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Old School - Toronto

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123 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food

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​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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
What 123 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SelenaU
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved it! food and service was phenomenal

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vipFrankR
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food. Really great outdoor patio.

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NataliaL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Limited choices for breakfast/brunch. I guess most people order the pancakes since it is the only instagrammable option. I got the egg Benedict but it was just all right based on presentation and taste. I was hoping there would be more options

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vipZahrahK
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Old school is a super cute spot in Toronto. However, I advise showing up earlier because of parking.

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Jazzmin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it, I’ll be coming back atleast 3 more times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The food was old, the chicken did not taste well. Ended up throwing it out. Quite traumatized ...

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great brunch spot, Ginger was amazing and made us feel right at home ❤

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

No one here social distances. Waiters and waitresses while wearing masks still literally leaned over the railing to talk in our face. They don’t seem to be taking the pandemic seriously. Was super disappointed and felt unsafe

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vipgordy
Toronto
71 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Everyone enjoyed their food , from the mac and cheese , to the salad, to the children sandwich. Service was a bit slow but we really enjoyed our meal !

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EmilyP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience5

Hadn't been here in a few years and was looking forward to going back. Patio was lovely. The food was an extreme disappointment. Ordered the chicken and waffles and the chicken was clearly fried days before and was extremely dry and chewy. Only ate a few bites. Would have expected the server to comment on me not eating any of the plate/ask for feedback on the food but he did not. Will not be returning.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

such a cute aesthetic for a girls brunch, great service on the patio! food was fantastic and fast!

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AshleyS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Definitely would recommend. Everything looked so good it was hard to choose what to eat. Will have to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was perfect. Server was outstanding. I will be back for breakfast or lunch easily. They dealt with percussions due to COVID-19 perfectly and made my parter and myself very comfortable to eat on their patio.

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ArianaT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super friendly service and delicious food as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great scenery friendly staff food presentation amazing. Definitely coming back.

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Josie
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patio is well spaced apart, workers wear masks and there's a bathroom in the lower basement accessible from the patio. One issue is that guests aren't notified to wear a mask when going to the restrooms despite the signs.

Food is amazing, visually appetizing and definitely tastes as good as it looks. If not better. Hats off to the chefs. Also Service is great and servers are increadibly friendly. 100% recommend this place

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HibaK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Blueberry pancakes are a must!! and the mac and cheese (with fried chicken) is also delicious. The staff is lovely and accommodating as well. Will definitely return!

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JacoboR
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Nice food and cool patio. Will definitely recommend the blueberry hill. The raspberry mimosa was okay.

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NancyC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time back since Covid, sat on the patio. Still amazing service with great food! Tables are safely apart, felt very safe. Will be back!

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Bspro
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A worthy first post-quarantine meal! Great food, great service, love the patio, thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Took 1.5 hrs to get a salad and a burger

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Post Covid brunch with a gal pal! Thank you for the exceptional service. Had the flapjacks, they were delicious. Only wish is that you’d have the option of a half order, 4 were tooo much for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We were there for brunch on a weekday. The patio was clean and it wasn’t packed with people. There were other groups eating, but they kept a good social distancing. Even though the food was mediocre, the service made up for it. Our server was very attentive and friendly.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favourite place for brunch! Would definitely continue to visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Social distancing is implemented. Staff is very nice and accommodating when we wanted to move tables since the table we were seated on was too hot to handle as the sun was hitting it. Food was amazing!

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vipTurbojayc
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to be back at a restaurant. Old School’s brunch was amazing. Pancakes for the kids and Benedict’s for the wife and I. All tasty and our server was really nice and gave my wife a mimosa on her b-day.

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LindsayB
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was amazing! We ordered a milkshake, the French toast and the pancakes - 12/10!

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Oussama
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The quality of the food has decreased compared to before COVID-19. I would understand if it is related to reopening adjustments but the food was way tastier before.

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MarlenG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Staff is amazing! So happy you’re open.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I made a reservation on OpenTable for 10:30pm. I got there on time and the server said that we couldn’t get in because the kitchen was closing. We was super hungry and we started walking to see if we could find some place open. We couldn’t and it was really stressful.

At Old School the server was rude, the place was dark and I didn’t understand why they putted 10:30pm as available if they couldn’t host us. We walked to get there for nothing!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb service and tasty food! Great patio, adhering to physical distancing rule.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

BEST blueberry Pancakes I’ve ever had hands down! John and Ginger were wonderful and all the safety precautions necessary were taken!

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vipSZTO
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best brunch/lunch spots in the 6. If you go, you NEED to get the blueberry pancakes! Shout out to John. Such amazing service. Definitely will be returning!

Old School - Toronto
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hi SZTO, Thanks so much for sharing some love and this great 5-star review! First, we will let John know about his amazing service. Second, we couldn't agree more about both being a top brunch/lunch spot in Toronto and offering up the best pancake stack in the city! We can't wait to see you again! Orlando

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SM28
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good food, friendly staff and a fun atmosphere!

Old School - Toronto
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hi SM28, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and the kind words! We pride ourselves on being your home away from home, and giving out guests a great time out while they enjoy epic comfort eats. We hope to see you again soon! Orlando

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Chrissy3421
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time here and we had a wonderful time. The food was great. I had the Blueberry Hill pancakes and they were absolutely amazing! We will definitely be back.

Old School - Toronto
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hi Chrissy3421, Thanks so much for coming by and sharing some love! We're so glad your first time here was a great experience while enjoying one of our most epic comfort food dishes - the Blueberry Hill. We can't wait to see you again! Orlando

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the atmosphere, waiters are hilarious, and the food is amazing! Highly recommend their milkshake. Make sure you book ahead of time!

Old School - Toronto
Responded on February 25, 2020

Hi! Thanks so much for this great 5-star review! So happy to read these notes about your brunch visit with us! It's always nice to know that our friendly vibe is resonating with our guests. We love what we do from every plate of comfort food we dish out, to our service. You can also never go wrong with an epic milkshake! We look forward to seeing you again in the not-to-distant future Orlando

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LenoreT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good amazing vibe perfect. Recommend making reservations though.

Old School - Toronto
Responded on February 20, 2020

Hi Jessica, Thanks for the 5-star review! We work hard to deliver a great comfort food experience to our patrons and love when that shines through. We look forward to seeing you in the not to distant future Orlando

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vipEriZC
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for Family Day Brunch - huge lineup outside, but definitely worth the wait. Waitress was so friendly and food was delicious. Will definitely plan to come again. Due to the size of the restaurant, I would recommend only going with a party of 2 - they don't have much space for larger parties.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Really delicious place for brunch but it’s very very busy

Old School - Toronto
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi! Thanks for sharing some love our way! Epic comfort food and top-notch service are what we do best and love when our guests enjoy that experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the not-to-distant future Orlando

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BrentE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We were there for brunch to support the dude who goes to the bootcamp that I attend. I/we pretty much loved the entire expletive; however, the music was way too loud and the type of music could also have been more representative of “old school” type music. The type of music just didn’t fit into a brunch clientele or the feel and ambience that was trying to be created.

Old School - Toronto
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hey Brent, Thanks for leaving your feedback about your time with us! Glad that it was mostly a hit, except for the soundtrack! Our view on the term Old School is that the things that we look at to be "old school" are unique to each of our patrons that choose us over other restaurants. As such, it's important for us that we build a vibe that matches that subjectivity, so sometimes it's AC/DC and Bob Marley, and other times you'll hear Daft Punk and LL Cool J. See you at Bootcamp! Orlando

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FAQs

Old School - Toronto does offer delivery in partnership with 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 4.4 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.

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