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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
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for my birthday. This was our first time to this restaurant. We ordered beef capriccio and it was so good and fresh. I ordered scallops and my son ordered junior fillet mignon and it was excellent. The waiter, to our surprise, asked if it was my son's birthday then he offered us a free slice of cheese... More 

Thank Christina S
Toronto, Canada
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127 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right, I thought. A fine dining place in the midst of massive commercial-industrial buildings? well, The School was there first, and the 20th Century city fathers did the right thing by preserving the old school building. Someone else figured that the old building could be sympathetically adapted. And they did it right. The matching brick and stone structure offers large... More 

Thank Jim C
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I called last minute for reservations because Peters was fully booked. We had a craving for meat. It's been a while since we have been here but the food & service is always great. Fine dining restaurant we would strongly recommend. I went with the large prime rib and we had the Cesar salad for 2 prepared table side. Worth... More 

Thank Travelling_from_YYZ
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for our anniversary. Service was well-rehearsed (not terribly warm but efficient). Food is definitely good: real lobster in the smooth and creamy bisque; piping hot escargot that came to the table almost as soon as the order was placed. The lamb racks were a spot gamey but cooked to gourmet standards; as were the filet mignon top notch.... More 

1 Thank kangfucius
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We came here for a romantic dinner. Had a great evening, the food was amazing. The service is quick and attentive. The dim lights, the piano music and the white table cloths had all contributed to the atmosphere. The prices are a bit high but we didn't mind as everything was just as we had expected. If you enjoy fine... More 

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SchoolFineDine4121, Public Relations Manager at The School Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we hope to see you again soon. The School. More 

London, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The School is a must visit if you are in the area. Service is friendly and efficient and the food is exceptional

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SchoolFineDine4121, Guest Relations Manager at The School Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we hope to see you again soon. The School. More 

Uxbridge, Canada
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108 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If fine dining is something you enjoy then The School is a restaurant that you should try. Our trips to this restaurant tend to be about a year apart and the quality of food and service is consistent and exemplary. The decor is high end and the staff friendly and attentive. During our most recent trip two of our party... More 

Thank CliffRAS
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Nice environment and reasonable price. I have sea bass paired with a glass of white wine. The fish is good. There is a pianist to perform the classic English songs, I like it! It is perfect for a romantic dinner. The only discount is the garlic bread a bit thick and not crispy enough.

1 Thank bahama234
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Recently ate dinner at the School on a Saturday night and again had a fabulous meal! Located in beautiful old school building on 14th Ave in a mainly industrial area, it is worth the drive! We go a few times a year when visiting family in Markham and are never disappointed. The garlic bread and Caesar salad (prepared table side)... More 

Thank marcan224
Markham, Canada
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Ask waiter to cook steak well done no red or blood when steak came to table blood was all over plate . We sent steak back wife would not eat anything. Waiter & manger refused to take steak off bill. When I went to washroom that waiter gave my wife a hard time telling her that is the way that... More 

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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$75
Canadian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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?