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Skin+Bones

#435 of 6,769 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
East End
Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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980 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1K1, Canada
+1 416-524-5209
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Toronto, Canada
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1,504 reviews
705 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 923 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Skin + Bones offers up brunch on the weekend between 10:00am and 2:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am and 3:00pm on Sunday. The menu is somewhat limited with just seven items (some sides and pastries are also available) but they will satisfy most tastes. I enjoyed my Mushrooms on Toast dish - two poached eggs atop a piece of bread with... More 

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Thank John B
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here with a couple of friends. We tried the surprise tasting menu and everything tasted great. There was also an ample amount of food and the courses came at just the right time for an excellent night. The service was quick and attentive. I highly recommend trying this place for a date or a night... More 

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Thank Rob D
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a terrific time here. The food, service and ambiance were fantastic. I strongly recommend the grilled octopus appetizer!

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Thank Robin A
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I can’t say enough about my experience here. If you are from out of town, and want a great spot off the beaten path, with exceptional food and staff, and a great interior/ambience, this is a perfect restaurant! If you are a local looking for new spot in your neighbourhood and haven’t been here, I would put this up there... More 

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Thank Patquinn1
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We ordered the chefs prefix menu, which featured 4 courses, served family style. Each course surpassed the next. The prefix menu also offers a wine pairing, but for the amount of wine you get, it is a poor economical choice. You'd be better off ordering 2 bottles of wine (assuming a table of 4). Only catch with the prefix menu... More 

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Thank Katherine A
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I swear we ate for 3 hours. Not because the service was slow, but because the food kept coming and the wine flowed - all part of a set meal for our large group of 20. We were set at a long harvest style table eating delicious food served family style. Each course was a surprise...a delicious surprise, but it... More 

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Thank WaterHaller
Wolfratshausen
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

OK. The menu was interesting and the food was very good (but pricey) and on this night, the service was slow and erratic. The restaurant is large and open so rather noisy. A cautionary note...We ordered the 'wine special' that was on the chalk board. I didn't notice if it was on the wine list as well but the price... More 

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Thank Faith N
Rothesay
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Excellent dinner with wife and daughter. Wine selection was really good, and the food was excellent. We sat at the bar and had a great evening.

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Thank Charlie H
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

A very loud and uncomfortable place with mediocre food and insanely high wine prices Not sure what the attraction is here but we won't be back

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Thank Paul Z
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I lived this place for brunch. Creative menu. Great service and lo and behold...it even had great coffee. This is the down fall of so many excellent places.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$32
Cuisine
Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 980 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1K1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighbourhood: East End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-524-5209
Description
Local Canadian food inspired by the seasons, our farmers and a love of eating and drinking.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in East End

Neighbourhood Profile
East End
The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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