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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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    January 13, 2018

    Chef Stefan and his team outdid themselves, and Marty's service was fantastic as always. My friends and I love all of Chef's creations (especially the octopus and sardine crostinis, not to mention the whole fish which is always cooked to perfection), and we absolutely *adore* Marty's energy and panache. Our Sudbury Soulmate is a very important reason why we enjoy ESS so much! Keep up the great work and see you again soon.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 10, 2018

    Fantastic in every way. Eastside Social consistently exceeds my expectations. The exceptional food is surpassed only by the best in class service. 10 stars.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 3, 2018

    love that Marty!! best waiter in Toronto

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 1, 2018

    Came for dinner on New Year’s Eve. From the moment we were seated to the moment we left, we did not stop smiling. The oysters, tuna poke, lobster gnudi, cinnamon pound cake, and even freshly made bread were the best we’ve had. We tried three of the cocktails on the menu and each exceeded our expectations. Hard to stop with them. Our server was thoughtful, attentive, and most memorably entertaining. We did not stop laughing with him. Will visit again for special occasions in the future!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 1, 2018

    Marty and his little sister are the best.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 31, 2017

    Great food and perfect service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 29, 2017

    A very attractive restaurant and the service was excellent. The tacos were delicious and the Beef Tenderloin was really good, as well as the oysters. The pasta was too salty. The problem with this restaurant, along with so many in Toronto, is the noise level. We were seated next to a table of six and it was practically impossible to hear the other person speak across the table without yelling, because the adjoining table was so very loud. I suppose the acoustics are not the best and the tables too close. I would certainly recommend this restaurant for the food and service, but would warn my friends that the noise level is really such that it spoils the entire evening. I find it difficult to spend that kind of $$'s and then can't wait until I can leave to go home!

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 22, 2017

    Always a pleasure dining here. Love the staff and the food!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 21, 2017

    I always go for Marty, but did not have him as our server last night. Emily was amazing, and as always, the food was spectacular. My favourite restaurant in the hood!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 21, 2017

    Excellent service and food.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 20, 2017

    Always a great time and food at the Eastside Social !!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 21, 2017

    This was a real find for us. We tried a number of dishes, and mostly loved them - really loved them! You HAVE to try the Ahi Tuna Poke (left me speechless). The service provided by (I think his name was George) was awesome - attentive and funny. We liked the décor / vibe of the place too. The Tuesday buck-a-shuck oysters were certainly a plus! I'd definitely recommend Eastside Social - particularly if you are inclined toward seafood.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 16, 2017

    My new favourite restaurant! If you like seafood and want to try something new, this is the place for you. Traditional coastal fare with style in a great atmosphere, we'll be going back again soon!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 13, 2017

    The food is amazing. Quality of the Tuesday $1 oyster special is top notch. Servers are super nice. Only complaint is the drinks menu and alcohol selection - very limited and cocktails are not very good.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 13, 2017

    The food was on point. The service was perfect and the restaurant itself was beautiful. Marty made it all the memorable.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 10, 2017

    Amazing food, drinks and staff! Will go back again and again.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 9, 2017

    amazing food, great friendly funny staff, lovely venue for a romantic or group dinner

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 6, 2017

    a really enjoyable evening out.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    December 5, 2017

    We were very impressed. Great food, atmosphere and wonderful service. Dinner and a show!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 5, 2017

    The chowder was scrumptious. It had been recommended to me as one of the best and it didn't disappoint. My friend thought he had had the best in Boston until tasting this! We then enjoyed the perch in a delicate carrot ginger puree. Lovely! Our server was delightfully engaging which was a charming bonus to a special night! Sandy

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 28, 2017

    Marty was awesome. We had a great evening. Will definitely come again.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 26, 2017

    A wonderful little neighbourhood spot with personable service and top notch food (oh the molasses bread!).

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    November 24, 2017

    Great service. Wonderful ambiance. Meal was excellent. We had some great wine.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    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 12, 2017

    Exceptional service and we will be going back for sure!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 11, 2017

    Great as always.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    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

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