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

Old School - Toronto

4.5
4.5
531 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 53 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

  • 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.
  • Weeknight 3 Course Prix Fixe for $35

    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 $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.)

Popular dishes

Menu

Lighter Fare

  • If You Caesar, Say Hello!CA$14.95

    romaine, bacon, grana padano, croutons, housemade dressing

    • Sir Mixed Greens AlotCA$14.95

      spring mix, goat cheese, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, pickled red onions, dried cherries, house lemon viniagrette

      • Fiesta SaladCA$16.95

        spring mix, corn & bean salsa, avocado, quinoa, cherry tomatoes, nut & seed blend, chia seed dressing

        • Blueberry ParfaitCA$13.95

          greek yogurt, gluten free granola, blueberry compote

          • Baked Goods BasketCA$13.95

            a selection of 4 sweet and savoury freshly baked goods

            Sandwichville

            • Notorious B.I.G. Mac BurgerCA$21.95

              two beef patties, cheese, pickles, Old School mac sauce, Martin's potato roll, hand-cut fries

              • Toronto Cuban MeltCA$17.95

                peameal, american cheese, grainy mustard, bacon, pickles, hand-cut fries

                • The General's Fried ChickenCA$21.95

                  buttermilk fried chicken, Buffalo hot sauce, Coleslaw, pickles, mayo, Martin's potato roll, hand-cut fries

                  • Smokey PorkinsonCA$16.95

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

                    • Bacon+Lettuce+TomatoCA$15.95

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

                      Blueberry Hill

                      • Blueberry Hill (The Old School Legend)CA$19.95

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

                        OG Classics

                        • Easy-E BreakfastCA$16.95

                          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$19.95
                            • Peameal BaconCA$18.95
                            • Smoked SalmonCA$21.95
                            • Pulled PorkCA$18.95
                            • AvocadoCA$18.95
                            • LobsterCA$23.95
                          • Return of the Mac & CheeseCA$16.95

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

                            • Finger Lickin Chicken & WafflesCA$19.95

                              buttermilk fried chicken, tabasco honey, fluffy scallion waffle

                              • My Name's French, ToastCA$18.95

                                egg toast, strawberry compote, housemade whip, candied pecans

                                Old School Sides

                                • BaconCA$5.95

                                  • Turkey SausageCA$5.95

                                    • Hand-Cut FriesCA$4.95

                                      • Home FriesCA$4.95

                                        • 2 Scrambled EggsCA$5.95

                                          • Baked BeansCA$3.95

                                            • Half AvocadoCA$3.95

                                              • Smoked SalmonCA$6.95

                                                • Side ToastCA$2.95

                                                  • Gluten Free ToastCA$3.50

                                                    Featured Items

                                                    • Sub Yam FriesCA$1.50

                                                      • Sub Mixed GreensCA$2.95

                                                        • Sub Caesar SaladCA$2.95

                                                          Last updated: May 20, 2022

                                                          What 531 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. JG

                                                            JodieG

                                                            Toronto

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                            overall3food3service1ambience5

                                                            The food we had was good but nothing amazing, I got the famous pancakes and was expecting more bacon. Our server rushed us out in about 35-40 minutes even though we had the table for 1.5 hours.

                                                          2. l

                                                            lorraine

                                                            Toronto

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            What a delicious brunch spot! Glad to have a brunch spot that takes reservations; otherwise the lines can be pretty long (if you're lucky to not get turned away). The blueberry hill pancakes are what they're known for - for good reason. The pancakes are fluffy and perfectly textured. The blueberry preserve is the perfect amount of sweet, fresh and tasty - dont' even need the syrup they offer on the side to sweeten it up! The maple butter on top is the best part. What a feast. The E'Z breakfast is well-portioned; fluffy scrambled eggs with some quality cooked home fries. Service was excellent: coffee was never empty, and my matcha latte was foamy and not too sweet. Would love to try their non-brunch menu some time! Huge patio outdoor seating space with fun cushions and decor. In colder weather, they offered blankets as well. Inside space looked nice as well; windows all open making for good circulation.

                                                          3. A

                                                            Amanda

                                                            Toronto

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The food is always fabulous and our server, Ginger, is the BEST! I request her every time I come to Old School, she is fabulous and makes the experience even better.

                                                          4. ST

                                                            ShannahT

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Our waiters were phenomenal and the French toast was delicious.

                                                          5. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Toronto

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                            Great experience for Sunday brunch! Make sure to make a reservation cause they are very very busy! Overall will come back again one day

                                                          6. A

                                                            Aggs

                                                            Toronto

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The food and service was excellent, as always! We sat on the patio, very close to the other tables. There was one person talking very loud the whole time(at 10:30am) which made it difficult to have conversations all around her.

                                                          7. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Toronto

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Server was amazing. The food was great. The atmosphere was incredible, so much fun with family or without!!

                                                          8. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Toronto

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great food and experience!

                                                          9. S

                                                            Sreeram

                                                            Toronto

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                            overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                            I ordered the cauliflower bites and did not like them. We ordered cocktails, and it was ok, not great. The music was lovely, and the place was good. The service was also quick and polite.

                                                          10. SG

                                                            SarahG

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                            overall2food2service4ambience3

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

                                                          11. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Toronto

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We had a wonderful server and the food was delish!

                                                          12. SC

                                                            SaraCM

                                                            Toronto

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience5

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

                                                          13. LC

                                                            LaurenC

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                          14. J

                                                            Jazz

                                                            Toronto

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                            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

                                                          15. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Essex

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                            overall2food1service3ambience3

                                                            The food wasn’t very good quality

                                                          16. 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

                                                          17. 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!

                                                          18. 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.

                                                          19. 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

                                                          20. 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.

                                                          21. 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

                                                          22. 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.

                                                          23. 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.

                                                          24. 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.

                                                          25. 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.

                                                          26. RL

                                                            RonL

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                          27. 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.

                                                          28. LW

                                                            LainaW

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                            Said they were closed when we arrived. Horrible experience

                                                          29. 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.

                                                          30. C

                                                            Charlie

                                                            Toronto

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

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

                                                          31. 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.

                                                          32. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great, loved the waiter John!

                                                          33. 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.

                                                          34. 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.

                                                          35. 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

                                                          36. 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.

                                                          37. 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

                                                          38. 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

                                                          39. S

                                                            Skobey1177

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Amazing food. Great Old School music. Great service.

                                                          40. M

                                                            Mindya

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

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

                                                          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 531 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                          Booked 53 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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