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Brassaii Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brassaii.com
  • Phone: (416) 598-4730
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 2:30pm,
    Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm;
    Monday: Closed for private events
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Marcus Monteiro
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Brassaii has two private Rooms:

    The Library: Full dining seated service for a maximum of 80 guests or reception-styled for 200 guests.

    The Study: Full dining seated service for a maximum of 24 guests or reception-styled for 35 guests.

    Each room is equipped with flat screen TV's, independently controlled sound systems and heating/AC. The Library has a projector with screen and LED lighting with multiple colour options.
  • Private Party Contact: Zanette Zukowski (zanette@brassaii.com) (416) 598-4730
  • Entertainment: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturdays DJ at 10pm
    Thursday Nights - Live band starting at 6pm in our Lounge and DJ at 10pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: For special event inquiries please contact Zanette Zukowski at 416-598-4730 or email her at zanette@brassaii.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spadina
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking can be found next to us at 380 Wellington.
A word from Brassaii
Located in the stylish King West district in the heart of downtown Toronto, Brassaii embraces it architectural heritage, which reflects both the original, raw structural features as well as integrating modern design elements using natural materials to create a decadent, but inviting experience for every guest.
The newly renovated facility contains a café, exposed wine cellar, dining area, a chic bar and lounge space as well an events room for private bookings. Open seven days a week for Brunch, lunch, dinner and late night dining, Brassaii also caters to the music and arts crowd by featuring weekly performances and intimate show programming.Brassaii offers aficionados a unique palate that reflects Mediterranean influenced cuisine, created by celebrated Chef Marcus Monteiro within a vibrant, sophisticated multi-purpose environment.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our food was delicious, everything from the appetizer to the dessert. We love to go to brassai. It's always fresh :)"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "love the new menu - Crispy Ribs are my favorite. come here often for business meetings, clients are always happy!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Came in for drinks ended up having a few munchies after work. Our favourites were.... the Crispy Ribs - delicious, Foie Gras felt like we were on a picnic, also the raw salad - i can't believe he actually makes his own cheese in house! Very yummy We can’t wait to come back and try the new dinner menu!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I attended Brassii for dinner with a couple of my girl friends and we were impressed! Loved the atmosphere, the staff were friendly and attentive. I would deffinatley recommend Brassii.."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went for a summerlicious lunch. Food was good. After realizing we weren't ordering any booze the server turned rude and inattentive. Probably won't be going back any time soon."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My 3rd time there, this time sitting outside for lunch, and it was Summerlicious. Server was attentive, even to the wobbly table and trying to correct it. The scallops were divine and everything was fresh and inventive. The Summerlicious $25 lunch menu had great selections and was not skimpy. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I love the interior design of the place. The waiter/waitresses are very nice and friendly. Food is wonderful. I love this place."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "All diners in our group thoroughly enjoyed lunch, as always. None of us are fans of the late-night atmosphere at Brassaii, but always love our lunches or brunches. Nice patio, excellent food, good service."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The restaurant was really nice along with the food. But I have to say I didn't like being scolded by the staff for not being included with the larger group reservation. The funny thing is that there was more than enough room in the restaurant that I didn't have to be scolded. If the service was less snobby I would have recommended this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Good food. Adequate selection for vegetarians too. Excellent wine selection and great music to finish the night with."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Went for summerlicious dinner and the menu was really good. The food was great. I had the pork and the caprese salad. The only thing I didn't like was the angel food cake dessert. The Havana cocktail with the cucumber and mint was to die for."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "All I can say is "Amazing"! I took my fiance here for his birthday, and we both absolutely loved it. It is quite expensive, so we wouldn't go back unless it's for another special occasion, but when it is, we'll be there! Nothing bad to say about it. The ambiance was nice (candlelight, dim, romantic), the food was the best we've ever had, and the seasonal special (4 glasses of wine with perfectly paired horderves) was very very good - even when we played around with mixing up the sequence, we could tell that the chef knew what he was doing! Certainly an up-scale hidden gem in Toronto!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My wife, daughter and I went on Father's Day for Breakfast/Brunch and it was lovely. The serving staff was the best we have seen in a while, very professional and polished. The food was amazing and the decor quite lovely. Nice bar area near the front the the restaurant and a cozy patio outside make this a real winner."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I would only recommend this place to people who have stable jobs because as a student it is way to expensive!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Out for late birthday dinner with my friend who gets one night a month from her husband & kids to come into the city from Milton so we can go to a lovely dinner and catch up and have a few drinks. Here is what went down: 1. Terrible host (could go into major detail) 2. Food - the price for the quality (halibut and the duck with a side of fries) disappointing. Empty plates and cold fish. 2. Atmosphere - Annoying. Pick what type of restaurant you want to be and stick with it. It's like a lounge, nightclub, "fine-dining" and Patio brasserie all in one. 4. The drink girls - Really? No issue with the concept, but the dresses are horrific and so not classy. Think more cigarette girl style. At least a bit more classy while being ogled by old men."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This place was recommended to me and it did lived up to the hype, really good food, great service, amazing cocktails."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I love Brassaii it is classy & more of an older crowd. The food, service & ambiance is excellent. I would highly recommend this place for diner or just a classy night out with some friends or for a date night. Everyone there was friendly, and treated you very well. I am definitely going to come back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great room…lots of light! Food was delis, service was on the ball! Consistently a great place!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I took my mom here for Mother's Day Brunch. We made a reservation but decided to sit on the patio as it was such a beautiful day so we had our pick of tables. The service was top notch. Our waiter was very attentive and didn't miss a beat. I also was impressed with the other staff holding the doors open when we went inside to use the washroom. The food was very good, however my mom's quiche was cold and she had to send it back. Within 5 minutes she had a new quiche and she said it was one of the best she has had. My omelette was delicious and we loved everything else we ate. Overall I was impressed with Brassaii and will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great night, perfect service, not one step was out of order. Would recommend Brassaii to anyone looking for Trendy Chique. Food was fantastic. Service was excellent. 10/10"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Loved the cocktails, ambience, fantastic service, and the food, oh the food!! Wonderful! Very friendly and attentive staff. Great for a lovely dinner for two on Friday night. Will definitely be back. Will most likely stay later next time to enjoy the music and nightlife as well as the bar and dining room. Great place!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Brassai used to have great food and service, but our last lunch there was a different story. We reserved a patio spot, but when our guest arrived, they were seated indoors. When we arrived & asked to be outside, the person seating us showed us to the side patio, that was in the shade, & just has high tables for two & only lounge seating for more than two. We asked to sit in the larger patio that was in the sun and was told it belonged to the other restaurant. Since we know that's wrong asked her to check. She found out the patio did belong to Brassai, so seated us. This took a lot of time. The waiter was indifferent, borderline curt, and the food wasn't great. The chicken sauce was actually indelible. Bizarre. Used to be great!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The staff was very friendly and courteous. The food was very tasty and perfectly cooked. I tried the squash soup as an appetizer-and it was a perfect balance of sweet and spicy. I had the scallops and potato puree as my main course, and the scallops were succulent and fresh. The dessert was the best part. The Pavlova (passionfruit & mango semi freddo +brown butter lime cake) was absolutely phenomenal. The combination of flavours and textures was absolutely divine! However, my partner expressed that his main dish: the lamb, was too small of a portion for what he paid. He ended up eating his dessert and some of mine because he was still hungry! Overall, we really enjoyed the sophisticated and fun atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I went for the brunch and decided on a turkey sandwich. Didn't really taste like much. The service was alright considering we had about 3 different waiters. One waiter made it seem like it was a hassle to ask a simple question. Have a reso for mothers day but maybe thinking about trying somewhere else."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food was amazing. We were treated so wonderfully by the whole staff. Everything was prompt and perfect."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Trendy but non pretentious space, excellent service and food. Upscale food options for lunch and was perfect for a business/friend lunch. Previously been there for cocktails/appys which was also very enjoyable."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Took my out of town guest to Brassai. I had been there several times before and was never disappointed, and this last visit was no exception. Food was wonderful, service attentive but unobtrusive. I had made a reservation, but the restaurant was quiet and there was plenty of space. In previous visits it was much busier, perhaps it's that way in the evening or weekend brunch."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Sometimes you just have to go all out. We had the cheeseburger, which was nice and juicy and cooked to a perfect medium. The chicken and waffles which again was super juicy yet crunchy on the outside. The french toast had a rice crispy crust with nutella and pecans. Nice one. Will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food is not outstanding. I don't mind fusion dishes, however I find the menu doesn't sound very appetizing. Presentation is beautiful, the flavour of the food just doesn't cut it. Too many weird mixes that are not balanced very well. Ambiance is nice. Cramped space when full (waiters bumping into chairs) Convenient if you want to dance after dinner."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I made dinner reservations for 9pm. When I arrived at 9:03 the front desk told me it would be 15 mins for my table to be ready. After 30 mins I had to follow up on the status of my table. It was just after 10pm that I got my table. Another 40 mins before our dinner came. There was acknowledgment or apologize. Menu should also have more appetizer choices. Very noisy in the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Everything was very nice! Exellent service and food!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Having been here before I so looked forward to a special evening celebrating my daughter's 21st birthday, but both of us felt unwelcome and frankly offended by our server's attitude. Luckily he realized that we were unimpressed (or we were ordering a nice meal and bottle of wine) and defrosted a bit, but damage was done. If I ever do recommend Brassaii it will only be to friends who "fit the profile", which apparently we did not. Sad to say that was my last visit there."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I went here for a first date on a Saturday night. We were crammed into a tight table and surrounded by other couples in small tables in rows. No privacy! Good for groups though and the food was good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It was my first time at this place and I went to valentines day dinner. I must say their management was quiet ready to handle the vday business .. It took us half an hour to get out reserved table but nevertheless the food was really good and the waiter was extremely entertaining. Good place to go as couples"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had been to Brassaii once before and loved the food, atmosphere and service. So much so that we had dined there for Valentines day this year. Brassaii has a variety of fine food choices that will appeal to anyone. Everything about Brassaii is great, especially their price point. Their Valentines day 4-course menu was a great way for me to try out the different selection of foods and was the right amount of food to keep me feeling full. I am a little foodie trying out the different restaurants in the city and I would most definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Only good things to say. Our server was great and the food was definitely worth the price. We ordered the soup, entree and side each but would have been stuffed with an entree and sharing a side."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went for the last day of Winterlicious and had a fantastic time! The food was outstanding and so was the service. I have to make special mention of our server who graciously gave me a second helping of pasta when it was obvious that my portion looked like an appetizer next to my friend's giant lamb shank. All 3 courses were delicious. Thank you for making my experience memorable! We will definitely be back when the weather warms up to hang out on the patio."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We were there for the Winterlicious experience and were very disappointed with the quality of the main dish, especially for a restuarant of this caliber. I had the filet of sole which was tasteless and hard due to the breaded exterior. The mussel was overly chewey which is a sign that it was overcooked. My app (crab toast) and my dessert (pastry) were both delicious. My husband had the pasta dish, the pasta was hard and lacked taste. He was unimpressed with his app as there were too many roasted walnuts which took away the flavour as the balance was lost with the savory proscuitto. For his dessert, the chocolate cake did not mix well with the pineapple. The service was excellent, that is why we tipped 18% in spite of the food."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "While the food was good enough, the cocktails were amazing. It took a while to come out but it was worth it. I find that I never expect great food when I go out so when I do go out, it's more for the ambiance. It's a nice place to go with friends or take a date. It was an extremely cold day and I did like the way they draped the doorway from the outside so that wind does not get in when the door is opened. The service was great, with a server even walking me to the washroom instead of pointing in the direction. It's small things like that that make the evening very enjoyable. When I go to an expensive restaurant, this is what should be expected. Otherwise, why don't I spend 1/10 of the money and go to Burger Priest for good food?"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Had dinner for four at Brassaii. It came positively recommended by a few friends. Great service from start to end, good wine list. Two of us ordered off the menu and two stuck to the Winerlicious menu. Lobster appetizer was wonderful and the cheese plate at the end is a must."
    Dined on 2/6/2014