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

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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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    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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    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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    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

    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

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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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