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1749 Avenue Rd, North York, ON M5M 3Y8
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Open now 11:00 am - 2:00 am

Methods of Payment:

  • amex
  • interac
  • masterCard
  • visa
  • Traveler's Cheque

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Closed For Renovations (2015-03-11)

Restaurant type

  • Bar,

Cuisine type

  • American Cuisine,
  • Italian,

Dishes

  • Vegetarian Cuisine,
  • Pasta,
  • Pizza,

Features

  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,

Atmosphere

  • Trendy,
  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Open Sunday,
  • Pool Table,
  • Event,
  • Big Screen Tv,
  • Satellite Tv,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Ratings & Reviews - Safari Bar and Grill

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    Caligirl
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    Very nice restaurant with delicious food and friendly service, excellent wine selection with many bottles from California.

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    Steinburg
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    Nice neighbourhood spot

    Safari has excellent food, although it is very casual the kitchen could be fine dinning when it comes to their specials. I recently had a Rack of Lamb and it was superb, my wife had the Market fish a which was Seabream, we started with Naked Thai Shrimp, very tasty. The wine list is outstanding with over 150 selections, very surprising for a casual local's hangout. Over all, very impressed.

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    Restaurantica12
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    A Fun and Tasty Place

    I recently visited Safari with my 3 friends and we had a great time. Each one of us enjoyed our meal, listened to good music, and then went upstairs to play pool. The place had a very cozy and welcoming atmosphere. I had the "Linguine Del Mare" which was a very delicious seafood dish with pasta. Overall, we had a great time and will be going back soon.

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    Restaurantica12
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    So much fun

    Went here for a friend's birthday party, we had dinner then went upstairs for pool and drinks. It turned into a dance party, they have an awesome sound system and the bartender let me plug in my iPod and play what ever I wanted, was so much fun, we all had a blast, bartender (Jamie) was the best, was dancing along with us and even turned on a disco/mirror ball! They even have ping pong as well as pool, we loved it

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    Restaurantica12
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    HORRIBLE PLACE

    This place was horrible. The food was disgusting and the waitress charged me for a drink that I returned without drinking. At the end of the night, they had my credit card on a tab and they returned it back to the WRONG person. How can you give it to the wrong person! When I asked if I could be refunded the amount or be given a discount because of the hassle I had to go through to get a new credit card, I was told by the Manager that he couldn't help me at all. The manager was horrible and walked away without helping. BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE - DO NOT GO THERE. They do NOT know how to run a business and be helpful to customers after they make mistakes.

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    Restaurantica12
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    Winterlicious 2012

    We've been to Safari numerous times in the past, and have yet to be surprised that this place hasn't received all the accolade it deserves. My fiance and I went for dinner tonight and ordered the following items from the Winterlicious menu: Appetizers: Butternut Squash Soup & Vegetable Spring Rolls Entrees: Char-Broiled Beef Medallions with Potatoes and Spinach (x2) Dessert: Apple Streudel and Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich The food was, as usual, exceptional. I wasn't too crazy about the soup (it needed a little bit of salt) but the balsamic reduction and leeks definitely upgraded it. My fiance's rolls were good, but he was put off by the cilantro (not a huge fan). The entrees were amazing and we basically cleaned our plates. As were the desserts. Our server was amazing and the atmosphere and staff were friendly and warm, which has been the custom. They also make awesome drinks (order the Caesar!) and their wine list is pretty stellar. GO GO GO!

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    Jennifer T
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    Funky Atmosphere - Great Food

    Safari has one of the best patios in Toronto! The food is consistently fresh & delicious and the staff is very friendly. Great place for a date or to book a party for a special occasion.

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    Restaurantica12
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    Delicious food!

    Had the coconut curry with my cousin here for dinner yesterday – it was awesome! I didn’t expect it to be so delicious but they did a really good job on it. I added the chicken for a few dollars extra and it went really well with the dish. My cousin chose the prime steak burger and she really enjoyed it. Great location and our server was pretty friendly also. Well done!

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    Restaurantica12
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    The USDA is PRIME!

    Me and the wife went to Safari after a 2 year absence after our twins were born. We persuaded the outlaws to look after our bandits cause we definitely needed a night out! Wanting to stay close to home, we went to Safari which was a regular hang out for me prior to starting our family. place looks the same, like a comfortable sweatshirt, could use a little updating, but still is friendly and local as ever. I had the New York Steak and it was awesome, as good as any high end steak house in the City, my wife went with the chicken wrap and said that it was as good as she remembered and our friends had the fish special and pizza, both enjoyed their meals. We went upstairs after to play pool and ran into a bunch of neighbourhood friends, had a great time, drank too much! Still a great place, was nice to see it busy and going strong.

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    Restaurantica12
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    Winterlicious 2011

    We have visited Safari after a friend highly recommended it, and were entirely thrilled with the experience. Much to our delight, we discovered that they were also taking part in Winterlicious 2011. We booked a table only a few hours before dinnertime (on Superbowl Sunday no less) and were greeted warmly and given our own table for two in a nice quiet corner, with softly lit candles around us. Our waitress was very warm and friendly and took care of us for the short time we were there (only an hour and a half). Our Caesars were DELICIOUS! We ordered the plum tomato salad and the Caesar salad as our starters, which were fairly nice. The real delight came with the entrees (steak and chicken supreme) ... OH. MY. GOODNESS. They were amazing. Goat cheese + chicken = HEAVEN! We ate everything on our plates. The dessert was amazing as well : ice cream and homemade butter tart. The ambience is amazing. I love, love, LOVE this place!!!

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    Restaurantica12
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    Friends ordered the Eggs Benedict and Big Diner choices. I heard they were excellent. The fresh warm banana bread came in three thick slabs with cinnamon cream cheese and raspberry compote. Very yummy, but a lot of banana bread. The fresh fruit that came with was very tasty, but a bit heavy on honeydew melon. The environment was pretty dark, and after our orders were received and delivered, we didn't get much attention. I guess the wait staff felt we were busy talking and didn't want to interrupt, but when a couple of us asked for hot beverages, I think she should have taken the opportunity to ask the others who hadn't ordered one if they were interested as well. It wasn't busy, which was nice, since we were free to stay as long as we wanted.

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    Restaurantica12
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    Excellent

    I don't normally take the time to do things like write a review of a restaurant but this place needs some recognition, because the food is excellent. I have driven past this place a million times and thought that we should finally give it a try. From the exterior it looks like a regular pub or roadhouse but it actually is so much more, who would have known that Safari has a Wine Spectator Award for it's unbelievable wine list. We had a bottle of Seghesio Zinfandel 2007, this wine is impossible to find and there it was along with a bunch of other iconic wines, total sleeper! All 4 of us agreed that the quality of the food is comparable to any of the "top rated" restaurants in the city but at half the price. I truly was impressed and will be back, just sorry it took us so long to try it.

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    Restaurantica12
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    What A Find!

    My boyfriend and I went here on a co-worker's suggestion, and we were not disappointed. The decor was really cute, what with faux-animal fur covers on the seats, brown bricks and indigenous-inspired artwork. While the service was a little off that day (I blame it on the bustling patio), I wasn't completely thrown off. The food was DELICIOUS. My biggest complaint might have to be the wait time. We both ordered wraps and salad and the wait was approx 35 minutes. A little ridiculous, but thankfully drinks and conversation were flowing. I would definitely head back there.

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    August 17, 2018

    First -rate food and service. E has a great time.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 27, 2018

    Consistant food quality and service. We were a group of 10. The meals were served st the same time and were accurate. We regularly go to Safari and highly recommend the restaurant.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 20, 2018

    We Will return... as always :-)

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    June 15, 2018

    We had a party in the billiard lounge. Service was excellent! They made sure we had everything we needed. Everyone had a great time. Would definitely have a party there again.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 14, 2018

    Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Really just had drinks and finger foods. I would definitely reserve there again in the future

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 15, 2018

    Food and service was good. The food is always good for a bar, but it's getting pricy at Safari.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    May 14, 2018

    Beat spot in the area ! Food was fantastic and service was great as well !

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 14, 2018

    I always enjoy my visit every time!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 10, 2018

    We were a hockey team and families. The staff were amazing at taking orders quickly and bringing food out quickly despite people constantly moving around. Exceptional level of service. Would love to come back and highly recommend this place to any large group.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 2, 2018

    Excellent experience, as always!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 29, 2018

    Amazing venue for a party of any kind!! Service went above and beyond and our charity event was a huge success!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 15, 2018

    Family affair. Remembrance to a dear friend. Cynthia, Chantal, Jess and Danny go the extra mile. What memories are made of. Thanks....Pat and Thomas

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 14, 2018

    Fabulous night

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 31, 2018

    Great experience! Thanks again!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 12, 2018

    Great spot. We would go back again

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 19, 2018

    Excellent service and atmosphere. We always love hosting our events on the second floor at Safari. There are pool tables and a bar. Staff are attentive, beer selection is great, and food menu is good. In the summer, we love their Sunday brunch menu and patio too.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 5, 2018

    all good for Dinner

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 5, 2018

    Delicious Winterlicious menu.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 27, 2018

    Our first time there... we all enjoyed

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 21, 2018

    I hosted my 30th birthday party at Safari in the 2nd floor billiards lounge. The atmosphere was excellent for family and friends to eat, drink, socialize, enjoy the hockey game on the projector screen and play some games. Good times had by all!! Excellent food and service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 20, 2018

    Another fantastic party for my daughter! Friends and family celebrated upstairs and had an amazing time yet again. Service and food were excellent! We will be back again soon.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 17, 2017

    Had a great birthday celebration. Our bartender was great as were the food and drinks!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 18, 2017

    Heating was turned off and took a while before we were warm. Samantha was a great server. Food was fantastic for a pub. Not your average pub fare! Great place to host a Christmas Party. Cheers

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 13, 2017

    This year we wanted to go somewhere close to home and office for the team's Holiday Party and Safari was #1 on everyone's list. We were treated to amazing service, a warm and relaxed atmosphere, happy staff and fast, delicious food. There was always a server right there when we needed one and our team left content and full of good food and appreciation. As the party organizer, it's always a bit agonizing trying to find a place where everyone feels at home, comfortable and well looked after. Thanks to the great team at Safari, we never had any doubts about the event - they made our office party work like magic! Once again, Safari was the best place to come for our group event. Thank you so much to the wait staff, bar tending staff, kitchen, special events organizers and management team. Everything went off without a hitch! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Janet, Mar and company

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 27, 2017

    We all had another Great time. Played pool, Dinner and drinks. Thanks John

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 26, 2017

    Another awesome brunch!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 27, 2017

    Thank you Safari Bar and Grill for making our party extra special with your amazing staff that was very attentive and helpful. Everything went smooth and all our guests had an incredible evening. I would definitely book our next private event at your restaurant. Excellent job!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 21, 2017

    great place to have a party the servers were amazing thank you for making the evening extra special

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 20, 2017

    Service was piompt and complete

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 10, 2017

    Chantelle service was outstanding. Sons 13th birthday gathering with a few friends. Some ping pong, appies, good food, amazing service. Well done Safari.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

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    Winterlicious 2017: Let's get you seated

    Winterlicious 2017: Let's get you seated

    $18 Lunch | $28 Dinner American, continental

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    Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

    Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

    Besides the ground floor restaurant, Safari boasts a second floor billiard room and lounge, and North Toronto’s largest heated outdoor patio. It serves a unique blend of great food, wine and speciality beers in a warm and inviting environment. Everything is made in-house using the freshest available local ingredients. Winterlicious menu options include grilled steak crostinis with braised mushrooms, grilled onion and a red wine-peppercorn pan jus; grilled Ontario chicken breast medallions; and a white chocolate and raspberry butter tart.

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    Winterlicious 2017: $18 lunches

    Winterlicious 2017: $18 lunches

    Safari takes pride in offering a unique blend of great food, wine and specialty beers in a warm and inviting environment in North Toronto. Every item on the menu, including all signature sauces, dressings and desserts, is prepared in-house using fresh local ingredients. Safari is comprised of a main floor restaurant, second floor billiard room and lounge, and is home to one of the city’s largest heated outdoor patios. Their Winterlicious lunch menu includes roasted butternut squash and apple soup, a chicken wrap, a market fish tempura taco wrap, vegetarian penne al forno, and peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream.

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