O&B Canteen

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738 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food

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Pre/post-theatre
Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
Hello friends - due to ongoing global conditions, our partners at TIFF Bell Lightbox have taken precautionary measures and are mandating our temporary closure. Please visit the O&B Hospitality website for updates as we continue to monitor the situation. We look forward to reopening and serving you again soon. Until then, please stay healthy, so we can all eat to live and live to eat together.

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 flatbread. Throughout the day, Canteen’s grab & go counter serves up freshly baked goods, sandwiches, and light bites.

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DanyL
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2Food5Service4Ambience1

The sound track of in your face rock & roll from 90's was obnoxious. I mentioned it three times to wait staff and nothing was done to change it or lower volume. It did not serve the restaurant menu or its delicious food. You should know that I was alone so it was not about being able to hear conversation. If I was accompanied I believe my response would have been to change venus before ordering.

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vipAMM63
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went to O&B Canteen before the theatre. They have a nice menu with many choices. My daughter had the ALT sandwich which has avocado, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, arugula and aioli on multigrain bread with fries. She loved it. I had the fish and chips. The portion size was good and the coleslaw was very tasty. I also enjoyed the fries. For dessert, we shared a carrot cake - their signature dessert. It's always good. Not only was the food very good but so was the service. The server was very friendly and attentive. I recommend it and I would return to this location.

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WMcD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyable. Welcoming. Good selection of food for some fussy tastes. Allowed adjustments to menu items. I am already a regular but first tie with family. Definitely will go continue to frequent

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lululu
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice place to grab a light meal and drink after work. Book a table as it fills up with theatre-goers after 6pm

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and amazing offer on 1/2 price wine bottles. Food was amazing as always.

O&B Canteen
Responded on March 6, 2020

Hi, Thank you for the review! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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vipNANCYW
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The poached salmon was heaven!

O&B Canteen
Responded on March 6, 2020

Hi Nancy, Thank you for the review! We are glad that you liked the dish that you ordered! We hope that you can try our other dishes too and we are sure that you will like them as well! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Our server was prompt, attentive and friendly. All four in our party enjoyed our entrees and we made it to the theatre with time to spare.

O&B Canteen
Responded on March 8, 2020

Hi! Thank you for the review! We are glad that you had a nice dining experience with us! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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PatC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Disappointing. Our food: flavour was good. Eggs etc were cold and potatoes were hot. Server was very good even though he was very busy. Menu was misleading . Smoked salmon on the benny was extra but menu did not reflect that.

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ejs502
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall a great place to eat prior to theatre. The wait staff were excellent and the food was great. We both had the flat-iron steak which was a perfect size. The wine list was short but had everthing to suit most folks. Dining room was a bit noisy but since it was one large room, that might be expected.

O&B Canteen
Responded on March 6, 2020

Hi, Thank you for the review! We are glad that you had a wonderful dining experience with us! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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kato
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

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DianneD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second visit in 2 weeks - the staff are super friendly- and the food is delicious. This will be my go-to restaurant when I am in the area because I am sure that I will always enjoy my time there.

O&B Canteen
Responded on March 6, 2020

Hi Dianne, Thank you for the very nice review! We are glad that you enjoyed dining with us! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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BillD
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was Great, however, the air quality could be better.

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Deborah
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

The food is great and the location is good if you are seeing a show. Make sure you keep an eye on when you order through. An error was made and it took over 40 minutes to get our food. Our server was wonderful and did her best to correct and compensate us for the kitchen's error.

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Jojo
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Interesting flavours, yummy food, would highly recommend it

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 29, 2020

Hi Jojo, Thank you for the positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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GregM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time dining there and it exceeded all expectations. Great overall experience from ambiance, service to great food. Was a perfect start to a perfect day.

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 29, 2020

Hi Greg, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are very glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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ridger
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food. We had a very good time.

O&B Canteen
Responded on March 6, 2020

Hi, Thank you for review! We are very glad that you had a wonderful dining experience with us! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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vipBarbara
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

why was the pad thai with tofu and squash missing the squash? pretty boring dish that way!!!!!

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DianneD
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved it -fantastic service and great food -I will definitely be back

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 22, 2020

Hi Dianne, Thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoyed the service and the food at our restaurant! We look forward having you with us again! Regards, The Management

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warren
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food - lots of healthy and comfort food choices. Pleasant and airy environment. Prompt and warm service. Great for business meetings as I can be served and complete my lunch in under 60 minutes

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 22, 2020

Hi Warren, Thank you for the review! We are glad that you had a wonderful dining experience with us! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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vipJoanA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

We got our check before we got our food and then we were told we had to pay right away as the machines closed before the restaurant. It seems to me that the systems need to be synchronized because I had no choice but to pay before I had eaten

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Karas
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

excellent burger! lots of healthy and comfort food options.

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 23, 2020

Hi Karas, Thank you for the review! We are glad that you liked the food options at Canteen! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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Liv14
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eclectic surroundings, great comfort food, lots of choices, both vegan and no-vegan, and delightful accommodating staff. Will definitely return.

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 22, 2020

Hi Liv, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We look forward having you with us again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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Madison
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived late due to ttc issues but the hostess was happy to see us and seat us when we arrived. The service was friendly and fast. The food was delicious and the table was cozy. The ambiance is fun and casual.

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi Madison, Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We are very glad that you had a great time with us! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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Boomdaddy
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a last minute decision to eat at O&B Canteen and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal (Chopped Salad, Spicy Shrimp Pad Thai and desssert). Our waiter provided wonderful service! Would definitely eat here again.

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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LaurenF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was great but the portion sizes were very small for the pricing.

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TaylorO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a fantastic experience! Delicious food! Amazing service!

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi Taylor, Thank you so much for the great review! We are very glad that you had a positive dining experience with us! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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CorreenM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Stopped by for winter luscious before going to the theatre. Had lots of time and never felt rushed. Service and food good and we had an enjoyable dining experience.

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 15, 2020

Hi Correen, Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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AGH15
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

I enjoyed how open the space was and the overall ambiance. The hostess was welcoming and promptly took us to our seats. I was impressed to see a variety of vegan and non-vegan dishes on both the seasonal and Winterlicious menu. I had ordered the salmon and it was cooked perfectly, followed by one of the most delicious pumpkin cheesecakes I've ever had. Our meals arrived promptly. Overall, the food was tasty and affordable, and I appreciated the fine details from the flavour pairing to the plating. Unfortunately, the experience fell short when it came to our server. Upon being seated, she was organized and attentive; however, as the evening went on, we became neglected. After finishing our desserts, we patiently waited 20-25 minutes to get her attention, but resorted to asking another server for the bill. I am generally sympathetic with people working in the food industry, especially during a busy event like Winterlicious, but the value of the experience was very much compromised by the poor customer service. I may return to this restaurant in hopes of experiencing better service, but it's unlikely.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, decently priced, and friendly service.

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 15, 2020

Hi! Thank you for the review! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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Happy
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great menu for pretheatre dining and super service

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 15, 2020

Hi, Thank you for the review! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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vipKevinT
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for Winterlicious. Food, ambience and service was all excellent. Highly recommended and will return for the regular menu.

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 9, 2020

Hi Kevin, Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We are glad that you had a positive dining experience with us! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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TracyS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Two friends and I went to Canteen for lunch and enjoyed the winterlicious lunch menu. The food was delicious and so much so that we ordered extra food and took it home. We are planning to return for summerlicious and have been telling our friends what an enjoyable meal and time we had there :)

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi Tracy, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent quality in food and presentation. Always consistent, as well.

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 9, 2020

Hi! Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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JanetM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food is excellent; service varies; ambience is stark; easy in and out for TIFF

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 9, 2020

Hi Janet, Thank you for the feedback! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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DaleM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Enjoyed Winterlicious option. Music level made it difficult to visit over lunch. Slightly lower would have still given a great vibe and allowed us to converse.

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llpp1
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Canteen is one of my favourite go-to places. Its just so hassle-free. Great fresh and tasty food, good friendly service, nice atmosphere.

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 9, 2020

Hi! Thank you for the wonderful review! We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We look forward having you with us again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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AlishaR
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience3

I have previously enjoyed my dining experience at O&B Canteen, but this last time, the quality of the food was poor despite my getting the same dish. Was quite disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was fantastic and friendly, and really nice variety of cocktails - really enjoyed the Winterlicious menu!

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 15, 2020

Hi, Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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MELISSAK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

The food and server was fantastic but we were asked to leave before we were finished in order to accommodate overbooking of reservations. It was my first time and unfortunately left a bad impression with our group.

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Edie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is incredible . The service was great and the food really delicious!! I would come back here again!!

O&B Canteen
Responded on February 15, 2020

Hi Edie, Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management

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