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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 21
    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
Great for a private event

i was there on a private event. Was great. excellent food, excellent service. Good choice for up to 70 guests

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
GalHaifa
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Haifa
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Haifa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

i was there on a private event. Was great. excellent food, excellent service. Good choice for up to 70 guests

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Toronto
Top Contributor
482 reviews 482 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was our first time here. We had a lovely window table, so lots of people watching. The menu is small, but varied. The tartare appetizer was superb, and the arugula salad very nice. Sassafraz mac and cheese was rich in a good way. Great wine list, and Decoy, one of our California favourites, was on the menu so horray... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

My mother and I came here yesterday after a long day of shopping. Our waitress was absolutely fabulous!! Very kind and helpful and always watching over our table. We had a wonderful table right against the window; perfect for people watching! The food was Delicious and the perfect portion! Had the buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes to start and the wild... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to serve you and your mother after a long day of shopping. We hope to do it again soon. More 

Toronto
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I wanted to share details of my superior dining experience at Sassafraz. Despite the fact that I arrived with a very economical Groupon, I was treated to a fabulous menu, with multiple selections from the main menu and three courses, which left me feeling wonderfully satiated. The elegant, white table-clothed tables, many along cozy banquettes, in a room filled with... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We appreciate the compliments. We love to here when your dining experience is "superior". More 

GTA, Ontario
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Impeccable dining experience in Yorkville. Loni, our server, scored a perfect 10 for service and personality. We went with her suggestions of buffalo mozzarella and tomato salad, Cornish hen and bison striploin. It was delicious! Hubby is usually not adventurous with food but he raved about the bison steak. I also opted for the cauliflower and potato soup which I... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments! We'll be sure to share them with Loni and the team More 

vancouver
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Met up with an old friend for lunch at the end of February and we had a great experience at Sassafraz. Décor was good, service was good, wine selection, food, all good. We both had the Onion Soup, shared an order of the Fried Green Tomatoes both delicious, then she had Almond Crusted Tiger Shrimp on Couscous, very nice, and... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your meal with us. We love hearing about your experience and the recommendation. More 

Vaughan, Canada
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

They have a special Groupon menu that was fine. Very nice service. It's just not great. Very small portions, although the quality good, same dish but, what a difference in plating and portion. Other groupons offer wine, not here. This resturant used to be one of Toronto's Best, too bad not anymore. Many empty tables, I asked for the corner... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Over delivering on every guest experience is one of our core values and we're sorry to hear that this was not part of your experience. The Groupon menu is released in advance with the offerings to minimize confusion. If you could please email us at info@sassafraz.ca, we'd like to get further feedback. More 

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We came here recently with a Groupon deal. I had previously been here for Summerlicious. My friends and I weren't impressed. To be honest, I don't really remember much of that dinner. Goes to show how lackluster it was. This time around, it was a much better experience. The hostess originally sat us right by the door which we weren't... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your Groupon experience with us. More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

For the reputation I read from the review, this is just a so so restaurant. The service was not up to par. Waiter does not even offer fresh pepper. As if something was occupying his mind all night. It was not even busy hour. Except for dessert the meal is descent. At best the service was luke warm. Perhaps because... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We strive to create a premium experience for any guest of Sassafraz and we're sorry to hear that your experience was lukewarm. If you could please email us at info@sassafraz.ca, we'd like to know more. More 

Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday using a Groupon offer and we were delighted by the service (very friendly and personable, menu specific for the offer with and large variety of choices) & the quality of the food. While we had better beef tartare, the potato soup, the bison tenderloin, the halibut and the chocolate mousse were excellent. Wine is pricey,... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your Groupon experience with us! 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?