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Sassafraz

100 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A6, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 964-2222
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Ranked #595 of 6,671 Restaurants in Toronto
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Price range: $31 - $70
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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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Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My father and I ate at Sassafraz for lunch early in September 2014. We were actually searching for brunch one Friday morning and stumbled across Sassfraz, which I had heard from friends was a nice place to eat. Despite arriving a little before opening we were welcomed in for a cup of coffee until the kitchen opened for lunch. Staff... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments! We love creating a chic atmosphere and we’re looking forward to your next visit. More

Thornhill, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Terribly disappointing! (not withstanding the scallops which were good) If I hadn't known that I had ordered lamb, I would never have known that it was lamb I was eating. From the first cut and taste...there was no taste. I couldn't believe it. I didn't comment to my friends, as I was being taken out and didn't want to offend... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We’re sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience. Delivering on guest expectations is our highest priority. Could you please email us at info@sassafraz.ca with your contact details? We’d like to get in touch. More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went after a premier at tiff . The food took forever and was underwhelming. My fish was inedible . Very very disappointed. It wss not the same restaurant I had been to before. Will not be returning.

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and we’re sorry to hear this about your dining experience. Could you please email your contact information to info@sassafraz.ca as we’d like to hear further details? More

Peterborough, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a surprising disappointment. Not a busy evening, but the kitchen could not supply 4 out of 9 entrees on the menu. One member of our party ended up ordering a hamburger off the bar menu. My entrée was beyond overdone--literally burned. Service was spotty. This restaurant is on its last legs...cannot recommend it for any reason, particularly given the... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and we're sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience. Could you please email us at info@sassafraz.ca with your contact details? We would like to get in touch. More

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 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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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We love to hear when you've had a great visit on our patio! We look forward to serving you again soon. More

Toronto
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant 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
Top Contributor
218 reviews 218 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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

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