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Sage Restaurant - Tallahassee
Sage Restaurant - Tallahassee

Sage Restaurant - Tallahassee Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sagetallahassee.com/about.html
  • Phone: (850) 270-9396
  • 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: Contemporary American, Seafood
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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?"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great service, great food. The lamb was delicious!"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great food! Great wine! Great atmosphere! Recommended!"
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "After a few visits, my wife and I decided we prefer lunch at the Sage rather than dinner. The dinner menu is to limited and thedining is to crowded."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "For a romantic birthday dinner, my partner's, a very discreet candle on the dessert meant that they understood my request for no fuss, just a small acknowledgement. It was perfectly tactful and tasteful. I liked our server a lot--she seemed new and was very careful and thoughtful. And of course, goes without saying, great service, great wines, great food. Truly the best in town. I need to make time to come more often. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "love this place, been here several times, great spot"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We went for a light early evening dinner, a few apps and salads. Excellent as expected... Beautiful fried oyster appetizer with an Oriental/Asian flair, whichever is correct at the moment, generous mussel appetizer that I would revisit, my lady friend had a very fresh "Sage" salad which she reported to be "very nice"... A couple of glasses of wine, our delightful food, spot on service... I am a local Chef, AND, EASY to please... We had a lovely experience, there is a reason Sage is so highly lauded..."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "My group had a wonderful time and the food was great! Our waiter had such a servant heart and we enjoyed him."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Three of us met at Sage Saturday for brunch. Two were vegetarians, and there were incredible options for them. The beet and orange salad was amazing, and the trout was out of this world."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food is always so fresh and delicious. Thank goodness for no more burgers and fries!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Sage has been a favorite for some time and I've recommended them countless times but this was the second disappointing meal. Then entree and desert were good but the "Beginnings" had quality control issues. I ordered the foie gras with roasted beet, herb salad, pickled onion, and a vinaigrette. I noticed that the herb salad was two pieces of parsley and there were no pickled onion whatsoever. It took me 15 minutes to get the waitress and when I pointed out the missing pickled onion she apologized and brought a plate of pickled onion. I am not a food snob but when I pay 15 dollars for an appetizer at a nice restaurant I expect a composed dish. During our previous dinner, I received a desert with inedible freezer burned ice cream. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food and environment were great. The best part was our server Robert. He was very knowledgable, friendly and patient. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Hadn't been here for quite sometime! Excellent food and great service! Winner!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "the food was outstanding at Sage. However, the tables inside are so close together and the space is so small that it gets very noisy. I was unable to hear my server unless she yelled at us. Also, the servers had to pass plates down our table because our table was so close to the next table that she was unable to come to the other side. That was a bit frustrating. Maybe if one were to choose to sit outside, the ambience would be better. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Our small group (3 to 4) has been meeting once a month at Sage for lunch since last summer. The food is always good. This was the first time we sat outside...lovely, but the service was VERY slow. One extra person joined us,; we never did get menus for everyone, even after the server gave us a dinner menu for lunch. We had to remind the server to bring another setting of silverware. Our server was nice, but the service was ridiculously slow. For example, NO ONE got refills on water, and we were never asked if we wanted a second glass of wine (we all did!). The server did ask if we wanted dessert (this was an hour and a half after we were seated). We normally sit and visit, drink more water and wine, but lunch took close to two hours. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Beautiful presentation surrounded by always interesting art."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I had a tough time deciding on what to order, everything sounded so delicious, especially the appetizers. We were a party of 4 and shared 2 appetizers' tempura fried oysters and a beef skewer, both were amazing! The tomato bisque with blue cheese was so creamy and with just enough blue cheese to add a unique taste. We all had a different entree and each one was beautifully presented and full of flavor! Nice wine selection and outstanding service! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Sage was our choice for lunch to celebrate after graduation at FSU. Had to be special and it was! Appetizers are amazing, great wine list, entrees varied and delicious and the service (on a busy event day) was excellent. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had never been but always heard about Sage, wanted to try something new and decided now was the time. Everything was phenomnal, the waiter was very knowledgeable and had fun character, and the portions were larger than what you usually find at some fine-dining restaurants. They have petite salads if you ask, so you can try different ones instead of just sharing. My husband had the steak and I had the fresh pasta with scallops and shrimp, along withe different salads and desserts. The flavors were just different enough to be exciting, and there were layers of complexity in each dish. We overheard the chef talking about how brunch has now become a big things, so we may try that. We will definitely be back! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The waiter we had was very good. Available, but not overly hovering. Knew something about wine. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My wife and I have dined here several times a month for years and we always find excellent food and service and good wine at reasonable prices. There is a pleasant patio for outside dining and even gas heaters for cool weather. The inside is a small comfy upscale bistro style with artwork that changes every month or so. The servers are highly skilled and helpful in describing the food and selecting wine. The menu changes somewhat every day and there is often fabulous special dishes the servers will tell you about. The place is almost always busy so reservations are recommended and can be made on the Internet through Open Table or by phone. There is ample self parking."
    Dined on 4/18/2014