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1008 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K1
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Methods of Payment:

  • Interac
  • Cash
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Cuisine type

  • Brunch,

Atmosphere

  • Trendy,
  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Events,
  • Restaurant,
  • Bar,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Meet the owner

Joey Skeir and his wife Cherie Stinson don’t order meals when they go out. Instead, the two native Nova Scotians and coastal foodies make eating with one another a communal event.

That’s what their Leslieville restaurant is all about, sharing and a mutual love for all things that feel like home, turned up a notch.

Being from the east coast, they wanted to go with a nautical theme for their restaurant that was “not in your face,” says Cherie, who is a professional interior designer. In fact, you may have seen her on Restaurant Makeover.

The décor is quirky coastal with a slice of city; a wall of fish taxidermy painted black is a perfect example of that. The theme also shows in the restaurant’s signature drink, a bright pink rum punch with huge ice cubes served to guests in vintage bowls with individual ladles and quaint tea cups (they’ve been collecting these dishes for months before opening their restaurant in June 2013).

“The punch is very potent and delicious,” Cherie says. It’s a good take on a social drink, especially enjoyable at social hour every Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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    the service was aweful and the waiter was so disrespectful and rushed. The food was average and the prices through the roof. Skin and bones. Goods and provisions. Aft. The thirsty duck. Brooklyn tavern. All have it in spades over this place.

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    November 16, 2017

    Too noisy. great food and service. Couldn't hear my dinner partner over the noise and music.

    Ambiance: 2/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    November 13, 2017

    Best meal in one year of living in Toronto. Incredible.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 11, 2017

    Great as always.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    November 12, 2017

    Exceptional service and we will be going back for sure!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 8, 2017

    Nice relaxed atmosphere, great wait staff. Nice night out.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    October 30, 2017

    Food and service were great. However, we didn’t expect to be kicked out at 8:30 before we had finished our meal (hadn’t ordered dessert or coffee). The short seating time was not mentioned when we booked. We probably won’t return for this reason alone which is too bad.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    October 30, 2017

    Excellent meal. We had oysters to start with champagne. For main we shared the tenderloin and shrimp and scallops. We were recommend the Cote de Rhone with it, which I would not have picked, but it was excellent and paired really well with the meal. We were overly impressed.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 25, 2017

    Loved every minute of our experience! From the fantastic decor, cool TO Leslieville vibe, excellent service (Lisa our server was attentive, friendly, funny and totally knew her stuff) - it all worked. Lisa filleted our perfectly cooked ...fish table side with expertise and confidence. From the chowder, to fries, to excellent desserts and fantastic oysters to start, we loved it all. Also really enjoyed the music - great tunes that made for a lively vibe. This place is a find and we will definitely be back. Already recommended to friends. THANK YOU!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 24, 2017

    Great food and the service was awesome, both the man and woman who waited on us were so funny, friendly and helpful! We will definitely come back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 22, 2017

    Excellent service and good food and drinks! Will go back!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 20, 2017

    I'm not a big fish fan other than oysters and scallops, but my friend and I shared the market fish special of the day which was the whole sea beam. It was absolutely incredible. So delicate and flavourful, absolutely blown away. The bread is also outrageous.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 19, 2017

    The food definitely did not live up to my expectations- how can you put scallops and shrimp on chopped up apples and tomato? Not good. There were no carbs with the meals and yet no bread provided so you had to order it for $5 / eventually I gave in and ordered some and they bring molasses bread! Tell me how this goes with the above? Maybe for breakfast or tea on the east coast but it was not appropriate for dinner. The octopus should have been good with the garlic but it was partly burnt. Wines by the glass too expensive for 5 oz. I could go on but I’ll stop now!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 4/5

    October 19, 2017

    Great attention and service. Food delicious

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 15, 2017

    A friendly, social restaurant with wonderful food and options that will please everyone.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 12, 2017

    Buck a Shuck Oysters were top notch. Our server was entertaining and made the experience fantastic.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 10, 2017

    Run, don't walk to this place. The waiters are the main attraction here - they are so funny and attentive it's like dinner theatre. We had a blast here and will be back!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 30, 2017

    Awesome food, extremely friendly staff, and great atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 30, 2017

    Our waiter was fabulous and we loved the food!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 27, 2017

    Our server Marty was amazing. We love coming to Eastside for Marry!!!! The grilled octopus and bread were spectacular!! We also loved the fried calamari. We sat on the patio which was great tonight - small space and tucked away from the city. So relaxing. And great food and service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 18, 2017

    Thanks for the really terrific meal, lovely atmosphere (LOVE the patio) and excellent service. I live in the neighbourhood and have meant to visit for a long time. I am sad I didn't do so sooner, but very happy that I did.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 10, 2017

    Staff were fabulous and hilarious on a hopping busy night during prime time. They had several tables laughing it up. Food was delicious, enjoyed fish tacos, roasted pear quinoa, salty dog cocktails, oysters, great squid starter. Only knock on the whole affair was texture of the deep fried in the fish tacos coulda been crispy (soggy). Otherwise, perfecto.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 20, 2017

    The entire evening was fantastic thanks to the amazing team. Made our anniversary perfect!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 9, 2017

    Marty was very attentive and a fun server but we did wait a vey long time for the food - even the starters. The patio was pleasant and the food, when it finally came, was very good - especially the vegetable dish to share (with steamed green greens, lentils and a pesto sauce.. yummy!)

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 3/5

    August 6, 2017

    Outstanding

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 3, 2017

    A great meal! Wait staff were very friendly and the food was served quickly and was very tasty - the Clam Chowder and their home made bread deserve special mention. Highly recommend and we will be back! :)

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 1, 2017

    We had a lovely evening. The service was exceptionally friendly and just attentive enough. Sat on the patio on a gorgeous summer evening. Would definitely return.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 30, 2017

    I love you guys! It is my third time there. You know how it is when you recommend a place...that is when it bombs, but you didn't let me down. My friends had a great time too!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 27, 2017

    First timer. Loved the food and atmosphere. Very friendly and attentive staff. Will definitely go back. Thanks ESS.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 23, 2017

    Good food, service and ambience. A bit pricy but seriously lacking a wine selection.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 4/5

    July 22, 2017

    The servers were really nice!! But didn't checkup as frequently as anticipated! But owner was super nice and good was good so my bf and I will be back

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

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