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Brassaii

3.8
840 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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
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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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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 840 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.7
Food
3.9
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.5
Value
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 7 days ago

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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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The best part of Brassaii is the nightclub. Music is great but the dinner isn't so good and expensive for what you get. We got there at 8:15 pm and only ate around 10:30 pm and we barely saw our server. the lights were going off the chairs were being moved so pretty much we were eating around people dancing. I would never eat there again.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was ok. Service was adequate. Server was a smoker and it was obvious he finished having a cigarette as he reaked like smoke when he was asking for the drinks. Never came by to ask how the food was.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Went to try their WINTERLICIOUS menu and from start to finish the food and service was fantastic...had the crab bisque soup..followed by short ribs and finished with some chocolate dessert.The waitress was great and clearly enjoyed her job...we will definetly be back.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Went for winterlicious. The menu had a breath of options, although not depth (eg. Only one beef option, one fish option, one vegetarian option). I guess this is because they are trying to cater to the majority.

The food was GREAT! Service was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Went here to try their Winterlicious menu. We had the beet salad and pork belly appetizers and for the main course we ordered the beef short ribs and duck. All the meat dishes were cooked to perfection. To finish off our meal we had the coconut sponge cake and apple crumble. Every dish was very tasty from start to finish! Our server Boris was very attentive and professional. We had a great experience and would definitely recommend!

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Visited with girlfriends to celebrate a birthday and try out the wknterlicious menu. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. He even swapped out our appetizer (crab bisque) when we said we weren’t happy with it. Great vibe and lots of fun for dancing after dinner on a Friday night!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Our server was excellent . On point with meals and drinks!! My friend went for a ribs which looked and tasted absolutely amazing ..!!It's a really nice ambience with dark lighting some elevator music and friendly staff. Would defintly go back. !!
Suggestion: there is a bar at the back and on Saturday it's almost like a club ..its a nice place to have dinner and some drinks after if you into the club scene !!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We loved our waiter, he was the best and he made sure we were happy with our food and drinks!

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was good and the ambiance was great but our server was not. We were a group of 5 and there were multiple times that we had to ask for the same items and instead of apologizing for forgetting them he just pretended like he knew and it was just taking longer. He brought out the wrong dish but never apologized for it. The manager did come over knowing that everyone else had there meals but i did not. She brought over a round of prosecco which was nice but our server never even acknowledged his mistake. When my bill came it even had the wrong item on it which is how i know it was the server that put it in wrong. Mistakes happen all the time and the prosecco was a nice touch but the server has a poor attitude the least you can do is apologize if something goes wrong.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

This tall white male server who is bald was very very rude and condescending. Everything else was great.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The food and service was amazing! I loved the experience at this restaurant! The Winterlicious menu was a perfect amount and dishes were delicious. We had a fun server who showed us photos of the menu to help us choose the items.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was terrible, our waiter was rude and impatient.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Awesome!
great service! the fried chicken sandwich was good, and for "create your own master piece", waffles, sundae, yogurt, with our own choices, every piece is a creation.would definitely come again

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