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100 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A6, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 964-2222
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Ranked #447 of 6,834 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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Restaurant details
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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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We celebrated our 17th anniversary of meeting at Sassafraz this past weekend. The service over lunch couldn't have been more attentive or professional. Thank you to everyone at Sassafraz for another memorable celebration- we look forwad to having dinner with you in a few weeks!

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We love to hear this! Thank you. We're looking forward to serving you again soon! More 

Collingwood, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I go to Sassafraz every time I go on a trip to Toronto - and I always have a great experience! Since my family goes so often, the staff is very friendly and always offers good suggestions on new things we should try. The menu changes often which is great to try new things - but if the Bell Pepper... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate your visits during your time in Toronto and we hope to see you at brunch again soon. More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Our celebratory lunch was incredible! Laurel was so warm and welcoming and every recommendation was absolutely perfect! Your steak tartare is better than Scaramouches and the atmosphere so wonderful. Thank you for the perfect meal to end 2014!

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliment on our steak tartar. We'll share your kind words with Laurel. More 

Nelson
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had a great lunch today at Sassafraz in Toronto. The fodd was great but the service was excellent. Laurel was our server and she was great without being pushy. I would suggest this restaurant to anyone looking for a special lunch. It was not inexpensive.

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We love to hear this and we'll be sure to pass the compliments on to Laurel. More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This place was superb. The food was so great. Service was just as good. Nestled in a perfect spot. We really enjoyed everything here. A little pricey but defiantly for occasions we wouldn't think twice about spending it. If you are around this area, you must try this place out. Thank you for a great experience.

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience! We're pleased to know that the food and service was great during your visit. More 

Shanghai
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you! We love your descriptions of the plates and we'll be sure to pass the compliments on to James and Gio and the rest of the team. More 

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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

Rossford, Ohio
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

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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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