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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/
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "I have dined at the Sage Bistro at least eight times over the past few years; my friends and I originally began eating there because we were supporting the school as much as enjoying the dining experience. Now, we go there for fine dining. I include Sage Bistro in my top five restaurants in Omaha - a slate that includes the Flatiron, Le Bouillon, and V. Mertz. The service at Sage Bistro is impeccable - the staff are attentive and knowledgeable. The small details are never overlooked. The menu is creative, and appetizers and "extras" offer a level of "pizzaz" that I love. Finally, the prices are reasonable - but that is not why I go there. I am used to paying for quality dining - and will frequent the Bistro if their prices doubled."
    Dined on 10/16/2014
  • "I really loved the bread that i got it was hot and steam when i cut my bread to put some amazing that yummy butter on it. I also really loved was the corn and bacon mixed together. Another thing is that the serivce was great!!!!!!! I really liked the server we got she was so kind and friendly. If i go there again which i think i will i hope i get that serve again because i really liked her."
    Dined on 10/15/2014
  • "I thought the students had an outstanding "American Cuisine" inspired menu. We had a party of four, enjoyed a couple bottles of wines, and took our time to savor the five courses."
    Dined on 10/13/2014
  • "I was encouraged to try the student Prix Fixe. I don't really care for fish. But I still tried it. I was totally surprised! The entire meal was extraordinarily delicious."
    Dined on 10/9/2014
  • "Warmly greeted, adequate selections, exceptional food done by students. Bravo. Setting was delightful. Serene, clean and picturesque. A must for everyone. Very memorable event."
    Dined on 10/9/2014
  • "I loved the high class but relaxed feel it had because of the whole student led situation. After you get a plate of food in front of you it doesn't seem like a student led situation at all. Every single one of the dishes I saw where elegant and looked more than delicious. overall it was a wonderful experience and if your looking for something new and a little out of the ordinary I would strongly recommend the Student Bistro."
    Dined on 10/8/2014
  • "What a find! I've lived in Omaha for 10 years and never heard of this place. I was looking for something interesting plus special for our 1 year anniversary. I will say we were not disappointed. The menu is very limited and same with the drink selection but put all that aside. It is the experience that counts. The food was great. I had the trout and wife had the chicken. Both dishes were amazing. Our waiter Stanley was incredible. He explained in detail the menu and was very attentive. We were there on a Thursday and the noise level was very low with nice music in the backgroud. I definitely recommend this place."
    Dined on 9/25/2014
  • "There were 6 in our group. We were very, very impressed with the overall high quality of Sage Student Bistro! Everything was wonderful - it's a beautiful restaurant and the food was just amazing. It's not an expansive list but we all found something we really liked. I can't wait to take my husband. It's a very upscale feel and would be perfect for a date night or a family dinner. Wow, were we impressed."
    Dined on 9/24/2014
  • "Noticed the culinary school listing, and remembered the great meal we had at Kendall College in Chicago. The service started a bit off, the menu was not quite clear, and the wait staff, a mature student, wasn't quite able to explain. And I still don't know what the bread they served was. It was explained a couple different ways (German sour dough, made with butter) Didn't matter, what I ordered was outstanding. The lamb was perfectly cooked, the roasted grapes and pureed root vegetables paired wonderfully."
    Dined on 9/23/2014
  • "Great food, great ambience, great service, as long as you're patient with the fact that it's a teaching restaurant where there may be a glitch here and there (I needed to ask for a soup spoon, for instance, but the cauliflower soup was delicate and wonderful)."
    Dined on 9/23/2014
  • "We found the food well presented and satisfying. The staff continued to bring out one surprise after another - baskets of bread, little tastes, candies, spritzers. They were very gracious and accommodating when several of our guests arrived late. We were delighted with the quality, service and ambiance. Well beyond expectation."
    Dined on 9/18/2014
  • "Visited during the fine Dining class' Prix fix menu. Excellent food and excellent service. Very nice meal for a good price."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My whole experience was amazing...the food was incredible...everyone was so attentive I loved everything about this place...I can't wait till fall so I can share the experience with someone else"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My wife and I tried out the Sage Bistro for a date, and we were not disappointed. The food was artistically presented and very delicious. In our opinion the $30 was a great bargain. I really appreciated our talk with one of the chefs (Jarrod Lane), and we found the whole evening relaxing and enjoyable. By far my favorite piece was the rabbit. There was one piece of lighter meat that was wrapped in crispy rabbit bacon, and I have no other word to describe it than exquisite. I approached the meal with some trepidation, since it was part of a school project, but everything was done to perfection."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We had a very large group and were waited on hand - and - foot by our server valerie. Food was spectacular, and so was the presentation. We met with the student chefs and their student manager. Very pleasant. Ambience was quiet and classy. Prices were quite reasonable. Will be returning."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had an amazing dining experience at the Sage Bistro. Kinesha Roach and her partner cooked the prix fixe and it was absolutely divine. The ambiance was simple perfect and everything we ate was pleasing to our pallets. It was a nice date for us and was the first of many prix fixe experiences. We had such a good time he treated me to a prix fixe experience a couple of weeks later at Sullivan's for our birthday. Each time I've eaten at Sage, it is clean, the food is delicious, and the staff is professional. I recommend it to many people on a continual basis."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food at Sage Bistro easily equals a "professional" restaurant. We ordered and shared two different appetizers, entrees and desserts, and each was spectacular. I understand that the menu, chefs, and servers all change as the students rotate through their coursework, so perhaps this was luck of the draw for us. We will definitely be back. p.s. don't miss the creme brûlée, if it is available."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Went there with our book group - food was excellent, as was the service. We all had the prix fix meal and it was great!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The service was on point and very attentive. The food was cooked wonderfully and I enjoyed each bite. The instructors seem they really care about the students!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I've never been to this bistro before. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was really impressed by how clean and beautiful the place was. Between each course, the silverware was replaced. It was lovely. And the food was great, too. It was nice to see the students at metro have a chance to show their talent, and it's nice for the customers to be able to come back another time and have different options."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Having gone through the fine dining course at Metro, I notice things. I was taught by the best that you always serve the women first and from the left and clear from the right. That didn't happen. Also, the presets were just dropped on the table in front of us instead of placed in their proper places. The standards are lower than the last time I attended. The servers were knowledgeable about the food and it was very good."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The ambience is fit for special occasions. The service is great and prices are fair. Also, it is a great program that prepare students for the real world."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "If you are looking for a gem you shouldn't miss Metropolitan Community College's Sage Bistro. This restaurant is run by students who have been taught by, and are watched over by some of the best chef/instructors in the United States. The ambiance is quiet and lovely with many windows, opening to an outdoor eating area. The service was impeccable. Explanations of the delicious and beautifully presented Escoffier inspired prix fixe dinner were included with each of the five courses. This made our meal an education, as well as an opportunity to meet some of the students. It was a wonderfully relaxing experience, with enough time between courses not to feel rushed. All in all, Sage Bistro is a valuable find."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The wine service was somewhat unsure. The pork entree my wife had 2 styles of pork. The two pieces of pork (same size) were not cooked to the same level of 'doneness'. The cabbage wrapped shredded pork that came with her entree, the shredded pork was dry, not moist. My perogi stuffed with oxtail meat was good."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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'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
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