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Is Sassafraz really that bad?

stonedtoronto Jun 29, 2010 11:07 AM

One restaurant I've always avoided has been Sassafraz. I keep getting told that you go there to people watch, not to have good food. I feel like it's the movie Gigli...a restaurant so bad, I just have to try it. Problem is, I don't see the point in people watching. So I've come to accept that the restaurant with the yellow roof is no good for food...unless someone can tell me otherwise. My question is this...like some movies, it's still worth a try...ONCE. Is Sassafraz worth a try at least once? Anything particular on the menu that stands out?

100 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R1A6, CA

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    MeMeMe RE: stonedtoronto Jun 29, 2010 11:45 AM

    I haven't eaten there since the fire. However, I always had good meals there in the past. Why do people dislike it so much?

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      fooddiva7 RE: stonedtoronto Jun 29, 2010 07:46 PM

      Sassafraz is really that bad in terms of food- was there for dinner 2 summers ago.

      Watermelon Salad was just that- cubes of watermelon in a rectangular bowl. Pork Tenderloin with greens came with sliced pork that was dry with no sauce or flavourings and 1 piece of baby bok choy . Strawberry Shortcake was a scone sliced in half - it was so hard dry that the fork couldn't break the surface with 3 tries.

      Try it ONCE just to see if my one time experience was just a bad night. If you have a great food experience, I may give it another chance.

      100 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R1A6, CA

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      1. re: fooddiva7
        xiolablue RE: fooddiva7 Jun 30, 2010 06:18 AM

        go for drinks and order the BADASS mojito-

      2. kawarthagirl RE: stonedtoronto Jun 30, 2010 07:47 AM

        Yes. No more description needed. Good for people watching. That's it.

        1. Googs RE: stonedtoronto Jul 1, 2010 09:58 AM

          Yes, yes it is.

          If you really want the Sassafraz experience go to any chain restaurant that has a patio. Bring a copy of Hello! magazine opening it up to the celeb of your choice. Now place that across the room somewhere that you'd have to rubberneck to see. There. Okay, now waste the next 2.5 hours of your day attempting to order food and receiving mediocrity on a plate. Finally, take the 40 bucks or so more per person than you would have spent at, say, The Keg and light your cigar with it. Now you have it. The Sassafraz experience.

          No, really. Go an-ny-where else. Hell, I'd eat at ONE before I'd consider Sassafrazz a viable option.

          100 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R1A6, CA

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