Sabio on Main

4.5
329 reviews
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Californian
Seasonal California Cuisine crafted with locally sourced, organic and sustainably grown ingredients from Executive Chef & Partner Francis X. Hogan.

> Wine Spectator award winning wine list | 2018, 2017, 2016
> Winner Alameda County Fair Craft Cocktail Competition | 2018
> Taste our Terroir Judges Favorite | 2017

In the heart of historic downtown Pleasanton Sabio was designed by acclaimed San Francisco architect Jim Maxwell. The interior reflects a modern European feeling with an expansive wine wall and open kitchen surrounded by warm, Spanish themed tiles.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Four course Valentine's dinner from Chef Hogan $69 per person with optional wine pairing at $37

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 329 People Are Saying
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience!

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JL
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The cod dish is one of the best things I've ever eaten, moist flaky fish, excellently flavored. The secret rice was amazing. I usually hate cauliflower, however, the cauliflower appetizer was super flavorful, spicey and crunchy - yum! I'll be back!

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c
Key West
34 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good brunch

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OT
San Francisco
262 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

So glad Sabio is re-opened for lunch! Their salads and sammiches are very tasty (they burger changed ALOT) but it's still better than anything else on Main St. The service needs to catch up to the lunch crowds, which I am sure it will.

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OT
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Location was great. Fairly easy parking. Nice brunch selection loved the variety. Will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server sang for me when i requested music because i couldnt handle my S.O.'s incessant talking. Great food, great service, and will definitely be back for more.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Drinks are overpriced though.

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KA
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We went to their 5-course New Year's Eve dinner and were quite disappointed overall. We have been to this restaurant several times before including New Year's Eve last year and always enjoyed it. This time the service was incredibly slow. Each course came out painfully slow and we were there for at least 2 and a half hours despite finishing most courses quickly as they were rather small. The food was only just okay...nothing special and definitely not worth the price we paid for it. We'll probably give this place one more try and I hope they can improve.

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TH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great time on new year's eve. We had a 5 course preset menu that night. It was all very good and we had a lovely time.

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JB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch place of all time. Exquisite food, creative menu using ingredients from local farmers, suppliers. A gem.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food took an unusually long time to come out. Everything was good except the cod.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Our server was very attentive and gave good recommendations. Food was delicious. Had the butternut squash soup. It was the best version of the soup I’ve ever had. My wife had the flatiron steak which was very tender and tasty. I had the sausages which was very flavorful. Portions weren’t really that big but we weren’t that hungry so it ended up being just right. I would definitely come back.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The service was slow and the food was not tasty at all.

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PB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and ambience was good. Appetizer portion is small for sharing. Good wine selection and the decor is nice.

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L
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday family dinner with kids. Staff attentive and accommodating, especially with food allergies. Great place. Little pricey but very enjoyable.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Pasta was undercooked and bread was stale.

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

I absolutely love this place. The service is amazing, and the food is always fresh and pleasantly plated. The kid's options are lacking, however, the portions are large enough to share with your little ones!

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LP
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service and very reasonable brunch prices.

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San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Friday night ambiance was lively with holiday parties and revelry. The service from our wait staff was great despite the busy atmosphere. We ordered the tasting menu to go with the Bordeaux style wine we brought (2011 SKW Lot 158) which went well with everything. The artichoke inspired amuse bouche was intriguing, and the butternut squash soup with roasted pepita oil was wonderfully delicious. We had a nice time.

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AW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything that Chef Francis prepares at Sabio. He is creative and always surprises and delighted us with his creative fresh and courses! Sabio means wise man in Spanish and that description fits Francis perfectly! He has a place in my Local Food Evangelists webpage! Congratulations! The best restaurant in Pleasanton!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food. Loved the happy hour as well!

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m
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our party of 4 (two couples) enjoyed meeting at Sabio for dinner on a Saturday night. The food was well prepared and served. The portions are slightly on the small side, but we all prefer well-prepared small meals to meals that focus mainly on quantity rather than quality. Our server was very personable and made good suggestions.

The menu is relatively small (7-8 entrees) but it changes nightly so you could go frequently without getting tired of the menu. The two men in the group order the flatiron steak which were served with a potato side - it sounds pedestrian, but the sauces and the presentation were excellent. One woman ordered gnocchi which she devoured and the other woman order sea bass which was also great. Sabio offers some unusual desserts and the one we enjoyed was pumpkin pie doughnuts.

The restaurant is fairly small, warm, and intimate. The bar area is quite inviting although we sat at a table.

I recommend this restaurant for anyone who enjoys California cuisine in a intimate environment.

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LA
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Noisy place, but a pretty restaurant. The menu was limited, but the food was very good and had a nice presentation. Service was quite slow.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful experience at Sabio! Lunch was great!

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San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall the meal was amazing, the service and staff as well. But unfortunately the pricing for the course meal was posted here at a specific amount than we paid.

So imagine our surprise when we were told we misread the information,when it clearly stated otherwise on Open table
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In the future I would advise the owners to sync there price correctly with whomever their advertising with. It’s bad business, and a turn off for the patrons.
Thank you.

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AW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday at Sabio and it was an unforgettable experience! Chef Francis surprised us and delighted us with his exquisite and creative courses! He created a dessert with persimmon for me. I am a foodie and love creativity and the use of seasonal items in the menu. It was an special night and I would never forget the personal touches. He also cooked my New York strip to perfection. It’s the best restaurant in town. Thank you for looking after us last night, Sabio and Chef Francis! You are the best!

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sabio on Main is one of our favorites and always rates high for food quality and creativity. We used to order and share primarily small plates, but more recently the entree's with a few added small plates have won our palates!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a pairing food and wine the choices were wonderful we really enjoyed

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

My date night was great!

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k
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My colleagues and I had an incredibly enjoyable and delicious evening at Sabio's. Stephanie our waitress was a delight and the foot was excellent. Will definitely return to this Pleasanton "find" on future visits!

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D
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food but very limited vegetarian options. Service was slow but they were busy and we were a party of 8.

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M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Exquisite meal from
start to finish. Friendly service.
Waitress kind of forgot about us towards the end but overall food was
wonderful - we will be back!

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EY
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sabio is a little piece of San Francisco in Pleasanton. The decor and menu are upscale and sophisticated. The prices are a bit higher than the average in the area, but the experience is very nice. I am a little disappointed they are moving away from tapas, but four of us were still able to make a meal of shareable small plates.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ever since moving from Southern California to Northern California, Sabio has become a favorite. Menu is fun and innovative, the drinks clever, love it!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fine, food didn’t have a ton of flavor. Street corn best item.

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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
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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F
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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