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O&B Canteen

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown West
Contemporary, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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330 King Street W, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X2, Canada (King and John Streets)
+1 647-288-4710
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I just finished a light meal here which was a serious disappointment. I ordered the daily soup which was too highly spiced to taste the ingredients and "spicy octopus- patatas bravas". The octopus was burnt, the slender ends of the limbs looking like sun-dried earthworms and one piece refused to surrender to my table knife. patatas bravas... More 

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Thank RDConsult
Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty good prices and great taste. Service was quick and we were in and out pretty fast, we were going to a musical. There is a patio and an inside sitting area. They have some quick grab and go type counter as well. TIFF members get a discount on the grab and go.

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Thank sneekymongoose
Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved Canteen when it first opened. Loved their mac and cheese, prosciutto arugula pizza and a few others. In recent years, the menu has changed and is just not as a good. I would normally give it 4 but my last visit on Monday the 27th, gets a 3. They seemed to have added a lot more seating, so... More 

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Thank kateaspencer
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It took much longer than expected to buy some sandwiches and drinks to take out. While the food was tasty, I'm not so sure I'd want to come back to this place. The server or cashier at the takeout bar was not being very efficient but that could also be because she didn't get much help from her coworkers.

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Thank Jenna C
Ellyb1
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a small but very varied menu. The place is hopping before theatre and is a lively spot with an open kitchen. However it did not seem too noisy. The soup was parsnip and pear. Delicious. I had the haddock which was light and flakey served on top of roast potatoes with a mustard sauce. $18. My wife... More 

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Thank Ellyb1
Aurora, Canada
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast and went here as it wasn't too busy. It's a little pricey but worth it. The Avocado toast sounds weird but it is amazing and very filling. Service is very good. It was packed when we left.

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Thank Rick B
Chesterfield, Michigan
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550 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for a non meat lunch and found a great squash vegetable lunch. I can't believe how good it was. Service was great too.

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Thank PhoenisSunDog
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

I was taken for lunch to this restaurant yesterday during Winterlicious. Chose the Winterlicious menu. Had the Beef Thai Salad. It was the most dreary looking salad I have ever eaten. I think they used the packaged Andy Boy romaine lettuce with a bit of bok choy thrown in, a very brown dressing and so the salad portion looked like... More 

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Thank APatron2017
Toronto
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104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Pleasant busy vibe, comfy surroundings, and very good food, just short of excellent. For example, the fresh fruit was indeed fresh, but no interesting varieties. Both brunch and lunch were available at noon on a Sunday, which is nice.I had avocado on whole grain toast, with a couple of perfectly poached eggs and fruit. Friendly efficient service with a smile.... More 

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

if you are hungry or not. I wasn't my friend was. I had a bowl of soup of the day which was HOT and delicious. My friend had Salad and Chicken Breast. Good menu which we will have to try again. We were going to the theatre and had plenty of time. Our server was so nice came and chatted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Contemporary, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 King Street W, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X2, Canada
    (King and John Streets)
  • Public Transportation: By subway, exit at St. Andrew station on Yonge-University Spadina line, north west corner. Travel two blocks west on King Street. By streetcar, access the King St. (504) streetcar to John St.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 647-288-4710

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