Sassafraz

4.6
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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 2324 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CrystalL
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Staff/servers were very kind and hardworking. Food overall tasted fresh and flavourful. Cappuccino and smoked salmon eggs benedict... a must.

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ClaireC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very nice dinner on the patio. Got a spot with a good heater. Food was fantastic. Service was very friendly and professional - quite slow but understandable in the circumstances. Enjoyed it.

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MaryJ
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cozy patio with great heaters. Loved our appetizers- steak tartare and mac and cheese. Steaks were great! We were celebrating a birthday and wait staff made us feel special! Can’t wait to go back.

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vipZiggy
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

Food has degraded

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Annecorc
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All dining is currently outdoor.
So many heaters are provided that my seat was warm.
So cosy thank you

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vipAbbie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

Outside patio did not have enough heat lamps (Covid restaurant eating), found an olive pit in my pasta that did not have olives in it which would indicate someone spit an olive pit in my food (during covid.. this is repulsive). Service was mediocre.

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anthonye
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff and the food was great. I had the mac and cheese to start and the beef tenderloin after that and both were delicious.

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vipafan
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

The food is woth coming even this pandemic time, amazing choices, always a good meal, sitting at the middle of the street with the on again off again propane fire due to 3windy condition after the rain. We had blankets, the wine helps a bit to keep us warm. Lovely experience for the preparation the management has made us comfortable under the circumstances. Thankyou.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience here, pre pandemic and during the pandemic, Sassafraz consistently delivers an excellent experience in every way. Service is great, food is great, and I am looking forward to the resumption of normalcy in the restaurant business and certain Sassafraz will be leading the way with their commitment to excellence and loyalty to their customers.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant. I miss having the Miami Short Ribs on the Menu though. My colleagues & I always looked forward to it.

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vipLRF112
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Way overpriced for what it was - mediocre at best. Our waitress also forgot about us and we waited almost 30 minutes for the check.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sassafraz is a favorite. We sat on the heated patio, the server was terrific, and food was delicious.

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LindaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They didn't rush us at all...we sat chatting for more than an hour after we paid the bill.

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vipClark007
Toronto
45 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My Husband and I had a Lovely lunch. We were looked after by the charming servers Amil and Benita.
Such care and attention from them both. Thank you for making our anniversary special.
We will be back soon.

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vipNormaG
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service - very toasty sitting outside near heaters (a must at this time of year) and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had an amazing time yesterday. It was my first time there, but Austin made my wife and I very comfortable. Austin service and recommendations were spot on. The food was unbelievable good. Thanks Austin.

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MarianneR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sassafraz provided a wonderful dining experience. We can't wait to come back.

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ChrisM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was awesome second time she has served myself and my girlfriend she is very professional and kind and you can tell she loves her job which you don't always see

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vipDandT
Palm Springs
36 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Dinner on a Saturday evening, sitting at a sidewalk table, was fine - food (gazpacho followed by chicken) and wine were decent - our server was good in spite of the challenges the servers faced serving across the public sidewalk and Saturday evening crowd - the people at the next table were drinking heavily but generally well behaved - their smoking (cigars and e-cigarettes) on the sidewalk immediately adjacent to our table, however, was a negative - we enjoy this restaurant when we’re in town - great people-watching and generally competent food and service, which is more than you can say about many Yorkville restaurants

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RamaS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for drinks with friends, good ambiance and good service!

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DJCMPC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

Matre Di's was able to give us a table rather than stay at bar. Kudos to her.
Fish tacos were poor
Worst I have had out of 5 restaurants - other 4 were all in Victoria BC area

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vipPaulineY
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. The server was super friendly and had great recommendations. We will definitely be coming back.

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JAMK
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sensational patio dining with attentive servers and innovative dishes. Felt very safe because of all the Covid precautions.

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Alessia
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, love the setting and the food was amazing

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JAMK
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
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 on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Sunday brunch on the patio.

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ZainabBenson
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service!!! Delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
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 on September 19, 2020
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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vipMoke
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Fun evening. Whether was good for outdoor dining in busy Yorkville.

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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.

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vipDavidJudyL
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another excellent meal and outstanding service - thanks, Bettina!

FAQs

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

Sassafraz is rated 4.6 stars by 2324 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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