Sassafraz

4.6
2496 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 2496 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
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oysters are the best ever!
Whole meal was incredible!

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Rhonz
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was extremely delicious, the service prompt and accommodating. There were a number of different celebrations going on so it got rather loud and somewhat annoying but it was also nice to see people out enjoying life again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding, the service was pristine.
We sat on the Patio and the atmosphere was perfect

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Nayy
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful evening. We got married there 10 years ago and wanted to go back for our anniversary dinner. They made sure we got the best table in the bar area and surprised us with a beautiful cheese board. Thank you Sassafrazz for making our evening so special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Superb tasting Mac & cheese was a nice surprise. Caesar salad was difficult to eat with whole leaves of romaine lettuce. Music was so loud it was very difficult to heat my dining guest.

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vipSWAPNIL
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent hospitality..limited menu for vegetarian but overall nice experience..Cocktails were balanced but lacked presentation..

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Frank
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is amazing, from the starters right to the dessert. It was all delicious, my compliments to the chef

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Louise
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can't wait to go back!
Great dinner place and location!

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DeborahF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

FABULOUS SERVICE and delicious food as always. Ambience was lovely. This is truly a unique restaurant, you must try it!!!!!

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SuzanneD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location and attractive both inside and out. Also has a beautiful indoor garden wall. Food
Is good for light and hearty appetites! I love the guacamole and taro chips and duck pate.
Nice cheerful wait staff (Austin).
Good reentry into our Covid world!

MD
vipMariaD
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were not disappointed. Sassafraz has been one of our favourite places for almost 10 years. Thank you!

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Nova
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Excellent service by our waiter !

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vipElaineN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great brunch menu and really enjoyed the food, service and ambience.

GM
GavinM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely food on a pleasant patio on a small street which nonetheless had some noisy vehicles. The service was very good, but waiters were spread out over a biggish area.

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Shoes
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food and pleasant service. A very nice experience

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AnnaT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu selection for appetizers and mains. Did not feel rushed. All wait staff very polite and attentive loved the expanded outdoor seating!!! Great adherence to social distancing and hand cleaning and masking. Thank you for a wonderful experience

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Foody
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Out on the patio enjoyed the great food! Everything we ordered was yummy!

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Lunchattendeesintoronto4
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Server was an absolute delight and attentive

Great spot for lunch

TM
TerryM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

The service was frankly brutal, I asked for our second glass of wine on three different occasions with absolutely nothing happening. It was apparent that our server was being asked to serve way too many tables so I have some sympathy for him. It also took three requests to get the bill.

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AnthonyM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very pleasant and enjoyable lunch. Atmosphere was excellent; noise moderate. The food (fish tacos - salmon) and beef ragu entree were both excellent. A scoop of ice cream for dessert accompanying espresso was nice. Always enjoy dining at Sassafraz. The experience is always consistent and would definitely return.

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Louis8
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and very calm atmosphere.
Soft lighting and very gentle waiters.
Food was not bad but depend what you order.
I will definitely go back .
Slight overpriced.

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Bellyfirst
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We opted to eat outside, and the staff made it very pleasant. The mac and cheese appetizer we shared was sublime, the lamb ragu was really lovely, his wine and my mojito were thoroughly excellent, but I do wish the sauce that was atop the wild boar chop could be re-thought: the strawberry just didn’t do it, at least for my taste or my companion’s. Maybe a deeper sugar flavour like dark brown sugar, molasses, palm sugar or maple syrup would be better? Or perhaps a different fruit like a pear or peach (not citrus though, and not another berry; judging from the strawberry, fruit like that is kind of jarring and didn’t pair well at all. No depth nor enough sweetness. Just didn’t pull its weight on any level). The potatoes were also a little underdone, but the cabbage was great.

Our waiter was so kind and attentive! And we got a slice of cheesecake gratis because we were there for our anniversary, and had a our reception at Sassafraz a few years ago. Just a wonderful place, with such kind staff. My personal view on the sauce accompanying the boar chop aside, the flavours here are always a delight, as are the great staff, making it such a great spot, even during the plague.

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CatherineT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Had to ask for a wine list. Food was good but not fabulous.
Menu too limited.
Waiter ok…. Was expecting more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Birthday - great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Slower service and less knowledgeable server than I’ve experienced in past visits. Food was excellent. However, I do understand that there are likely staffing shortages due to covid-19 challenges. Happy to have the opportunity to dine out though!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience5

Food and drinks are always great. Server was uninterested in serving us and left without handing our table over to another server. Odd experience. Most of the other staff are great though!

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great to be there, we had a great table outside still able to enjoy what’s left of summer. Our server was great. Thanks!

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DarrenM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best, juiciest salmon and burgers. Great spot for people watching and feeling like you're in the middle of it all, but still very intimate.

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vipGregD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sassafraz continues to be a top restaurant in the city. Hands down value, fresh and modern atmosphere, causal but professional service. It is good to come back to Sassafraz always.

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NathanS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was pretty good. Nothing flashy but delicious. Not a lot of attention from our server and service was slow. Seemed like we were an inconvenience. Hostess, food runner and another server who cleared our table were all hospitable.

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biginjpn
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding food and service. Patio can be excellent for people-watching or busy and disruptive depending on the desired experience.

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Anwar
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Definitely the best place to eat at Yorkville. The food is always excellent and consistent. And the service is great.

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RobertC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Very average. Love the ambiance but food and service are just middle of the road.

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food - my favourite high end restaurant in Toronto!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and perfect service!

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Erskine
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was good but expensive. Portions are small. Service was a little slow but given the circumstances of patio dining, acceptable.

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DarenH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

menu was solid, good range of choices to please a variety of tastes. ambience and noise level were perfect for having a productive business dinner. Server was attentive and on time with everything. took good care of us

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PatH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent visit. Food outstanding as usual and service was excellent, professional, engaged, polite and helpful.
Only disappointing aspect was that the kitchen had run out of black tea. Hope you get some soon, especially the Earl Grey.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Pasta initially cold, later - lukewarm coffee. Tuna salad and pasta ragu was very tasty. Service was friendly. Initial seating was too awkward for eating a meal- the server agreed to change seating.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good and great service. I hadn’t been before but had of course heard a lot about it. It definitely lived up to the hype no question.

FAQs

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

Sassafraz is rated 4.6 stars by 2496 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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