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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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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.
Great food, waiting a long time to try it
Well worth it ❤️
Our favourite place for brunch! Great food & the music is always so good!
Food was incredible. Loved the patio. Would return!! Mimosas were a bit steep but overall good experience!
Great patio and food, server was the perfect level of sarcastic humour.
Love this place. Great for breakfast and brunch. Staff are professional and splendid. Nice portions and the pricing are great. Will be returning!!
Very kind waiter. Location is nice and quiet for brunch meeting.
Our server was super lovely on a quiet Sunday morning brunch. Food is always fast and tasty, and so so comforting. Best diner coffee around!
First time having breakfast here. Although the menu is not huge, what they make is just incredible. Our server was extremely friendly and accommodating. The food was spectacular and generous portions.
Had wanted to check out Old School's brunch for a while now and finally got the chance to when restrictions lifted. The blueberry pancake tower definitely lived up the hype - I would say that to those interested that you should get it as a shareable as it is quite the pile. Tried the eggs benedict as well which was decent but nothing special. I'm a big fan of spicy Caesars and for whatever reason I really didn't love them there, though others at my table felt differently. The service was quick and the atmosphere was awesome. Overall it was worth the visit and I recommend that people should check it out.
Thanks Adam we appreciate the review and the feedback. Next time you are in, ask that the Caesar be OLD SCHOOL hot! Pair that with our "if you Caesar, Say Hello!" and enjoy. Thanks again, see you soon.
The service was exceptional, no complains at all. best brunch place I’ve ever been.. chicken and waffles was really good. blueberry pancake needs improvement.. experience was great.. will definitely go back soon.
It was an amazing experience!!
I came for the first time to old school and it couldn’t have been better! The food was outstanding and the service was perfect! Nothing but a positive experience!
Excellent food - the Eggs Benny was exactly what I was craving. Glad we made a reservation and had been wanting to go for a while. Expectations = exceeded!
Great food ! Amazing service and ambience ! Go there !
I had lunch with a friend on Tuesday. Both food and service were outstanding. I had the blueberry hill and my friend had the French toast. We also shared a pitcher of Sangria. Absolutely perfect way to spend an afternoon in the city!
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 4.5 stars by 174 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.