Sassafraz

4.6
2338 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even with this COVID restrictions, they try their best to give an excellent service.

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NormaH
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It is Covid and we had a small table outside. It was night and the heater was a little temperamental. Our personable server made up for any lack, and even tried to get the heater to stay lit. Rare steak and Truffle Frites were fantastic; cheese plate needs to have a better variety and presentation. We brought blankets for our legs and were happy to be "out" in Toronto just prior to another lockdown. Why oh why were people walking in close quarters on the street beside us not wearing masks?!? A stranger stopped to talk to us. I felt a little vulnerable given the unpredictable proximity of walkers coughing and smoking as they wandered by us. I felt guilty that the restaurant tables had squeezed the sidewalks. Regardless, kudos to them for being open and serving us - it was really wonderful overall. Stay safe everyone!!

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MelanieC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Hostess is not friendly, uninviting.
Server was not engaged and did not check on us enough. We had to ask the hostess to put through an order. She didn't even do that for us!
Disappointing since it used to be our ladies lunch spot.

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TinaB
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Our waiter was very nice and accommodating. The selection for lunch was very limited.

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vipBman
Toronto
167 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! They have kept their little sidewalk patio going and so nice to sit there. Food was amazing: the squash salad is delicious!

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Coralie
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Considering we are dining outside these days, it was a very pleasant experience with very attentive service and delicious food.

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ElenaB
Atlantic Canada
12 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, absolutely amazing service, not expensive considering location, the only wish for outside location to have low heaters that heats your legs and don’t blow by the wind) we will be back!

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Annecorc
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very comfortable outdoors under heaters & awning

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific experience! Excellent food and the staff were every attentive to our needs. The heater next to our table worked perfectly, we were never for a second cold, and the staff were very kind to provide us with blankets.

Would absolutely come back!

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Lizzi
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went for brunch and we’re lucky to get a very warm and sunny table. As soon as the sun left the heaters weren’t warm enough. They do allow you to use the restaurants during Covid which is great. Food was good but not too many options and maybe not worth the price.

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vipTravelndine
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our brunch. Although it was a bit chilly outdoors, the sun and the heat lamp kept us comfortable. We were relieved to see proper social distancing so it made it that much more pleasurable. The food was great and service was terrific. The frites were definitely addictive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
75 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal accompanied by great service.

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DC33
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasted Good! A little chilly outside but overall is good

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CrystalL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Staff/servers were very kind and hardworking. Food overall tasted fresh and flavourful. Cappuccino and smoked salmon eggs benedict... a must.

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ClaireC
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice dinner on the patio. Got a spot with a good heater. Food was fantastic. Service was very friendly and professional - quite slow but understandable in the circumstances. Enjoyed it.

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MaryJ
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy patio with great heaters. Loved our appetizers- steak tartare and mac and cheese. Steaks were great! We were celebrating a birthday and wait staff made us feel special! Can’t wait to go back.

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vipZiggy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food has degraded

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Annecorc
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All dining is currently outdoor.
So many heaters are provided that my seat was warm.
So cosy thank you

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vipAbbie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Outside patio did not have enough heat lamps (Covid restaurant eating), found an olive pit in my pasta that did not have olives in it which would indicate someone spit an olive pit in my food (during covid.. this is repulsive). Service was mediocre.

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anthonye
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and the food was great. I had the mac and cheese to start and the beef tenderloin after that and both were delicious.

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vipafan
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food is woth coming even this pandemic time, amazing choices, always a good meal, sitting at the middle of the street with the on again off again propane fire due to 3windy condition after the rain. We had blankets, the wine helps a bit to keep us warm. Lovely experience for the preparation the management has made us comfortable under the circumstances. Thankyou.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here, pre pandemic and during the pandemic, Sassafraz consistently delivers an excellent experience in every way. Service is great, food is great, and I am looking forward to the resumption of normalcy in the restaurant business and certain Sassafraz will be leading the way with their commitment to excellence and loyalty to their customers.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I miss having the Miami Short Ribs on the Menu though. My colleagues & I always looked forward to it.

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vipLRF112
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Way overpriced for what it was - mediocre at best. Our waitress also forgot about us and we waited almost 30 minutes for the check.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sassafraz is a favorite. We sat on the heated patio, the server was terrific, and food was delicious.

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LindaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They didn't rush us at all...we sat chatting for more than an hour after we paid the bill.

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vipClark007
Toronto
45 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My Husband and I had a Lovely lunch. We were looked after by the charming servers Amil and Benita.
Such care and attention from them both. Thank you for making our anniversary special.
We will be back soon.

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vipNormaG
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - very toasty sitting outside near heaters (a must at this time of year) and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing time yesterday. It was my first time there, but Austin made my wife and I very comfortable. Austin service and recommendations were spot on. The food was unbelievable good. Thanks Austin.

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MarianneR
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sassafraz provided a wonderful dining experience. We can't wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a good time here. The staff is very professional and attentive. The food is amazing

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ChrisM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome second time she has served myself and my girlfriend she is very professional and kind and you can tell she loves her job which you don't always see

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vipDandT
Palm Springs
36 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Dinner on a Saturday evening, sitting at a sidewalk table, was fine - food (gazpacho followed by chicken) and wine were decent - our server was good in spite of the challenges the servers faced serving across the public sidewalk and Saturday evening crowd - the people at the next table were drinking heavily but generally well behaved - their smoking (cigars and e-cigarettes) on the sidewalk immediately adjacent to our table, however, was a negative - we enjoy this restaurant when we’re in town - great people-watching and generally competent food and service, which is more than you can say about many Yorkville restaurants

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RamaS
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for drinks with friends, good ambiance and good service!

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DJCMPC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Matre Di's was able to give us a table rather than stay at bar. Kudos to her.
Fish tacos were poor
Worst I have had out of 5 restaurants - other 4 were all in Victoria BC area

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vipPaulineY
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The server was super friendly and had great recommendations. We will definitely be coming back.

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JAMK
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational patio dining with attentive servers and innovative dishes. Felt very safe because of all the Covid precautions.

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Alessia
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, love the setting and the food was amazing

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JAMK
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate dinner on the patio. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch on the patio.

FAQs

Sassafraz offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 964-2222.

Sassafraz is rated 4.6 stars by 2338 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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