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Old School - Toronto, Toronto, ON

Old School - Toronto

4.3
4.3
596 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
Dinner is available Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with Happy Hour and nightly specials!


Serving Brunch 7 days a week starting at 10AM on Weekdays and 9AM on Weekends.


We offer a fresh perspective on the classic neighbourhood eatery, throwing back to a simpler, more wholesome time when eating out was fun, approachable and most importantly, accessible. It brings patrons back to the mid-twentieth century – an era defined by a feel-good, optimistic mentality that influenced popular culture and food. Think Leave it to Beaver, Superbad, and Saved By The Bell came together in the most epic way possible.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Breakfast, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 10:00 am–5:00 pm Thu, Fri 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 815-8790

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Ossington

  • Cross street

    Dundas and Palmerston

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

  • Saturday Date Night Meal for 2!

    Multiple dates available
    Sat - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Join us on Saturday nights for a new featured menu item for 2! Indulge in our slow cooked 1/2 rack baby back ribs, 8oz NY Striplion steak cooked to your liking, hand-cut fries, apple and broccoli slaw and a creamy mushroom sauce! Enjoy this date night special for $45, tax and tip not included.
  • Weeknight 3 Course Prix Fixe for $35

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - Fri - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Join us on Thursday and Friday nights for our amazing 3 course prix fixe menu for $35! Enjoy our Caesar salad, 8oz NY Striplion Steak with fries and a creamy mushroom sauce with a Chocoalte Hazelnut Tart or Cheesecake for dessert. Tax and tip are not included. (Please note, this menu is subject to change.)
  • HAPPY HOUR!

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - Fri - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Join us every Thursday and Friday night between 5pm-7pm for HAPPY HOUR! We have $5 bar rail, $6 bottles and cans & $7 draught beer! Start your weekend a little bit early with us and our genuine classics & new additions on our dinner menu!

Popular dishes

What 596 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Great for Brunch

  • Toronto

    Great for Brunch

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  1. a

    alaa89

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Food was not up to par but service was great! Cute place but wish the food was better!
  2. e

    emotionesque

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Additionally, yesterday 'Sunday, August 07th,' was an extremely hot day and the area we sat in either had the door open or ventilation was not working. It was way too hot inside.
  3. AO

    AOGD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Portions were generous - the stack of blueberry pancakes were picture worthy. The other items (granola and salad) we had were not anything particularly special - taste is something easily created in you own kitchen. Coffee okay. Service friendly, but a bit slow. Not as clean as I appreciate (jam on table, bottle in flower pot, bathrooms gross with flies). I like the neon fun signs and the patio is generous in size. To be honest, I thought it would be better.
  4. JC

    JoyC

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great but the service was top notch!
  5. S

    Smiley

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good food and pretty good experience. Would recommend!
  6. AM

    AlejandraM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love old school! The food is amazing and the service is excellent as well. Will definitely be coming back
  7. HJ

    HeatherJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Service was great and the outdoor patio was nice. Had the date night special and was disappointed with the quality of the meal and the presentation. Also ordered the Caesar salad which was overdressed. The chicken and waffle was just that. No colour in the plate. So many easy options to improve the offering. Oh well.
  8. MT

    MirandaT

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great spot for brunch, the back patio was nice and quiet even on a Saturday.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic service……amazing food! One of the best places for breakfast!
  10. F

    Foodie

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue for all day feast
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    The fries were old and dried out. There were flies and bugs everywhere. So so humid inside and just such slow service. We waited so long for food and our bill.
  12. MR

    MatthewR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Friendly service and a new dinner menu! We missed the new menu but had the blueberry pancakes and Big Mac. It was perfect. Their happy hour choices were great too!
  13. MR

    MR86

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Ambience was very nice, but both food orders were cold. Would not return.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blueberry pancakes are unreal. Place is nice and great vibe.
  15. E

    Edma

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, good music, lots of seating available on the patio
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food and amazing staff, so jovial and fun!!!!
  17. SG

    SGToronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Yes, the service is great and the food is exactly as it should be!
  18. H

    Hannah

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I got the blueberry parfait and it was so fresh and delicious! The yoghurt was super silky and the granola and berries were crunchy and tart! So so good!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    No wonder Old School comes up on most lists of places to brunch in Toronto. Superbe ambiance, friendly service and wonderful food… what more could we wish for?
  20. D

    Denise

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect love this little hidden gem, always very welcoming and food is top notch...Perfect for sharing
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been coming for years and it never disappoints. Our waitress was so nice and extremely helpful. Made my birthday breakfast peaceful and all the food tasted amazing.
  22. GH

    GlennaH

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Good food. Patio is very tight and music is loud. They really fit in people like sardines.
  23. S

    Simran

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    This was my second time dining here and I wasn’t disappointed. Outdoor patio was cute (covered and had little lights). The server was super friendly and the food was good. Everything on the menu sounded so good—will be coming back to try more. We ordered The Whole Shebang and for $25 it was a plate of different appetizers that is a great size to share between two people (we were feeling peckish and weren’t hungry enough for entrees). Recommend this spot!
  24. KS

    KristynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a must visit. The blueberry pancakes were the best! Unique little spot to enjoy brunch!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Irish server was very nice and helped me with some suggestions for my Dublin trip!
  26. WW

    WaveWhipper

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was awesome, he really treated us to a great experience.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Nice service, crowded and small. But nice overall.
  28. B

    Becky

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    I have no idea where they got all the good reviews on Google. - My kid sized chicken burger was so dry, I had to tear the meat off. They didn't tell me it's $3 to sub fries with salad, my baby burger turn out to be $25. - friend's Benny was way overcooked, egg yolk was rock solid - anther friend's breakfast dish had overcooked (burned dry crispy) home fries, stale scone with a weird bitter aftertaste They ended up giving us a big discount, but I still won't go back again
  29. K

    Katya

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Service was really off putting so we left. We had an outdoor reservation and they couldn’t accommodate us, told us we didn’t request it.. who knows!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great brunch spot.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service, great atmosphere and delicious eats!
  32. T

    Tanya

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! This is my second time here and it was even better than the last. Server was amazing, food took awhile but that’s ok considering it came out tasting so fresh. Will definitely be coming back for a third time
  33. CA

    CAMILLE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    I know my grades are harsh but we expected much better... I had the perfect yogurt with Greek yogurt and granola but where was the granola...it was barely there... Then the basket of 4 pastries of the day dry as stone ... not fresh at all of the day .... very unfortunate
  34. SH

    SydneyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food! Coffee was great. Blueberry pancakes even better
  35. l

    lisap

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy pancakes and bacon
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Jalapeño margarita was good
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ginger is the one of the best waitress there the food is fantastic. One of the best ways to enjoy a good brunch.
  38. S

    Sharm

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The ambiance was excellent.
  39. K

    Kitkatnat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great company, great service and good food. Will definitely return for either the patio or inside.
  40. AB

    AnikB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John is the ULTIMATE server! Attention to detail & outstanding customer service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Old School - Toronto does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Old School - Toronto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 815-8790.

Old School - Toronto is rated 4.3 stars by 596 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Old School - Toronto

800 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1V1

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dundas and Palmerston

  • Neighborhood

    Ossington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 10:00 am–5:00 pm Thu, Fri 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Breakfast, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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