lucky for us, we hit gold. leslie jones is the gem of leslieville. located on queen at the corner of jones ave, leslie jones has a cozy atmosphere with food that will not disappoint. the ever-changing menu uses locally-sourced ingredients, while the old-school, open kitchen showcases chef george wensley's talents.
leslie jones is high on the recommendation list!
|complimentary fresh bread and a unique chickpea based dipping sauce|
|rk enjoyed the grilled calamari, marinated with lemon, capers, moroccan olives and chillies|
because it was grilled, it tasted fresh and was the perfect appetizer
|ng enjoyed the avocado salad with tomato, red onion, coriander, and fresh lime dressing|
|i guess great minds think alike. ap and i both ordered |
the beet salad with ricotta, fresh pear, smoked almonds and greens
it has inspired me to start making beets again
|ap enjoyed her eggplant stuffed with spinach, zucchini, basil puree and goat cheese|
it looked and smelled incredible
|ng enjoyed linguine with scallops, tiger shrimp, mussels, |
chilies, fresh herbs, spinach, tomato and white wine
|rk can never turn down risotto. it was the daily special, with mushroom and, peas. |
ever a critique of the consistency of risotto, he licked the bowl clean.
|i devoured my braised beef brisket with dark ale, rosemary, paprika and caramelized onion. the meat was cooked tenderly and the veggies and potato were packed with flavour.|
it was a great evening: from the excellent service and vinyl-spinning chef to the local art showcased on the walls, leslie jones never disappoints.
we will definitely be back in the warmer weather to enjoy a drink or two on their infamous patio!