Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front
The expansive dining room is divided into cozy nooks, featuring a mix of communal tables, leather banquettes and high-tops, The stylish “see and be seen” bar, lounge and wraparound patio offer the perfect location for casual group dining, after-work drinks and date nights downtown.
The menu features fresh, seasonal pastas, salads, burgers, sandwiches and pizzas, along with globally and chef-inspired daily specials. For those who prefer to sip and snack, O&B’s bar bites, hand-crafted cocktails and curated wines are ideal for sharing and lingering in the lounge. On Saturdays and Sundays, the weekend brunch menu aims to cure your hangover with classics like Eggs Benedict or lighter options like Avocado Toast.
We had dinner at OB on Thursday, August 15th. The weather was overcast an cool, so we decided to sit indoors. That was a mistake. The air conditioning was working overtime, the wooden chairs had no cushions, it was like sitting on a block of ice. We told the server, but nothing was done. So we had our dinner quickly and left.
Restaurants should take into consideration that not all their patrons are men wearing suits.
The food was good, but we couldn’t really enjoy it since we were all frozen.
Very great overall. Service excellent.
It was my first visit and last. The service was good. The food was another story, I ordered the steak super bowl and was excited for a fresh and flavourful dish, but found it bland and cold. I wonder if that is actually the way this dish is presented or mine was the mistake?
The location patio is very noisy from the traffic on Yonge St. Very disappointed in the eclair. Stale over sized pastry and the peanut butter and grape jelly were quite tasteless. The rest of the food was good.
Service was outstanding!
Had a great evening!!!
Nice decor. Good service. Decent food, but poor presentation. I ordered the spicy sausage rigatoni, and while it tasted fine, it was served in what I’d categorize as a cereal bowl. Not impressed.
Everything is always good and consistent.
We decided to do brunch and went to OB. It was good. Only issue was the price of 2 eggs, 3 stripes of bacon, 2 sausages and potatoes $17, I could understand the other plates we had which were unique. Also a coffee $3.75 same as an orange juice was a bit over the top. Server was pleasant.
Great meal on the patio. Our waiter was attentive and provided us with our meal suggestions, which were a hit.
Menu has a something for all tastes. Server was excellent. Gave knowledgeable recommendations and was very pleasant. Checked in with us a couple of times during the meal to ensure we had everything we needed. His banter was funny and brief (and appreciated). We weren't rushed. All in all a great evening with our friends.
Very enjoyable meal in a relaxing atmosphere. Thanks for making it an enjoyable evening watch Michel Buble concert.
Sat down for 15 min on a hot patio and not a single server came by and offered water or took our drinks. Even the waitress serving the table next to us didn’t say a word even though she had cleared their dinner and brought their cheque and machine to pay (3 visits to the table next to us). There were only 2 other tables on the patio as we had a fairly early seating at 5pm. Do not recommend service there. Can’t comment on the food. Management was nice in trying to resolve but we certainly weren’t staying. Try e11even instead a couple blocks down for an amazing menu and service.
We waited over 10 min for our latte but the dining room manager got it for us to take out without charging it. That changed our whole view of the restaurant and gave us the experience that we expected from this restaurant. He made our experience worthwhile!
Attended Michael Buble concert. Service was excellent with a tight timeframe to get to concert venue.
Amazing service. Will definitely come back with family or friends
Not much selection and our server seemed to have other things on his mind other than serving our table
Pasta was very dry, and not very flavorful and it was a special that evening which didn’t leave a good impression.
The quality of the food and speed of the service was most impressive. We had the mahi mahi, lamb, and crab cakes. Thank you setting the right tone for a wonderful evening!
My friend and I were in Toronto to attend a function at the Sony Center. I wanted to find a restaurant that was nearby so I went online and booked Oliver and Bonacini. It was a positive experience for both of us, although the music was a little loud for our liking. However, the restaurant was clean and pleasant, the service was excellent and the food was presented well and very flavorful. I would go again and would recommend it to others with no hesitation.
Lovely and quiet on the patio. Ideal for catching up with friends. Good drinks, apps and later a meal!
Food was good, service was good. A little mixup at the end when staff changed hands and we were given wrong bills, but that was quickly rectified. A little too noisy (the music).
I would have liked them to be more proactive as we all arrived at different times (5) to offer to get us a drink to start and not just the water.
Manager was excellent- they found an error on my bill and called me and fixed it proactively. Service and food was great. Love the new menu
The food and service was great! Definately will tell others and come again.
As a vegan it was a pleasure to dine at a restaurant that was able and prepared to cater for my food choices while dining with a group of non-vegans. The Falafel and Chickpea Bowl was not only tasty it was also very filling for a hungry vegan. I have left too many places and search for a protein bar to fill me up after a salad and grilled tofu left me unsatisfied. O&B do a much better job here than in their landmark Canoe venue.
Wait staff rushed us out of the restaurant despite it being empty. She brought the cheque and the pay terminal without even asking if we would like dessert/tea/coffee. The meal was very good and well worth the money. Ambiance is nice.
Noisy and slow service although not busy. Pizza was good. :)
Great patio and drinks, but $23 for a glass of wine seemed a bit out of line, even for Toronto. Our server was not that attentive, and I’ve had better food. Thus the 4 stars overall.
Great place to have a delicious meal and gear up for the show! The menu is varied with lots of options for a large group, everyone can find an option for their particular taste buds. Awesome cocktail selection and lovely atmosphere, classy and modern... the perfect place for any occasion.
There was a large hair in my food. Ruined my meal.
The salad that I got was quite bland.
Service was very poor. Food tasted like it was under a warmer for a long time and was over cooked.
We came for our 42nd wedding Anniversary before going to the ball game.
We had to ask 3 times for a waiter to come see us and get drinks. When the busgirl, flagged him he told her to go bring us water and he would be back. but we still had to ask again. The restaurant was not that busy so I'm not sure why this was such an issue. At lunch time you need to be in and out.
Food was delicious and the service was exemplary. Thank you for making our visit so lovely!
Great terrace to sit on on a nice day. Food was excellent, we had the fried cauliflower, piri chicken and the black cod.
It was very noisy and waiters were overworked. Food was great.
I ordered a meal I had previously, the falafel super bowl, but it was nowhere near as good as the last time. The falafel was almost rubbery and overall the dish just didn’t taste that great. Our main server was really friendly but there was this one server who would bring out our food, who was such a disaster. First he brought our main dishes out before the starter. The manager proactively apologized and comped us for the starter which he didn’t have to do. When our main dishes wear set in front of us he just slapped them down on the table, with zero finesse. When our tea was brought out there weren’t any spoons provided for stirring or any type of sweeteners offered (sugar, raw sugar, honey). I’ve been here a few times and I’m happy to say that none of my previous experiences were anything like this. But last night’s experience is hard to overlook. With so many other options in Toronto, I likely won’t return.
Excellent restaurant great service and good food
Excellent food, service and location. Enjoyed the patio! My dinner partner required a gluten free meal and it was delicious! Will be back...
Error on my order. Late arriving but the manager comped my meal.