14583 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA 95070Neighborhood:
CalifornianPrice: $50 and over
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.sentsovi.com/
- Phone: 4088673110
- Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Californian, French
- Executive Chef: Josiah Slone
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: Please contact Khin Khin Slone at (408) 867-3110 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on catering services.
- Private Party Facilities: Sent Sovi’s intimate Wine Cellar is ideal for parties of 5-30. The Main Dining Room seats up to 60 guests comfortably. Outdoor patio receptions are available weather allowing. The Main Dining Room seats up to 55 guests comfortably.
- Private Party Contact: Khin Khin Slone 4088673110
- Special Events: Sent Sovi hosts winemaker or ingredient themed dinners each month. Go to www.sentsovi.com, our Facebook page or follow sentsovi on twitter to stay up to date
- Cross Street: 5th Street
- Parking: Street Parking
- Parking Details: Street parking is available on Big Basin Way, same level as the restaurant. There is also a public parking lot located on 4th street behind the restaurant in the Victorian Village parking area. If you parked at the 4th street parking, the restaurant is located at the top of the stairs. If you are coming from Saratoga or 85 freeway turn right on 4th street and turn left into the parking lot. The stairs and the restaurant are located towards the back of the lot.
A word from Sent Sovi
Josiah and Khin Khin Slone create a warm, friendly, and comfortable food-focused environment at Sent Sovi – at once a destination for diners from the entire Bay Area and members of the local community. Chef Josiah works closely with local farmers, purveyors, and small local wineries to bring a Californian influence to French cuisine in preparing seasonal and stylish wine friendly food. More than 20 wine selections are offered by the glass from their state of the art dispensing system. Guests can choose to pair them with a three or four course prix fixe menu, or six course Chef's or Vegetarian tasting menu. Copper wainscoting, hardwood floors, and a flower strewn outdoor patio, help create an intimate atmosphere in which to enjoy the experience.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
- Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
- Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
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Sent Sovi reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 26, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelQuiet
special occasion (20)romantic (19)fit for foodies (17)notable wine list (8)neighborhood gem (7)great for outdoor dining (4)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
- Everything FabulousLexus03Dined on 6/15/2013Four 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.Special Features:
- Good foodGourmetDined on 5/4/2013They 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always superbrichardVIPDined on 4/20/2013I 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Really disappointed on everyOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 4/19/2013Really disappointed on every level with this restaurant. The food was very over done with salt and nothing felt fresh. Service was awkward and I felt like they were trying to up sale us on our order. Interior felt dated and conversation from one table could be heard across the room -killing any sense of intimacy about the restaurant. There is absolutely no quality behind the cost of this establishment. Go to the Plumed Horse or The Basin if dining in Saratoga.
- Went to Sent Sovi for my wife'sOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 4/10/2013Went 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.Special Features:
- We selected the 4-course prixMisterSeriousVIPDined on 4/6/2013We 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.Special Features:
- My wife and I had the tastingOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 4/6/2013My wife and I had the tasting menu - I thought the food was over-flavoured, either too sweet or too salty and, in general, lacked sophistication. I didn't think it was worth the money.
- Second time going and everythingJD1975Dined on 3/24/2013Second time going and everything was wonderful both times. Had the chef's tasting menu, everything was very fresh and inventive.Special Features:
- Excellent overall! We hadOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 3/14/2013Excellent 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.Special Features:
- The dining room is a littleOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 3/2/2013The dining room is a little less pristine than I had imagined for their reputation. Nothing that could not be fixed right up with a little bit of paint. It was very quiet - with only 1/4 of the tables filled on a Saturday night. The service was very attentive and the food very tasty.
- We had a great dinner, andOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 2/17/2013We had a great dinner, and Josiah, the head chef and owner, took very good care of us.Special Features:
- Decoration of the rooms needsMysecretsVIPDined on 2/14/2013Decoration of the rooms needs to be re-done by an upscale interior designer.Special Features:
- Took my wife there for anniversary.OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 2/9/2013Took my wife there for anniversary. Had the tasting menu with wine pairing. Food was excellent, service was attentive but not overbearing, ambiance was "cute" and welcoming.Special Features:
- Ordered the chef's special,1stTimeVisitorVIPDined on 1/26/2013Ordered the chef's special, which was very good with a couple of upgraded substitutions because they were out of crab and the port listed. Would love to know more about the sourcing especially for sustainable choices like local, organic, humane :( foie gras or veal, for both food and wine. A lovely romantic, quiet dinner!Special Features:
- Every course was excellent.UnhappytimesVIPDined on 1/26/2013Every course was excellent. The Chef's soups are always the best around. Desert is improving and was good this trip.Special Features:
- Food was fine, however theOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 1/20/2013Food was fine, however the taste was little too excessive as a French cuisine. The desserts were not good. Pistachio cake was too dry. I doubt they don't have a pâtissier. The charge was quite expensive. I will not come back.
- The food was excellent. MenujuneVIPDined on 1/19/2013The food was excellent. Menu said 5 wine pairings. Printed list of wines had only 4 wines. Waitress offered to give additional wine for main course. She didn't have an explanantion for the difference. She brought the soup 2 minutes after we got the apperative. Other than that, the service was terribly slow. Wine was supposed to be premium wines but they were not. For spending close to $400, I would expect a better experience.
- Always delicious food. AndMsJoDined on 1/12/2013Always delicious food. And you get your table for the whole night- no pressure to hurry up and move-on.Special Features:
- This is my favorite restaurant.PdunkDined on 12/27/2012This is my favorite restaurant. Each course is interesting and delicious. I'm comfortable trying something new here because I know I will enjoy it.Special Features:
- Good placeOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 12/24/2012Overall food and service was very good. A bit too dark and noisier than expected, perhaps a bit more space between tables...Special Features:
- Thoughtful menu and dishes,OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 12/8/2012Thoughtful menu and dishes, with a wonderful concept and festive location. Ambiance has promise, and staff were polite but not overly welcoming ... perhaps a bit understaffed? Wine parings were interesting ... but there seemed to be discrepancies between the list and the specific pours ... would have been nice if there were more explanations about the dishes, pairings, and especially differences from the written menu. Vegetarian options were appreciated -- though some of the sequencing (a pleasant if tart palate cleanser served after a light salad) seemed incongruous.Prices were far too high given the level of service and specific courses presented.
- If you are looking for a restuarantstephanielynneVIPDined on 12/1/2012If you are looking for a restuarant that serves thoughtful and creative dishes and want to spend a few wonderful hours enjoying them without being rushed, this is the place to go!Special Features:
- Less than average experience...OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 12/1/2012After reading the wide range of reviews on Sent Sovi, I decided to still go there to celebrate a birthday last Saturday. I have to say I was very disappointed with our meal and service and don't plan to go back. We order the Chef's Tasting Menu and the 4 Course Prix Fixe. The presentation was beautiful, but the food was over salted and/or over flavored. (too sweet, too salty, etc.) I think too much effort was made on the presentation rather than the taste. As with most fine dining experiences, the waiter would bring your plate to the table and describe the dish. (foodie foreplay!) This was true for the table to our left, but for us and the next table the waiter just delivered our plates and walked away.
- 2nd time eating here and weJacobVIPDined on 11/30/20122nd time eating here and we weren't disappointed. Food was very good as usual and the service was great.Special Features:
- Interesting wine list withOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 11/17/2012Interesting wine list with some small (and virtually unknown) producers definately worth discovering! Good selection of by the glass wines too.Special Features:
- It is overly priced. I haveOpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 11/4/2012It is overly priced. I have had better french food.Special Features:
- The service was good and theOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 11/1/2012The service was good and the staff was friendly and attentive. The first two courses were good, while my main course was over cooked, over salted and had lumps of flour in gravy like substance on the veal. My husband's pork loin was well prepared. The plating of the food was unattractive and not the least bit appealing.Special Features:
- AdeqateAlexDined on 11/1/2012We had the Chef's Tasting Menu. The amuse-bouche was the best tasting lobster I have ever had. The following mushroom soup was great too. The crab timbale was lovely crab but little other flavor and green on the side were too salty. The fish dish was excellent apart from the way too salty greens. The rack of lamb was lovely lamb, if a little fatty, with some strange tasteless side. The dessert, a almond cake, was pretty tasteless. Service was adequate - forgetting to bring bottled water, forgetting one of the wine painings until part way through the dish - and for this price you wold expect better than adequate. Perhaps it was an off night for them? We have been before and had excellent food and service.Special Features:
- A short review does not do justiceJPSFDined on 10/26/2012The only reason I do not give Sent Sovi 5 stars is because I am a very tough grader and few, and only the most remarkable, restaurants hit those marks for me. Anyone who enjoys fine dining on the Peninsula/ Silicon Valley ought to have Sent Sovi on their rotation. Josiah Stone's cooking is understated, but beautifully elegant, with wonderful ingredients and dishes that have a clear focus. We had the scallop first course and its bright, fresh scallop flavors were enriched by the carmelized jus, which was perfect for the mature 2001 Domaine de Chevalier Bordeaux Blanc we brought. The fresh-from-the-sea but earthy flavors were just perfect with the wine. I could go on, but I'm only allowed a few words for this review. Go see for yourself!Special Features:
- Very disappointing all aroundOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 10/24/2012Very disappointing dining experience. In fact probably the worst prix fixe dinner I can remember eating. For a fine dining experience, this one missed on all counts - * service was unattentive - we had to remind the waiter about drinks 2 or 3 times, and paid no attention to the fact that we only ate half our meals * wines by the glass were limited and *way* over priced * menu selections were very limited * salad looked interesting, but tasted very bland * veal was very average * skirt steak was tough and unappetizing * desserts were good, but couldn't recover from the rest of the meal Maybe it was just our experience. But I would not recommend this restaurant, and will definitely not eat there again.
- Sent Sovi has a great chefTomtomDined on 10/23/2012Sent Sovi has a great chef again producing delicious food with sophisticated, complex flavor using fresh local ingredients. We both had gazpacho and loved it. My duck breast was crispy and full of flavor. The sides, especially the pea shoots (which I have never tied before) and the lentils, complemented the meat perfectly. My wife loved her Gnocchi. Both of our deserts were good but my espresso creme brulee was better than good, amazing. We have not been at Sent Sovi for a while (we did not like the food after Kinch left) but it is now back on our top restaurant list. The only negative was that the wine by the glass is inexplicably expensive and they poured very small glasses for the high price. I will bring my own wine next time.Special Features:
- The food was delicious andJosieKVIPDined on 10/20/2012The food was delicious and we had a good server. We were not greeted properly - the woman at first said we did not have a reservation and it was right there on the books. If she was either the owner or hostess, it wouldn't hurt to put a smile on her face. We ordered a wine and she came back and said they didn't have it anymore and it turned out it was the wrong wine and the one we ordered was on the menu. Not sure if I would go back; we have so many great restaurants in SF.Special Features:
- We had the 4 course prix fixe.datspeedVIPDined on 10/16/2012We had the 4 course prix fixe. What is really nice is you can choose each of the 4 dishes from the entire menu. There are also 3 course and 6 course options (6 course is a set chef's menu) The food was excellent. Especially good was the scallop appetizer, the roasted beets and the pressed quail. This restaurant is for enjoying the cuisine and conversation with great service. Wine list is excellent with options for pairings and flights. Great place for a special occasion.Special Features:
- We felt the food was veryOpenTable Diner Since 2001Dined on 10/3/2012We felt the food was very good. We were disappointed that the ambiance seemed a bit dated. We were most disappointed to have such a pricey and romantic meal spoiled by a couple who thought it would be a good idea to bring their toddler to the restaurant, who they allowed to run around their table and yell. We were also shocked when the man at the table next to us, who we overheard saying was celebrating his wife's birthday, have his phone ring and then take the call! While we enjoyed the food, I would not go back because I would rather have an atmosphere that attracts patrons who appreciate a fine dining experience as we do.
- Very good food. Friendly service.OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 9/30/2012Very good food. Friendly service. Good experience overall.Special Features:
- Food was okay, was expectingOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 9/30/2012Food was okay, was expecting a bit more especially considering the competition nearby & ratings. Service was fine.Special Features:
- I cannot believe how unsatisfyingOpenTable Diner Since 2003VIPDined on 9/14/2012I cannot believe how unsatisfying my experience with this restaurant was.The waitress was pompous at best, the food really was so unsatisfying. Heirloom tomatoes that were not ripe to start with, no originality in the menu and the dessert (who's ever heard of lemon jello with vanilla ice cream?) yuk. Oh the wine by the glass was so expensive ($22 for a glass, and that was the "cheap" one), and when they say by the glass, feel lucky if you have more than 3 sips. I wonder what their 1/2 glass and taste glass look like?To top it all, I was freezing the entire time. So no, I will never go back there, ever.
- Food is very high quality,OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIPDined on 9/14/2012Food is very high quality, selections on the menu are unique, service was very good. However, our dining experience was diminished by the table behind us where a family spent the entire meal talking or playing on their phones. For a restaurant at this price point, there should be a certain level of decorum.Special Features:
- reminded me of Chez PanisseOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 9/12/2012reminded me of Chez Panisse in the 70's - artistic with smaller portions - a little pricey - would go more often if there were some less expensive wine choices -Special Features:
- Will not be returnningOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 9/2/2012Arrived a bit early and were seated in probably the worst table in the far corner yet there were several table open near the windows. Should have asked to be re-seated but did unfortunately did not. The menu is different than the 3 previous times we ate there. It is now a prix fixe menu of which we usually avoid. We started with the Tuna and the Scallop which were good but very small. We both had the gazpacho and it was really spicy and seemed to be loaded with raw garlic. Of all of the authentic gazpacho I have had from Spain to Mexico, none was made like that, and not in a good way. For entrees we had the Pork and Duck. The duck was good but not great and the pork was good but overshadowed by the broccoli which was bitter and un-cuttable.