I haven't been for a very long time.... It is better than ever!!! Every dish was delicious, the service was excellent and the ambiance is second to none!!! Lovely!
Its quite a cheerful environment, from the staff, to the ambiance. Our waitress specifically, gets a 5 star without question. Her name was unique so pardon the spelling; Bettina. Her energy was splendid, her service was timely, and her personality really shines through. Id request her if you plan to eat here. Its also a great atmosphere to have some drinks on a weekend night ! Unfortunately, when the main courses came out, fruit flies seemed to appear and stick around which was really a turn off. Id recommend eating away from the plants possibly? That may prevent this from occurring. They were very apologetic and did offer free dessert to go. Things like this can happen, but hopefully they clear this up as I will return in the future. The oysters were shucked in a rookie manner unfortunately . But the sumac roasted aubergine with cape dor salmon is AMAZING. That is one tasty meal! I highly recommend to those with a sophisticated palate.
I would give the restaurant 4.5 stars. I went here for New Years eve of 2020 and I loved the place. Gorgeous dinning environment, lovely staff, there was live music, and of course great food. The only down fall I had, which is more than likely due to personal preference, is that I became sick at the end of the night from ordering the Canadian Goat Cheese Board. Perhaps the cheese was too mature for my liking, I had to go to the bathroom to hurl about 2 times. Other than that I will definitely come back, just not order the cheese boards for dessert next time :)
Enjoyed our meal overall. Food was well presented, and tasty. Portion sizes were on par with other reviews who report them to be on the small side. But food quality was excellent. Staff were also attentive. Only issue I had was when the bill came, the server went out of her way to indicate that tipping was not included and actually hand-wrote on the bill what the tip should be. A bit insulting.
My husband and I had our wedding at Sassafraz and were treated with the highest level of service from our very first site visit/meeting with Dennette. Having the chance to work with Dennette and her team was an incredible added value for us, since we did not have a wedding planner. Throughout the months of planning she was always available to answer any questions about timing, logistics, vendors, decor, guest arrangements or anything else that came to mind. Her professionalism and prompt, helpful responses always made us feel looked after. The wedding itself was a dream come true and our guests were overwhelmingly complimentary about the entire experience. The food and service were both fantastic. The staff went out of their way to ensure that all of the details we'd planned for were in place, that guests were happy and they were even eager to find out the next day how we felt it all went. We truly felt like everyone at Sassafraz was invested in making our wedding a success and it absolutely was, thanks to Dennette and her team.
Balcony - non outdoor - overlooking dining room
Main Dining Room - Water Garden Half
Main Dining Room - Water Garden Full
Combined Bellair + Cumberland
Main Dining Room (exclusive buy out)