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Date
Tue, 5/22
Time
10:00 PM

O&B Canteen

4.2
388 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Casual
  • Lunch
O&B Canteen is a bright and casual restaurant and Grab & Go counter located in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Canteen’s all-day menu draws inspiration from simple recipes using fresh ingredients. Chef-prepared offerings range from housemade soups and sandwiches to hearty salads and oven-baked pizzas. Throughout the day, Canteen’s grab & go counter serves up freshly baked goods and light bites

Canteen’s bright, open space features modern decor with a casual feel – the perfect setting to enjoy fresh and innovative fare. Guests can also people-watch from Canteen’s large streetside patio during the summer months. Canteen’s marketplace atmosphere, together with quick, cheerful service, makes it the perfect destination, morning, noon and night.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, English
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Hours of Operation
Dine-In Hours:
Monday: 11am - 10pm
Tuesday-Friday: 11am - 11pm
Saturday: 10am - 11pm
Sunday: 10am - 10pm
à la carte weekend brunch from 10am-4pm

Grab & Go Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm
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Phone number
(647) 288-4710
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Michael Wilson
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Catering
Our partner restaurant Luma and Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering offer full off-site catering opportunities throughout the entire TIFF Bell Lightbox facility including the sixth floor event space and outdoor amphitheatre, with seating capacity for 150 or receptions for 250. For details, contact Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering.
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Cross Street
King and John Streets
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Parking Details
Paid parking is available underneath the TIFF Bell Lightbox and there are plenty of private lots within a short walking distance. Street parking can also be found nearby.
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Public Transit
By subway, exit at St. Andrew station on Yonge-University Spadina line, north west corner. Travel two blocks west on King Street. By streetcar, access the King St. (504) streetcar to John St.
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 388 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.3
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

We didn’t eat there because they changed the menu the day before and they took off my favourite dishes.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Interesting menu - lots of gluten free options that taste good!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Duck salad was lovely. The salmon entree was also very well done.
You'd benefit from a lighter and nicer variety of desserts, such as lemon or vanilla mousse with fresh fruit. Ice cream would also be nice.
Service was excellent as usual.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Went here before the theatre - quick, pleasant service; good draft beer; good food with unique menu items; reasonable price ($120 for 2 adults and 1 youth including alcohol). Bright, modern atmosphere - very pleasant and just a 2 minute walk from the Royal Alexandra Theatre (even closer to the Princess of Wales). Highly recommend it for pre-theater eats!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for mother's day dinner after a Sunday afternoon baseball game. It is a fun, casual place but very good food, no need to guess the "O" and "B" in the name.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent Mothers Day brunch. I'd heard the smoked beef sandwiches are excellent so want to go back at lunch time.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Good food, decent range of options on the menu. Good service worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Much enjoyed my visit with you and my friends were pleased too. Particularly liked the service and the interesting but not intimidating menu.

Keep up the good work.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Had great service, enjoyed a beautiful dinner of short ribs and plan to come back and sit on the patio enjoying another Perfect Storm.

Would definitely recommend especially if you have theatre plans, one problem having several courses and get to theatre in time.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

A great spot with fantastic food. The avocado toast is incredible!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Good spot for a quick brunch, bright space & not overly pricey for the area. The French Toast Bread Pudding was a good size, enough for friends to sneak a bite or two.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We had a great brunch and wonderful service. I will come back with new friends and family very soon.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Liked the food options, with a slightly different twist, to the "usual". Very convenient for the entertainment district.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Crowded for wheelchair and guide dog so not the best experience

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

The BEST place for pre theatre/symphony at the Princess of Wales, Royal Alex, or Roy Thomson Hall!

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Excellent friendly helpful service. Accommodated our requests. Delicious soup du jour, salmon & burger. Close and prompt for theatre goers.

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2.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We had a reservation, which wasn't honoured due to our table being occupied for longer than the restaurant anticipated. We were seated approx. 20 minutes after our reservation. No mention of our inconvenience or offer of a drink was given to us for our troubles.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Came to grab a bite to eat before a play. We were tight for time, but accommodated our reservation in a timely way, and were able to serve us a two-course meal in under 45 minutes. For such quick service, the food was excellent. Service was friendly and fast. The place was full at the time, so had the ambiance of a very casual restaurant, but clean, modern, bright.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Needed a moderately priced casual place before a show at the Princess of Wales. Great location, lively buzz, very tasty burger, friendly service.

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1.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Your menu is not spectacular.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food is reliably very good and reasonably priced for the neighbourhood.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and very large portions: we shared the salmon poké as an appetizer. The salmon (raw) was fresh and the entire poké was delicious.
We also ordered the Short Ribs (served with sweet potatoes) and Jerk Chicken (served with rice and plantain) as entrées. Both were delicious.
Our table service was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great king street views. Lovely menu. Two vegetarian diners and lots of options. The Salmon was great and the pizza was good. Appetizers were very good and the restaurant did tweek preferences....no bacon.
Coffee were good. Waitress was very nice.
Will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent meal prior to going to the theatre. Service was excellent and quick.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I went to OB Canteen with my Mom to celebrate our birthdays before the theatre. We were impressed by the friendly atmosphere and attentive wait staff. I love healthy options for food choices and OB Canteen satisfies with delicious food with a lovely presentation. Going to recommend and come back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Had a lovely pre-theatre lunch. Service was pleasant, food tasty. I appreciated the healthy grains-bowl option.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Canteen is perfect for pre theatre or pre TIFF. Portions as small - order 2 things or you'll leave hungry ;)

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

My daughter and I eat at the Canteen regularly, and really enjoy the menu. However, on this occasion we had to track down and ask for a server to take our order. The Canteen wasn't very busy at this time so we couldn't understand what the problem was. Anyway, the food is great and it is very handy for eating before a Lightbox screening.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

All of the above. I do not like to be told how long my review should be.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Our party of four enjoyed a casual dinner before a film at TIFF. Our server was very helpful and friendly, and we did not feel rushed but made it to our film in good time.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I ordered the avocado toast with 2 poached eggs and arrived cold.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great place for Sunday brunch with family. Servers were great and didn’t rush us. Have been here many times and will continue to visit. Love it.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Nice location and good food but no dining points :(

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Food is great. Service is warm and efficient. Its easy to come in for a delicious lunch and get back to the office for your 1:00 pm meeting

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great experience

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We were seated right away, our server was very pleasant and the food came promptly. My husband loved his avocado toast, but my fresh fruit bowl with yoghurt and granola was just average (and granola and yoghurt portions were small). The biggest minus, however, was the coffee, which was tepid, and not very flavourful. I would likely give a second chance, though, because the location is great.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great lunch today thank you! Burger was awesome and the turkey club was not short of avocado, yum! Thank you too for providing a little extra dip for those delicious fries 👍🏻😁

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Tasty, casual, affordable dining close to the theatre district.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Really excellent food and service! The restaurant is beautiful and modern-has an incredible outdoor seating area. Smaller portions because quality food is served. The menu has variety, gluten-free and very unique and solid pairings-you won’t be disappointed!

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Good tasting food

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