Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.11mi
  3. Distance: 0.12mi
  4. Distance: 0.12mi
  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.11mi
  3. Distance: 0.12mi
  4. Distance: 0.12mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.11mi
  3. Distance: 0.12mi
  4. Distance: 0.12mi
  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.11mi
  3. Distance: 0.12mi
  4. Distance: 0.12mi

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
View Larger Map

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

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

Wave goodbye to 2017 and say hello to 2018 with our mouth-watering New Year’s Eve feast! Featuring indulgent dishes such as Onion Soup, Veal Marsala, and Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart, we’ll make your New Year’s Eve one to remember! A shortened à la carte dinner menu will also be available.

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (52)
Casual (44)
Special Occasion (31)
See All
Great for Lunch (31)
Business Meals (30)
Good for a Date (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Fun (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Great for Brunch (14)
Romantic (13)
People Watching (12)
Quick Bite (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Cozy (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Authentic (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Seasonal (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Healthy (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Waterfront (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Sort by
S
2423 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was great but given holiday season the noise level was too much

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Edinburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

This was my second time here in the past year. The first time the ambiance,noise-level ,service and food were very good indeed.
Not so this time.
There was a distinct feeling that we were being rushed. (my bread plate was cleared away before finishing) My meal, the Tuesday Special (Lamb Kabab was not very nice, the lamb was very tough )
The large table behind me was extremely loud and rowdy - unusual,I though for a restaurant of this caliber. So loud that the gentleman sitting to my right went over and spoke with the person who was shouting and making most of the noise, saying "that some couples like to enjoy a quiet dinner prior to taking in the show at the Sony Centre"

A very disappointing experience, especially after our last visit, which was quite delightful.

Derick Spalding

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service3
value2

 
·Dined 6 days ago

We enjoy the entire experience a great deal. The food was excellent, as was the ambience, but the key was really attentive great service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 6 days ago

I wouldn't return to this restaurant. The food was what I would call mediorce and it is way over priced. I paid $40 for a steak frites that was burnt on the outside and underdone on the inside. It was sloppily thrown on top of a pile of plain french fries (which I assume were from frozen, not made fresh). I have had this meal at a number of other restaurants, so I was expecting something more in terms of presentation and flavour. To say the least, it was a complete let down.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2
value1

 
·Dined 6 days ago

As expected, O&B overall did not disappoint. Ambiance, service and food were good. Had a hiccup with one entrée that was overcooked but this was remedied straight away and even discounted from the bill (something I had not expected or desired). Our Server was exceptional and the $20 discount on bottled wine was a nice surprise. The beer selection disappointed one guest as no wheat beers were offered and the portion of the rib dinner served for $28 was pretty skimpy (3 small ribs which was marketed by the Server as a "full rack" - I think he misspoke). I will definitely come back and recommend this restaurant to anyone. Summer patio is especially nice for pre or post theatre food & drinks.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Advised our server that we were in a bit of a rush and she made sure we got out on time. Great experience.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined 7 days ago

Never disappoints. Great service and attention to service. A neighborhood gem.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
·Dined on December 8, 2017

From the minute we arrived, the service could not have been better. We have never had such attentive service from a waiter.

The food was very tasty but a bit overpriced for what you get.

Would definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Price for product out of whack. If wine is 3x LCBO then food should be better experience. Food was fine, but not worth the price.

Tags: Quick Bite
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I'm sorry to say but this will most likely be my last trip to Oliver and Bonacini. This used to be an restaurant that was a pleasent place to come to with friends that had different fare than the chain restaurant that are riff around Toronto. The menu choices were good, the meals were cooked well, and I always left feeling I had treated myself to a restaurant that was a cut above what is offered along Yonge street. What I've seen in the last few years is a total downgrade in the product that is being offered at the restaurant. The much touted Yukon Gold fries became soft and saggy like well worn and tired showlaces. The meat over cooked and dry. Salads drowning in lacklustre dressing. Hamburger buns that fall apart after one bite. The servers are fine. A few lessons in engaging the customers a bit more would be helpful but the problem is not the service. The problem is that the cost cutting of the food product is showing and it's making a formerly great neighbourhood restaurant look like a fading old couch that isn't as inviting with it's springs poking you in the back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service3
value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great meal!! Would definitely visit again.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were there for a birthday dinner. All three meals that we ordered were delicious and perfectly cooked. I had seen Michael Bonacini on Masterchef Canada and always wanted to go to one of his restaurants. It was worth the visit for sure

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is the second time we went to Oliver and Bonacini on 2 separate trips to Toronto and both times we were super impressed with everyone that works here. All the staff are professional and friendly and have gone out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of. Whoever does the hiring for you is doing a great job, oh and the food is fantastic!
Thank you,
Lesli

Tags: Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

food was very good. We were early and they accepted us right away which was great. Service could have been better - did not come back for wine order and brought us our food. Dessert ordered and did not ask if we wanted coffee, after dinner drink etc. Seemed to be rushed a bit as bill just dropped

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service2
value3

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, great wine, great service and lovely atmosphere

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was overpriced and very mediocre, especially steak frites and butter chicken. Couldn’t finish anything.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service4
value1

 
·Dined on December 1, 2017

We came here for my birthday and it was just lovely. My mum (a Brit) had fish & chips and loved it, my sis had the Butter Chicken and loved it and I had the chicken and mushroom penne and yes, I loved it! Crab dip - amazing! And to top it off - vanilla creme brûlée - my fave! Would highly recommend O&B!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, People Watching, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 26, 2017

Nous avons eu une soirée mémorable pour a fête de ma fille, notre serveur Tom a fait de cette soirée, un moment inoubliable, un gros merci

Dannie et Justine

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The drinks were presented incorrectly, to the wrong individual, the appetizers were placed at the table next to us and then had to corrected by the couple next to us and then they were removed from their table and placed on ours, again to the incorrect individuals, and again with the main course they were placed incorrectly to each of us again, medium well no aioli and medium rare. The food was tasty, mushroom soup, tomatoes salad, the steaks on the steak Frits were cooked perfect, but sat on a full plate of frozen type fries, no presentation, tasteless. No veggie. The service was slow. Dessert menus dropped off and the restaurant had cleared and it took 20 minutes for the waiter to come back to see if we wanted dessert or coffee. Very poor service other than the phone call to advise we had left a scarf behind.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service1
value3

 
·Dined on November 20, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised at the reasonable prices - for downtown Toronto. Everything was delicious from Calamari to mushroom soup to roast chicken (the roasted skin with salt & pepper was best ever). Rodney Strong Merlot was perfect and reasonably priced. Our server Spencer was thorough and attentive and others helped out. A great team.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 19, 2017

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service2
value3

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value1

 
·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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always an outstanding place to go.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2
value3

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great meal and service. Server was respectful in giving us time and space between courses.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.