Sassafraz

4.7
2586 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 2586 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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YulianaC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time. Our server Austin was very attentive and efficient. He provided us with great recommendations.
The food was delicios.

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Anon
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch experience with my partner and his parents. The mac and cheese was wonderful, steak was delicious. The service was impeccable, with our server being quite attentive while not disturbing our meal at the same time.
Overall was a very enjoyable experience; will definitely come back.

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FM007
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing server, great food!

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Sheila
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great experience Food, staff and ambience was exceptional

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HorebK
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honestly, I was suprised with the whole experience. I will return to this restaurant, because the quality of the food, and the while experience was just amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The restaurant’s environment is good, very suitable for dating or drinking and chatting. The overall level of food is acceptable, but there is nothing particularly amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service

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Mila
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed very much glad we came in!!!
Thank you all and please stay safe and healthy!
Happy holidays to all!

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Erskine
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

In spite of the COVID regulations, we felt welcome and were seated at a safe distance from other tables. The staff was attentive and helpful.

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ElliotS
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere! You can't ask for more.

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Deedee
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and amazing service!

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vipTODiner
Toronto
291 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

I have eaten here many times and the food and service has always been first rate. Unfortunately, not this time. We were seated and after water was provided, the waiter was missing in action for over 45 minutes . Then we ordered drinks. The waiter took a half an hour to come back and take our order. Sadly the fish dish was well over cooked and had to be sent back. After dinner, no dessert or coffee was offered and we waited for the bill for another half an hour. Total time at the restaurant…..3 hours and 20 minutes. Not acceptable. I will go back however to see if this was a glitch or the new normal. The strip steak and bison steaks were fabulous, as were the scallops and Mac and cheese.

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BarbF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

The waitress was very slow and forgot things that we airderrd
It took 45 minutes for raw oysters to be served
A jazz band had been advertised but there was not band

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vipCVGFoodie
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic. Appetizer and dinner were delicious. Lovely evening out!

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vipJawa
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The quality of dishes didn’t match up to the price mark. Very average. I have been to Sassafras many years ago and wasn’t impressed. It hasn’t changed since, in my opinion. But it was definitely busy. So, it’s seems like many people enjoying. For me the dishes lacked finesse.

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PeggyH
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

My visit to Sassafraz was a little disappointing. It has been a few years since I was last there and I was expecting much more. I felt the service and venue were excellent but the food did not meet my expectations. I would rate the food as just alright and for the money spent this is just not good enough. I will probably not return to Sassafraz as there are many more good restaurants in Toronto to choose from.

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vipLoLo
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice lunch with a window seat. Expensive but I suppose anything in a Yorkville is.. washrooms could have been much cleaner. Very obvious the floors hadn’t been cleaned in days.

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Stephanie
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a great place to have lunch with several friends. Good menu selections.

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collettez
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every pleasant experience all around 👍🏻👍🏻

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Ajx0115
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Our server was not very attentive..he was nice but forgot to put a steak knife and didnt come back for quality check.forgot our bottle of sparkling water. Food was great but service was disappointing

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JohnS
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Brunch has a nice extensive menu, atmosphere is relaxed and cheerful, great for family and friends get togethers..

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fathomit
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive and fun service. Chill, understated, elegant atmosphere. Solid martinis.

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diana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Christmas with the girls

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Sandra67
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful.
We were there for a special occasion and she did everything possible to make it special.

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Luci
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was very good, the service excellent and the dining room is very pretty and quiet. I was pleased to see that all public health requirements related to Covid were being followed carefully.

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JONATHANT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a rainy evening and running late for my reservations. I called ahead and the host staff was understanding and accommodating. Upon arrival my first impression was I found the place to smartly decorated with contemporary styled furniture, the lights comfortably dimmed, and patrons to be young professionals casually dressed.
Once settled into my table within a few moments a waiter took the food and drink orders. The food and drink came out in an acceptable timely order. I give the steak dinner a solid 10/10 I have only had steak so perfectly done one other time in my life. This was a true medium well steak and cocktail was splendid to drink. I finished off dinner with a slice of chocolate cake, moist and not overly sweet. I walked away from this experience extremely satisfied and happy. I really I'm looking forward to visiting this establishment once again the future. Thank you for a lovely dinner experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love brunch here - on both the bar side and restaurant. Delicious food. Servers were great! Love coming here.

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AdrianT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was so much better than I remembered it! The seared tuna was perfect! Our waiter, Vinay was the best! Looking forward to going back soon….

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love coming to Sassafraz, service is always great and excellent food and wine!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and outstanding food! One of our favourite spots!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The pictures of the restaurant on Google don’t do it justice - it’s a beautiful little-big place!

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Ceilidthbear
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the soup of the day (butternut squash) and the Village Burger, and my husband had the truffle frites and the salmon entree. Both meals were excellent! There is a great selection of wine, spirits, and cocktails. Our server was delightful and attentive. We dined on a Friday night and the restaurant was very quiet when we arrived at 5:30 but became very busy by the time we were leaving at 7:30. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but by no means over priced for a restaurant in the Yorkville area. Overall, a great place and we will very likely return

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Dnels
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Seems as though the restaurant was short on staff. Also hard to understand why it took so long for our main course arrive given they were cold (by design). Plates were not cleared until we prompted the waiter.

Food was delicious, as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!!!

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vipTonyL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

We were given a table for three hiding beside a pillar. Nonstop foot traffic literally right behind me and my chair was bumped three times! Service was slow.

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vipTuna
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Service was great food was adequate

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FelipeS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was certainly an excellent dinner experience. .

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Richelle
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vig was our server and definitely made our experience totally amazing.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, in every way. Much larger inside than it appears! Beautiful design, great food, good lighting. I’d go back in a heartbeat.

FAQs

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

Sassafraz is rated 4.7 stars by 2586 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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