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The School Restaurant

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4121 14th Avenue, Markham, Ontario L3R 0J2, Canada
+1 905-477-1161
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant has been a Markham staple for many decades. still under the original ownership they never fail to disappoint.

Thank Jonathan P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite restaurants to go when we want a special dinner. The service and food is always top notch. The price is a little high but well worth it as I said great food and they have a terrific atmosphere white table cloths, also you never feel crowded. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special... More 

Thank BOB107
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mediocre food that is over priced but is one of the "fancier" hotels in the area that becomes a mainstay for business people. I prefer alot of other restaurants in the area compared to their menu - Milestones, Carmelina's, Joey's....to each their own.

Thank Goddess64TO
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service is great. Food is very tasty . A bit pricey but totally worth it for a special occasion .

Thank Mana A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the price and quality I would consider this restaurant mediocre. I had the lobster bisque which was extremely salty, the oysters were fresh, their steak and seafood platter was alright. Atmosphere is romantic and the decor is old school classy, pun not intended. Excellent service.

Thank Aaron C
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It looked like we didn't like the meal because we left so much on our plates last night. We LOVED the meal, the waiter, and the piano player. We just couldn't eat the generous portions. They looked sad when we left food. To you folks at the School: it was our eloping wedding. We love fine dining but are mostly... More 

Thank Steven C
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere, no one left disappointed. Jumbo shrimp always a hit as well as oysters on half shell, Oysters Rockefeller, smoked salmon and lobster bisque and were just the appetizers. Mains were equally impressive, Prime Rib, Filet Mignon and Ahi Tuna were all excellent. Desserts range from mousse cake, to carrot cake and pecan pie to the ever... More 

Thank antiad
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The restaurant is very nice, not very big, but enough space to sit and talk, not that noisy, good for lunch meeting. food was tasty, and the price was reasonable.

Thank Minghui Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We go here for lunch every few months. The staff are very attentive without being overbearing. The French Onion Soup is magnificent and my husband said the filet mignon is the best he's had anywhere The only downside is the deserts. The look fantastic and they bring the desert card to your table to make it up which is a... More 

Thank Anne C
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Good food. Nice atmosphere and professional wait staff. Not the cheapest place but the quality is excellent. Plenty of parking, coat check etc.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$76
Steakhouse, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4121 14th Avenue, Markham, Ontario L3R 0J2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Markham
  • Phone Number: +1 905-477-1161

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?