Before I begin, I do want to say that I usually do not agree to have dinner with someone the same day I meet them, but this is exactly what happened while talking to a someone during Grace’s karaoke event about traveling and then to food where I was told I have to go to Skin+Bones, a restaurant in my neighbourhood that I haven’t been to yet.
House Made Gnocchi with ‘nduja, crushed tomato, and basil. I asked that the stracciatella cheese be omitted. This by far is the best gnocchi I’ve had. Most gnocchi I’ve had are dense and fills me up quickly in just a few bites, but the gnocchi here is light and fluffy. It’s not a heavy main at all.
The atmosphere of Skin+Bones was casual and relaxed, yet still nice for a “date”. The staff were accommodating and worked in such a relaxed manner that we never felt rushed.
Edit: Came back here on November 4, 2016 after a condo viewing. We chose the “Let Us Feed You”, a 4-course dinner for $45 per person where the dishes are surprises. It is a full table participation, meaning everyone at your table must partake in this menu. Do emphasize if you have any food allergies or sensitivities. I advised that I have sensitivities to dairy (plus, I don’t want to have any cheese in dishes because I dislike the smell of cheese in food with the exception of pizza) and ended up getting some cheese in a dish and dessert with cream.
At first when we got the beet salad, crudo and beans, we thought, “this is it?? This is 4-courses?” but those can be considered a few starters. Value-wise, it’s decent as it’s roughly $15/dish, the bavette steak alone is $31, the beet salad is $14 and the dessert is $8. Overall, if you like being surprised, it’s nice to not have to decide what to order. However, if you’re a big eater, it may not fill you up.
980 Queen St. E.