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1008 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K1
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Closed now 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours *Holiday 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 19, 2019

    Fantastic waiter who really loves his job. Amazing food. Casual nice atmosphere. Highly recommend.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 12, 2019

    Love this place. Marty is a wonderful server with a fun personality. Food is well presented, fresh and very tasty.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 9, 2019

    Great night. Marty is a fab server! We will be back! Hi

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 6, 2019

    We really enjoyed the grilled octopus and mushroom fries and the staff was very friendly and helpful!! Thank you!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 7, 2019

    The grilled octopus at Eastside Social is amazing.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 5, 2019

    Great service and value.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 1, 2019

    Everything was excellent. My husband would have liked a bit more salt on his rack of lamb. We brought one chocolate mousse home which I enjoyed tonight. Marty was the best.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 24, 2018

    This place is awesome sauce. The food is brilliant and I especially enjoy the banter.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 20, 2018

    Loved it all! Thank you for the stellar service, wonderful food, and amazing atmosphere. We'll be back!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 18, 2018

    Marty is the best.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 17, 2018

    The acoustics are pretty bad in the restaurant. It's hard to hear the people you are sitting with. Service was good and staff friendly. Clam Chowder was excellent. Nice version of soup with a thinner broth. Fish tacos were average and needed more spice or tang...or something to make them stand out. Scallops were fantastic.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 15, 2018

    Cozy neighbourhood eatery. Inventive menu. Great service. A bit too loud though.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 12, 2018

    My first time there and I will definitely be back! The service, the host, the food was A++!! Enjoyed every minute being there.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 12, 2018

    Great food value and service. One of our favourites

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 9, 2018

    As always great service, food and atmosphere! The octopus is the best in all of Toronto !!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 10, 2018

    Great place for a Bookclub... lively and fun but not too loud... great no pressure service

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 8, 2018

    Had a great time. Food was very good and Marty, our server was very charming and funny. We'll be back.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 4, 2018

    Amazing food and fantastic service! Everyone was incredibly friendly.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 30, 2018

    The food was lovely and only bested by the outstanding service. Surprised you didn’t have a Devine Chablis to compliment the oysters.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 25, 2018

    Fantastic as always. The food and service are top notch. We are always well taken care of at ESS. A Toronto classic.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 23, 2018

    Great place, great hosts, great food.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 22, 2018

    As always Martin entertained us as he served. He draws us back to the restaurant for many visits. The bread is a must try and order early as it seems to be a favorite and they can run out. The elderflower martini is my favorite and pairs well with the calimari. East side social is a must visit

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 18, 2018

    The music was a bit loud but it was turned down when we asked. Some bottled beer like coors light would be nice. A few more dessert choices would also be good. Excellent food and service was fabulous. Marty was a terrific waiter.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 18, 2018

    very good service and food. the dining room is cozy without being overly loud or too cramped. only complaint was that the cocktails were over-priced.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    November 19, 2018

    It was our first time at Eastside Social and we had a fantastic meal. The menu offered a nice variety, cocktails were very good, and good wine selection. Especially impressive was the crispy kung pao cauliflower and broccoli side dish - a must! We also ordered the portobello fries which came with an aioli dip. I would have given the Service a "five-star" had we not been charged a $1 for when we asked for a little more aioli sauce for the last 3 fries! We spent quite a bit, ordered a substantial amount of food and many drinks so didn't expect to be charged for that little extra sauce even if it was just a buck! It left a little sour note after such a wonderful meal...

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    November 19, 2018

    Fantastic experience all around. Food was amazing - we started with the calamari, shared the seasonal veggies, frites and each had the scallops. Everything was beyond delish! Our server Marty was hilarious and kept us entertained all night. We will definitely be back :)

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 15, 2018

    I love this.place. Atmosphere, food and service all amazing. I dream of the octopus between visits

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 12, 2018

    Amazing in every way!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 12, 2018

    Amazing food, great service. The team was able to accommodate our expanded party at the last minute. It was excellent.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 2, 2018

    Staff were knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. The food was excellent

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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