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Sabio on Main

4.3
239 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
Perfect For:
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Modern tapas 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
Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International, Californian
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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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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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Spectacular three course menu from Chef Francis for Brunch and Dinner - $48pp.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 239 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

We got greeted by delightful presented chorizo toast. What heaven that first bite was. The thin sliced chorizo, like a lonely cloud on a Sunday morning sky, resting gently between the avocado below and then…an egg on top! The most playful little egg! I mean... what an experience that was... a celebration of flavors mingling together like a pas de deux.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Not sure about all the food since the waitress removed all our plates without asking if we wanted to order another item. I am also not too happy about our first round of drinks taking so long to arrive at our table. We were able to order potatoes fried in duck fat and a brioche grill cheese sandwich and both were good. I could not express my opinion about anything else since our plates were removed!!!!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

As always it was an exceptional experience.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

We were there for 45 minutes and still had only received two of the happy hour items we ordered. The kitchen pretty muched sucked that night. However, I would still recommend this place because the food is really good, that is when it actually makes it to the table.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We had previously joined for a mother's day set menu and wasn't very impressed. We ended up coming back with some friends to try the full tapas style menu and we're surprised!

The dishes were unique and we'll executed! Everything was delicious; we ordered a bottle of wine to share which was great - the description was on point!

Our friends loved it, and we left with some favorites! We definitely recommend Sabio and already want to come back for the tasting menu!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It's been awhile since we dined here. We were so happy to see so many new flavors on the menu. I loved the miso halibut. Our friends devoured the togarashi chips. Everyone loved the asparagus with Hollandaise sauce. The salt cod beignets and karaage pork were creative and very tasty. Even though we were stuffed, we were still able to eat dessert. The ice cream carrot cake was a hit! We also consumed the chocolate pot de creme and the lemon donuts, all washed down with some good black coffee. Always a great restaurant destination with friends. Great craft cocktails, beer on tap, as well as wine and scotch. They have it all!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Loved the decor, empanadas are yummy, octopus and pork belly are delicious!!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Outstanding food and wines. Expensive but worth it

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service was slow for their Sunday Easter brunch. Our server was robotic. Food was good but not memorable.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Made credit card secured reservation for 11:00am. Restaurant was only 1/4 full. Seated on time. Prix fixe Easter brunch menu. Server did poor job explaining the menu and couldn’t explain main ingredients in each dish. Drinks arrived quickly but that’s where it ended. First course salads arrived after 20 minutes and main course one hour after we arrived. My wife’s order and mine arrived and was told my daughters was coming right up. Had to flag down server to get her order 10 minutes later. Bartender (no customers at bar) realizing how bad things were jumped in to check on us and offer coffee. Food was good but service was horrible and some serious problems in the kitchen. Other guest also visibly upset. One hour and 45 minutes later finally finished and restaurant was never more than half full. Food was good but service and price will keep us away for good.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Awesome food and service

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

My fiancé and I went on an early week date. It was good food, great wine and a wonderful ambiance.

We will return with time to enjoy the chefs dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Amazing experience all the way. Highly recommended.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Overall bad experience. We had the worst table in the place and there were plenty of open tables when we arrived. We asked to move and they said no. We made the reservation weeks ago, It’s not like we walked in that night and asked for the best table in the place. Food was decent but the service was bad. They seemed to forget about us. We had empty drinks, empty water glasses quite often.

Wine menu is overpriced, food is overpriced.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I've been here on a few occasions. Each time the food was very good. The wine list and recommendations have been spot on. The patio is perfect for a warm summer evening.
The restaurant is a bit loud if you're looking for a quiet place for dinner.
I'd recommend reservations as they get busy! Worth a visit!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Amazing varieties all over the menu, surely something for everyone in your party. The veggies were outstanding, you can really taste the freshness, the uniqueness of eating real food with real people.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I’ve been to Sabio multiple times and they never let me down on the food quality. The potato chips with black garlic aioli dip is always a good snack for cocktail or the first glass of wine. My usual favorite for appetizers are the devil eggs (too with smoke salmon and caviar) and the cauliflower. Entree wise you got to try a pork dish. They made pork in various way but everyone I tried was spectacular. If they offer pork belly that night, go for it!

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday. The outdoor dining was chilly as they were never able to get our heater working. We didn’t seem to have one server so it took a bit of time between seeing a server. The food came out in a strange order. We have been here quite often but they seemed to be having a bad night. We will go again but not on a Sunday night!

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The Brussel sprout salad was too sour with vinagrette dressing.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Like the ambience and food was good. Sat outside and took forever to get service, needing to flag someone down just to get water. After that though the service was good and attentive. Overall pleasant and would return.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The experience was great from start to finish. Our server was excellent in giving us recommendations and explaining the menu. The food was excellent with great flavor. The butternut squash soup is the best I have ever had. Truly just a great experience. Plan on coming back soon.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

They ran out of a dish that we ordered and had to order something else. Too expensive for the size portion. All show. Too noisy and not very accommodating. Bad experience ever for a restaurant charging for a 5 sttasr dish and getting a 2 sta r dish.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great eclectic menu choices and excellent wine selection. We appreciated that you could get wines in a taste size so that we could try more of your interesting selections.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Place is nice, but way over priced. I can't justify it's super high prices for the meals they offer.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

bit slow service

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Service was awful. Prefix menu was okay. Waited 30 minutes between each course. The whole point of serving a prefix menu on Valentine’s Day is to make it more efficient for serving tables. This did not occur.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day. Booked the reservation two weeks out. Friendly staff but the meal failed. We watched as people around us got served before us and finished. Our entrees were forgotten about. The first and second courses were good but my NY strip was thin, tough and grissily. Champaign was forgotten until we reminded the server. These two stars are for ambiance, bar selection and staff friendliness. We might give it another chance when is not a special night.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was good, service was good but they wouldn’t close a patio door freezing multiple tables

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Niko and staff were fantastic. Food was as advertised. Highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Our food was tasty and creative, and I appreciate the fact that there's finally a restaurant downtown that offers local, organic ingredients and grass-fed meat. Service started out strong, but tapered off, and our server didn't check on us much after the first plate was brought to the table. Also, we still had half a plate of food left that we requested to take home, but we were forgotten and never received our leftovers. We waited for almost 20 minutes after they stated they would box it up, but had to leave to catch a movie, so we essentially lost out on half a plate of food that we paid for. We did enjoy the option of sitting outside, but perhaps service is better inside.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

To quote the former governor of CA: "I'll be back."

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Great place to dine and enjoy wines. They have a vast selection of fine wines with excellent food to go! Service was personable and professional.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

I really enjoy Sabio very much but do get concerned about the noise level when the restaurant is full. The food is really excellent and very unique. Table placement is key to avoid high noise levels.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Have been here 3 times since the restaurant opened a few years back. Food is excellent. Service is always good. One simple reason we rarely patronize Sabio's in favor of other downtown Pleasanton restaurants: It's overpriced. (Starting with the $25 corking fee...)

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Always amazing food and drink. Never disappoints. Order things that sound funky because it always tastes good.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Our second time there--this was for a wedding anniversary. Got there early; still uncrowded. By the time we left at 8pm, the restaurant was full. Menu changes every day, and there are some creative tapas dishes that really are excellent. It's in the high-mid price range--we spent $120 for two people with 2 classes of wine. Service is good, but waiters and waitresses seem to like talking with each other as much as paying attention to customers. Call me old fashioned, but it detracts from being made to feel special as a customer.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Great date place

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3.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Used to be my favorite in Pleasanton, but I'm not fond of the new menu. Used to be delicious and creative Spanish tapas. Not sure why everything I ordered tasted like Southern Cooking? How do you make pork shank and octopus taste like the same dish? Still great service and a beautiful restaurant. Hoping for an upgraded menu soon!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Great neighborhood gem with exquisite tasting tapas!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

No wait for a table, friendly servers and beautiful food presentation!

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