About Brassaii

Brassaii Restaurant and Lounge is Toronto's sophisticated and cosmopolitan destination. Nestled amidst a romantic cobblestone courtyard patio, Brassaii elevates the finer dining experience by surrounding its guests in what can be described as architectural heritage integrated with modern trends of progressive, SOHO-inspired design innovations. The newly renovated venue contains an exposed wine cellar, a sleek dining room, stylish bar and lounge as well as two private dining rooms for personal or professional events.



Brassaii offers a tantalizing Mediterranean inspired menu and artisanal cocktails, specially crafted by our Executive Chef & Mixologist. Drink and dine in stylish elegance amongst a refined urban atmosphere that will delight the most discerning palate. We provide the portrait of well-choreographed service while you enjoy a culinary experience and dynamic social ambiance not soon to be forgotten.



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461 King St. W
Toronto, ON M5V 1K7
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm;
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm;
Monday: Closed for Private Events
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Spadina

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 598-4730

Website:
http://www.brassaii.com/

Entertainment:

Marquis (21+) Wednesday Nightlife

Life (25+) Thursday Nightlife

Lounge Series (25+) Friday Nightlife

Nouveau (25+) Saturday Nightlife

Parking Details:
Parking can be found next to us at 380 Wellington.

Executive Chef:
Marcus Monteiro

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Details
Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM

Tue - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 9:00PM

Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM

Brassaii Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Romantic (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
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Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Fun (5)
Cozy (5)
People Watching (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Scenic View (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Music (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Brassaii is one of the best places of Toronto! Good food, good service, and awesome environment. I definitely recommend.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Total crap, waited two hours, food never came and we left

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

First time trying Brassaii wish I been here before, the food was great, best lamb I have had in a while. The service was great from the hostess till the final bill. I will definitely try here for their brunch

Tags: Tapas, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Cool place to hang out with friends - turns into a bar at night. Food looked great but was underwhelming and bland. Octopus comes out as a whole arm and was not appetizing to look at. Come for the ambiance/drinks not food (although cocktails are expensive at $18).

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

A must go to when in Toronto! Staff is amazing especially John and Sandra. The decor and ambiance was incredible! Food was delish, too. Will be coming back on our next visit.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food and service. The wine list is for the cost...just ok. An example, a reisling that sells at the LCBO for $20.00 is sold at the restaurant for $65.00.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I’ve been to Brassaii before for dinner (and it was lovely), but this was my first time for brunch. I’m sure the food would’ve been lovely if they had what they claimed they did. I kept asking for toppings (ex: chocolate sauce) and they were out of it, and my friend was excited to eat their cinnamon bun, but they were also out of it. We wanted a juice on their brunch menu (tey have 2 options), but they were out of that, too. At one point we laughed bc they were out of everything.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This was my second time at Brassaii. I loved it the first time and chose it for my partner's birthday. Everything was great - the service (from the moment we arrived), the food - all our choices were delicious, it satisfied teenagers and adults alike, and the atmosphere is cool and hip. A great spot for any occasion! P.s. Must have the fries!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a reservation for my boyfriends birthday for four people. We arrived five minutes late, but were sat at a table within a couple of minutes of arriving. Once we sat, a server came over quickly with menus and took drink orders. When he returned we all ordered. An hour passed and we had not been served our food. I inquired about what the delay was with the server and told him that I too have served and it should not be taking me inquiring with him to find out what’s wrong. Delays that long are caused by kitchen error, or a server not entering an order once received. He touched my arm and sarcastically said, “oh, you’re going to teach me about how to serve now?!” I firmly told him a few times not to touch me. He left the table and came back to say it would be a minute more. It was nearly ten more minutes and then our food arrived. The food was tasty but not worth the wait.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

I have to say was so disappointed.. came from Chatham for TIFF and Brassaii was the hotspot as they were hosting the Hollywood Reporter from there. First we were seated for a 1230 reservation , bit of time went by, our drink order was taken and then it is like they forgot us. Not that our waiter was not friendly and nice, just seemed a bit clueless on the fact that we were there for lunch. First the hostess came and took our menus for no reason, must have assumed we ordered, after I dont know 20 minutes we had to tell the fellow cleaning tables to tell waiter we had to order food as we had a premiere to attend. So he comes and we order just a cobb salad and hamburger, I mean how long should that take.. We had no food in front of us until 1:40, we arrived at 12:30 and then we had to keep getting his attention to see what was up. We noticed food sitting up on the kitchen area where the waiters pick up and deliver for at least 15 mins. This is not acceptable at any restaurant let alone a nicer one. When we did get food, it was good, no complaints, but we cannot recommend nor will we return during our yearly venture to TIFF. You only get one chance to make a first impression and unfortunately it was a bad one for us, sorry. We went to five other well known TIFF spots and the service was amazing. Brassaii was not even very busy when we were there, seemed most doing your brunch.. you should talk to your wait staff as the couple next to us started to talk and said the same thing, so ridiculous the wait was on their food!!!!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

So very disappointed. Service was poor from start to finish. I gave my name to three different people before finally being seated--everyone looked so confused! Perhaps they were starstruck from the TIFF celebrities who had been there, but why encourage people to visit during TIFF when you can't provide them with proper service? I ate my yogurt parfait with a fork as no one came by for me to inform them that I did not have a spoon. I felt sorry for our server who was clearly overwhelmed serving the whole patio by herself--not her fault that Brassaii did not provide sufficient servers, given that it was during TIFF. We were there for about 2-1/2 hours, most of it spent waiting for service. Upon leaving, we happened to get up just as Ellen Page was also leaving her press event. I was unaware that she was behind us and the security/staff, who were facing me, were blocking me so I had to squeeze between them while excusing myself. My apologies for not being a celebrity--just a lowly OpenTable diner! Horrible experience--will never go back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food could use more flavour and less costly

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Overall a great experience.. Just a bit rushed for a late dinner. Friendly & helpful staff. A little bit on the pricy side for food & drinks.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Not my first trip to Brassaii and definitely not my last. Lovely ambience. Table Service very good. Best beef tartare I've had. Would recommend.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

As always- a wonderful dining experience in the city..... Food was excellent. Wine pairings were great. Beautiful outdoor dining in the summer months.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Really enjoyed our dining experience the service was top notch!! It was our first time there and will say we will definitely be returning!! Love that part of the establishment turns into a nightclub and I would say the crowd is 25 plus. Great music and ambience!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Had a delicious meal here and servers couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful with my mom, who's handicapped. Definitely recommended!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Seasonal, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Pretentious French cuisine. Starter was nice. Didn't like main course (which was anything but French). Wine list limited but offers some gems. All in all place is way overrated and way overpriced. Place may be nice for some friends to get together and have a night out. If you are seeking a fine dining experience - look elsewhere.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Food wise- not a win situation. I would have to say service at bar and night life brought up its over all value.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Very good food. Summerlicious menu was quite good.Service was a bit slow at times. One of my guests did not get his food for quite a while. Our main server was super courteous and friendly, but the other servers who brought food to the table had no idea who had ordered what. I would prefer the server to ask before setting a plate down in front of someone and then having to switch them, it happened multiple times. Ambience was excellent and music level was good, got increasingly louder as expected later into the night. Overall quite enjoyed this vent for dinner

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great music, ambiance, plating. We had Summerlicious for $38. Arctic char main dish was decent but the Brownie dessert was very dry.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great patio, great food!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

the service and food at Brassai were exceptional. The atmosphere was great. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone living in Toronto or visiting from out of town.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Groups, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was wonderful, and we had an early reservation so it was very quiet, which is a bonus at Sunday brunch! But our server was the best - he was attentive and hilarious and made it a fabulous experience. I'm sore I didn't get his name!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great place to dine in the King West area. Delicious, well presented food. Great patio with a nice view of the CN Tower. Gets lively in the evening when the place turns into a bar/lounge on the weekends.

Tags: People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on July 11, 2017

It was the first time that my colleague and I dined at Brassaii. We came for Summerlicious. The service was not the best for a restaurant of this calibre. There was confusion among the servers with us getting asked about drinks, confusion about the policy for the half price bottles of wine on Tuesdays (they are all half price, but one server insisted that it was only bottles that did not come by the glass which would've meant that only the expensive bottles were half price and a good chunk of the wine list would not be eligible), and confusion about bringing out the bread and food. We tried to flag down one of servers, but were ignored. The food itself was OK. The salmon tartare appetizer was very good, but my main course arctic char was bland with hardly any side vegetables (3 cherry tomatoes and a piece of pear) and a stick of polenta. The peanut butter and banana and jam cake was disappointing with hardly a hint of peanut butter. What I liked the most was the secluded, large patio. I would go back for that and maybe try something off their regular dinner menu or their brunch menu.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great Summerlicous menu! Service was fast and attentive. Great atmosphere for a Saturday evening dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food was great but the server rushed our party at the end.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 1, 2017

An amazing place to enjoy views of the CN tower with drinks a great vibe and a fantastic cheese board.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Had dinner here while visiting Toronto and had a good time. The beef tartare and oysters were great and our entrees were ok.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Service was terrible. Took 20 minutes for a waiter to come see us after we sat down and even then we had to flag. It was 7:45 so there were only a few tables seated, not full by any means. We continued to have to flag the wait whenever we needed anything because no on attended to us. We couldnt even find our waiter at the end of the night, the guy serving the next section had to help us. When we did get service there was attitude and we were being polite, didn't complain. Food was ok but not worth the price. Outdoor patio was lovely.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 6, 2017

This restaurant came recommended...what a great experience. From the atmosphere to the food to after dinner drinks it was wonderful. The service was amazing as the waiter suggested great items which we tried and really enjoyed. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Menu leans on the sweet side while there are limited savory dishes which are solid.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Service was so so so slow.
Food was alright but nothing special.
Will not return

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 27, 2017

First time at Brassaii while visiting the city for the weekend with my husband. Our reservation was at 7:30pm and restaurant was quite empty at this time and we were thankful it did start to get busy with people closer to 8:30pm. We loved the building and atmosphere and the feeling of a full restaurant so much better than an empty one. Our server Alex was fabulous and after chatting with us about why we were in Toronto he gave us two glasses of complimentary Champagne which we loved! Our food was amazing and so were our drinks. We would love to visit again with a group. Fun spot for a later reservation or just drinks with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was really good, place looks nice, good music, ok crowd.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The food was very creative. And we loved the 100 KM salad and the oysters. The ribs and the octopus were good too but not dishes we would order again. Portions are generous so we went home with a lot of food. I would like to go back and try some other items on the menu.

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Service was friendly and competent except we were not told of items on the menu which were not available. There were also items not on the menu which were available and we were not told of them until we were disappointed in our choices.
Food was well prepared and tasty but no vegetables on the plate.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Overall brunch was good, but nothing out of the ordinary in my opinion.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The food was terrible! We had a group of 6 and about 4 people wanted pasta. We were told that only 2 people could order it as that's all they had left... food was overly priced and tasted horrible. Would never go here for dinner again

Tags: Live Music
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