The food was great. Very creative
The food was great. Very creative and good portion size. Don't skip dessert!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food well prepared
Excellent food well prepared and presented. Dining area was a bit empty however. Will be back though.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried Sabio for the first time with another couple on a quiet Sunday night - only two other tables had diners that evening. Our server was prompt, courteous, and attentive. Good wine list and a well stocked bar (although my first choice of bourbon was out, they suggested an even better one!). The four of us shared an appetizer - tempura shrimp special which was perfect. We should've ordered more. My wife ordered the daily vegetarian plate and raved. One ordered the chicken Marsala, which she loved, especially the marscapone whipped potatoes. i had the duck, as did my friend, which we agreed was the best in town - perhaps the best we can ever remember having! We finished with the tiramisu which was a huge piece! Delicious. 5 stars!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always an excellent dining choice
We have never been disappointed dining at Sabio's. The food and service is excellent. You can dine in or out. There is no smoking on their patio, so those of us who do not smoke can enjoy dining outside.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful evening at Sabio.
My party of 4 lucked out and ate on the patio at Sabio on a beautiful and COOL summer June evening. They have a great patio. 3 people in my group had the Cod evening special and all loved it. I had scallops from menu. Scallops were cooked and seasoned well on a bed of whipped potatoes. Was very good. But perhaps best part of my meal was the salad. Unusual presentation of fried tomatoes, greens, tomatoes, goat cheese, vinaigrette was delicious. Service was very good, but it was an unusually slow evening. I've eaten there on 3 previous occasions and the place was packed. So I hope their business is still good.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
When you settle up your bill at this restaurant, you will be paying primarily for the food. The atmosphere was nice but lacked the warmth/ambiance that some fine-dining and casual fine-dining establishments possess. With that said, the quality of the food warrants the higher priced menu.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I ate there for her birthday. Wonderful staff that was very friendly and very attentive. The food was amazing! The atmosphere was perfect. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion. We will be back.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect dinner date!
Sabio came as a personal recommendation. However, I went online reading reviews by others who have visited, and the negative comments made me hesitant on going. HOWEVER, I am so glad we decided to go anyway. There was nothing to complain about, except the sirens as they went by. We sat on the patio experiencing perfect weather, perfect tasting, melt-in-your-mouth food, great atmosphere, and awesome service. Although we don't usually get dessert, we did this night. Even that was perfect! The restaurant is in a converted old elementary school, that is wonderfully and tastefully done. Don't let any negative comments you may read scare you away. We almost did and would have missed out on our new favorite restaurant!
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very enjoyable evening
We met the owner/chef on our way into the restaurant. He made a recommendation for our meal, which turned out to be excellent.
We look forward to returning on our next visit to Lexington.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The limited menu was at first off-putting but I found several things that looked good. The lamb sandwich with olive. taps add was. great. The prices were in general expensive and so not a place to lunch daily.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had to make a last-minute reservation while out of town when our original restaurant had a water main break. We rolled the dice and chose Sabio and were we ever pleased. Excellent service, wonderful food and quite reasonably priced. Quaint ambiance in a historic building. We couldn't get a seat outside because of our last minute reserve but our indoor seating was nice, in the bar area. Not noisy. Excellent service from Kristin. We've found a new favorite
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely a wonderful find while visiting Lexington! Food was amazing!!!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch under the trees
Perfect weather, nice outdoor seating, light menu for brunch. Service was excellent, food upscale and priced very moderately. Would rec. this to anyone seeking a quiet romantic setting
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The scallops were perfectly prepared and delicious. Others in our party described the duck as the "best ever". The restaurant is lively, the staff attentive, but not overly so, and the decor is refreshingly eclectic. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Lexington experience
The building is beautiful. The food was excellent and it's presentation was beautiful as well. It was a very slow night at the restaurant inside, as most people chose to be seated outside on the patio. We sat inside because the building is so pretty.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant surprise.
Very glad we tried Sabio's and will definitely be back. They are the best restaurant in the downtown Lexington area that we have ate at in a long time. The food was delicious! Both of us ate every morsel on the plates for salad, entree, and dessert. Just the right portion sizes and not overpriced like some upscale places may be. We sat on the patio and could not have asked for a better night out. Thank you Sabio's, we had a great time!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Excellent Dining Experience
As expected, the food was great, service and ambiance the same. We have come to expect this from Sabio. (It's also the perfect spot to go before or after a massage at Lexington Massage Center! Great gift package! (Sure beats dinner and a movie.)
8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I wanted to try something new. We found this on Open Table. We took our college-age son and his room mate. We all had different dishes; scallops, lamb chops, duck and veggie pasta. We all had a little of each. Incredible meal and beautiful presentation.
Extremely creative and incredibly tasty. We shared salads and and had some of their homemade ice cream and it was a wonderful night.
We willbe going back and if it is this good again, it will get 5 stars for consistency.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is awesome and portions are very generous given its a fine dinning restaurant.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the price
Heard about Sabio via Lexington Herald places to eat issue. Perfect amount of time to wait for the food, beautiful presentation, great selection, friendly service. It was a great experience. Will definitely go back for another special occasion. A bit pricey for us for just an evening out.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had friends in from NY and Italy. They were impressed. The wait staff was great and even accommodated a special request. The wine and bourbon selections were fine. The meal was fantastic - some of the better calimari I've ever had. The portions were just right. I would sit at the table outside closest to the street - it got noisy. We definitely will be back
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visited Sabio during a long weekend to Lexington. I selected the restaurant from a list on Open Table after reviewing the ratings and could not have asked for a better experience. The food, drinks, and ambiance were wonderful. Easy walk from our hotel downtown in a quiet neighborhood. Scallops and lamb were delicious. Service was great, attentive but not intrusive. Would definitely return if ever in Lexington again.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never having been to Sabio we made reservations on Open Table for just prior to a concert at Rupp. The staff called us soon thereafter and asked if we wanted to sit inside or on the patio. It was a nice day so we chose to eat outside. It was very nice. The patio is surrounded by a wall of bushes for privacy with an outdoor fireplace. The foot was excellent. We loved the appetizers so much we ended up ordering three of them and just splitting a meal. Everything was excellent. You'll love the scallops.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service in a beautiful old schoolhouse. There were four in my party and all of us were pleased. I look forward to returning.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the chic style, love "detention" the bar, love the food, the atmosphere, servers, drinks, and location!
Just doesn't get better!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sabio Dinner Lexington
Beautiful presentation from starter to dessert. Some quality by-the-glass wine selections. Perfectly cooked scallops and lamb, sauces and dressing all well done and consistent. Only critique, very selfish with their use of beets in the apple/beet salad and little too much red onion.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable evening with great
Enjoyable evening with great food and super service.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sabio's is a gem
We have consistently had an excellent experience at Sabio's. The food is always perfectly prepared, interesting, and the presentation is nicely done. The service is always just right. The wait staff is courteous, pleasant, and seems to always know just the right speed of things. The wine list is excellent. This has become our favorite place to dine in Lexington.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sabios at Dudley square
Very good dining experience. It was noisy but everyone was having a good time. The service was a little lacking but the food and the choices were very good.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful time dining
Had a wonderful time dining at Sabio! Excellent food and cocktails! Lovely building and great for large group. Will definitely be going back!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
sabio a wise choice
We loved sabio. Good food, quiet dining experience.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food! Great Service!
Lamb Chop, Duck, and Grilled Mahi Mahi are all delicious. Generous Portion. Homemade ice-cream( especially Lavender Honey) is unbelievably good.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am from out of town and was in Lexington for an event. A group of us dined at Sabio on a Saturday night. The staff was friendly, the menu was fantastic, our waiter was great. The place has an energetic atmosphere. It was a mix of people from casual to a formal group. Great for our group of 6 and would be a fun place for a date... Whatever the occasion. I give Sabio 5 stars
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect end to the Bourbon Chase
We had a large group (13), and Sabio was about the only place willing to accommodate us during a busy, event-filled weekend. (We found Sabio and made the group reservation via Opentable.com.) We're glad we did. Great food, even better service, and elegant ambiance. The only reason for the "energetic" noise level was the noise from our group. Otherwise, it was quite quaint. We'd describe the menu as more comfort food, with a twist. It was exactly what we needed after the Bourbon Chase. Thank you Sabio!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Dining Experience
I took my friend out to dinner at Sabio to celebrate her birthday. Both of us were extremely pleased with the restaurant. The menu had a variety of wonderful appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts. I particularly recommend the escargot -- undoubtedly the most delicious I have ever had. I definitely will return to Sabio!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was in Lex three nights last
Was in Lex three nights last week and ended up at Sabio twice.......it was so good Thurs night we went back Sat night as well. Good wine list, reasonably priced. Wok charred green bean app was amazing.......Entrees were great and we tried just about everything on the menu between both nights.......hands down, my new Favorite in Lexington
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food with great service
Chose Sabio for a birthday dinner with friends. The service was exceptional. The waiter was very attentive and knowledgable on proper etiquette. Apple and beet salad blew my socks off. The lobster tart was a bit heavy and too large for a starter. Scallops, shrimp gnocchi, and tenderloin were fab. Desserts are one of the highlights of the menu and don't forget the bread which is baked to order and is to die for.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent,beautifully presented food in a gorgeous setting
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was out of this world! Fresh ingredients with excellent flavors.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my second trip to Sabio's and both experiences were excellent. The food quality and presentation were fantastic. The food prices, while high, are consistent with other fine dining experiences in the area. My only comment is I think the wine prices are somewhat high in comparison to other restaurants and for some of the varieties offered. The same variety can be purchased elsewhere for less per glass.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
First visit. Sunday brunch. Everyone had different entrees - all four were very tasty and attractively prepared. Salmon eggs Benedict was outstanding as was French toast. Service a bit desultory, but not to the detriment of the overall experience.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
8 of us had brunch there & we loved it. Great service, beautiful decor, very clean, wonderful variety of food.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Dinner at Sabio's..... won't
.... be the last. The menu was clever. The service was customized for my request. When I wanted to substitute asparagus for a starch it was granted for my entree. when I wanted ice cream divided for two people it was granted. The portion sizes were not gigantic which is what I want when I go out to a restaurant. I wish to sample different items without being served ridiculous ly sized portions. In summary Sabio's was delightful. It was my first time, but it will not be my last.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, food, & atmosphere!
We had another excellent experience at Sabio this weekend. Our server was attentive and very knowledgable about the menu and specials. The food was also great, including the Scallops and the Chicken Marsala. I recommend Sabio to anyone looking for a special evening out.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We stopped by on our way to the spa for a nice brunch.
The bloody mary's were great, and the lamb sandwhich was truly wonderful.
Afterall, Jesus loves the lamb...
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good, but loud
The food and service were very good. I had the duck, and it was good. The calamari tasted good, but were not crunchy because they were sitting in sauce (would rather have dipping sauce on side). The ambiance, however, was not very good. The music was too loud to carry on a conversation in a mostly empty restaurant and the decor is a bit odd. But I'd definitely go back and try it again.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
My First Date!!
I chose this location for a first date. I'm glad I did. Nice atomosphere as well as being able to hear each other talk. Love to make this our anniversary spot!!!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable Dining Experience
First time at Sabio at Dudley Square and thoroughly enjoyed an excellent dinner. I had the duck which was cooked to perfection and my spouse had the shrimp gnocchi which was rich and flavorful. Both meals were excellent. The chocolate fondant dessert was the perfect end to a great meal. My wife had the white chocolate cheesecake which was very different from the usual cheesecake. It had an oreo crust ; the velvety texture and flavorful sauce made it a delectable dessert. The service was excellent, we were never felt hurried. The charm of the building makes for a delightful ambiance . It is definitely on our schedule for a return trip.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Times to re--visit Dudley Square!
Finally, a new restaurant that makes you want to go back to Dudley Square. Terrific food- both the filet mignon and the halibut special were perfectly cooked, interesting and a bit different without being odd, and absolutely delicious. Desserts were fabulous as well. The service was great, and our only complaint was that we were too full to finish dessert.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT evening - thank you Sabio!
I attended my first meal last week at Sabio with a group from my office, and it was a fantastic experience! The wait staff is very attentive, the food is superb, the drinks were yummy and the ambiance was just perfect. We sat outside on the patio which was more than half full, and the noise level was fine - there were no issues. We ordered appetizers and the lobster mac & cheese was absolutely perfect! I had the filet which was cooked to perfection - one of my coworkers had pasta, another had seafood and they raved about the meal as well. Overall, I have to say I cannot wait to return!
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM