With the nice weather on Wednesday, we wanted to sit outside so we headed to Sabur. We decided to share a few appetizers. The Warm Goat Cheese with Roasted Eggplant and Pepper Dip was delicious and spicy. Wood Fired Portabella and Roasted Vegetable Polenta Stack with Eggplant Demi was a really nice combination of flavors. The homemade polenta paired well with the portabella. There was a drizzle of a sweet sauce, maybe cherry, which didn’t match too well with the other flavors but otherwise, it was a nice dish. We also tried the Hand Stretched Burek with Beef, Potato & Onion. This is a simple meat pie and was served with a cucumber yogurt sauce. It was a little bland but very comforting. Our favorite dish was the Grilled Balkan Sausages with Yogurt Sauce & Thick Pita. These sausages were similar to Middle Eastern kabobs and had a great flavor! We were enjoying sitting outside so we shared the Chocolate Tort with Raspberry Sauce and Warm Caramel. This was a nice rich, dense flourless chocolate tart. Overall, the food was lovely and well prepared. The service was friendly and the attentive. The outdoor seating was very relaxing. The outdoor seating was almost full but the dining room was almost empty. We were sad to see that on a nice weekday night there wasn’t more traffic when other restaurants in Davis Sq. were packed.
212 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144
We used to go to Sabur regularly for the first while after it opened and really loved the place. We stopped going a year or so ago after having several consecutive bad meals with mediocre service. It seemed like perhaps they had changed chefs (just speculating, I have no information) and everything went downhill. We knew what the items on the menu were supposed to look at taste like and our complaints as they went downhill went on deaf ears as the waiter would claim everything was the way it was supposed to be - we had been eating there longer than the waiters (this happened more than once before we gave up) so we knew better.
The original staff was great; if they are back, I'd love to hear it so we can try Sabur again but our last lest several meals there were not good.