Old School - Toronto
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
A great restaurant making it in tough times. Go to place on Sunday mornings for breakfast.
Tough indeed Robert! But having you as a regular keeps us going. Thank you!!
Good patio. Friendly service if not overly efficient. Good cocktail menu. Food was just okay.
Glad you liked the patio and service. We pride ourselves on great food and value. I hope you come back and try us again. I recomend the Blueberry Hill Pancakes! Yummy!
The fried chicken eggs benny: eggs were poached hard and had to be re-done. Fried chicken was pretty bland.
The fried chicken sandwich: ok but underwhelming.
Great service and nice and warm patio though.
Thanks for the feedback Danielle. We are glad you enjoyed the patio. I hope you give us an opportunity to move those 3 stars to a 5 when we reopen.
Our server was AMAZING. So friendly and funny. Offered great service, we had an amazing time. The patio was beautifully set up with sufficient heaters all around. The complimentary blankets were a nice touch. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a heated patio this fall/winter. One of the better set up patios in the city hands down.
**Tears** Mixed emotions here at Old School, we have tears of joy from getting your awesome review, and tears of sadness now that we are forced to close the patio and dining room yet again. Its just temporary and we look forward to seeing you again when we reopen. Perhaps in the meantime some comfort food picked up on your way home or delivered to your door would be a short term compromise?
Jack wasn’t even our server but he sat us and popped in with us every now and again to make sure we were good and was delighted to help us out with a candle for a birthday we had. Extremely pleasant he did a great job. Will be back
Good ol' Jack, always above and beyond. He will be thrilled to read your review, as we are to have him and you as a friend of Old School. Hope to see you back when we get through this latest shutdown. Remember you can always pop by for some take out, or we would be happy to send Jack on a delivery! LOL.
Visited this place in the late fall during COVID when there was only outdoor dining. The patio is quaint with fire pits and blankets to keep warm. The blankets got passed around guests which is a little concerning during COVID.
Food selection is moderate, fried chicken was delicious. The drink menu is crafty and delicious. Value is OK, and on the pricy side for what you get.
Service was great, with very attentive and polite servers.
Thanks for the review BT. We are glad you appreciate the patio. Perhaps we will get a few more opportunities before the February Freeze.
Nice patio, appropriately social distanced. Blankets provided for every seat and apparently heated although it was warm when we went so didn't see it.
Thanks for the review Travelndine, Its getting chilly now so you should come back and check out our fire pits, heaters, and warm personalities! :)
Delicious as always. Fun little heated covered patio.
Glad you enjoyed, come back soon!
We went for Saturday brunch on their patio. The tables were well spaced apart and there were fire tables and enough heaters that the patio was comfortable. They also provided flannel blankets at each table, a nice touch. We also saw someone disinfect the table right before we sat down. The servers were all masked and the food was great, coffee was good and cocktails were strong. Will visit again for sure!
Thanks for the Glowing revew! We might still get a few more days on the patio so we hope you come back again soon.
Milkshakes were amazing and over the top!
Right? And they keep getting better with new variations. Look for a few new ones coming soon. Thanks for the 5 stars!!
Except for the tense waitress on the patio, was a great lunch. I’m sure she’s under a lot of stress right now.
Thanks for your understanding Delyn, Perhaps she needed some comfort food of her own. Hope to see you again soon.
Great food, great service!! I would recommend it over and over again.
Please DO! We really appreciate the review.
Love it here.. great food service and environment
Thanks Grace, glad we could host you. And thanks for the 5 stars
It was a great out door patio dining experience! We would go back
And we hope you do Karmina! It may not be the patio next time, although this week looks spectacular. Maybe get one more patio in before the snow flies. See you soon. And thanks for the review.
Went for brunch. Server was nice but seemed annoyed at the beginning. Food was good, not outstanding. Benny sauce was made well, fried chicken and waffles was nothing to phone home about. Overall a 6.5/10.
Thanks for the review Amanda, We are sorry we missed the mark for a 4 or 5 star review. We would like the opportunity to improve on that rating. If you have time to give us more feedback on what could have been improved please contact me via our website. Thanks again, Anita.
Arrived a few minutes before my booking. The patio was pretty crowded but we were attended to almost right away. Took a while to get our order in but I think there might been confusion about who would cover our table. Our server was so sweet and attentive after that initial delay, the heater and the blankets they provided really helped us stay warm, the background music was great, and the food was beyond delicious. It's been a while since I was pleasantly surprised by a restaurant!
We ordered the fried chicken Mac and Cheese, and the blueberry pancakes. 5/5 for the former, SO delicious in going to have dreams about it. And maybe a 4/5 for the blueberry pancakes, delicious but a tiny bit dry. Would have liked more blueberry compote. I think if I've mentioned anything they probably would've fixed it too.. Not sure why I didn't.
Overall, a great experience. Will definitely be going back.
Thanks Mimz, We are so happy you came out, and that we were able to keep you warm. That was a great review, thank you. Please let us know next time if there is anything we can add to your experience, Including.... a mountian of blueberry compote on top of the stack of blueberry hill pancakes. :)
I had the Cuban sandwich = excellent! They provide blankets + heaters so I was warm. Really well done Old School!
Thanks Myra, We appreciate the vote of confidence. We hope to keep this going even when the snow flies!
It was the most delicious place I’ve ever been to, that being said I felt so sick after from eating so much. WARNING DO NOT GO THERE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF APPETITE ENHANCING SUBSTANCES.
A tad pricey,
LOL Emma, We draw no conclusions, and no judgement. Nor do we take responsibility for those that cant resist our pancakes! Glad you enjoyed. I hope we gave you great value! Extended belly included.
i am very grateful for everything Old School has done to accommodate during covid. The blankets, pillows and heaters really made the difference. Will recommend to my friends.
Thanks for the review Desiree, If we could change the weather we would do that too. But until then.... Blankets and heaters it is.
Wonderful food and service & cozy atmosphere! The blankets and the fire pit were the perfect additional touch! It was an unforgettable Sunday for me and my friends!
WOW thanks for the awesome review, We are trying to keep you cozy and warm on the patios. We are going to keep you warm all winter long.
I had the Bluberry Hill pancakes and the espresso martini. Both were good. Very big portion of pancakes, could definitely share. Service was good. The patio was quite busy even though it was a chilly October evening during COVID. I had a reservation so it was ok. We were there for a while and eventually it was almost empty. We were seated by the fire pit and were given blankets but after 2.5+ hours we got too cold. Would be nice if they had more/better heaters but not their fault.
Thanks Lauren, We keep adding more heat to the patio, We will look for more opportunities, Thanks for the review!
Our server Skip was the greatest and made the experience amazing! Thank you Old School!
Thank YOU! hope you visit us again soon!
It was my partners 50th birthday. Excellent service, great food and the server bought us each a glass of perseco. A beautiful gesture. Cheers
Happy birthday, so glad you chose us to host their birthday!
The service was amazing and the food was even better! Everyone who helped out and served us was super friendly and funny!The food was beyond great and the portions really filled us up! 10/10 recommend!
Well its a shame you are anonymous as we really to appreciate your review. But the food was better than the service? We are just going to have to pick up our game. Come back soon.
Great food and service with very reasonable prices.
Thanks so much Dana, we appreciate the review.
Had a great time. Sat on the patio due to COVID restrictions.
Server was polite, pleasant, and very informative/ helpful.
Ordered the “go-to” items from the menu. Chocolate milkshake, blueberry pancakes, and eggs Benedict.
OOOooohh Aly, good choices, that brown butter is devine right? and Bennie and the Jets are rock stars. Thanks for the review.
Service was nice but slow. Restaurant was practically empty with 2-3 tables occupied but waiter took 20 minutes to come check on customers.
Sorry to hear that Ann, We are usually on the ball. Hope you come back and let us earn those additional stars.
The bartender prepared us a delicious drink especially for fall season, highly recommended
Thanks, Glad you enjoyed it. More fall specials coming your way
Went to have brunch and the food was delicious! The French toasts’ jam was perfect. The ambiance is perfect for brunch with friends. Would definitely come back!
Thanks for the review, We anxiously await your return
We had a wonderful brunch with a fabulous server called Jackson.
I’m coming back with my son tomorrow again for brunch or was that good!!
Thanks Clark, Jackson is awesome! and we are looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow. Bring the whole family!
Outstanding!!!! A must,big you live or visiting Toronto,the place to be for a FULL breakfast.
Thanks Sonia, we dont want anyone going away hungry. So glad you had a FULL breakfast!
Good food, good vibes. I’ll be back hopefully before winter :)
Gosh Princess, did you say winter? EEK! no no no, its always warm at old school and the food is hot, Please come back before winter blows through the patio.
Had a great time. Nice patio, great food, very chill. Exactly what we were looking for.
Thanks Caylyn, Glad it was chill and not chilly! FYI we are here next weekend too, so come on back.
Good portions and amazing food, nice location with good beats playing
Thanks Emma, We thing the old shool food, and the old school tunes are a great pairing too. Come back soon.
Cute place the food looked amazing I loved the burger I went out of my comfort zone and tried other things wasnt that good but the burger was amazing.
Food was great and our server was friendly. I loved their Toronto Cuban Melt sandwich and the pancake!
Thanks for the reveiw Kana. Come back soon and try our general Tso Chicken too.
Went for brunch, ordered the blueberry pancakes and French toast both we’re great. Staff was friendly
Thank you for the review, Hope to see you back soon.
We were celebrating a birthday and I let them know ahead of time. I was a little disappointed with the table we were given but they switched us when I asked to be moved. Would have been nice if they provided a desert. Overall the food and service was great.
Thanks for the review, We do have some delicious deserts including an awesome cheesecake. Come back and give it a try.
The food looked very good but the taste did not match exactly. Some of the food was kind of bland.
Thanks for the feedback Ella, We pride ourselves on providing delicious old school recipes. We hope you will come back soon and try another dish. Let our serves know and I am sure they will find a great suggestion.
This was the first place we visited for brunch when we moved to Toronto. I remembered it a little fancier. Cool, “hipster” place but upscale.
I didn’t remember they had cheap cutlery, presentation was like a highway diner with cups of ketchup and some salad leafs for decor.
Very disappointing. Considering the catchy name, great decor, friendly staff and the best background music in town, the food you’d think would be equally nice. A change in the menu would help? More authority to the chef? Chef got tired? Even the flavours on the easy breakfast didn’t match.
A change is needed. I would still give them a chance.
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 190 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.