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Permanently Closed - Sabore - Tioga

4.4
248 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Saboré comes from the Spanish word sabor, meaning flavor, and that's just what you'll find here. Our dishes are inspired by the dynamic cuisines from places like Europe, Asia and South America. So let us surprise your palate with our global flair and exotic ingredients. Experiencing world cuisine this fresh usually requires a passport.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Monday: Open Only for Special Events
Tuesday - Wednesday: 5pm - close
Friday: 3pm-close
Saturday: 10am-3pm (brunch), 5pm-close (dinner)
Sunday: 10am - 3pm (brunch), 5pm-close (dinner)
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Phone number
(352) 332-2727
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Valero Alises
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.7
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was a little pricey but good overall. Service wasn't very attentive.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Amazing food in a fun and romantic atmosphere! The service was great and the food was exceptional! It’s a great place to celebrated a birthday or anniversary, or just for a date night!

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3.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was excellent but portions are small and overpriced. I would suggest either lowering prices or provide a greater portion on food. Normally don’t mind electronica music but during Christmas maybe they could change up for the holidays. In fact restaurant was sparsely decorated for the holidays...

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Good place, good food, took a long time to seat us even the place was not pack, but overall experience was very good!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We had dinner at Sabore for graduation night, and it was simply outstanding. We have been to Sabore many times before and always enjoyed it, but somehow, it was at another level this weekend. The restaurant was crowded with many large parties celebrating graduation, so I expected service to be slow. But, to my delight, all was incredibly smooth and our server (CiCi) was quite attentive. But, the star of the show was the food. All seven in our party had wonderful meals. I had the filet oscar, and it was excellent, including the best bearnaise sauce I have ever tasted. We capped things off with the Smores Experience, which might be the most creative thing I have ever seen in a restaurant. I highly recommend it. My hat is off to Chef Valero and his crew for a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

I moved to Gainesville in April and I’m trying to hit all the local spots and this is by far the best-tasting food so far! The chef is a miracle-worker. Some of it is a bit over-priced but the taste really makes up for it. I’ll definitely return!

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Very well managed restaurant with great staff, Harry the manager is always making sure things are perfect. Food is excellent and chef Valero is top notch!

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3.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Bad service and drinks used to b great, pear martini was very good but they got rid of it!!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

The only odd thing was there was no high chair for my toddler. Otherwise, the food and restaurant was fine. The food was quite good. Will probably go back.

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious scallops and tapas. Extensive wine selection. Inviting ambiance and attentive service.

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Really appreciated the excellent service and lovely atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Very disappointed in our experience there. Very overpriced. Small servings for huge prices. One entree was not editable, but staff did not offer a replacement. Would to recommend to anyone. Had to go to another restaurant afterwards to have dinner after ordering tapas, salad, and entree at Sabore.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

The staff was friendly and welcoming, the dining environment was perfect, with subdued lighting, and soft conversations, luxurious booth. The food was as beautiful as the photos in the menu depict: each entree is a work of art. Each dish was perfectly plated. Starting with the 5 worldly cheeses charcuterie, (I loved the soft blue.) the dining experience was exceptional. Lots of clever, delicious ideas, beet (not beef) carpaccio with large caper berries. Each bite was a delicate adventure for the palate.
Finally, the Nitro S’mores Experience, prepared table side by the chef,
was the highlight of the gastronomic experience. The presentation was beautiful, and definitely a “remember-for-the-rest-of-your-life experience”.

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1.0Dined on October 15, 2017

We were very dissatisfied. It was over priced for the food. Everything was extra including the bread. The service was terrible. We will not be back or recommend it.

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2.0Dined on October 10, 2017

Poor service, pricey but lousy entrees. Waited for our cocktails for 15 minutes had to catch our waitress to get her to bring them. Wife ordered the lobster ravioli. There were exactly 7 so $5 a piece. Not much if any lobster.
I ordered the duck. The breast was so tough that I left half on my plate.
Waitress never stopped to enquire about our entree. Just showed up to see if we wanted dessert. Not a single question if we would like coffee.
The only good thing at our anniversary dinner was the calamari.
A very unsatisfactory evening for $110.

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1.0Dined on October 4, 2017

I was promised 1,000 points through Open Table and only received 100 points. When I called the restaurant to explain, they told me the manager had to call me back. The manager never called back.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

The food is always so good. Never disappoints.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Saboree has a wonderful feel. It's in a delightful location. Our waiter was knowledgable and solicitous of our needs. The chicken and lobster was a bit less tasty than it sounded, but the caesar salad was outstanding. Beet appetizer was especially good and was impressive in its presentation. All in all, a good experience.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

A diamond in the rough, a NYC level type of restaurant found in Florida. From food, to service to quality/presentation/creativity is just second to none.

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2017

There are some minor details, that they need to fix, for example they charge 2$ for extra bread when you are consuming 200$ on your table, it is a very bad marketing estrategy, it wont hurt to give an extra piece of bread, when you have a tables expending a good ticket. They have a good chart of wines, but we choose one and when the wine came to the table was a different it would be better to let you know before bring it to the table, is no a big deal they should fix it because is a very nice restaurant

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

First of all I would like to thanks all the workers over there, they were very kind and sweet.

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

We had flank steak and lobster ravioli. Flank steak was the best. Carolina Rice Grits were the best of the sides. The atmosphere and service were A+. The food was good, but a bit pricey to be good vs. amazing. The old tapas menu was more appealing to me. The drink menu was really good. Hard to choose... A friend in our group doesn't eat seafood or beef. The only chicken dish had a seafood sauce and the only other poultry dish was duck. She ended up with a salad as her entree. I would definitely go back- I wanted to try a couple of other entrees. I love the iPad menu where you can see the dish in a photo before you order.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

I was there with three of my friends for a birthday get together. The service stuff were friendly and helpful. All of our dishes were delicious: Tuna Toston, (tender) Thai Fried Calamari, Red Curry Mahi-Mahi-Mahi, Scallops a la Catlana and Duck Breast (a little tough). We didn't have a room for desserts, but they looked good. I would recommend this restaurant for a special dinner out or nice get together with friends.

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2.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Service was poor, took a very long time for drinks and food. Waitress was rarely seen, had to ask another waitress to find her so we could order another drink. Wouldn't recommend the food as it was average. Lobster ravioli was a weird combination of flavors when the lemon foam.

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2.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Average food, below average service.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2017

We loved our experience. When they did not have the root beer for my favorite drink Ashley found a liquer to float on top and it made my drink delicious. The drinks and food were served in a timely manner and the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. The Nitro Experience dessert with the liquid nitrogen made the chocolate samores very special. It was fun blowing smoke from our mouth and nose. Thank you Ashley for taking pictures for us!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Always wanted to try the place. It did not disappoint. Enjoyed everything about the experience.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Great atmosphere and ambience! I like the cozy seating and attentive service. The food is interesting and flavorful.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2017

We have been here multiple times with only one mediocre food experience and only one mediocre service experience, service being the most recent poor experience.Their bartenders are some of the best, with specialty and classic cocktails close to perfection. Some main courses are short on quantity, but by the time you get through some of the fantastic appetizers, you may wish you had not ordered more food. Service was not bad, per de but sitting for ten minutes before food order is taken and at least that to get tab after all utensils are appropriately placed on your plates is too long. First and last occurrences are after all the most remembered.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Excellent food. We had the steak tartar that came with a mustard ice cream, great idea, really taste. My wife had the Duck 3 ways and it was very creative.
The option to have the menu as tapas or a regular meal was pretty good

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Fantastic atmosphere with innovative, flavorful dishes!

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2017

I normally love every experience at sabore; in fact I've never been disappointed until this last visit . Took my parents who were here from out of town as it's the one place that doesn't disappoint.. for me at least. The starters were delicious and so were each of my parents' entrees. Unfortunately my lobster ravioli was pretty horrible tasting . The lobster itself did not taste fresh, the consistency was not right, the entire dish left a lot to be desired, no flavor, no taste, tasted just like fish broth with no seasonings or spices. It's one of the most expensive dishes on the menu and it honestly was pretty bad tasting so my overall rating and food ratings are very low!

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2.0Dined on June 23, 2017

The experience was variable with some food good and some not (undercooked pork). The service was generally good but occasional glitches in presentation and communication. More consistency in the experience is necessary. In general it was a disappointment.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

It was a delightful, and delicious Saturday night Fathers' Day dinner for my wife, our son and daughter-in-law and the 5-year old grandson! Ambience and service are always excellent at Sabore, and tonight did not disappoint. The food was fun to order -- the iPad's are a nice touch with pictures of each item -- and there's a great variety between land and sea. We enjoyed the 5-cheese tray as our appetizer: certainly one of the best trays around. Duck, Kobi Beef, Mahi curry, and the vegetarian entre' falafel were all tasty, nicely proportioned, and reasonably priced. The highpoint of the evening was the Liquid Nitrogen S'mores dessert: the executive chef prepared this at our table and it was a wonderful fun food experience. The 5-year old was entranced (actually all of us were) and I would most strongly recommend this item for any special occasion! In the words of my grandson: "Best Chef Ever!" If you want a memory, then take your special person (toddler or adult) to Sabore, enjoy the food and finish up with a world-class dessert experience. My son told me the next day, that this was the very best dinner at a restaurant that he'd ever had! Thanks to all for a total food experience.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Good food and attentive service.

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1.0Dined on May 19, 2017

Service was extremely poor. We had to keep trying to find out waitress. Food was ok but certainly not approximate the cost. There are certainly multiple better options in Gainesville.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

I was not a fan of the buffet for Mother's Day brunch. I thought there would be more fusion foods and foods from the original menu. They did more steakhouse foods rather than global food that they advertise. I go to Sabore for the global fusion and I thought the menu was going to showcase that. I'm not saying the food was bad or anything. It was good. I think they just strayed too far away from their menu to accommodate the buffet they wanted to host for Mother's Day.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

This restaurant is at the top of their game both food-wise and service-wise. The first course as well as our main courses were amazing. We really enjoyed our dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2017

We were heading to Harbor Springs Michigan from Naples FL via I-75 and stopped in town for the evening. Read a review of this restaurant that sounded good -- and it was. A great find with interesting food and ambiance. An urban restaurant in a suburb!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2017

Found this wonderful restaurant online thru Open Table. We wanted a different dining experience and it was a great choice!
Our server, Ashley, had a lot to do with this. She was very knowledgeable about the menu which certainly helped us make our choices.
Thank you, the food was awesome and we'll certainly return when we're in Gainesville.

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