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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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Romantic (8)
Special Occasion (8)
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Creative Cuisine (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Cozy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Authentic (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Scenic View (2)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Casual (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Booked our annual team building dinner here and it was great. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2016

great atmosphere, great service, great food. Love the look of this place inside, plus a view of the CN Tower!

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2016

My wife & I have been to Brassaii before, and booked it for a business dinner with 6 people. When we arrived with 7, the staff easily adjusted without complaint. It took approx 40 minutes for everyone to arrive and again the staff accommodated us, keep drinks & appetizers fresh while we talked. We shared appetizers & each ordered a main. Recommendations from the staff were great. I had the filet and it was prepared exactly as I ordered (true medium rare, which usually comes medium) and well presented. Everyone said their main was good.

Overall, a great venue for the group of 7.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Excellent ambience and service. Food was good, but we didn't enjoy the dessert as much. Not many vegetarian options.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2016

This is a beautiful space but if you're over 30 you'll feel like a grandma. Also, we ordered the risotto and it was super undercooked. My friend complained about hers and was met with the manager telling her that's how it was supposed to be (he was wrong...it should have some bite to it but this was still hard rice). Overall nice place but we won't be returning.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Love the food, although the service was quite bad. Other than that, very good experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2016

I had a great time with my friends as we celebrated her 32nd Birthday! Great food, great atmosphere, and great service! Will definitely come back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Late-night Find, People Watching, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Brassaii was a big letdown. 20min for drinks and over 60min for a salad. Never ever going back. 0 stars.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2016

The restaurant does not have too many options for vegetarians. It would be good to have more vegetarian selections.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 11, 2016

Considering it was TIFF and they were occupying he space to do interviews, we were told to be quiet several times, as other customers were too. This was no reflection on the restaurant, but if they were doing an event or closed areas, they shouldn't really close the entire place to the public.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2016

The food was horrible:( and the service really was not that great. It just seemed like everyone who worked there wanted to go home -minus the photographer, he was nice. But even our server was just not that interested or friendly. I feel like with the amount that you pay, it is just not worth it.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Poor service paired with over-priced mediocre food (brunch) - despite the convenience of the location, I will not be returning to this establishment.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Food was absolutely amazing. My girlfriend and I had an amazing night and was one of the best nights out we have had. Only issue was the food took a while to come, but was well worth the wait.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 5, 2016

The Seafood choices were excellent. The menu was varied enough for vegetarians as well. The wine list was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Food was was great except or out stake that was pretty rubbery...did not enjoy the music at all, they were playing way back play back and top 20... not to my liking.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 20, 2016

Service was very good. Our waiter was very polite and accommodating. We were seated in one of the cabanas although we did make reservations, it wouldn't be my first choice for seating. The swing seating and table setting wasn't really meant for dining.

We had oysters to start and although they were market fresh, they were a little bit on the small side, but I'm noticing this as a trend lately. The accouterments that came with the oysters were excellent in particular the sweet salsa.

Ordered the scallops for my date and tenderloin for myself. Scallops Espresso were delicious but the tenderloin was over cooked; I had asked for medium rare and it came out medium well. I didn't send it back but perhaps I should have. It did not deter me from finishing it.

All in all, I would go back but insist on table seating (if on the patio). The interior seemed nice but not busy on this day (post dinner bathroom visit before leaving). Great ambiance for a romantic first date, but this was our fifth.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Food was terrible. Bland and tasteless. When we asked our waiter for recommendations he said he had no idea what dishes were good or how they taste because he serves the food he doesn't eat it....
Bathrooms were disgusting. Non of rhe rollers were flushed. Paper on the floors.
Needless to say won't be going back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 14, 2016

The service was not good - we had to wait for a long time for anything. Especially the end of the evening - we waited for 45 minutes for a check and sat at the table with no drinks no water no food no nothing and everybody just walked right by us. The service really put a damper on the rest of the evening. The food was not as great as I expected but it was and unfortunately the and unfortunately the restrooms were still disgusting that the other two of us wouldn't even go in. and unfortunately the restrooms were so disgusting that the other two of us wouldn't even go in..

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 26, 2016

Came for lunch on Sunday and both mine and friends entrees were not good. Waffle was drydry and chicken in salad was cold. Very unlikely we will return. At least the service was good.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 25, 2016

The food and atmosphere was very nice.
One the staff members I believe the manger gave me a birthday drink on the house
Unfortunately our waitress was very cold and slow. I had to go up to bar to change a martini that was ordered dirty and wasn't dirty. I have try find her for the bill she didn't come over frequently.
The hostess was very friendly and helpful and took photos for us
Overall we had a good time and the food was great
Bev Dunne

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Food excellent, service efficient although not very personable and slow at topping water up. Whilst clearly a lively bar, as a dining experience, the lights are too low, such that many guests were using iPhone torches to read the menu, and the music kept being cranked up so conversation over dinner was getting difficult.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Service very slow.


18% tip was included in the bill, however, we were not made aware of that when paying, so waitress ended up making 25-30% tip.

Food quality not good.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Very simple brunch menu, but delicious.
Quiet and nice seating area.
I been there for dinner as well, loved it.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 10, 2016

So great I am going back again!
If you want to dress up---I mean really dress up nice with friends and/or your partner--this is it. And everyone is dressed up! I've tried other venues and just always come back to this one. Absolute best spot on King Street!
Dinner, dancing, energetic!
I wish they would buy the space next door and make Brassaii bigger!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 5, 2016

very horrible customer service from the waiter...he was rude and mannerly and very unfriendly. My friends and family was not impressed. The food is always good and we had nice servers in the past but this guy was nasty with his attitude. No one tipped him I still felt bad and left him $10 but he did not deserve a penny.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 29, 2016

It was 30 degrees outside and few people were seated inside when I arrived. I asked to not be seated on the patio and they said inside seats were reserved. I also had a reservation and requested inside, the girl kept arguing with me, saying there were not tables for 4, even after I saw two.

Food was disgusting. It was a pre-fixed menu. Salad was warm and breakfast burrito was worse than a McDonald's meal. Egg mushroom beans and cheese thrown together.

Waiter screwed up our bill three times.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Great place great service nice people

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Music there is like you are listening to the radio so it's on and off

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Delicious steak option and duck! Really enjoyed the dinner followed by a lounge hangout vibe. Awesome for a girls night out or a hot date!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Pros
- Nice venue
- Beautiful Patio
- Great location for people watching
- Crispy ribs were tasty

Cons
- Overpriced
- Popcorn chicken was waaaay overcooked and tasted like a gummy eraser
- Service was unmotivated and disconnected

Overall a meh for dinner which seems dangerous considering all the excellent options around that area. Just walking across the street to Patria would be a good idea.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 20, 2016

My husband and I were out for date night. It was our first time at Brassaii and we have already set a date to go back with friends. The food was great, service was good, fun/energetic atmosphere and the Margherita's were perfect!! Looking forward to returning.
-Cathy

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 15, 2016

The Benedict was delicious and cooked through perfectly

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 11, 2016

Outstanding service, stellar menu and attention to every detail.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 8, 2016

İt was mothers Day brunch so a bit crowded. Brunch menu really did not have any variety , just a couple of items and just only one desert option.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Mother's Day brunch did not disappoint. Casual enough while the food was great and reasonably priced. Would recommend for brunch spot. Good even for families.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 1, 2016

John our waiter is awesome and the service he provides is always beyond my expectations. John is the reason why l and my friends continue to dine at Brassaii. It feels like home.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Unbelievable restaurant with ambiance and a very romantic setting would recommend this restaurant to anyone. The Beef tenderloin was to die for.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Crispy ribs were a very generous portion - meat was tender, breading was a bit like Kentucky fried chicken Sides of mushrooms were soggy, Brussels sprouts were good, fries were overdone (dipping aioli had too much mayo). Steak was done perfectly, pasta was also good. Expect to pay about $120 per person including a couple of drinks, tax and tip. Place packs up as the night progresses, but there are lots of places, so a decent spot to grab a bit prior to going out in King West.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on April 21, 2016

Cheese platter was served on a cool stubby wooden block. Scallops were delicious. Risotto was tasty but looked bland. Short ribs were fall off the bone amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 20, 2016

Outstanding service and food! Will make sure to repeat business

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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