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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October 26, 2017

We enjoyed the family style blind tasting chef's menu. Every dish served was on point!! One of the best meals I have had in my adult life. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 19, 2017

Delicious food, great place and everyone enjoyed themselves. After dinner drinks were served a bit out of sync with dessert but overall it was great. Will be back again, very accommodating staff.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 19, 2017

I wish I could give this place a higher score. I can’t say enough about how great it is.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 16, 2017

Thank you for such an amazing dinner. Service and food were both excellent. Will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 16, 2017

This is one of our fav restaurants. We went for our anniversary dinner this past Saturday and they treated us like Royalty! We had the best table in the house by the front window, we were served free champagne at the end and the service (as always) was spectacular. We had the Chef's Menu and allowed them to serve us whatever they pleased. EVERY course was amazing and delicious. What an adventure!! Do yourself a favour and try out this East End GEM. Best food in the east end no question.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 12, 2017

Delicious! Truly original cuisine, full of flavour, every bite was fantastic. Relaxed atmosphere, great service. My best dining experience in Toronto in years!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 10, 2017

Consistently one of the best dining experiences in Toronto. Great staff, great food and a thoughtful and eclectic beverage list.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 11, 2017

The service at S&B is outstanding. Kudos to managers and staff for continuing to show that customer service is alive and well. Staff were all friendly and engaging. The food was excellent as always. Good quality food definitely makes up for a somewhat limited menu.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 8, 2017

We had the chef's menu which is always a lot of fun. We didn't go with the wine pairing but the manager was able to provide us with the best white and red wines to go along with the meals. Really appreciated his knowledge and help! The cocktails were very good as well and the food was tasty! Overall, we had a good experience.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 4, 2017

I always wanted to come for a dinner here because I heard good things. The food was delightful. Deceptively simple but clearly made by someone who knows what they're doing. Elegant comfort food. Service was professional and attentive but not overly so (no interruptions in the middle of a conversation etc.). The wine list is on the smaller side but very nice and reasonably priced choices. We will be happy to come back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 30, 2017

2nd time there, food and service just as good as the first time! Great spot! Great food! Great hospitality!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 29, 2017

My favorite is the charcuterie board and cheese board. I have celiac disease and consider this a safe place with their knowledge and quality of food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 25, 2017

Delicious appetizers, especially meatballs. Main course was decent. We waited very long for our main , we got an apology form staff and complementary drink. Overall not to bad.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 25, 2017

Servers are well informed about food as well as wine. The Chef's menu is one of our favourite dining experiences. You are sure to have a lest one dish that is off menu.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 25, 2017

The best place for dinner in Leslieville! Food is delicious and the service is friendly, knowledgeable and just the right amount of attentive.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 25, 2017

We went to Skin&Bones for brunch with our families the day after our wedding, and it was just perfect. The staff was attentive and nice, and the food was fantastic.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 5, 2017

💓💓💓💓 that was me all night/week previous and subsequent following days. Everyone loved the food. Server was handsome and attentive, Andy? I think that was his name..? I can't remember. I will certainly come back for more (not because I am obliged to contractually, but because I genuinely would love to). xoxoxoxoxoxo ME!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 4, 2017

We had a lovely time... would definitely consider another large reservation in the future !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 2, 2017

My wife and I recently celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary at Skin + Bones and decided to treat ourselves to the 4 course, Chef's choice dinner with wine pairing. The food was outstanding. Each selection of wine complimented the paired dish perfectly! The staff clearly knew what they were doing and the service was impeccable. We really appreciated the glass of sparkling at the top of our meal to help toast our happy occasion. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great night out!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 1, 2017

Skin+Bones continues to provide superior service. The food was excellent, the wine pairings inspired, and my whole group (16 of us!) had a great time eating and drinking at the harvest table. I will continue to return with friends and family to my favourite restaurant in the neighbourhood, Skin+Bones.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 11, 2017

Had a great time with my husband, narcis.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 10, 2017

Exceptional meal with outstanding service! Plan to dine there again in near future.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 8, 2017

lovely place for date night

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 8, 2017

I took my wife to this resteraunt to celebrate her graduation from school. Absolutely amazing service, they accommodated in every way possible. Not smothering but attentive, very fun and friendly, just excellent service. Food was incredible, I highly recommend the chefs tasting plate and wine pairings.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 29, 2017

This was a large event that went wonderfully, food was great and abundant, everyone enjoyed it and had a great time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 28, 2017

Great service and wonderful food. Wonderful gem in leslieville! You

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 24, 2017

We planned a get together with family and friends some of whom were coming from out of town. The atmosphere was fun and friendly, not too loud so that we could chat. Food was great, we shared a few appetizers and I had the flat iron steak which was cooked to perfection. The wine we wanted to order had run out but our waiter recommended another option which turned out to be great. I would definitely go again!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 21, 2017

My friend and I attending the Sparkling League finals. Everyone was friendly and courteous, and they were able to accommodate my friend's allergies without a problem. The food was delicious, as was the wine, including a recommendation for a bottle of sparkling wine to purchase. We really enjoyed our experience and will be back for sure!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 20, 2017

The food, atmosphere, and every single employee were 100% bang on. Will be going back for sure!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 17, 2017

Taylor and Natasha were amazing. Took care of all our needs and made us feel so welcomed! It was a lovely night filled with outstanding food and service. Our guests were new to Skin+Bones and have added it to their favourite resto list. Thank you for never disappointing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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