Red Cedar & Sage

4.5
119 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
PLEASE NOTE!!! WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS FOR HAPPY HOUR. THAT IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASED ON AVAILABILITY IN THE BAR AREA ONLY.... THANK YOU


Our Restaurant is located on the second level of Pike Place Market. It is easiest to approach the market from Western, the street that runs behind the market. You will see our signs from Western. There is street parking and a lot on Western directly across the street from the restaurant.

If you are in Pike Place Market we recommend that you take the elevator located 100 feet to the right as you are looking at where they throw the fish. You will see a sign that says "Rotary Grocery" and "elevator". Take the elevator to level 2. The elevator door will open directly into our restaurant.

We look forward to seeing you here
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Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We decided to have a last minute mini celebration for getting a new job. It was a spur of the moment thing and I’d been wanting to visit this restaurant. It ended up being dead slow so we nearly had the place to ourselves- apparently they had just opened up for their first day following their usual 3 week holiday. The food, service, and ambiance was great but I’d suggest going for brunch or lunch instead- I think I have 5 Pan seared scallops and 6 asparagus for $36? Glad we had a certificate :) we’ll be back for weekend brunch!

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DD
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was nice, server was friendly, food was good. That being said, either the food was overpriced or the level of the restaurant is a little low. $38 for Steak Fritte that was OK and sitting on plastic chairs didn't really fit. Either the prices should come down a bit (in which it would be a great place to grab a good meal near Pike Place Market) or the quality of the food needs to come up a little to match the prices. Good meal though, and the patio seating section is pretty cool.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very well decorated for the holidays. Loved the patio view. The food was better than I expected!

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m
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the brunch - especially the Pineapple Coconut Mimosa - VERY nice staff and the place is really nicely put together. Will be back!

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DM
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our new go to lunch spot. Great service, awesome food and fabulous menu.

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D
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had been wanting to try Red Cedar and Sage for a while, and my mom was in town which seemed like a good excuse to come. We had a really wonderful experience. The food was delicious, and there were so many things on the menu that it was difficult to pick what to order! Great service, our waiter was really funny and engaging but wasn't overly persistent about coming over.

My only complaint - and this is mostly theoretical - is that I can see it being a loud environment when really busy. The enclosed patio area especially seems that way, and in fact we declined to sit there because of the noise factor. Tables also seem pretty squished together, and I think I might have felt a bit claustrophobic if it had been much busier. I understand restaurants wanting to get as many people in as they can, but that shouldn't come at the expense of being able to sit comfortably and enjoy my meal and dining companions' conversation.

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BN
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service staff was great! Food was wonderful. Lighting was a little tough for my old eyes. Enjoyed every thing

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MS
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately I was late, no thanks to bus routes and heavy traffic. Being a single diner, the folks at RC it appeared simply pan seared and flaky moist inside. The rice was also good, flavorful and slightly chewy, which I like. It is rare a vegetable on the side presents a problem, however the baby bok choy wedges proved a questionable choice. I will not fault the curry; it was the size of the wedge and a sense of awkward toughness, as though the base portion was not quite cooked enough. I should have asked for a steak knife. Dessert was chocolate mousse, nicely fluffy and intensely chocolate. All in all, still an great meal.

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AP
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good value for money and a very central location downtown Seattle in pleasent surroundings

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CC
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was exceptional. I took my Mom, who was in from out of town, to Red Cedar and Sage for her 75th birthday. The portions are very generous, we had left overs with splitting an appetizer and an entree (ceviche and standard cut prime rib) and both were excellent. Beyond the great food the service really what made it exceptional. The server was fantastic, very warm and friendly, as well as the manager. Great experience all around.

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C
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service was fantastic from the moment we walked in the front door. We decided to try somewhere new for Seattle Restaurant Week and we had never been to Red Cedar and Sage. We both had the Salmon Slider for our first course. The roll was soft and the salmon delicious. We both also enjoyed the Prime Rib for our main course. The portion size was generous and the prime rib was roasted with rock salt, so very tender and juicy. They ran out of the lavender ice cream I ordered, so I had the (very light) chocolate mousse and my husband enjoyed the carrot cake. Our only disappointment was that we were seated in a quiet atrium area and less than 5 minutes later a very noisy group of about 15 people were seated next to us, so our quiet date night wasn't exactly quiet. I wish the host would have let us know there was going to be a large group and we would have chosen to sit in the main restaurant area.

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G
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had never been and now expect to put this on regular rotation! Incredibly friendly staff, excellent food (definitely try the French onion soup) and generous portions. It’s tucked away from the noise of Pike’s Place market and a true gem.

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P
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My husband and I sought out Red Cedar and Sage in the Pike Place Market for a birthday lunch. It's informal, but the service and the food were both excellent. We split the burrata and tomato salad and the salmon BLTA and had delightful glasses of sparkling rose to go with our orders. The large burrata and ripe tomatoes with balsamic vinegar were served atop a "plate" of pink Himalayan salt, a beautiful touch. The salmon sandwich on a croissant came with lots of salmon, avocado and a strip of bacon. Half was plenty for me. And the fries on the side were thin and crispy, just the way we like them.
This place, in the lower depths of the market, is a little hard to find but definitely worth the journey.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Filet was cold when it arrived despite fries being warm; appetizers were overpriced for the amount of food provided.

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ML
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Been to Red Cedar and Sage several times and always enjoy it.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, excellent wine, and incredibly friendly service. My wife and I really enjoyed our visit to Red Cedar & Sage in Seattle!

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DM
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous bruschetta and the best french dip. Super friendly staff and great menu. We will be back.

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m
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a rainy evening with friends. Wonderful dinner.

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Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food in a location at Pikes Place. We were in a hurry and the server worked with us to accommodate our schedule. We had brunch and everyone commented on how good the french toast and eggs were prepared.

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PV
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Red Cedar and Sage was a good experience but suffered from a disconnect between its product and its price point.

The venue is legitimately cool. We liked the creative decor and the casual vibe. The owners took chances not catering to a conservative crowd and it paid off - even a conservative crowd would be comfortable, and so would diners who want interesting ambience versus a cookie-cutter atmosphere.

We started with calamari and a caprese salad on a salt brick. The calamari was tasty and well-seasoned but one degree too sweet for us to feel balance with the heat and other Asian flavors. The caprese had fantastic taste but the preparation was awkward with tomatoes cut a bit large and not quite enough cheese (service on a salt brick also made the seasoning a bit unpredictable).

Entrees: Prime Rib for me and MP Chilean Sea Bass for my wife. The best part of my plate was the horseradish. The rest (potatoes, particularly) needed salt, the steak itself was a bit too cooked, and the brussel sprouts needed some kind of treatment. Quality food, but inadequately treated to give the dish a memorable quality. The fish was excellent.

Cocktails, per my wife, were outstanding.

We’ve had meals with mistakes. We didn’t have that here. What we missed were the risky moves that paid off. Our dishes were just too safe, and the departures from boring didn’t punch the palate. We couldn’t find the “I really want to come back for the ______” element of our meal, and that’s not terribly inappropriate for many venues, but this kitchen has the potential to deliver that experience (and at their price point they’re competing with other kitchens that do).

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C
New England
49 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat next to the window and our server was excellent. There was one issue with a meal that was not ready when the rest of our party was. The manager came right over and apologized, but the food was worth the wait.
If you are at the market is Seattle, this is a great place to eat.

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H
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely brunch off of Pike Place Market! The ceviche and the capreze moderna were fantastic, and their coconut mimosa was a tasty tropical treat. Would definitely recommend!

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F
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great service. And unique location. The atrium seating is very nice. Good food, with some unique seafood dishes. I would recommend.

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KF
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, tasty drinks, excellent puns!

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JL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our dinner. Two of the three of us had seafood which was excellent. One had steak frites which didn't measure up to the other two dishes. Nice setting and very good overall experience.

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BD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 1

We chose this spot because it had good reviews but it was just expensive and poor quality food. The service wasn’t bad but the kitchen was backed up.

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OT
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! What a find at pike place! The atrium is beautiful and bright. Service is amazing and food was perfect. Ther caprese salad on the salt block was so good, and the salmon with harissa butter was interesting and delicious. Finished with chocolate chili mousse, couldn't have done better!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The waitress asked if we wanted to see the dessert menu while we were all still eating our dinner (and still had half of our plates left)....

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e
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a unique restaurant in an obscure location with a great ambiance. The food was as unique and very fresh and tasty. We were there as a fluke since we were visiting the city for the first time. Such a great find. Try their special cocktails - the Stumble Bee was a delight!

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LL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute atmosphere in a great location. Food was amazing. We had the crab stack appetizer and the mushroom farro. Delicious!!

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HE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good sized portions and speedy service. The owner has a great sense of humor.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bridesmaids

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red Cedar & Sage is the perfect getaway from the crowds of Pike Place Market. It is a hidden gem with beautiful lighting and food.

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NN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere is on point in this delightful little spot below the market. The clams were perfect to share with mi madre.
The space has a great glass enclosed atrium of sorts that seems perfect for a shower or special occasion event. Parking can be tricky but I was able to find a nice parking lot across the way on western. I’ve come once before for brunch which was wonderful. The mimosa was fancy and had good flavor.

My champagne from happy hour was great, albeit a bit pricey. The clams were good tonshare with my mom and our server was friendly. She happened to be the same server I had had my previous visit to red cedar and sage.

I truly enjoy finding new and lovely vibe spots around the Seattle area and this fit the bill. My mom and dad had driven up from Tacoma so it was an easy drop off point for my mom. We then enjoyed a show at the can can , which if you have not been there I would highly recommend as wellZ

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b
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Maybe this was a tough night, but there was literally no other guests in the place. The food was average and location great.

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DL
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting location below the Seattle Market makes it fun to people watch on a warm Saturday night. Great food and drinks!

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VW
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. I had the market fresh choice. The service was exceptional. We were given individual attention from our server and the manager.

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SD
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought out of town guests and enjoyed a wonderful meal! The food and presentation were excellent! We loved the calamari, crab cakes, burrata and cedar planked salmon and of course the mimosas!

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The food wasn’t good. Quite expensive, good thing, I got 20% off from Groupon. But will never eat here again and will not recommend this to my friends.

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