Edward Levesque's Kitchen
1290 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON, M4L 1C4
Edward Levesque’s has a reputation as one of Toronto’s best.
|Cuisine Type |||Eclectic, Fusion, Asian|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Brunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Must Reserve, Private Room(s), Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||$31 - $40|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||The Beaches|
|Getting There |||Closest Subway: Queen (take a streetcar East)|
|Cross Street |||Leslie and Queen|
|Lunch: Thurs-Fri: 11:30AM-2:30PM, Dinner: Tues–Sun: from 5:30PM, Brunch: Sat-Sun: 9AM–3PM|
Profile Last Updated: June 27, 2008
Walk the streets of Leslieville and you may just miss Edward Levesque’s Kitchen. If you talk to any resident of the neighborhood who has a penchant for fine culinary fare, though, you won’t.
Diner Turned Debonair
Tucked away on Queen Street East on a piece of property that betrays its former greasy spoon tenants, Edward Levesque’s Kitchen is far more impressive than its low-key exterior suggests. Levesque has preserved all the right elements: a retro feel, the laid-back apparel of staff, and a short-order grill up front. But Levesque has also added touches of class that foreshadow a first-rate menu: newly upholstered banquette seats, mirrors and trendy photographs all give it a fresh and modern feel. Edward Levesque’s Kitchen is hip, but unassumingly so.
Eclectic Yet Sensible Fare
Expect to wait a bit for your brunch on the weekends: Queen Street East residents flock to Edward Levesque to be treated to breakfast fare they would never make themselves: try waffles with blueberry sauce whipped honey and mascarpone for example. The lunch and dinner menus are dated by the month, offering the best of what each season has to offer. The variety of entrées reflect Levesque’s never-tiring imagination, and range from pan-fried rabbit to cider-marinated pork chop to fresh salmon and more. Quite a few of the menu items have an Asian spin to them, as well. Daily homemade soups and lunch-like appetizers give you no excuse not to stop by Edward Levesque’s Kitchen, even just for a quick bite.