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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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    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

    July 17, 2017

    Great food and service! Can't wait to go back and spend another summer evening on the patio.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 17, 2017

    The service was overall fine, except when the waiter was a little pushy about the wine choice and tried to press for the more expensive bottle. He did let us try both but insisted we did it "blindly". The food was also overall fine, bread nice, fish tacos very good, chicken salad only OK because the chicken was VERY fatty and actual meat was almost non-existent. My husband was not dazzled with the pasta carbonara, only the scantest amount of bacon and a small portion of pasta. The atmosphere is nice both inside and out, the other staff were very friendly and jovial.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 4/5

    July 13, 2017

    I never review but the food was excellent and the service made the evening! I would recommend this place!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 13, 2017

    Great patio.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    July 11, 2017

    Great place! Fun and friendly service, great food. I will be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 8, 2017

    fabulous everything....our new favourite restaurant with the best caesar said in the city AND the bread!!!!The mussels and fries were delicious and the service was so friendly and warm and fun. We love this place and are telling everyone about it.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 27, 2017

    Marty is the best

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 27, 2017

    It was our first time there. The waiters could not have been friendly, the service was very good and we thoroughly enjoyed the food.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 25, 2017

    Excellent evening. Our server Marty was attentive without being intrusive. had oysters, scallops, shrimp and octopus - perfect with our bottle of champagne. We will be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 20, 2017

    Marty is the best. He puts his entire self into serving you and making sure you have a great time. The food was phenomenal and the wine was awesome. Definitely go to Marty Mondays where bottles are half price. The chardonnay was amazeballs.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 3, 2017

    The food was overly expensive and had extremely small portions. Not worth so much money. And not a great meal when you speak 90 dollars to leave the restaurant hungry

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 3/5

    May 29, 2017

    Love this place! Great food and service. I have never had a bad experience.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 26, 2017

    First time there - great food great atmosphere - the service was awesome. Fun fun fun

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 25, 2017

    We had a fun night out. Music was a little to loud but the dinner was very good. Oysters were excellent

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    May 25, 2017

    Second time here for before-theatre dinner. Everyone loved it. Service was perfect and the food was wonderful. We'll be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 17, 2017

    We love ESS ! Great vibe with energy but cosy &Service is the kind that make you feel as though you're a regular when your not . Amazing comfort bread made on premises .

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 16, 2017

    This was a special family dinner to celebrate Mothers Day, my father-in-law's birthday and my boyfriend's aunt visiting from Hong Kong. Unfortunately the meal was a disaster. We had our two year old daughter with us and so we booked our table for 5:30, and hoped to get some food pretty quickly in order to keep her occupied. We ordered bread, which for some reason took 40 minutes to arrive at our table. Our mains took two hours to get to the table. By then my daughter was hungry and having a breakdown and everyone else was pretty unhappy. Our server mostly just tried to avoid us and did nothing to help us out or make up for the incredibly long wait for food. Frankly we were embarrassed to have brought our family here, and while the food was tasty, we all scarfed it down so that we could leave. We won't be returning anytime soon.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 2/5

    May 15, 2017

    Amazing food, waitress, service & ambience

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 14, 2017

    Amazing to find another Leslieville jem.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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