The Bottom Line
UPDATE: This restaurant is closed.
We went to Sautee for lunch on a weekday. The two of us ordered an appetizer, a grilled flatbread, two sandwich entrees, an entree salad and one dessert. That's more than two people would normally eat, but we wanted to try too many things! The bill, excluding beverages, tax and tip, came to about $28 per person. We took food home.
- Better than your typical grill food
- Love that calamari
- Happy hour appetizers are $2 off (bar and patio)
- Not a chain restaurant
- Fries were greasy in the middle
- Appetizers pricey, but made for more than one person
- Sautee has two locations, one in Mesa and one in Chandler.
- Sautee is open seven days per week for lunch and dinner. They have a happy hour on weekdays.
- Sautee has a kids menu; beverage, entree and dessert for about $6.
- Sautee is a suitable place for a business meal, casual patio dining, family get togethers or even a date night.
- Wine by the glass starts at about $7, specialty mojitos and martinis start at about $9.
- Hint: You can have calamari instead of salmon on the salad. Tough choice.
Guide Review - Sautee
Our visit to Sautee in Chandler was a pleasant one. It's nice, casual environment is what they describe as an "urban dining experience." We ordered the Calamari ($10) for an appetizer, and it was plentiful and quite a surprise, with large, thick and tender strips instead of scrawny bready ones. We were told by the server that Sautee slices calamari steaks for the appetizer, and it was a winner with a nice lightly spicy sauce. The Sweet Italian Fire Grilled Flatbread ($9) was recommended by our server. Although it was fine--thin crust pizza, really--we doubt we'd do that again. The Chipotle Burger ($10) at Sautee was big and juicy, served with flat fries that apparently absorb grease. The Grilled Roast Beef Press ($10) was nice on Tuscan bread for a change, instead of a hoagie roll that you'd get with a French dip. The beef was slightly pink, tender and flavorful. Instead of potatoes, we ordered fruit, and we were surprised to get a lovely side of berries and other fruit varieties, not just the cheapest fruits of the season.
The Salmon Apricot Salad ($13) was a highlight. No salmon pieces out of a can here, this was a salmon filet freshly grilled, served on crisp greens with nuts, apricots and a light, fruity vinaigrette. A keeper.
If bread pudding is on a menu, you can be sure we'll order it. The Bread Pudding ($7) at Sautee is somewhat traditional, but rivals some of the best we've had around town. Grand Marnier and rum sauce...we almost ordered another one!