Brassaii

3.9
853 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
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Brassaii Restaurant and Lounge is Toronto's sophisticated and cosmopolitan destination. Nestled amidst a romantic cobblestone courtyard patio, Brassaii elevates the finer dining experience by surrounding its guests in what can be described as architectural heritage integrated with modern trends of progressive, SOHO-inspired design innovations. Brassaii contains an exposed wine cellar, a sleek dining room, stylish bar and lounge as well as two private dining rooms for personal or professional events.


Drink and dine in stylish elegance amongst a refined urban atmosphere that will delight the most discerning palate. We provide the portrait of well-choreographed service while you enjoy a culinary experience and dynamic social ambiance not soon to be forgotten.


WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU IN STYLE!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm;
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm;
Monday - Tuesday: Closed for Private Events
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(416) 598-4730
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Marcus Monteiro
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Spadina
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Parking Details
Parking can be found next to us at 380 Wellington.
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Entertainment

Marquis (21+) Wednesday Nightlife

Life (25+) Thursday Nightlife

Lounge Series (25+) Friday Nightlife

Nouveau (25+) Saturday Nightlife
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

We are a multi-functional venue suitable for small or large-scale events, devoted to quality, service and the professionalism of our team. From elegant canapes to mouth-watering pastries, our menu changes with the seasons to give our guests a new and exciting gustatory experience.

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Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM
Tue - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM

What 853 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
4.1
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.5
Value
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Music a bit much, and too loud for a Sunday brunch.
The windows were dirty. Could have been cleaner.
Food very good and service excellent.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

So disappointed. Food was poor. My steak was a very poor cut. My nieces gnocchi was tough. It was not cheap and the food was terrible. Waiter was very nice and helpful. Never go back.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We had a great time vacationing in Toronto. Brassai was a recommendation to visit and a highlight of the trip. We loved our waiter, Z! Very intelligent about the food and great company.

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Food was not prepared well. For example the pasta was undercooked and the ragu bolognese was terrible. We were not the only table asking for salt, we noticed. The duck dish had a tough meat and sitting in water that came from the accompanying endives. Service was friendly and attentive although the fellow smelled from freshly smoked cigarettes. This place is not cheap, it is not recommended.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The food and the dinner service were good. I was expecting more from DJ Danny D. He’s better on the radio. The crowd was also mostly female and the dancing space is small and tight. I wouldn’t return.

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2018

We enjoyed the kind and attentive service, however, beyond the pork belly bun appetizer (which was AMAZING!) everything else was just ok. Both our entrees (duck breast and veal chop) were overdone and a bit dry. To be fair, we did not raise this as an issue but feel if we had, they would have been more than happy to address. We consider ourselves foodies and enjoy a nice meal - while this wasn’t the worst, it wasn’t the best.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Although it was quiet, my food was amazing! Would definitely go again for the lobster. Most of the staff were very attentive and friendly. The restaurant has a very modern and aesthetic appeal to it.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food was nothing to call home about, the ambience was nice, but the service was a whole different level of poor. Our server wasn’t bad at his job: he was creepy and inappropriate, making comments alluding to the friend with whom I was dining and I “making out at the end of the night”, interrupting my friend as she tried to place her order to tell her that the appetizer she chose was not good, he didn’t like it, and insisting she order something else, and finally saying that we “might actually like” the cocktails we ordered because they were “really feminine for an old-fashioned”. I was so irritated by his lack of professionalism and inappropriate comments that I would dissuade anyone from going to Brassaii. Strongly recommend that management speak to this server about his behaviour.

Other than that, the food was fine, albeit overpriced. The outdoor patio was lovely for most of our meal, until the music was cranked up so loudly that we couldn’t hear each other speak...it seemed unnecessary, as the patio was still mostly empty. The cocktail we ordered (I can’t remember the name, but it was a cognac-based soon on an old fashioned) was watery and unbalanced. All in all, a solidly mediocre experience tremendously marred by creepy and unprofessional service.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Really good food and the atmosphere was nice around dinner time.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

overall we had a good experience.

The one issue we had with dinner, is the wine choices we made, we were being told that they were out of it...and it happened with 3 wines.

the bathrooms were dirty...you would need someone to stay on top of the cleanliness...because obviously ladies are gross

we had a great time dancing...Dj DannyD rocked the house, and he was the draw for us to attend that night

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Great atmosphere amazing food service was excellent dessert to die for awesome music made my 10-year anniversary even better

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

It was amazing. All in one place to eat then dance on a Friday night.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Food is great I had the curried octopus and salmon. My girlfriend had beet salad and halibut. All courses were very well done. Service is good as well especially the hostess who offered to put us girls on the guest list so we can return back to the club at night without paying for the cover charge.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Service was efficient and pleasant. Food was good but nothing so great. The meat board is quite large so good option for a group. Please don’t order off the cocktail menu. Their signature drinks are weak and too ice heavy. The off menu dirty martini I ordered was excellent.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Yogurt parfait was excellent!

When you’re charging me 10 dollars for two easy over eggs and they turn out hard. Not impressive for hat price. On top of that sever name came to check in to see how everything was.

Overall I heard great things about the food and service at this restaurant so was excited to try it out. By the end I was quite disappointed in the food quality and service. Would not recommend this restaurant for breakfast going forward.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Menu was good.. Except the crab bisque and octopus.. Didn't enjoy.

Music was horrible.. We expected to stay all evening.. But couldn't take it.

Also, waitress didn't advise us that tip was included and one couple tipped...he asked her to cancel transaction and redo.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

food was not great, had no flavor, paid more than it was worth, steak came rare and had to be sent back
atmosphere was nice and drinks were good

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Food was good. Very expensive for the portions. Needs more dinner options. The waiter took out food and drinks before we even finished with them. Didn’t ask us if we were done. But the atmosphere was good. And the waiter was friendly.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Service was good. Food was ok, a $22 brunch item should come with a side in terms of value. Not an overly memorable experience.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great time out with friends- stayed late for DJ and dancing. Dinner was very good - had the spaghetti with shrimp and it was excellent. My friend had the veal and although I didn’t try it, it looked amazing and he raved about it all night. Only reason I didn’t give a 10 is that I was looking for a healthy salad option but everything was really full meals - but the meals were fantastic and very different so totally worth the calories in the end.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Tried this restaurant for brunch on Mother’s Day with my husband and teenage daughters - we were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent, staff was friendly and informative and the service very good. This is a gem of a restaurant suitable for many occasions - from a night out with friends to a family brunch. There is a beautiful patio, a large indoor dining area as well as a private room which can be booked for special celebrations. I highly recommend Brassaii and will most certainly be back 👍

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always a great time, especially for Mother’s Day. The restaurant was very accommodating and understanding as they held our reservation for an extra 30 minutes due to unforeseen circumstances.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was spectacular! The servings are a little small for the price, however the presentation of the food was great! I have a GF and DF allergy and the staff is very accommodating. The manager served our food herself to ensure me that my dishes were safe for me to eat. If you are coming here, and want to eat well and have a couple of drinks, expect to pay upwards of $100. If you get there before 10pm, its free coat check and you won't have to pay the $20 cover to stay and dance afterwards! Overall a great night and will definitely be going back!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The halibut was great and the veal chop was a nice big portion. Thought the waffle chips and mushroom cheese sauce was a nice presentation.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Came in on a Wednesday at 7:45pm for a dinner date and the place was nearly empty. We had a fantastic dinner. Food was well seasoned and cooked perfectly especially the grilled octopus. Tender and delicious. Don’t just think of this place as a bar or nightclub. Only the wine list needs a bit of updating: no vintage selections

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

You girls and guys are great I had extra money in my account after I left brassie would absolutely recommend to friends to go there the hertz on the debit card visa works amazing and would totally recommend to a friend.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Friendly and knowledgeably staff, to my surprise the Manager there is someone i've known for a long time, from Williams Landing , Alice Fazooli's and now Brassaii . i can say Brassaii is in good Hands and probably one of the reasons the staff there are so friendly . She's the Best !

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Way over priced our meals both Salmon had to be returned they came to us so under cooked it was almost raw the couple of slices of Potatoes that came with dinner where hard not cooked they said it came with spinach lucky if their was a fork full the worst $200.00 I spent I didn't even want leave a tip but felt bad for the waiter in all my years eating downtown Toronto one the worst meals I had and the most overpaid would not recommend to anyone.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Love brassai! Unfortunately our waiter wasn't the best. We were ready to stay till close but decided to leave because of service.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Our waiter was terrific. Apparently after 10pm it becomes a dance bar hence the large spaces between tables. Lots of groups in dining rooms off to the sides. A neat place. Large out door eating and bar in the summer

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The fire alarm went off for most of our meal. They neglected it was my birthday and didn't bring us a dessert. It was over crowded in evening for the club.
The venue is beautiful! Food was delicious!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Waiter was ok. No one was around when we had a question about our appetizer, yet many jumped in when we were commenting about dessert (wine no assistance was needed.
Food good, didn’t come out hot. No one around to comment to.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was excellent and service was brilliant right from the time we arrived. Thank you. :)

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We have dined off the brunch menu quite a few times before, most recently a year ago and there is a big difference. I ordered the fried chicken and avocado. The chicken was extremely dry and over cooked. The options for a draught beer with brunch were limited to about 3 options since the rest were being changed. The caeser cocktail was very basic and plain. The smoked trout salad was very tasty and enjoyed though. I don’t know what happened, but I don’t think we’ll be going back anytime soon.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Overall a good time. Food was good, if a bit pricey. Later in evening it becomes a club and the music is so so in the two dance areas, both too similar, maybe variety would help and some more current music mixed in.
The disappointment of the night was when a couple of us asked for their house wine during dinner, something like a zinfandel or riesling, to discover that we were charged $21!!!... each!!! for our 8oz! glasses when the final bill came - NOT COOL! That should have been something that was disclosed when we ordered.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Poor portion sizes and over priced. Food was brought out luke warm.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Most of the staff were great, with the exception of John (I believe he is the head of waitstaff). Unfortunately his service left a lot to be desired. He wasn't approachable nor did he smile once. In addition, we overheard him arguing and cursing with another staff member. This made our dining environment uncomfortable, especially since we had children with us.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Unfortunately, the quality has slipped drastically. The brunch, which was one of the best in the city, has become overpriced, while the quality has been cut. I wrote to the restaurant to let them know of my experience, in a very honest way, and, did not want to post a negative review, however, having not received a reply (in a week), I guess they no longer care about their food, nor their clients. There are way better options at lower prices.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Arrival was warm and service prompt. Assistance with wine selection was very good and successful. We had 2 mains: a scallop dish and a tenderloin, and both were delicious. Ambiance is warm.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Went out with friend we hadn't seen in a long while and had an amazing time. Sadly had to leave before it turned into a club. Hope to come back again.

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