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About Sage - A Plant Based Bistro

Sage A 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!

4130 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Vegan, Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch

Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner

Daily 5:00pm - 11:00 pm

Brunch

Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Washington Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(424) 228-5835

Website:
www. sageveganbistro.com

Parking Details:
Open parking lot with free valet when busy

Executive Chef:
Mollie Engelhart

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Sage - A Plant Based Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Vegan (32)
Healthy (28)
Good Vegetarian Options (28)
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Creative Cuisine (23)
Casual (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Fun (16)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Organic (16)
Great Beer (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Good for a Date (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Special Occasion (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Romantic (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
People Watching (7)
Cozy (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was amazing...
Good portions for what you pay.
Buffalo cauliflower pizza was spectacular

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Well worth the drive of over an hour to get there! Everything we've had has been delicious, including cocktails, dinner, lattes, and breakfast. Beautiful ambience on the patio, equally nice eating at the bar! Phenomenal vegan food that even omnis love. This place would be dangerous to our budget if we lived closer!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Organic, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love the food but every time I come here the service gets worse and worse. It took over 20 minutes for a server to even greet and come to our table for a drink order and another 30 minutes after that to take our food order. It wasn't even that busy...

Just a bummer -- the service is horrendous.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing experience, friendly service, great ambiance and delicious food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything is good, or good enough but not great. The best was my friend's acai bowl with fresh fruit and granola, but his polenta with vegetables had way too much sage or strong herbs and was like a block of cornbread vegetable casserole instead of anything creamy and nuanced.
My chilaquiles were salty and the soggy tortilla chips eclipsed the scramble. It was heavy overall. I wish they would trust that the food would be good without oversalting.Coffee was okay (miss milk with it).
The desserts looked excellent, but didn't try them.
The place has a nice look, but the narrow metal chairs and thinly padded benches are not welcoming.
The restaurant is good enough when you have to eat vegan, but I'd love to see it improve and live up to its menu's promise.

Tags: Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had an excellent brunch, high quality good and great service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Did not enjoy it. Why is this place so popular? Of the 5-6 times I’ve eaten here, I’ve liked the food maybe once. Real Food Daily and Cafe Gratitude are in another league above Sage. The atmosphere is definitely better at Sage though.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

My favorite spots in LA - Sage Echo Park & Culver City

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Tapas, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Beautiful birthday brunch! ❤️ Everyone was so happy!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Not my favorite vegan restaurant--food and service are meh; patio is pleasant.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I come with high expectations and they are exceeded each time I have come. The staff is very friendly, accommodating, helpful knowledgeable, patient just all around great.
When I think vegan bistro I think pretentious but not here I can't say enough.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food quality has fallen since last visit. A ho-hum experience this time. With vegan restaurant options growing, will try others before returning to Sage.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The brownie and ice cream yum. SAGE is just so delicious.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Spicy, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Perfect. In every way.
The sun was out.
Vegan food.
Clean and inviting atmosphere.
Service was superb.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing and great food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We are not vegan, but LOVE the food at Sage! My favs are the tacos and tostadas, but everything is deliciously and creatively prepared. The sauces are really interesting and yummy. The service is very quick. I must admit that there was a long hair in my food that kind of grossed me out, but tried to forget about it. Hopefully they can somehow be more careful when preparing food.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Healthy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Sage has become our Saturday lunch go to spot and worth the drive up from the Beach Cities. I initially went because it's around the corner from my hairdresser @ Ziggy's to test it. Took two teens who ADORED IT. We are NOT Vegan but it didn't make a difference, everything was fresh and tasty. Took my husband up the next time and it's now his favorite spot! Favorites: Buffalo Cauliflower Wings, Vegan Tacos are AMAZING, Açai Bowl, and the two main dish salads are really nice choices (even if fried). We tried Jackfruit Nachos which were good but a little light on the toppings side... Crowd is young, service is 'pretty good'.... I do think they get a little too easily 'overwhelmed' when things pick up and I saw a few clients each time looking a little frustrated like us. ONLY REAL DOWNSIDE: Drinks are overpriced and quickly add to an easy lunch. $14 Bloody is a waste, and had little flavor! Otherwise- will be returning and returning again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food wasn’t as good as it usually is. I frequent this restaurant and am usually satisfied. Food came out fast but wasn’t up to par. Ordered a few dishes that we typically order (Broccoli Pasta Bowl and Soul Bowl) every time we come and they weren’t prepared the same as in the past. Could go on and on, but the point is this experience was a disappointing one. Will try again because this place is usually good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I can't get enough of the cauliflower "chicken" wings. Delicious. I also tried the jackfruit tacos. I admit I was skeptical, but they were good enough to bring half my dish home, since servings are large. Also, since I was not familiar with jackfriut, the waitress was kind enough to bring me a small taste before I committed to my order.

The service is friendly and efficient, and thankfully not overbearing.

I will be back. :)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great Beer, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Fantastic Food. Great Service. I can't wait to go back. Everything was better than I expected!

Tags: Organic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was overly salted. We had to return two dishes that were inedible. Anyone with a problem with salt should not eat here. The server said they often get complaints about the overly salted food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The service was great, the food was terrible. I would like another meal complementary or my money back. I have gone to Sage restaurant for many years and I've always highly recommended it and have always been extremely satisfied until Wednesday night, October, 25th, 2017. One of my favorite dishes there is the artichoke pizza. The waitress warned me that they changed the recipe. Now I know why she warned me, it was terrible & I would like my money back or another meal on Sage restaurant. I also have always enjoyed the habanero hot sauce, for some reason they changed the recipe with that also and it was not the same it was not very good. Although I did not ask them, I suspect that the they must be under new ownership.
J Marshall Schoonover

I sent the above message to both OpenTable & Sage restaurant on October, 25th, 2017.
Today is November 1, 2017 & I have still not received a response from OpenTable that I booked the reservation through or Sage restaurant.
J Marshall Schoonover

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Very good Vegan place. Food was solid with lots of options. My non-vegan buddy liked his food, too. Seating could be a bit more comfortable, but hey it's a hip place. Ice cream sandwich at the end was delightful!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great service! Food was delicious! Had A jalapeño margarita that was out of this world and the taco salad. Five stars all day long.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our waiter, Rana, was wonderful. Made our evening that much better. Huge thanks! Poppers were great, dessert was, too; will go back.

New seating included booths that were an incredibly tight squeeze.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Seriously I want to like this place so much more than I do. The food is actually just mediocre. I got the "New Bollywood Bowl" and it was so bad.. so tasteless and odd.. no cohesion or depth to the flavors.
I like the atmosphere and even the surly waitperson sorta fits the atmosphere but this food game is not happening..

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We loved the Califlower chicken wings, japaeño poppers, “Pork” Tacos and the banana split dessert. The only downside was the spicy Mac & Cheese since it wasn’t spicy at all and the “cheese” was tasteless and bland. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family and overall can’t wait to come back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I wanted to take my husband to a place for his birthday that had healthy and flavorful food. This was an excellent choice. The Buffalo cauliflower and The mole bowl had a burst of flavor!!! We definitely plan to return.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I came to Sage for a Sunday brunch with a friend. We ate inside since we were on a time crunch, but I'd recommend eating on the patio within the lovely garden if you have more time. I felt thoroughly comfortable as a gluten-free vegan, as our server took extra care to check my allergies and recommend options for my dietary restrictions. It was hard to choose what to eat since there were so many options! A refreshing, albeit a bit pricey, option for lunch. Great choice!

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Organic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful food, and an even better destination now that there's a brewery and full bar in-house. The waiter was excellent and steered us properly in terms of recommendations. But the wait staff was also very distractible. You could see them bringing our drinks but being sidetracked somehow, sometimes by each other. But that's a quibble. We will be back often.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food. Shake was really good but $11, really?!!! Dessert was just ok: stick with the overpriced ice-cream.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Service can be slow. Outside seating has a nice ambiance. Love the hearts of palm ceviche & taco salad, I did not like the spinach dip & will never order the raw cheesecake ever again. They make pretty decent cocktails & I enjoyed their wellness shot. Will return as their menu is quite impressive & they offer so many food options.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I love this place so much. We got seated right away. Our server was awesome! He made sure everything was ok :)

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Vegan, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had reservations, so we're seated right away on a Saturday evening. The food was quite delicious, especially for a vegan restaurant. Fun atmosphere, and we didn't have to yell to carry a conversation. Reasonably priced.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Creative delicious food that was so good I visited two nights in a row!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Always fabulous! We order way too many items and love them all and roll out with leftovers. Grateful for an affordable vegan place with a nice vibe!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Service was abysmal. Our waiter disappeared for ages on end. Hosts weren't very with it either. When we got there we were asked if we'd like to sit outside or inside. It was chilly so we said inside. Another host came and escorted us to an outside table...where the left us standing until an inside table was cleared and reset. Awkward. Food was pretty good but pricy. Dinner for two with tip was $93 (would have been more if our waiter was awake). The ginger/blueberry sambuca was great! I might give it another go but for the price I expect better service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

As a newish vegan, this was my first time at a vegan restaurant. I dragged a friend there with me with a mix of trepidation and excitement. Ordered buffalo cauliflower, blta pizza and pesto pizza. The food did was so amazingly good. Didn’t taste like it was trying to be something it was not. It was amazing pizza and great drinks. The service wasn’t that great. A bit slow and I felt like I was bothering our server when we needed something. Other than that a great experience and would return.

Tags: Authentic, Organic, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fun, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Came here on Sunday - great food, beer, and ambiance! Definately will be back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Happy Hour, Vegan
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

With my reservation it took them 45 minutes to sit us.

Tags: Vegan
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