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Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts
Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts
  • Address:
    5730 North 30th street Building 22
    Omaha, NE 68111
    Downtown / Old Market
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://resource.mccneb.edu/Bistro/
  • Email: cdcody@mccneb.edu
  • Phone: (402) 457-2321
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Reservations accepted: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Oystein Solberg/Tim O'Donnell
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Chef's Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sorenson Parkway
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts
Sage Student Bistro is a student run operation that runs concurrently with the school quarter.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was awesome, presented very well, unique and very tasty."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "different not what I'm used to very good though and surprisingly full when I left the wait staff was very friendlythey were also very informative too another thing that I really liked was that they had beer from a local companybut the best thing that I hadtherewas the desert"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I loved the atmosphere of the whole dining experience. The goose terrine was amazing. All of the dishes in our party were fantastic. My pork tenderloin with apples and cabbage was very well balanced with flavors and textures. We also loved the coffee cake for dessert. We will definitely be back and cant wait to try some more wonderfully cooked food."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Portions too small and the appetizer was cold. We ordered the bisque with mussels and scallops. The bisque was cold and so were the mussels and scallops. When we mentioned it to the waiter, he returned to say that the chef says that is how it's served. If this was the case, we were not impressed. We spent 80.00 for this experience and returned the appetizers which we were not given credit for and we left hungry and ended up going to M's Pub afterwards. We read the reviews before giving this place a try and we were expecting a not so perfect experience since it was a learning for students, but we didn't expect what we got for the price. We do not recommend this place when you can spend your money on a much better experience elsewhere."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Service was excellent except for reception at the door. No one appeared to be at the door to receive and seat guests at first. After being seated I noticed another guest experiencing the same difficulty. This may be a function of the positioning of the hostess."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal with the students doing their best to overcome first night jitters of the new quarter. The food was very good and we loved being a part of the education of the students. We hope to return at the end of the quarter when everyone has perfected their roles. We love to see young people become confident in what they love."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Very few people know about Sage Bistro. My friend recommended it to me and my husband and I had out delayed Valentine's Day dinner there. We both had an absolutely amazing experience! Quality, taste, and price of food was outstanding. The service and the atmosphere were great! We both enjoyed dining out at Sage Bistro very much. Definitely coming back and recommending to friends."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I have been to sage for lunch, but this was my first dinner experience. The presentation was spectacular, and the favors matched the presentation. The menu is always changing. My only two complaints were that service was slow and the server didn't thoroughly explain the dishes. My sister is gluten free, and they were very accommodating."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I've had lunch at the Sage Bistro numerous times, so I knew dinner would be good, but our experience on February 13th far exceeded expectations. From the sweet salty oyster amuse bouche to the light herbaceous salad contrasted with foie gras and goat cheese to a spectacular artichoke ravioli to perfectly cooked lamb two ways to a strawberry shortcake thingy that had the cleanest, most intense strawberry flavor I've ever had, not to mention the delightful lagniappes of an intermezzo and candies, these eats were just terrific. I was once a restaurant critic and my wife and I travel and eat out a lot. This meal ranks with the best. Look out Grey Plume and Boiler Room, they're coming for you. A bargain at twice the price."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Wife had the trout. Was not turned on by the head attached. Students diner had the chop and sauce was tangy for me."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The Short Rib was the most dissapointing dish. It was dry, poor texture, lack of flavor. Definitely not expecting it to be ground ribs. The duck was excellent. Those that ordered the pork and beans found it good, but nothing particularly outstanding about it. Two of the four couples had been to lunch the same week and raved about the food they had. They were particularly disappointed in the the dinner. We will try lunch next time. Will probably try dinner once more next semester."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "I had duck for the first time and it was delicious. Overall, simply a great experience. Lastly, the desserts were great as well as the small complimentary dishes that came by."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "If you've never dined at a culinary school you've missed a treat! The food is not only delicious but beautifully presented and perfectly served by young chefs who take great pride in their work! Try it. You'll love it"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "I came with three of my friends for a birthday celebration. The facility is beautiful, the staff was very professional and friendly and the food was outstanding. I have eaten in some of the best restaurants in the country (Avec in Chicago, The French Laundry in the Napa Valley) and Sage Student Bistro is right up there with the best of them. The flavors were incredible, the presentation beautiful and the overall experience was wonderful. I will recommend this to anyone looking for a unique dining experience in Omaha and I will be coming back again."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "A wonderful experience all around. It won't be the last time . . ."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Both the staff and the guest can learn at this restaurant/school. Just watching the staff being taught tableside by an instructor on how to decant wine, can teach the guest a few things. While the food is always good, and presentation can be be seen as creative/fresh, it seems the plates are just barely warm. If you get talking to a table companion, or one person plate is coming out slower than the rest of the table, the hot food could always be served warmer."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "The Sage Student Bistro is simply an overall exceptional dining experience! When you are seated in this well designed modern space, I challenge you to recognize it as a culinary learning environment on a community college campus. In short, the food was very tasty, exceptionally presented, and effectively portioned. The service was timely, efficient, pleasant, and above all - not snooty! The wine list is small but ample. Other restaurants could learn a thing or three. What is going on here is fantastic. The city of Omaha is lucky to have this place. Bravo to the students and to the teaching team. If you call yourself a foodie, this is your next place. I will indeed return again - and again."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "A great neighborhood find with good food and class!"
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "The MCC culinary students do a great job. I usually have the prix fixe. Portions are small so you don't feel stuffed. Wine list is short but I have always found a wine I liked."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "There were 8 in our group and we loved the quiet homey atmosphere. Food was divine and the experience supperb. Food was so much fun to try many different taste and different presentations. We loved every minute of our time together and the personal attention we were given and the beautiful grounds outside with the lovely herbs draping over the walls. Cannot wait to do out door dining as the setting is perfect and so welcoming. Staff was lovely and so enduring, waited on it hand and foot and I am recommending it to many and already have and will continue. Plan to get back there for lunch very soon. It is a long ways for us to drive, about 30 minutes but the drive is worth it. Thank you so very much, we will come again!!"
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "It was just a pleasant relaxing restaurant. Our waiter was a very nice young man. I wish him all the luck in the world for his future. The food was great. I came away very full and satisfied"
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "Excellent experience for a culinary school cafe staffed by students in the dining room and the kitchen. The food was as good as a couple high end places in town and much better than many others. The lamb was grilled perfectly, nice rare as ordered with a good sear that gave it a nice bite."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "Outstanding service and food! It was a magical night. The Student chefs did a wonderful job. Our waitress was attentive without being overbearing!"
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "This restaurant is awesome! What a wonderful marriage to focus on the students crafting their skills and the customer experiencing a meal "fit for a king"!"
    Dined on 10/14/2013