About Sage Bistro

Experience Scratch Kitchen Fine Dining at Sage Bistro, Cape Canaveral, Florida. Sage features an array of Seafood Appetizers, Homemade Soups, Salads and Seafood, Steak, Veal, Chicken, Pork, Pasta Entrées, and Authentic German Cuisine.

Complement your dining experience with a selection of fine liquors, wines and beers from around the world!

6615 North Atlantic Avenue
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Bistro, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(321) 783-4548

Website:
http://www.sagebistroflorida.com/

Executive Chef:
Jordan Malmstrom

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Sundays Available for Private Lunch or Dinner.
Available for Private Lunches.

Sage Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Special Occasion (7)
Tapas (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Healthy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Casual (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fun (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

We had an amazing dinner of scallops and my spouse had the pork chop! Both were excellent !!! Attentive waitress and she was patient and nice.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

As a first timer we were pleasantly surprised by the ambiance of the restaurant. The impeccable service; seated at a table right under the lovely tree restaurNt logo. Food was delicious with an attentive wait staff. A must go to again. 5 Stars.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 29, 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable meal. The waiter was great and the hostess/owner was really friendly. All of the food we had was delicious. One of the top two restaurants in the Cocoa Beach area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Sage has become our local favorite. Staff welcomes you and means it. Food is farm (or ocean) to table, always fresh, and absolutely delicious. I am GF with some other food concerns, and they easily accommodate me every time. Noise level is ambient, and easily allows conversation at the table or bar. Bartender is entertaining. For my husband’s birthday, they put a customized twist on one of their desserts and did not charge us for the dessert as their gift to him. We love going there with friends who have not been there before and see how many hidden images they can see in the tree of life painted on the back wall. Parking is free. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Disabled Access, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Vegan
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our 2nd time at Sage Bistro & the food was just as good as the first time (and why we came back). Our waitress however was working in slo-mo and completely unable to multitask. She took 10 minutes to figure out we were there, then brought water, 10 minutes later took our drinks order... you get the idea. They weren't that busy and she only had 2 other tables that I could see. When we finally got to order (almost 45 minutes after we arrived) she double checked that the special that 2 of us were ordering was still available, it wasn't, fine we ordered something different. Then... 10 minutes later she came back and told us that the other special that 2 of us had ordered was also gone! So they had reorder "Oh let me get you menus... Should of brought that with you. Needless to say our reservation was for 6:45 - we didn't leave till 9pm.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I have made this our go to place in the Cocoa Beach area for a nice evening out. As usual, they did not disappoint. My wife had the schnitzel and it was perfect. I however, could not decide, so I put it to the chef to serve me his choice. What came was a wonderful Bison Shepherd's Pie! In my opinion, Sage is the ONLY upscale dining establishment in this area worthy of a visit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening
The waiter was excellent
The food was delicious

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Amazing food. Escargot was delicious but definitely use the ciabatta instead of the flatbread. Greek salad was good. Sea bass was very tasty.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal. There was a large group of people who had arrived later than expected and the hostess went above and beyond to accommodate us.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Tried Sage Bistro for Flavor Menu month. Very pleasant surprise with gourmet dishes that "Wowed" with complex layered flavors and eye catching presentations! A delightful dining experience!

Tags: Happy Hour, Organic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Nice relaxed atmosphere. The owner took the time to come over and chat which I think is always a nice touch. Did not feel rushed. We enjoyed every course and will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Our evening started with a greeting from Sarah and a description of what the chef was preparing. We were celebrating a birthday - and Sarah went out of her way to ensure that it was a delightful event. The appetizers where plentiful and tasty, the entrée incredible.
Shared deserts followed and we were fortunate enough t have the pastry chef present and could give him our thanks.
This little gem is truly worth a drive for a wonderful evening of any kind.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was good once we got it. Service was lacking, because the server forget to reserve food (lobster pot pie) and it was given to other tables, so my spouse had to reorder, and then my food was wrong once it arrived. It took 75 minutes to get our food for a table of 2. They did NOT offer to reduce bill or give free items to make up for their mistakes. Rookies!!!!

Tags: Casual
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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Once again, great food and service. Sage is really becoming the place to go for a good meal.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Cozy
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Fabulous from start to finish! The food was fresh, made from scratch and creatively delicious. The service was exceptional, attentive but not intrusive. The two of us started with mouth watering hot bread straight from the oven, then shared an appetizer of tuna poke with seaweed salad over rice. I am not usually a fan of raw fish, but the tuna was so fresh and so well-prepared that I ate it with gusto. I had a side salad with rich, made-from-scratch chunky blue cheese dressing, and my husband had the Hungarian beef soup, which I tasted. The rich creamy paprika-flavored broth was inspired, and the beef was tender and abundant. For the main course I had shrimp with bacon in pesto cream sauce and my husband had sea bass. Both were absolutely wonderful--the chef knows how to season to perfection without overpowering the fresh taste of the ingredients. We drank a Hahn pinot noir that was suggested to us, and it was the perfect accompaniment to both dishes. We finished our meal with made-from-scratch desserts. My husband , who almost never orders dessert, loved his strawberry-rhubarb crisp, and I had the best chocolate mousse I've ever tasted, rich and light at the same time. All in all, a very memorable dining experience. I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Special Occasion, Tapas, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

I had the chorizo encrusted sea bass, it was outstanding. Overall great experience my mom had an issue with her meal but they fixed it and compensated the entire entree. My son may have a gluten allergy but they have a pretty extensive GF menu. My wife had the chicken pasta special and it was amazing.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great service!! Great food! Another ' go to' restaurant on our list!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This is a marvelous restaurant and an exceptional addition to the dining options in this area.
The standard menu is wonderfully complete, and the daily specials that are prepared by its outstanding chef are unique, extremely interesting and wonderfully tasty.
A visit here could disappoint no one...there is something yummy for everyone!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 8, 2017

This was our second visit and it was as good as the first time. We decided we have to keep coming back to try all of the inviting menu items.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Excellent meal! German fare, steaks, fresh seafood. I had the fresh grouper which was simply but beautifully prepared. Will come again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (Savannah)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The old Izzys, now the Sage Bistro continues to provide a great place for dinner. Too few good choices around here, but this is definitely one of the better ones. Great menu, even better the daily specials, which make this place interesting every time you go here. Do t even hesitate is looking for great food and great service. We go dressed up a bit to make the evening special but the crowd is mixed casual/dressy. Again, don't hesitate.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tapas, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 20, 2017

I am a local and this was my first visit, but it won't be my last. Beautiful menu, attentive staff - all in all, a lovely dining experience. I definitely will bring more friends and tell others about it.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We always enjoy dining at Sage Bistro! They have a very friendly staff and a wonderful chef. There are always several daily specials in addition to the menu.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Celebrated a birthday. Food was amazing. Left with a fully tummy and happy belly

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I'm not local but I've spent a lot of time in the Cape Canaveral/Cocoa area for work in the last year. I've eaten at Sage four times in that period and been delighted every time. I keep waiting for even one slightly wrong note to show up in their cuisine—it just doesn't happen. This is one of the best damn restaurants I've ever known.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Have been there 5 times now. We drive from Viera to eat there. Friendly staff in a relaxed atmosphere. This last time we brought two other couples with us. They loved the German food and beer that is part of their offerings. The food is always excellent - they must have a great chef!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Many items on special board or tapas menu not available, which would be ok, if it want a special board. Service was average. Food was good, but took forever and there was only one other table seated. Definitely disappointed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Excellent restaurant with fantastic staff and food. Good wine list with a special on wine that night. Would def go back!

Tags: Tapas, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Tuesday tapas (all tapas $10) was a nice surprise. We saved about $6 and sampled some yummy items. If the "southern fried fish" is a special, get it. It's not what you expect. It almost has a southwestern flair. Delicious. The tuna tapas special with seaweed salad was good too. The escargot is excellent. On the kids menu, the fettuccine alfredo was amazing. The adult portion comes with asparagus, bacon, and mushrooms...but you can leave any of those off. Highly recommend keeping the bacon. My 7 year-old loved it. (I did, too!) Don't skip dessert. Get the white macadamia nut cookie covered in homemade ice-cream. It was the best part!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Delicious, creative and fresh choices in a lively setting with great drinks, wine and beer. Really loved the Chorizo Crusted Fish and my partner's dish, Lamb Stew, was perfectly cooked and perfectly spiced. Wish they weren't so far from us (Cape Canaveral is a haul from S. Mel Beach), but we will return sometime soon!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 14, 2017

The reviews looked good online and we weren't disappointed with the food or the prices. They weren't cheap but they weren't expensive and certainly worth every penny for the quality we got. Maybe a bit expensive for a family but they do have a simple, inexpensive children's menu but tweens and older can be expensive to feed here. Ordered the chorizo-crusted sea bass but they had to substitute grouper and they were out of their house-made pineapple kimchi, both minor disappointments but grouper is a great fish and the meal itself didn't disappoint. Their grilled asparagus was good but the avocado mashed potatoes were just awesome and felt healthier (even if they aren't). lol Also had the pork wings app made Sage style and those were good but not great because it seemed the sauce made the crispy breading soggy and they required addition seasoning at the table. The hit it out of the ballpark with my son's bowl of soup, which on our visit was essentially a pulled pork and bean chili and it was excellent all around. We'll definitely eat here again.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Healthy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Always a bit of a challenge when we get together for dinner with our vegan son. We are die hard meat eaters, so a "vegan" restaurant really isn't an option, especially for my husband. We have been to Sage a few times and really enjoyed it, so I was lamenting to the owner that I was so sad that they didn't have anything vegan on the menu. And that's when the magic started to happen!!! She told us that, if we just call ahead, the chef would be happy to prepare a special vegan meal for him. Only half convinced, we made a reservation for this past Friday night. Chef Jordan created a picture perfect plate but, as we all know, "the proof is in the pudding". My son practically licked the plate and then pronounced it "one of the best meals he had ever had"!!! Then they completely blew his mind with the fruit crumble dessert prepared just for him. Wonderful restaurant for meat eaters, but who knew they could create true haute cuisine for vegans? Now that you're in on the secret, grab your vegan and non-vegan friends and go to Sage!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The sea bass was awesome but the coconut shrimp was not good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed a delicious and unique meal at Sage. The hostess was delightful and helpful explaining the daily specials. Our waitress was excellent and fun, very timely on delivering our meal and extremely friendly, often coming back to our table and checking up on our experience. Food was flavorful and when they say they are a scratch kitchen, they really mean it! When we return to Cocoa Beach again, we will definitely come back! Thank you!.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Had a fabulous dinner. It's a great place to eat delicious, fresh, made from scratch food. If you have dietetic requirements, they will accommodate

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

4 people dined on a Friday evening. Got there on time, seated immediately. Server, Lisa, excellent & attentive. 1) Appetizers = FANTASTIC! (same when Izzy's too) - Fish Chowder, Escargot, Mushroom Arancini (special). We'll DEFINITELY return for appys & drinks! 2) Salads: Dinner salads okay - basic, dressings ordinary. Caesar salad was bland - not what I expected. 3) Entrees: Surprising from a scratch kitchen - none of us totally happy: a) Lobster Pot Pie (menu) - HUGE, but when I cut into it there was nothing but a SOUPY mess! 3 pieces of lobster, a few vegetables (not even cooked thru). Inedible - server took it away and removed it from our bill. OWNER asked if I wanted something else - I didn't want another entree at this point. b) Baked Stuffed Chicken (menu) - husband said chicken was served lukewarm & tasted rubbery, like it was heated in a microwave. Because lukewarm, the goat cheese was gelatinous-like. The taste was good he said, just he didn't like the consistency of it. He ate it anyway. c) Filet Mignon (menu) - my friend ordered this medium rare. What came to the table was a flat piece of steak - not a nugget/chunk that you usually see with filet mignons! It was cooked "okay" as she said, but she didn't think it was filet. The usual taste was not there. She ate hers anyway. * There are many other places in the area that serve better beef! * d) Fish: Corvina (special) - my friend ordered this fish because he figured it would be fresh and prepared simply (less to screw up!). He said the fish was on the dry side - even though it tasted like it was from frozen fish. He also ate it anyway. WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF PLENTIFUL FRESH CATCH HERE - so there is no excuse!
Wines were all house brands and okay with us. We are not "food snobs", but we do enjoy (and are willing to pay for) delicious food. Sage still doesn't meet the mark when it comes to entrees. It was the SAME experience as when dining at IZZY's. Appys are the best to get here.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 24, 2017

The Chef is creative and artistic and the food quite delicious. We arrived early formiur reservation and were seated immediately. Our server arrived about 10 minutes later, took one of our party's cocktail order and walked away. He returned with her cocktail and took the other orders. He was disengaged and unattentive the entire evening. We had to repeatedly ask for things and he did not return to ask how our food was until clearing the table between courses.

The food is worth an evening out; however, be aware the service is sketchy at best. Do not have timely plans after your meal. It was more than 3 hours for a party of three to have dinner on a Wednesday evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Enjoyed our dinners at Sage Bistro, had dinner there on Friday night and had dinner again on Saturday night.

Very good service and thoughtfully prepared food.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Everything is made from scratch. Always eat here when in Cocoa Beach. Great food!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 12, 2017

I appreciate the music being low ,not primary.
Having the owner there is very nice .
The chocolate mousse should always be available.
The creativity is appreciated , have eaten here 3 times each time was a hit!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Spicy, Healthy, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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