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Old School - Toronto, Toronto, ON

Old School - Toronto

4.3
4.3
679 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 57 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!

    Mar 2 - Nov 28, 2022
    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

    Mar 2 - Nov 28, 2022
    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 679 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Brunch

  • Toronto

    Brunch

  • Toronto

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really friendly server and food was delicious. Atmosphere was welcoming and fun. Thanks.
  2. 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.
  3. AB

    AbhishekB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    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

  4. A

    Aggs

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

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

    Cindy

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pancakes are the bomb. Bring your appetite! Book ahead because it’s really busy on the weekends!
  6. FH

    FatemehH

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We loved the ambiance. The staff was very friendly and efficient. However, the food quality was not up to our expectations.
  7. o

    oris

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Service was good , food not so good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The food is good, but too much noise from the construction.
  9. AR

    AshR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    Server was polite. That's pretty much it for the "good". The food is very poorly prepared and lacks flavour / taste and stingy portions. Pancakes are mediocre. Ambiance was okay, but VERY loud to the point that we had to ask the server to turn the volume down. Complete was of $75. Would strongly recommend going elsewhere. Places like Pür & Simple have much better food, flavour, and overall value for your money.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was such a great service and quality breakfast, definitely I will back I love it 😊

    Old School - TorontoResponded on November 14, 2022Thanks so much for this excellent 5-star review! We love seeing our hard work pay off with happy customers like yourself. We hope to see you in the not-to-distant future. -The Old School Team

  11. CL

    CynthiaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, the blueberry pancakes were delicious and perfect for sharing as dessert
  12. C

    Claudia

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it Our waiter was THE BEST. So attentive and funny. The cocktails were delicious..Paloma..hello... Food was great..price fixe was a deal! Will go back
  13. ZH

    ZehraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is a perfect spot for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I went on a business meal and previously with friends. Always great good, and great service!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was delicious. Cool vibe. Service was slow and our sever was not that friendly with us. Being in the industry ourselves we are pretty easy to take care of but it seemed that our server wasn’t interested in serving us.
  15. S

    debbieS

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Cute place. 2 eggs were very small and seemed like one egg. Pancakes and French toast looked great!
  16. AG

    AnikG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved my birthday brunch! I had the blueberry Hill and my friend Benny and the Jets avacado. Yummmmy
  17. R

    Roxter

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the chicken and waffles. Service was good.
  18. A

    Anonymous

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff are efficient, coffee is good (bottomless drip) pancakes were great & the chicken and waffles are amazing! Presentation is good, too!
  19. S

    Stephanie

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service by Ginger was amazing. She was very warm and friendly and ensured we had everything we needed for our meal. The food was very tasteful and portion sizes are large. Would recommend Benny and the Jets (friend chicken eggs Benedict). Drink sizes are generous and delicious. Would definitely go back and recommend !!
  20. L

    Lalalaalala

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    The waiter was the worst waiter that I ever had. He was super rude. It’s was a birthday and he was like upset all the time. I felt like in a Karen restaurant. Food was okay but I wouldn’t recommend it
  21. BW

    BonnieW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good food. Would go back. Parking was difficult but we found a spot half way down the block.
  22. T

    Tommy

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Food was great came extremely fast but soon as we had gotten our food the server was nowhere to be seen until we had asked someone else for our bill.
  23. JL

    JanetL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and our server was outstanding. I love the Blueberry Hill Pancakes - you can never go wrong! And, everyone in our party commented that their meal was amazing. Our server John is a great example of the type of customer service that others in the industry should aspire to. He creates a fun environment that adds to your experience and makes it even more memorable. This is a place I will go back to again.
  24. MU

    MarissaU

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was expensive but very good! Would recommend going with a group so you can try more stuff!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great nostalgic atmosphere for my friends and I
  26. MC

    MarineC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Really nice moment with my friends. Food was really delicious. However, my friends was disappointed because on the Menu there are Milkshakes and after 30 minutes of thinking and waiting to order, the waitress told us they don t have ...
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Overhyped and expensive for what it is
  28. ES

    EliS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good, server was polite, and facilities were largely clean. However, there were some flies in the restaurant and in basement/bathroom area. Drinks were also very small.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Food was excellent. Would recommend and will definitely be back
  30. RP

    RemiP

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Noisy and smelly restaurant. Very bad service. Average food with a high price tag. Loud music. Not a relaxing brunch!
  31. JM

    JessicaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience. The food was delicious and service was wonderful!
  32. GM

    GregM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great diner! Amazing food, great atmosphere and wonderful staff creating the perfect experience to enjoy around you!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Pancakes where not worth the hype at all Chicken and waffles were the best part that saved the experience Service was meh
  34. D

    Diane

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time at Old School. The ambiance was great, service was attentive and food was very tasty! I recommend the Toronto Cubano Melt; it had a nice balance between the salty bacons, melty cheese and tart pickles, all enveloped within a buttery & perfectly toasted sesame crusted toast.
  35. LR

    LigiaR

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch spot! Went there for their chicken + waffles and was nor disappointed! Their service was also on point which made the experience even more pleasant. We will be back for sure! Thanks Team
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good especially the pancakes Miammmmm
  37. MC

    MelC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We booked a reservation for inside and ended up sitting outside. We should have stuck with the plan and ate inside. Service was excellent.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time!!! Thé brunch was so nice and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The service was impeccable. Bonus thé musc was great!!
  39. CT

    ChrisT

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place Server John was awesome and friendly
  40. MO

    MauraO

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was very slow. It took 30 minutes before the waitress came over to our table and even give us water. Then it took another 15 mins to get our drinks. Food was decent but not worth the hour long wait.

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 4.3 stars by 679 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 57 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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