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Sassafraz

100 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A6, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 964-2222
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Ranked #338 of 6,561 restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $31 - $70
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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English first
Toronto
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I've been here three times and each time for brunch. Sit at the dining room on the left when you enter, and near the back of the room. I like the manmade, gentle waterfall by the wall and the natural light flooding in from the windowed ceiling. It's very peaceful, quiet, and posh. The food is good and they make... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Went for Summerlicious, great menu options, and great service. I love going to Yorkville, just to walk around and people watch. It's a great place to have a great meal and enjoy the view from the large windows that open onto Cumberland. Definitely make a reservation in advance.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

for years I have been having a deep fried calamari at my special table on the corner of Belair and Cumberland. Calamari and a Kiir - my usual. On Canada Day I visited to see if the old taste was still there. No - they stopped making it and have replaced it with 4 new alternatives. I asked for the... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

A pleasure to reminisce with you about the evolution of Yorkville over a plate of buffalo mozzarella. We're looking forward to your next visit. More

Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

this is a lovely cafe, on a corner made for people watching. It is well worth grabbing a table outside if you can but if you sit inside you'll find tables that remind you of Paris and couch groupings which shout - sit, stay, and chat. It has great ambience and great vibe. We went for a summer brunch. The... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you! We loved your description of our Parisian style atmosphere and we're pleased to hear that you had a great experience. More

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

After much walking in the neighbourhood my friend and I were getting seriously hungry and decided to try Sassafraz. We were very pleased with our choice. The staff were friendly and the food was very good. We decided in spite of the late hour to have brunch with a glass of bubbly. The creole eggs with sausage were excellent and... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We're so glad you decided to give us a try during your neighbourhood sightseeing and shopping! Thanks for taking the time to comment. More

Windsor, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

I stumbled upon this restaurant while exploring Toronto on a Sunday morning. They have an excellent patio, dining room/cafe area and bar. The brunch/lunch menu itself was intriguing and highlighted fresh ingredients and new takes on traditional dishes like omelettes, pancakes, and even a hamburger. Their drink menu was excellent as well and featured fresh fruit and even health drinks.... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Exceeding guest expectations is our highest priority and we're sorry to hear that this was not part of your experience. Could you please email us at info@sassafraz.ca? We'd like to know more. More

Edmonton, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This has become our go to place when we visit Toronto. Great bar and beautiful dining room. Prices are very reasonable and the food and drinks are excellent. Nice place to sit and hang out for a morning or afternoon.

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We appreciate the compliment and we're looking forward to your next visit. More

Sudbury, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Our service was excellent, and so was our food. Our meal took 2 hours to arrive, but our server came over many times to apologize on the wait. It was fine because it was part of a 'girls weekend' and we were happy to catch up with each other. May have posed a problem if we were on a tight... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We'll definitely review our timing with the kitchen and we'll pass the compliments to Michael. More

Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I realize that Sassafraz has had mixed reviews, but it's one of those restaurants in Toronto that you hear about and just need to try for yourself. The physical space itself is rather nice, simple decor but comfortable, with a beautiful skylight and live wall in the main dining area. However, what's important is the food and on the day... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

One of our core values is to exceed guest expectations and we're sorry to hear that this didn't happen during your visit. Could you please email your contact details to info@sassafraz.ca? We would like to know which menu items you ordered. More

Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Sassafraz has a great atmosphere, and incredible location. I'd definitely recommend it and plan to return.

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation! We're looking forward to your return. More

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