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

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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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    October 17, 2018

    Very friendly service, but a little slow on a busy evening. Overall, a very good experience, and we will be back.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 3/5

    October 15, 2018

    Fun time great food and sevice

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 2, 2018

    Food too sooo long to come out, and service was below par.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 2/5

    September 29, 2018

    Great vibe, food and service!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 21, 2018

    Wonderful food and a hilarious waiter - had a GREAT time!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 16, 2018

    My husband and I had dinner on the patio with my mom and it was lovely. After dinner, my 84 year old mom said, "Most of all, I loved the service! That guy could be a professional comedian!" Scallops were perfectly seared, mussels were a touch overdone, but not fatally, and the frites were delish. Water was brought right away, as was the wine, and the service was supremely entertaining. We enjoyed our dinner!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 16, 2018

    We had a really great time. Thanks for the great food.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 15, 2018

    You will always want Marty to be your server!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 11, 2018

    Really enjoy East Side Social. Everything from the food to the staff. I've been several times and will continue to go back.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 10, 2018

    Great place with amazing food. Not pretentious at all, which is great. Fair prices too

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 9, 2018

    What a gem of a restaurant. We were met with a very friendly waiter to seat us at a intimate corner booth. The atmosphere was lively and decor warm and inviting. We were served first by the oyster shucker who was super friendly and fun. Our waitress then went over the menu and had some great recommendations. She was awesome and took care of us most of the evening. We were then served by another waiter who was so funny he had us laughing through our whole meal. The food was outstanding. Best scallops we have ever had. Mussels and the onion ring salad to start were incredible. Overall, an outstanding evening with amazing staff. Thank you and we will be back soon!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 23, 2018

    A pleasant discovery. Everything was tasty. Friendly service and well priced. Will be back

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    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

    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 19, 2018

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

    Ambiance: 4/5

    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 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 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

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