Sassafraz

4.6
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2195 reviews
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
service
4.7
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, delicious food, wonderful service!

Z
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good experience in terms of food and service. It is a bit pricey for what it is, but worth trying!

JG
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was top notch

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service

DK
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The restaurant itself is very nice, the prices are reasonable for the quality of food and service. Service was fantastic.
However, I asked for a rare steak and received a completely raw steak (there was no grain when you cut it open, just raw slab). The restaurant of course brought me a new one, which was great, but barely offered an apology and nothing else in that regard. It was a mildly upsetting experience.

DA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sassafraz never disappoints! My spouse and I will keep going back. Exceptional food, exceptional service, exceptional atmosphere. Thank you Sassafraz!

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Not impressed with the food at all very disappointed. Steak was so red and asked for medium well

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Valentine's Day, and also my girlfriend's birthday. The foods were generally high-quality and the beef tenderloin was the best beef we've ever tasted!! Got birthday candle & "happy birthday" written with chocolate on the plate as planned. Overall, satisfied!

DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience2

The food was good and our server was great. However, I had made reservations here for Valentines day more than a month in advance and even showed up to the restaurant before our booking time, and the only available seating they had for us two was at a group table. The seating was terrible for the occasion of the dinner and I was extremely disappointed considering the effort I put in months in advance to make a reservations.

S
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say the location of this restaurant is very good, the staff is very friendly, I went with my boyfriend on valentine's day, the set meal is about $90 per person. The food is delicious and beautifully placed.

HH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to spend Valentine's Day!
We were unable to get dinner reservations so we booked a late lunch at 3:30pm.
As it turns out it was great for us as we had almost all of the back room, with the flower, wall to ourselves.
We had a very relaxing, delicious and enjoyable meal and were so satisfied that we didn't need dinner later either.
Thanks for a fantastic time!

LM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience. It was our first time there and the food was delicious, service was exceptional and restaurant itself was beautiful. We'll definitely be back.

PH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal. Winterlicious dinner- good choices and generous portions. Lots of nice wines by the glass.

MJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I have been to Sassafraz several times before for business meetings. I went for Winterlicious and was quite underwhelmed with the flavour of the food. I had the duck pate to start which was quite rich in flavour and was just not quite something I liked but tried it anyways. I next had the rainbow trout and it was two super small pieces of fish and the entire dish lacked much flavour at all. It was like the chef had forgotten to add any salt/pepper to the dish. The rainbow trout dish was a large disappointment. The meal ended well though as the dessert was the saving grace. The flourless chocolate bar with vanilla ice cream was the perfect combination. I would definitely eat this dessert again multiple times. I hope next time I go, the main menu will be more appeasing.

IR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

R
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quality and size of portions for 3-course meal were excellent. Service was lovely! Enjoyed the seats in the older part of the restaurant where bar is located.

WM
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food. Terrific service. It's been a while but we'll certainly be back soon.

EE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambiance! We went to Winterlicious twice because the food was so delicious and big enough portions.

OT
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service. Would recommend to all considering to eat at Sassafraz.

DN
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely time celebrating a birthday. Delicious food, great service and just the right place to wish someone a special birthday.

JG
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The salmon that I had was very salty no impress, the plate with Black noodles not a great choice,

F
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Really nice space, enjoyed the variety of the menu, food came out quickly with nice presentation. Service was sub-par. The waitress barely spoke to us, we weren't asked about drinks, water glasses were always empty and we had to grab someones attention to get anything.

SE
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic ! White beans with the chicken were a pleasant surprise. Everywhere else it is the usual mached potatoes :) Thank you for being part of Winterlicious and Summerlicious.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was fantastic. I felt the waitress was very short and abrupt in her approach. The assisting staff was super friendly .
There should be an option of gluten free bread or rice cake or cracker in opening bread basket as many people have True Gluten intolerance . Food was spectacular. Our waitress made no effort to explain the dishes. I think people are drawn in by staff that understand the menu. It should be a dining experience.

NG
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service. Our
Server was excellent and the food was delicious and well priced for winterlicious.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food and not too noisy for once in North America.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

LB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place! Loved the living wall of plants - very cool! Food was great, as was the service.

z
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sassafraz never disappoints in the past 3 visits. I went there this time to try the Winterlicious menu and it was really great. All the other friends were happy with their food as well. There are vegetarian options as well.

F
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Tried Sassafraz's Winterlicious lunch menu and it was ok. Nothing spectacular. My son thought my home cooked meal was better and I am an average cook! For what I spent, I could have a whole week worth of groceries. I really wanted to love it but didn't....

g
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed a fabulous lunch today during Winterlicious. The food was delicious and an amazing value. We will definitely be back!

B
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you make a reservation, ask for a table beside a window and in the room without the bar! Ask for Brian for your waiter.

LD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Front door staff not very welcoming, but everything else was fantastic.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally good service. Very impressive. They prepared a special plate when they found that we are celebrating our engagement. Escargots were delicious!

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and atmosphere

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience! My girl and i went there for winterlious and food is surprisingly good. You can tell how much thoughts go into their dishes. From starter to desert, they have all been prepared with care and love.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at sassafraz, after hearing many good things. My friends and I came to experience winterlicous and it exceeded my expectations from the food, the ambiance to the service. I would definitely come again.

C
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience for me and my co-workers. We took lots of pictures of the food and our group. Our server was extremely conscientious. Timing of everything was perfect. Of course, the food was excellent.

d
Toronto
43 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service, good for everyday or special occasions.

AA
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service! Very nice meal. Wonderful Winterliscous menu choices!

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