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Sassafraz Restaurant
Canadian Restaurant
Today 11:00 am – 12:00 am
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100 Cumberland St Toronto, ON M5R 1A6 Canada
100 Cumberland StreetCAOntarioTorontoM5R 1A6
+1 416-964-2222sassafraz.ca
Canadian Restaurant, French Restaurant
Canadian Restaurant
French Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Bar
Today 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am – 12:00 amTuesday 11:30 am – 12:00 amWednesday 11:30 am – 2:00 amThursday 11:30 am – 2:00 amFriday 11:30 am – 2:00 amSaturday 11:00 am – 2:00 amSunday 11:00 am – 12:00 am
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Set in an array of Victorian rowhouses, Sassafraz has evolved through the decades to become a magical space in the heart of historic Yorkville. Located at the corner of Bellair and Cumberland, the little yellow house has “seen it all” from the early hippie movement of the 60’s to the lack of movement that comes from too much Bordeaux. Sassafraz offers an exceptional menu serving market-driven, French-inspired Canadian cuisine.
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Fashionable corner dining room with a popular patio, serving French-inspired Canadian cuisine.- Google
"Excellent food and service!"
"This place is good for a cocktail and an appetizer in the piano bar/lounge area."
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Amie Pet
a month ago
It was just okay. The server was very nice & knowledgeable about the menu, the staff was fast & efficient even though the restaurant was busy. I really enjoyed the appetizer, the cauliflower & potato soup, it had a great flavour & texture. I found that the main course; the lamb shank was very bland & fatty, I expected better from a place in the heart of Yorkville. The rich and decadent chocolate torte made up for the just-okay-lamb.
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mikescar2
a month ago
I approached lunch at Sassafraz with some apprehension, as I never know what to think about these famously popular restaurants. I have to say, that I enjoyed my lunch. The food was well seasoned, portions were good (we left very full), and the atmosphere was great. Overall, it was not legendary, but a good sound meal. Would go back for special occasions.
Response from the owner - a month ago
We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your lunch and we look forward to your next visit.
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Marwan Younis
4 months ago
I love Sassafraz Restaurant. I proposed to my girl friend there last week and she said YES. The staff at Sassafraz went above and beyond to make our experience there memorable. Thank you guys so much for your help with the proposal surprise, desert and champagne. You rock !! :)
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Congratulations! We appreciated being part of your special moment and wish you both a lifetime of happiness.
Jing Yi
8 months ago
Wasn't that impressed with the food. Kitchen was slow! Waited about 30 minutes for my main course. Dessert meh. Ate during summerlicious.
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Nathan Davis
4 months ago
The food is good, but I don't believe it is worthy of more stars than 3. Service is ok, and decor is appropriate for the atmosphere as this place is famous for its fashionable corner.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
We appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to email us at info@sassafraz.ca with further details of your experience.
Di Gianna
8 months ago
My husband & I celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary at Sassafraz and had the MOST pleasant experience. We eat out quite a bit and have never been this satisfied with a high-end restaurant. From the first point of contact at the entrance, we were attended to immediately and directed towards the hostess, who then led us into the restaurant. Another hostess walked us over to our table where we were greeted by Michael, who provided us the BEST dining service ever. We were so impressed by the attention, courtesy, and professionalism that he demostrated. The restaurant's interior is exquisite, and the food is divine. From start to finish, our dining experience at Sassafraz could not have been any more perfect. Truly made our 1st anniversary most special.
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Response from the owner - 7 months ago
Thank you so much for spending your 1st wedding anniversary with us and taking the time to review your experience. We'll be sure to share your compliments with Michael.
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Sarah S
9 months ago
We hosted our wedding at Sassafraz and cannot recommend the restaurant enough. They made the planning process simple and straightforward, they accommodated all of our requests, and they made the day run incredibly smoothly. During the planning, we tried all possible meals at the restaurant: brunch, lunch, and dinner; we even went one night just for cocktails. On all occasions, the staff were incredibly lovely and the food was delicious! The dinner they served on the night of the wedding was outstanding, and we received tons of compliments on it from family and friends. The staff we worked with to plan our event were all wonderful, from the wait staff to the bartenders to the people who manage the restaurant. The restaurant’s events coordinator, Dennette Schott, deserves our particular praise. Working with Dennette was an absolute delight. Before booking, we read a review that said that Dennette alone made Sassafraz the best choice for a wedding. We couldn’t agree more! We’ll definitely be back at Sassafraz again—and not just on special occasions!
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Response from the owner - 8 months ago
It was a sincere pleasure to be a part of your special day.Thank you for the compliment, we'll pass the love on to Dennette and congratulations once again!
Diana Zela
a year ago
Great table service but If I had to pay full price for this meal I would go some where else in Yorkville area like Le Trou Normand or Il Posto. We went there to use a groupon of $69 for three course meal for two people. Barley+ wild mushroom soup was very good, Chowder was tasteless with chewy fish pieces in it. The bread is home made and delicious. Lamb shank was good, tasty and cooked to perfection, but paired with white navy beans that were just too ordinary. Tuna came under cooked and we had to send it back to be cooked again, it's side dish was interesting. Chocolate cake desert was very good, churros too doughy and not cooked well in the middle but the sauce was good.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
We appreciate your feedback. We'll be sure to share your comments on the food items with our kitchen.

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Sassafraz Restaurant
100 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R 1A6
Wasn't that impressed with the food. Kitchen was slow! Waited about 30 minutes for my main course. Dessert meh. Ate during summerlicious.
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