Sage - A Plant Based Bistro

4.6
543 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vegetarian / Vegan
Sage Plant Based Bistro and Beer garden is the first restaurant of its kind offering food that vegans and omnivores alike agree is delicious and addictive! Whether you're looking for a place to have a pizza and a beer, a romantic outdoor spot for a date or lively environment for a large party, Sage offers it all. Also featuring Kindkreme, the organic, gluten-free icekreme and dessert shop and 24 craft and organic beers on tap - Sage is the perfect blend of good for you, good for the environment and super good tasting!

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.6

Some of the best meatless food in the city.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 543 People Are Saying
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AW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Our waiter was unprofessional and seemed to barely care. The food was too strong in umami flavor .

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SC
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Every time I go I am reminded of what a great lunch/brunch place this is. It was a great place for Valentine's day as they had roses for everyone. Their detail to attention and customer service is key.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very diverse menu in the sense that even meat eaters can enjoy the vegan options such as the Cauliflower wings to their Coconut Calamari.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing vegan restaurant and lively ambiance.

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A
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Nice alternative, I’m not vegan however I enjoyed my meal and will be back.

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always extremely fresh and delicious; can't go wrong!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants! Love Sage

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MH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The vegan menu is outstanding. We had calamari and the texture mimicked real calamari and the sauces quite complementary. I've eaten here several times, as its in the neighborhood, and am never disappointed. The cocktails and beer offerings are great.

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j
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We ordered off the Dine LA menu.
My friend wanted lasagna, but they had run out and it was not available.
I ordered the only GF entree that was available. It was pasta that lacked flavor and sauce. The manager said it was not made properly, and they could remake it or delete it from the bill. I chose the latter, since we had already been there for 1 1/2 hours.

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d
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sage has the best vegan food in LA! Everything is so flavorful and filling - we ordered only 3 plates for 2 people and left almost uncomfortably full but 100% satisfied! Their dessert is to die for. Would definitely come back.

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K
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is DELICIOUS! Our only problem was that we had a reservation and they did not have a table prepared for us and part of our order was not initially brought to the table. But the servers were wonderful and we loved everything we ordered.

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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite Vegan restaurant in LA! A must for amazing vegan food.

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OB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal!!!!

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SP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 1

Amazing food, serivce was okay, noise level was deafening. So difficult hearing my friend across the table. Why are all restaurants designed like this?!

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DO
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The food is great. The drinks are wonderful.

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are vegetarians, and usually good vegetarian food is hard to find outside Indian restaurants, and some Italian, Middle Eastern and Thai places. Sage is an excellent American restaurant with delicious vegetarian and vegan options. The ambiance was excellent, the service impeccable and the food was fantastic.

It is not inexpensive, but for a nice meal the price is reasonable. We took our dog along since we were traveling with him. They accommodated us in the patio seating and it was very comfortable with a patio heater making the LA January cold even milder. :-)

Excellent choice.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Loved it, service is quite slow, but food was yummy and can’t wait to go back.

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M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time dining at Sage, and the food was delicious. I had the Greek salad with quinoa, buffalo cauliflower and ginger tea. The most memorable part of my experience was our server, Mickie A. She was attentive, knowledgeable and very patient.

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, the energy and homey environment. It was cute and the food was extremely flavorful and amazing !

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TB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in southern CA. The Buffalo wings are addicting!

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AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy coming to Sage. Wonderful food and service!!! Their restaurants have the best vegan food in LA!

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e
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

We had an unusually wonderful server this time! She was very nice and lovely and classy :-) I don't usually find that at Sage. These marinara sauce for the artichoke has been watered down for the past several months which sucks but it used to be amazing. Buffalo cauliflower was amazing as always! A small portion for the price however. And finally the ambience was way too loud inside as usual so it's hard to sit and talk with friends. It is also very very cold and the server acknowledged that it's freezing there even when they have the heat on apparently so it seems like that's not really being addressed.

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DA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been enjoying this restaurant for about two years now. Amazing cuisine.

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JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I am never disappointed with the food here. Drinks are pricey but strong so it’s worth it! Even my non vegan friends love the food!

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g
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

I had the banh mi tacos, the entire dish was sour. It left a bad taste n my mouth, literally and figuratively.

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m allergic to soy and my friend is vegan, so this was an amazing find for us.

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GC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was DELICIOUS! I am not a vegan or vegetarian and enjoyed every dish that was ordered. Service needs a little work, but overall a great experience.

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I needed to bring the time of the reservation forward by 30 minutes but I couldn’t see a way to do it from your booking platform so I called & left a message. Someone called back & left a voicemail acknowledging receipt of my message, without confirming the requested change, & asked me to call again. I called several times & it went straight to voicemail each time.
We were celebrating my graduation, with family & friends who had flown in specifically for the event, & so we all needed to know what time to arrive at Sage. It was already a very stressful time for me, as I finished everything up before the commencement ceremony the same morning. Sage’s lack of communication just added to the anxiety.
We arrived at the restaurant not knowing for certain if my request had been accommodated.
We were seated without any problems when we showed up.
There were 9 of us so we spent a small fortune. Most of the food was over seasoned, had a strange aftertaste, my husband was very gracious, & relieved the drinks hadn’t spilled on clothing or bags, but the waiter barely managed to say sorry.
Such a disappointment. We will definitely not be back.
It’s better to go to a restaurant that’s not vegan or gluten free, but which has these options on the menu. Especially when there are carnivores in the party.

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DZ
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sage is one of my favorite restaurants. I eat there at least twice a month. Tremendous variety and vegan options that even my carnivore friends love.

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If I could cook like this, I might go vegan. My favorites are quinoa cakes and fried artichokes. The bowls are tasty and hearty. And treat yourself to salted chocolate caramel cheesecake. You won’t be disappointed;-)

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FG
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am so thankful for Sage! It has been very challenging to find a vegan restaurant with gluten free options that I would want to go to for a dress up or casual date. Sage is also very accommodating for groups. I am never disappointed with the food, atmosphere or service. My husband and I came the first time and met some friends and the second time celebrated our anniversary. We drive down from the SF Valley and it is absolutely worth the trip!

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OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place close to the airport for me and my girlfriend to grab brunch before flying out. Love the location, the food, and the service. It’s a little pricey but well worth it.

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B
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best vegan food around. Terrific.

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T
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't recall our servers name, maybe Matthew? I was tall thin, wide eyes and beautiful teeth. I commend him on his beautiful teeth, He said he had braces twice. Anyway, he was very attentive, gave us suggestions based on what we liked. He knew the menu well. We didn't wait for anything.

It was early in the day, the restaurant was beautiful and quiet. Our food beautiful for photos, more importantly, delicious, hearty and healthy.

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AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place! We've eaten here for special occasions and casual evenings out. This time, my husband & I arrived a little before our reservation, but they were able to seat us right away and we had a cozy indoor table for two by a window. We've enjoyed their pizza, their tacos, their entrees and salads - doesn't seem to matter what we've ordered - the food has been delicious. Also, the atmosphere of the place is so charming you can easily forget you're in a shopping center. It's a popular place, so if you're going on a weekend, I'd recommend making reservations.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Ravioli was incredible, as were the greens underneath them, meatloaf was too mushy, mashed potatoes were incredible, buffalo cauliflower was perfectly cooked, overall experience was great!

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JM
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always, Sage fed us well and we went home happy!

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JW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always been delighted with the great flavors and textures of my meals at Sage Bistro. Always fun to take 2 or 3 others and share everything! This time we had the Avocado Jackfruit appetizer, Miso Bowl and Cauliflower Buffalo Salad. Every bite was delicious from start to finish.

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KC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a lovely time eating out on the patio. The Cauliflower Picatta could have used a bit more sauce but was tasty and the Butternut squash Ravioli was a real treat. Certainly not a "small" dish as the waiter indicated.

I don't know if the staff is encouraged to upsell on the drinks. I don't drink and tend to get turned off when servers push in that way. (our person "left the drink menu in case we changed our mind"

A nice option for vegans.

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CS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most things were fine, but no one could understand why we got about 2 sips of wine poured into a cup and it costs 14 dollars. Never getting wine there again but the place is great and the atmosphere feels good. Great options. A bit pricy for my fav dish ( cauliflower wings) as there are a few other spots that have them for 8-10$ for similar portion sizes. Still will come back though. Thanks for the birthday experince. :)

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