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Old School - Toronto, Toronto, ON

Old School - Toronto

4.4
4.4
563 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 7 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

  • Neighbourhood

    Ossington

  • Cross Street

    Dundas and Palmerston

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

  • Saturday Date Night Meal for 2!

    Multiple dates available
    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.
  • Weeknight 3 Course Prix Fixe for $35

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - Fri - 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Join us on Thursday and Friday nights for our amazing 3 course prix fixe menu for $35! Enjoy our Caesar salad, 8oz NY Striplion Steak with fries and a creamy mushroom sauce with a Chocoalte Hazelnut Tart or Cheesecake for dessert. Tax and tip are not included. (Please note, this menu is subject to change.)
  • 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!

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What 563 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Brunch

  • Toronto

    Brunch

  • Toronto

    Comfort Food

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  1. T

    Tanya

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! This is my second time here and it was even better than the last. Server was amazing, food took awhile but that’s ok considering it came out tasting so fresh. Will definitely be coming back for a third time
  2. CA

    CAMILLE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    I know my grades are harsh but we expected much better... I had the perfect yogurt with Greek yogurt and granola but where was the granola...it was barely there... Then the basket of 4 pastries of the day dry as stone ... not fresh at all of the day .... very unfortunate
  3. SH

    SydneyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food! Coffee was great. Blueberry pancakes even better
  4. l

    lisap

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy pancakes and bacon
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Jalapeño margarita was good
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ginger is the one of the best waitress there the food is fantastic. One of the best ways to enjoy a good brunch.
  7. S

    Sharm

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The ambiance was excellent.
  8. K

    Kitkatnat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great company, great service and good food. Will definitely return for either the patio or inside.
  9. AB

    AnikB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John is the ULTIMATE server! Attention to detail & outstanding customer service.
  10. T

    Troubadour

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day breakfast excellent waiter service and food best location and reasonably priced highly Rd recommended and will keep coming back.
  11. TD

    TaylorD

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Very nice experience at Old school for a group of 6 people, seating was perfect, food was delicious, ambience was nice! Service was excellent, we ordered the mimosa bottle service (our waiter encouraged us to let them pour it without giving us the bottle) and we felt like we got ripped off as we ordered another round and definitely got more champagne in our mimosas when we poured it ourselves.
  12. DL

    DerronL

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Jacqueline was our server! Best server I’ve had in all my visits. She was friendly and polite and told us about the 20% savings on our bill because we were attending the Jays game! Heads up, if you stop in before a game and have proof you're attending a Jays game, you will get the discount off your bill.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bday lunch was great !!
  14. Y

    Yummers

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Music was very loud. But food ambiance were good. I'd go back.
  15. DM

    DebbieM

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had the blueberry hill which was huge. Pretty good but it wasn’t warm enough.
  16. NO

    NatalieO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food and friendly service. First experience there and will be returning
  17. H

    Hana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was great, and so was the waitstaff. Unfortunately the music got a little too loud for comfort at some points, but we let our server know and it got quieter. Overall good experience :)
  18. P

    Phil

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good, could have come a bit faster. The place was super energetic and fun, and our waitress was super personable! Overall really good experience
  19. m

    malet

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    friendly staff, nice presentation and big serving of food, great location
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    The place and food was good. However the place isn’t really family friendly. Poor behaviour towards kids doing kid things was definitely outstanding, specially coming from the “manager/ supervisor”. I wouldn’t recommend it to other families with kids.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Music was too loud. Eggs scrambled were barely warm. Not hot.
  22. B

    Brunch

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great vibes for Sunday afternoon brunch.
  23. J

    Jody

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was great, great vibe, our server was lovely but very busy- had to wait a bit but totally worth it!
  24. A

    Annie

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Pancakes are very good : the portion is big !! I would recommended, if you have a small appetite: share this plate with your kid or your partner. Benedict eggs are delicious and the portion is reasonable.
  25. C

    Constantine

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice vibes and interesting menu. Service was excellent! The food portions, however, don’t match the price…
  26. n

    noram

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic experience. I looked them up online, searching for a great outdoor breakfast place to take my parents. They're picky about food these days, so it was amazing when they had not a single critique about anything. Also, the staff were very friendly and accomodating when we needed to change to an indoor table due to the heat that day. If you're wanting one of the best meals in Toronto on one of the best patios, this is place to go.
  27. m

    maggiemorrisonmusic

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Brunch with family. Fantastic service and yummy food. We will be back!
  28. TA

    TamiA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place inside or out. Delicious food, chicken & waffles are a must!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good as always
  30. AV

    AnishaV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great brunch spot, and good vibes. Patio is lovely in the summertime.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The fried chicken was overcooked and dry, the ribs were so hard I couldn’t even cut through them I didn’t eat them.. the food was super disappointing and if you want chicken and waffles or any type of comfort food this isn’t worth it definitely didn’t hit the spot haha
  32. JG

    JodieG

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    The food we had was good but nothing amazing, I got the famous pancakes and was expecting more bacon. Our server rushed us out in about 35-40 minutes even though we had the table for 1.5 hours.
  33. A

    Amanda

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always fabulous and our server, Ginger, is the BEST! I request her every time I come to Old School, she is fabulous and makes the experience even better.
  34. l

    lorraine

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delicious brunch spot! Glad to have a brunch spot that takes reservations; otherwise the lines can be pretty long (if you're lucky to not get turned away). The blueberry hill pancakes are what they're known for - for good reason. The pancakes are fluffy and perfectly textured. The blueberry preserve is the perfect amount of sweet, fresh and tasty - dont' even need the syrup they offer on the side to sweeten it up! The maple butter on top is the best part. What a feast. The E'Z breakfast is well-portioned; fluffy scrambled eggs with some quality cooked home fries. Service was excellent: coffee was never empty, and my matcha latte was foamy and not too sweet. Would love to try their non-brunch menu some time! Huge patio outdoor seating space with fun cushions and decor. In colder weather, they offered blankets as well. Inside space looked nice as well; windows all open making for good circulation.
  35. ST

    ShannahT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiters were phenomenal and the French toast was delicious.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great experience for Sunday brunch! Make sure to make a reservation cause they are very very busy! Overall will come back again one day
  37. A

    Aggs

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent, as always! We sat on the patio, very close to the other tables. There was one person talking very loud the whole time(at 10:30am) which made it difficult to have conversations all around her.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Server was amazing. The food was great. The atmosphere was incredible, so much fun with family or without!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience!
  40. SC

    SaCh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It was very busy and it took 30 mins for the server to get us our menu and serve us water and another 30 mins to take our order.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • 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 4.4 stars by 563 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 7 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

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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