Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village
Server was great. Food was delicious.
Three out of 4 of us were very disappointed with the food. It was nothing special for the price. The salads really lacked creativity or special flavours that I would expected. I have eaten here in the past and the food was excellent. The value was not there. The waiter saved the day - he picked up that it was our friend's birthday and brought her a special dessert. His personality added to the service.
There was no place that was not noisy, music being the primary culprit. The food was good but portions too small for the price and for the role in the meal it was to achieve.
Portion size were small and sauce was bland on pasta
It was extremely loud and we felt we were rushed during the entire dinner.
We have dined in O&B on Bayview with friends for decades, we even had private parties. Starting one or two years ago the place floundered and you could see it in the poor attendance. Late last year they brought a fabulous motivational manager and the place recovered its old glory. However, we went this last Saturday and the place was freezing, the heating broke down. The woman who identified herself as the manager, not the manager we knew, was sharp in her answers as to why the place was cold, no apology. We noticed there were several new wait staff. The food took ages to come. The food was still good but everything else was wrong. We will not return for now.
The food was good but the service was indifferent. Maybe just poor stuff allocation but not acceptable at the price point. Food was slow and did not arrive together.
Worst experience ever. The oakville location had large portions and clean washrooms. The coffee taste old and burnt. The washroom was filthy and it smelt like mold in their basement. Worst location and experience ever.
A very pleasant first time visit, although a bit noisy... will return.
Food taste and quality is going down! Used to be so good. Ordered soup and sandwich lunch, their famous mushroom soup was way too salty, the sandwich lacking anything special. Not so different from ordering at a cafeteria.
Used to really enjoy O&B!
Bacon and potatoes were overdone. Staff not overly attentive. Used to be much better years ago. Fire alarm kept going off for the duration of our meal and nobody apologized or offered anything (could have taken coffees off of the bill or something). Was there to celebrate birthday so it was pretty annoying and had two little children, very loud for them.
It was my besties Birthday, I advised this prior to the date. Our server was Steve Hark, he was great he told us about some of the dishes and seemed very knowledgeable. As it was o
He girls he gave us our space but always came around to make sure everything was good. The food was great and the pricing was decent. Would def visit this location again.
Food was excellent. Waiter was a bit scatter brained, forgot part of the order. When requesting more hot water for tea, the pots from our table and the table beside us were switched. The table beside us got a pot that contained my pre-used tea bag.
Over priced considering the food quality and quantity
Food quality was so low too
The restaurant looked tired. Menu bland. Furnishings worn. Not an enjoyable experience.
Food quality has declined significantly over the years. Thought we would give it another chance today. Didn’t think you could really go wrong with Eggs Benedict; I was terribly wrong. There was an extra charge for salmon and it was so fishy and obviously unfresh upon first bite. The home fries were dry and deplorable. I had to send it back. So I ordered French toast instead and it was equally as bad— didn’t have more than half a slice. The toast was too thick and not fluffy. Ordered a cappuccino and could not even get the milk substituted, which is pretty standard these days. When they brought the mains out, we weren’t even finished with the starters and they stuffed the dishes onto the table. Corned beef hash was disappointing too and was left more than half unfinished. The only redeeming part of this brunch was the hot soup made in house. We weren’t even offered bread. I will never dine at O&B again nor their sister restaurants. There are so many competitively priced brunch spots in the city that are superior. Very disappointed with this experience.
We made a reservation for 12:30 pm to host out of town guests. Even though there were many empty tables in the restaurant we were seated right at the entrance to the open kitchen. We sat facing the kitchen so our guests would have a better "view". We did not say anything at the restaurant because we had company but we would have if we were alone. Food is ok. Variety is good.
Too loud. But great food and service.
Best waiter ever! Don’t know his name but he is hilarious and a lot of fun. Had him last time too.
Hi there, I really enjoy lunching at your restaurant at Bayview. The atmosphere is perfect for an intimate lunch and/or a business meet-up which is my usual reason for visiting. The food is very delicious. I am a creature of habit except for when I dine at your location. I really enjoy the variety of cuisine offered. I have yet to dine in the evening. Hmmmm.... Your wine selection looks yummy! Thanks again, Sue M.
Branch menu quality very poor
Prices is high
Our server was amazing! I think her name was Lisa but she made our time even more pleasant.
The food was superb. Overall a good time was had by all.
I had the liver and onions and it was amazing! Definite comfort food!
Service great, no pressure to rush, super friendly and accommodating!
Our server was wonderful. Professional and friendly!
Venue is very noisy. Difficult to have a conversation. Ceilings are high and there is no carpeting to block the sound.
Everything was excellent, no complaints.
The server was very friendly and cheerful. Food is good too.
We celebrated a birthday for a special cousin and had a delightful server who catered to our needs. They brought a nicely presented dessert with a candle in it on a large plate with Happy Birthday written across the plate in chocolate syrup. We enjoyed our meals. The mushroom soup was served hot, and was delicious, although a bit salty. The sweet potato fries were very tasty. The club sandwich was also excellent, was very substantial and it came with a side salad. The coffee was served hot and had a very nice full bodied taste. The restaurant was a bit loud in the beginning, but of course as the crowd thinned out the noise level was perfect. Overall, we had a very pleasant lunch and will return again.
My server was very attentive and personable, the food was absolutely delicious ( we had the fried calamari, mushroom soup, mushroom wood oven baked pizza & the mac n cheese). The food was great but i was just blown away by the service mostly. Great experience overall
It is a nice restaurant to have a business lunch or family brunch/lunch although it is on the pricier side.
Pleasant location for Sunday lunch although the back ground noise made it difficult to talk ... place could do with a few noise remediation techniques.
Food was great and service excellent but really terrible noisy environment made co versation nearly impossible! Need to install some acoustic baffles to absorb noise!
Today's meal was so so. The mushroom soup was saltier than usual, the mixed green salad had no dressing on it. The pickled vegetables on the salad were so sour that I had to pick them off. My friend's Pad Thai was also too salty and sour. The server never told us about the specials. The server for the table next to us told the diners about the specials and that's when we found out there were specials. All in all, it was not the best meal I've ever had at this restaurant.
I went to dinner on a Monday night. So it was nice and quiet. The waiter was over-the-top enthusiastic in his role. The fish with chickpeas was delicious. The mixed green salad's dressing was too tart and lettuce pieces too big. The waiter returned the salad to the kitchen and brought me a new one. I mixed the salad myself with oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and cut up the lettuce into smaller pieces. Then the salad was perfect because I fixed it up. I wish the kitchen staff would cut up the salad into smaller pieces. Customer should be given a choice of dressing.
Appreciated being allocated a more quiet side table - great experience thanks.
Service was superb. Wait staff went out of their way to accommodate table change and celebrate special occasion. Unfortunately the food was dry and only lukewarm.
Excellent customer service. Tasty food
Our most recent visit was enjoyable. It was a Friday evening, so the noise level was a little high. We were able to converse at our table, but it was challenging to hear each other at some moments. Our server was excellent, and did a great job of informing us of any available specials, and answered all of our questions well.