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100 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A6, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 964-2222
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Ranked #515 of 6,781 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $31 - $70
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
Cuisines: European, Bistro
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bloor and Bay Streets
Transit: Bay Subway Station
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Shanghai
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We've only eaten here once but you can sense they know what they are doing. The historic yellow building in the best boutique shopping area is quaint yet sophisticated. Hostess, manager James ans server Gio were fabulous as they smiled and greeted us through the meal. The food was straightforward but used some great local ingredients as well some exotics.... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Don't ever buy a Groupon for this place. I did last year and deeply regretted it. We were treated like second class citizens, we were not shown a wine list or ever asked if we would like a beverage. They just assumed that we were cheap since we bought a deal. We are not. I have worked in the service... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear about the experience you had with us last year. It is unfortunate that what may have been a simple oversight or a momentary failure from one of the serving staff, is perceived as an indication as to how we may treat our guests. We take pride in treating all customers equally and consider it a privilege... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you are looking for a special place for dinner with excellent food and special ambiance in the center of Toronto , this is the place.

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliment! Excellent food and service is what we strive for. More 

New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

What a pleasant surprise this was on a cold Toronto evening! On a whim we ventured out to seek a reasonable meal after weeks of hotel fare, and stumbled on Sassafraz. At the outside it looks like fine dining, candle lit tables, beautiful women in evening gowns and men with black ties. Somewhat nervously we perused the menu and it... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you, we'll be sure to share the details of your meal and experience with our team. We know they'll love to hear this! More 

Manitou Beach
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great food, perfect location, couches that are comfy. Wonderful bar we have been there many times!!!

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliment. We're looking forward to your next visit! More 

Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
486 reviews 486 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Wonderful light dinner with the wife. Server, Courtney was delightful and made excellent recommendations. Pricey place but lots of fun Seared Flank steak was perfect. Wife got her standard oysters. Great crusty bread Cosmo to die for.

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We'll be sure to pass the compliments on to Courtney. Thanks for the cosmo and crusty bread love! More 

Athens, Greece
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visited the upscale Yorkville of Toronto and decided to walk in for lunch. The restaurant has a very nice modern and minimal ambience. The service is excellent; attentive and courteous. The food did not impress everyone but was overall very good. The deconstructed Spanacopita, the tartar stake and salad were great. The ginger-flavored gnocchi produced mixed feelings and is not... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share it with the team. More 

Hudson, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Unique menu that pleased all 8 of us. Our server was attentive, funny and took care of all all special requests. Food was delicious! Looking forward to returning for dinner on another day.

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you, we love to hear this! We look forward to your return for dinner. More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

On my my first visit to Toronto in many years..my cousin took me downtown to Sassafraz. They only do the brunch menu at the weekend so I had the grilled cheese sandwich (4 cheeses) with pulled pork and my cousin had the charcuterie platter, washed down with a couple of Caesars. The food was delicious, the service friendly and efficient... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We appreciate the recommendation. We'll be sure to pass the compliments on the food and service to the team. More 

San Diego
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My husband and I just had lunch here. Very chic setting with reasonable prices. Easy to find since it is in a yellow house. Our server was Jennifer Switzer who was wonderful, informative and cheery. I had Scottish salmon and husband had scallops. Both entrees were delicious-restaurant even knew how to cook my fish rare-an oddity! The Chablis by the... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We'll be sure to pass the compliment on to Ms. Switzer. More 

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Additional Information about Sassafraz

Address: 100 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A6, Canada
Phone Number: (416) 964-2222
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 70
Cuisine: European, Bistro

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