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100 Cumberland St.,
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A6
43.670287 -79.391045
Located in a sunshine-yellow house at the city’s swishest corner, Sassafraz is the centre around which the rest of Yorkville orbits. Suits gather at the marble-slab bar lounge, while Burberry-clad couples hold hands over candlelight in a dining room tricked out with vaulted glass ceilings and a towering waterfall. The menu is safe but well done. Chanterelle-stuffed agnolotti is served in a plush truffle cream sauce. The cumin-scented squash soup has an odd graininess from red lentil purée, but is pleasant nonetheless. A waterlogged slice of halibut is one stark misstep. The vodka-heavy cocktail list lacks imagination, but the wine selection, like the floor-to-ceiling cellar that houses it, is imposing and steep.


Neighbourhood: Yorkville

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Vegetarian options: Yes

Licensed: Yes

Bring your own bottle: Yes

Kitchen open late: Yes

Outdoor dining: Yes

Private/bookable room: Yes

Delivery: No

Take out: Yes

Takes reservations: Yes

Caters: No

Free Wi-Fi: Yes

Serves: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Eats

Payment methods: Visa, Amex, MasterCard, Interac, Cash

Days Closed: none