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Sebastian's Hideout

221 S 5TH St, Springfield, IL 62701-1406
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Ranked #39 of 429 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Monroe Street
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English first
Springfield, Illinois
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Warning!!!! This restaurant has taken away your freedom of gratuity. We were not a group of people, but only a husband and wife couple. This is a horrendous act of restaurant inconsiderateness. Please see photo of receipt with Sebastian’s red stamp on the receipt indicating “GRATUITY INCLUDED”. The receipt on the right side of the photo shows red stamp and... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went out for a romantic dinner to my husbands favorite restaurant. The lobster bisque and Caesar salad were very good. My husband had the sesame tuna and it was delicious as usual! Perfect! I had the steak and crab cake and it was also very good. The dinner was very romantic and we were able to sit in the... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This meal for three cost $138.00, including a 1/4 glass of red wine for $14.00, and I ate better at the Hy-Vee grocery store cafe yesterday. No hyperbole - almost one hour wait to receive rolls and a mixed greens salad, another 30 minutes to receive steaks bathed in salty brown sauce, overdone carrots and cold, fried, and obviously frozen... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My husband and I like to go here 5-6 times a year and split the pear salad and the ahi tuna dinner. Just enough for two aging Americans. Everything I've had here has been excellent.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Had the special Sea Bass and Scallops tonight. It was one the best meals I have had in a very long time. Bread was amazing and wine they suggested was a perfect match to the food. Will go again. Was a little expensive but if the food is this good it is worth it!

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Springfield, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My husband and I love to go out for a nice dinner and drinks about once each month. The place we had been going to started disappointing us so we tried Sebastian's Hideout. We had been before and I don't know why we stopped going. The staff was friendly and informative and the meal was GREAT. We had enjoyed our... More

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Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Trip to visit the Lincoln museum and home, tried this restaurant for dinner at the recommendation of our B&B. Excellent meal, excellent choices on the menu, great wine selections. My wife had crab cakes which were excellent and I had the rack of lamb, done perfectly. Our server was excellent, allowing us time to comfortably enjoy our wine and our... More

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Springfield, Illinois
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I've been to Sebastian's before and have rated it on this site; fair as I recall. The food is still good and the service has vastly improved. Waitress actually seemed pleased we were there, was both pleasant and prompt. Prices are still out of line with a steak at $40+.

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We dined at Sebastions for the first time last weekend and had a wonderful dinner. We ordered the crabcake and filet duo, which was delicious, and quite a large serving. Our server was extremely friendly and nice, but was too busy to give anyone stellar service. It seemed like one server was given the entire basement as her section, which... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I have been to Sebastian's twice in the last 6 months. Both times were made very unpleasant by a female bartender. I wish I knew her name. I most recently was in on October 17th, so if management reads this maybe they can narrow it down. Anyway, if you go to order any drink other than wine from the bar,... More

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Chris H, Owner at Sebastian's Hideout, responded to this review

I would like to first personally apologize for your experience at Sebastian's Hideout on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 per your TripAdvisor comments. We strive to make every guests experience as perfect as possible and we obviously fell short with your most recent visit. My partner and I have reviewed our security cameras and interviewed staff with regards to this incident... More

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