in his existing ones

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Where do I even start , the food was extremely un appetizing - it was supposed to be a special evening for us - but what a shock and disappointing affair .
The green pea risotto had no seasoning- extremely blend , the fish was oily and the pasta dish was just too heavy - not worth the money we paid for the meal .
I will never go back . The server was helpful though.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our soup which was luke warm was fairly quickly replaced and an apology given by the manager. We were then given a complimentary plate with a variety of desserts which was a very good gesture on behalf of the restaurant. We did not feel rushed through our meal or visit.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 22, 2017

It was our first time to Oliver & Bonacini and we will definitely go back. The staff was very friendly and kind. The service was attentive and the food absolutely delicious. The menu offered great variety but was not overwhelming. Every dish that came to our table was fresh and hot. They offered a great wine list and we took advantage of the half price bottle of wine they offered as a Wednesday drink special. It was a wonderful evening celebrating our anniversary. I look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The lamb was not good at all (Tuesday special). In fact, the worst I ever had.
The carrot and ginger soup was excellent.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent service but the food in some cases was not up to the standard expected. Wine prices too high.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Having eaten at other Oliver and Bonacini restaurants such as Canoe, Auberge du Pomier and O&B in Blue Mountain, I was very disappointed. No, I was not expecting the same type of dining experience that I experienced at the first two restaurants mentioned, but I was expecting a decent meal. Our server was friendly, but the preparation and quality of the food served left me wishing I had taken my party somewhere else instead. This O&B doesn't measure up to the one in Blue Mountain. I was surprised to see so many empty tables on a Saturday night ! Now I know why.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good service, good food and great value!
Repeat customers and never disappointed

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

While the food was exceptional we had two seniors in our party and the construction in the parking lot prohibited us from getting the car close to the entrance. They had to walk too far a distance over uneven ground. Until that construction is done I'd stay away.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent food as always at this location! We had the specials and they were all cooked perfectly and looked and tasted amazing. Was a quiet night without too many diners and - this location can get kind of loud when it's busy.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

We weren't too happy with the wait for food at lunch. We waited 40 minutes which was too long to wait. Most of the food was very good; however, there was one dish that we had to send back because it didn't taste very good. We had soup instead.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Overall a good lunchtime experience. We enjoyed our meals. There was something of a wait between appetizers and entrees but the food arrived hot. For a mall restaurant, the décor was nice and the noise level was good for quiet conversation. A place we would go back to.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service was amazing and the food was served to us very quickly. Waiters made sure our water was always full!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Overall very good!! Would easily return and recommend!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Five of us meet, not frequently, but regularly, so we want a special place. Admittedly, OB's is central to all our homes, but so are many other sites. We choose this restaurant. The food is good, the drinks are great and the setting is attractive. But we come back for the people: friendly and attentive. And, they are wonderful about allowing us to socialize. We never feel rushedi and they respond to any request. This is "our" place.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very Busy Restaurant. We don't like the seating arrangement of a long row of tables with one side a bench , you are at a little table that isn't very comfortable. We requested booth in bar area or sep. table and got put in the row of tables again. When they moved us to bar area it was more private. The portions of food were very small but we enjoyed it. I asked for a little more gravy as everything was dry and got a very little extra. The Mall is under renovation and the restaurant is quite a walk from parking area. Will return again after the Mall is finished its renovation.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Ambiance non -existent...... very noisy.
Service below average.
In order to receive the coffee I had ordered, we had to ask 3 times before
it arrived. After taking our orders the waitress vanished but did show up in time to deliver the bill to us.
Lastly, we have not received the100 points that we earned.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner is not one of their forte. They should stick to the menu they know. Service was good, considering how busy it was for Thanksgiving. Our group was disappointed with the meal.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

this was a great meal with one exception. the soup had a slightly unpleasant burnt taste. I have had roasted butternut squash soup so I do know that burnt taste isnt typical. otherwise great meal.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I ordered the main dish version of the grilled calamari as that was new. I usually got the appetizer version.
The main version was $9 more and just had more wilted lettuce added - on a larger plate. No side and no more calamari.
Absolute rip off and horribly disappointed.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was good, staff was friendly but food is over priced for the portion size (35 for 3 scallops) and not cooked well (asked for medium on steak and got rare). Even the entrees which were cooked properly were not very tasty.

We were 1 of 3 tables there on a saturday night so i guess i should have used that as a cue.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 8, 2017

September 8th, 2017
O&B Oakville has been my favourite place for many years.
However, my last visit was a disappointment.
One of the ordered dishes was the Friday's special....
It should be called "an overpriced can of diced tomatoes with a garnish of few muscles and occasional flake of fish"....
Has the chef ever tasted Bouillabaisse ???
Change the dish's name or remove from the menu

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Very disappointed to arrive with clients to see that the parking lot was under construction- of which I was not advised of at time of reservation. This was a huge inconvenience for my clients who had to park very far away

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Second visit to restaurant, same great service and no surprises

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This was certainly not what we're expecting from O & B after driving to Oakville from Waterloo for dinner. Pasta and Mussels dish was served with Mussels that were closed....burger was served with some raw portions. No recovery with flair on this one. One meal was comp'd but just not impressed overall and would not recommend this restaurant at all.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 31, 2017

My friends and I really enjoyed enjoyed our meals and deserts. Our server was very helpful with questions about the menu. Overall great evening.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Was great. Good service, fresh food and was served pretty quick.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We met for brunch. The food, as always, was delicious and there was plenty of it. The service was excellent! Definitely recommended!

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Our server Anne-Marie was very solicitous and brought me some gluten-free bread at the beginning of the meal which was quite good for gluten-free fare. Food at Oliver and Bonacini is always tasty and hot and ours was no exception. People were very friendly. We enjoyed our dinner.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

The pizza al salmone was so bland and tasteless, I couldn't finish it. The booth was so tight, it was literally uncomfortable. The service was apathetic.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

O&B is a signature and this place honors it. Great food, great service, convenient location

Tags: Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Wonderful experience for everyone in our party. Not only was the staff friendly attentive and helpful so were the other patrons! We were celebrating my fathers 70th Birthday and everyone was friendly.
The food was fantastic the atmosphere pleasant, and the environment clean. I would definitely recommend this place and I will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

food was delicious, service was very good. would highly recommend to others

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 17, 2017

We all really enjoyed the menu/patio.
Attentive service. Summerlicious very good value.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The restaurant décor and ambiance was very nice. Service was great. I was not impressed with the summerfix menu. The portions were small and the taste was very simple, nothing impressive. I was surprised the flavour was not there. I got the salmon and it was something I could make at home with no seasoning, not to mention it was undercooked. Maybe the regular Menu items are better.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Every tine we come, we have a great meal and a very nice experience. No hesitation recommending Bonacini to anyone !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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