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#69 of 6,792 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
European, Canadian
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100 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A6, Canada (Bloor and Bay Streets)
+1 416-964-2222
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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Windsor, Canada
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely brunch with my sister. Great food, decent prices, friendly service and relaxing atmosphere. Especially loved the green wall and waterfall.

Thank Marina V
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice atmosphere. The service started well as the restaurant got busier wait staff not as attentive. My guest got their meal before me, my meal was good and I would say price point would have been on par with other higher end restaurants. I would try it again.

Thank Sharon H
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner here and were very impressed. The two appetizer (lamb meatballs and lobster bites) were both delicious. The two entrees were Duck and Beef Tenderloin. Both were prepared perfectly to order and the only small thing was that the duck and beef both could have been a bit hotter when brought to us. The desserts were fine, but... More 

Thank BandDW
Columbus, Ohio
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped here for brunch. Great choices for food presented very well. The cheese selection was great. Plenty of good drink options also.

Thank mugg7
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228 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoy coming here for special occasions and had booked this for a lunch on the weekend to celebrate a birthday. What I did not expect was that they served brunchy type of foods. I prefer the menu on the weekdays as I could make the brunch foods at home. Slightly disappointed but the ambience was still lovely.

Thank crazy_cat_sab
Barrie, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a great morning there were 4 of us that headed out for lunch (reservations made a week ago). The staff were attentive and incredibly festive, so we felt that little extra holiday vibe. Our waitress was fantastic and smiled while she made small talk as well as answering questions about the menu. Settled on the chef special soup which... More 

Thank Renee S
Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Good Food and perfect Yorkville location. Had Nova Scotia lobster bites for appetizer and they were delicious. Oysters were good as well with the perfect combination of the garnishes. Unfortunately, they did not have the entree was looking forward to, so I decided to get the linguine with Shrimp which was great as well. Overall good food and great service.

Thank Subzero_M
Burlington, Canada
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Company Christmas party was held in one of the private rooms. Great atmosphere and service! Appetizers were extraordinary and lots of them. Dinner was perfect and although a set menu, the waiter had my steak cooked special (Pittsburgh Rare). My wife didn't want either of the two choices, but the waiter still offered to serve her sorbet.

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

We appreciate your review on our atmosphere, service and menu (especially the appetizers). We hope you enjoyed the holidays! More 

Toronto, Canada
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134 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

It is a restaurant of understated quality. Food is always beautiful prepared and timely presented when you are ready for it. Superb and attentive service from the whole staff and especially the wait staff. Can't say enough about Sassafraz. I dine there almost weekly and find it reliable, consistently great and welcoming.

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

Thank you for your review WarenWarren. We look forward to your next stop in. More 

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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

booked several weeks in advance of our Toronto visit - shortly afterwards received an email 'bumping' us to the cafe area because they'd now sold the restaurant for a private event - bit annoying and I was a bit nervous about sticking with them but |I'm glad I did - the best dinner we've had in Toronto - they are... More 

Thank garsdontimber

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$70
European, Canadian
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
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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