If you're looking for a great place to get a good meal and unique craft beers all under the same roof, Sent Sovi is your place. This is a contemporary type of restaurant located in the Bay Area, and it has already attracted quite a following. With more than 27 craft beers on tap, Sent Sovi also has a happy hour that appeals to many.
For a unique twist to the traditional burger, try the Relish Burger, which is a special creation of Sent Sovi that is created to leave you satisfied and wanting to come back for more. Keep in mind that this venue is closed on Sundays and Monday to host private events only.
We went on a special occasional. Their wine selection and recommendations were excellent.food portions are just right and wonderfully presented. Great gem of a place. A bit pricey but good for special occasions.
Sent Sovi is a great restaurant, but it's expensive and the portions are small. But the quality is high. Although it's fine dining, I don't think it's a great value considering the very high prices. Yes, you can have some unique dishes. But the portions are very small. We needed three appetizers, three entrees, two desserts, and two glasses of wine each to make us feel like we had dinner. It's a small menu which is correct for a high quality dining experience. They had a pre fixe menu, and some of the items on that menu looked good, but they wouldn't let us order any dish from that menu if you were ordering from the other menu. It's a small menu. It's a very expensive restaurant. The least they could do is be more flexible.
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary again this year, after having a wonderful meal on a previous anniversary. This time we tried the Chef's Tasting Menu paired with wines. We loved that they let us split a pairing between us, as it was a work night and we didn't want to drink too much, but wanted to taste the wines.
The staff surprised us by spelling in sauce happy anniversary on our dessert plate. The service and food was excellent the entire night.
This place has great food, no dought, the few knocks I do have are the old and somewhat ratty decor, and the lack of knowledge that the staff has about the menu. At a restaurant of this quality they should know where all the food comes from and be able to tell the diner if the food is sourced from the wild or farm raised. Why not know as much about the food as you do the wine. that being said the staff are friendly and courteous
Good, interesting food. What was really nice, was that the food delivery was delayed and the staff gave a us a (large) complimentary bottle of apple cider. The restaurant made us feel that they were going a "step" beyond.
We weren't up for a big meal, but did want a fine dining experience. Lucked out with restaurant week 4-course special at Sent Sovi Wine Bar. The Cucumber/Fennel Soup & Vadouvan Rubbed Chicken were outstanding. The best part was the service - with Eric orchestrating the proceedings. He made us feel as special as we do, while dining on the main Sent Sovi side.
Our daughter recommended us this place on our anniversary last year. Since we love to come here on special ocassions.
This place brought us back a fond memory when we were first met 40+ years ago back in our native country.
The service is the best along with the food. The wine pairing is the best we ever experienced.
The restaurant has and will be one of our favorites over the past 20+ years.
Sent sovi is a real treat. No details are overlooked, the water is chosen carefully, the veggies are grown on site, the coffee is perfectly selected, but it's not stuffy. It's a culinary experience not to be missed. Their are very few places left where the chef take such pride in creating each meal. Chef Josiah comes out to the tables to great his guest. The lates addition is their great wine bar and patio. Perfect for a quick meal or drinks before your meal. Can't wait to go back again.
... tradition, Josiah, seemingly effortlessly, on a weekly or even nightly basis, creates new dishes on the fly, and using only the best meats, seafoods, and vegetables he can find. When I order the six course tasting option, I know I'm going to experience six dishes unlike anything I've ever tried before. While he's always been able to tailor dishes for any diner's food requirements, I was happy to see the vegetarian options explicitly called out on the menu now. Our experience for our 20th anniversary was amazing being able to try multiple wine pairings with each dish. And the personal touch of "Happy 20th Anniversary" chocolate script on the plates of our dessert course was an unexpected and welcome encore. Thank you, Josiah and staff!
Each of the three times we've eaten at Sent Sovi, it has been perfect. Their staff is very knowledgeable and friendly and the dishes are so inventive with wonderful ingredients.
You can always tell a restaurant's caliber by how they handle requests or issues. We arrived late, and with a five year old - they seated us promptly and made us completely comfortable. Our daughter got her own unique fruit amuse bouche, and the chef whipped up some Parmesan and butter pasta that she gobbled up. That left us free to enjoy our own meals, which were outstanding. A flank steak that rivaled sirloin for tenderness but with the added flavor of flank, beautifully done. A pork tenderloin that was perfectly done, moist, complimented nicely by a hint of blueberry and a nut crust. Our server, Eric, got it just right - friendly, engaging, prompt without smothering. A lovely meal, and we will definitely be back!
I took my partner to sent sovi for his birthday. The waitress brought us champagne to start and paired our entire meal with awesome wine. We each had the three course meal which was amazing. Each course was expertly prepared and so flavorful. I had the fish special, the duck and cumquat salad for an appetizer, and For desert I went chocolate.
This place is so good. I would choose it over many other five star restaurants in the Bay Area. Been to a lot of them, and this one is the hidden gem.
Can't wait to go back and do it all over again.
The challenge with many vegetarian tasting menus is that they are usually poor stepchildren to the standard omnivore's versions, often consisting primarily of the sides. Even though we have had amazing meals at Michelin-starred restaurants (Manresa, Masa, Dio Deka, Inn at Applewood, etc.), we always felt a bit that we were getting a second-class meal. Not so at Sent Sovi. Chef Slone's emphasis on local, seasonal ingredients naturally produces vegetable-centric plates. The changes that are required for the full vegetarian version are minimal. Of course none of that guarantees that it will be good, but it was! It was inventive, original, and bursting with flavor. The smoked egg dish and the amazing broth of the carrot soup were highlights.
Wife and I had an amazing 6 course meal (actually 8 when you add the two complimentary courses). Food was amazing - not quite Manresa - but very close. My wife is a chef and she noted how pretty much every texture was covered by the chef. Everything was cooked to perfection and we couldn't finish our main course - but we did have just enough room for the dessert.. funny how that works.
This restaurant is for foodies. - Do not go here if you are expecting Chili size portions - this is an experience not just a meal and expect to spend over 200 dollars for dinner and drinks. But each course is quite the culinary experience.
Tracy our host was super friendly and caring. She went out of her way to make us feel comfortable and welcome.