Old School - Toronto

4.4
275 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
**OUR PATIO IS OPEN**

For the safety of our staff and guests, please review the following guidelines:

- Outdoor reservations are rain or shine and there is no option to move inside once seated.
-Your reservation will only be held for 10 minutes.
- Dining times are a maximum of 1 hour 30 minutes.



​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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 275 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipgordy
Toronto
79 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Here's the tea., let's start with the good ...the chicken and waffles are on point , the portion is large enough to share . The Poutine was not a hit the fries were rubbery the gravey was chunky. The beer was not cold . The atmosphere is energetic and our server was pleasant and organized.

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sukhyh
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Host on the phone was rude. Waiter had a poor crummy attitude. We had to ask for the waiter to take our order after 20 minutes of waiting at 345 (not busy at all!) food was ok, but spending money at a restaurant during covid should be enjoyable. Never going back, tried this place twice.

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Mapis
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot loved the mac and cheese and burger

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy brunch option with a great patio, tasty food and friendly service.

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MirandaT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any restaurant working during COVID deserves 5 stars. Old school is great. You want good brunch, they serve great brunch. Lots of options, food was hot, server was attentive, finished in a timely fashion. What more could you want?

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LJKozovich
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Sunday menu is very limited. Just finger food and no choice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! The food was good and the vibe was amazing. Would definitely come again

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NicoleB
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The pancakes were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The pancakes were unreal 😍

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AndreaG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The wait to get our food served was approximately 40 mins. It definitely was busy when we went. I just wish they gave our nachos first.

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vipSheliza
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Portions and big and very tasty. Staff is very friendly especially John.

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AHM4
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a great time! The patio is excellent and the service was good! Food was fine - not spectacular, but we still enjoyed!

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vipButterflytravellor
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Went for lunch. I think it’s a better breakfast place. Our platter was average.

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SamanthaD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find! Attentive staff and the restaurant follows all protocols. Felt very safe!

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Shawteeeeee
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Chicken was dry and overcooked.

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Jojo
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried the Blueberry pancakes and soo tasty! Definitely would come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was slow but it was because they were short staffed. Our waitress was great nonetheless!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

had such a nice and funny waitress who served me and my two friends, chatting with her made our brunch more enjoyable! food was great as well - love the Mac and Cheese!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and amazing staff! I had the French toast which was amazing and my friend had Mac and cheese which he said was really good too!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!

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TARK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was quite greas and bland. I expected better from this popular place.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very good food just could have been a bit warmer. Foods taste was over all amazing I would definitely go back!!

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HavaneE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

brunch with the girls

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jc05
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The patio is really pretty! Get the sangria - it's really good

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MikeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

All three of us got sick after eating at old school.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, and energy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

very awful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I made reservations a week ahead and server kept me waiting additional 30 minutes in line in 30 degree weather.

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LiliaL
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Make sure to make a reservation! Great service, nice food, excellent spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service! Amazing food! And an amazing experience at this patio over all! I will definitely be back!

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Bianca
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food and service. Worth a visit for sure if you’re in the city. Would definitely go back

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RidaA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous place with comfort food, and a trendy atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was great, the tall server with the ginger hair was very polite. When we raised a concern (we do not eat pork in our diet) with the pancakes having bacon on it, we were rudely interrogated with what was said on the menu, from my memory it was listed as fluffy buttermilk pancakes with blueberries, however when we went to double check the menu, to see if bacon was actually listed the menu had closed, fair thats fine. It was HOW the situation was handled by the other gentleman, he was bald, and his tone for customer service was all the way wrong. When a customer complains an apology should come first, we received nothing but aggressive tones and offensive questions like “oh you cant just scrape it off? no? are you sure?” if it wasnt an issue we wouldve scraped it off, the whole reason why we brought it up because scraping it off doesnt cut it once the pork has touched the pancakes. He was huffing and puffing as how stupid it was that it wasnt listed on the menu, asked to see my friends phone, and kept assuring us that he believed us and wasnt doubting us, but his tone and demeanour said otherwise. Then he proceeded to say the kitchen is closed, went to double check, said they would make another batch itll take some time. To be completely honest the whole “cant you just scrape it off” comment, feeling pressured to not bother the servers because clearly from his tone we were inconveniencing him (again the ginger server was lovely, im speaking about the bald one) made me lose trust that a new batch was being made. So my friend went up to the bald server asked for the check, he then insisted the pancakes are being made but she politely asked to cancel and get the check. It took forever, as in we did not hear or see back from the bald server for what felt like 10min or so, so then we asked the polite ginger and instantly he brought the check. I would encourage some roleplay activities for that individual because they need a refresher on how to talk to customers.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Even though we made reservation before, we had been waiting for 40 minutes to be seated. The service and food are good. Benny & the jets is recommended.

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Matt
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Favourite brunch in Toronto! Great food -- savoury and sweet -- and consistently strong service.

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KadijaO
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time with my friends. The food was incredible and i can’t wait to go back!!

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Over hyped bar food. I would go there if I was looking for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great, our server was amazing. We went to Old School in hopes of maybe eating to Old School music, but there was no music at all. Food was good, nothing to rave about. Otherwise, good overall.

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 4.4 stars by 275 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.