- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Steak & Eggs
8oz Ontario beef striploin / chimichurri / roasted root vegetables
Flourless Chocolate Cake
vanilla ice cream / berry compote
Quebec Wild Boar Chop
braised red cabbage / roasted potatoes / strawberry rhubarb mostarda
The food is amazing, from the starters right to the dessert. It was all delicious, my compliments to the chef
Can't wait to go back!
Great dinner place and location!
FABULOUS SERVICE and delicious food as always. Ambience was lovely. This is truly a unique restaurant, you must try it!!!!!
Great location and attractive both inside and out. Also has a beautiful indoor garden wall. Food
Is good for light and hearty appetites! I love the guacamole and taro chips and duck pate.
Nice cheerful wait staff (Austin).
Good reentry into our Covid world!
We were not disappointed. Sassafraz has been one of our favourite places for almost 10 years. Thank you!
Great food. Excellent service by our waiter !
Great brunch menu and really enjoyed the food, service and ambience.
Lovely food on a pleasant patio on a small street which nonetheless had some noisy vehicles. The service was very good, but waiters were spread out over a biggish area.
Very good food and pleasant service. A very nice experience
Excellent menu selection for appetizers and mains. Did not feel rushed. All wait staff very polite and attentive loved the expanded outdoor seating!!! Great adherence to social distancing and hand cleaning and masking. Thank you for a wonderful experience
Out on the patio enjoyed the great food! Everything we ordered was yummy!
Server was an absolute delight and attentive
Great spot for lunch
The service was frankly brutal, I asked for our second glass of wine on three different occasions with absolutely nothing happening. It was apparent that our server was being asked to serve way too many tables so I have some sympathy for him. It also took three requests to get the bill.
Very pleasant and enjoyable lunch. Atmosphere was excellent; noise moderate. The food (fish tacos - salmon) and beef ragu entree were both excellent. A scoop of ice cream for dessert accompanying espresso was nice. Always enjoy dining at Sassafraz. The experience is always consistent and would definitely return.
Beautiful restaurant and very calm atmosphere.
Soft lighting and very gentle waiters.
Food was not bad but depend what you order.
I will definitely go back .
We opted to eat outside, and the staff made it very pleasant. The mac and cheese appetizer we shared was sublime, the lamb ragu was really lovely, his wine and my mojito were thoroughly excellent, but I do wish the sauce that was atop the wild boar chop could be re-thought: the strawberry just didn’t do it, at least for my taste or my companion’s. Maybe a deeper sugar flavour like dark brown sugar, molasses, palm sugar or maple syrup would be better? Or perhaps a different fruit like a pear or peach (not citrus though, and not another berry; judging from the strawberry, fruit like that is kind of jarring and didn’t pair well at all. No depth nor enough sweetness. Just didn’t pull its weight on any level). The potatoes were also a little underdone, but the cabbage was great.
Our waiter was so kind and attentive! And we got a slice of cheesecake gratis because we were there for our anniversary, and had a our reception at Sassafraz a few years ago. Just a wonderful place, with such kind staff. My personal view on the sauce accompanying the boar chop aside, the flavours here are always a delight, as are the great staff, making it such a great spot, even during the plague.
Had to ask for a wine list. Food was good but not fabulous.
Menu too limited.
Waiter ok…. Was expecting more.
Birthday - great!
Slower service and less knowledgeable server than I’ve experienced in past visits. Food was excellent. However, I do understand that there are likely staffing shortages due to covid-19 challenges. Happy to have the opportunity to dine out though!
Food and drinks are always great. Server was uninterested in serving us and left without handing our table over to another server. Odd experience. Most of the other staff are great though!
Always great to be there, we had a great table outside still able to enjoy what’s left of summer. Our server was great. Thanks!
Best, juiciest salmon and burgers. Great spot for people watching and feeling like you're in the middle of it all, but still very intimate.
Sassafraz continues to be a top restaurant in the city. Hands down value, fresh and modern atmosphere, causal but professional service. It is good to come back to Sassafraz always.
Food was pretty good. Nothing flashy but delicious. Not a lot of attention from our server and service was slow. Seemed like we were an inconvenience. Hostess, food runner and another server who cleared our table were all hospitable.
Outstanding food and service. Patio can be excellent for people-watching or busy and disruptive depending on the desired experience.
Excellent restaurant. Definitely the best place to eat at Yorkville. The food is always excellent and consistent. And the service is great.
Very average. Love the ambiance but food and service are just middle of the road.
Fantastic food - my favourite high end restaurant in Toronto!
Wonderful food and perfect service!
The food was good but expensive. Portions are small. Service was a little slow but given the circumstances of patio dining, acceptable.
menu was solid, good range of choices to please a variety of tastes. ambience and noise level were perfect for having a productive business dinner. Server was attentive and on time with everything. took good care of us
Excellent visit. Food outstanding as usual and service was excellent, professional, engaged, polite and helpful.
Only disappointing aspect was that the kitchen had run out of black tea. Hope you get some soon, especially the Earl Grey.
Pasta initially cold, later - lukewarm coffee. Tuna salad and pasta ragu was very tasty. Service was friendly. Initial seating was too awkward for eating a meal- the server agreed to change seating.
Great good and great service. I hadn’t been before but had of course heard a lot about it. It definitely lived up to the hype no question.
The weather was so bad that I didn’t think the restaurant was going to be able to accommodate us.
We had a patio reservation and from the moment we arrived the staff were super nice and friendly. It started to rain outside and the staff quickly set up a table for us inside.
The food was exceptional!! The drinks were heavenly, the “French Martini” is a must!
Thank you again for the staff at Sassfraz for the phenomenal services on Saturday night!
Beautiful surroundings and amazing food. I have always wanted to eat here and now I know why. I can’t wait to come back. Highly recommend.
The food was delicious as always, and the service was great also!
Overpriced disappointing brunch with tiny portion. The salads were bland and boring. It also took 45’ for food to come out. Will never come back.
The food was very mediocre. Missing on the taste elements.
Sassafraz offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 964-2222.
Sassafraz is rated 4.6 stars by 2493 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.