River Cree Resort & Casino - Sage Restaurant
River Cree Resort & Casino - Sage Restaurant

River Cree Resort & Casino - Sage Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rivercreeresort.com/sage.html
  • Phone: 7809302636x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm, Saturday-Friday 5:30 pm- 11:00pm, Sunday Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Mondays-CLOSED
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Christophe Ithurritze
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private & semi private room offering an ideal environment for business dinners and social gatherings alike.
  • Private Party Contact: Cam Rutten 7809302737x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Whitemud Drive & Winterburn Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking at the resort above-ground parking lot. Complimentary Valet Parking also available
A word from River Cree Resort & Casino - Sage Restaurant
Steak.Fish.Fresh


Enjoy an evening at our upscale signature restaurant, comfortably located in the River Creek Resort & Casino.

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River Cree Resort & Casino - Sage Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (20)romantic (16)notable wine list (9)fit for foodies (7)good for groups (5)late-night find (3)neighborhood gem (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great restuarant and great service, Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We picked this restaurant for our Anniversary dinner based on our previous experience. Again, the food and service were both excellent and we would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys the same.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite dissapointed
    poortaste
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I booked an evening at Sage with another couple on Saturday night for our anniversary and it was overall very disappointing. We ordered the 100 shared meal with steak, chicken, lobster etc.....the presentation was poor, the food was certainly not fresh in any regard. The lobster was horrible. The manager offered to get us another one, but honestly, having seen two on the plate I would not want another. My wife did not eat hers. The waiter was friendly enough, but then forgot about us when it came time to pay the bill. I will not be recommending this restaurant to any of my friends. We have been to the River Cree 10-12 times in the past two years but this was not a drawing card for sure.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was not good
    Deeplydisappointed
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I was so disappointed. Service was ok.. Food was not! Chicken was dry, lobster over cooked and veggies were cold. Dessert was very ordinary and tasteless. So disappointed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ruined birthday dinner
    MrsAnto
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We booked dinner as part of a birthday celebration. We booked so we had 2 hours for our dinner as we were also going to a show. It took 20 minutes to get our wine, it took another 20 minutes or more to get our salad and we never got our main meal, every table that came in after us was served and were gone as we sat and repeatedly ask if our meals would be coming soon. Our meals never came and we had to leave for the show with empty tummies and not at all happy. totally ruined a birthday dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    BirthdayBash
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I booked a birthday supper for my wife and a few friends. When I was booking I was not clear on the size of our group. Up to 14. Ended up being 7. The staff were very accommodating for the booking and followed up several times. We had a private room and our server was extremely attentive yet not intrusive. The food was excellent from the appetizers to the dessert. The menu is not large but has something yummy for all tastes. We enjoyed our meals then stayed and socialized for at least an hour afterwards. We were not rushed at all and the service was great all the way through. I would definitely recommend booking a special occasion here or just going for a nice dinner with your partner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sage Rest experience so-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    4 of us dined, 3 ordered the halibut, and all of them were over done and dry, after specifically asking for this $36 entree not to be over done. We also noticed a patron next to our table ordered the same and it appeared dry as well. Appy's were tasty, and the Lobster bisque was full of lobster meat, which was quite nice. They did comp us a bottle of wine for the dry fish, but underwhelmed with the experience. Probably will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak and lobster!
    northernkitten
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We have dined at this restaurant before but just recently heard about the steak and lobster deal. The food was very good and so was the service. The dinner only included half a lobster tail which was a little disappointing but overall the meal was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special date night
    CKEdmonton
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This place is a good choice if your looking to spend a little extra on a meal. Food tasted great but was a little disappointed on meat portions considering the amount you pay for it. My chicken was definitely not worth $30. Other than that no other complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eric
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food and service were good. We chose the European special, a multi-course meal. while it was good, the time between courses was far too long. Our total time in the restaurant was nearly three hours, mostly due to waiting for the next course to arrive. Other tables beside us had two parties come and go before we were finished. It would have be useful for the server to advise us ahead of time about how long the meal would take. Our main concern, however, was the level of smoke coming in from the casino, which very much detracted from the overall experience. We would expect a restaurant to be a smoke-free environment--poorly designed open concept. While the food was good, we would not go back again because of the smoke.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cold food
    Sweet
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had to send back the lobster bisque, mushroom toast and the lamb. All were cold and under cooked. They all came back microwaved. The soup was then too hot to eat. The mushroom toast was soggy, and could not be picked up to be dipped in the squash soup which was also microwaved. The lamb came raw, was ordered medium rare, came back well done from the microwave. A terrible experience. The manager said he would pick up our bill and then changed his mind and picked up the wine , which was weird because it was the ONLY good thing about the dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprizing Deal;
    Lipstickandtrips
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The restaurant was not full so the service was good. Both cpls choose the dinner for 2 and the selection was quite varied and cooked to our request. All were full..a good choice to sample the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & Service!
    Loves2eat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was outstanding...try the wild boar chop as well if you like fries their home cut fries with the marmalade ketchup was delish! Great wine list too. The service was outstanding, Anja rocked. However, I wouldn't go back because of how smokey it was in the restaurant from the casino...ruined the atmosphere and ambience...can't call it fine dining when it's filled with smoke.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Have been coming for years. The food is pretty good and it is a fun night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JoAnn
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The appetizers were not very good, had to return the Calamari as it was too salty, the mushroom on the toast was burnt that was returned also, and the mussels half of them were empty or so small (he did not return those). The entree's were good. There wine list is too expensives if you want to buy a bottle, the one that the waitress recommended was $110.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The menu had various amount of wine to try and were from different regions of the world, the appetizer was delicious the calamari were flavorful light and crispy with a nice citrus dill dipping sauce that was not heavy, the main course dish I had was full of flavor, the vegtables and meat had great flavor and the meat was tender enough that it melted in your mouth and the pastry it was served on was light and flaky, my only question was the price may could have been several dollars cheaper.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still A Good Choice
    BigAl
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Heard and read a lot of negative online about recent changes at Sage with the new chef, poor service and high prices but was pleasantly surprised with our recent visit. The service was excellent and unobtrusive. The halibut and scallop entres' were superb and cooked to perfection - very tasty. Great to see they kept the beet salad on the menu and the "fireballs" spicy kobe meatball starter was outstanding with unique flavour. Very good. Would like to see the salmon or arctic char back on the menu and maybe another chicken selection. The steaks are fairly high priced considering your side dishes are all charged separately. The ambiance is very nice, upscale, modern but fairly noisy from the casino action just off the open entrance. Well done
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We booked a table for four for a birthday dinner.Our waitress was very friendly and attentive.We chose a reisling wine that was excellent to go with our Calamari appetizer.Everyone ordered the filet and all were perfectly cooked to order.I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and I am looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Different experience. We live in Edmonton, and had a staycation of sorts. We stayed at the hotel, played at the casino, ate at Sage, and went to a concert at The Venue. Sage was expensive, but the food was good. Sage was just part of the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 424 reviews are from the River Cree Resort & Casino - Sage Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Worth the drive!
    ASmyth
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The service was superb! One of the chefs had time to come and talk with some of the tables, so we got to ask questions. Everything on the menu is made in house and super fresh. Nothing is frozen (except the yummy creamy ice-cream!). Because the Scallops are such high quality they cooked them MR so the were tender and delicous. If you like a mustardy heat I suggest the fireball. I'm coming back on Wednesday for their raw oyster night and some wonderful wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great Evening with my wife
    Teafortwo
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    First time my wife and I have ever been to Sage restaurant in the River Cree Resort. Very enjoyable evening. Oysters were incredible. Steak was good. Service was very good except it was too fast. We barely finished our oysters and the main course was coming out. Other than that it was good
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sage advice
    Debra
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The four of us thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience at Sage on Friday night! The only pitfall is the smell of smoke from the casino, that's a shame!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's the Seafood??
    Diner
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    My husband and I went to Sage for a special night out and ordered the seafood iced platter for 2 for $80.00 We thought that would be plenty for the two of us. We got 4 giant shrimp, some tough cold smoked fish, (certainly not salmon) a few clams and some mussels. Nothing else. The platter it came on was filled with black rocks the same colour as the mussels so it looked like we were getting lots. If we had gone to the grocery store and bought the seafood it would have cost us less than $20.00. There were no side dishes, salads or anything with it. Not worth it. I won't be ordering that again!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • new sage versus old sage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The sage with the new chef and menu is a few steps down in taste and selection from the old sage.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food Not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We were here May 10th. My family has been many times and had always raved about the food. Apparently they have a new chef who has raised the prices and reduced the quantity and quality of food. The burger went from $18 to $28 and my 5 scallops were $34! Very bland and not filling at all! The food all around was tasteless. The only really good dish was the Lobster Bisque, however getting more than 6 tablespoons would have been nice! Anya, our server, was amazing! She was excellent and handled the situation brilliantly. We spoke to the manager to advise of our feelings and again, handelled very professionally. However, I dont think we will rush back to the Sage anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hit and Miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We were pleased with our first visit to Sage so we decided to go again...not the same result. Holy Pricy Batman! Just your 10 oz steak will cost $40 then you have to add a side which ranged from $8-$15. Have you EVER head your steak served to you cut in HALF?!?! The "special" was $36 and was a steak with honey/blueberry glaze, potatoes and fresh veggies. Plates came steak cut in half with square of potatoes. "Fresh Veggies" came in gravy boat was for all 3 people who had the special. I ordered the mushroom stuffed chicken - it was a leg and thigh! barely cooked enough and could not even find the stuffing. VERY VERY disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Portions are way to small for price.. Restaurant tries to be something it is not .. its not a trendy upscale restaurant ... 28 bucks for a burger .. there shouldn't even be a burger on the menu, this is FINE dining, not a burger joint
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  • Excellent as always
    SandTVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The direction Chef Shane Chartrand has taken the menu is very pleasing. He and his sous chefs are a fantastic team! The calibre of food is top notch and we are excited to try the new dishes on the menu. The staff is always friendly and helpful. We feel like we are among friends when we dine here. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    Diner1
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We have dined at Sage many times in the past and I couldn't believe the change in service and food quality. I am sooo disappointed, would no longer recommend!
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  • great service
    Katesreview
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was good. had the Elk special. Could have been a bit warmer but the taste was nice. I found it was expensive, appies were not bad price but the wine & main meal was way to expensive, and not over generous. I do not like places where you order your steak and pay very high price for it and then they want you to buy a vegie and potato for another 15.00. That is just not right.... so on that principle I will not go back for dinner. A bottle of ordinary wine started about 45.00 or 50.00. But if you haven't tried it I would recommend you do. The server was really good and it was comfortable there with a good ambience. If they were open for lunch & had a cheaper menu I would go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK, but pricy and small portions
    cat1
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Went for 5:30pm on a Saturday, and it was quiet. Ordered calamari for an appetizer - was good. The special was Elk meat for $43, and stuffed chicken for $36. Small portions, and no potatoes or rice included in price. Some small veggies. Not what we expected for the price. Didn't enjoy the chicken....could have made it at home for way less and better tasting. Nothing special about it. Very disappointing, so we skipped dessert. Good thing we had an appetizer, otherwise we would have been very hungry. Sorry, but we will not return here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old versus new
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    With the leaving of chef Christoff the menu has changed. There is less selection and the option of a half lobster had been eliminated. Also a few choices were sold out, none the less still tasty.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service from Aaron
    simonka
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Good food, good service! I had the Boar chop and hubby had the beef burger. A beautiful place, romantic setting, but a bit smoky from the casino.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Unhappy
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The menu has changed Which was disppointing. The size of the meal was small for the price you pay.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over cooked entree
    HB1982
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I ordered the venison chop medium rare but it arrived medium well, the server and manager apologized and assured me a new entree cooked correctly would arrive shortly. When my new entree arrived the chop was much smaller than the previous one and it was cooked medium, the server explained because the meat is thin it is difficult to cook it medium rare. When I received the bill there was no alterations to the bill to compensate for the over cooked meal. I explained to the server that although I don't expect a free meal some type of compensation should happen. My husband and I had to eat at separate times. The server apologized and agreed with me and my meal was removed from the bill.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • SUPERB
    Fraumac
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    We got to the restaurant just as it was opening so we were the first ones there. Got a choice of tables which was nice for a change. Great service even though the restaurant started to get very busy. We started with appetizers. One in the group had the oysters which were nice and fresh. We also had the beet salad and beef carpiccio for the appetizers which was just a good. We had the Arctic Char and the salmon. The salmon had a panko crust that was absolutely superb. Had the flower pot and the creme brulee for dessert. The flower pot is a dessert that has a meringue mushroom on top, sprinkles of chocolate crumb on the top (dirt) and a custard in the middle with a green tea sponge cake on the bottom. Very unusual and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More please
    dineedmontonVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    My party and I arrived for a special 5 course meal that was being featured that night. In the past, we've attended special themed meals which were delicious. The chef and his team delivered again with a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We have dined at Sage on a number of occasions but this Saturday evening's outing was very disappointing. Service was good until a table for 6 or 8 junior hockey players arrived, our waiter completely forgot about us and things really went down hill. Tables were rearranged leaving us isolated and drowned out noise wise. Food was fair at best. We had always raved about the organic beets but now found that the new presentation had us cutting up our own beets and the flavour not being nearly as good. We tried a new dessert, A Flower Pot. It was really poor except for the cute clay pot! A second cup of coffee never did appear and finally I just asked for the bill. For a dinner costing over $250 for 2 we expected a lot better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All good but...
    AnyaVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Everything was very good - food, service, ambiance, but the bread was so hard and I broke a tooth :(
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent again
    Excellent
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Once again not let down, excellent food and we brought friends with us that were happy! thanks Again Sage
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate