Sassafraz

4.5
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2298 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.
What 2298 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JAMK
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Sunday brunch on the patio.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Our experience was underwhelming. There is nothing special/exciting about the brunch menu items. Service was extremely slow, and we were definitely forgotten at different times during our visit (we were waiting to ne moved in the dining room... which they forgot about.)
I had to ask our waitress to tell us which cheeses were on the cheese board (should be a given)... and the cheeses were small, poorly chosen, and not fresh. I do think a menu facelift is necessary (at least for weekend brunch). Also must fix outdoor heaters so that patio can be fully enjoyed by guests.

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SuperG
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had brunch on a Saturday in the cafe. Eggs benny and tuna salad were both excellent. Service was too notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The braised lamb pasta was amazing

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YanaS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday lunch

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GavinM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sassafraz has excellent cooking of a most interesting menu. The wait staff were excellent; they ensured we were served at each stage and remembered our preferences. We were celebrating a birthday and so received a complementary candle and treats.

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AlanM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Absolutely superb service, exterior ambiance and good food.

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LoraS
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful lunch with friends. One of our first meals out . Everything was perfect

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vippoohface
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Soup excellent. Beet salad too small and a little boring. Waiter excellent.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Menue is limited but what we got was gorgeous, bore chop was delicious and partner got the tenderloin steak , cheesecake so creamy , cocktail s and staff were also great !

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AlanZ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great location, great ambience

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vipDavidK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate outside. The table was nice and well spaced between evergreens. Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable, and professional. Great Manhattans for a start. The tomato and white bean salad was both refreshing and delicious. We ach had different mains and enjoyed them: chicken, salmon and tuna. The chocolate bar with ice cream for dessert was out of this world. Always have a great dining experience at Sassafraz. Thank you.

DJ
vipDavidJudyL
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another excellent meal and outstanding service - thanks, Bettina!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great bistro but now also does a fine good with social distancing and sanitation in dining area. Bar lounge and patio also carefully spaced. “No contact” menus.

PB
PetraB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great for lunch, good for dinner. Patio or next to window seating is best.

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vipRajman
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

That mojito drink was ridiculously good...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Sassafraz has always been a great place to dine. My only complaint is that now that I am gluten intolerant there is precious little for me to eat. There are no dietary markings on the menu either.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food great, service great, place great.

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vipSungirl
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location, Food and ambiance.
Would return.
Steak tartar was divine.

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NilesP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sassafraz never disappoints. I've had many dinners here over the years and this was a first time brunch with Sassafraz, I loved the street patio vibe and the brunch was delicious!

Thank you. I'll return many many more times.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated a friend's birthday. Dinner was great service was great. My steak was a little under cooked but tasted awesome. The mac and cheese was awesome bread was delicious beet salad really good. Was a little disappointed because they ran out of the Lamb. Overall ambience was lovely. This was my second time here and loved it.

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vipManuelaS
Naples
38 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The dinner service was extremely slow. The waitress had to search the manager who had the key to the wine cellar. So we sat 30 min with a bottle of water, then the wine came. The soup took as long. Then it took another 30 minutes until the main course arrived. Everything seemed to be off track. The meat was tough and undercooked.
This is not the way we like and know Sassafraz.
They are much better at lunch time or when sitting at the bar or outdoors.
We hope that this was a one time bad experience and not an indication on how things will go in the Winter.
They gave us a free cheese board for desert with an apology.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Austin is an amazing server. Great experience!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely outdoor dining experience today with good social distancing and safety measures in place.

JA
JAMK
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant has excellent Covid protocols in place. I felt very safe. Service was cheery and impeccable. Food was wonderfully delicious. Altogether a memorable experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
44 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We have been regular diners at Sassafraz for years. That is our recommendation.

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vipWilliamS
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely patio, good for and drinks! We’ll be back !

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VickyF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great visit, great food, great service. Go for lunch or dinner, a drink or a full meal, up to you.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Overall we were happy. I’m a regular at Sassafraz. I was disappointed with the amount of time it took to be served brunch. One hour and five minutes between our order and bringing food to our table!

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DonaldM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent on all counts!
Great food, super service.
Wonderful management of Covidays requirements.

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Mach
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It was great having an opportunity to eat outside, watching other diners and strollers along Cumberland St. Summer at its best. They have done an excellent job in distancing the tables and providing privacy with tree dividers. On top of it all, the food was delicious and the service friendly and efficient. You cold not ask for more in Toronto int he summer!

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onebelladonna
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful summer evening in Yorkville enjoying a delicious dinner on the patio facing Cumberland. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the truffle fries were a great side. The oysters and beef tartare appetizers were a hit as well as the feta and olives. Our server was very attentive and provided superb service. An overall outstanding experience!

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ZSwagger
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Place was great, food and service were excellent. Would definitely recommend

LB
LaurenB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely decor, quiet and food is great. Staff is attentive but not overly in the way. Clear covid signage.

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realfoodplease
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

High quality food and service , fun atmosphere dining on the street at night

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Lyls
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and service!
Inside was very nice, but the extended patio wasn’t the nicest.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

The food is terrible. The chef should be immediately fired. Dog food. Not even. Garbage

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CameronW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great. Never have I had a bad time here. There’s a reason it’s been around for 20 years.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

Food terrible. Rubbish

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

Sassafraz is rated 4.5 stars by 2298 OpenTable diners.

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