Sage - A Plant Based Bistro

4.7
513 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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Vegetarian / Vegan, Californian, Beer Garden
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Hours of operation
Lunch

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

Dinner

Daily 5:00pm - 11:00 pm

Brunch

Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(424) 228-5835
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mollie Engelhart
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington Blvd
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Parking details
Open parking lot with free valet
Additional
Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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 513 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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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
1 review
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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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
5 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
1 review
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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LR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place for brunch. The food and service is always on point. We love the chilaquiles and the acai bowl. This place can get hectic for dinner, but I'd highly recommend it during the day.

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DW
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so flavorful! It's what keeps us coming back again and again. The staff has always been very friendly.

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DU
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service... gluten free pizza!

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DZ
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Sage is an amazing restaurant that never ceases to please. You dont have to be Vegan to enjoy it. I eat there about 2x a month, and love it.

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p
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Pleasant neighborhood place. Parking is a pain. Their food won't convince you to be a vegan. Just okay. All sounds better than it is.

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BW
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food, nice staff and other diners. friendly place !

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U
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good. Especially liked the buffalo cauliflower. Ravioli was good, but not great.

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s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We live this place for our vegan friends and it’s amazing menu. I had the veggie plantains black bean burrito which is deliciously sweet and wholesome and the avocado adds umami.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Slow service. Mediocre food this time.

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LR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed really excellent and creative vegan food! Thank you for providing great for the LA vegan community

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GB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought family to celebrate my son's birthday and everybody had a GREAT time. Even those who aren't vegetarian or vegan enjoyed the food and would return. Our server, David, waa friendly, upbeat and made sure everything was to our liking.

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B
Los Angeles
124 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My first time here. Really enjoyed the many healthy food choices, the respect for the environment, and great service. Waiter was enthusiastic and personable. He worked hard and was busy but able to get a hold of. Food was tasty!

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BC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always try to eat at Sage when we visit the Culver City area. Good food, creative and delicious entrees. Always enjoy it!

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PS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Terrible food, dry, awful seasoning, silly combos, terrible hard brownie for desert, dirty tables

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JM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice place & the food was great!! I highly recommend for small or larger (10 people) groups. The outside area is charming.

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MD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My only wish is that they offered more grain-free options.

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n
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good vegan pizza! Had a good service. Waters always filled. Ice cream, not my fav.

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DZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I eat there several times a month. So am obviously a fan. I take a lot of carnivores there, and to a person, everyone loves it.

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D
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our Server was amazing. She was friendly, knowledgeable and patient. Also I love having so many veggie options.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Unfortunately it seems the quality of food and service at Sage has been slowly decreasing over the past 3 years or so. We are always excited to go based on our earlier experiences, but once we're there, the service is hit or miss and the food is only so-so. With all the new vegan options popping up around LA (plus the bad "parking lot patio" atmosphere of being on a busy street), Sage will really need to up it's game to stay relevant.

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MC
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought an Australian meat eater who enjoyed the menu very much.

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M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Chose this restaurant because my daughter is vegetarian. It was so nice for her to be able to go somewhere that she could have options. It's a pretty restaurant and the service is fantastic. We sat in a booth which could have been roomier. We will definitely be back.

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BB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nachos, butternut squash ravioli Food: Absolute euphoria, flavorful, tasty, delicious, delightful, delectable Service: friendly, warm, welcoming

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HE
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a nice discovery. I'd been wanting to check out Sage for a while and finally got the chance. I was very pleased with the menu selections, the casual ambiance, and the friendly staff. We'll be back again :)

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DZ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sage is awesome. i have taken at least 10 different people there, and to a person they love. it - carnivores and vegetarians/vegans. i go every couple weeks and absolutely love it. It is casual, but the food is anything but. Absolutely awesome.

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DM
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambience outside among the trees and outstanding menu! I am gluten free so this place was a dream!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks were well made, server had been there over 10 years and was amazing. Food did not disappoint!

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