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Sebastian's Hideout
Sebastian's Hideout

Sebastian's Hideout Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sebastianshideout.com
  • Email: victorlanzotti@yahoo.com.com
  • Phone: (217) 789-8988
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Organic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John Oliver
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Sebastian's is equipped to cater your event no matter what the size. From a business lunch for 10 or a 300 person reception.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Monroe Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sebastian's Hideout
Sebastian’s Hideout is one of Springfield’s premier fine dining destinations. Located in the heart of historic downtown within blocks of the Hilton & President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Sebastian’s offers an oasis from the stuffy big city fine dining with a friendly professional staff and central Illinois pricing. An award winning wine list is offered to compliment the “French fusion” cuisine styles of Chef John Oliver. We invite you to call us directly for reservations or to book your next event in our private room.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "As always the food and the service were exceptional."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "It was nice, but for a nearly $200 meal for 2 I just expected more. I'll go back but it will be awhile."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The experience overall was outstanding. Thank you for a great experience! I will be back...."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Quiet and relaxed, this venue was a special treat. The presentation of the items served was lovely. A particular hit was the sesame crusted Ahi tuna. In the future, I will avoid the fried foods (appetizer sampler), but the rest for our party of five was creative and delicious! We will be back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I had reserved a table for 2 from the online reservation option. I do not recall having an option when making the reservation to request a booth or table. Upon arriving with my date for my reservation (and I was early) I observed the restaurant was not at all busy and in fact there were at least 3 or 4 booths available. I requested a booth looking for a more romantic setting withh my date, and and was told the restaurant was "very busy" and the booths were reserved. Really? Anyway, I was seated at a nice table and throughout dinner I observed the same booths were never occupied. In fact, the restaurant did not seem busy at all.  I felt as if perhaps I didn't know the "right person" to get a booth."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Not sure about the food here. Reserved a table for valentines day. Arrived to find the restaurant extremely cramped due to the placement of extra tables to accommodate valentine diners. We were placed at the rear of the restaurant and had to squeeze past other couples already dinning to reach our table. When seated, we were so close to the table next to ours that it practically became one big picnic table experience. This may be fine for a work lunch but not for a romantic dinner date. There prices were high but that may be relative to the quality of the meal which we did not stick around to try. So maybe try this place on a normal night but avoid if a special holiday and you would like a quiet romantic dinner option."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "To use the restroom guest were required to walk through a meeting with a projection screen in the direct path of the restrooms. There was no way to avoid this. Also water stain on ceiling, ripped and stained seat cushions. This does not say - fine dining. Also a hand written note on the door asked deliveries to be sent to another door."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great and cozy place for dinner with friends. Their famous tomato ginger bisque did not disappoint. The sea bass special was perfection - great flavor and perfect accompaniments. One of our group had the beef duo and thought it could use a tastier sauce. Service was professional but friendly - never interruptive. Wine list was comprehensive and the server was very helpful in our selection."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Visting A. Lincoln sights for the first time and ate dinner here with my wife. Excellent food, very nice choices in their wine list, excellent service, a very pleasant surprise. Between the two of us, had crab cakes and lamb, all done perfectly with great taste. Salad was even quite good. Had three personal great choices of red wine to choose from, and all bottles were half price, which allowed us to take two bottles home. Atmosphere was alive yet quiet, allowing us to talk easily."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Went to Sebastian's for the first time for our Company holiday dinner. The menu offers a great variety. The food and presentation was wonderful. Overall, a great experience."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We enjoyed the dinner as it was my husband's birthday. We eat out frequently so dinners were eclectic and one of our favorites for Springfield, Il. I was disappointed in that I mentioned it as a special occasion for my husband's birthday and no dessert or special offer for this special occasion. I would have expected them to know ahead of time to ask me since I wrote it in the reservation as well. This is a great place if you are a foodie. The sea bass and filet mignon was melt in your mouth. The other steak (sirloin etc ) not much although still had the right flavor. Worth going in comparison of all the restaurants in Springfield, Il. for a special occasion."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Ate in the basement, there was a musty/mildewy smell that was covered up by scented candles. Food was ok, but way overpriced for what we received. Bread tasted "chemically" and was more doughy than bread. My rack if lamb was well cooked and at temp (med rare) just very fatty...and the white bean cassoulet that it came with tasted like it came from a jar...mushy beans and bland. Also for a restaurant that claims it uses seasonal ingredients...umm asparagus in December, yeah that's not very seasonal. My date's salmon was dry, overcooked and lathered with a buerre blanc sauce that was cloyingly heavy."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Great food. Some usual fare but done with a twist and done very well."
    Dined on 8/23/2013