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Sassafraz

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100 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A6, Canada (Bloor and Bay Streets)
Bay Subway Station
(416) 964-2222
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11:30 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: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 155
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 19
    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
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This was recommended by our hosts, so we booked in advance - we arrived and the staff member didn't ask who we were and basically offered a seat in the brasserie. Not a good start. Basically told her we had booked in advance in the restaurant and this is where we want to sit. Everything was fine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nero_1529
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Ottawa
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140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved all aspects of it. Great service, delicious food and lovely atmosphere. For appetizers I had escargots served in a Chardonnay thyme cream and covered with emmenthal cheese absolutely delectable. My friend enjoyed the featured soup- a cream of parsnip soup. As a main the truffle stuffed cornish hens and the pasta with shrimps were both savoury. The dessert beignets... More 

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Thank Dani U
Detroit
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270 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a morning of shopping it was delightful to come upon this eatery. We chose to get comfy at a table for 4 with amazing couches. Our server was extremely cordial and helped us through the menu. We enjoyed the offerings of WINTERLICIOUS! we ordered a Chardonnay and a Cabernet . We started with the huge escargot appetizer, dined on... More 

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Thank 12318
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended by our hosts, so we booked in advance - we arrived and the staff member didn't ask who we were and basically offered a seat in the brasserie. Not a good start. Basically told her we had booked in advance in the restaurant and this is where we want to sit. Everything was fine thereafter I guess... More 

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Thank Nero_1529
mississauga
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently had a very enjoyable evening at Sassafraz. I must admit i expected more, but having said that it was a groupon dinner and i thought that it was great value for money. The food , service and the portions were very good. It was a very good experience , although i am not sure if i will want... More 

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Thank HENDALA
Toronto
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I just visited last week and had a very good time with excellent food, super venue and a very personable waitress. We both had their lobster bites on deep fried tomatoes as appetizers and they were very good, very nicely presented, with generous servings of lobster. We both also had their striploin steak and it was cooked... More 

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Thank jbtor
Castleton
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is for the lounge section. Not sure why all these years I misunderstood this place to be overpriced, upscale and snooty. Exactly the opposite. Top shelf bar tending, friendly service, lovely atmosphere. A great piano Saturday night we were there. Best beef tartare I've ever had in North America or Europe. Mature crowd but laid back. Lovely layout and... More 

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Thank Annabel45
SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our service and atmosphere. More 

Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful, perfectly cooked beef tenderloin for dinner in the most elegant of settings. This is my favorite Yorkville dinner location and has incredible cocktails as well. Can't complain about a single thing, and well worth the price.

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Thank julia_chen55
SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We appreciate the compliment! Thank you. More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Sassafraz as a birthday dinnera few months ago and didn't have the Groupon. Food quality was excellent, portions were good and the wine prices were normal higher end restaurant prices. Staff were good, restaurant interior is very good. No complaints at all. We recently picked up a Groupon recently and are planning our visit back!

Helpful?
Thank Steven P
SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We're looking forward to your visit back! More 

Toronto, Ontario
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there with a Groupon for a pre-set menu... Somwere the majority of people there. The main dish's choices are not that great, so everyone seemed to be ordering a striploin steak (10oz). We asked for medium for how we wanted them to cook it, then when the main dish came out and when we sliced the meat second... More 

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1 Thank LoveLoveFruit
SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Overdelivering on guest experiences is a core value for us and we're sorry to here this was not part of your experience during your visit with us. Could you please email your contact information to info@sassafraz.ca? We'd like to get in touch for further details. More 

Toronto
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner with another couple and used the 'dinner for 4' Groupon coupon. Sometimes Groupon deals or users don't seemed to be valued highly by an establishment. But this isn't the case with Sassafraz. The menu selections, specifically for Groupon, came from the main menu and there was a varied choice and sufficient selection. All four of us thought... More 

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Thank EMPP
SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you! We love to hear this about our Groupon experience and look forward to your next visit. 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>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (416) 964-2222

Price and Cuisine

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

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?

Staying in Midtown

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Midtown
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