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Sassafraz, Toronto, ON

Sassafraz

4.5
4.5
2895 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
A beloved local landmark, Sassafraz has welcomed guests to enjoy its contemporary Canadian cuisine, warm hospitality, and unparalleled service for over two decades. Chef Geoff Webb's ever-evolving seasonal menu showcases our relationships with local farms and purveyors. Set in an array of Victorian rowhouses, Sassafraz has evolved through the decades to become a magical space in the heart of historic Yorkville. The iconic little house and its romantic interior make it one of the most stunning restaurants in Toronto.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 37 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Bistro, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:45 pm Dinner Tue, Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 964-2222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Geoff Webb

  • Private party facilities

    Sassafraz is the perfect setting for a corporate event, a wedding reception or a private event of any kind. With over 10,000 square feet on two levels, Sassafraz is available for lunch, dinner or cocktail receptions. Our cuisine and unparalleled service makes Sassafraz the venue of choice for many Fortune 500 companies. (photo courtesy of Manuela Stefan Photography)

  • Private party contact

    Dennette Schott: (416) 964-2222 ext. 222

  • Neighborhood

    Yorkville

  • Cross street

    Bloor and Bay Streets

  • Parking details

    10 Bellair Street, Bay and Cumberland, Avenue and Cumberland.

  • Public transit

    Bay Subway Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,895 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto

    Contemporary Canadian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    The service was as bad as it gets. From the moment we walked in and were ignored, then rudely addressed and finally seated. It wasn’t even busy. Our waitress should have been working at McDonald’s but I don’t think she meets their standards. Rude. Ignorant. Kept leaning in to my husbands side BUT surprise! I paid the bill… The food was ok. We waited 30 minutes before she brought out our drinks. This used to be a nice place. Never again.
  2. S

    Subway

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fries were over done. Im gluten intolerant and the fries are my carb for the meal. Gluten free bread is unavailable. Still, I love this restaurant.
  3. AD

    AnneD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the place, plants and water feature. Meal was delicious too as was the tea.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal at Sassafraz as always! Excellent friendly service and food! Staple in Yorkville
  5. NH

    NadiaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Charming space. Warm and friendly staff. Delightful menu. Thank you for a really pleasant experience.
  6. DF

    DianeF

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service and ambiance were great, the food was pretty good but not amazing.
  7. R

    Robb

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice brunch spot. Pretty space and not too busy and crowded. Very good service and food was delicious. Reasonable for Yorkvile prices.
  8. SG

    StevenG

    Chicago

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always amazing at Sassafraz. Amir was the best…outstanding service! Try bar seating for a more relaxed, casual setting.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The food came called as well as the coffee, and there was no conversation on the bill at all
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous evening out with friends. Exquisite food, service and ambiance !
  11. XI

    XIAO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time to try the restaurant, and it didn’t disappoint us. Good location, nice ambiance, very good food and great service. Thank you very much to Amir, who made our dinner a special one. Pistachio ice cream and Mojitos are recommended.
  12. AN

    AvickN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is good & the service os amazing. I will definitely recommending it to my friends!
  13. AM

    AnthonyM

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sassafraz is always enjoyable, and it was nice to return for a business lunch. Service was excellent, our waiter Derek doing a great job. My colleague and I both started with the tomato soup with roasted feta. It was the right choice for a cold fall day. For entrees, I had the Atlantic salmon - very nicely prepared - with chilled soba noodles and ginger dressing making a nice contrast. My colleague had the chicken supreme and said it was delicious. We both chose to forgo the usually excellent desserts finishing the meal with delicious cappuccinos instead. As we were both working after lunch, no hard drinks or wine, but on past experiences the bar can be counted on as much as the kitchen.
  14. LS

    LeithS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant is excellent, the service was perfect and the food was very yummy. We enjoyed it so much with our guests, we highly recommend this Sassafraz restaurant in Toronto.
  15. w

    wecaneat

    Austin

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food and environment. Paul was an excellent server and took great care of us. For some reason the drinks we ordered took almost 30 mins to get to the table. After that everything was wonderful and loved the mini macaroons to celebrate a colleagues birthday.
  16. CW

    CharleneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had so much fun last night 🌟 thank you Sassafraz for such amazing food and ambiance. Our waiter was awesome! Thank you thank you and thank you! 🙏🏻
  17. VS

    ValS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service. Derek and Stefan are great representatives for Sassafraz.
  18. 5

    55andcounting

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Decor is cold and bland, no background music. We were in dining room- the bar seating looked more inviting and there was nice music there. The food was disappointing with a very bland roast vegetable soup, uninspiring duck pate. The salmon dish was tasty but they had not bothered to grill the salmon skin to add flavour to the fish. The eggplant dish was also not roasted enough- therefore had very little flavour. The dessert list was extremely limited with just flourless chocolate cake and standard cheesecake. The pate and the cake were served with the same blueberry coulis. A very ‘meh’ experience
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great business dinner. Attentive service and good food.
  20. GW

    GabrielW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My visit to Sassafraz was excellent. Servers were friendly and accommodating! Food was delicious and will come back again.
  21. K

    Kangp

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Very pretty inside. Drinks are good. Food was good too.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was underwhelming. Fish slightly over cooked and dry, vegetables undercooked. Service was great but server lack confidence and over apologized for everything.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance and location. Great food and service.
  24. V

    Vinit

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location and ambience, with excellent food!
  25. CL

    CLLA

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent - steaks were perfect, halibut was delicious. Great service - shoutout to Paul for his warmth and constant attention! A unforgettable anniversary dinner experience; would definitely come back.
  26. MA

    MARKT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delightful atmosphere, the living wall was a visual treat, and the food was superb.
  27. I

    Ivan

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food and service were good (although not excellent), but there are 2 moments: deserts were not exciting and there was a party with 3 babies on a table next to us.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!
  29. JM

    JohnM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere with outstanding service, thoughtful, attentive and unobtrusive but totally welcoming. The food was excellent and the presentation enticing. The menu is not wildly exciting but all beautifully prepared.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible experience, they came out of the washrooms and walked between tables and customers with the toilets garbage bin not even covered, discussing, cancelled the order and left, spoke with manager, HORRIBLE !! CERO hygiene been coming for years but will make sure to share with everyone i know about this experience DUSCUSSING
  31. JB

    JoanneB

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Needed more staff for the bar and to help the waiter. Took a long time sometimes to get service although Derrick was really lovely!
  32. A

    Amadeo

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and a lively environment.
  33. A

    Ally

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant, I’ll go there again. Service by Paul was outstanding and the food was delicious!
  34. M

    Mach

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The delicious food and attentive staff provided an excellent environment for a reunion of dear friends. Thank you for helping to make this event memorable.
  35. BC

    BrendaC

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for lunch and we’re seated by the window. Service was attentive and the ambience was cozy. We enjoyed our meal and certainly will return to enjoy another.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy ourselves at Sassafraz and my son and I were excited to have lunch yesterday. We weren’t disappointed and in fact we were more impressed than before. Our server Derek was absolutely delightful! He was attentive when needed and we got to know him! He was great. The burger was fantastic and my pasta was sublime. I even tried a new Chardonnay which is now on my list for purchase. Thanks for everything.
  37. C

    Coralie

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good , service attentive and noise level very comfortable for conversation. One of my favourite restaurants.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Herbed frites are great :)
  39. D

    Drew

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, and excellent food. Looking forward to my next visit!
  40. M

    Mike

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. The food was outstanding and our server Derik was the best.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sassafraz offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 964-2222.

Sassafraz is rated 4.5 stars by 2895 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Sassafraz

100 Cumberland Street, Toronto, ON M5R 1A6

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bloor and Bay Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Yorkville

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:45 pm Dinner Tue, Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Bistro, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    10 Bellair Street, Bay and Cumberland, Avenue and Cumberland.

  • Public transit

    Bay Subway Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Geoff Webb

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 964-2222

  • Private party facilities

    Sassafraz is the perfect setting for a corporate event, a wedding reception or a private event of any kind. With over 10,000 square feet on two levels, Sassafraz is available for lunch, dinner or cocktail receptions. Our cuisine and unparalleled service makes Sassafraz the venue of choice for many Fortune 500 companies. (photo courtesy of Manuela Stefan Photography)

  • Private party contact

    Dennette Schott: (416) 964-2222 ext. 222

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