Red Cedar & Sage

4.5
136 reviews
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Inspired by the Pacific Northwest, Red Cedar & Sage serves a wide variety of dishes using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. Our open-air atrium and full bar are the perfect places to enjoy with family and friends. Known for our great service and our menu’s diversity, Red Cedar & Sage offers dishes that or both regionally and internationally inspired. Open since 2014, we’ve become a local favorite as well as a tourist destination. We’re the oasis in Pike Place Market you’ve always been searching for. Whether you’re seeking salads, seafood, steak, or seasonal options we’re sure you’ll love it all!


From Western Avenue, the street that runs behind the market, you will see our signs. There is parking on Western as well as two parking garages across the street from the restaurant.

From Pike Place Market we recommend that you take the elevator located behind Pike's Pit Bar-B-Q near the Rotary Grocery Store. Take the elevator to "Floor 2" and you'll be in the restaurant!
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Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and friendly service. I'm always surprised at how easy it is to get in. Highly recommend it!

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J
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere , cool music, great menu

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LN
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a birthday celebration in a relaxed atmosphere with good food and friendly, efficient service.

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AF
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AMAZING! And the staff was great as well! I was there with a large group of girls and everyone loved it!

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E
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! And everyone who worked there was so friendly and polite :)

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute restaurant, hard to find but it’s a hidden gem.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place for a yummy dinner!! We tried the baguette with olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette,salmon bruschetta and for dinner we got the rigatoni and the artichoke pasta. Everything is good for sharing too. Smaller portions but enough to still share for 2. If more than 2 go ahead and get a few more things and that will be enough to share!! Great place, great wine, great service loved the food!!!!

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

employees were nice and helpful and food was amazing and favorable,

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AH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was very friendly, the food was excellent and a realistic portion, the cocktails were amazing!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were there for a welcome to Seattle brunch. The waitress didn’t even acknowledge that we were celebrating anything.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a large group of 7. Drinks were great, the food was very good, service was quick.

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JT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails and delicious food. The service was excellent. Want to go back soon.

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ZS
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Overpriced tourist food. Average Southwest Chicken Salad, great Beet Salad, poor pizza. Service was pretty slow and disorganized. Manager comped a drink which I appreciated.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Burrata was great but was on a salt block and over time turned way too salty. By over time, I mean within minutes. The pizza was decent. The service and ambiance made up for it.

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PR
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great seafood--fresh and well prepared. Sturgeon was a daily special and excellent as was the salmon. Waitstaff were awesome!

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J
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I had the crab Benedict, which was pretty good. The bloody mary bar was the highlight. Overall it felt a bit pricey for the experience.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You have to try this restaurant if you haven’t done so yet! Fabulous food, great service, ambience is quiet and lovely. The rices are reasonable especially due to the quality of the food. Try it!!!!

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 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 29, 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 11, 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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Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 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 1, 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 17, 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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Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 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 23, 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
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 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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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 10, 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
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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KS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 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 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Charlotte
37 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 24, 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
50 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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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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