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Skin + Bones
Skin + Bones

Skin + Bones Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.skinandbonesto.com
  • Phone: (416) 524-5209
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner
    Tue - Thu: 5pm-11pm
    Fri - Sat: 5pm-12am
    Sun: 10am-2pm & 5pm-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Luca Gatti
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our warm, industrial space has intimate window seating, a 34ft hand-crafted bar, a harvest table for 16 (with a front row view of the kitchen action!) and an open, relaxed dining room with banquette or tabletop seating.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa Clarke (877) 528-9469
  • Special Events & Promotions: Let Us Feed You!
    Sit back, relax and let our Chef decide. $35 pp
    Sun – Thurs | 5-10pm

    Skin+Bones Sunday Brunch
    Brunch Entrées and $14 Ploughman's Buffet
    *Kids 5 & under eat FREE
    *Add Buffet to any Entrée for only $3
    Sun | 10am-2pm

    Buck-A-Shuck & Drink Specials
    Sun | 5-10pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carlaw Avenue
  • Public Transit: 501 Queen Streetcar at Carlaw Avenue stop
    72 Pape Bus at Queen Street stop
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Paid street parking is available on the North and South sides of Queen Street. Free after 6pm.
A word from Skin + Bones
Skin+Bones is a casual neighbourhood restaurant serving local Canadian food inspired by the seasons, our farmers and a love of eating and drinking.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCanadian
Diner Reviews
  • "Very good ambience, service, and food. The Chef's choices are a must do!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food. The quality and ingredients used were great. Every dish we got, we enjoyed, and the toffee dessert at the end was a perfect ending to the evening. The service was good overall, but we felt the staff forgot about us between the 2nd and 3rd course and realized we weren't finished all of our courses. They finally told us our food would be coming out in a couple of minutes after almost 45 minutes had gone by after they took our dish away. We would've appreciated if they stopped by to give us an update or to have checked in on us."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I came here for our one year anniversary. The service and quality of the food was perfect. We each had a cocktail, glass of wine, and ordered about 5 appetizers to share. Each dish was unique and tasty, our server was very knowledgeable of their extensive wine list, and I definitely recommend trying one of their cocktails. The restaurant is shaped like a U, so the side of the restaurant we were sitting at was a little dull-looking, but when you turn the corner into the main part of the restaurant it is much nicer."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "From beginning to end, a most pleasurable dining experience. Ordered the chef menu with 3 of my girlfriends and it didn't disappoint. Every morsal of that food was amazing. Had some wonderful wine to accompany the dinner. All in all one of the best meals ever. I will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Cassandra and chris good help staff and will do anything you ask . Keep up the good job"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We've been to Skin and Bones many times and are never disappointed. The staff are excellent - always friendly and knowledgeable and the food never fails to impress. You will leave feeling satisfied and planning to come back."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I want to love Skin and Bones. There are some amazing dishes on the menu and the place is cool and unique. But every time I go, I am disappointed by the service issues, the poor dishes (usually among a number of fantastic ones) and the lack of value for money."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The space is very cool. The service was out of this world and the food was great too. The 4 of us did the chef's tasting which was tailored to the likes and dislikes of the table. I would recommend Skin + Bones to anyone."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food is nicely prepared, and the service is very good, but some of the brunch items are not as substantial as others. Eg, the pancakes are tasty, although plain, but the portion size is minimal. Certainly not generous enough for the price, or for a satisfying brunch entree. Quite a contrast to the filling and enjoyable poached eggs w lentils. The small buffet for an extra $3 is good value, although as a stand-alone meal, it is not. The regular coffee is good. Decaf, not so much."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Great food. We chose the $35 tasting menu and loved it. Price was reasonable for the quality of food."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Skin and Bones is a nice place, with a great atmosphere and good food. Wine selection is a good paring with their dishes, but a bit pricy. I suggest if you find a good wine on the list, that you order the bottle if you and your guest are planning to have more than 2 glasses each."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "This restaurant serves amazingly crafted seasonal, local food. The menu changes based on ingredient availability, but it never disappoints. I have been here for dinner and most recently brunch. The brunch is an amazing deal and I don't understand when I see all the people lining up at lady marmalade how this place doesn't get more business."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This is the second time we've been to Skin + Bones for brunch - both great experiences. Buffet is a great value add-on, but would like to see one or two more options to make it a viable alternative to then main."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Loved everything we had. Service was good and attentive. Highly recommend it for couples or groups as an easy night out."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We've been here a few times and have never been disappointed. We had 4 different apps and 4 different mains, all were delicious and beautifully presented. Special food requests were met without any question. Met Daniel the owner upon our first visit and he has remembered us, visited us at our table every time since then and he is just lovely. Aside from outstanding food and cocktails, it is this kind of detail that keeps everyone going back. Next time, we will give brunch a whirl. One of Leslieville's gems!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I attended with three of my friends, and we started with the buck-a-shuck Malpeque oysters, which were fresh, briny, and juicy. The blood orange mignonette complemented them perfectly. Then we had the "Let Us Feed You" menu, which consisted of 10 different dishes, from apps to mains to desserts, that left us full and vowing to return. Standouts? Really difficult to pick, but I'd say the albacore tuna crudo with rhubarb and celery was a wonderful combination of flavours, as was the grilled octopus on purple potato salad. Of the mains, the gnocchi had us all raving - and I've been telling my vegetarian friends that yes, there is delicious food for them at Skin+Bones! The trio of desserts tied the evening up with a big bow."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Food was great; only complaint is the mains weren't hot by the time they made it to the table."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant with my boyfriend after reading a review in Now magazine. It has been very hit or miss with the Now's picks, but this one was definitely a winner. We barely looked at the menu after seeing there was a Chef's Menu option. We were served three aps, two mains, and a dessert. All were mouth watering and we practically licked our plates clean. The strawberry mojitos were also yummy. Skin + Bones is definitely in my top 10 Toronto restaurant picks. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Had brunch with friends from the neighbourhood who were skeptical of the place. I wanted to try it so we did. I had the eggs Benedict. Good size and full of flavour. We all loved the buffet, especially the terrine & strudel with grapefruit curd. Yumm. We will be back"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • " Great spot in Leslieville. Menu is creative and delicious. Excellent and interesting wine list."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "What a wonderful experience we had at Skin + Bones. The food was delicious, the wait staff was exceptional and I really enjoyed the well put together wine list and cocktails. The negroni was one of the best I've ever had! Thanks again!!! Will be back soon."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "eventhough the food is good the portions are very tiny and we left quite hungry the place. I order a steak and it was no more than 150 gr, I got probably 4 bites out of it. Friendly service."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "After discovering that many restaurants and wine bars in Leslieville are not open on Sunday nights, I considered Skin + Bones for a late dinner and drinks. A foodie friend said he really liked the vibe here, which made me more confident. I made a reservation for two for 8:15pm, unsure how busy they would be. Thankfully they were not, as we arrived 20 minutes late. We chose to sit at the bar because we really liked the feel of it. We received attentive service from both the bartender and our servers, who showed themselves to be very knowledgeable about the menu and bar offerings. We thoroughly enjoyed our wine selections and the food we finally ordered, and liked the fact that we did not feel rushed."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "It was great to finally find a tasty tapas bar that wasn't a rip off. Most of the items we tried were delicious and colourfully prepared. The carrot salad was a refreshing change from beats and the fried gnocchi was superb. And, for once in this city, the portions were decent and the prices reasonable. Friendly wait staff and prompt service topped the night. Also, cocktails were excellent. Will happily and promptly return."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our server was Chris. Efficient, charming, casual yet not familiar ( I don't like it when servers use Keg style tactics). The food was delicious. We've eaten at some of the best in the world so we know food. I'm also a Chef. We went to use a promo ( no corkage fee) from a wine club we belong to. Many friends said we must go but frankly, the name made me gag. I'm glad we found this place and will definitely return. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and service! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Was a great brunch for Mother's day. This is my fourth time here, first time for a brunch, and was pleasantly surprised with the food. Service was quick, and the tables are far enough apart to feel comfortable chatting away."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Brought my family there for brunch recently. Great food. Had the Eggs Benedict and loved it. I would definitely go again. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food is great. The place is clean. The wait staff are awesome. The napkins are cloth! You heart may get broken when you get there and the place is packed and you do not have reservations, so simply make a reservation."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Pros: Really liked the room, the lighting, the bench seating, the bar. The service was excellent. Good wine list that's priced well. The terrine app. Sticky toffee pudding. Side fried potatoes. Pork steak. Cons: Noise level. Food - limited menu selections that could have used more greens and/or vegetables. Chorizo was blah. The branzino was tasty but heavy on the olive oil. The skirt steak was on the tough side. Pot de creme just OK. Portions small. I would return just for cocktails or a bottle of wine with some snacks. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This is definitely a unique find and I'm glad I stumbled upon it. The tuna was amazing. Great ambiance, loved the decor."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "delicious. tuna, chicken , whole fish, terrine - all were outstanding."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I like this place a lot. Service is excellent, the food very good, and great value. I only wish it were just a little more plush, but if you're there for the food -- it's terrific."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Found this establishment while on a walk. Found the menu and decor interesting. Booked a reservation a few days later. Overall great experience. Greeted at the door with a smile and assisted with our coats. Our waiter was knowledgeable. Service was efficient without any "hovering". Good wine selection by the glass and really good food. Note overly large portions - just right. Good value for the money. Will return really soon. This us a great "local" find."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Food was delicious - the Pork Cheek salad is not to be missed. Tables are a bit on top of eachother sadly, but the food is worth it!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I loved the restaurant and the food. Great time was had. Loved the decor and the food was delicious. The caesar salad is amazing. The Octopus was delightful. Yummy. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I can't comment on the good because we didn't eat - please do not use the "Fair" rating. Opentable - it shouldn't be a required field for wine bars. Service and wine list is great which is why I picked this place. We were seated in the back, right in front of the kitchen and amongst rather large parties (3-4 tables with 6+ guests). It was SO loud. My guest had arrived before me and had also asked if we could move to a quieter spot. He was told that was the only spot available. I did notice a few tables had emptied not long after wd arrived and certainly be our wine had arrived. It would have been great for the staff to be cognizant that we did ask for a quieter spot by letting us know when an alternate table had become available."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We were completely disappointed with the food at Skin and Bones. It appeared they are trying, but missing the mark on all the many appetizers that we ordered. We decided not to order main courses. The bar drinks, however, were excellent. Service was only ok - at best. Atmosphere was nice."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My wife and I did Sunday dinner at Skin + Bones and left feeling satisfied and treated incredibly well. The service was outstanding, the food flavourful and the deals fantastic (buck-a-shuck oysters, $7 cava and $5 bottles of beer). The octopus main is probably the best dish of its kind I've ever tasted. Hands down. We HIGHLY recommend this place."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Thouroughly enjoyed all aspects of our dining experience...service and food is bang on, executed with finesse and confidence. The space is fantastic!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014