Sassafraz

4.6
2439 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
A beloved local landmark, Sassafraz has welcomed guests to enjoy its contemporary Canadian cuisine, warm hospitality, and unparalleled service for over two decades. Chef Geoff Webb's ever-evolving seasonal menu showcases our relationships with local farms and purveyors. Set in an array of Victorian rowhouses, Sassafraz has evolved through the decades to become a magical space in the heart of historic Yorkville. The iconic little house and its romantic interior make it one of the most stunning restaurants in Toronto.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2439 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

Booked a patio table. None available. We were put sitting inside till patio table was ready… 45 min later no one had come back to us. Proceeded to have an average meal with inside.

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LucieM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great night at Sassafraz. The food was delicious as was the wine. However, our friends choice of wine was not available. The service was excellent. We never felt rushed and were very happy with our first indoor dining experience in over a year.

KA
KimA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service. Delicious food. Crowded in Yorkville in general but we were seated outdoors and apart from other people. Loved our stay here

JV
JulieV
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great night at Sassafraz! Our server was fantastic and made sure that our drinks were never empty!

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vipStephen
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service until the last minute.

Poor communication between the serving staff brought us being asked to leave when we we already on our way.

An awkward end to what would have been an amazing experience.

HB
HennyB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the friendly server, food was excellent. noisy from traffic.
It was a delighht to be out again. your server was so pleasant and made it fun for us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

I can hear you guys talking about us in the kitchen unless you guys were doing that in purpose.

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erict
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Over-cooked burgers were disappointing and the salmon fish tacos didn't quite work, but the oysters and service were excellent.

AM
vipAMM63
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great dinner there. The Atlantic salmon and the pistachio-encrusted tuna were both very good. Service was outstanding. Would definitely consider returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Sat on the patio but the tables are cramped and right next to the stop sign where cars often rev their engines as they drive by. Not a pleasant dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit for food for dinner. I just wanted to say the staff was excellent from front to back! Great food and environment definitely will come back! Very please with the service! Outstanding!

EJ
ElisabethJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very agreeable

SG
vipStevenG
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a pleasure at Sassafraz. Service, food and location…..what more could you ask for?

SM
SamanthaM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was tasty. We had the olives and feta, mac & cheese, parmesan truffle fries and the 10 oz striploin. The steak was under cooked from what we asked so it was cold. The manager apologized and offered us a new one. We don't waste food and it was still very edible so we kept it. The overall experience was a positive one. We will be back.

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Cecilia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great time out on the patio. Not enough room guvne the tiny space but we made it work.

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sukito
Toronto
56 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely lunch on patio. Our server was great. Food delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Server seemed not interested in serving us. Told us the bar and kitchen closed at 11pm and when we tried to order another drink at 10:14pm the server said bar was closed. Then we asked if he could ask the bartender for us and he asked then came back with a no. However when we left around 11pm, we saw people got served cocktails and wines at the bar after us.

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Melanie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent oysters and shareable as for a light dinner in Yorkville. Loved our night out!

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Andy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to share some small dishes. The Mac and cheese is incredible—light, flavourful, and satisfying. We also had the asparagus salad, Tuscan bean and tomato salad, and the gazpacho. All were a great choice for a hot day and equally tasty.

TM
TrishM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent
Very attentive

JF
JanetF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server really took this experience to the next level. He was charming, friendly and just wonderful. The food was spectacular for our lunch: potato & leek soup and the eggplant were enjoyed by the both of us. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Ordered oysters for dinner, finished eating appetizers and while waiting for dinner (1 hour later) told oysters was no longer available. Didn’t end up staying pass apps not sure why it took 1 hour to deliver the message. Also I wanted indoor seating and we were sat by the patio entrance of the restaurant next to traffic.

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PIGPIG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the foods….

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

The two main I ordered not so tasty

HP
HarveP82
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A friend and I had a great meal. The food was terrific, the service was fine. The noise level was a little high, as we at outside, but we expected that. It was a great opportunity to people-watch. We'll certainly be back.

BB
BiancaB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Awesome server. Food was exactly what I was hoping for. Yorkville spritz is very refreshing :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!! Loved that we were not rushed.

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aims
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

it was overall a very nice experience. The servers we’re friendly and kind. The food was amazing except the fries we’re a little burnt and bitter (i thought it might have even been yesterday’s fries). The server asked us if we wanted a side so we agreed, but didn’t let us know the price of the sides. Other than those two things, it was comfortable, warm, and fancy

MC
MikeC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful experience! Celebrated my birthday. Rainy night but that certainly didn’t get in the way of the ambiance, great food and wonderful service. A memorable evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday lunch with friends. Food tastes great!

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Guest11
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice place. Great food. Totally recommended.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic location, amazing staff. Brunch was fabulous

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Breesok
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sassafraz is batting 100 these days. Very professional service and the best menu I think they've ever had... excellent dishes (pate, Mac and cheese, fish tacos - will try more again) and reasonably-priced. Also a reasonably-priced wine menu. It used to be quite expensive and mediocre, but it was a great location so they got away with it. I hope they get the praise they deserve with this chef/menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy our sever didn’t rush us out it was dying down so we stayed and enjoyed another cocktail

DS
DerekS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wellington beef tenderloin is very good, very tasty and tender. The lamb regu is also very good.

The staff is very helpful and friendly. Awesome service.

PC
PhilipC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WOW Bravo! After reading all the great reviews. Me and wifey decided to celebrate our 9th anniversary here. The food was superb and the experience was honestly excellent. Our server, Austin, was very friendly and literally took care of us during our dining experience there. Knowing it was a special occasion for us, he started us off with a sampler rose wine, and suggested some delicious choices on the menu. It was a blast to our taste buds.

For starters, We ordered a Chef's featured Soup > a Dozen Oysters (Man! The oysters were so fresh and the special sauces (not the regular lemon + tobasco combo) was so yummy > Beef Tartare (Melts in your mouth). For mains, I ordered a Quebec Wild Boar Chop (medium, crispy skin and very tasty) and wifey ordered a Braised lamp Ragu (super delicious).

I highly recommend Sassafraz and if you can, say hi to Austin, he will make sure to take care of your dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beef tartare was outstanding!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening on the patio.

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Ss60
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I enjoyed the dinner. Warmed up sourdough bread and the wellness bowl. I felt like the service could be friendlier at the table. There was no wait and the table and ambiance was lovely.

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vipInko
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, the drinks were refreshing and our server was wonderful!

FAQs

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

Sassafraz is rated 4.6 stars by 2439 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 reservations at the moment.

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