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About PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium

Pj's is a student run restaurant in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Guelph. Each day features a brand new menu and theme as created by the student groups running the events.
Open again for the Fall on October 1st We'll be running lunches Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30am until 1pm. Looking forward to a great semester!

School Of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday thru Friday: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Cross Street:
College & Gordon

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(519) 824-4120

Website:
http://www.uoguelph.ca/pjs/

Additional:
Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.7

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (15)
Casual (12)
Quick Bite (9)
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Comfort Food (8)
Fun (8)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (6)
Authentic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

We were at the Kozy Kitchen Café lunch. The food was very tasty and we enjoyed our experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

Our visit was specific to the Harvest Brunch and we found the experience exceptional. We drove an hour to attend and were impressed with the flavours of the food, presentation and value. Well done all!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined 6 days ago

I really enjoyed the featured items and the theme of an autumn brunch. The food came out fast and was very taste. Everyone got what they wanted and enjoyed it. The front of house manage was extremely nice and was always making sure you had everything you needed. The kitchen staff was always smiling and the expo looked like she was keeping everything in order. Having the table cloth be paper and having crayons be provided made it lots of fun and exciting! I would definitely go back again for any occasion.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Came to support a friend's restaurant day. Sadly, I'm a vegan, and the main entree, a pasta dish, didn't have a great vegan alternative (e.g. didn't have vegan meatballs as a substitute, so it was just noodles in a nice sauce). It would be nice if the menu could be more inclusive.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I had an amazing experience! The food was so reasonably priced and it was absolutely delicious (I had a second serving of dessert haha)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My pasta was great, but meatballs were kind of dry. Service was really good! Drinks and dessert was really delicious. Food came out fast! Love the centerpieces! :)

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Casual, Fun, Healthy, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great for a get together especially for young people and also when parents and friends are visiting. Food was excellent and the service great. A very warm and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

I thought that that PJ’s was a quaint restauranr tucked away on campus at U of G. We were seated right away as we approached the entrance of the restaurant and our order was taken promptly. Our food was delivered quickly to our table. The chicken pot pie with the flaky top was very tasty. The presentation of the brownie and ice cream was exquisite and it was reflected well from the picture on the centre piece. It was gooey and melted in your mouth with each bite you took. Overall, it was a pleasant experience and we all enjoyed the service from
the students. We would definitely come back for another meal!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fun cozy atmosphere. Good for lunch with friends. Had the spinach and Brie crepes, they were delicious. Good value for money. Service was fantastic. Very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Quick Bite, Cozy, Fun
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

My colleague and I had a great lunch. The theme was French Cuisine and we both had the specials. Delicious! The service was great and the hostess did a great job engaging us. We will definitely come back.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always a treat to return to PJ's. Great student run restaurant. Showcases a key part of the program.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Fresh food nicely prepared. Good location. Hospitality students are doing a great job.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The ambiance is quite well and the surroundings are nice. However, the service is not very organized. There are enough servers that day but they were not signed to each table. It took me a while to get an empty plate and I was asked for getting a bill twice.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We attended the Breakfast Club and they were fantastic. Our waiter was attentive and very polite. The manager had everything and everyone under control and the chef outdid herself.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Great food and service. One thing to note, we attended the last sitting, and they were running low some food options, therefore would be best to attend at an earlier sitting to have the best choice.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Casual, Outstanding Value, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 15, 2017

PJ's is a very great place for lunch. The environment was relaxing and nice. My friend and I really enjoyed our time there. We will definitely be coming back. The only issue I had was with the lack of vegetarian options. The Thai Curry was alright, but more vegetarian options would be great.

Tags: Fun, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The Buttered Chicken I had was very tasty. And the brownie and ice cream was to die for!
The food was ready very quickly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went for one of the themes lunches - Cupid's Corner. My partner and I both got the spaghetti and meatballs and the lemonade spritzer. The spaghetti and garlic bread were great, but the meatballs weren't my favourite recipe - they seemed a little hard and bland. However, the wait staff was great, the atmosphere was fantastic, service was fast and it was very affordable. Definitely recommend and will return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Was not happy with the meal received. I ordered the Spinach Muchroom soup which was very good but the Main Entree of Turkey Meatloaf was unappetizing.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Food was good! Spritzer was good as well. The venue has nice lighting and is a comfortable temperature. Service was fast.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2016

We had a 1pm reservation and were not seated until closer to 1:30. One person in my party ended up only having a beer since 3 of the items he wanted were no longer available. The other person in my party did not eat her food as she felt it was not good. She barely touched it and I was surprised they did not offer to take it off out bill.

My dish, however, was delicious.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2016

My experience at PJ's was great. The only recommendation is, if possible, arrange for Student Meal Plan as a payment option.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2016

- The food portion looked "sad" like there was so little food given, it was like they just reached in with their hands and you only get a small handful of fries. And the rest of the plate was empty. It would have looked better if the plate was smaller and space was more filled.
[ the appearance looked up appitizing]
- In my panini, I got one piece of spinach and half a slice of tomato. Like with the pricing you would expect to get more food right? Apparently not!
- The fries were horrible. I got raw fries in my portion. These fries were already sliced thin enough that it would not have taken long to fry.
- The homefries was worst. It was like the water was sucked right out of the potato and it tasted dry, stale and after one bite, I did not want anymore !

-Lastly, I have never had someone tell me to get my own coat/ bag during coat check !

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2016

It was a great revisit to PJs. I thought the restaurant was well decorated for the Broadway theme. All the staff were most cordial and professional. Our Eggs Benedict were tasty and well presented and I noticed this was the case for other dishes being served. We have already arranged with two other couples to have lunch when you reopen in the new year.

Our only disappointment was the home fries which arrived lukewarm. The server sympathized about it and told us she would tell the kitchen. I think normally in a situation like this there would be an offer to take them back and either reheat or bring hot ones.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 29, 2016

The lunch was awesome. The homemade strawberry iced tea was a great refreshment.
Enjoyed the potato, leek and bacon soup, lentil mac and cheese with goat cheese was tasty.
My co-worker had the chicken pot pie and really enjoyed it. The meal was timely and main dishes were hot and delicious. The chocolate chip cookie with bailey's ice cream was superb.

Nice to know that all items are made from scratch.
Many thanks for the hospitality.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2016

This is a student run restaurant. With that in mind, the food was surprisingly good quality with very good flavour. The prices were very, very reasonable which more than makes up for any nerves the students have while serving. Each day is a new theme which makes it quite fun. I enjoyed my meal and will go back again. Don't expect perfection but it may surprise you.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Great food! Dishes were tasted good and the service was nice.But we found a piece of hair in one dish, hope the food could be handled better in the future.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Fast service. Good tasty food that was a great value for the quantity. Servers and kitchen staff all had smiles on their faces and were very friendly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Outstanding Value
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·Dined on November 22, 2016

Student run themed days are the best.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2016

We had a fantastic time! Went with a large group and we all enjoyed the meal!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Great food and service for exceptional value. An excellent casual lunch spot.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2016

Great food on the 'Quarter Past Brunch' menu! Portions were also very good - no leftovers or feeling guilty about unfinished food!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2016

The food was very good and great value. The service was outstanding! Every staff member was smiling and they were very attentive- asking how our food was, if we wanted more coffee, etc. I will definitely be back !

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 2016

A promising menu, but the food just didn't deliver and wasn't worth the price.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Great visit!! :D Looove your daily menu vegan options!! ^~^ Pleaase if you can, have a vegan dessert too!! That would be suuper awesome :)

Tags: Vegan, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2016

I went there with friends to try the Montreal smoked meat sandwich and we just loved it: it was really good and the portion was ok with the price. We tried also the quiche, but we expected a little bit more taste and a bigger portion for that price. Anyways, we had a great time, quiet atmosphere, nice service. We are definetly going again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 3, 2016

The food was amazing (went for Southern Road Trip)! Unfortunately, our waitress was hard to find/flag down. That was the only negative thing.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2016

The quality of food was rather mediocre and the specials were sold out by 1 pm.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Service is all done by students, possibly the girl we had had never been a server before and potentially it was daunting as there lots of people and there was a bit of a language barrier (although she did great), but the service to be able to order drinks and food was terribly slow. Once ordered we got our drinks and food very quickly but the wait to order said items and to get our bills after our plates had been cleared was very long. Won't stop us from going back as it's rotating students, but that was the only qualm about it. (Also, no cheese for the spaghetti and meatballs... a little sad about that but again, manageable)

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2016

The food was tasting not good, and even not enough to feel full. The food was so great during last winter semester, but now I am disappointed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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