Old School - Toronto

4.5
430 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

We will be TEMPORARILY CLOSING.

Due to the rapid transmission of Omicron and despite our best measures
to adhere to appropriate guidelines with the current restrictions of
only outdoor dining we are not able to remain open.

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. We thank you for
your continued understanding and support. We will reopen on February 1st
once restrictions have eased.

Stay safe, stay healthy and stay warm Toronto!

Offers

  • Slow Cooked Baby Back Ribs $25!

    Multiple dates available

    Sat 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Join us every Friday and Saturday night for our delicious ribs! Half Rack BBQ Pork Baby Back Ribs, Housemade BBQ sauce, Handcut Fries and Broccoli Apple Slaw
  • Old School Dinner Specials

    Multiple dates available

    Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    We have created two special off menu dishes paired with a cocktail, only available during dinner. Try out our BLT Poutine: hand cut fries topped with bacon, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onion, cheese curds and housemade Caesar dressing. Accompany this with a can of beer/seltzer of your choice, for $15! Or tantalize your tastebuds with our Mac n Cheese bites served on marinara with shaved parmesan and fresh basil paired with a 5oz glass of wine of your choice, for $19! Enjoy these cozy comfort food specials in our heated patio.

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 430 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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Andrew
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Overall good experience. Server was attentive, share platter was well prepared and the heated patio was warm for almost the entire duration of our visit (got a bit chilly near the end). Would recommend others to check out.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing! The whole ambience was spectacular. Super cute and Instagram friendly.

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TammyM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had never been to Old School, it was my moms 70th so I googled heated patios in Toronto. A top 10 list came up and Old School was in it. The menu caught my eye it was different and looked delicious. The weather was -8 so I was worried we were going to freeze but it was very warm in the tent, the heaters did a great job keeping us warm. Or waitress was very friendly and upbeat, she made us feel at home. We started off with some Sangria - this was the best Sangria I have ever had, so yummy!!! If you go, you have to have one. I had the salmon eggs benny which was delicious. It comes with really yummy home fries and a salad (I found the salad a bit bland) My mom had the fried chicken benny which she said was delicious, my daughter had the breakfast (she ate most of it so I know it was good) and my son had the chicken and waffles which he talked about all night!! We had to try the pancakes since they have their own instagram account and they were delish! It's a bit pricey but worth it. When I booked the reservation I put that it was my moms 70th birthday, the waitress did say happy birthday but it would have been nice if she was surprised with a little birthday treat.

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KaterynaU
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great breakfast/lunch menu. Outstanding Eggs Benedict and Blueberry pancakes!

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DiFoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was FABULOUS!
Food was delicious. It was exactly what was needed. Will def go back.

Old School - Toronto
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice little brunch place for people to stop by if they’re in the area

Old School - Toronto
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We really enjoyed the outdoor set up for late night dining! It was cute and cosy, the food was exactly what we hoped for.

Old School - Toronto
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Service was a bit lacking, especially given the fact that we were the only ones there. Not quite sure if their outdoor blankets are reused. It may be worthwhile letting customers know this beforehand so there’s some sense of comfort given Omicron. Food was good. Not the cheapest meal but tasty enough.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was great and meal size was perfect! Service was outstanding and I would highly recommend going here for brunch

Old School - Toronto
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

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Maya
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I came for brunch with my boyfriend and it was amazing. The atmosphere is great, food is beyond amazing, and the service is the best. I will be returning back.

Old School - Toronto
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you, Maya! Hope to see you soon!

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Henri
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My reservation was not on the system despite i have confirmation from Opentable.
Staff were very accommodating and took a great care of us.

I definitely coming back here.
Still going to try the Blueberry Pancake!

Cheers
Henri

Old School - Toronto
Responded on January 4, 2022

Hello, Henri, Sorry to hear that you had a problem with booking. Although happy to hear you had a good experience at old school! Thank you for the review, and hope to see you soon for Blueberry Hill pancakes! Kind regards, Old school team

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LoveBox
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and great service. Will definitely go again.

Old School - Toronto
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Old Schools was an overall good experience. The food was good and came out fairly quickly. We got a reservation inside but wish we had reserved the garden room so highly recommend that to anyone dining here. Only thing we didn’t love is it felt far out of the vicinity of downtown.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An awesome place with great ambiance and nice food. :)

Old School - Toronto
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice workers!!!

Old School - Toronto
Responded on December 29, 2021

Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

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Jelissa
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Food was just ok and service was very slow, took 27min after setting to get a coffee.

Old School - Toronto
Responded on December 29, 2021

Hello Jelissa, Sorry to hear you had an unpleasant service experience at your restaurant. Our staff is noted, and that won't happen again. Kind Regards, Old School team

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food & service never disappoints

Old School - Toronto
Responded on December 29, 2021

Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food! Love the concept of this restaurant.

Old School - Toronto
Responded on December 29, 2021

Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

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RegaelB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As per usual, Old School was NOT short of perfection. We loved every minute of being there. From the friendly staff to the amazing food. This is ONE place you never want to miss out on

Old School - Toronto
Responded on December 29, 2021

Thank you very much! Hope to see you soon!

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DevenK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place! we went on a date and were treated very well.

Old School - Toronto
Responded on December 29, 2021

Thank you and happy to hear you had good time with us! Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience3

Music was too loud. Menu should offer half portions for pancakes. Overall menu should have more options, poached eggs seemed to be their theme.

Old School - Toronto
Responded on December 29, 2021

Hello, Thank you for the notice. We will take it into consideration. Kind Regards, Old School team

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BukkyA
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and ambiance. I will highly recommend it!

Old School - Toronto
Responded on December 29, 2021

Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

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NadiaP
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service! Will definitely go back.

Old School - Toronto
Responded on December 29, 2021

Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ahmazing!!! Super fresh and delicious! Generous portions

Old School - Toronto
Responded on December 29, 2021

Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

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Nafeesa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Definitely a 10/10. Will be going back as soon as I get back to Toronto.

Old School - Toronto
Responded on December 29, 2021

Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Good experience

Old School - Toronto
Responded on December 29, 2021

Happy to hear it! Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful ambience, great vibe! Excellent place to go on a date, would definitely recommend! Dinner was delicious and will be going back for breakfast!

Old School - Toronto
Responded on December 29, 2021

Thank you, and so happy you had a great experience @oldschoolyyz! Hope to see you soon!

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MariaJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you're looking for great "old school" food and a friendly, comfy atmosphere - this is the place.

Thank you for making us feel at home.

Old School - Toronto
Responded on December 29, 2021

Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

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BigManEats
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Maybe this is not Old School's fault, but the website that said that Old School was a great place for brunch. Don't get me wrong: the food was good. But, with a very limited menu, I wouldn't say it's a great place for brunch.

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
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
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good cocktails, good food, pleasant servers.

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JENNY
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
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 on November 27, 2021
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.

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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!

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 4.5 stars by 430 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.