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Sassafraz

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Downtown Toronto
European, Bistro
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100 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A6, Canada (Bloor and Bay Streets)
Bay Subway Station
(416) 964-2222
Website
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene

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  • 110
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    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Trendy place for brunch

My friend and I really enjoyed eating at Sassafraz. The atmosphere is very bright and modern. We were greeted by the waiter and the hostess in a very timely manner and all the staff was very friendly. Both our meals were excellent, as well as the fresh bread and fruit that were brought to us before... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
CarleyJTougas
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North Bay
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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North Bay
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My friend and I really enjoyed eating at Sassafraz. The atmosphere is very bright and modern. We were greeted by the waiter and the hostess in a very timely manner and all the staff was very friendly. Both our meals were excellent, as well as the fresh bread and fruit that were brought to us before our meals arrived. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Why do restaurants that look down on patrons who use groupons or other type of vouchers, bother with offering it? Do I need a waitress to tell me even before I make a wine selection that the wine they are pairing with the groupon menu is

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went here for duvet on a Saturday night and it was crowded at 5:30, so definitely make a reservation. We had the buffalo mozzarella salad, mushroom ravioli, and ginger frappe and chocolate mousse. The food was good, but not quite with what they're charging. It's in an upscale neighborhood, and nice atmosphere in the restaurant.

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you. We appreciate the feedback on our atmosphere. More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had a brunch and coffees with family. had several kinds of omettes, bread, pancakes, all tasty. Nice place, good food, and friedly service.

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for brunch! More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The food was good and as I was sharing a dish, I liked that they brought it out on separate plates. The service was v good throughout. The cocktails were strong and nice. Nice surroundings. Would return.

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments and we're looking forward to your return. More 

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We recently celebrated two milestone birthdays at Sassafraz, thanks to a Groupon deal we purchased. It was a prix fixe dinner menu, which was amazing. We highly the Quail appetizer, the bison entree or the halibut entree and the beignets for dessert. We did not have to wait more than two minutes in between courses. We would definitely go back.

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Mississauga, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Well...left the confines of Mississauga to head to the fantastic city of Toronto ❤. "Bit of a drive" to get to Yorkville but worth it.( ugly traffic!) Went on a Groupon and was truly expecting to be treated "differently "...but wasn't. Specific Groupon menu with great choices for appetizers /entrées and desserts. Well presented...very tasty... picture perfect really. Wine list... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you! We love to deliver on our service. More 

Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I`ve been to Sassafraz several times and always have a great experience. It`s reasonably priced for the quality and the staff are always very attentive. I chose to have my wedding here too and couldn`t have been happier with my choice!

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you! We loved being a part of your special day. More 

Haifa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

i was there on a private event. Was great. excellent food, excellent service. Good choice for up to 70 guests

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for the referral on our private events! More 

Toronto
Top Contributor
501 reviews 501 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was our first time here. We had a lovely window table, so lots of people watching. The menu is small, but varied. The tartare appetizer was superb, and the arugula salad very nice. Sassafraz mac and cheese was rich in a good way. Great wine list, and Decoy, one of our California favourites, was on the menu so horray... More 

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It was a pleasure to serve you. Thank you for the compliments. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A6, Canada
    (Bloor and Bay Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Bay Subway Station
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: (416) 964-2222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 70
  • Cuisine: European, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?