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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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    April 22, 2018

    LOVE Eastside Social - The staff rocks and the food is superb! We always eat too much but we can't help it!!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 22, 2018

    Fantastic evening!! Marty the server was great!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 22, 2018

    Great neighbourhood spot. We'll be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 21, 2018

    Had an awesome time!! Highly recommended locale. Excellent service, superb food.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 19, 2018

    The food was good. I found it to be expensive however, due to portion sizes.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    April 15, 2018

    Amazing food with the best service on the east side of town!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 14, 2018

    We only discovered this place last weekend and now it’s our favorite restaurant!!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 9, 2018

    Casual environment, great food, excellent service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 8, 2018

    Loved it - will definitely go back! Cool decor.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 6, 2018

    Our evening could not have been better, from the warm welcome when we walked through the door to the excellent service and delicious food (oysters, fish tacos, the cauliflower and broccoli side). we'll definitely be back

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 1, 2018

    lobster gnudi was highlight of meal as well as cocktails

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    March 31, 2018

    Another fantastic evening at my favourite restaurant! The food, service and ambiance were all exceptional. Bravo Stefan and team, bravo Marty, bravo Sherrie and Joe. See you again soon :)

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 25, 2018

    Rose was excellent! She should get a raise. There was older sever/waiter there that kept us laughing all night long. The decor was a little too dim for my liking but it was all about the food. The food was top notch, oysters were extremely fresh. The sweetness that came through with each shuck. We tried a few things on theanu, all them had their unique taste. I am not fish lover but the fried bread with anchovies was absolutely delicious. I would definitely come back to try other menu items. The dessert was heavenly, not too sweet. It was great finish to a fantastic meal.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 24, 2018

    Enjoyed everything!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 18, 2018

    FabulouS staff and food will come back

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 5, 2018

    Great atmosphere! Amazing service! Food was great but was too expensive for the portion sizes.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 3, 2018

    Great meal, great atmosphere but what made it the best was the service! Amazing servers made it a great evening!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 4, 2018

    Our server was the best server I've ever had. Very animated and hilarious.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 4, 2018

    Awesome awesome awesome - will be back again and again!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 4, 2018

    Menu significantly better. Great service, fun time. Will def be back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 19, 2018

    East Side is my go to restaurant. Food is amazing, Marty our waiter is amazing and the owners are amazing.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 17, 2018

    The food, as always, was outstanding, while the service, as always was delightful and engaging.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 15, 2018

    Eastside Social delivers an inviting atmosphere, friendly service and delicious, delicious food.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 14, 2018

    Loved it , and our server was a delight

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 11, 2018

    Always great food and the staff are amazing, so thoughtful and kind.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 10, 2018

    Delicious food and great service!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 9, 2018

    It was fine. The menu had a lot to offer and i enjoyed the atmosphere and the food.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 5, 2018

    Great food, excellent service. Between my wife and I we had the house-made bread, oysters, kung pao cauliflower and broccoli, scallops and shrimp, mussels and frites, and everything was delicious. A little loud, but not much chance of avoiding that at any decent restaurant on a Saturday evening. Definitely planning to go back - there are two or three things on the menu that I must try.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 31, 2018

    A fun evening was had as usual. More choices on the wine list would always be appreciated. The oyster special was a real treat!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 29, 2018

    We had a great time and everyone really enjoyed their meal. Thanks for being able to get us such a large table on short notice!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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