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Cuisine type

  • Brunch,

Atmosphere

  • Trendy,
  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Events,
  • Restaurant,
  • Bar,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
1008 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K1
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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  • $11 To $25,

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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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chloed357910
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Fabulous oysters and really superb service.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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cste1211
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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 1, 2020

They have done an excellent job with the patio, food is fabulous and felt very welcome and safe.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 31, 2020

Love this place! Great vibe, great service and fabulous food! The fish tacos and Kung Pao broccoli and cauliflower will always bring me back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 30, 2020

Delicious food and lovely, attentive and informative staff. First visit — will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 30, 2020

Just a lovely meal, very relaxing amd comfortable. Reasonable prices for top notch food and drinks.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 31, 2020

I LOVE this restaurant! Food is amazing - get the chicken katsu bowl...just do it! We felt totally safe on their patio. Everyone was wearing masks, they ensured guests wore masks inside, tables were far enough apart and they gave us hand sanitizer before using the machine to pay. Go! Don't wait! Go!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 27, 2020

Everything was so good! The food and our waitress. Will definately go again

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 26, 2020

Fantastic food with fantastic service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 24, 2020

Every dish we ordered was delicious and the server, Marty was a riot! We will definitely be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 20, 2020

What a great dinner. Our food was delicious, service was perfect and social distance was very much observed.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 20, 2020

excellent, as always. friendly service, good atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 18, 2020

We love this place. The food is always outstanding. The owners are lovely people. The patio set up is gorgeous!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 18, 2020

Best fish tacos ever!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 18, 2020

Sat on the back patio in the rain (umbrella cover) and enjoyed a birthday oyster and octopus extravaganza complete with sparkler! Lovely atmosphere and even lovelier staff:)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 11, 2020

One of my favorite places to eat . Love the food and Marty is one of the best servers in the city!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 12, 2020

Food and drinks were amazing. Great vibe and service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 10, 2020

Amazing service and food and all covid safety measures in place

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 4, 2020

Great food. Great service. I will be back for sure.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 3, 2020

We had a fantastic evening!! The staff took serious care to ensure there was minimal contact while preserving the restaurant experience. Lacey was super personable and knowledgeable about the cocktails and menu!! Definitely recommend the calamari it was super crispy and fresh. Thank you so much we can’t wait to come back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 3, 2020

Rose is the best. She always makes us feel welcome and helps us select the best dinner items. So happy to dine again in our neighbourhood.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 3, 2020

It is great to be back to Eastside Social. Patio is excellent. People are incredible and it is always an enjoyable experience. Good to see life coming back to Leslieville businesses.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 10, 2020

Marty is the best!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2020

Marty is the best waiter in the City. We always have a great meal and overall experiences at Eastside. Great Value for the money and knowing it will be a fun night out makes it easy for this to be a regular choice for us.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2020

waiter was inspired and entertaining.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 8, 2020

Great place, yummy food and fun and friendly staff. Definitely returning.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 8, 2020

Fun place, fantastic food, great cocktails, amazing service. I’ll be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2020

Cozy local atmosphere. Super friendly service with elevated pub menu. We love it here and always leave feeling happy.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2020

Food was delicious but Marty truly made our night. Will be returning with other friends soon! Thanks for a fantastic evening! -Chris

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 1, 2020

One of our go to places. Great food, great place. Loved the service, he is hilarious and awesome.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 24, 2020

Always a great time and good food.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 22, 2020

The 2 gals who were working were so pleasant and nice and great The food was excellent We had the cob salad and fish and chips good portions and well prepared and delicious

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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From the midnight blue walls to the nautical touches, this Maritime-themed restaurant will make you feel like you’re on the Atlantic Coast rather than the shores of Lake Ontario. The food is rustic and hearty, and there are plenty of options for vegetarians. Start off with home-baked bread that’s made fresh daily and add warm, marinated olives. To follow, opt for either devilled eggs or the “chunk o' cheese” – or both, if you’re really hungry.

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