Sabor Restaurant

4.7
2582 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
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SABOR Restaurant provides a rustic yet elegant atmosphere and a menu rich in European tradition—Portuguese, Spanish, French & Italian—in the heart of Downtown and the ICE District.

OceanWise certified, we offer Edmonton’s best, most-sustainable seafood menu as well as a meat & vegetarian options.

Professional staff, a trim but superlative wine list, hand-crafted cocktails, and SABOR’s menu & atmosphere make it the perfect spot—be it in evening wear before the opera, a suit before the big meeting, or in jeans hanging out with friends.

Friday & Saturday evenings feature live music by one of Edmonton’s talented local musicians.

BODEGA Tapas Bar is a casual setting seated on a walk-in basis only. A great stop before or after a movie or show at one of the nearby theatres, BODEGA serves authentic tapas, our signature Sangria, and superb wine & cocktails.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Spanish, Portuguese
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Hours of Operation
LUNCH: Mon. - Fri., 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
DINNER: Mon. - Sat., 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sun. 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
BODEGA: Mon. - Fri. from 4:30 p.m., Sat. & Sun. from 4:30 p.m.

We are available for private events outside of regular hours.

We are closed most statutory holidays.

Wine corkage available: $25/750ml bottle.

Specialty cakes happily created in our kitchen for your event with minimum one-week notice.

No other outside food or beverage permitted (including special occasion cakes).
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Phone number
(780) 757-1114
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Adelino Oliveira
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Catering
SABOR Restaurant can satisfy all your private function needs, from sit down multi-course dinners to tapas and hors d'oeuvres in one of our private rooms, Chef Lino can satisfy your every need. Contact Carolina or Chris at (780) 757-1114 for more information.

(Outside catering not available.)
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
103 Street
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Parking Details
Open and covered lots are available immediately across the street as well as on the blocks surrounding the building. Heated parkades are located at the kitty corner underneath the YMCA and across the street in Edmonton City Centre.

Street parking is available directly in front of SABOR.
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Public Transit
LRT Stops nearby: -The Bay -Central -Churchill Square Bus Stops nearby: 1, 2, 14, 8, 16, 17, 40, 41, 42, 45, 47, 50, 65, 68, 69, 71, 100, 104, 105, 106, 109, 111, 112, 116, 125, 140, 161, 162, 180, 197, 201, 211, 308, 309
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Entertainment
Sabor Restaurant Presents live music Friday and Saturday evenings. Some of Edmonton's best musicians can be heard tickling the ivories or playing Classical or Jazz Guitar for your listening pleasure. Christian Mena (co-owner) has been known to croon on occasion.
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Special Events & Promotions
Wine Pairings. Live Music.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

SABOR's private dining options provide guests with a variety of spaces for any occasion. Large and small weddings, pharmaceutical presentations, and corporate Christmas or client events are some of our specialties. From intimate dinners to networking receptions, we can find you the right space.

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What 2582 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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R
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Took my staff out for dinner here. Appetizers were delicious but we should have stopped there - the main meals were OK. But I had the steak and lobster. Lobster was great, steak was so bad I couldn’t even eat it. $48 meal that I ate maybe $10 of.

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CT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great creative meals. Prawns were fantastic. Beautiful atmosphere and the service was beyond exceptional.

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DP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

This was our second time to Sabor, and the experience was not as notable as the first. Given it is the holiday season, we expected it would be busy, but we’re seated next to one of the private dining rooms. The sliding door was right behind my chair and people constantly going in and out, falling off the step and nearly landing our table got old VERY quickly. For the price and if this would have been our first time, I do not think we would go back but we will consider giving it another chance, next time hoping it will be a less disruptive experience.

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RV
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great date night with my wife before the hockey game.

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R
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was very good and a good value too! But there is no question that our server Darren made it a great overall experience. Quick, effcient service mixed with humour and a vast knowledge of the menu and wine list made this a great evening! Thanks to Darren and we’ll see you again!

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J
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Outstanding food. Very busy with office Christmas lunches, food arrived quickly.

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W
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Seating was immediate, server was friendly, knowledgeable and very attentive without being bothersome. Our meal was exceptional from appetizer to dessert, fresh and delicious.

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t
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Our waiter was available but never a nuisssnce. His duggestuons were spot on.

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JL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall good value for money. The trout was good but the cod was not very fresh as it had a fishy smell but it still tasted OK.
Desserts were good

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never a miss at Sabor. Great food, great service, and always good ambiance. The seafood is incredible and the lunch specials are a great deal. Will be back again soon.

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NB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went for the first time after hearing about the restaurant from people who had been there previously. There were 8 of us and we had a wonderful time. Food was very good and our service was excellent. Great ambience and a wide selection of choices on the menu. Would recommend to anyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Food was ok, and too much money for just ok. Our server just didn’t seem to want to be there and the wait time for a steak and lobster tale was just over 40 minutes and a meal like that just doesn’t take that long to make, the lobster tail was the size of a prawn. Doubt I will be back

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I was disappointed there was not live music - it was one of the reasons I booked - was really the thing I was looking forward to

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was excellent, we each had different meals and everyone was satisfied. It is a busy time of the ear and I made sure to be at the restaurant before the time, I still received a note of reminder to be there or lose the reservation. This perhaps was a bit much. The service was good and prompt. The ambiance- for the season was very festive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cod & Ahi Tuna we’re both outstanding! Highly recommend this place.

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RY
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Decor was very nice. Service was excellent. Our server may have oversold the beef lunch special as in a big piece of meat. When in reality they were chunks, nevertheless still very tasty. Overall good value for lunch.

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I
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Exceptionally slow and inattentive service, overcooked and/or flavourless dishes, ceviche with no whiff of citrus, a virtually riceless paella which would make an Iberian embarassed and a strangely neutered GM who had to call the owner to deal with any issue. Won't be back.

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DL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Would definitely go there again.

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T
Edmonton
27 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

I was disappointed in the service. I was meeting friends who I had not seen in a while and while we were catching up, we were constantly asked were we ready to order. I thought, if menus were placed to the side, this was a signal. We did not signal. My friends ordered the chef's menu after pestering by server. They enjoyed the chef's menu, but it was difficult to mesh with my order. I ordered the lobster risotto. The risotto was a big disappointment.... Not creamy. Too al dente Very little lobster identified. . Plus I had to wait too long for it. (if they had given me a chance to order an appy, would not have been so bad - meshing with chef's menu). But the desserts were HEAVENLY Congrats. This saved the meal. Otherwise would not go back. I am not sure whether to recommend or not. I will give it another chance, but traveled a long way to be there.... from a Gulf Island in BC. You know the place where the mussels come from.

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. Price wise, I’d liken Sabor to the Keg, but with a wider variety of food options in a smaller, more homie setting. In my case, I have never had Octopus that wasn’t rubbery, yet the way they prepared it tasted closer to a crab or lobster. It was fantastic.

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O
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner for two on my girl’s birthday. Great service. We only had tapas. Every plate was great.

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AP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic. We had the family style meal and everything was very tasty. Great place to eat before a game or anytime. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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NS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Me and my friend went to Sabor on Friday night and called to make reservations. Our server Merlot was fantastic, he was very knowledgeable about the wine and food menu and make our dining experience one to remember. The food was 10/10 and I have their catch of the day with lobster risotto. Would definitely recommend to friends, family and co-workers.

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MH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My Wife and I came here from out of town for our anniversary. Sabor was amazing in all aspects considered. We Loved it and will definitely come back again. - Mike.H

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CE
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had never eaten there before. From making the reservation to the dining experience everything was 5 star. Had the Icelandic cod and prawns. One of the best meals I have ever had. My girlfriend had the Portuguese salted cod and loved it.

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A
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food so good four items had run out by 12:30 pm. Have lunch early.

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BJ
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent, the service was spot on, the noise level was ok for a business lunch. Overall an excellent experience. I'm looking forward to another lunch!

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AS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ate family style and it was an abundant quantity of really delicious food that we shared.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

melt in your mouth steak, tasty lobster! Only wish I could have done the 3 course option even though no one else wanted it.

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SC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had an enjoyable business meal with a group of six. Some of the food items needed a bit more spice and flavor but the quality of the food is excellent. The service is wonderful and 5* for sure!

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L
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great restaurant - so glad we finally made the trip! The atmosphere is very comfortable - perfect for a date night or just getting together with friends. We didn't opt for the Group Dinner option, but it sounded fantastic. Can't wait go back and try more dishes from their amazing menu!

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P
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome place, as usual. Sabor needs to come up with a new menu as it seems that, at least, the family style option is redundent. Besides that, it’s a great, great place for an exquisite supper.

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CO
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We’ve only been once this past weekend and it was amazing! We will be going again for sure!! Highly recommend!!!!

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E
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The family style dinner was delicious and such a good deal!

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DD
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good but the paella was just ok. Not up to what it usually is

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OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was very good, our only comment was there was no veggies with our seafood dinner. Our server was very professional and friendly, he knew the menu extremely well and was super with helping us decide our dinner. Will definitely return, the menu is excellent with lots to choose from.

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KK
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went here for a business lunch and it was great. Not too loud that you couldn't speak to the person across the table. Our waitress was quick with water and being there. The food came fast and was very good. They have a rotating specials menu that is on top of the already great menu and it's absolutely fantastic.
Would highly recommend this place to anyone looking downtown.

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m
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have visited this restaurant for many years. Mostly for milestone celebrations but also just to drop in for a bite. The food is ALWAYS exquisite. You will never go wrong with this restaurant. The service is one of the most professional in all of Edmonton. Staff is attentive but not invasive so to disrupt your evening.

We have had large family gatherings and intimate dinners at Sabor and always come away feeling its even better than the last time we were there.

Thank you Chris, Chef Lino and staff. You are all contributors to another outstanding experience for our family.

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B
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and service!

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B
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall the food was excellent, one portion did not meet our expectations but it was looked after promptly by the restaurant. We were very satisfied.

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