Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front
The expansive dining room is divided into cozy nooks, featuring a mix of communal tables, leather banquettes and high-tops, The stylish “see and be seen” bar, lounge and wraparound patio offer the perfect location for casual group dining, after-work drinks and date nights downtown.
The menu features fresh, seasonal pastas, salads, burgers, sandwiches and pizzas, along with globally and chef-inspired daily specials. For those who prefer to sip and snack, O&B’s bar bites, hand-crafted cocktails and curated wines are ideal for sharing and lingering in the lounge. On Saturdays and Sundays, the weekend brunch menu aims to cure your hangover with classics like Eggs Benedict or lighter options like Avocado Toast.
Food was very good and reasonably priced. Highly recommend!
Great for a crowd and perfect location for a Méridien Centre show.
The food is over-priced relative to quality. Steak was slightly over-seasoned (very salty) and plating lacked finesse. Looked “slapped together”. Table setting also lacked any effort, was not a welcoming table to arrive or, felt like a cafeteria. Also, when a meal for two with just one glass of wine each costs almost $200, don’t make me reuse my appetizer cutlery for my main. Remove the cutlery and give me a fresh set! Disgusting.
Great service, prompt and friendly. Always impressed how we're asked if we're going to a show or game and at what time we need to be on our way out. Thanks! Food was great and got exactly what we wanted - thank you so much for the booth! Really appreciate it!
I ordered a beef burger and took a couple of bites only to realize that it was still raw ground beef. I looked down at the plate and there was blood. The host took it back and the manager came by immediately. They probably realized the health risk that this kitchen error posed. I hope I don’t get sick/ecoli from this.
My friend ordered a bowl with medium steak, however, it came out dry and charred.
We thought it would be a great place to grab a quick healthy bite before a show, however, that wasn’t the case. It took over an hour for raw and charred food to be ready.
While the meal was terrible, the host was friendly and tried to make things right. The manager came by offered a complimentary appetizer and comped the order.
Mac And cheese with chicken was bland and fish and chips were greasy :(
This restaurant has done better in the past
Great food with friendly service. Just needs more seating in 2’s instead of banquet seating.
The waiter was extremely rude. Mentioned that the tip is not included in the bill and when asked a question he could have been more straightforward but was impolite instead.
Had a great time. Amazing food and service. Took some guests from out of town and they loved it!!
Valentine’s Day menu was ok
Awesome restaurant! Had a great time with my date, food was delicious
The waiter was rushing us. It was crazy. He was hovering around every half a second.
Asking how everything is after I have put one forkful in my mouth is annoying and disruptive.
Very irritating when I am with a client and talking business, and there are many empty seats in the restaurant, there was no need for the waiter to rush us out.
Food and service are generally quite good. We were seated in the main room instead of the west room and it was WAY too noisy. Not an enjoyable experience on that front. Also, my pad thai was okay, but aside from big chunks of tofu it was bland. Other visits have been more enjoyable both in terms of ambiance and food quality. But I'll come back - better luck next time.
Food was better than anticipated!
It was our first time here and was pleasantly pleased with the service and food. We now know where to have dinner before we catch a show at the meridian. So convenient!!
The only bad thing I need to say , was we felt the cold draft every time the front door was opened.
Definitely we will come back. Thanks
Great service! Ran out of chicken wings and Peroni - next time!
We were going to the show across the street so convenience was perfect. Staff were very friendly and attentive. The place has a lot of energy’s
Always a great meal before a show or a game. The menu is full of very tempting offerings. Our waiter seemed unfriendly, maybe it was a bad day. The food was seasoned and the temperature was wonderful.
Great food and good value. Very attractive restaurant that is handy to the theatre and Scotiabank arena.
Great location for attending games. Food and service both good
Service was a little slow at the beginning - but there were some large groups around us - service improved over the course of the lunch - overall great food & service.
Place was only about 25% full yet service was slow and waiter inattentive.
We hit the restaurant on a quiet night so noise level was minimal. Food was very good and service was excellent. Really like the 1/2 price bottles of wine.
Got to the location just before 6pm. There are happy hour drinks that we enjoyed. The super bowls made for a really nice light dinner, which tasted great. This location does not do winterlicious but has other promotions which actually worked out better! Its a regular destination that i really enjoy.
Excellent food and the service was perfect. Very friendly and helpful
Washroom was dirty. Happy hour was a joke. Only drinks that we never heard of were offered. We will definitely go elsewhere next time downtown.
Great service. Great location for those attending events at the Meridian Theatre. Food was good but not great.
My mom and I were heading to Meridan Hall after dinner. It was a perfect location. We have never been there before - food was tasty and service was great. We'll be going there again!!
All good- noise level prevents any conversation
We were disappointed with the calamari appetizer. Many of the pieces were stringy. A few were so stringy that we had to pull the "strings" out of our mouths for fear of choking.
I ordered the caesar salad with chicken and specifically told the server no cheese as I was allergic. Well, the salad arrived and was topped with cheese! I had to send it back and wait for it to be remade with no cheese.
Only had two Italian wines on the menu. One was the poorest (cheapest) wine they carry at the liquor store, not even DOC or DOCG. The other was $124 Amarone. It would be nice if something existed in the middle as the cheap one was not enjoyable. A Valpolicella Ripasso? A Chianti? I assumed the name Bonacini was Italian when I booked.
My rigatoni was excellent, but my wife's pizza was only ok. Mushroom soup was fabulous as advertised.
Service was exceptional. Food was very good. Very pricy and noisy till the bulk of the lunch time crowd left, but all in all a nice convenient place to meet friends if you’re coming into town for lunch.
Excellent as usual. Excellent service. Excellent food. We really enjoy your restaurant.
This place is always a great choice. The calamari is perfectly cooked. The spicy Thai noodles are yummy although they could do with a side of something green.
We had the best server - he took the time to help us with our wine selection was extremely attentive
Service is such a huge part of the experience and my daughter had a wonderful time.
Excellent and attentive service. We arrived before the lunch crowd, so quiet during that time. As expected noise level increased by noon but was manageable. Food was perfect, and served quickly.
Overall a very positive experience, everything was perfect.
Food was just ok. I was expecting higher quality. Prices were high for what you got.
The sauce of the chickpeas was too spicy/salty and did not go well with the salmon !
a great spot for lunch with a good range of healthy options. Service was spot on, no waiting and they new just when to appear. We ( 2 people) had to get in and out in 60 minutes and they were able to accommodate that with ease.