O& B Café Grill Opens in Waterloo


WATERLOO, Ont. — The owners of Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants, which includes prominent Toronto eateries Canoe, Jump, Auberge du Pommier and Biff’s Bistro, have opened a new location in Waterloo, Ont.’s Conestoga Mall.  

As part of the mall’s recent renovations, the new establishment brings the first full-service dining restaurant to the shopping centre. This is the company’s fourth Café Grill opening, with locations currently in Toronto, Blue Mountain and Oakville.

“We’re very excited to be opening finally in Waterloo. It’s a vital, growing community with so much opportunity. This has been a long time in the making, but we are thrilled to be here,” said company co-owner Peter Oliver. Oliver and his business partner, chef Michael Bonacini, had been scouring the Waterloo area for some time before negotiating the Conestoga location.

Oliver & Bonacini’s reputation for high-quality food, inspired service and fresh, modern design is clear to see. Its flagship restaurant, Canoe, is considered among the best in Canada and is currently ranked number 1 by Toronto Life magazine and the Zagat Survey.

The Waterloo location will offer relaxed, upscale, mid-range dining in a casual, modern environment. The menu boasts a variety of world-inspired North American dishes, including freshly prepared soups, salads, burgers, pastas, fire-roasted pizzas, seafood and a selection of grilled meats and fishes.

Oliver & Bonacini is comprised of eight restaurants in the Toronto area and is the exclusive service provider to the Toronto Board of Trade. In 2010, the company will open a fifth Café Grill at Yonge and Front in Toronto as well as two unique concept restaurants in the Bell Lightbox/Festival Tower, future home of the Toronto International Film Festival Group.


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