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Old School - Toronto, Toronto, ON

Old School - Toronto

4.5
4.5
963 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
Dinner is available Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with Happy Hour and nightly specials!


Serving Brunch 7 days a week starting at 10AM on Weekdays and 9AM on Weekends.


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.

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2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Breakfast, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 10:00 am–5:00 pm Thu, Fri 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 815-8790
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Anant Kulkarni
  • Neighbourhood
    Ossington
  • Cross Street
    Dundas and Palmerston
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

  • 50% off NEW Flatbreads!

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Take 50% off our NEW flatbreads! Choose from buffalo chicken or mushroom truffle. Half-off deal available for dinner on Friday nights after 5:00PM.

    50% off NEW Flatbreads! photo
  • 50% off NEW Chicken Wings!

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Take 50% off our NEW chicken wings! Choose from honey garlic, buffalo, or BBQ (breaded or naked). Includes crudites & blue cheese dip. Half-off deal available for dinner on Thursday nights after 5:00PM.

    50% off NEW Chicken Wings! photo
  • HAPPY HOUR!

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - Fri - 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Join us every Thursday and Friday night between 5pm-7pm for HAPPY HOUR! We have $5 bar rail, $6 bottles and cans & $7 draught beer! Start your weekend a little bit early with us and our genuine classics & new additions on our dinner menu!

    HAPPY HOUR! photo

What 963 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Great for brunch

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Comfort Food

  • Toronto

    Great for brunch

963 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    food was amazing and the place is a very cute place

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  2. KarlaB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service! Lovely food and super awesome habanero sauce!!! 🖤🤘🏽🧚🏻‍♀️

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  3. BlackBeauTea

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very quiet ... service was okay. Food was below par - wing had no flavour. We were not ask if we wanted mild/spicy - off flavour. Fries and sandwich was good. The special was attractive, but overall a lack lustre experience. nothing to phone home about. Maybe better as just a brunch spot - event that was not all that memorable.

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  4. DeviiB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was an absolute gem, very kind and helpful! The quality of the food was excellent. The General’s Chicken Burger was delicious and filling. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  5. NatashaL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and definitely won’t be the last! Service is unbelievably amazing, food is SO BOMB, pricing is awesome and the environment is so awesome! We can’t wait to go back

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  6. Kknkn

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good very yummy food we always keep coming back every time

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were excellent, I would come again!

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  8. MargaritaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing! Way bigger than I thought but cozy at the same time. They have a heated patio that is very comfy in the winter. Overall very cute and comfy spot. Definitely will be back!

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  9. Lulu

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    had a good brunch. I was full half way the chicken waffle but I just HAD to finish it it was so tasty and the chicken nice and crunchy but yet juicy

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  10. MooYoung

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the food and Ginger was sweet we liked her service 😊

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  11. SilviaS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing!!! Service was amazing, food was amazing, did I say is a amazing? I'm definitely going back!

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  12. Kristen

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food Server was friendly and efficient Great atmosphere

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  13. PRamos

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Overrated. The Gas heater was just pointed to us considering the positive temp that day and had to ask few times before it was turned off.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was super slow but food was yummy

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very overhyped. The food was mid and the price was slightly high. But I guess are

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  16. LauraF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very impressed with service, food, music, everything

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  17. SidonieK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from Dana ! We really appreciate her service We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation and Z got inside very quickly

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very much a mixed review. Went for brunch, table for 4. The two of us that had the Blueberry Hill pancakes loved it. The two that ordered eggs Benedict thought it was just about the worst eggs Benny they’ve ever had. Ambience was good if you like a diner vibe with “old school” tunes which I do. Service was friendly and efficient. Prices reasonable. While I’d go back for the pancakes I’d be careful risking ordering anything else.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best places in the city. The food and service is great. I’m from Chicago and I’m reminded of Longman & Eagle when at Old School. I’ve been several times and never disappointed. The blueberry pancakes are incredible

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  20. GenevieveM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, our server was wonderful and very accommodating . Food was amazing and fresh.

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  21. EdwardL

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was great! Would definitely recommend!

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  22. PatriciaV

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tried Old School for the first time on New Year's Day. I'm happy I made a reservation because they are very popular. I highly recommend you reserve a table to avoid long waits. We were seated right away. We were seated on the heated patio. This really was the only thing I wish I could change about the whole experience. It was warm enough for the most part but there was a bit of a draft in the back corner. The outdoor seats are not a little uncomfortable to sit on for too long. If it's possible ask to sit inside in the winter months. I'm guessing it's better in the summer when you don't have winter coats on and can sit more comfortably. Also a little noisy on the patio. If this is something that will ruin an experience for you, ask to sit inside. The server was great. He was very attentive and efficient. (I can't remember his name at the moment but he was great) Food was delicious and great coffee too. I had the pancakes. I will definitely return to try other items.

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  23. ErikaS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you Old School for standing with Ukraine 🇺🇦🙏

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  24. TanyaV

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is awesome! We ordered eggs beni w lobster and grilled cheese w lobster. The first one was better :) FYI

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service ! Unfortunately I can’t remember my waitress name but she was just awesome!

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  26. Overunderdone

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was very small and crowded but we were served in a timely manner. Server and bussers were attentive. Food was great. Probably a bit too many fries with a couple of the meals. Definitely a gotta go back place.

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  27. philipd

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice New Years with friends. Food was fresh and tasty. Our server was a bit brusque even though it was beginning of the evening. Maybe something was on his mind but regardless a bit more cheer would have been good.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Music is super loud. Service was great and food was delicious!

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  29. MichelleF

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and tasty food! Friendly staff were attentive without interrupting our evening. We’ll be back soon!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I just found my favorite restaurant in Canada!! I had the smoked meat sandwich and it was phenomenallllll 🤤so the people and service were just the icing on the cake! Even got to take a pictures with my new friends!! I’ll definitely be back to try the Buffalo chicken flatbread!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    En general el servicio es muy bueno, amable y amigable también! la comida tiene muy buenas porciones y el sabor inigualable, sobre todo recomendando los Pancakes de Blueberry. Es importante que hagas reserva, ya que lo contrario, es complicado encontrar mesa disponible.  

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  32. EshitaJ

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a great place, good food and vibe. I tried fried chicken egg benedict and my friend has mac n cheese, both were yummy. But it’s a small place, so seats are a bit conjested, regardless we had fun.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and specially the service was excellent 👍🏻

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a nice tasty experience. Best to make reservations.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Top notch service. The coffee was hot and fresh. I had the chicken and waffles was great with the baked beans. I’ll be back for sure. I went with my GF and it was only $50 for both of us. Go go go.

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  36. Foodluvr

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent brunch server was great food was delicious

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic birthday brunch celebration! Our server was so helpful. The mimosas were lovely and the meal was exactly what we were looking for. Great portion sizes, the meals were hot, and very tasty!

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  38. AlexisR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been wanting to try old-school for a long time and was finally able to go to brunch with my friends. The food was so yummy and definitely worth the bag for your book. The mimosas were so delicious and it was probably the best espresso martini I’ve ever had in my life! Our waiter was so fun and so sweet and kind and attentive, and was definitely a highlight, so I’ll definitely be back!

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  39. UditiS

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food wasn't tasty and not worth the money but the service was great.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was great. Food was great. Seated right away and got our food right away. No complaints.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 963 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Old School - Toronto

800 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1V1

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Dundas and Palmerston
  • Neighbourhood
    Ossington
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 10:00 am–5:00 pm Thu, Fri 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Breakfast, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Anant Kulkarni
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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