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Review: Sassafraz, Toronto


I painfully woke up after a rather long night out on the dance floor. Arriving for an early 11am reservation at Sassafraz in Toronto’s uppity Yorkville hood was a bit alarming. The restaurant is famous for its “see and be seen” quality where the upper crust of the city and visiting celebrities like to grab a bite. The restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived but leaving around around 12:30 the bar and bistro at the main doors was packed full of eager diners hoping to get a seat.

We enjoyed:

Baby Red Oak Salad with Honey Almonds and Pear Champagne Vinaigrette

Mushroom and Brie Crepe with Herb Salad

Bouillabaisse with Mussels, Clams, Shrimp and Turbot in a Tomato Saffron Broth

Boneless Canadian Beef Shortribs with Corn and Potato Hash, Sauce Bourguignon

Warm Toffee Pudding with Brandy Chantilly Cream and Vanilla Custard Sauce

Chocolate and Caramel Tart with Gianduja Mousse and Blood Orange Coulis

#30 restaurant reviewed in Ontario since moving to Toronto in 2010. 


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