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Sassafraz

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Downtown Toronto
European, Bistro
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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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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 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: Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Good food and service

Last November dined here for brunch and had a great meal with exceptional service. On our recent trip to Toronto decided to return for dinner and glad we did. Nice menu, great staff, enjoyable dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Jeff873
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Hudson, Ohio
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Came here for a quiet lunch and were okay with the food. I had the burger and my fiancé had the lobster bites. Both were okay but because we are in our 20s and weren't wearing designer clothes we were judged and treated rudely. Life's too short to care too much and there are plenty of other great places to... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Visited Sassafraz last night for dinner. The menu seems to have a variety of interesting selections that can satisfy all diets, even vegetarians. The service was excellent and attentive, the decor and ambiance, sublime. The food was hit or miss. The coconut beet soup was just bland. No taste. I only took two spoonfuls. The buffalo mozzarella salad was quite... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Had a business lunch here as the dining room is quiet and very bright. The menu is very varied with something for most palates. We had gazpacho soup with avocado followed by tuna tartar with avocado and very interesting 'birds nest' of dried noodles atop! Really good martini list..great mojitos.

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your business lunch. More 

Knutsford
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We just went to this restaurant on spec and weren't disappointed at all. The food and service were excellent. We sat outside and enjoyed the warm sunshine, great wine, and people watching. It was a immensely pleasant evening. Thanks!

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you! We're pleased you were able to enjoy the sunshine, wine and people watching. More 

Hudson, Ohio
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Last November dined here for brunch and had a great meal with exceptional service. On our recent trip to Toronto decided to return for dinner and glad we did. Nice menu, great staff, enjoyable dinner.

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in on your most recent trip to Toronto. More 

South Dakota
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162 reviews 162 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The limo driver from the airport recommended Sassafraz. Said it had been in Yorkville for decades and was consistently well regarded. The concierge at the hotel seemed to think it was a little too stuffy for the newly trendy Bloor/Yorkville scene. Probably both were correct. The dining room is elegant and the staff solicitous. The menu was great, at least... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We're glad you enjoyed the sorbet and we do like the classic and trendy comparison. More 

Ancaster, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My wife and I read some reviews while walking towards the restaurants areas and your reviews were outstanding, we ordered 2 burgers and fries, which I highly recommend, and the SERVICE outstanding!!!!thank you guys. Will visit next weekend

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the compliments! More 

Toronto
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I have been coming to Sassafraz for quite some time before and after the fire and I was compelled to write a review this time as my experience was beyond expectations. I brought my mother and sister here for a special lunch and from beginning to end the service from the staff was incredible. Very courteous and friendly, our waitress... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We'll definitely be sharing your compliments with Bettina and the kitchen team. More 

Markham, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had a Groupon for Sassafraz where we got a 3 course meal for $70.00 for 2. We had a choice of an appetizer, entree and dessert. There was a great selection and the food was absolutely wonderful! The service was excellent as well and we really enjoyed the atmosphere inside the dining room. There is an outdoor patio area,... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the Groupon experience! More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Been here several times. The service is always impeccable. The menu keeps changing, but the quality is of the highest standards. I am sure you will enjoy this place and my wife and I always do. Get reservations and arrive early to find suitable parking, Plenty around, just give yourself the time.

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Thank you for the recommendation! 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>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: (416) 964-2222

Price and Cuisine

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

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?