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The East Ender

Posted by Staff / Listed on May 1, 2012 / review policy

East Ender TorontoThe East Ender has opened in the old Tomi Kro space at 1214 Queen St. East.



Rob / May 5, 2012 at 09:47 am
Website now up at http://www.theeastender.ca

Telephone (647)346-3278
Colin / September 19, 2012 at 03:55 pm
i have been numerous times, with numerous people. friendly staff and always delicious food. and the prices are completely affordable. i would recommend trying this place
Matt / November 19, 2012 at 11:35 am
Friendly staff, great food and cozy atmosphere (also reasonably priced!)
Andrew / December 1, 2012 at 11:31 pm
Had a terrific dinner there this past Friday. Brilliant food, great staff. Can't wait to go again!
Lori / February 4, 2013 at 09:41 am
Went there for dinner last night to celebrate a friends birthday. The owner was great - he helped us pick a better wine, made suggestions on the menu and was very friendly. He also went above and beyond for the birthday girl making her feel special which was appreciated. A great spot and one I would go back to again.
Wilson / March 14, 2013 at 01:06 pm
Fantastic food, great beer list, prompt and attentive service without being overbearing, lovely ambience and decent prices. Great combination of attributes for any restaurant. If you get a chance to meet the owner, you realize why the restaurant is clicking: He has a real passion for not only food, but the neighbourhood. Hope to make it a regular spot.
scotta / April 5, 2013 at 02:14 pm
I'd just like to heap the praise on this great spot - been for brunch twice and each time the food was fantastic and inventive.

Make your own cesar bar with kimchi, quail eggs, shrimp, pork belly, and more!

Hoping to try their dinner offerings soon.
Vicky / April 25, 2013 at 10:17 am
This place delivered one of the best meals I have ever had in Toronto, I was amazed that it wasn't busier. The Pork and Black Truffle Dumplings were a delicious start, and the baked Goat Cheese stuffed Beet salad was perfectly soft and creamy. Our mains were recommended by the owner who was informative and attentive, not overbearing (unlike some reviews *cough* Toronto Life). Considering the number of restaurants I've been to where the wait staff are non-existent for most of the night, I would rather have a waiter come to the table to ensure customer satisfaction than disappear not to be seen again until the bill. The mains were fabulous, but I think the Alaskan Black Cod was the consented winner, it melted in your mouth. The prices, compared to restaurants of a similar quality, are great. I can't wait to go back to try absolutely everything else on the menu.
Tori replying to a comment from scotta / April 25, 2013 at 10:20 am
I love make your own Caesar bars, can't wait to try it out!
Ell / July 3, 2013 at 10:10 pm
Went tonight....the food is so well executed. Quail and home made nocci (sp?) was stupid good value for $20. My goodness...that is a $30 dish anywhere else and likely not the same quality. Everything homemade. Quirky owner shows you a lot of love (maybe too much for some?).

I'm afraid it may be too good food for the space it occupies. White table cloths and glove service would not be out of place for this kind of menu.....(Well maybe not)....but peeps going to Leslieville tend to like snooty service and mediocre food at other places. Life aint fair.....hope this place thrives. It is legit.

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