Brassaii
Brassaii

Brassaii

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brassaii.com/
  • Phone: 4165984730x
  • 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) 4165984730x
  • Entertainment: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturdays DJ at 10pm
    Thursday Nights - Live band starting at 6pm in our Lounge and DJ at 10pm
  • Special Events: 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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Brassaii reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (33)fit for foodies (29)special occasion (27)romantic (24)great for outdoor dining (24)great for brunch (22)hot spot (20)neighborhood gem (20)great for lunch (19)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (9)notable wine list (8)scenic view (7)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Thoroughly Enjoyable
    Valdes
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    We had a fantastic time here. The ambience is wonderful and our waiter was very attentive and friendly. The manager came over to personally greet us and ensure that all was to our liking. We will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinning down town
    8well
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    I have been to Brassaii three or four time for the past couple of months and I must say although the menu is short however food is excellent and their service people are very attentive and courteous and make you right at home. You always have the chance to burn some calories afterwards on the dancing floor. A must go to place when you want more than just good dinning.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service rates an 11!
    PretPourPartir
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    The food was well prepared and well presented. The wine ( Mer Soleil Silver ) was exceptional. Great Martini selection. Nice patio seating. But the number one reason that this was a night to remember was the service. It all came together, which made the dessert taste even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!!!
    Janni
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    I have had dinner at Brassaii twice in a month and loved the food and service on both occasions. Took a friend for her birthday and she too was very impressed. This restaurant is one for the list. Gotta go!! Even the cocktail list is original.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and service.
    Janni
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Fantastic food and service. The hostess was very pleasant and welcoming. The wait staff were very professional, yet fun. We enjoyed our starter as much as we did the main. Delicious. We joined a private party in one of the party rooms...lovely room. the appetizers were tasty and again, fun. Sliders, mini grilled cheese, mini mac & cheese. Definitely a great date spot as well as for a group gathering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I and our two
    BobsfamilyVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    My wife and I and our two teenagers went for Father's Day lunch and the menu was great. Eggs benedict was great and my picky kids loved the rice krispie encrusted French Toast with Nutella and candied nuts. Service was good and easy going and we were never rushed. The manager thanked us for coming and ensured everything was to our satisfaction. I'd definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best appetizers ever
    margdaleVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    My wife & I like tapas & after reading the menu decided to try Brassaii . The service was excellent. We loved the tapas which in my opinion are better than tapas bars close by. a visit from the chef was appreciated & we will be placing Brassaii on our top 5 in TO.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really Good!
    sirdinealotVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    We had a really good time. Both the food and the service were excellent and our patio table was perfect. The cocktails were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice
    sirdinealotVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    This was a very nice experience. The food was good and the service was definitely on point. I'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch was outstanding
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We had a great time and was impressed with their photo booth and candy display. We are looking forward to going again on Father's day. Servers were great and the restaurant was very child friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Went to Brassaii for lunch two years in a row. Great food both years and the restaurant always looks so pretty! Loved the candy bar and photographer this year. Will definitely be going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brassaii
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Great service with an energetic vibe. The seating is a bit tight with one persons chair getting regularly bumped from people passing behind but the food was above par in taste and presentation. We were a bit tight on time to make a show and the waiter made sure we were done and dusted right on time. The patio looks great, it was too cold out when we were there but it definitely warrants a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience
    AAMC
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    I met with a friend for brunch, and I was very pleased with the choice. The food was good and the menu had enough options for anyone to pick to have a nice brunch. Service was very good and friendly. Definitely a repeat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleased with the service
    sues
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    Very pleased with the service and food. Good dining experience ahead of going to theater. Nice combinations of tastes and very lovely presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a delicious family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    We had a delicious family brunch at Brassaii. The Eggs Benedict was a popular dish. Service was attentive and efficient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must try the duck dish. It
    sirdinealotVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Must try the duck dish. It was heavenly. My waiter was friendly and knew a lot about wine.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Even better service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    I had quite the special night at Brassaii for my girlfriends birthday. The service was so great and professional, classy, above and beyond expectations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food but very busy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Very good food but very busy! To the point that our server didn't really have time for us. Extremely rowdy, noisy table next to us that definitely detracted from our experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot in King West!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    great venue and atmosphere. the late night dj plays amazing music. would go back there again and probably will this summer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
    sirdinealotVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Menu was great. Service was on point. We will return again without issue.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, fun atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    16oz striploin was amazing! Hostess Nicole was super nice, we had a great time eating and a great time after dinner
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic as always. Perfect
    HomecookingRules
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    Fantastic as always. Perfect for a business lunch. Service was attentive and the food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We definitely would return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    We definitely would return to Brassaii to try more dishes. The sea scallops were superb and the delicious strip loin steak perfectly done. For dessert we had the home made chocolate truffles...they were wonderful. Very friendly and attentive service. We look forward to trying the secluded outdoor patio when the weather warms.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I was in a party of two and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    I was in a party of two and we had a delightful Easter Brunch. We got there just before the place filled up. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. I have been several times and would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a great brunch place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing
    sirdinealotVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Simply AMAZING! No other words to describe the dinner and night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • More a nightclub than a restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    Not a restaurant really, more of a club. We were pleasantly surprised by the food quality, but it was nothing to write home about. The service was not up to par with most $$$-$$$$ restaurants due to lack of knowledge on the part of the server. We asked for a wine recommendation and he said he did not drink wine, so could not help us. Overall, go here after 10pm for the DJ and nightclub, skip it for lunch or dinner unless it is the only place open, which is why we ended up there in the first place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had an amazing experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    We had an amazing experience at the Brassaii...and will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for lunch
    borkoVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Fantastic lunch looking forward to trying the new menu next week
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent taste & quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    Excellent taste & quality food and sensible European sized portions. Would recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food and Maya our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    Wonderful food and Maya our Server was Stellar and a joy. Music was so loud at times difficult to talk. All in all totally awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food could use some flavour.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Dinner on a Friday night, reservation at 7pm. Quiet when we arrived which was a relief, we were able to talk and hear each other during our meal. Place got busier as we ate. Servers were super attentive, checking in with us often. The girls at the front cheerfully helped us in and our of winter coats as well, which was nice. The food was pretty to look at, but it tasted fairly bland. We ordered the charcuterie to start, definitely a good appetizer for meat lovers but could have used more cheese. We had the ravioli and gnudi, respectively. Both filling but did not wow our taste buds. Dessert was tasteless, both had the "cheesecake". It tasted like dry bread. My Old Fashion was not made correctly, either.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Wonderful. Went there for bday dinner and had a great time. Food was a bit pricey but their value added services of the photo booth and free chocolates were totally worth it. Highly recommend this place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great night here. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Had a great night here. The service was great, they went out of their way to make it a special night. Food was a bit salty, but overall, I still think it was tasty. The bison tenderloin was a great choice, the scallops a bit salty.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place for special occasion.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Good place for special occasion. We went for Valentine's day. There were two surprises: a free candy table where we can pick candies and chocolates and put it in a bag to take home with us and a photographer who took photos of us and gave us 2 prints to take home. Both were free!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Valentine dinner
    Redbeardandre
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Outstanding Valentine dinner with my wife. The restaurant was heavily decorated but it worked. Great service. Sommelier service was helpful. Photo booth was a cute novelty. Food was exceptional. Pricey but with saving your quarters for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a Fun Upscale Night Out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    This is a great place if you are looking for a romantinc celebration, an initimate dinner with a date, or a night out with friends where you can dine and stay the night to enjoy a vibrant bar scene. Great food and great service, always impressed everytime I come to Brassaii, my wife and I love it. We love the atmosphere because we cna have a great romantic dinner with great service and then party the night away in the Brassaii lounge and bar and dance.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lounge with good food
    Egora13
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    Brasaii had much more of a club vibe with the new decor and a band which started at 7:30pm. The back of the facility had excellent ambience but we were situated in the front which had large booths for bigger groups and small, low tables like a lounge. The food was well executed although two of the dishes came out more lukewarm than hot. That said, we enjoyed the overall experience and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch at the Brassaii
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    The food was quite good. We ordered: Eggs Benedict - excellent (perfectly poached eggs, seemingly a difficult feat in Toronto) Steak & Eggs - delicious Bison burger - good, just a little under seasoned Regular Coffee - OK Service - attentive, but not intrusive, really nice. Ambiance - lovely space
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time here to take advantage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    First time here to take advantage of the Winterlicious promotion and found it to be a very enjoyable experience. Very good service and nice food presentation and quality. Definitely worth a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Winterlicious
    TODinerVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    The Winterlicious menu at Brassaii was wonderful. Three choices for each course and delicious!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic