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Sassafraz

#69 of 6,755 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
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100 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A6, Canada (Bloor and Bay Streets)
+1 416-964-2222
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had diarrhea after two hours dinner. The food was not fresh and the drink no taste. The waiter took away food and drink while we were still working on. At the time there were a lot of seats available.

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Thank dongf
Ottawa
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We needed a rest after a few hours of walking and enjoyed a pretty high-end cup of tea and profiteroles at Sassafraz in Yorkville. Great ambience, service and and excellent pot of loose-leaf tea. I'd like to go back for lunch some time.

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Thank windhorseyoga
Toronto, Canada
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155 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sassafraz was lovely, with a few minor flaws. The dining room is gorgeous. Largely white with a nice water feature, some well selected art, comfortable chairs, music so quiet as to be undetected, no ridiculous large televisions. Very, very civilized. Conversation can happen. Oh, and no children either. Perhaps we got lucky on that one. Brunch was delicious. My friend's... More 

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Thank 599Angela
SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely description of our atmosphere and of the brunch menu. We've enjoyed sharing them with our kitchen team. More 

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated a BD with friends. Our waiter was a kind and considerate man who helped us with the menu and tried his best to accommodate us. We liked the atmosphere, the Beef Tenderloin was very good. Loved the Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Dome.

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Thank FT25
SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments on our service and on the tenderloin and Chocolate Raspberry Dome. We've shared it with our teams! More 

Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

very good selection on wine and menu, always have a delightful surprise on the order w/good cooking, visit when I can

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Thank oc8892016
SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and we look forward to your next visit. More 

Potomac, Maryland
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Good to the last bite but the sofas used for sitting are very uncomfortable! Service was average! Highly recommend the steak!

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Thank Golijoon
SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. We've shared your review with our management service teams. More 

St. Barthelemy
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We like to make this a mandatory visit, everytime we visit Toronto. Great location, excellent service and never a bad meal. Perfect location and great choice of a menu, depending on the time or day.

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Thank penny k
SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to serve you and we're looking forward to your next visit! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The food was well-prepared and the service was pleasant and professional. The clintele was relatively upscale and appropriately attired for this level of restaurant. The problem, for us, was the menu. In all honesty,it is limited and most of the selections were not of our liking. We would recommend this restaurant to individuals who don't mind having relativlely limited or... More 

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Thank fredalynn
SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and have shared it with our management team. Thank you. More 

Toronto, Canada
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Although Sassafraz is a bit expensive, I highly recommend it if for special occasions. The food is absolutely amazing, the staff are excellent, and the environment is incredibly serene. I recommend the scallops, they are incredibly tender and flavourful. This restaurant is perfect for those looking to dine in casual luxury.

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Thank Nicola F
SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation Nicola! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went her after a customer highly recommended it (he used to live in Toronto). Lobster bite and grilled tomatoes appetizers were excellent. Wife had scallops entree and it was really great, however, it it only three scallops so take that into consideration. I had the halibut/lobster dish and it was pretty good, but I feel the mashed potatoes that the... More 

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SassafrazToronto, Manager at Sassafraz, responded to this review

We appreciate your review and thanks so much for the recommendation! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$70
Cuisine
French, European, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
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>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-964-2222

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