Spectacular three course menu from Chef Francis for Brunch and Dinner - $48pp.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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.
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!!!!!!
As always it was an exceptional experience.
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.
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!
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!
Loved the decor, empanadas are yummy, octopus and pork belly are delicious!!
Outstanding food and wines. Expensive but worth it
Service was slow for their Sunday Easter brunch. Our server was robotic. Food was good but not memorable.
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.
Awesome food and service
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.
Amazing experience all the way. Highly recommended.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
The Brussel sprout salad was too sour with vinagrette dressing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Place is nice, but way over priced. I can't justify it's super high prices for the meals they offer.
bit slow service
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.
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.
Food was good, service was good but they wouldn’t close a patio door freezing multiple tables
Niko and staff were fantastic. Food was as advertised. Highly recommend!
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.
To quote the former governor of CA: "I'll be back."
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.
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.
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...)
Always amazing food and drink. Never disappoints. Order things that sound funky because it always tastes good.
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.
Great date place
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!
Great neighborhood gem with exquisite tasting tapas!
No wait for a table, friendly servers and beautiful food presentation!