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1008 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K1
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Closed now 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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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Ratings & Reviews - Eastside Social

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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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    August 18, 2018

    Very loud for dinner. Expensive for what you get, but tasty. Not nearly enough lobster in the gnudi, and they know it.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 18, 2018

    Amazing service and culinary experience

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 11, 2018

    Awesome!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 11, 2018

    Food was great and we had a fun, sassy, and entertaining server.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 10, 2018

    Server was excellent, recommending a great bottle of wine. Food, as always, was delectable - we didn't have room for dessert but the coconut ice cream dessert was awfully tempting!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 8, 2018

    Just delicious! Love this place

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 1, 2018

    Top 10 dining experience so far this year. Really nice. The lake trout was suuuper good. Also the deserts. Cool staff too. Overall great.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 31, 2018

    Marty was amazing as usual!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 22, 2018

    Our first time and we will be back. Wonderful service, every dish was tremendous and the space was great.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 19, 2018

    A little pricy for some of the portion sizes - eg mussels

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    July 19, 2018

    Good food, but kitchen gets seriously backed up on their buck an oyster night. If the restaurant is busy, best to save the oysters for after the main course when it slows down. Bring a jacket - air conditioner was on high.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 3/5

    July 17, 2018

    Overall it was a great experience. Everything we ordered was out standing; Scallops, fresh oysters, linguini, lobster, asparagus, poke, chowder, wine.The octopus was almost perfect; just slightly burned. Service was also very friendly. I gave the atmosphere 3 stars just because I found the music a bit too loud. The decor and presentation and quality of space is great but I feel a great meal should not be disturbed by sounds in order to give all the space to sight, smell and taste. But again, I will be going back for sure. The food is great!! Thank you!

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    July 18, 2018

    Music was way too loud. I loved the restaurant but the music made conversation almost impossible. Waiter did turn it down when asked but, while loud music seems to be the trend at the moment, I think that restaurants need to start paying attention to the fact that not all restaurant goers want to hear pounding music in the background when eating.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 15, 2018

    Love it there. Great food and service. The patio is fab as well. Never disappoints.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 14, 2018

    Rose was... THE BEST SERVER I’VE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE!!! Food was amazing, oysters & trout were stand-out favs. Rose recommended the Crispy Kung Pao Salad, never would have ordered this on my own & it was amazing!!! (Great tip from her to order it) All around great experience!!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 8, 2018

    Chowder was excellent. Music was a bit loud but staff were happy to turn it down. All in all, a very pleasant dinner.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 4, 2018

    Wonderful will be back

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 2, 2018

    Upon arrival, our party was advised right away that the restaurant had experienced a rush and were a bit behind getting orders out. They offered our first round of drinks on the house. In reality, the wait wasn't that long, but a very nice gesture. Unfortunately, one party members order was messed up BUT they comped the one meal that came to our table early and ordered another meal promptly. The food itself was incredible and despite the mistakes, the servers were friendly, attentive, and apologetic for the mistakes. The measures they took to rectify the mistakes were well received. It was a great experience over all

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 27, 2018

    We'll be back! Love this place!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 26, 2018

    We had a great evening!! Loved our waiter with all his dripping kindness and polite hostility. Always loved a good side eye roll. He was truly the STAR of the evening. The food did run a close race though. We started with the Calamari, which was very good (a tad salty but not enough to create any disappointment) and then the Grilled Octopus.. which is divine!! Highly recommend both. Then Cleaned our palette with some fresh oysters. Entrees were a combination of Fish Tacos (Very Good) Kanpachi (Excellent) and Steak Frites (Very Good) and sharing the Crispy Kung Pao Salad (sooo Good!!) The table next to us were enjoying Steamed Mussels and the Mussels Carbonara Pasta and it looked and smelled amazing. Judging by the way they cleaned their plates... I am very confident to share that it must have pretty Damn Good! I was a tad concerned going to this restaurant after looking at some of the reviews on Yelp... and must say I am glad that I didn't listen. Whoever is concerned about the portions sizes... Seriously! Get over it!! The portions are perfect!! Not the typical American roll yourself away from the table and waddled out the door. Instead we enjoy the perfect amount of food that tickled our tastebud and left us comfortable and wanting more but glad that we had just the right amount to leave gracefully and will the spring in our step that comes from just the right amount of alcohol, balanced with the perfect flavors that we will remembered fondly as we continue our conversation from dinner reminiscing and laughing about the evenings events. The whole restaurant has a great vibe and I would not hesitate to come alone and hang at the bar and treat myself to a night out and enjoy again the food and the amusing staff and perhaps indulge in conversation with a stranger. Loved it and will sending all my friends who will be in Toronto for Canada Day to enjoy and meal and some classic waiter entertainment. :)

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 23, 2018

    It was sooooooo amazing. If I could rate it I would rate it 5000 stars. Service and Food was amazing/outstanding.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 19, 2018

    Martin the server just made the dinner which was excellent even better. We brought friends who just loved it and wanted to go back the very next nite.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 19, 2018

    A great dinner with friendly service, cozy atmosphere and great food. The oysters, in particular, were outstanding. We will be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 17, 2018

    Always a pleasure dining here. The food is fantastic, and Rose and Marty are the best in the city.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 10, 2018

    Friendly service, great wine and cocktails. Food was only ok. Not terrible but lacked wow factor. We had scallops and the trout.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 4/5

    June 11, 2018

    The food, service and ambiance were fantastic as usual! This is my favourite restaurant in Toronto and I had a great time celebrating my birthday there. Best octopus in TO.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 9, 2018

    Excelllent food, service and ambience.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 1, 2018

    Amazing service for a gathering with family from The Netherlands! Thank you

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 26, 2018

    Excellent food as always Service was attentive without being oppressive Would recommend unreservedly

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 24, 2018

    Love this place!!!! Food was great!!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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