Sassafraz

4.6
2569 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.

Experiences

  • Magical New Year's Eve

    CA$99.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    A new year is a fresh start on the calendar, full of hope and potential— the perfect time to connect with your loved ones. Whether you are planning a romantic dinner for two or a celebration for six, shimmering hurricane lanterns and the exquisite orchid wall frame a magical start to 2022! Live music in the dining room. John Roby (jazz soloist) in the dining room from 8:30pm to 12:30am MENU prior to 8pm: a-la-carte menu MENU 8pm onward: 4 course meal, includes one complimentary glass of prosecco and party favours at midnight, $99 per person

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2569 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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Luci
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good, the service excellent and the dining room is very pretty and quiet. I was pleased to see that all public health requirements related to Covid were being followed carefully.

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JONATHANT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a rainy evening and running late for my reservations. I called ahead and the host staff was understanding and accommodating. Upon arrival my first impression was I found the place to smartly decorated with contemporary styled furniture, the lights comfortably dimmed, and patrons to be young professionals casually dressed.
Once settled into my table within a few moments a waiter took the food and drink orders. The food and drink came out in an acceptable timely order. I give the steak dinner a solid 10/10 I have only had steak so perfectly done one other time in my life. This was a true medium well steak and cocktail was splendid to drink. I finished off dinner with a slice of chocolate cake, moist and not overly sweet. I walked away from this experience extremely satisfied and happy. I really I'm looking forward to visiting this establishment once again the future. Thank you for a lovely dinner experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love brunch here - on both the bar side and restaurant. Delicious food. Servers were great! Love coming here.

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AdrianT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so much better than I remembered it! The seared tuna was perfect! Our waiter, Vinay was the best! Looking forward to going back soon….

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Sassafraz, service is always great and excellent food and wine!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outstanding food! One of our favourite spots!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The pictures of the restaurant on Google don’t do it justice - it’s a beautiful little-big place!

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Ceilidthbear
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the soup of the day (butternut squash) and the Village Burger, and my husband had the truffle frites and the salmon entree. Both meals were excellent! There is a great selection of wine, spirits, and cocktails. Our server was delightful and attentive. We dined on a Friday night and the restaurant was very quiet when we arrived at 5:30 but became very busy by the time we were leaving at 7:30. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but by no means over priced for a restaurant in the Yorkville area. Overall, a great place and we will very likely return

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Dnels
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Seems as though the restaurant was short on staff. Also hard to understand why it took so long for our main course arrive given they were cold (by design). Plates were not cleared until we prompted the waiter.

Food was delicious, as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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vipTonyL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were given a table for three hiding beside a pillar. Nonstop foot traffic literally right behind me and my chair was bumped three times! Service was slow.

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vipTuna
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was great food was adequate

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FelipeS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was certainly an excellent dinner experience. .

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Richelle
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vig was our server and definitely made our experience totally amazing.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, in every way. Much larger inside than it appears! Beautiful design, great food, good lighting. I’d go back in a heartbeat.

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vipTony
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best food in Yorkville.

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vipMitch
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food always on point!

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TracyA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best lunch date with my husband.
The service was top notch and the food was outstanding.
Everyone needs to experience dining at Sassafraz.

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vipsilvano
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Did not replace utensils between course. Had to ask for additional drinks

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JoanneV
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Disappointed in our recent experience at Sassafraz, having dined there many times previously. The wait time for a glass of water was 15 minutes, with no server near enough to even catch the eye of. There were two main items missing off the lunch menu, which we didn't hear about until we tried to order one of them, and the specials were not given until asked for specifically.

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MySharona
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for Sunday brunch, and although the restaurant was busy, it did not feel over packed or loud. The service was truly OUTSTANDING! Honestly every person we dealt with from entering to our whole meal were very friendly and helpful.

And then came the food!! Wowza!! The smoked salmon eggs benedict blew my mind. The hollandaise sauce was simply perfection! And shared mimosas with your own bottle and all the juice for just $59 was a truly excellent deal!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! Boar chop and French martini both fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Very friendly welcoming and cordial.

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MichaelS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stew was excellent. Mac and cheese was a bit too rich. Wine choice was very good.

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Coco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sassafraz is one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. The food is absolutely delicious. Staff are very attentive and friendly. The decor is beautiful with a back wall that has water cascading downward and live plants on the wall. Love the ambiance, low lighting and tables are spaced out well. Prices are a bit high but the quality of food is outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone that enjoys a wonderful meal.

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vipMekha
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best. At all times, Sass never disappoints. Ever.

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CoolGuyOne
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good as always. Would always come back for good quality food and service.

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Recep
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved so much about Sassafraz - the service, the decor and especially the food. There was something on the menu for everyone, veggies and meat eaters. Our only complaint was that the music was too loud and too pop for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the loveliest birthday celebration! The food was absolutely wonderful, as always & it was the perfect setting for a small intimate dinner.

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JenniferS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was fantastic. Will definitely be coming back in the near future.

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vipPetrinaW
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was amazing as always and it is just so relaxed and enjoyable to eat here

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MarianneF
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The salmon was overcooked and therefore somewhat dry. The sauce was too vingerette and strong. The noodles would be better if they were served warm instead of chilled.

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Nina
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The excellent menu coupled with the beautiful atmosphere make for a terrific evening !

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JiashengZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The service does not good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super Vibey

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vipRoMA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server Afton and a young gentleman were super attentive. Food quality is always good. Such a delight to have weekend brunch there!

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AdannaH
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall a great restaurant. The ambience was amazing, beautiful interior and amazing food. Spent my birthday there and had an amazing time. The drinks, everything were good, would definitely visit again.

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vipBeantoeat
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal and service!

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tsmith
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We booked a month out for my husbands birthday.
We showed up and were told that the only menu available was the appetizer menu because we booked at 4pm (we have small kids). They said they called us to notify us, I asked when because I never received a call.
They called an hour before we arrived.
We live 3 hours away.
The manager said he was sorry, and he would "take care of us" nothing happened.
After years of going there, you wouldn't know it by how we were handled.
Disappointing..... I think we will move on

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my Wife’s Birthday and every staff member wished her even gave her a cake on the house. Really really impressed

FAQs

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

Sassafraz is rated 4.6 stars by 2569 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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