Sassafraz

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
Set in an array of Victorian rowhouses, Sassafraz has evolved through the decades to become a magical space in the heart of historic Yorkville. Located at the corner of Bellair and Cumberland, the little house has "seen it all" from the early hippie movement of the 60"s to the lack of movement that comes from too much Bordeaux. Sassafraz offers an exceptional menu serving market-driven, French-inspired Canadian cuisine.
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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was amazing except for our server who barely checked in on us, and who could’ve made more money if he was around enough to pour our wine and get us another bottle!

s
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality food and service. Will definitely be going back.

NE
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love the area, the location of Sassafras and the menu. We are in Toronto 4 times per year and always make it a priority to eat at Sassafras. Today we had our brunch before heading to YYZ to fly home. Beautiful day and the food was excellent. The service was good and we left happy. We will be back again in November and January.

TH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great menu, splendid ambiance and service. The wine list is exciting. I plan to return many more times but with visiting friends. I love that they have several seating/dining spaces.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great salads

P
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

s
Toronto
86 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!
Four of us each had the hamburger with the onion jam and frites.
It was the best ever.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great lunch for my boss who was retiring ! Love the atmosphere

DH
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service.

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DO
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome AWARD!
Great food and drinks with the hospitality of the server. I'll defiantly visit again soon.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved our meal and the service was excellent!

IV
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food nice place

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a later reservation and felt rushed ordering because kitchen was closing at 10pm. Other Than that it was fantastic and the Live music was a nice treat

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a family Bday dinner. Everything was fantastic and our server was very friendly and made the evening feel extra special. All we appreciated his recommendations

Y
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous decor, ambience, and the food is outstanding! Love the Lobster salad, halibut, and banana dessert is out of this world! Going back this Saturday one last time before we head back to Michigan :)

DC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service, we had a good time. Will definitely come back.

KH
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bright, cheery restaurant with outdoor seating. Good choices of food and wine on the menu. The salmon and soba was delicious. Our waiter, Austen, was brilliant!

OT
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I always find Sassafraz a classy place. A nice, bright, airy dining area, good food and very attentive staff. It's not cheap but the prices aren't really crazy and it's good value for the money.

MO
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Mediocre brunch. Eggs were barely warm. Not what it used to be.

JD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch food, location and ambience. Would definitely return.

r
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Omelette 1 person had was very skimpy. French toast delicious

CF
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location for people watching. Food and service is always good. Sommelier was particularly knowledgeable, professional, and friendly.

VW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 4

EDIT: I appreciate the quick follow up from the restaurant and their willingness to make things right by offering to make up for the meal. Fraser was professional, apologetic and provided service I would expect at an establishment like this. Thanks for the follow up.

Poor service - was not even asked for water until 30 minutes into my visit. I stated it was a birthday celebration, nothing was done or mentioned. My meal was supposed to be vegetarian and came with crab on top (after I asked them to not include the crab on my pasta).

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Get the Bad Ass Mojito. Don't do it if you're working the next day.

CP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had friends visiting from England so six of us wanted a memorable place for lunch. Sassafraz exceeded our expectations. The food was great, the atmosphere was great and the service was perfect in that she was there when we needed her but she did not hover over the table. We were provided lots of time to visit once lunch was complete. I think Sassafraz will be remembered by our British friends as that place they had the great lunch.

ML
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food — love the prawn and tuna ceviche. The ribeye steak melts in your mouth. Excellent service (Brian—merci!) and the sommelier (merci!! The wine was outstanding!)

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and device!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing!!! Totally loved it and would definitely go back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love sitting under the skylight;the food was amazing. I loved the halibut- fresh and light with an amazing sauce. My partner had the striploin- which was perfectly cooked. Definitely a favourite spot for us!

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We've sat on the patio for lunch four times over the past two months and enjoyed ourselves very much. Georgia 75 is professional and friendly. We will be back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Salmon was a bit undercooked service was ok

B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible! Food, service and ambience was beyond compare. Our first visit and we will definitely return again soon.

J
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service both amazing, as usual!

QY
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent experience. Loved the food and ambiance. We definitely visit again

NM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute home-run!
Request to be seated by the 'living garden' was full-filled. No wait time as we arrived for our scheduled reservation.

Will definitely celebrate memorable evenings in the future.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a business meal in Yorkville. Great service and food.

S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inventive and delicious food in an elegant atmosphere. Great neighborhood to walk around in to boot.

NC
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunmerlicious meal. Delicious!! And sitting outside on Cumberland people watching was a lot of fun.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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