Old School - Toronto

4.2
401 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
**OUR PATIO IS OPEN**

Dinner is available Tuesday to Saturday.
Happy Hour specials on weekdays between 5pm-7pm.


For the safety of our staff and guests, please review the following guidelines:

- Outdoor reservations are rain or shine and there is no option to move inside once seated.
-Your reservation will only be held for 10 minutes.
- Dining times are a maximum of 1 hour 30 minutes.



​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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 401 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.1
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
Value
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MichaelK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good, service was quick but not overly attentive. Music was blaring which made conversation challenging. They seem to be very attentive to Covid and keeping things clean. Also noticed the outside patio where they had blankets and heaters available.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good cocktails, good food, pleasant servers.

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JENNY
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

I tried the blueberry pancake, egg benedict, and the waffle chicken. The food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. I had the pancakes and are easily one of the best pancakes I’ve had. The ambience is really nice, music is not too loud and the overall experience was just great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very cool menu! I even vlogged about my dinner here on YouTube if you wanna see the food up close! Search: TorontoUnicorn

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LTR1
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great music and vibe, friendly staff, quick service. The space is well designed, stylish, and clean. The food was super tasty, came quickly and it was not too crowded or loud. Would go again!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food, fantastic servers, my new favourite local….

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Samt
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Got the fried chicken and waffles but the chicken was super fibrous. The waffles were amazing however.

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vipGrandma
London
90 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous food. Not too many choices, but all of them sounded so appealing it was hard to decide. Very generous portions. Service was prompt and amusing. They accommodated a baby sleeping in a large stroller.

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PaigeB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and service was great. I highly recommend this spot. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Weather is beautiful for outdoor dining last Sunday. We had a relaxed brunch. However the waiting time for the food is super long. The restaurant is super busy. Food is good.

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lulu
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience1

Love the waiter!! But Went to have a good brunch : too expensive and no vegetarian option
So we left and paid just for a mocha, it was so bad, no chocolate in it.
Never had Blanket and pillows by the way, and service was long just for a bad coffee.
However The place is very beautiful !!

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StephanieR
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food was great, servers were very kind and quick! will be going back 100%

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guccimama
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is DELICIOUS and the portions are very generous. Service is so so lovely and it's just a fun spot.

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Keke
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I haven't been here in the last 2 years. My fiancé and I decided to go for brunch at Oldskool. We made a reservation with a special note which was accommodated so was happy with that. The ambiance was ok - the tables near the entrance were very close to one another. It was difficult for ppl to sit down without bumping one another. The staff also had difficulty walking by as well. The front door was left open and although it was 13 degrees out it was quite chilly with the wind which made our food cold quickly. The staff was amazing with service no complaints there. Food was just ok - I ordered the egg benedict with fried chicken. I found not very flavourful but the side salad was great. I enjoyed that part of my meal most. Probably won't be back here anytime soon.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The host and the patio were absolutely great, it also seemed to have a great atmosphere inside.
Our server didn’t write down our order so on two different occasions he came back to us to ask what we had ordered. When my friend asked what one of their drink specials was he responded rudely and then when our food arrived two of four dishes were cold.
50% of the food ordered was good but it definitely didn’t love up to expectations and was more expensive than it was worth.
Pros: the host, the ambience, the heated patio and the coffee!

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David
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Tables were packed very close to each other which made restaurant very crowded and noisy; could barely hear each other without yelling and not ideal for COVID times. Hot chocolate was sickly sweet to the point of being bitter. Blueberry pancakes were ok but very one-note for such a big portion. Overall mediocre experience.

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Camille
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I was looking for the best pancakes in town and Old School didn't disappoint. The hot chocolate was absolutely perfect and the "Blueberry Hill" pancakes were to die for. I am already looking forward to going back.
The place is really cute and welcoming (blankets were provided to have brunch outside, mid-October). And the staff super friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic staff was excellent

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SueD
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was awesome from the minute I walked it! Very friendly and courteous staff! Service was excellent.

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vipJackG
Toronto
178 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were seated outside near a heater--it was chilly but the heater worked well. The patio was very nicely designed and, though full, was well spaced.The waiter was good--on his second day of work--and the food was good. The blueberry pancakes came in an enormous portion; the scrambled eggs dish had good beans, sausages, and potatoes but the egg portion was very small--1 egg? All in all, a pretty good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pancakes are good / not the best in town (hard to beat Mildreds ) seating is very good . Service is good . Overall good place

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Natalie
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Food was comparable to other brunch places in the city. Our waitress was amazing but the food took 45 mins to arrive without being informed of a delay. When it did arrive it was cold and the eggs were not cooked Benedict style.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chicken and waffles were awesome! Great size portions!

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing. Our server Ginger made the great experience a fabulous one!!!! Will definitely be back, can't wait.

KC
KCho
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great patio!
Great service!
Great coffee!
Will go back.

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Gooz
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

It was not busy but the server was rather disinterested in serving us.
Made multiple mistakes,

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing service staff! The patio wasn’t busy at all so if you are looking for a quiet dinner (with great music) this is a great spot! They had a dinner special of $1/oz wine and half price apps so the value of our experience was unbeatable. I am excited to try brunch at Old School- which we heard is a busier but fun time to dine.

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Jennn
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great all around except for the male server who was trying to upsell extras, and then proceeded to shame the friend who made it clear it was pretty shady when she got her bill. Would come back if we wont get this server again.

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darrank
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place really hit the spot for a nice Sunday brunch.

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Shay
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

Food wasn’t good

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

The service was terrible. And the tables were dirty. There was a fly trap next to our table. Never going back. I waited for over 15 minutes and no one attended to me and I left for another restaurant.

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ShelbyL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and my waiter Ginger was amazing. I will definitely be going again, already have plans.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Brunch was fantastic.

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GaryC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, delicious food, lovely outdoor area and nice coctails’

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

A waitress( a white mid age lady with a Poly tail) has impatient attitude

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Jdsnow
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

My friend got the pancakes which were amazing but my chicken and waffles was dry, both chicken and waffles, chicken was unseasoned. There were wasps flying around everywhere and the staff did not seem to care about our safety and well-being. Great pancakes though!

DG
DariaG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing restaurant, delicious food. our server was very kind and let us sit at by the neon sign. overall very good experience

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

We were seated inside, group of 7 ladies for a bachelorette. We were so excited to finally be able to try out Old school, but unfortunately our experience was not good. Our server was not personable at all and overall quite rude. Did not introduce herself, ask if we had any questions. Simply walked over, stared at use and said “who’s first” with a rude demeanour. Throughout lunch, she rolled her eyes when one of the ladies asked if her coffee was coming and never came over to check up. After paying our bills (which already had %18 gratuity added due to us having 7 people), she basically just took our money and walked away without saying thank you for the tip she did not even deserve in the first place or saying goodbye. Loved the location and vibe, but that was one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had and put a damper on my friends bachelorette.

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 4.2 stars by 401 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.