My wife and I went on Good
My wife and I went on Good Friday at 7:00 and the restaurant was nearly empty, so it's hard to say how the ambiance and service would be when more crowded. We shared the butternut squash soup (which was outstanding) and my wife had the salmon while I had the duck duo. Both of our main courses were very good, and the portions were large enough that we both skipped dessert. Both meals were accompanied by nicely prepared vegetables. The duck duo had both sliced duck breast with a simple sauce and a duck leg confit. I thought the sauce on the confit was just a bit heavy with the spices, but still very good and I finished every bit.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always one of our favorite
Always one of our favorite dining venues. The food is always good, nice choices for wines and good service.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent ambience and service.
Excellent ambience and service. The scallops were melt in your mouth delightful. It is my favorite Springfield up-scale dining establishment.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice restaurant in Springfield
We had a group of 6 and everyone was happy with their meal. Kind of dark--I like soft lighting but it would have been
too dark for elderly people.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place for romantic dinner
We had a great waitress who was very friendly, made some great suggestions for dinner and was very timely with her service. I would highly recommend them for a nice romantic dinner.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chose restaurant on-line because it was within walking distance of Hotel and crossed my fingers that it would be a good destination for a romantic Wednesday night Birthday dinner. Was pleased upon arrival with the bustle in the downstairs bar and the charming curtained booth. Staff was excellent, food was special and the overall ambiance enhanced our celebration.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the steak and crab cake combo and it was delicious. I would recommend this place if you are visiting Springfield.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We picked Sebastian's for our trip to Springfield after researching many Springfield restaurants. The lighting was very low and the booths are set up old speakeasy style. To us, that was really cool. 1 booth, which we were lucky enough to be seated in, had a dimmer switch, which allowed us to dial the lighting down to candlelight dinner, perfect for our anniversary celebration. The lobster bisque and crabcakes were very good, the scallops and roast chicken breast were outstanding. The yummy blueberry sorbet had chunks of fresh blueberries in it. If there was a way to do 4.5 stars above, that's what I would have selected. The service was great. If we ever visit Springfield again, one of our stops will be to Sebastian's.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Curtain Booths
This is a treasure for Springfield. Chris, our server was wonderful, food excellent and all within walking distance of downtown hotels. There were several unique areas of decorating. We loved the red curtains containing intimate booth seating. Downstairs was the "party area" with a lovely large bar and ample seating. Just when you are completely satisfied with the entire dining experience, you find. A martini bar which opens late and closes sometime in the morning hours. Who could ask for anything more. I will be dining there again when I return to the Capitol City.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food had a unique flair and
Food had a unique flair and was tasty. Service was very informative and friendly, yet they could have used one more staff member that night. It was a Saturday night. It was moderately quiet which I liked. I will return.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Way Better than Expected
I am not from Springfield and am snooty when it comes to restaurants. Thus, I was disappointed when I couldn't get into my first choice for a party of eight that included Chicago friends, some of whom are equally snooty.
The outside of the restaurant is garish. It's a bit dark inside. And, it appeared to me that there was not enough staff.
Boy, was I wrong! Sebastian's staff rolled with the fact that our Chicago contingent was caught in traffic and arrived 30 minutes late. Service was friendly and prompt.
All of the dishes were really good. I had elk that was medium rare, not at all chewy or "gamy". Those who had a fish trio said it was excellent.
I'll go back and bring the snootiest of my friends!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding from the moment we walked through the door. Staff was professional, attentive and helpful. The meal was incredible!!!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Some usual fare
Great food. Some usual fare but done with a twist and done very well.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite Springfield restaurant
I love a good restaurant and am a little hard to please. The food here is all wonderful - this was the best lobster I have ever eaten - not tough at all and everything that everyone had - from appetizers to dessert - was absolutely perfect. I don't usually do reviews - okay, this is my first - I just to tell the Sebastian's people how wonderful everything was and that I appreciate that the prices were very reasonable. Great service also!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunches... Fabulous Dinner!
We have eaten here for lunch on numerous occasions but this was our first time for dinner. The food was outstanding! Our server was delightful and great at recommendations. It was really a great dinner celebration for family and friends!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over the Top!!
Wow! We had not been to this restaurant in several years and decided it was time to go back. We invited another couple (clients) and expected a halfway good meal. Every part of this experience exceeded our expectations. The service was excellent from the moment we stepped in the door, the wine list had a great selection of reds and whites, and the food was exceptional. Four of us ordered four different entrees, and each of us was raving about our selection. We'll definitely be back!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and Outstanding
The food was very delicious and the presentation was exceptional. Our server was very kind, professional, and courteous. Overall, an outstanding dining experience in downtown Springfield.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Place Adventure
Everything was really great. Great food and a private type of scene. Service could have been a little better but overall it was a great experience.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
There isn't a huge amount going on in downtown Springfield on a Friday night, (though its getting better) but if a quiet good meal with your spouse is what you are looking for, try Sebastian's Hideout. The décor isn't special, but then you don't eat the décor. Get the for two appetizer plate, order a glass of wine (or beer, if you don't mind bottles) and relax. Service is good, food is good (though not cheap...expect to pay close to a hundred bucks for two.
Check out the crab cakes!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
After reading other reviews of this restaurant on OpenTable, we decided to give it a try. I had a sliced tuna steak encrusted with toasted sesame seeds and covered with a warm mustard slaw. My wife had a combination beef steak filet and crab cake entree. Both were excellent, and since we didn't have a salad or dessert, we are anxious to return and sample these. Our server was friendly and attentive.
The restaurant was not busy on a cold Friday evening, but there was a private party in the bar downstairs, which increased the noise level from very quiet to the point where it became a little difficult to carry on a conversation.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM