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“Nice Outside Dining with So-So Food”
Review of Meson Sabika

Meson Sabika
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Ranked #1 of 455 Restaurants in Naperville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: We are located in between West intersection and River road
Transit: The Metra is approximately 1.5 Miles from Meson Sabika.
Description: Meson Sabika is an award-winning Spanish Tapas restaurant that has resided in an 1847 Georgian mansion since 1990. It goes without question, that the restaurant offers an unmatched dining experience. Guests can dine indoors and enjoy the grace and charm reminiscent of a European Villa or can choose to sit outdoors on the terrace while enjoying the ultimate alfresco experience underneath 150-year-old oak trees which cover the estate. Guests will find that each item on the menu offers a taste of Spain. Whether it’s enjoying hot and cold tapas, sangria, an entree or a vintage wine – there’s always a pleasant combination of exceptional food, friendly service, and unique atmosphere where family and friendship can live life in celebration.
Reviewed May 21, 2013

This restaurant is on very spacious grounds and has a very large patio for outdoor dining which is a treat. I found the food to leave a lot to be desired. It is a Spanish influenzed tapas restaurant. The salad and artichoke heart warm meal (Salt de something) that I had were very fairly priced but the dressing on the salad was without taste and there was nothing distinctive about the vegetable plate, except there were lots of other vegetables and too few artichoke hearts. I think it should have had something else listed as the lead ingredient. I found the bean soup to be without spice and flavor. The patatas bravas (potatoes) were ok, not particularly spicey but they tasted good nonetheless. There is an extensive wine list with many Spanish varietals and vineyards and a full array of types and prices. The beers are all bottled and there is a good selection. With the 4 tapas meals and 1 beer, my meal came to $30 before tip, so the price was reasonable.

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

one of my favourite restaurants anywhere in the world,pricey though,each serving has distinctive flavours.been there in DEC 2007,its a unique ambience with open grounds.

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Thank Pratima167
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

My husband and I tried Meson Sabika in the search for great tapas that wouldn't require us driving all the way downtown. This place did not disappoint! The grounds are gorgeous: a building that is clearly used for private parties was all dressed up for what appeared to be a corporate event. They have a private lot, that I'd imagine could easily hold all the cars, if there isn't a private event going on (I could see there potentially being a parking issue if both spaces are filled with diners). The restaurant itself has all sorts of cozy little tables spread throughout the beautiful mansion. We were dressed in date clothes, and felt dressed just right. Tapas are meant to be fun, so the whole experienced is relaxed, but still elegant.
We had an earlier reservation (5:30), so when we arrived, there weren't too many folks there yet. We were sat at a sweet little table near the window overlooking the garden patio. Because we were there so early, it was serene and easy to converse: I suspect that as the evening carries on and gets more crowded, it probably gets pretty noisy (but hey, it's tapas: it's part of the fun, right?). Our server was super-friendly and did a nice job of guiding us through the extensive and appetizing menu. A note: make sure to ask for the sangrias, since they are on a different menu than the rest of the items. They have a wide variety of hot and cold tapas, and they serve it all with some marinated olives and bread-and-butter. The Valenciana Pallella was delicious: each of the proteins were treated with great care, and the dish itself is gorgeous. Make sure to leave room for dessert, as their choices are worth saving some appetite space for! We were especially enamored with the Pear almond cake.
As far as prices, go, I'd imagine you could enjoy a lovely meal inexpensively, or you could go pretty much hog-wild, depending on how much you order: we ate our absolute fill complete with a whole shared pitcher of sangria, cold and hot tapas and desserts with coffee all for under $100. We hope to try a brunch here. We'd come back for sure.

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Thank CorduroyArtist
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Walk in the door, especially after dark you you are transported back in time in this wonderful space. Can be a bit busy on weekends, but great service and excellent choices for all courses will bring you back again.

Thank JulieTherese_11
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Bacon wrapped dates, pork medallions, spicy potatoes...all delicious. Setting is beautiful in an old Victorian mansion. Very unique experience

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Thank Tracy H
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