About

With a stylish “see and be seen” bar, lounge and wraparound patio, O&B Yonge & Front is a destination spot for Toronto’s tastemakers, Bay Street’s movers and shakers, and neighbourhood locals alike. The expansive dining room is divided into cozy nooks, featuring a mix of communal tables, leather banquettes and high-tops, perfect for casual group dining, after-work drinks and date nights downtown.

The menu features fresh, seasonal pastas, salads, burgers, sandwiches and fire-roasted pizzas, along with globally and chef inspired daily specials. For those who prefer to sip and snack, our bar bites, hand-crafted cocktails and curated wines are ideal for sharing and lingering in the lounge.

Chef Shawn Jackson

Shawn Jackson

Chef de Cuisine

Growing up just outside of Montreal, Shawn Jackson fell in love with the restaurant industry from a young age. From the long hours to the staff camaraderie, Chef Shawn was always naturally suited for the kitchen lifestyle.

In his first leadership role as Executive Chef of Cunningham’s Pub in Quebec, Chef Shawn revitalized the menu and food vision, launched a catering arm for the business, and helped the owner open two more locations. Following this success, Chef Shawn made the decision to complement his real world experience with formal training at George Brown. At 30 years old, he started over with a clean slate.

Since graduating, Chef Shawn has helped open Café Dominion in Montreal, and enjoyed Chef de Cuisine stints at Mill Street Brew Pub locations in Toronto and Ottawa. Craving more knowledge and experience, Chef Shawn spent four months staging at various notable restaurants, from the innovative Park Restaurant in Montreal, to the molecular gastronomy focused Atelier in Ottawa.

With more than 20 years of cooking experience, Chef Shawn is well-equipped to take the lead at O&B Yonge & Front, where he is excited to deliver dishes rooted in quality ingredients and fresh, seasonal flavours.

“The place to see and be seen, the stylish O&B Yonge & Front definitely falls in Toronto’s best restaurant and patio category.”

– Notable.ca

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