Being a Spanish restaurant,
Being a Spanish restaurant, I was surprised to find out that they do not offer cava in their wine list. Had prosecco instead! Ordered an entree portion of their paella but was served in a tiny dish. 'Twas rather hard to manage all the shellfish on my plate. Other than these 2 issues, everything went well. Everybody in my party seemed to enjoy their food. Their house cab is excellent, btw. And oh, the brownie with bacon bits is absolutely to die for!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server Amanda was terrific.
Our server Amanda was terrific. Her knowledge of the menu along with drink information perfect.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
They changed the menu and
They changed the menu and dropped some key staples of Spanish tapas, which I find disappointing. But everything was very good.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic food and ambiance
We hadn't been there in quite awhile. For one, the food was good, but not great, and I only go there if the weather is pleasant enough to eat outside as the noise level is atrocious inside. Their menu had some of the old favorites, but also a number of new dishes. Absolutely everything we tasted was amazing. Crab cakes - delish. The raw beef was tender and fabulous. The mushroom risotto was creamy and perfect cooked, with just a hint of crunch. The Thai curry mahi-mahi was delightful, and the pork belly tender and perfect. We also had the Caesar salad, which while tasty, was way over dressed. Definitely wouldn't suggest that or maybe ask them to go minimal on the dressing. The service wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at Sabore and we
First time at Sabore and we were not disappointed. We very much enjoyed the shareable apps and the entrees were very good too. The service (Jerry) was fantastic. A definite repeat.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious & Reasonable
After frantically searching for a resturant in the Gainesville area to celebrate a Graduation, I stumbled upon Sabore. It is a great find,
5 minutes west of I-75. We had to book an early reservation due to our last minute reservation. Thus we were in time for $5.00 martini's at happy hour. We sampled several, including the pear martini and jalepeno martini. Started the meal with salads which the server graciously offered to split. Followed with several starters, including crab cake sliders. These were wonderful and refreshing. If you order the Kobe Beef sliders, hold the sauce as it was too heavy handed for us. Split several dinners, all under $20.. Bacon brownie & ice cream for dessert. Yummy dinner, we'd return again.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saboré is on par with many large city eateries. The quality is top-notch, and the service is great. I left very, very impressed.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Graduation Dinner
We were looking for a restaurant in which to celebrate a graduation and were a little apprehensive about the restaurant in Tioga with the funny name - but boy were we pleasantly surprised. Our very friendly and knowledgeable waitress recommended that we eat Tapas style - something I was not familiar with, but it sounded like a good idea. The menu offers smaller, shareable dishes as well as larger dishes meant more for a single person. We had a party of eight and selected 2 each of probably 6-8 of the smaller offerings. We then cut these smaller dishes up into smaller portions yet and shared them among everyone. . All the items we selected were excellent and everyone had more than enough to eat. Total bill $163 w/champagne - perfect.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
No place like it in the Gainesville area; menu is very appealing and covers many appetites. Decor is really fun; staff so
Friendly and knowledgable as to the food selections. You won't be sorry you went there!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sabore on a Saturday night. I thought the dress code would be dressy for a place that charges over 15-20 a plate. I was wrong. The dress was very casual, although there were a few people (like myself and my date) that actually dressed for a nice dinner. The food was excellent, the waitress was attentive and the wine was great. Overall good experience, next time I'm going in my shorts.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great anniversary meal
We are new to the neighborhood and decided to try Sabore for the first time. It was an excellent meal, very attentive and competent service, and great atmosphere. The selections were varied and everything we tried was delicious. We went with the tapas (referred to as shareable snacks on menu) so sampled a variety of dishes. I would recommend Sabore to anyone, we will dine there again.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were one of THOSE tables!
We were one of THOSE tables. You know the one. One guest can't eat anything on the menu, another guest shows up 30 minutes late, the remaining two order five different dishes and a different wine for each one (with lots of questions about the wines). Age range from 17 to 87, literally. You know that table, right? We were like the final exam in a food and beverage service training. And the server handled it all brilliantly. Everyone got exactly what he or she wanted. Food was terrific. We ate inside, but outside looks so inviting that we will be back. What a gem of a place.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Makes dining out fun!
Great place, great menu, great management! Jc, Tioga
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will be back
We celebrated a friend's birthday on Saturday night. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. She gave us good suggestions. We really enjoyed the tapas as well as the pear stuffed pockets (entree). However, we recommend sharing that entree like a tapas. It's too rich for one person to eat the whole thing. The music was pleasant and set at a level that was very conducive to conversation.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
first time goer
I was excited about taking my wife out for our 8th year anniversary and was looking for a place where we had never gone before. I searched around and found Sabore so i decided to check it out. WOW is all i can say from the time i went into the restaurant i was greeted very nice, our waiter (KELLY) was amazing, he knew every answer to every question that i had regarding the menu. Everyone that walked past our table congratulated us as if the whole restaurant knew about our anniversay. The food was delicious. It was a very good choice to select Sabore from all the places i looked around for.. THANK YOU
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
I made a reservation to celebrate my boyfriends birthday, and from the moment we walked in, the service was excellent and the food was delicious!
They helped me surprise him with one of his favorite desserts and a birthday shot when the time was right!
The only thing we were not convinced with was the size of the spanish paella; We thought it was too small.
Everything else was just wonderful and my boyfriend was very pleased with his surprise dinner celebration. It was his first time going to Sabore.
I would totally recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes fine dining and a very nice atmosphere!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bright flairy pizazz
A comfortable bustle of energy noted in the air as the restaurant was celebrating its anniversary. In addition, a couple of tables were notably celebrating birthdays and such. Ordering was somewhat of a challenge as we had a couple in our party of four who were new to the restaurant's style & selection. Staff were kind & patient, allowing us to order at our own pace. Food came out strategically to fit the table and our bellies as well. Flavors melded well together as we flowed from one small plate to another, to our shared entrees. Everything flowed as I would have hoped for my first-timers experience. Tostones with ahi tuna is a yummy choice, but tostones were not so warm nor cuttable; are they meant to be a finger-food?
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience. It was our anniversary and we were given two complimentary glasses of champagne and got an anniversary greeting on our desert.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server and the GM went out of their way to make our dining experience exceptional. Met all our special requests.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding meal with shaky start
It was our first visit to Sabore. The reservation process was a breeze. The hostess showed us straight to our table on arrival. Within moments, a busboy had poured water and told us that our server would be right with us. When no server came after 10 minutes, my wife returned to the hostess to ask if a server was available. Though not assigned to our table, Kelly came right away and we had excellent service the rest of the night.
The food was outstanding. We started with some shareable snacks, mak-kobe and mole duck tacos, both were unique and flavorful! We followed with orders of king salmon, fiocchi, and grilled Spanish octopus. The octopus was especially tender and tastey. For dessert we shared a chocolate and bacon brownie. Yum!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was Outstanding
We have been to Sabore before, and thought it was very good, but not great.
This time it was Outstanding. I cannot think of a single thing that was not done well.
I think it is our favorite post Gator's game spot. Fun food, ice cold beer and attentive service.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tapas and Class
Very nice spot and décor. Food is unique and very well done. Very fresh. The raw menu is amazing. Service is always good. Can be a bit slow so not always a "happening" place.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great date night spot
New to the area and found Sabore to be a great place for a quiet date with amazing food
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best tapas in town
It is nice to go to a good tapas bar in Gainesville after repeated bad experiences at Emiliano's. Sabore is the real deal, with authentic Latin flavors, excellent dishes and a creative menu. The tuna with to stone is a killer and the pork belly was to die for. Highly recommend this one.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oh What a Fabulous Meal!
We couldn't have been more thrilled with our experience at Sabore. The service was excellent, the food divine, the atmosphere energetic, yet we were able to have our private conversation without yelling to hear each other. Each salad was crisp and fresh, the presentations of each, lovely. Our entrees (duck breast and grilled octopus) were, again, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. We have dined in fine restaurants all over the country and world and Sabore is as excellent, on all levels, as any we have experienced. And the dessert: the "Tres Leches" cake is made on the premises by their pastry chef and is not to be missed! We just can't praise this gem of a restaurant enough!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful place and great food!
The restaurant is beautiful, the food is amazing! Service is excellent! This is our new favorite place for dining.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite
Love this restaurant for it's interesting food. The salmon served with brown rice and avocado was delicious. The salmon was crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. The brown rice was kind of in between regular brown rice and risotto, and it paired well with the avocado. We opted out of the strawberry sauce and went for the lemon caper butter sauce.
We were there for a slow dinner, and they completely honored this. Ordered tapas, salad, and entrée, but they kept it unrushed, but they were attentive enough to keep checking on us without making us feel as if they needed us to order. Of course it was a Wednesday night and they weren't crowded. I would like to think they would be the same way on a weekend. Sitting outside is less noisy!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and atmosphere
Sabore is a great find. Service and food were outstanding. We had the mole duck tacos and will definitely go back again. After our meal we strolled around Tioga. It's a very relaxing, romantic atmosphere.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM