Celebrating major BirthdayIf you're looking for something unique, this is the place. Dinner takes a long time so I would not recommend if you have restless children, we were celebrating a 60th Birthday so it didn't matter. For us, spending 3 hours dining and drinking white Sangria on a beautiful night and a lovely patio – perfect. The food and the service were excellent! Sharing several small dishes is fun and makes for a very entertaining dining experience. The dates wrapped in bacon is a must – sounds crazy but we had to order a second plate!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSteve O is a great waiter!Steve O is a great waiter! Good food and nice ambience!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I have been goingMy wife and I have been going to Meson Sabika for years and still love it.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect AmbianceWent with a few friends and sat outside on the patio. The ambiance was perfect, the wait staff was incredible and the food was delicious! The red sangria absolutely stole the show though :). Perfect night!!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat overall experienceThe ambiance and service were very good. The food choices and tapas style is a superb idea because it gives the individual time to digest and talk, which creates a nice comfortable social atmosphere. The bartender was polite and friendly. The wait staff were polite and knowledgeable. The food was prepared well. Personally, I prefer a bit more richness to the sauces and while the food was very, very good, I was waiting for the one dish which would really knock me out. In closing the food and/or sauce/s could have been a bit more spicy or sweet depending on the dish. Besides that one small factor, my dining experience was excellent. Thank you manger T.J and waiter Hugo!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNice night outFirst time for tapas. Great good. Nice atmosphere.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMeson Sabika was an absolutelyMeson Sabika was an absolutely great experience. It was my first time ever at a Tapas restaurant and it did not disappoint. The food was all phenomenal and the drinks and deserts were very good. It is a great place for a romantic date night or just a casual date night. The only issue I had was that it was sometimes difficult to understand our server when we asked for suggestions however he was definitely enthusiastic and tried to be helpful. He was just a little difficult to understand and made my first experience with a tapas place a little more difficult. Highly recommend.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat AmbienceI made reservations for the six of us for lunch. All requests were honored and the outdoor seating area was perfect for our group. We lingered over lunch without feeling rushed. The service was spotty probably due to more than expected patrons on a perfect spring day. That certainly didn't jeopardize the quality of our meal. We all remarked that we couldn't wait to return.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery comfortable patio. WeVery comfortable patio. We ordered a few things and weren't thrilled with our choices. Then we asked the waiter to point out some of their best items and we did much better.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMeson Sabika,, Great Spanish TapasMeson Sabika.. Great for an evening just for two.. or a wedding party. We ordered two cold tapas and sangria to start. Sangria was great and kept us pleasantly buzzed throughout the evening. The two cold tapas were delicious and whet our appetite. Two more hot tapas, two more.. and a final two, and we were stuffed. Everything we ordered was well cooked and beautifully flavored. We quite enjoyed our evening out.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways EnjoyableThe service and the food are always a treat and the outdoor patio is lovely. Whether its for a business dinner, a celebration with friends or a romantic evening this is a wonderful restaurant. Favorites of course the bacon wrapped dates. I must have them every time I visit.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA great restaurant !!!I've never written a restaurant review before this. It was a wonderful dining experience. I placed a request for a quiet area where we could talk easily while dining. The location was ideal, the grounds were beautiful and our waitress was very well informed and very friendly. I just let her select the Tapas for us and every one was delicious. We talked and ate for nearly four hours and the restaurant was accommodating the entire time. What a gem.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome ambience!!The service was excellent. Definitely recommend it for special occasions. The sunday brunch is highly suggested for a foodie, as one can explore many tapas creation during the buffet. The ambience is truly beautiful and the outdoor seating area on a cool day is just perfect!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant and RomanticThe food was great as always, wonderful ambience and reasonably priced.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Family ExperienceDefinitely the place to take out of town guests! Whether you are dining with adults or adults & kids, this is a great place to take everyone!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSomething for EveryoneThe great thing about tapas is that it can be enjoyed by groups that include meat lovers, seafood lovers, vegetarians, and especially my particular affiliation, people who love good food but struggle with decisions. No need to sacrifice quality for variety here.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic Spanish Tapa ExperienceFriday night crowds and live flamenco music and dancing enhanced the authentic tapa sampling experience. We loved the beef tenderloin and empanadas de buey. Our friends loved the patatas bravas which we found a little to spicy. The gazpacho was awesome as was the shrimp bisque. The rainbow trout was awesome. We also had a lobster casserole that was just fair.
The service was great. All in all a great experience, and be prepared to have some favorites and some not so much, but sampling is so much fun!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMStaff issuesI made reservations at this establishment 2 days prior to my celebration. The reservation was for 12 people, including myself. Upon arrival, I was pleasantly surprised to find our table set and ready to go. The room that the table was in was the closest room to the front door, not suitable for a large party in my opinion. The atmosphere felt stuffy and cramped. When asked to please add 3 more chairs, the hostess looked at me as if it was an issue. As did the wait staff. I happen to be a supervisor at a moderately upscale restaraunt and know that add ons are never a problem. Especially in the case of a large party spending a copious amount of money. My experience was not ideal, nor was the staff. Food was incredible. Atmosphere sub par.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyableFood was good. Enjoyed the atmoshpere. Enjoyed the brunch. Some items were by order from the menu. Service was slow for these items.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food, Good AmbienceThe food at Meson Sabika is excellent. We look forward to old favorites (like the bacon-wrapped dates) and new tapas. This time I had some steak with blue cheese and a pomegranate reduction. Nice. The restaurant is in a fantastic old house, with high ceilings, inset oak furnishings, and oriental rugs. The outside seating (when the weather warms up) is delightful for a evening of Sangria and tapas. An enormous 100+ yr old oak stands guard over the patio, and the road is far enough away you can hear crickets and birds in the green space around the restaurant. Meson Sabika also has a very nice selection of Spanish wines.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely incredible!Great atmosphere, great service, great food!! Tried 6 different Tapas, all were exceptional but favorite was the baked salmon and goat cheese! Try the red Sangria for sure, no need to start with a glass get a pitcher right away! Had a great time, will definitely be back~6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat date nightMy wife and I had a wonderful night out. The food was spectacular and the sangria was great. Depsite being busy the food was spaced perfectly, we didn't feel rushed and the atmosphere was great. Highly recommended.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDining experience at Meson SabikaI brought my parents to Meson Sabika to celebrate their anniversary. The food was absolutely amazing. The service was fair however. It was difficult to get our waiter over to our table to order and they kept bringing the wrong food items to our table. They even missed a couple of the items we ordered. The food made up for the service and was absolutely AMAZING!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great timeThe soft-shelled crab special was excellent. Nice meal and good service. The Spanish cheese and Apple plate is a must.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this placeGood food, good wine, good ambience, good service, good neighborhood, what else can u ask for!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing FoodThe food is absolutely amazing! Gives you the opportunity to try new things, share different foods with friends, and sample a variety of smaller meals instead of just one entree.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMQuaint place- Great a ladies lunchBeautiful maintained mansion and grounds perfect for pictures. Food was tasty and the chef accomodated our request for making modifications to certain dishes. Tapas are pefectly sized and priced for 2 people.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot for a celebrationThis is a great spot for a celebration or a visit with friends - the food is great, the service very reliable and the opportunity to relax in a fun, energetic atmosphere is a treat.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Our FavoritesMy wife and I ate at Meson Sabika t celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We have been there many times before and the atmosphere is always romantic. It was a rainy evening so we did not get to eat outside. That is a shame because their patio is one of the best around. The food was great - we sampled a number of hot and cold tapas from stuffed red peppers to almb tenderloin to seared sea scallops and each was delicious. My wife was so full she passed on dessert, but I enjoyed my favorite expresso creme brulee. We couldn't recommend them higher5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!This was our first time to Mason Sabika to celebrate our anniversary. What a great place, fantastic food, excellent service. We will be back for sure.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't miss when you come here!They discovered the magic a long time ago, and haven't lost it. The variety is unbelievable and everything I have ever had here is wonderful. The service is indulgent without being oppressive, and all the dining rooms are really nice. What can I say? I have been coming here for decades. There is trendy, and there is good. This place is REALLY good.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMTapas TerrificasWe went to Meson Sabika for our 13 year anniversary. When it comes to eating out, my wife and I go by the motto, if we can prepare it at home (with little effort), it had better be prepared in a way we had never done or downright outstanding. This place has great tapas, some really unique flavor combinations, really great atmosphere (even a banquet hall for weddings) inside and outside, the wait staff was attentive yet unobtrusive and the prices were good. Additionally, when they knew it was for our anniversary, they were particularly attentive. Well done.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good!We love this place. The menu always has some of our favorites, and there's daily specials to try. The service is quite good, considering the number of patrons and the many different rooms for dining (it's an old mansion modified for dining). If you like Sangria, have a pitcher of it here. TASTY,5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, service, and settinThe restaurant is set in an old mansion built in the 1800s. It is suitable for larger parties and for romantic meals. There is outdoor seating when the weather is good. The food is served in small portions, so the idea is that you can try a wide range of items from the menu and share. The table is set with a stack of small plates and extra forks to make sharing easier. I recommend the crepe rellena made with goat cheese, pine nuts, and apples to start. Our waiter provided excellent service and helped pick and excellent white wine from spain. Because it was a Friday night, there was a flamenco dancer who danced around the tables accompanied by guitar. A really wonderful meal and experience.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant Setting - Friendly staffMy wife and I celebrated our 33 year anniversary at Meson Sabika in one of the beautiful dining rooms. The white table cloths, large windows and classic crown molding provided an elegant setting. The selection of cold and hot Tapas along with a huge wine list offered ample choices. Our server was very knowledgeable and offered some suggestions which we loved. The desert choices were wonderful... we shared a hot chocolate cake with caramel ice cream. The preservation of this historic home and the tranquil grounds made this evening a memorable time. We highly recommend this restaurant and plan to return for other occasions.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. Service couldFood was great. Service could have been better, but it was a very busy night, and I don't really blame the waiter. It was nice that the other waiters/bussboys helped out as they forgot to get us bread. Overall, the service was ok, though they were too busy to be attentive. The noise level was very high -- we could hardly hear each other. It could have been the acoustics of the old converted mansion as there were probably only about 30 to 40 people in the small room we were in. The mansion has other rooms for other tables, as well as upstairs and a banquet area for opulent weddings.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSat outside and it was greatI have been to Mason Sabika several times and I find the inside to be a bit noisy and crowded. Sitting outside was fabulous.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for me and my coworkersMy coworkers and I are nature lovers as we work in a nature shop and are all certified bird specialist. The outdoor setting was the perfect place for us. We were able to easily accommodate the vegetarians and omnivores alike. The serves was outstanding and the grounds were beautiful. Thank you.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden Gem in the CityAs we left the restaurant, my daughter and I both commented we felt as though we were at a resort when we discovered Meson Sabika. I traveled over 100 miles to meet my son and daughter for brunch. The outside venue is fabulous and there was adequate seating for large groups as well. And while I was a bit disappointed because Meson Sabika's ad had boasted excellent tapas, I was pleasantly surprised by the presentation and diversity of their brunch. You won't be disappointed with the faire at Meson Sabika. It was definitely worth the trip!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticAll around this was a great dining experience. We went for anniversary dinner and told them ahead of time on opentable reservation. They had a card on the table congratulating us ao you know they had there act together. We sat within seconds of walking in and the waiters were extremely attentative. Nothing bad to say could have sat there for hours and hours. We can't wait to go back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent DiningAn excellent and well prepared portions ordered. I was glad from our server in mentioning should we place an order for paellas that the wait time would be longer.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a fun or special night!I've been there three times now and the food is always amazing!! Lots of variety on the menu to choose from and there's no choice but to leave plenty full! This last time was to celebrate our wedding anniversary and another couple's, our waiter brought out a complimentary glass of sparkling wine/champagne for our special occasion, which really added a nice touch to our night! Ambiance is great and location...definitely plan to make many more visits here in the future for dinner and/or lunch!!! :)5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA great experience and wonderfulA great experience and wonderful food. Only issue was when it started to lightly rain and our server made us go inside (after the rain stopped) though other tables were able to stay outside. We eventually got to go back outside, but it was strange. Thanks for a great experience, Mason Sabika!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTo many tablesLove your place, but you have to many tables in the rooms. Not much privacy, hard to move. Especially during buffet ( went there for Mother's day ), when we need to walk to buffet. And the waiters walking between tables with those big overfilled trails...scary!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!Always an enjoyable experience at Meson Sabika - great food, spectacular brunch!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SangriaMson Sabika is a classic tapas restaurant with great red sangria! Great for a group, being able to order different things and try a little of each. Our waiter was great in directing us to which items to order. Our favorites were the goat cheese with red sauce and toast as well as the beef with caramelized onions and horseradish sauce. YUM!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great!We've been here just a few times, but as always, the service, food and scenery was wonderful. We were seated in an upstairs room and it was still really great service. Food was great - everything I've tried here has always been really solid. And portions sized plenty for 4 people to have a taste of everything.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and phenomenalFantastic food and phenomenal watiers! A memorable time was had by all. We will return.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to go with friendsMeson Sabika is one of our favorite places in Naperville. We love tapas style dining. You can try so many different items and everyone gets a taste. We always bring out of town guests there for a special time.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choiceJust being inside or on the grounds of this mansion is a treat. Many tapas choices, most reasonably priced, and easy to share. Chocolate cake dessert is worth a visit here. Service was great. Easy to find in Naperville, and plenty of parking. Go for a special occasion, or just go for the fun of it.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AM