Sage Restaurant - Tallahassee
Sage Restaurant - Tallahassee

Sage Restaurant - Tallahassee

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sagetallahassee.com/about.html
  • Phone: 8502709396x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm (Walk-in Only)
    Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am -3:00pm;
    Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 6:00pm -10:00pm

    In order to ensure a high standard of food and service for all of our patrons:

    Sage can only accept parties of eight or fewer for dinner service.

    Reservations may be made no more than 30 days from the dining date.

    Patio seating cannot be confirmed until 24 hours before the dining date or when weather patterns become clear, tables will be reserved in the dining room until that time.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Terry White
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Sage Restaurant - Tallahassee
The CONCEPT behind Sage is to offer a wide range of freshly prepared, made-from-scratch foods at good value with excellent, knowledgeable service in a casual environment.

Our MISSION is to serve the best food, give the best service, and offer a friendly atmosphere for our guests and employees.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Sage Restaurant - Tallahassee reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (60)special occasion (55)neighborhood gem (52)romantic (38)great for lunch (36)notable wine list (36)great for outdoor dining (33)great for brunch (20)hot spot (7)good for groups (6)late-night find (5)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • A disappointing evening
    Putthefeedbagon
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The wine was good although a little expensive. The rest of the meal was a major disappointment. The service was slow, and the food took much too long to arrive. Three of the four diners were not happy with their meals. The consensus was, overpriced and undervalued, and no need to return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inconsistent food & long wait
    GApeach
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Once we ordered it took forever for our food to arrive. The hostess did not even come by & apologize for the delay or anyone else. When my sons beef tenderloin arrived it was rare and he ordered it med. We had to send it back. He had also ordered the bean soup which he was not impressed with. Said it didn't have much flavor. My husbands osso buco was nothing that he has ever had. He couldn't figure out what everything was & said the veal did not fall off the bone like he has always had. There was also some kind of meat that was under cooked. He left half the dish remaining. My salmon, however, was the best dish there. It was moist & flavorful. For the price & value unfortunately we will not return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Tallahassee
    Yumyum
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    During Parents Weekend for FSU this year we discoved this gem of a Restaruant. It is without a doubt the best meal I have had in months. My daughter said every bite was "perfect". From the flat bread to the crepe it was all delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not during parents weekend!
    DeliciousDinner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    seated at 7:15. Dinner served at 8:30 + COLD/with an attitude! We left at 9:45 pm. Taste and choices were interesting, but service awful. Expensive+$30 entree x 4 of us, for poorly run kitchen
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place.
    Robinsue
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I ate here twice last week and enjoyed both lunches tremendously. The lunch specials are always excellent and very creative. The chef does a great job with seafood. We ate outside one day and it was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Tallahassee favorite
    Candietravelsdotcom
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Why have I waited so long to come here? Sage is above and beyond other local restaurants. Food was incredible. I am still thinking about the escargot and banana cheesecake. Great wine list. Attentive service. Only complaint would be that my in laws had trouble reading the menu in the dim lighting. My husband and I will definitely be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sage Restaurant
    lisa28
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I rarely go out alone to a restaurant, but was in Tallahassee on business and decided to take a chance on Sage as the menu online looked fabulous. The restaurant is divided into three cozy sections, including an inviting outdoor patio. I was seated in the front area which is nicely arranged to allow for single diners. I am not a vegetarian, but the description of the vegetable pan stew sounded too good to pass on. It was amazing! Everything was delicious and so fresh. Fabulous, extensive wine list with numerous by-the-glass offerings. Service was spot on perfect---attentive without being intrusive and made being there by myself completely comfortable and enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a Delight
    LHSA
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    You will never be disappointed with a meal at Sage. I know I never have. Everything from food to service to ambience is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Soup and Service
    KimberleYBVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    What a surprise to have the marvelous grill cheese with my wonderful soup. I enjoyed the wine flight, the attentive service was amazing. Everything on the menu seemed wonderful and I could hardly choose. Finally I got the medallions and ate every bit. The chef selected vegetables was outstanding. I was dining by myself and they made me feel very welcome, just the right amount of "do you have everything conversation". I will definitely return on any subsequent visits to Tallahassee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lassie
    lassie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I love this restaurant. The food is consistently amazing and the presentation is inviting. I prefer to go to restaurants where I can order lots of things that I wouldn't (make that couldn't) cook at home. Sage meets this preference. It is fun just to read the menu, of course it makes it hard to select an entree' but that's an easy price to pay.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Outstanding!
    ClassyfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Sage is consistently outstanding! The service, food and atmosphere are impeccable. This is by far the BEST restaurant in Tallahassee!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodfinderVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Really enjoyed our dinner here! Had the escargot & cobia conservative appetizers, nice bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio, filet & salmon entrees with peach cobbler & port for dessert. Great service, food, & wine! Would definitely return again for lunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great b-day lunch
    eeyore13
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Perfect place for a Saturday lunch. It was my b-day and we told our server. It would have been nice to get a free dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine food in a relaxed environment
    opus69
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Some of the best food you will find anywhere. An epicurean's delight with service to match. Knowledgeable and helpful wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • saspjg
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food and service were very good. The.y also accommodated our special requests
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • coastaldory
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Very very good food. Mostly good service, just slow, don't go when you are in a hurry. I eat there quite often because the food is so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ironwood Reviews Sage
    Ironwood
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is a great place for lunch and dinner as well! The food is excellent and the menu offers many choices! The quiches are outstanding...the consistency of a delicate egg custard. And then there's dessert. .the flourless chocolate cake is the most delicious dessert I have ever eaten!! I always ask the waiter to hold a piece for me when I place my order. Go there and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT Seafood!!!
    Fishchick
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Party of three tried the barbecued shrimp, crab cakes, salmon with olives and quinoa and seafood pasta. Everything was extremely good and cooked to perfection. We wanted to try Chef Terry's food due to his seafood credentials winning the National Seafood Cook-Off. We were very pleased with our meal. Traveled from Atlanta just to try Chef Terry's food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • farmertotable
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My father's 60th birthday celebrations began with dinner at Sage. The food was outstanding and the service very professional and pleasant. It was my husband's first experience at Sage - and we will definitely return sometime in the near future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frank's Thoughts
    Justabrowsin
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My date and I were greated warmly and personably as we entered. Our waitress was extremely attentive, and the timing of her serving our beginnings, salad, and entree couldn't have been better. As for the food itself, I can only say "my compliments" to the chef. From the Escargot, to the summer fruit salad, and finally the shrimp and scallops over lingquini, had my palate singing. Excellent!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best fine dining in Tallahassee
    TallyFoodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Inventive, refined, and sophisticated, Sage is unrivaled as Tallahassee's best restaurant. The food is subtle and delicate, and the portions, civilized (in a town that sometimes feels it has to bury the plate beneath a mountain of food in order to justify its prices). The physical space is elegant without being pretentious. The artwork is smart. The wine list is carefully chosen. In short, this is where you go to eat when you want a transcendent food experience. Tallahassee residents and visitors are extremely lucky to have a restaurant like this in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was everything we expected and more. The service was exceptional, the staff was extremely knowledgeable about the food and wine selections, and the food was prepared to order. Everything we ordered was excellent; the rack of lamb was perfectly cooked to my requested doneness, my wife's scallops and shrimp were perfectly cooked, and the escargot appetizer was incredible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    VERY PLESENT EVE, GREAT FOOD, SERVICE, AND FRIENDLY OWNER. ON OUR LIST TO ATTEND AGAIN SOON.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • King of Seafood reigns at Sage
    talhartmanVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    When Terry White was selected as the Top American Seafood Chef (competing in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off last Saturday in New Orleans ) it was not a surprise to his loyal fans at Sage. Terry does magical things with all kinds of seafood and the rest of the menu is equally pleasing. I had the pleasure of eating the prize-winning cobia dish on Thursday. No wonder the judges were "reeled in". The flavors pop and are a delightful combination. Terry's sous chef in the competition was Ginna Raymer, Sage's CIA-trained pastry chef. Find a spot of room to taste one of her sweet endings for a truly memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Food Terrible Service
    coastaldory
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food was wonderful as always, service was terrible, when normally it is good. Will I go back - yes but I may not take friends I am trying to give a great Tallahassee experience to next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Just a fabulous restaurant! As I told the server, though, I do wish they would use grassfed beef for the burger, as I'd love to order it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Table Location
    redbarchetta
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Booked through your site and not knowing what to expect, we were escorted to the end table that faced the women's room. The table of 3 we reserved had the 2 ppl. sitting on padded seating and the 3rd sat in a chair that was awkwardly sticking out - causing the waiters to shimmy between themselves and the person in the chair. If it weren't for the food it would have been terrible. I don't know if I should take my chances and walk in or call locally for service. Is this the location for Open Table customers?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice...
    KayBee
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great service, great food. The lamb was delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner for six was great
    TLHdiner
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday here at dinner with a total of six people. Sage's food was the best food we have had in Tallahassee for years. Our waitress, Liz, was thoughtful and helpful. We had a number of special dietary needs, and this was addressed as well. The food not only tasted delicious but also was nicely presented. THANK YOU, SAGE, for a memorable night!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still our favorite after many years
    RGinTallyVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My wife and I have been dining here for many years and it is still our favorite upscale bistro. Great food with skilled and friendly servers. There is a lovely small patio for outdoor dining and gas heaters for cool weather. Inside there is seating for about thirty, an ideal size for maintaining quality in the kitchen. The place is almost always packed so reservations are highly recommended and can be made by phone or Internet through OpenTable. There is ample free self parking. There is an excellent fairly priced wine and beer list (no liquor license).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pricey
    charlie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Sage is a nice place to have lunch - I would go back but when ordering a Sandwich make sure if there are sides- it is pricey for what you get
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely night out!
    erinintally
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I usually feel like Tallahassee doesn't have much to offer in the name of great restaurants... a few gems here and there. The staff and food at Sage were amazing! It was our first time there... My ONLY complaint is that the restaurant is a little small but that is probably why everything was so fantastic. (Not produced in mass)... We went for a girls night out and had a wonderful time! Good friends, good wine, great food! And that's why we went... Thank you, Sage!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Outstanding
    Cheeto
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    An amazing experience. All of the food was outstanding. The fried oyster appetizer was one of the best renditions of fried oysters we've ever eaten. This was a wonderful 39th anniversary celebration. Every time we dine at Sage just seems to top the last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite Place
    Monpare2sage
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Summer vegetable soup was very good; trout was great, as usual; shrimp appetizer was great, as usual. Potato chips were good, but were somewhat greasy, stuck together, and topping was uneven and clumpy...a disappointment. Hope they figure out how to again do it right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodfinderVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We had delicious escargot, Caesar salad & house salad with salmon for lunch. Excellent service. Would recommend reservations since Sage is medium size restaurant and VERY popular! Definitely will go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 211 reviews are from the Sage Restaurant - Tallahassee reviews archive.
  • Jim
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Great food! Great wine! Great atmosphere! Recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The meal selections all sound so delicious. The presentation of your meal once brought to the table is very eye appealing and the taste will far exceed your expectations. It is best to make a reservation because the restaurant is small but very cute. This restaurant is a keeper in Tallahassee, Florida. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden Gem
    Busybee
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Sage is the place I take my guests for a special treat. They have a very creative menu and wonderful daily specials. I love the trout almandine with brown sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    HotLanta
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    In town visiting my dad for Father's Day and decided on Sage based on the reviews. Upon arrival, I was immediately unimpressed with the locale, decor and ambiance. The service was just okay and the dinner menu was limited. Would not recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to par
    Pattipiano
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    This has been out favorite restaurant, but the staff there is not nearly as good as in the past. They are not attentive. They sat us in a middle of the room table and we were the first ones there. My husband is 88 years old and there was no lighting from above. Our staff person was never around, had to send for her two times. They were not busy so there was no reason for the poor service. The food was OK but not great. My lamb came with mashed potatoes and no vegetables. Not cooked to my request. We will go back again one more time and see was this just maybe an off night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall