Advertisement
Food & Drink

Introducing: Rock Lobster Leslieville, which has a kids’ menu and three (three!) patios

Introducing: Rock Lobster Leslieville, which has a kids' menu and three (three!) patios
Click to view gallery

Name: Rock Lobster Food Co. (Leslieville) Contact Info: 1192 Queen St. E., 416-533-1800, @rocklobsterfood, rocklobsterfood.com
Owners: Matt Dean Pettit and Mike Homewood, who also own nearby Boots ‘n’ Bourbon, along with partners Darryl Fine and Alan Thomson Chefs: Executive chef Matt Dean Pettit and corporate chef de cuisine Deron Engbers

The Food: Fans of the Ossington and Queen West locations will recognize the lobster boils, lobster rolls and elaborately garnished lobster-tail Caesars. Everything else is new, including lobster bruschetta, a fried-clam roll with Sriracha mayo and a few vegetarian dishes. There are also kids’ options, like mac ‘n’ cheese topped with crumbled Goldfish.

The Drinks: Ontario wine, craft beer and a handful of cocktails designed specifically for this location (including a fancy take on Mike’s Hard Lemonade).

The Place: The former Curzon room was rebuilt from ground up and decorated in Rock Lobster’s signature style—i.e. lots of woodwork and rustic Canadiana (decorative antlers, wall-mounted snowshoes). Like the other locations, there’s a huge, colourful mural painted by Matt Pettit’s dad, Donald Pettit. Unlike the other locations, there are three distinct patios—one on the street, one in the back and a tiny one squeezed into a side alleyway—all of which are licensed until 2 a.m.

Introducing: Rock Lobster Leslieville

NEVER MISS A TORONTO LIFE STORY

Sign up for Table Talk, our free newsletter with essential food and drink stories.

By signing up, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.
You may unsubscribe at any time.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Big Stories

These are Toronto’s best new restaurants of 2024
Food & Drink

These are Toronto’s best new restaurants of 2024