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Sassafraz

100 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A6, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 964-2222
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Ranked #439 of 6,639 Restaurants in Toronto
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Price range: $31 - $70
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Cuisines: European, Bistro
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Cross street: Bloor and Bay Streets
Transit: Bay Subway Station
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Arrived with no booking, but was seated in what was initially a sunny spot with no shade, but as the hour progressed the sun moved around and it was pleasant. 2 Bloody Mary's and a Bellair Bellini. Eggs Benedict, pancakes and a omelette were the perfect brunch selections. Great views of people and smart cars parading on a sunny weekend.... More

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Toronto
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162 reviews 162 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Completely underwhelming food. Soup had no taste. Burger very bland. Yet priced like a premier spot ?? On the plus side, the bland food was served very well, with friendly and attentive service. Oh, how to tip??

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. Could you please email your contact details to info@sassafraz.ca? We would like to know more. More

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic table in front of open windows overlooking the patio and street. Our server was excellent; courteous, humorous and attentive but not intrusive. The food sections seemed to fall between appetizer or dinner style offerings - not much in-between which made it a bit hard to choose for lunch. One of my companions had the scallops and,... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We love to hear that the service was excellent and we will be sharing your details on the menu items with our kitchen. More

Victoria, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Have been here a few times on trips to TO. Last trip, as always the food was great. Had the gazpacho and Muscovy duck. As always, the service was great and attentive. All excellent. We sat on the patio and found it a bit dirty. Probably because it was a Monday and still had not been cleaned from the weekend.... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment. We'll be sure to share this with the team. More

Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have been to Sassafraz for dinner multipe times and have always had an exceptional experience. The food is always fresh and seasonal and the service is outstanding. Last week we had our wedding at Sassafraz and couldnt be happier. We began planning over a year ago, had many options of venues in Toronto and from the very first meeting... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your compliments and for making us a part of your special day! We will be sure to share this with Dennette and the team. More

Toronto
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216 reviews 216 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went for Summerlicious. Very pretty restaurant with covered patio. Staff were terrific, our waitress was especially good – she explained both the main menu and the summerlicious menu and did an excellent job of upselling with a light touch and checked in often. The food however was mediocre. The tomato salad with spinach puree was very bland – just a... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliment on our team work. We appreciate your feedback on the menu and we will be using it to review our Summerlicious program shortly. More

Ontario, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

The yellow building is easy to spot, the hostess' reception was warm and friendly, the atmosphere was calm and peacefully quiet for a social gathering of friends (love the water/living wall). Service was attentive but never intrusive. Food is beautifully presented and tasteful. Remember that this restaurant in in Yorkville and pricing is reflective of this. Eating outdoors is possible... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We love to hear when our service, food and atmosphere help shape your dining experience. It was a pleasure to serve you and we hope to do it again soon. More

Hudson, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had a lazy afternoon lunch on a Wednesday and enjoyed a comfortable table in the restaurant but with an open window to the sidewalk and street. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly without the slightest bit of pretense. Our meals were lovely including tartare, charcuterie, a steak salad and scallop entrée with a BC pinot. Deserts were not... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to serving you again soon. More

Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
589 helpful votes 589 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We came for a snack and found some great healthy food and drinks. Unfortunately the service was not the fastest so despite enjoying the view over the street and the interesting pedestrians we drank our coffee elsewhere.

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. We do try to entertain a more european-style pace of dining and will be sharing your comments with our management. More

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It has been 30 years since I have returned to have lunch at Sassafraz in Yorkville. My friend and I decided to share two dishes, the arugula salad and the scallops. The salad tasted good but was minuscule. The scallops (only 1 1/2 each) tasted great but came with scant amount of soggy wild rice which was tasteless. I told... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

One of our core values is to over deliver on guest expectations and we're sorry to hear that this was not part of your experience. Please feel free to email us at info@sassafraz.ca with any other details you would like to share. More

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