Sassafraz

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
Set in an array of Victorian rowhouses, Sassafraz has evolved through the decades to become a magical space in the heart of historic Yorkville. Located at the corner of Bellair and Cumberland, the little house has "seen it all" from the early hippie movement of the 60"s to the lack of movement that comes from too much Bordeaux. Sassafraz offers an exceptional menu serving market-driven, French-inspired Canadian cuisine.

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Open December 24, serving lunch 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

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LE
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall very good but service by our server was strange. Described a dish as medium spicy hot but when it was delivered had no heat at all. He told us another dish contained pesto although the menu made no such mention. Or maybe needs better training

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

foods are bad
service is also bad

b
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner didn’t disappoint. We had a diet restriction and the menu still had enough choices to keep us all happy, and even share!

Great wine selection too.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had an absolutely incredible experience here.
Everything was perfect for my birthday.
I will be back

PJ
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great

NL
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and perfectly paired with the wine our server selected. We had an amazing dinner at Sassafraz!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite places for a leisurely lunch with friends. Excellent service and great food. Love the seared tuna salad with avocado and pomegranate seeds!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambiance, service! Second time here for business meetings and it has been great. Highly recommend.

LR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

the food was good - the service was inattentive and slow and unpolished.

NS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

35th anniversary. My husband and I are frequent diners at Sassafraz. We love the garden room and have never had an issue with anything. When we arrived, were informed that it was closed, so we had to sit in the other room. I find the garden room calming, beautiful and the service is impeccable. This unfortunately was not the case this time. The waiter had too many tables and he was not able to give the service we are used to. This has not deterred us from returning.

a
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

One table of 3 women was extremely noisy and we couldn’t hear ourselves talk.
Some of the food was unsatisfactory

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was amazing except for our server who barely checked in on us, and who could’ve made more money if he was around enough to pour our wine and get us another bottle!

s
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality food and service. Will definitely be going back.

NE
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love the area, the location of Sassafras and the menu. We are in Toronto 4 times per year and always make it a priority to eat at Sassafras. Today we had our brunch before heading to YYZ to fly home. Beautiful day and the food was excellent. The service was good and we left happy. We will be back again in November and January.

TH
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great menu, splendid ambiance and service. The wine list is exciting. I plan to return many more times but with visiting friends. I love that they have several seating/dining spaces.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great salads

P
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

s
Toronto
88 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!
Four of us each had the hamburger with the onion jam and frites.
It was the best ever.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great lunch for my boss who was retiring ! Love the atmosphere

DH
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service.

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DO
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome AWARD!
Great food and drinks with the hospitality of the server. I'll defiantly visit again soon.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved our meal and the service was excellent!

IV
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food nice place

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a later reservation and felt rushed ordering because kitchen was closing at 10pm. Other Than that it was fantastic and the Live music was a nice treat

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a family Bday dinner. Everything was fantastic and our server was very friendly and made the evening feel extra special. All we appreciated his recommendations

Y
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous decor, ambience, and the food is outstanding! Love the Lobster salad, halibut, and banana dessert is out of this world! Going back this Saturday one last time before we head back to Michigan :)

DC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service, we had a good time. Will definitely come back.

KH
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bright, cheery restaurant with outdoor seating. Good choices of food and wine on the menu. The salmon and soba was delicious. Our waiter, Austen, was brilliant!

OT
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I always find Sassafraz a classy place. A nice, bright, airy dining area, good food and very attentive staff. It's not cheap but the prices aren't really crazy and it's good value for the money.

MO
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Mediocre brunch. Eggs were barely warm. Not what it used to be.

JD
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch food, location and ambience. Would definitely return.

r
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Omelette 1 person had was very skimpy. French toast delicious

CF
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location for people watching. Food and service is always good. Sommelier was particularly knowledgeable, professional, and friendly.

VW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 4

EDIT: I appreciate the quick follow up from the restaurant and their willingness to make things right by offering to make up for the meal. Fraser was professional, apologetic and provided service I would expect at an establishment like this. Thanks for the follow up.

Poor service - was not even asked for water until 30 minutes into my visit. I stated it was a birthday celebration, nothing was done or mentioned. My meal was supposed to be vegetarian and came with crab on top (after I asked them to not include the crab on my pasta).

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Get the Bad Ass Mojito. Don't do it if you're working the next day.

CP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had friends visiting from England so six of us wanted a memorable place for lunch. Sassafraz exceeded our expectations. The food was great, the atmosphere was great and the service was perfect in that she was there when we needed her but she did not hover over the table. We were provided lots of time to visit once lunch was complete. I think Sassafraz will be remembered by our British friends as that place they had the great lunch.

ML
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food — love the prawn and tuna ceviche. The ribeye steak melts in your mouth. Excellent service (Brian—merci!) and the sommelier (merci!! The wine was outstanding!)

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and device!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing!!! Totally loved it and would definitely go back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love sitting under the skylight;the food was amazing. I loved the halibut- fresh and light with an amazing sauce. My partner had the striploin- which was perfectly cooked. Definitely a favourite spot for us!

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