Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front

4.5
3286 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary American
After a brief reopening of our patio, we must once again close our doors as of April 3, per provincial regulations. We appreciate your continued support and we can’t wait to welcome you back soon! In the meantime, be sure to explore our takeout and delivery offerings.

Just steps away from the Scotiabank Arena, Sony Centre, and Financial District, Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front is a destination spot for Toronto’s tastemakers, Bay Street’s movers and shakers, and neighbourhood locals alike.

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.

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
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
What 3286 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sana
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, amazing deserts. Definitely recommend it.

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AlisonL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio and excellent food with vegetarian options!

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ConorT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food and lovely service. 10/10 for everything we had

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vipMegmac
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the service was impeccable.

I highly recommend the french onion soup!

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PhillipD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing friendly service, food was spectacular and the patio set-up is very open and spaced out.

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CatherineM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, very knowledgeable staff and the service was amazing. Food was delish.

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vipKrystal
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner the Saturday before Toronto lockdown. The food was delicious and the heated patio setup was great.

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Rita
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch on the patio. We even had our own heaters on each side of the table. The servers were awesome and the food delicious! Sad that we are in a lockdown...will wait to go back again!

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Victor
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Willing to give the full 5/5 if you somehow convince my date to go on round 2 with me

Anyways, great good, great service but a little pricey. Covid protocols were followed properly and was impressive

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superbe endroit place convenable et très bon service extraordinaire

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Brittany
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I made a reservation for 2 on Friday night. We asked to be sat on the larger patio side which was not a problem for the hostess to seat us there. We were greeted by our waiter, who was friendly but said he never works dinner shifts - in which half-price selected wine and buck-a-shuck was not promoted (good thing I asked because that's what we had come for). The wine was great, the oysters were spectacular, and the cauliflower bites were delicious. Since it was a cooler night, we had the heater on beside our table. After a while it died down and was not giving off much heat - to which we were told that it could not be turned up any further. There was many other heaters that were at unoccupied tables which could have been moved to ours but we were never given that option so we sat there freezing by the end of the night. Would have been nice to have a server simply switch the heaters so we, as guests, would have been comfortable dining. We would like to come back but hope for more heat since it's only getting into the colder months.

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dmay
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom was great! Best turkey pot pie and spicy marguarita!

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vipflyerdinerac
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great patio

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vipElinor
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on the patio. Although it was chilly out we had 2 heaters on either side of us which were great. Food was served hot and stayed hot while we ate. Food was delicious and service great. A really enjoyable experience.

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LoisL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely dining experience. The food was outstanding and the ambience superb. They have really tried to make outdoor dining as comfortable as possible.

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lizzyc
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Best part of the restaurant right now is the patio - covered and heated but lots of ventilation, high roof. Lovely service. Food and cocktail okay, but when one goes out to spend that kind of money on a special occasion, you hope for delicious.

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DanielC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was beautiful and the service was just right. I believe they are doing best they can in this difficult time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and the best patio. Great staff. Terrific food. Very safe during COVID

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vipfoodforever
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great server who paced out our meal so that the oysters were served first. Wine selection was also great. A wider dessert selection would be a good idea.

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KarineC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great heated patio! I was quite impress with the service we received.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thanks giving dinner

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Hilton
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved the staff. Such positive and friendly service.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time back in a long while, the place was quiet in decibels, great service, enjoyed the food , overall fantastic....

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vipDianneR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Only the patio is opened due to the Covid-19 restrictions but O&B has a nice patio with heaters too. The menu is not their usual full one but again I’m sure due to Covid, regardless the service was fantastic, food was good and we had fun!

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vipYYZresidents
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Friendly service, tables all well-spaced at this time to avoid Covid19 crowding. We were on the patio and heaters got turned on as the evening turned cooler. Seems like an abbreviated menu but enough choice to keep everyone satisfied.

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vipFoodie
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice patio.

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Groundsel
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A good over-all experience. The music was a tad intrusive. Otherwise full marks.

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JanitaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was very friendly, helpful and fun to chat with. Wish I could recall his name. We complimented him on his strawberry blond hair style. Too bad the patio was pretty much empty but during Covid it was easy to socially distance. I used a O & B gift card. Tuna burger and steak fires were yummy and we loved the half price bottle of wine!

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BarbaraR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great staff and great experience overall! Never disappoints.

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vipCarrieM
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, friendly waiter. We sat outside so the city noise was a bit much at times with sirens but that's life in the big city.

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vipKenG
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Nice brunch and leisurely get together with friends. Well sheltered patio.

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JulieG
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Oliver and bonacini front street location great patio for physical distancing. Food is good. Friendly staff.

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ChelseaR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and food very tasty and fresh!

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Sharon
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outdoor dining with heaters

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HENRY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Frequent visitors, especially for "Buck a Shuck" and apps. But it is time to bring back at least some of the favorites from pre-COVID menu, like selection of Poke bowls.

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KimberleeW
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and the food was so delicious!!

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JetC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with exceptionally attentive and careful service, in comfortable surroundings. Enjoyed the atmosphere of the fully covered patio. Could enjoy the city ambience at Yonge and Front, without excessive vehicle noise. Will definitely visit again. Sufficient vegan menu options, so wife and I were more than satisfied.

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Nick
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and patio!!! A Toronto favourite.

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NormL
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great open air covered outdoor patio with seating well spaced apart for social distancing. Very good avacodo toast from Brunch menu and $5. Caesar special. Will return regularly especially for buck a shuck oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable patio lunch!

FAQs

Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 260-2070.

Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front is rated 4.5 stars by 3286 OpenTable diners.

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.

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