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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 - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Markham, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Markham business people, politicians, leading lights, sooner or later they all pass through the front door of The School. You'll see them. Good food, good ambiance, good service. Enjoy. I do every time.

Thank JackHeath
Markham, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Management conveniently ignored the main focus of the review which was the incorrect information given by the main server who said that the Veal Parmesan, despite its name is NOT breaded or fried. Sautéed can have several meanings, one of which is similar to the act of stir frying which is a healthier method of cooking compared to all other... More 

Thank GD566
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If the menu was priced more reasonably, it would get a higher rating. The best part for us was the live piano music. The food is very basic and inconsistent for the price. Service is not great, especially when the wait staff do not know enough about the menu, for example, the Veal Parmesan, which is usually breaded and fried... More 

Thank fac57
SchoolFineDine4121, Guest Relations Manager at The School Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear fac57 I'm sorry to read your review and hear that you obviously did not enjoy your dinner at our establishment this past weekend. Upon investigation, I have discovered that your waiter did indeed report your dissatisfaction with one of your guest's meals while you were still dining and that our maitre'd did come by your table to assist in... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

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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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 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 13 February 2017 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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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 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 29 January 2017

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 

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