Sabor Saveur | Ukrainian Village/East Village | French, Mexican/Southwestern, Global/Fusion/Eclectic | Restaurant
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CLOSED. French-Italian contemporary fusion; it's BYO.

Our Review

This Ukie Village restaurant is going for the kind of Mexican-French fusion you may have enjoyed at Mexique, though with knockout Italian-influenced dishes like tortellini stuffed with soft chicharron, sprinkled with cracklings in a poblano sauce, it might just as well be called Sabor Saveur Sapore. Delicate lettuce cream soup is much tastier than you'd think such a thing could be. Bocoles are small, crisp masa-black bean cakes used as pedestals to present delicious combinations like chorizo and shrimp in a saffron beurre blanc, and the fruit "tamale" is a creative blend of ground beef and pork with watermelon and purslane, all enfolded in phyllo. Sea bass, marinated and drizzled with an achiote-based sauce, is highlighted with xoconotzle, or cactus flower fruit, a complementary flavor and visual accent. Though a little dry, pork loin stuffed with sweet tejocote, a Mexican fruit similar to apricot, had excellent flavor. Desserts, like a cream-cheese napoleon of crisped flour tortillas and cinnamon with chicharron sauce, continue the cultural fusion. Chef Yanitzin Sanchez avoids the overwhelming richness sometimes found in both French and Mexican traditions but preserves flavor. This restaurant aspires to elegance, though spartan decor means lots of hard surfaces. Still, friendly servers and chefs bring warmth, and with a BYO policy and entrees averaging around $20, you can have a very tasty meal at a reasonable price.

David Hammond

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Price: $$$
Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa, Discover

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