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Sassafraz, Toronto, ON

Sassafraz

4.6
4.6
2702 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.

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2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 64 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Bistro, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:45 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 964-2222

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Geoff Webb

  • Private party facilities

    Sassafraz is the perfect setting for a corporate event, a wedding reception or a private event of any kind. With over 10,000 square feet on two levels, Sassafraz is available for lunch, dinner or cocktail receptions. Our cuisine and unparalleled service makes Sassafraz the venue of choice for many Fortune 500 companies. (photo courtesy of Manuela Stefan Photography)

  • Private party contact

    Dennette Schott: (416) 964-2222 ext. 222

  • Neighbourhood

    Yorkville

  • Cross Street

    Bloor and Bay Streets

  • Parking Details

    10 Bellair Street, Bay and Cumberland, Avenue and Cumberland.

  • Public Transit

    Bay Subway Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,702 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto

    Contemporary Canadian

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  1. JC

    JoyC

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and our waiter was so knowledgeable about menu options. His recommendations were spot on!
  2. I

    Iris

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful night with live music performed by The Bentley Collective. The food was delicious and ambiance was perfect for an evening out on Canada Day.
  3. KJ

    KarenJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was mediocre, I was expecting better with a rack of lamb, meat was tough and not a lot of flavour! My other company felt the same, we feel because of their location possibly they do not try as hard!
  4. GS

    GregoryS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey, but the quality is worth it. Best steak and great ambiance/neighborhood.
  5. ME

    MichaelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience for our anniversary, will definitely return
  6. R

    Rose

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great Yorkville spot with delicious food, great cocktails and live music. Service was very slow and we received the wrong order, but the manager graciously corrected our order and comped the incorrect steak. Ahi tuna salad was the star of our table, along with perfectly cooked striploin and oysters. Will definitely return to try other menu items!
  7. h

    hbschram

    Baja California Sur

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our server was very pleasant but service was very slow - they seemed short staffed - the norm these days it seems. Food was okay - nothing to rave about. Lovely day to sit near an open window, summer breeze.
  8. NV

    NajmaV

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant experience. Excellent service and food well seasoned and presented.
  9. S

    Steelface

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My wife and I had a great time on Sunday morning sitting outside in the street. The staff from first stepping in to the restaurant, to the waiter and to the other staff are all outstanding. Our waiter, Pavel, went out of his way to offer suggestions and to show his personality with food and drink mixing and to totally allow us to enjoy ourselves immensely. A real big Thank You is in order for sure.
  10. V

    Viktor

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    fresh products, perfectly cooked dishes; high attention to the customers’ needs, only right moves from the side of the server, gentle communication.
  11. MM

    MikeyMikey85

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience!
  12. MS

    MonicaS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service!
  13. K

    Kresya

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I was entertaining family from the UK, who were completely surprised and impressed with service, the food and the patience of our waiter. We were thrilled with the experience. Also was very impressed that an elevator was available to enable my sister (who has an ongoing heart condition) not to have to climb stairs. Your staff were most gracious and patient with us.
  14. L

    Lindsey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing time with great service and wonderful food. We had a large dinner party and ended up staying late and we felt so welcome and everyone was so friendly.
  15. D

    Dinner

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience2
    All I can say, everything went wrong!
  16. V

    Vince

    Sydney

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance and service with well-curated contemporary Canadian dishes. We however found their salad and Atlantic Salmon dish a little too acidic and lacking balance in that regard. Noise level more on the lively side, should be perfect for a gathering of friends, but more careful table selection likely required if going for a date night.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I don’t usually write reviews, but it’s sad to see that sassafraz has gone down hill. Food wasn’t great, long wait time, seems to be all the servers are new so there was a bit of a struggle there but the manager was exceptional and very professional. Great manager.
  18. SM

    SolM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Meet with family visiting from outside the country
  19. PC

    PhilipC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Servers seemed rather inexperienced. Food quality just OK, very heavy with the salt on chicken and tuna. Our avocado was hard, a big no-no! Shouldn't have left the kitchen. Ambience great.
  20. TS

    TerenceS

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary weekend and it was made extra special by the service and experience at Sassafraz. The food was amazing and the service was excellent.
  21. EM

    ElenaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, steak was cooked to perfection of medium rare, delicious cocktails & impeccably non-intrusive yet courteous service & great atmosphere! Very happy that we picked this spot to catch up. Had an amazing time!
  22. BM

    BMTRY

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our server was great, very helpful and attentive. Food was delicious as were the cocktails and wine. Not sure how the host seats guests, however, we had a table for 4 in the middle, which was cramped. The more spacious booth tables on the side were almost all empty while we were there. And in fact one booth spaciously set for 4 was given to a couple, just didn't make sense and was quite bothered by it, given we had an earlier seating.
  23. H

    Hawks

    Austin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great people watch
  24. EM

    ElaineM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food below my expectations A little disappointing Ordered Fish Tacon
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bettina I believe her name is , always gives the best service !
  26. HP

    HarryP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Had gone for a client lunch. Service took a long time and by the time we got our food, it was time to leave as we had another meeting. Also, the food tasted bland. Probably a bad day in kitchen.
  27. J

    Jean

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Someone from my party ordered the fish tacos. When the food came, they had instead been shrimp instead of fish. The person eating it had an allergy to shrimp and it's surprising that the staff didn't mention this or ask about food allergies.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Sat out on the Cumberland patio. Ambience was great. Old Fashioned’s were great. Lovely experience. We will be back.
  29. MB

    MarilynB

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall experience was excellent! The service, food, value and ambience... Won't hesitate to return first available opportunity.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service and ambiance were fantastic. The food was underwhelming; somewhat bland, not enough sauce on the pasta, aubergine undercooked and lacking flavour. Both coffees ordered were very watered down. Desserts however were absolutely decadent and delicious! Cyril was an excellent waiter and deserves much praise.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Sunday brunch on the patio
  32. MO

    MichaelO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere for a reunion with friend. Very peaceful and a variety of food options. Great cheese board olives bread. Service very polite and knowledgeable with the perfect amount of attention to our requirements. Highly recommend
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place
  34. ZS

    ZamirS

    Toronto

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great service. Great atmosphere.
  35. MB

    MatB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, service was impeccable. James, in training, was the perfect server. Keep him
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary first time eating here. Food was good. Dessert menu very limited and disappointing. Overall a nice experience.
  37. W

    mikeW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Perfectly cooked chicken and vegetables Service was impeccable
  38. PL

    PerryL

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding anniversary. Excellent food and service as usual.
  39. c

    carolf

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    First time back in years. Ambiance and wait staff were terrific. The food however, fell well short of expectations. The wild boar chop was essentially a pork chop that was over cooked and tough (I’ve had wild boar many times and love it…this was NOT wild boar). Salad was just ok. That said, the drinks and service were very good. Won’t likely be back….
  40. AJ

    AlanisJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sassafraz was great! The ambiance was beautiful, food was delicious, and I would definitely return.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Sassafraz is rated 4.6 stars by 2702 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 64 times today
Google Map for Sassafraz

100 Cumberland Street Toronto, ON M5R 1A6

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Bloor and Bay Streets

  • Neighbourhood

    Yorkville

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:45 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Bistro, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    10 Bellair Street, Bay and Cumberland, Avenue and Cumberland.

  • Public Transit

    Bay Subway Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Geoff Webb

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 964-2222

  • Private party facilities

    Sassafraz is the perfect setting for a corporate event, a wedding reception or a private event of any kind. With over 10,000 square feet on two levels, Sassafraz is available for lunch, dinner or cocktail receptions. Our cuisine and unparalleled service makes Sassafraz the venue of choice for many Fortune 500 companies. (photo courtesy of Manuela Stefan Photography)

  • Private party contact

    Dennette Schott: (416) 964-2222 ext. 222

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