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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (26)
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Good for Groups (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Fun (18)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
People Watching (12)
Romantic (11)
Authentic (10)
Cozy (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Seasonal (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Healthy (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
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Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (5)
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Too loud, they have TVs with sports, couldn’t hear my friends because of all the shouting

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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Lunch was incredible. Not only was each of our dishes delicious, (we had the roasted mushroom fettuccine and the croque-madame open-faced sandwhich) but they also were delivered very quickly and at a piping hot temperature. Furthermore, the dishes were extremely reasonably priced for how well they were made. The service was pretty good. I did feel as if i was being monitored by the servers so that they could come take my plates as efficiently as possible, however we were 1 of a very few amount of tables in there and they were likely bored and just trying to give good service. I highly recommend this restaurant for lunch and for dinner.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

A great meal with excellent service, as always. We will be back many more times.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

I booked this place for a business meal with my colleagues. The service was poor (our waiter just was MIA most of the time) and the items we ordered took a long time to get to the table. Drinks shouldn't take that long, but they did.

The food was also mediocre for the price that we paying. My chicken supreme had nothing supreme about it. Nothing memorable about the food at all.

I won't be coming back and definitely won't be recommending if there are other options in the downtown Toronto. The service was the worse and really is the #1 culprit for the bad experience. You need to hire staff that actually cares and follows up with their customers.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

Disappointing experience today. Business lunch for 5 people, one meal didn’t arrive until 10 minutes after others were served. By the time the meal arrived, most others were done. Manager came by and didn’t apologize or take meal off the bill. Extremely disappointing.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

All 3 pasta dishes ordered at the table were very spicy which was not mentioned in the menu. Was disappointed with this meal and have eaten here several times. Not sure I will go back

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had a disappointing evening. It was a Thursday evening and the place was dead. Our server was chatting with a co-worker and didn’t look after us. And the food was ok. My wife’s veal was tough and the presentation was poor. My cod was good. But, on the whole, I wished we’d stayed at the Irish pub just north.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Honestly I loved the experience. Enjoyed the calamari he most. The only reason why I didn't give it a 5 was because when my steak came out it was completely rare almost blue. They cooked it up to med-rare but it wasn't even seasoned enough. So all I tasted was the char marks. Either way we enjoyed the rest of our time and service including the great drink selection of scotch. Thankyou to the whole team.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was excellent, service was a bit slow. One food order was messed up 2 times, 3rd time the charm.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been numerous times and will be back again. Food, service and ambience were all very good. New Year’s Eve: nice to see staff dressed up, party hats and 2018 balloons. Good sign when we arrived: some of staff taking group photo in lobby. Our server: very friendly young lady, did good job inspite of having a number of tables.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service. Great food. Always!!!! Every time I dine at O and B I am 100% happy. Great to be able to count on quality service and food consistently.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Casual, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Again a great visit. Staff attentive and friendly. Love that staff know when to approach the table! Thanks!! Food is a wee bit wanting-- portion sizes, flavouring ( WAY too much parsley in the otherwise great bouliabase) This is the second time foods been off-- hope it's together by Tuesday the 2nd when we're back for a family birthday otherwise we may have to pass next time!! Service brings us back!!

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food and service

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

WOnderful restaurant for a friends get together. Great social atmosphere, great service and the most amazing food! I highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service was attentive without being intrusive, and the ambiance was delightful (after the loud baclground music was turned down, at our guest's request). thanks.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Been to this location a few times now and has consistently delivered in what you want from a night out. Staff treat you well. Not over the top in a sense you get the feel of over doing it. They know when to approach yet give you space. Food is always fresh, visually pleasing and most important.....delicious!
Definitely worth a try.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Overall good experience. Would have liked to see a larger portion for one of the appetizers. Or possibly two size options available in order to be shared.
Server didn’t seem very interested in being there at first. A little friendlier towards the end. We all have bad days.
Would definitely go back again nonetheless.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had a nice time at O&B, food and service was great. The only one bit of feedback is that the parking is supposed to be subsidized which is great but the slip we received didn't work when we went to pay.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Casual
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Brunch menu but only one serving of Quiche available - not good.
Bread for Club sandwich - boring white and soggy.
Waitress dropped mimosas on table
Made reservation 2 wks in advance and we were sat right in front of servers station - not in window. I know next time to ask specifically.
A little disappointed this time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a great time yesterday and loved the food. Our waiter was excellent!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was better then I had expected and the service was good was well. I had the Shrimp Spaghettini. The sauce was flavourful and the pasta was cooked al dante. I will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Nice place and good food. Service excellent. Location makes it good for pre theatre.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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
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·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
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 (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
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 (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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great meal!! Would definitely visit again.

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·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
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·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
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·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

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·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
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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·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
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·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
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