One of the best meals we have ever had! My husband read about Sybaris in one of the tourism brochures he picked up at PDX and we decided to make reservations and try it out during our honeymoon.
Service was excellent from the beginning - we arrived early and they were able to seat us right away. Our server was very detailed in describing the specials - everything sounded like a delicious must try dish. We started with romaine salad with chili dressing for 2. They mix the salad and plate it in front of you - it is 2 generous servings of salad. We both had pepper sprinkled on our salad. It was a tasty salad with a mild kick so there's flavor but it doesn't take over your taste buds - letting the main dish do that.
For the main dish, I ordered the halibut served over a white bean cake with a red pepper sauce drizzled around it served with roasted vegetables. It was incredible - I loved taking a bite of the halibut with a piece of the white bean cake and dipping it in the red pepper sauce - it tasted more and more delicious with every bite and though it filled me up, it didn't take me over the edge - so I could save room for dessert. The wine pairing that was recommended with the halibut was an Albariño by Abacela in the Umpqua Valley - it was a treat to have a Spanish style wine like this from a winery in Oregon - it was slightly sweet like a Sauvignon Blanc and tasted great with the fish.
My husband got both appetizer specials as his main dish. He started with the halibut fish tacos in corn tortillas - the fish was grilled and there was a light cream sauce - it was refreshing because there was a little bit of lime in it. The second appetizer he had was the wild game cooked in a mole like sauce, wrapped in phyllo dough with a Gorgonzola cream on the side. He said the wild game appetizer was the best thing he has ever put into his mouth. He didn't want to eat the last piece because he wanted to savor it for as long as possible. Of course he eventually ate the last piece and then we moved on to dessert.
My husband got the dessert special - a peach pie with autumn spices so that it tastes more like a pumpkin pie. I had the huckleberry creme brûlée. We loved both desserts - they were comforting without being heavy.
It is a quiet restaurant ideal for a special occasion, catching up with old friends, and experiencing local ingredients cooked and presented in a way that you will savor for a long time. Their menu does change often and they use as many local ingredients that they can.