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

River Cree Resort & Casino - Sage Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rivercreeresort.com/sage.html
  • Phone: (780) 930-2636
  • 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 (780) 930-2737

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

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

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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Have been coming for years. The food is pretty good and it is a fun night."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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!"
    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"
    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!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The sage with the new chef and menu is a few steps down in taste and selection from the old sage."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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 "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The menu has changed Which was disppointing. The size of the meal was small for the price you pay. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Everything was very good - food, service, ambiance, but the bread was so hard and I broke a tooth :("
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Once again not let down, excellent food and we brought friends with us that were happy! thanks Again Sage"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We've been here many times now and only once was it less than excellent--and on that occasion they did everything possible to make it right. Only flaw of the evening was an inordinately long wait for an order of oysters at the start of the meal, which of course delayed everything else. They need to hire someone who can shuck way faster than they guy they've got. But the oysters were divine as was the rest of our meal."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Been going to Sage since it opened and never been disappointed. Safe to recommend to friends. Always consistent"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Heading there for the 3rd time, nothing but awesome."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was a wonderful restaurant with a worthy menu but for the fact that smoking can be detected from the adjoining casino."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were able to make a reservation on short notice on a Friday night. Very few people in the place when we arrived at 6:30. Now that we have eaten there, we know why. The $52 meal came with 5 lettuce leaves, 2 pickled baby carrots, 3 pickled beans and a few other items nicely laid on a plate and served as "salad". The main course I chose was the beef short ribs. A large plate was served to me with 2 short ribs and a smearing of some parsnip puree. The desert was a small 1/2 oz serving of raspberry sorbet and a small chocolate cake with raspberry sauce smeared on the plate. My 6 year old daughter would have left the place hungry, a full grown adult cannot help but to feel ripped off. We literally hit the drive-thru on the way home."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I gave a good rating because my food was exceptional. However, if others at my table were rating, they would not have been so generous. I had the special of the evening, and it was FANTASTIC. I ordered it bacause I wanted a steak, and every other was 10oz or more. The table was unimpressed with their food, particularly for the price. The resaurant itself is beautiful, but the casino is right outside, so that is somewhat of a gaudy distraction. Also, there isn't a washroom in the restaurant. You have to go out into the casino, not classy."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We frequent Sage often as it's one of our fave restaurants. We usually get a waiter who recognizes us & service is exceptional, even bring us special steak knives to use, this time we had someone new we've never had before, he definitely wasn't as attentive as the seasoned waiters. Sad to say on this visit we noticed a difference in the quality of the food. The french onion soup was so cold i finished it in 5 mins where it would usually take me until my meal came to finish it. My hubby got the 28 day aged ribeye & it was riddled with fat & grissle. My scallops & risotto would've been excellent had there not been sand in 2 scallops. Probably won't frequent Sage as much as we used to since we've noticed a definite change in quality overall."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went to Sage for our valentine's meal. It was lovely - a little noisy as we were seated right beside the entrance to the kitchen - but other than that it was fantastic. The food was delicious (portions are on the small side) and the atmosphere was great. The service was exceptional and the staff were very knowledgeable when asked about specifics (due to food allergies). Will definitley return :)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was a great dinner at Sage as usual!! Love the oyster bar!! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "for the price very disappointing food quality and presentation"
    Dined on 2/14/2014