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Old School - Toronto, Toronto, ON
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Old School - Toronto

4.3
4.3
715 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 47 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

  • HAPPY HOUR!

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - Fri - 5:00 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!
  • Mid Week Brunch Specials!

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Wed - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.,Thu - 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Looking for a quick lunch during the week? We've got you covered. Join us and try our new mid week specials offerings, each comes with bottomless drip coffee or tea. Try our bacon or avocado breakfast sandwich on a freshly baked croissant, BLT, Smokey Porkinson or a veggie easy-e breakfast.
  • Saturday Date Night Meal for 2!

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - Sat - 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Join us on Saturday nights for a new featured menu item for 2! Indulge in our slow cooked 1/2 rack baby back ribs, 8oz NY Striplion steak cooked to your liking, hand-cut fries, apple and broccoli slaw and a creamy mushroom sauce! Enjoy this date night special for $45, tax and tip not included.

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What 715 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Great for brunch

  • Toronto

    Great for brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time there. Loved it!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Great vibe and friendly staff. The food was mediocre and was overpriced for the small portion I was served.
  3. LD

    LuigiD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Balzac coffee the best. Pancakes great especially the brown butter sugar and plenty of blueberries. Mmmm! We'll be back
  4. BD

    BisaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was my first time dining at Old School and I loved it! The food was delicious! Their blueberry pancakes and croissant sandwiches 🤌 Also, our server John, was amazing. Welcoming, friendly and attentive - even towards the end of our meal when the space was packed. Will definitely go again and highly recommend!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The servers were awesome. The food was good. But automatic gratuity (18%) was added and not mentioned so everyone ended up double tipping. Shady! I was contacted by the manager who was kind enough to refund us the double tip (she offered the entire tip but like I said the servers were awesome). Excellent CS
  6. R

    R416

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portions are great and the service is fantatic. Very attentive.
  7. SS

    ShortnSweet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really fun and fabulous place to have brunch with the family. The blueberry pancakes were everything they say they are and the Bennys are excellent! A great atmosphere and friendly and attentive staff!
  8. S

    Stella

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere and service was great. The restaurant has a very young eclectic vibe. Will go again.
  9. P

    Pame

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service is great and friendly. The food is delicious! The Blueberry Hill pancakes are great. Outdoor seating is very cute and cozy. It's a covered space and they have the heaters on with blankets at each seat.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious.
  11. AS

    AndrewS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place blew me away. The pictures don't do it justice. Food was amazing and the staff was just so friendly. The only thing is you have to book if you want to get in because this place fills up quick.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Food, Fantastic Service… Will recommend and be back soon!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    My overall experience wasn't the best, especially for the money that you are spending.
  14. SF

    SierraF

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Food was enjoyable and the restaurant itself is stunning. Only concerns/comments we have are service could have been better. It felt like our server forgot about us or was purposely avoiding us
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I was a bit let down by the quality of the food. The food appeared very different than what is seen on social media. I came for the blueberry hill and I was actually very let down by the quality of the pancakes however the compote & other dressings we’re yummy. The fried chicken Mac and cheese seriously lacked flavour in the noodles and the chicken on it appeared old and dry as if it was reheated from the previous day. Very disappointing considering the up charge for it. The home fries were delicious and had a great crisp.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great staff and really good food. The blueberry habanero hot sauce is fantastic and my breakfast BLT egg was cooked perfectly.
  17. KR

    KateR

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Service was awesome, ambience okay, food good but not remarkable.
  18. D

    Dee20

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was ok. Did the eggs Benedict with hollandaise sauce. Portions were generous. There was a loud annoying group of people nearby which killed the environment for us. Overall good service.
  19. FE

    FoodEater

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was great, very warm and funny waiter. Food was good too, but expensive for the portions.
  20. EK

    EllieK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    the table and cups could have been a little cleaner
  21. D

    Dennis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so good! We’ll be coming back hopefully soon!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    My reservation was at 1 pm but my table was ready around 1:30 pm. Whats the point of making a reservation? They do not know how to manage the tables. Also, the waiter kept pushing us to leave like keep asking us if we need to wrap them up or need a bill where we were CLEARLY still working on the food.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Got seated very quickly after making reservations, there was a big line the entire time. The area our table was at smelled “off” but it went away. Food was ok but wasn’t amazing, the chicken was kinda dry at parts. Overall it was alright
  24. P

    Popo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I booked this restaurant on the Christmas day as they accepted the booking. I made it there all the way taking my old mother. And guess what. It was closed. I dont know whom i should complain to the restaurant or OpenTable? This was a completely disaster. Cant believe this kind of customer service quality. Worst Christmas ever because of this restaurant.
  25. CC

    CarlaC

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is literally old school! Love the ambiance! I felt like I was back in my childhood kitchen with the Formica tables and the 70s rock playing in the background! Our server, Ginger, was awesome! Funny and just an all around great person! It was noisy but I didn’t mind it, everyone was enjoying themselves and that’s all that matters! I had the ‘Benny and the jets’ eggs Benedict with lobster! Outstanding! Loves everything about this place! Will return soon!
  26. MB

    MariaB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience overall. Highly recommended. Food’s delicious. Our waiter was amazing.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good vibey spot. Bit loud for a hangover.food was good.
  28. VH

    VanessaH

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience with great service and amazing food. The staff is always so friendly and willing to engage in friendly banter! Great times as usual :)
  29. SP

    SPSP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute restaurant, lovely server, tasty food, and had a wonderful birthday!
  30. PG

    PaddeG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The “host” was absolutely miserable and scowling at us upon arrival. Never smiled once the entire time we were there. Asked for a specific table on their enclosed front patio and she clearly did not want to have to re set it but did with hesitation after seeking approval from the bartender. Server was friendly but never offered drinks refills. Food was tasty!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    We had a reservation but they asked us if we wanted to sit outside and it was snowing/raining and the tent was leaking. The service was just ok and the food was fine considering we were sitting and eating in a cold damp tent. I think this would be better for a summer brunch.
  32. RM

    RoseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Accommodations were made for us with a wheelchair and toddler at the same table. Staff friendly, food outstanding!
  33. AB

    AlejandroB

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Brunch is fine. Still there should be more options. Eggs Benedict is good but feels all ingredients are disconnected
  34. C

    Cass

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our servers were 10/10 and the food was incredible! Can’t wait to go back again soon.
  35. FC

    FernandoC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was DELICIOUS! Service was AMAZING! Great experience. Looking forward to going back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It was our 2nd time going and it just seemed like they cared less about the restaurant
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really friendly server and food was delicious. Atmosphere was welcoming and fun. Thanks.
  38. S

    Stuart

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Would be great if you extended the menu to include more than breakfast items. Otherwise, great experience. Will recommend to friends and family. Thank you.
  39. AB

    AbhishekB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I ordered the easy breakfast. The food was not value for money. Bacon was cold and very rubbery. The rest of the items were average too. Hot chocolate was really good with right amount of sweetness.

    Old School - TorontoResponded on November 14, 2022Hi Abhishek, Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're sorry that the food was not entirely to your liking. We truly appreciate this feedback, Thanks for helping us be better. – The Old School Team

  40. BF

    BirthdayFoodie

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The blueberryhill pancakes are to die for! Please keep them fluffy, tasty and generous. Thanks

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 4.3 stars by 715 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 47 times today
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

  • 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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