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.



WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU IN STYLE!

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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Romantic (8)
Fun (7)
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Good for Groups (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Casual (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Business Meals (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was ok. Service was adequate. Server was a smoker and it was obvious he finished having a cigarette as he reaked like smoke when he was asking for the drinks. Never came by to ask how the food was.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went to try their WINTERLICIOUS menu and from start to finish the food and service was fantastic...had the crab bisque soup..followed by short ribs and finished with some chocolate dessert.The waitress was great and clearly enjoyed her job...we will definetly be back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went for winterlicious. The menu had a breath of options, although not depth (eg. Only one beef option, one fish option, one vegetarian option). I guess this is because they are trying to cater to the majority.

The food was GREAT! Service was fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went here to try their Winterlicious menu. We had the beet salad and pork belly appetizers and for the main course we ordered the beef short ribs and duck. All the meat dishes were cooked to perfection. To finish off our meal we had the coconut sponge cake and apple crumble. Every dish was very tasty from start to finish! Our server Boris was very attentive and professional. We had a great experience and would definitely recommend!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Visited with girlfriends to celebrate a birthday and try out the wknterlicious menu. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. He even swapped out our appetizer (crab bisque) when we said we weren’t happy with it. Great vibe and lots of fun for dancing after dinner on a Friday night!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our server was excellent . On point with meals and drinks!! My friend went for a ribs which looked and tasted absolutely amazing ..!!It's a really nice ambience with dark lighting some elevator music and friendly staff. Would defintly go back. !!
Suggestion: there is a bar at the back and on Saturday it's almost like a club ..its a nice place to have dinner and some drinks after if you into the club scene !!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We loved our waiter, he was the best and he made sure we were happy with our food and drinks!

Tags: Live Music, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was good and the ambiance was great but our server was not. We were a group of 5 and there were multiple times that we had to ask for the same items and instead of apologizing for forgetting them he just pretended like he knew and it was just taking longer. He brought out the wrong dish but never apologized for it. The manager did come over knowing that everyone else had there meals but i did not. She brought over a round of prosecco which was nice but our server never even acknowledged his mistake. When my bill came it even had the wrong item on it which is how i know it was the server that put it in wrong. Mistakes happen all the time and the prosecco was a nice touch but the server has a poor attitude the least you can do is apologize if something goes wrong.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This tall white male server who is bald was very very rude and condescending. Everything else was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food and service was amazing! I loved the experience at this restaurant! The Winterlicious menu was a perfect amount and dishes were delicious. We had a fun server who showed us photos of the menu to help us choose the items.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was terrible, our waiter was rude and impatient.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Awesome!
great service! the fried chicken sandwich was good, and for "create your own master piece", waffles, sundae, yogurt, with our own choices, every piece is a creation.would definitely come again

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was bland and disappointing. The staff was excellent in their care of that.
Won’t be coming back for dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This restaurant smells like a bar. Looks like a bar but boasts a brunch- did not enjoy food , omelette over cooked and portions left us hungry. Will not be back

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2017

So happy they are open for lunch again! I missed having this option, great for biz lunches...service always extraordinary and the sea bream extraordinary....what I really want to know is the secret to the smoky flavour in the beet salad...extraordinary and nice to have/see creativity done so well in a salad!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Really great service from the moment I entered the place, I would definitely recommend

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The staff are phenomenal, the food delicious and the atmosphere was beautiful from the lighting to the set up. definitely a spot ill keep coming back to and will recommend across the board. Great job guys! Best birthday dinner by far!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 11, 2017

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

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 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 13, 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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 (Yosemite)·Dined on September 23, 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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 (Toronto)·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 25, 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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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 18, 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 5, 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 26, 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 22, 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 22, 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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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 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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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 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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