Meet the owner

Little do Daniel and Lisa Clarke realize it, but their restaurant is probably the best thing to happen to Leslieville’s foodie scene in a long time.

“It’s always an evolution,” says Daniel, a humble (and talented) native Aussie who’s been doing the food thing for 10 years in Toronto. “The minute you think you have it all figured out is the minute you start to lose a little bit.”

From the outside, Skin + Bones might appear like an upscale spot for the hip, young and fashionable dinner crowd, but the restaurant is very relaxed inside, with friendly, genuine staff who make you feel at home the minute you walk through the door. “We just want you to eat good food and drink well,” says Daniel.

Daniel and Lisa formerly lived and worked in Toronto’s west end and moved to Leslieville shortly after they opened Skin + Bones in 2012.

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March 20, 2017

Amazing on all levels....You can't go wrong here.!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 19, 2017

Really enjoyed the experience--would like to come back in the summer when the front windows are open

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2017

Always a treat to dine at Skin+Bones. It never disappoints. Staff, management and owners are always pleasant and incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating. For sure, this is a favourite restaurant and well worth visiting for an outstanding dining experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 13, 2017

An incredible experience, as always!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 12, 2017

Incredible first experience, thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 13, 2017

It was all really lovely! it's possible i would have liked a more fulsome wine selection by the glass -- no Cabs on the list at the time -- but, that said, the wine i did have was lovely. And the food was great. Um, especially the sticky pudding! So many thank yous - we'll be back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2017

Amazing night. Will definitely be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2017

Great place and great time. The food was perfect and they had I nice selection of liquor. Only annoying part was one of the tables behind us was fairly loud, but I can't really blame the restaurant for this. It's the only reason I matked the atmosphere as a four star.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 1, 2017

Fun wine tasting event!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 13, 2017

We have always had great experiences at Skin and Bones. The 4 course tasting menu with wine pairings is good value and well thought out. Its a ton of food so go hungry. The first course was actually 3 full appetizer dishes on its own. with two more full courses and desert after. I would give the food a 4.5 if It was an option.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 12, 2017

It's noisy, but not hard to talk in. The food and service was great

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 11, 2017

Amazing as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 6, 2017

Outstanding service and a superb meal! Our best visit there yet!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 29, 2017

Kevin our server was delightful and a total pro. Food was top drawer as were the creative cocktails. Really nice room too and we could all gear other talk, makes a nice change. We very highly recommend Skin n Bones.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 22, 2017

Meatballs and mushroom riceballs were delicious. hared the ribeye, which was delicious, just felt a few more potatoes and kale would have been good since it was a share plate. Otherwise, great meal!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 23, 2017

Excellent in every aspect! Thanks for being so consistent and reliable!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 18, 2017

Great meal and great service although a tad slow. Will definitely be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 12, 2017

We did the chef's menu - 4 courses for 45$ and it was such amazing value and the food was delicious!! Will definitely go back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 8, 2017

Wonderful spot in Leslieville, great space , great music (not too loud that you can't hear each other)the servers are great and they know their stuff. My only issue is that I'm feeling they out way too much salt in the food... yet having said that the food is yummy

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 8, 2017

Fantastic!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 2, 2017

Amazing experience overall! We had come for the set menu on NYE but we also have several allergies and are expecting as well (yes unfortunately we are those people) but the server and chef came up with their own menu that accommodated everything. It was delicious and we will definitely be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 24, 2016

It was our anniversary and we shared a pre-set meal with another couple! Each dish and wine pairing was better than the last! Our waiter Kevin was terrific and we will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 23, 2016

Had the 4 course family dinner, blind tasting with wine pairing....amazing! Can't wait to go back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 22, 2016

Absolutely beautiful meal, perfect service, charming atmosphere. We had a delightful wedding anniversary celebration. A gem in Leslieville.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 19, 2016

Always a delight! Will be back again for certain!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

December 16, 2016

Food was tasty and service was excellent. However, price seems steep for what you get on the plates.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 15, 2016

Perfect cocktails! Absolutely lovely server.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 15, 2016

Do the set menu with the wine pairings. It was a great choice.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 14, 2016

Food was great. Would definitely come again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 14, 2016

Great night. Big improvement in the spacing of the courses. Everything was fantastic. Would have liked to sit in the back room which was closed on a week night. Atmosphere would have been 5 stars.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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