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About Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front

Just steps away from the Air Canada Centre, 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.

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 and Huevos Rancheros, or lighter options like Avocado Toast.

33 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M5E 1G4
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday to Friday, 11:30am to 4pm
Dinner: Sunday to Tuesday, 5pm to 10pm; Wednesday, 5pm to 11pm; Thursday to Saturday, 5pm to 12am
Weekend Brunch: 10am to 4pm

Please note: Only the bar bites menu is available between 4pm and 5pm daily, and after 10pm Wednesday to Saturday.

Cross Street:
Yonge St & Front St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 260-2070

Website:
http://www.yonge-and-front.obcafegrill.com/

Parking Details:
Underground parking for Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill is available in the 33 Yonge building, accessible from Scott Street between Wellington and Front Streets. Parking is available for $2 after 5:30pm on weeknights and all day on weekends upon validation at the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill is located one and a half blocks east of Union Station and two blocks south of King Station using the subway.

Executive Chef:
Joel Bennett

Private Party Facilities:
Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill is a chef-driven restaurant, where cuisine and service are paramount above all else. Private dining is no exception. Our chic, modern private room accommodates seated events for up to 32 guests or standing reception events for up to 35 guests. Totally private, the room is situated in the front of the restaurant with direct access from the entrance. Black out window coverings offer total darkness for AV requirements, or enjoy a full floor-to-ceiling view of one of Toronto’s busiest and most iconic downtown corners. The Oliver & Bonacini team of dedicated Event Specialists can assist you with all your planning needs, in this location or any of our unique private dining and event spaces.

Private Party Contact:
Oliver & Bonacini Events: (416) 364-1211

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (47)
Casual (40)
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Good for a Date (29)
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Special Occasion (24)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Fun (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Romantic (13)
Cozy (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
People Watching (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Seasonal (8)
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Late-night Find (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
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Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Music (2)
Scenic View (2)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Great, reliable standby in very central location at Front / Yonge. Conservative decor and menu make it a good please-all choice for larger groups. My only negative is that the menu has been basically the same for years. A more robust seasonal / rotating menu would make it a more interesting choice for regular visits.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

I celebrated my birthday here and i was not disappointed. Great atmosphere. Very quick service. They were very accommodating to a little one at the table and it was greatly appreciated. Would definitely go back!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was absolutely outstanding! We were at a cold table with a draft and they moved us instantly. One of our friends ordered a meal and it was very spicy and they recooked another one for her! They went out of their way to make sure we were happy with the food and the service and we were!

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had a great evening, food was good (although the ribs were a little spicy for my wife) and the service and ambiance were excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Disappointing experience at O&B at Yonge & Front St. Our server struggled all night. She messed up 3 different drink orders and brought one of our dinner guests the wrong entree. Nothing was offered in terms of apology except the servers comment of “ugggghhhh... there’s always one table!” Which suggests she regularly struggles with the size of her section of tables when it’s busy. My dinner was average at best. I had the rigatoni which was barely warm and the noodles were over cooked. My wife had the butter chicken which was “ok” but lacked flavour, our guests had the steak frites which seemed to be very good and our other guest ended up with the crab cakes (not what he ordered) but he suggested it was decent. We went to O&B more for the location as we were seeing a show at Sony Centre, but I wouldn’t race back unless it was out of convenience.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was excellent from the front of house staff - Host, server, food runners etc.

We were rushed for time as we had a show to see across the street. The server made a note of it to the kitchen and food came out really fast and it was fresh and delicious .

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our server (Tom) was great--friendly and on top of his game. One of the female food servers needs to learn how to serve food--not with your arm across the diners face, reaching over. I had the salmon--very skimpy on the sauteed root vegetables underneath my salmon--four or five slices of radish, zucchini (I think!) My friends food--pasta, butter chicken, was fantastic. The pizza (we had it as an appetizer) is nothing to write home about!! In all, we'll be back to give it another try, or try another location. Most of the food we saw go by looked great and the drinks were good.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing service, fantastic food, reasonable pricing. Served quickly but not rushed. Went with friends from out of province before the Leafs game. First time visit to O&B for all of us and we were all impressed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 9, 2017

They didn't have what we ordered, the quality of the food was average at best. They should revisit their menu and put more time in quality. Sauce watery, and tasteless. I will have to think well before going to this restaurant for business lunch.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

I think restaurants like Oliver & Bonnacini need to make a bigger effort to make a really Ceasar salad. It was soggy and the dressing sucked.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always an outstanding place to go.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great night out, this restaurant doesn't disappoint. Great location, good food, nice atmosphere. Our food arrived a little quick, didn't get time to eat our appetizer before the main meal arrived, so the service could have been a little more organized. But overall a great place to go out for a meal.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and Service is fine, but hard to have a 'quiet conversation'.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was great. Service was horrible. Felt rushed. Kept pouring our sparking water glass after glass just so we could spend $9.00 of sparkling water. After our meal they asked if we wanted desert, I said no thank you. They came over with the bill which I did not ask for as my husband and I were enjoying the rest of our anniversary evening/$3.00 sparkling water. Would not dine here again. Hoping the other locations are better.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Waterfront, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had a pleasant evening. Both your host and server were very friendly.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

I have been to this restaurant many times before and have always loved the food. I don't know what happened, but my turkey club was disgusting. It's never looked like that before. The turkey was really gross and the sandwich bread and toppings were mushy and soggy. Really disappointed.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great central location. A little bit pricey but probably in line with others in the area. We came in from out of town. Food was delicious. We will come back again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent meal and exceptional service. Will come again

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great dining experience, Amir our waiter was attentive and knowledgable!

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was fast, friendly and efficient from start to the end.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was delicious. Our server was exceptional, we never waited for a thing.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Staff were run off their feet. Service was slow. We knew that going in from previous online reviews and we felt the server understood the restaurant was struggling to overcome this reputation. At the end he offered us a free dessert because both drinks and main course were slow to arrive. We could not take advantage of this nice offer because the dinner came so late we were already running late for the theatre.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Not enough wait staff on. Service was very slow and the server was running off her feet. Food was just ok. This is one of my go-tos in general. A bit disappointing.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

I expected better food and less noise. The pizza was awful.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 16, 2017

A solid member of the O&B family. Great location, inviting interior and fantastic service staff.

Broad menu, something for all, and nicely executed.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I have been to O&B many times but this was the worst food experience. The apps were fine but 3 of our party of 6 ordered the Sunday roast which was not a great experience for any of us. The brussel sprouts were burnt and inedible (like black and barely recognizable). There was no jus or gravy on the Yorkshire pudding and the roast was a thick slice of meat (looked more like a steak) and not what any of us was expecting. The others ordered salmon and were left hungry as it was served with very few vegetables which were raw or very under cooked. It will be a long while before I go back...

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Went for dinner before the Pink Floyd concert at the ACC with a reservation at 600 pm , ordered at 620 and did not get our food until 715 pm. I was forced to eat quickly as the show started at 8 pm and wanted to be there atleast 10 - 15 min before the event. The service was inconsistent and the food was eatable but not what I expected from this restaurant. The selection of foods to order seemed scant as well ( very limited ).
I expected a lot from Oliver and Bonacini and I got very little.
Just my opinion and thoughts.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I've been to this location twice, and have had a wonderful time on both occasions! I enjoyed the food, and the service was excellent!!!! Also, the buns were delicious!!!!!

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

It wasn't the level of cuisine I was hoping for. Basic things for expensive prices. Atmosphere was very nice but our server was quite obviously not sober, which made it awkward.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Service was a bit slower than what I have been used to when coming. Having said that there was a large group behind us so could have been the reason. As always, a good time and great food, thanks

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Fun
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Service was wonderful from beginning to ending, we were well taken care of.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The service is amazing and the food keeps pace. Sheldon, the host, is a gem and always a wonderful way to start your O&B experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Just really disorganized. The food was good enough and the staff were mostly friendly (although stressed / rushed), but nowhere near what you'd expect for the price. I'd go back for a regular meal (this was Thanksgiving dinner) because O&B are typically reliable, but might not risk it for a special occasion again.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very impressed with the food and presentation, the service was quite good other than the hostess.

What bothered us was when we were seated we noticed many open booths and window seats available. I asked the hostess at the front if the restaurant if it would be possible to move. She informed me the seats were being saved for larger groups. Through the course of the evening we couldn't help noticing that the booths and window seats remained virtually unoccupied.

If it wasn't for the seating issue, we would have rated the overall experience and service higher. Regardless, still a very fine restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

My friend and I went to Oliver & Bonacini's for the thanksgiving dinner. We ordered a drink and our meal at the same time. The food arrived within 2 mins, the bread arrived mid way through the meal and the food was not hot it was room temperature. The food itself was absolutely delicious, however, ruined slightly by the fact it was not at the correct temperature. Overall I love this restaurant, however, was disappointed as it seemed liked it was an assembly line approach to serving the thanksgiving dinner which was also highlighted by the temperature of the food. The price for the dinner itself was $30 CAD, I would have expected more for this price. The servers themselves were fast and efficient. However, I think the approach was too organized and efficient which impacted the experience, it went from good service to functional service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Along with out-of-town family, we met to enjoy a meal together and to celebrate a special event. O&B went above and beyond to seat us in a large booth that perfectly fit everyone for good conversation, that was also central to the activity of the restaurant (not out of the way). They also provided the BEST CARROT CAKE EVER as part of our celebration. The server was very - but not overly - attentive, and allowed us to enjoy after-dinner drinks for quite some time at the table. Including himself in our family photos WAS a tad odd, and we laughed it off. I would highly recommend O&B and look forward to returning!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Thanksgiving Sunday 2017.
Went for the Thanksgiving Dinner. It was delicious and the service very, very good.
The staff went above and beyond to help me with my 96 year old mother and her wheelchair.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I decided to treat myself to a thanksgiving dinner. I arrived at the opening of dinner service when the restaurant was empty. The meal presentation was fantastic but I wondered why my dinner was lukewarm when I was the first to arrive. It was delicious--I couldn't have made it myself but the mashed potatoes weren't fully mashed and some of the brussel sprouts were a little burnt. The food on the plate was the perfect portion for a thanksgiving meal and the pumpkin cheesecake dessert was a wonderfully delicious ending. I would come here again and I would hope my meal would come closer to perfection.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good proximity to walk over to watch the Toronto Maple Leaf's NHL hockey game at ACC

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was terrible. Server was very accommodating and kind. However, the server wasn't the reason I went, food was.

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