Sabio on Main

4.5
294 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Seasonal California Cuisine crafted with locally sourced, organic and sustainably grown ingredients from Executive Chef & Partner Francis X. Hogan. A Wine Spectator award winning wine list and imaginative cocktails perfectly complement the inspired dishes. In the heart of historic downtown Pleasanton, the interior reflects a modern European feeling with an expansive wine wall and open kitchen surrounded by warm, Spanish themed tiles.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Global, International, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(925) 800-3090
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Francis X. Hogan
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Private party facilities
Named in 2015 by Diablo magazine new restaurant winner and featured in the July edition of Sunset Magazine, our distinctly welcome spaces, a menu inspired by locally sourced ingredients and nationally awarded wine list, overseen by Sommeliers on staff, will perfectly pair with your special event.
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Private party contact
Rosemary Speer: (866) 273-0162
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Catering
THROWING A BIG PARTY? Bring the Sabio experience to your event. Customized menus, wine and craft cocktails, and the sublime Sabio service – all delivered to your doorstep. Contact our catering concierge to make your next event amazing.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rose Ave.
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Parking details
Plentiful street parking in downtown Pleasanton.
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Named by Diablo Magazine new restaurant winner, our distinctly welcoming spaces, a menu inspired by locally sourced ingredients and a Wine Spectator awarded wine list, will pair perfectly with your special event.

Located in the heart of historic downtown Pleasanton, Sabio on Main combines spirited contemporary ambiance, a meticulous respect for the bounty of Northern California and a decidedly modern take on the tapas concept.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 294 People Are Saying
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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I had high hopes for our evening. After ordering cocktails it took more then twenty minutes to receive them and we could already tell service would be very slow.
The menu looked amazing, but when the food comes out it doesn’t look or taste like you’d imagine. Pork shoulder was more of a pork chop. Octopus was ground up and nonexistent. I told our server we want to order a bottle of wine with dinner but it came out half way through our entree.
We were over it by the time dessert was a possibility.

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ZP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, nice decor and friendly staff. A tad expensive though.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place. Sunday dinner with a friend. The food was so good we forgot to take pictures! They don’t do tapas any longer, but a large selection of “snacks” snd appetizers. Everything was wonderful!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Listen. Drop everything. Go to this restaurant. Enjoy EVERYTHING. SERIOUSLY.

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TH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for brunch this past Saturday with the family. Ordered the eggs benedict, baby cake, and veggie omelette. Received meat omelette and some other dish we had not ordered. Waitress was very nice about it and it was just a simple mistake of not grabbing the right plates at the pass. No harm , no foul. Benedict was perfect, eggs done just right, quality ham, excellent. We also ordered the beignets that came with a side of chocolate sauce/ whipped cream that were very good and they comped us for the order issue. Would definitely go back. We don’t drink so I can’t really comment on the extensive wine list.

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g
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

While I feel they have gotten away from their original format of Tapas and small plates, the current format is well flavored and well-thought-out. The tasteful combinations from appetizers to salads two entrees are well thought out and well balanced. Very good bouquet of flavors in all their menu offerings

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RC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, friendly staff, nicely decorated. A real hit in my book.

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TP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a favorite...been there several time and always enjoyed the atmoshere and ambiance!

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OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Grossly overpriced. Avoid. How this place is still in business is a mystery

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place so much! Staff is wonderful and attentive. Food is delicious. The grilled cheese is to. Die. For. The bottomless mimosas were perfect for a Sunday brunch. Highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Good to share. Exceptional mixologist

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RP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sabio way exceeded my expectations. Food was superb with an array of distinct flavours. Winelist exceptional.

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NR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! Flavor packed plates, a robust variety of dishes. Not to be missed. Quality of food is simply unmatched.

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TH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always delicious food and good service. We brought a relative from out of town and they loved it!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing in every way!!! I live across the country but want to go back to Pleasanton just to come back here!! Food and service just so incredibly good.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made the trip from Vacaville based on a recommendation from a colleague and we were not disappointed. Everything we had was excellent and service was fantastic.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place to go on a Saturday morning! We had some local oysters to start off the day, then continued on with a monte cristo sandwich and eggs benedict. Paired with some sparkling water, this was a perfect start to a weekend!

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KF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Service was rushed then slow. They had better menu choices a few months ago. We were looking forward to a relaxing night out but felt rushed to order main courses.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner and drinks with business associates. Relaxed atmosphere, great food and drinks.

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TD
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Enjoyed the food once we got it. The restaurant was not that busy, and it seemed to take forever to get the food. We did order a steak they warned would be 45 minutes to cook. That seemed ok, however it took a long time to get the appetizer, and salads.

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EK
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made me look good! I had a group of work colleagues from San Francisco/Marin that are foodies and one that can’t eat gluten or dairy and was having a challenge finding a restaurant. Saw the reviews of this place and was just the ticket! Food was excellent, staff was attentive and accommodating, even brought us some extra items at the beginning of the meal. Ambiance is great. Really all around great. Everyone was full of praises for the restaurant. I will be back.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and timing of our selections were perfectly timed. The complimentary amuse bouche "melon gazpacho' was amazing, as was the pork belly, corn with charred husk crema and our halibut entree. Love this place, the constantly changing menu brings us back over and over again. Keep it coming!!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is generally my date night, ladies night and just-want-to-eat-something-delicious night restaurant! I was a fan of the Tapas menu and I'm now a fan of the new menu. I always recommend this place when somebody's looking for a great restaurant, with a great offering of foods and drinks.

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JW
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food. Great service. We love all dishes.

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OT
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. I had the chicken and chorizo dish which was sensational! Would highly recommend.

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OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative menu across food groups and nice for sharing various tastings

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KL
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoy the food and atmosphere at Sabio's. Recent menu changes have been great. We have been to the restaurant 3 times in 2 weeks!!

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Needs s kids menu
Drinks weren’t great
Food was ok
Staff friendly and nice ambiance though

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L
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Went to Sabio for a birthday dinner and both the service and the food was bad. The prices would have been reasonable if the food was good, but the food was not. Think greasy, soggy chicken skin on an oversalted chicken dish that took forever to come out. Will not return and definitely do not recommend.

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MK
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Over priced compared to the quality of food. Example - ordered appetizer octopus - it was $19 but there were only 4 small pieces of octopus there - disappointed. Overall presentation and taste was good but food itself was minimal. I am sorry overall experience is sub par.

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RC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome, service was great; but a little pricey!!

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P
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavors and out of the ordinary. Draft beer option was crisp and couldn't stop drinking it. Yes dishes are small but really tasty so be sure to order at least an appetizer plus entree.

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JK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very tasty. Good service. Waiter recommendations were perfect.

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j
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Very pricey for the mediocre quality of the food. Although it is listed in wine spectator, there is no mid range wine prices, only high end. I would not go back.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Not a crumb left on our plates.

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M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was pretty good (wish there were descriptions available on the menu & guess something left to be desired if no photos of dish can be found online for the Monte Cristo). However service was a little off...guess since they just opened the bartender was our server as well & we were jokingly giving him the benefit of the doubt that he had worked the night before. He told us our frittata was on its way but we had ordered a Monte Cristo & when I asked about the sweet & savory options for the Dutch Baby Pancakes (since they were not listed on the menu) his response was as if I did not know the difference between the two. He said sweet would be “chocolate and drizzled with maple syrup” and salty would “be like pork ham on top”. 😐 I ordered the sweet & it was actually Nutella with bananas & roasted almonds (luckily I’m not allergic to nuts or not a lover of bananas). Also, we noticed all of the tables that were seated after us were offered their choice of water but we were given good ol’ tap (which was fine). We’d like to come back to try other items but hopefully we’ll have a better customer service experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. They did say they are about to change to a traditional menu versus the Tapas. I hope hey keep the Ribeye and the Cauliflower on their new menu. It was my first time there but I will definitely go back. I

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BF
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a great find for our anniversary dinner. We just moved back from Europe and it was a nice "bring me back to Spain" with the tapas and sparkling water! Although it was not quite tapas in Spain, the food were delicious! We ordered 5 different things on the menu. We actually liked the Asian fusion infused in the food! Overall, it was a delightful experience.

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Boise
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stephanie the bartender also waited on us. Food was superb, and service was excellent. This was our second time here and us already on of our favorite go-to places.

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San Francisco
96 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is excellent. We were very happy with the service. Particularly enjoyed the deviled egg, and the halibut.

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