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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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    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

    Our waiter Marty was amazing and helped make the evening terrific. The food was also very good.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 24, 2018

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

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 15, 2018

    A large corporate function was hosted at Eastside Social. Comments from various team members included, "it's really good, tons of great choices. Great pick!"; "the food is delish"; "the waitress is amazing, she was a fantastic host!"; "I am going to go back on my own time."; "we need to hold more events here"; "great atmosphere to encourage the team to socialize and enjoy". Everyone was very happy with the location, the service, and most importantly the food. We read a review on BlogTO about great Canadian themed restaurants in Toronto - and Eastside Social more than lived up to the great review!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 16, 2018

    Great patio. Muscles were amazing. Staff were very friendly.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 10, 2018

    Marty is possibly the best server I have ever had in this city. He is a big reason my girlfriend and I keep coming back. That man is a treasure.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 4, 2018

    Great patio, amazing food, phenomenal service! We were there for a birthday, and dessert was presented with a candle. There was also a child in our party, they did a custom pasta for her, and the food overall, every dish we ordered and the unique cocktail was delicious!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 1, 2018

    Delightful evening - everything was great & will definitely be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 29, 2018

    Marty is a delight!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 29, 2018

    Great food - fun atmosphere and helpful servers. Really glad we went to this restaurant!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    April 22, 2018

    Fantastic evening!! Marty the server was great!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    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 21, 2018

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

    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 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

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