Sassafraz

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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.

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Open December 24, serving lunch 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

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What 2086 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JB
Savannah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to Sassafraz many times for lunch and dinner, this time with visiting friends for Sunday brunch. It never misses. Great ambience, service and food. A light, bright décor just adds to it all. I was in the mood for carbs and started with their scones (tasty) followed by French toast (a great big helping). I said I would leave some on the plate (didn't happen). You can always be pure on Monday. When you have guests you want everything to be right. At Sassafraz it always is.

MC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at Sassafraz on Saturday night. There was a wedding going on above the main restaurant which added some noise to our ambiance, but overall it was quite well managed. The food was outstanding (charcuterie board and burgers) and the drinks were delicious and powerful!! The spicy margarita is a must try.

SN
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Das Sassafraz ist immer sehr schön. Wenngleich die Preise extrem gehoben sind. Der Service ist sehr zuvorkommend und das Essen sehr gut. Die Zwiebelsuppe ein Gedicht.
Wir waren mit Freunden und von der Reservierung über den Service etc war alles wunderbar.
Abzug eines Sterns, weil es wirklich sehr sehr teuer ist.

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C
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and the service was excellent. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys dining out.

P
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My luncheon companion and I were delighted with the menu, especially since I am a vegetarian. The dish we both ordered was tasty, subtle and filling. The wine was good and reasonably priced for a Toronto Yorkville restaurant. The dining room was bright with natural light. The upholstered chairs cut down noise which was, at a minimum anyway. The servers were pleasant and attentive.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second visit in seven weeks. We came back because our first experience was so positive. And we’ll be there again soon. Your vegetarian options are out of this world, as are your desserts. Can hardly wait until next time.

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always ...predictably outstanding

M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

I was attending a personal/business meeting and we needed a quiet place where we were not rushed. Sassafras was just perfect. The service was great and the meal just hit the spot. Thank you for everything. I will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress Bettina was fabulous. Made several excellent recommendations and was a joy to speak with.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Evelyn was a great waitress. Very friendly, conversational, provided great recommendations and made my sisters Birthday dinner a success. Not only did she provide a dessert for her bday but provided a great recommendation on a bday drink and joined in on singing happy birthday!! Thank you Evelyn for the great service!!!

MK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

The food was great. However, my waiter gave me creepy looks. That did made my dining experience quite unpleasant. Also, I didn't feel very welcomed. It was my wife's birthday.

SB
Edmonton
50 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very good and the service very attentive. The price point, particularly given the restaurant’s location, was excellent. It had a lovely ambience and was very well appointed. When I travel to this area again, I would definitely look to return!

c
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Mothers birthday

EB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu had changed slightly since the last time I dined here, which is a good thing. (The bartender noted that the staff has input into the new winter line-up of cocktails). The oysters were excellent, the agnolotti and tomato salad (with shrimp) also excellent. I'm a big fan of Niagara wines and the Tawse reisling did not disappoint. My favourite part is the sorbet. We tried peach and passion fruit, both bursting with flavour. Beautiful restaurant with attentive service and ambiance.

LE
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Overall very good but service by our server was strange. Described a dish as medium spicy hot but when it was delivered had no heat at all. He told us another dish contained pesto although the menu made no such mention. Or maybe needs better training

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

foods are bad
service is also bad

b
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner didn’t disappoint. We had a diet restriction and the menu still had enough choices to keep us all happy, and even share!

Great wine selection too.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I had an absolutely incredible experience here.
Everything was perfect for my birthday.
I will be back

PJ
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always great

NL
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and perfectly paired with the wine our server selected. We had an amazing dinner at Sassafraz!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite places for a leisurely lunch with friends. Excellent service and great food. Love the seared tuna salad with avocado and pomegranate seeds!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, ambiance, service! Second time here for business meetings and it has been great. Highly recommend.

LR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

the food was good - the service was inattentive and slow and unpolished.

NS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

35th anniversary. My husband and I are frequent diners at Sassafraz. We love the garden room and have never had an issue with anything. When we arrived, were informed that it was closed, so we had to sit in the other room. I find the garden room calming, beautiful and the service is impeccable. This unfortunately was not the case this time. The waiter had too many tables and he was not able to give the service we are used to. This has not deterred us from returning.

a
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience1

One table of 3 women was extremely noisy and we couldn’t hear ourselves talk.
Some of the food was unsatisfactory

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Everything was amazing except for our server who barely checked in on us, and who could’ve made more money if he was around enough to pour our wine and get us another bottle!

s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent quality food and service. Will definitely be going back.

NE
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We love the area, the location of Sassafras and the menu. We are in Toronto 4 times per year and always make it a priority to eat at Sassafras. Today we had our brunch before heading to YYZ to fly home. Beautiful day and the food was excellent. The service was good and we left happy. We will be back again in November and January.

TH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A great menu, splendid ambiance and service. The wine list is exciting. I plan to return many more times but with visiting friends. I love that they have several seating/dining spaces.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great salads

P
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

s
Toronto
88 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!
Four of us each had the hamburger with the onion jam and frites.
It was the best ever.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great lunch for my boss who was retiring ! Love the atmosphere

DH
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Excellent service.

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DO
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome AWARD!
Great food and drinks with the hospitality of the server. I'll defiantly visit again soon.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We loved our meal and the service was excellent!

IV
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food nice place

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a later reservation and felt rushed ordering because kitchen was closing at 10pm. Other Than that it was fantastic and the Live music was a nice treat

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a family Bday dinner. Everything was fantastic and our server was very friendly and made the evening feel extra special. All we appreciated his recommendations

Y
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous decor, ambience, and the food is outstanding! Love the Lobster salad, halibut, and banana dessert is out of this world! Going back this Saturday one last time before we head back to Michigan :)

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