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Sassafraz

100 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A6, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 964-2222
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Ranked #508 of 6,654 Restaurants in Toronto
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
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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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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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

On my my first visit to Toronto in many years..my cousin took me downtown to Sassafraz. They only do the brunch menu at the weekend so I had the grilled cheese sandwich (4 cheeses) with pulled pork and my cousin had the charcuterie platter, washed down with a couple of Caesars. The food was delicious, the service friendly and efficient... More

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San Diego
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I just had lunch here. Very chic setting with reasonable prices. Easy to find since it is in a yellow house. Our server was Jennifer Switzer who was wonderful, informative and cheery. I had Scottish salmon and husband had scallops. Both entrees were delicious-restaurant even knew how to cook my fish rare-an oddity! The Chablis by the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had a business meal for an approximate number of people, because travel plans kept adjusting. The service staff were excellent in helping us, in fact they offered to keep the kitchen open for one of our colleagues, who ended up not attending because he was too late. The meal that we all had was excellent and the service was... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We appreciate the recommendation. It's our pleasure to deliver on food and service and we hope to do it again for you soon. More

London Ontario
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We attending a wedding held at Sassafraz and it was wonderful. It was a small wedding (60 people) The restaurant had set up an area to hold the service and it was remarkable. After the service ,the chairs were quickly moved and tables were set-up for apps. while the guests were in the bar area for drinks. There was no... More

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed our appetizers ranging from oysters and crabs to breads and cheeses. More

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

In a very smart part of town (Yorkville), we had pre-dinner drinks in the cafe/bar attached and then an excellent meal. Would not suggest for small children but my 13 year old son had lots to choose from. Nice ambience. Would go back

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliment on the ambiance and the excellent meal. We hope to serve you again soon. More

Thunder Bay, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Loved the food, was very good and service was excellent. Enjoyed the couch to sit in, after hours of walking Yorkville.. Ambiance was lovely.

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you! We love to hear that you enjoyed the food, the service and the seating. More

Canada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 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
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43 reviews 43 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

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