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Main Dining Room - Old School - Toronto, Toronto, ON

Old School - Toronto

4.5
4.5
521 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food

**OUR HEATED COVERED PATIO IS OPEN**


Dinner is available Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


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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Booked 41 times today

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

  • Start your night with our App & Drink Specials!

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - Sat - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    We have created two special off menu dishes paired with a cocktail, only available during dinner. Try out our BLT Poutine: hand cut fries topped with bacon, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onion, cheese curds and housemade Caesar dressing. Accompany this with a can of beer/seltzer of your choice, for $15! Or tantalize your tastebuds with our Mac n Cheese bites served on marinara with shaved parmesan and fresh basil paired with a 5oz glass of wine of your choice, for $19! Enjoy these cozy comfort food specials in our heated patio.
  • Weeknight 3 Course Prix Fixe for $30

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - Sat - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Join us on Thursday and Friday nights for our amazing 3 course prix fixe menu for $30! Enjoy our newly added French onion soup, Caesar salad and 8oz NY Striplion Steak with fries and a creamy mushroom sauce. Tax and tip are not included. (Please note, this menu is subject to change.)
  • Saturday Date Night Meal for 2!

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 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.

Popular dishes

Menu

Lighter Fare

  • If You Caesar, Say Hello!CA$15.00

    Romaine, bacon, grana padano, croutons, housemade dressing

    • Sir Mixed Greens AlotCA$13.00

      Spring mix, goat cheese, roasted red peppers, pickled red onion, dried cherries, house lemon vinaigrette

      • Blueberry ParfaitCA$12.00

        Greek yogurt, gluten free granola blueberyy compote

        Sandwichville

        • Notorious B.I.G. Mac BurgerCA$21.00

          Two 4 ounce beef patties, cheese, pickle, Old School Mac sauce, Martin's potato roll, hand-cut fries

          • Toronto Cuban MeltCA$18.00

            Peameal, american cheese, grainy mustard, bacon, pickle, hand-cut fries

            • The General's Fried ChickenCA$21.00

              Buttermilk fried chicken, lettuce, pickle, Martin's potato roll, charred corn jalapeno sauce, Hand-Cut Fries

              • Smokey PorkinsonCA$17.00

                Sweet and spicy pulled pork, cheddar, hand-cut fries

                • Bacon+Lettuce+TomatoCA$15.00

                  Lettuce, tomato, bacon, chipotle mayo, texas toast, hand-cut fries

                  Blueberry Hill

                  • Blueberry HillCA$19.00

                    Fluffy buttermilk pancakes, housemade blueberry compote, bacon, brown sugar butter

                    OG Classics

                    • Easy-E BreakfastCA$15.00

                      2 scrambled eggs, roasted mushrooms, baked beans, turkey sausage or bacon, homefries

                      • Benny & The Jets

                        eggs benedict, hollandaise, english muffin, mixed greens, homefries

                        • Fried ChickenCA$19.00
                        • Peameal BaconCA$18.00
                        • Smoked SalmonCA$21.00
                        • Pulled PorkCA$19.00
                        • AvocadoCA$19.00
                      • Return of the Mac & CheeseCA$15.00

                        homestyle skillet of mac & cheese, aged cheddar Old School creamy bechamel

                        • Finger Lickin Chicken & WafflesCA$19.00

                          Buttermilk fried chicken, tabasco honey, fluffy scallion waffle

                          • My Name's French - ToastCA$19.00

                            Egg toast, Strawberry compote, housemade whip, candied pecans

                            Old School Sides

                            • BaconCA$6.00

                              • Turkey SausageCA$6.00

                                • Hand-Cut FriesCA$5.00

                                  • Home FriesCA$5.00

                                    • Baked BeansCA$4.00

                                      • Half AvocadoCA$4.00

                                        • Smoked SalmonCA$7.00

                                          • Side ToastCA$3.00

                                            Featured Items

                                            • Sub Yam FriesCA$1.50

                                              • Sub Mixed GreensCA$3.00

                                                • Sub Caesar SaladCA$3.00

                                                  Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                  What 521 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                  4.5
                                                  4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 4.4Food
                                                  • 4.5Service
                                                  • 4.3Ambience
                                                  • 4.2Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

                                                  Loved For

                                                  • Toronto / Ontario

                                                    Great for Brunch

                                                  • Toronto / Ontario

                                                    Comfort Food

                                                  • Toronto

                                                    Great for Brunch

                                                  • Toronto

                                                    Comfort Food

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                                                  1. SG

                                                    SarahG

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                    Food was underseasoned and mostly flavourless. Home fries were half cooked properly, half uncooked.

                                                  2. SC

                                                    SaraCM

                                                    Toronto

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                    A delicious brunch, combined with great service and an amazing music selection! Will definitely be back!

                                                  3. LC

                                                    LaurenC

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Had a great time, food was excellent and atmosphere even better. Highly recommen!

                                                  4. J

                                                    Jazz

                                                    Toronto

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                    Food was decent , but I wouldn’t get it again. The fried chicken eggs Benny was very dry, overcooked and was missing something to moisten it or add more flavor. The pancakes were dry but the topping was amazing

                                                  5. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Essex

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall2food1service3ambience3

                                                    The food wasn’t very good quality

                                                  6. M

                                                    Mary

                                                    Toronto

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food was delicious.. customer service was great! Loved the vibe..would definitely go there again

                                                  7. AS

                                                    AnnaS

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    Very friendly staff makes this cute spot so enjoyable! The food portions are large and the food is delicious! It’s definitely a spot to visit!

                                                  8. DL

                                                    DerronL

                                                    Toronto

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                    It’s my favourite spot! Always great service. If you get side bacon make sure you ask them for heat it up.

                                                  9. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Toronto

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                    Overall the food was good and the wait staff were quiet nice however when we came in the person behind the bar was kind of rude and as our dining went on we could hear her being increasingly rude to customers who were trying to come in closer to closing time (5 o’clock) and we also heard the same employee being rude to their fellow employees as well basically it would have been great besides this

                                                  10. KL

                                                    KellyL

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always 110% on food. Service and overall experience. One of my top 5 regular spots.

                                                  11. YO

                                                    YohannO

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great service good food had a great night, would eat there again

                                                  12. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Toronto

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Great service but definitely gets busy. Food was great.

                                                  13. K

                                                    Kiwifruit2130

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                    My overall experience was just okey. The people were lovely and the food was tasty but there was an overall uncleanliness about the place. From food on the floor and dirty table beside our own to dirty glasses and ketchup on the water jug. It was okey for lunch but I probably won’t be back.

                                                  14. TO

                                                    mcTO

                                                    Toronto

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                    overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                    One of the few brunch places I've found in this city that will take reservations, which is a big plus! We reserved outdoor seating but were given indoor seating. Food and coffee were good.

                                                  15. GW

                                                    GurbaniW

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                    overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                    The food didn’t taste as fresh, we had the chicken sandwich and I would taste that the chicken was not fried fresh, even the fries were stale, the coffee was also below expectations. The pancakes were good and fresh but would like a few more options to choose from. The service was very good and our server was very attentive.

                                                  16. RL

                                                    RonL

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always great at Old School...food, vibe & service.

                                                  17. KT

                                                    KarenT

                                                    Toronto

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                    overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                    Loved the bar specials (happy hour) ordered an appetizer platter then entree's. Dorito crusted mozzarella sticks with marinara, buffalo cauliflower bites & poutine, perfect. I had the gnocchi, only ate half as it was filling. Daughter had the ribs, she loved t hem. The bartender was way cool, loved the old school tunes (80's) had a great time.

                                                  18. LW

                                                    LainaW

                                                    1 review

                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                    Said they were closed when we arrived. Horrible experience

                                                  19. MG

                                                    MarieG

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Waiter was fab despite being understaffed. Hip and energetic atmosphere. Some food was not available due to shortage of staff.

                                                  20. C

                                                    Charlie

                                                    Toronto

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Great service and beautiful restaurant. Really loved the vibe. The chicken and waffles was amazing

                                                  21. AM

                                                    AlbertoM

                                                    Toronto

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    2.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                    overall2food5service2ambience4

                                                    Food was tasty but service was subpar. Service was extremely slow and our waiter forgot to input one of orders. We waited an additional 20 minutes for our food and other than a quick “hey sorry your food will be out soon”. And he only noticed after another waiter pointed out that only one of us received our order….not impressed.

                                                  22. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great, loved the waiter John!

                                                  23. JE

                                                    JESSD

                                                    Toronto

                                                    1 review

                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                    overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                    No one of servers mask up... They just close speak to your face, zero covid precautions. Food is incredibly bad. I would never go back.

                                                  24. SP

                                                    SerwaahP

                                                    Toronto

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The service was incredible, folks were very kind and the food was hearty and comforting.

                                                  25. M

                                                    Mary

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                    overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                    It was like a sauna in the restaurant. Pancakes were super dry and waitress was really snappy

                                                  26. DW

                                                    DianeW

                                                    Toronto

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fantastic Brunch menu! Food, presentation, service and atmosphere were awesome and we will definitely go back.

                                                  27. SL

                                                    SallyL

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    met my old school friend at Old School. Great experience. Food was large enough for us. Great and fun atmosphere. gonna visit again

                                                  28. CJ

                                                    CJvg

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Awesome service, food delicious and yummy portion size, great 90s atmosphere. The outdoor space is heated and very comfy

                                                  29. S

                                                    Skobey1177

                                                    Vancouver

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing food. Great Old School music. Great service.

                                                  30. M

                                                    Mindya

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                    Great food and great service, will definitely come back again!

                                                  31. A

                                                    Anne

                                                    Toronto

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    The food was great as always. I think its a fair price for the portion. I can never finish the pancakes! Always way too full after their amazing eggs benedict.

                                                  32. JD

                                                    JanelleD

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Our server was amazing ! She was funny , helpful and knowledgeable. It was her birthday as well and she made my friends still feel just as special ! Amazing

                                                  33. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Toronto

                                                    1 review

                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                    overall1food1service3ambience3

                                                    Food overpriced, orange juice for $9? Omg ! Pancakes were dry, too expensive for the experience, I won’t back. Thank you.

                                                  34. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Birthday! Celebration

                                                  35. RS

                                                    RobS

                                                    Toronto

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Everything was great, service, food and our favourite server John.

                                                  36. AC

                                                    AntonyC

                                                    Toronto

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience2

                                                    Very busy, small tables, but the food is good. I got the pancakes to share for the whole table, and everyone loved it.

                                                  37. DL

                                                    DerekL

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Service and food were both wonderful! Will definitely be back.

                                                  38. C

                                                    Claire

                                                    Atlantic Canada

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    10/10 food, service, and atmosphere! The staff was friendly, the menu had a good variety of choices, and every single item we had was delicious.

                                                  39. R

                                                    Reb251

                                                    Las Vegas

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Great spot for a girls’ night! Loved the margaritas and good comfort food for sharing!

                                                  40. O

                                                    Outtatownchic

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    10/10 will be returning. Mo was amazing and the staff was super friendly!!!

                                                  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
                                                  • Protective equipment

                                                    • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                  • 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 4.5 stars by 521 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                  Booked 41 times today
                                                  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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