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Old School - Toronto, Toronto, ON

Old School - Toronto

4.6
4.6
993 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 16 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

  • NEW Drink Shot! Slava Ukraini!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,Mon - Wed - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.,Thu - Fri - 10:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.,Sat - 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Join us for the launch of our new "Slava Ukraini!" shot, a drink created to support Ukraine during these challenging times. For just $6, indulge in this special concoction of white rume, blue curacao, and pineapple juice where 100% of proceeds will go towards the Ukrainian war effort and relief. Let every sip of "Slava Ukraini!" be a toast to unity and compassion, as we stand in solidarity with Ukraine. Your support will make a meaningful difference. Reserve your table now and join us in spreading hope, one shot at a time. Slava Ukraini!

    NEW Drink Shot! Slava Ukraini! 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
  • Buy One Get One FREE 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.

    Buy One Get One FREE Flatbreads! photo

What 993 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Great for brunch

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Comfort Food

  • Toronto

    Great for brunch

993 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting from NOTL. I was disappointed to find that an 18% gratuity was already included in the charges, which I wasn't aware of. As a result, I gave an additional 18% tip without knowing. When I realized this and questioned the staff, the waiter apologized and refunded the initial 18% gratuity of $27 instead of the $36 tip I had given, which was higher because it was calculated from the total amount including food, tax, and the already added 18% gratuity. This felt dishonest, regardless of the restaurant's reputation on BlogTO. I won't be going back.

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  2. LeighB

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice patio and good service - coffee was awesome and our breakfast very good

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Came for brunch with friends on a Saturday and had the best service from Yvonne! She was so attentive and quick. Food was pretty decent (really loved the pancakes!). At the end of our meal I accidentally left my Invisalign folded in a napkin (smh, my bad) which was thrown out by accident. 2 of the staff actually found it for me even though they didn’t have to. Awesome people at this establishment!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good! The waiter was quite rude though, he was impatient and acting like he was bothered by serving customers.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for mother’s day brunch. Staff were amazing, and food was equally good. Would definitely go back again

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  6. Andrew

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic brunch! Food and vibe was amazing! Definitely a Toronto must try !

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  7. AnthonyL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Great service. Good atmosphere for kids.

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  8. CarolineM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great time ahee add again! Thank you lover sitting at the open garage door too. Best seats in house !

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  9. DenRoon

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice brunch, good service, definitely go back again!

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  10. AartiL

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointed with the service this time. Server himself was lovely but think perhaps our order was forgotten to be entered. We waited for an hour to receive our food despite the larger table beside us sitting down after we had already ordered. They had almost finished by the time our food arrived. The avo Benny was just mediocre. Would not return for a savory brunch but do have to admit I still love their pancakes!

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  11. GML0602

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is great, with Exceptional and personal service !

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  12. MattM

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our brunch at Old School our waitress had wonderful suggestions and was very prompt with everything. Absolutely a wonderful experience. The restaurant itself is well done, very cool vibess all around. The blueberry pancakes were delicious.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious breakfast and generous portions. Great service and fun spot!

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  14. DianaM

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu! So many wonderful choices. Enjoyed by our whole party! Will definitely return
    Old School - TorontoResponded on April 19, 2024
    Thanks for the kind words, Diana! We'd love to have you back!

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  15. Natas

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was yummy although I found the Mac with fried chicken to be a salty combo. Presentation could be better. We were late for our reservation and there were very accommodating. We did not have to wait to be seated. Service was on point and drinks were delicious. Our server was very attentive and left us asking for nothing because she was so proactive.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Great spot and great staff! Looking forward to going back.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! It was a very busy morning for them and yet the service couldn’t have been better!

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  18. Tdarms7

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Great ambience on arrival..lots of different rooms and options for seating which is part of its charm. Greeting on arrival was prompt and very friendly. Once seated, service was mediocre at best. Friendly enough forgetful and slow service. 4 of 6 meals were very good but 2 were cold and service staff didn't return in time to send back to fix it. There is an automatic gratuity of 18% for parties of 6 or more ( I assume , as it was already on the bill) . Guaranteed gratuity often explains poor or indifferent service Noise level in the one room was really too loud ..5 or 6 speakers playing music too loud so everyone in restaurant section were yelling over it. We could not hear each other at the same table .... that is not what one would expect during brunch. Even the server was yelling and couldn't hear our food orders over the din. We asked if she could turn it down..she said she would try, but that it was not her decision and thst she might not be allowed to do so. Would reco if one is going for brunch and conversation, stick to the front room or a patio as those were much better noise levels for conversation (we noticed on our way out). Might try again for 2nd chance with smaller rez for 2 or 3 people as their food is very good and they take reservations, but definitely not for larger group and definitely not in that section if during the daytime.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday brunch with my friend! Excellent service and food!

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  20. StaceyE

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, food was good and mimosas were awesome. Will definitely come again.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived during a busy Sunday brunch time and John was absolutely wonderful to us. Attentive, funny and great service. Above and beyond. Those St Paddy Day margaritas were amazing!!! John you are stellar! Can't wait to go back for happy hour!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Table was available within minutes of scheduled reservation. Super busy at brunch but staff attentive. Food was ok. Not exciting. Great bloody Caesar’s though!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly kind and great service. Amazing brunch

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  24. CarolineM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was so good ! Good food and fun thank I’ll def be back.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure! Benny’s all the way ♾️🧸 The best part - always get a table here!

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  26. GCP333

    Toronto

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience as always! Great staff, food, and drink. The tunes are always great and so are the menu options! A++

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  27. Jose

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Hello Did not want to put one or two stars for the various criteria, as wanted to leave a review even though we did not eat here and the app does not allow a review unless one fills all criteria. The staff were friendly and atmosphere seemed nice although tables are too close and it is too noisy. Basically we left without eating because the water glasses already on the table at our arrival had lipstick stains and some fine particles on them, and then so did the replacement glasses, and the table itself had some fine particles which perhaps were from a cleaning rag but regardless made it at least seem less than clean.

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  28. MarwanT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and environment. Great place to have a brunch with a good selection of dishes. A little overpriced.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    "Old School" exceeded expectations during our brunch experience. The menu showcased a diverse array of options, and our choices of Lobster Grilled Cheese and Avocado Toast were nothing short of exceptional. The culinary execution demonstrated a commitment to the quality.The friendly service added a welcoming touch, enhancing the overall enjoyment. The ambiance, meticulously curated, provided the perfect backdrop for a delightful brunch. "Old School" stands out not just for its nostalgic charm but for delivering a memorable culinary journey. Highly recommended for those seeking a fusion of excellent food and a charming dining atmosphere.

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  30. HiteshS

    Toronto

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Average food with some great varieties to choose from.

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  31. MizCYW

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was entertaining friends from the US and decided to try this place out because my first choice did not have any tables available. I was glad we came by. They very kindly converted our table from two to four. Everything was delicious and the service was prompt and courteous. My only complaint was the noise. They jam a *LOT* of people in to that space and one had to shout to be heard above the din. I'd definitely go again but maybe when they are less busy.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    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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  33. KarlaB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    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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  34. BlackBeauTea

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    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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  35. DeviiB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    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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  39. 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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  40. 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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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 4.6 stars by 993 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 16 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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