My wife and I had an anniversary dinner here. I liked the fact that it was a nice, French restaurant that didnt force you into a FixePrice. We were able to share appetizers and try more items off the menu. Wine by the glass was also quite reasonable. So, if you are looking for a value priced French meal in Saratoga with a very nice ambience, this is the place.
7/5/2012 12:00:00 AM
Excellent overall! We had
Excellent overall! We had the midweek special, (3 courses for $45 and no substitutions). Delicious and nicely presented. We were surprised at the ample portions. Friendly relaxed atmosphere, perfect for a special occasion.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Second time going and everything
Second time going and everything was wonderful both times. Had the chef's tasting menu, everything was very fresh and inventive.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We selected the 4-course prix
We selected the 4-course prix fixe menu. Food quality and presentation were generally excellent, although one second course (golden beet salad) was undistinguished. We were disappointed that the normally quiet and romantic dining room seems to be periodically invaded by the wealthy, self-absorbed Saratoga set with their uncontrolled kids - an issue not the fault of Sent Sovi, but of these particular guests. Self-focus to the point of ruining the experience of others appears to be a Silicon Valley disease.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went to Sent Sovi for my wife's
Went to Sent Sovi for my wife's birthday. Our reservation was on a Wednesday night, so the restaurant was far from capacity - I believe it would have been much busier on a weekend, or during summer. They had a nice menu option, where you chose between - I believe 7 - course pre-fix, or a choice of 3 of 4 selections. The food was delicious, the wine selection was impressive, and the personal touch was nice. The chef and owner came out after our meal and thanked us for dining there. We received a complimentary amuse-bouche before our meal, and all three courses were delicious. Didn't have any desert - due to being too full - but the ones they were carrying out to the other tables looked delicious. Will definitely make it back there one day.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I first tried the food in 2002 and I have eaten there 10 times since. Josiah and crew are usually flawless and this time was no exception. While our server this time was superb, service can be a bit spotty at times. Nonetheless the food is generally exciting and perfectly cooked and seasoned.
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
They are just good with fresh greens,very delicately added to every course.
The fish special was a great success, almost perfect!
Discovered also a great wine!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Four of us had dinner prior to the Boz Scaggs concert. We were seated outdoors on a lovely evening. The courtyard dining is quite nice. Service outstanding. Food even better. Can't recommend highly enough.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was Very Good!
Fabulous service. The soup, salad, wine, coffee, and desserts were excellent. Exquisite main course presentation, though the food itself - while good - won't leave you breathless. Again though, a fine overall experience, and we'd go back.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an amazing dinner at Sent Sovi! We chose the 3 course dinner with wine pairings. Everything was delicious from beginning to end! The service was excellent and the atmosphere was very intimate and romantic. Highly recommend!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time. We celebrated my wife's birthday. We both goth the 4 course meal with a wine pairing. I got the duck entree that was incredibile and the deserts were also very good. Serivce also was outstanding. Great place for a special occasion or if you can afford it - go every weekend!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, a bit formal
The food here was superb. My husband and I both greatly enjoyed our meals. He especially appreciated the duck he had as a main course, and I loved the pork loin with tomatoes and shallot jus. The service was superb. The only thing I can say against it was that it was too formal for this Seattle native.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely Saratoga's finest secret
This place is so perfect. Great food and service and atmosphere.
Fair price for one the best in Saratoga.
Chef is a gem.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Saratoga Gem!
We loved Sent Sovi. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary in this quaint, romantic restaurant at the quiet end of downtown Saratoga. We were graciously greeted by the friendly staff, and seated by the window, as requested. We thoroughly enjoyed our "tasting menu". The scallops and lamb were deliciously seasoned and cooked to perfection.
Josiah Sloan, the head chef and owner, visited our table and was truly interested in our opinion of the different courses. He is a very friendly and fun guy and definitely added to the ambiance of the evening.
Without a doubt, we will be back again!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was inventive and
The food was inventive and exceptionally delicious, as well as beautifully presented. There's really nothing negative to say about my dining experience.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice food but very expensive
We enjoy our dinner with a special discount (50%) and is all great. However we will not return and pay the full price ($75/per)
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just an all around wonderful experience. Service was great and the food was outstanding.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food - over the top service - felt very welcome
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive, but special
I took my husband to Sent Sovi for his birthday, and we had a lovely 4-course meal. The swordfish was especially delicious and beautiful. The restaurant is pricey (at least to us!), but the service and food was excellent. There were some nice touches (homemade rolls, delicious mustard, seriously good sauces), and the ambience was nice, although it wasn't very crowded (weeknight). The wine list had some wonderful choices, and the server was very helpful in his descriptions.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still amazing food 20 years
I had not been to Sent Sovi for at least 11 years....I remember that meal being excellent. Well, we had dinner on Saturday and were blow away at each dish! The service is personal and knowlegeable. The atmosphere is lovely - you cannot go wrong if you want a special dinner at Sent Sovi!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant Dining at its best
A wonderful restaurant for date night. Less a place for a quick meal - more for a dining experience.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
We returned for our anniversary to Sent Sovi where we went on a date a number of years ago. I ordered white roses for the table through Open Table and they looked wonderful on our corner table when we arrived.
We both ordered the Chef's tasting dinner. The marinated albacore tuna, scallops with corn and the lamb rib chops were delicious and artfully set on the plates. The corn and sauce with the scallop was our favorite.
We had a wonderful time.
And when I arrived home I discovered I had left my phone on the table. When I called, Josiah the Chef and Owner insisted on delivering it to my house, 20 minutes from the restaurant. That is great service.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great friendly service and food. Excellent for our anniversary. Thank you.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique menu, good food, well prepared and well presented. Pricey.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The host was very pleasant and warm, as well the service was excellent. The waiters were informant to what was being serve, just a great place.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good quality well balanced dishes. Server was knowledgeable and friendly. Really enjoyed our meal and hope to come back soon. I really like the basement wine bar which will bring us back for more casual gatherings!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to celebrate my husbands birthday. We had the six course tasting dinner and we were very glad we did. Each course is a tasty visual treat uniquely put together. The portion size for a tasting were good and arrived at our table at a great interval so that we were never too full. We wished that there could have been a full bar but we had a nice bottle of wine. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sent Sovi - Heaven Sent
Wonderful seasonal 6-course chef's tasting menu. So good, in fact, we're planning our next visit and bringing friends. Service was exceptional, the chef visited us tableside, the food was superb. We understand the new wine lounge is a great place to relax and enjoy some wine, beer and your choice of small or large plates. We're checking it out soon.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with my friend. The restaurant is cozy. We both did the chef tasting menu. I am vegetRian and gluten fee. The dishes were very tasty and the paired wine excellent. Parking on sat nite was difficult. Took us 15 min to park.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
a lovely dinner
used a travelzoo voucher for this visit. the chef's tasting menu was incredible and the wait staf was very attentive and knowledgable.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had the 6 course chef tasting menu. The food was not your usual restaurant fares, more like the Manresa kind of food. All the courses we had were good. The scallop was excellent. The lamb was tasty and I don't usually like lamb. Dessert was inventive. We had popcorn theme dessert with a popcorn mousse that tasted exactly like popcorn. The owner/chef came around to chat which was nice. We had been to Manresa several times and don't remember the chef coming out to chat. Service is not as attentive as Manresa but then there is a huge price difference. It is a small intimate/cozy restaurant and I would go back.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and wine pairings were spot on!
surprised how many people are comfortable with their electronic devices not only on the table but actively using them!
when did a high caliber dining place start tolerating this?!
if there is one thing I'd change about the experience it is the electronic use by the diners.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chef's tasting menu outstanding
My wife and I had the six course dinner (Travelzoo) and each dish was delicious. The marinated grapes was cool and pallet cleansing just before the lamb chop entree. When we go back, I'll include the wine pairing. My mistake was to go wine tasting across the street before dinner. I highly recommend this place for a romantic night out.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
very nice ambience, very helpful
very nice ambience, very helpful server . . . did excellent job explaining the menu options, was very patient and engaged with us. cheese board selection was wonderful. overall food was excellent. We (my wife and i) will return for sure. good for special occaision.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service,
Great food, great service, but they should have let us know that the whole dining room was reserved for a party, so we will be seated in a (remote) wine bar,
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM