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1749 Avenue Rd, North York, ON M5M 3Y8
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Opening at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours *Holiday 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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    April 1, 2019

    Thank you very much to Jessica and the whole Safari Staff for making our Branch outing a great time and wonderful experience. You were all very accommodating and helpful with setting up the event. Everyone had a blast and all of us at TD (Avenue and Brookdale) thank you all for a wonderful evening. TD Bank

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 18, 2019

    Great Service, good food and a real fun atmosphere.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 26, 2019

    This was a great event for me. Your staff was awesome. I will definitely recommend to anyome

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 24, 2019

    We hosted a party for 60 people. Making arrangements was very simple and Jessica was very responsive and accommodating. We used the upstairs; atmosphere was fun with pool tables and music. Buffet style food was well prepared and tasty but replenishing the food was a bit slow. Biggest concern was that the only bathroom at Safari was upstairs so we had people walking through the party throughout the evening. We had an open bar and were a bit worried about bathroom goers stopping for a drink. In our situation, there was another private party downstairs; otherwise they suggested giving our guests wristbands. I would recommend for a casual gathering

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 18, 2019

    We were in the upstairs lounge for a family gathering. Everyone had a great time -- playing pool and ping-pong and darts. Service was friendly and attentive, and food was very good. We'll definitely be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 15, 2019

    Luv this place!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 3, 2019

    Always enjoy our evenings at Safari.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 13, 2019

    Great neighborhood hangout. The food is fresh and delicious. I had the tribal salad, others had the wings, fish taco wrap and steak, which were all very good. Everyone one was helpful, but felt service was a bit slow at times. We were there on a Sat. at 6p.m. and it did get busier around 7. We had to ask another waiter to get us dessert menus. The desserts were refined and yummy. I recommend the flourless chocolate cake. I didn't know pool tables could be reserved. It would be great when booking your reservation if you are asked if you want to book a pool table. They should allow for reserving a few online with your reservation.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    December 30, 2018

    This was my end of year holiday lunch for my staff and it couldn't have been any better. Everything was wonderful. The servers were great and the food was excellent. Thank you

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 28, 2018

    Great team party!! Service was excellent!!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 23, 2018

    Awesome service and food! Thank you to everyone at Safari!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 17, 2018

    Always a great and friendly place for a company dinner!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 14, 2018

    Great venue for our holiday party!! The service was great and they accommodated to all of our requests.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 9, 2018

    We have been going to Safari once a week for the past 13 years. We decided to have our anniversary party for 75 there recently and let me tell you that the entire experience was incredible! The staff, the atmosphere and of course the chicken wraps were second to none. Looking forward to spending many more happy times there.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 25, 2018

    Thank you for facilitating our Xmas party event. We had a great time. Staff was very accommodating and super friendly. The party food choices were great and enjoyed by all. Highly recommend!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 25, 2018

    Very attentive and responsive service. Good casual atmosphere and fun but the 2 parties at once where a little challenge as people from the other party kept encroaching on our party including our pool and ping pong tables. There should b a better separation. Other than that it was great. Great food

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 19, 2018

    Excellent service and food at the Safari for our holiday get together. Thanks Safari!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 30, 2018

    We celebrated my daughter's birthday with some of her closest friends (:)) and the girls had a fantastic time in the upstairs area reserved for her. Service was perfect!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 17, 2018

    the service was outstanding - everything was as requested and our server was so very pleasant and helpful. I would definitely recommend for any function.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 28, 2018

    Andrea and Jessica were great in helping not only with the meal, but having the gang play pool afterwards

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 28, 2018

    I found the salad was a bit smal for the price. Bread would have been nice.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    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

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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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