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Sambucas On Church

489 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C6, Canada
+1 416-966-3241
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“mussels” (12 reviews)
“lamb shank” (8 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
489 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best all purpose choice in the Village. Our group of 20 was accommodated without fuss and with efficiency and courtesy. As you may guess, with a party 20, we covered the menu with no complaints heard. Why bother with elsewhere, fewer choices and lesser quality.

Thank Michael33776
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated our 18th anniversary at Sambucas last summer and really enjoyed the experience. Delicious food and excellent service.

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Since recently, I have been a regular customer at Sambukas on weekday and weekend evenings. Extremely friendly and competent service, excellent food, pretty affordable - what else would you expect!

Thank RjToronto101
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This lovely restaurant is looking increasingly likely to be my regular go-to place in the neighbourhood that I have recently moved to. Reasonably priced good food and wine list, coupled with friendly service.

Thank mkhaki2016
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This place cooks it the way you like it. Low sodium? Fine! No butter on that? Fine! Great menu too! Fresh pizza, pasta, etc. Fresh fish specials. Try it.

Thank Michellegiardine
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Fairly Priced,Quick, Delicious and cheerful are the best words I can use to describe this restaurant! To be honest we missed our reso at another restaurant and stumbled across Sambucas on Church! The staff are friendly, we were quickly seated! Service was fast! Food was...More

Thank Cezar B
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve been to this restaurant many times and it’s consistently good. The last time was Halloween night; they were filled to capacity but service remained smooth and as always, friendly. All three dishes off the price fixed menu were excellent. Really good value for the...More

Thank Rural321
Reviewed 31 October 2017

How very appropriate to begin the food portion (a somewhat chunky lemon slightly spoiled the effect of the Grey Goose martini opener) with a generous order of PEI mussels, just a few hours after attending a Tafelmusik concert that aptly commemorated Canada’s sesquicentennial. Like the...More

Thank S. James W
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We ate here and were seated by the window which gave us a nice view of Church street. Fast and friendly service from our waitress. Lots of great choices on the menu so we both had different panini sandwiches, both were delicious and large so...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I took two friends who were visiting from Vancouver to Sambucas On Church for dinner mid-week. The prix-fixe three course menu is a very good deal, the food was good and the service attentive. As we wanted to 'catch up' after several years, it was...More

Thank Stan G
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 489 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-966-3241
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