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Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front

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3263 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary American
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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Tue - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM

What 3263 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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food
4.3
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4.2
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4.0
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDianneR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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vipYYZvisitors
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice patio.

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Groundsel
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
11 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
9 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!

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TommyL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Great customer service as well as layout for their outdoor dining. Their menu is lacking and i suggest avoiding the steak frite dish. I ordered medium rare but it came medium well with some part almost cooked through. The remake wasn’t much better and i felt that it lacked flavour and seasoning. They took it off my bill which was a plus but I do think it needs work. Given they are not a steak house I do understand. Overall, the management and staff were very good. Food not so much.

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Guest
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Patio needs some TLC. Server was not too pleasant.

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sparklylady
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Had high expectations for the restaurant, not impressed! Very casual menu! Outside Patio not worth it! Looked at next door BiFF had much better ambience, looked clean & inviting!

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely happy with the service! They went above and beyond for us! Food was great! Everyone was super pleased! Thank you!

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saudia558
Toronto
43 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this has quickly become our favourite restaurant this year.

Even though we have visited this place many times over the years, I feel like O&B has definitely stepped up this year with the greatest customer service.

All the staff - from the hostesses to the servers, are amazing!! they have been very accommodating with any requests or questions we may have (I have a severe fish allergy and can rest assure that nothing on my plate has come into contact with fish). They are all also very friendly.

Even though there is a smaller menu (due to COVID) all of the selections have been great! They also make a really good red sangria!!!

We will definitely be returning to this gem of a restaurant!

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NormL
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful large outdoor covered patio. Buck a shuck oysters! Cauliflower appetizer a bit too spicy. Nice atmosphere across from Hockey Hall of Fame.

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GlobalFoodie
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

It was disappointing mainly due to poor food quality. Wings AND Cauliflower were heavily battered and salty. Had to send back the cauliflower for some unbattered, simply grilled cauliflower. Service was good. Very disappointing as it was our first dine-out experience on a patio!!

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CLee
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

LOVED MY ROASTED CAULIFLOWER - DELISH!

Staff good, worked w our timing issues

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MiladH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Your basically paying top dollar for food thats at Boston Pizza.

Burgers, fish and chips, and not much else.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

It was nice

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GhislainG
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very well
Moins d’ambiance a cause de ce fameux covid

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Amazing food and great atmosphere as always, but the service needs to be more attentive.

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GoddessIntl
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Inventive cocktails, a decent wine selection and some tasty nibbles. The patio space is well set up, and the service is excellent. Individual bathrooms are a very nice feature.

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ScottyP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio seating, great job by staff with respect to cleaning and sanitizing. Very attentive service and great food. Smaller menu than usual but still a varied selection. Choice of paper menu or scanned QR code to your phone. Sitting alongside Yonge Street brings some noise so be prepared to raise your voice every now and then.

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LauraK
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

AWESOME Food and Service! Will definitely be back!

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JRHN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went back for a second time this month - this time with our daughter to celebrate birthday. She has a support dog (small and very well behaved) and he was allowed to be with us. Everone around us loved him. We had a really good time - some of which was in the Happy Hour time period and enjoyed the choice of refreshment. Food was really yummy and good summer fare. We loved the ceasar salad and tested ribs, fish and burger, too. All was enjoyed.
Would highly recommend - receptionist and waiters couldn't have been nicer!

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Coral
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice patio. Good food. Good service

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SVSV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

5 of us were seated at a sunny spot with no umbrellas. Service was very slow, we were melting in the hor sun and had to ask for our water jug to be refilled. People arrived after us and got their food before us. Restaurant was not busy because of Covid but we had long wait between app and main in the hot sun. Supposedly the umbrella for the 1 table that can seat more than 4 people on the patio was stolen. Maybe they should spend some money on a new one for their guests comfort.

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BrendaT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place would definitely recommend and go back again. Beautiful atmosphere, good service

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rella
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Patio was quiet which was perfect for what my friend and I needed that night

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Wiggins
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was fine, but nothing stood out to me as an experience I need to repeat. Servers were brief and impersonal, menu was pedestrian with a chain restaurant feel.

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vipKerryH
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience2

Too many motor cycles but not the restaurants fault!! Other then that great experience!

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ALANF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great to sit out on a patio again -- all precautions were taken -- it felt great to be out

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 4.2 stars by 3263 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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