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Sage SRQ, Sarasota, FL

Sage SRQ

4.7
4.7
917 Reviews
$31 to $50
Global, International
Sage is Sarasota’s premier dining destination, providing inspirational cuisine and original craft cocktails in an unforgettable setting. Award-winning Chef Christopher Covelli and his team curate seasonal menus, highlighting flavorful culinary creations from around the world. As a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recipient, Sage also offers an extensive wine list. Housed in the stunning historic Sarasota Times building, Sage's decor and attention to detail is mirrored in the food and service they provide. Sage's rooftop bar provides a serene setting for viewing some of Sarasota's spectacular sunsets.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 445-5660

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Covelli

  • Private party facilities

    Comfortably accommodating up to 100 guests, our private ballroom features a concrete bar, marble flooring, crystal chandeliers, hanging Edison bulb lights, expansive windows with a 360-degree view of downtown Sarasota, & elevator access to our rooftop terrace. For private events info please email our Event Director - josh@realmrestaurants.com

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Cross street

    1st Street and US-41

  • Parking details

    Street and complimentary valet parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 917 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Best Ambiance

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Service

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Ambiance

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

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  1. K

    Kevin

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good. Ambiance was great. Service was awesome.
  2. MB

    MichaelB

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is one of the most creative chefs in town. The Zucchini blossoms are amazing. The Grilled Octopus is a combination of flavors that left me wondering how a recipe like this could be created. A normal person doesn't think " oh, I'm going to place grilled tender octopus on top of a mound of Crispy Farro and slices of pickled watermelon and finish it with a drizzle of nouc mam. Seriously! The dish was both optically tantalizing and delicious to eat. My wife had the Skate which was a such a pleasure to enjoy. Rarely, if ever, seen on a menu in America, Skate is such a great alternative to the standard fish that we see in every market and menu. Chef Chris has done an amazing job with Sage and has breathed new life into his new restaurant, Bijou Garden Cafe. I can't wait to see what he introduces in the future.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening! Service was awesome! Restaurant was gorgeous. Food was unique and delicious. Wine selection great! We will be back!
  4. LC

    LenaC

    Guadalajara

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great experience overall! The food was delicious, seasonal menu so it’s always changing. Service was fantastic. The ambiance and restaurant itself was super cool. Very unique place and will definitely be back!
  5. P

    Pantomimehorse

    Naples

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and beverages were unique eclectic creative delicious and memorable. Wish we lived closer so we could become regulars.
  6. e

    eatout

    Tampa

    436 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    436 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sage has really gotten itself together! Excellent servers, interesting menu, and very well prepared food. To make things even better, price points for an upscale restaurant are quite moderate.
  7. TH

    THOMASC

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We selected Sgae from a list of excellenly rated resturants in Sarasota. It was our anniversary and we wanted a special plac to celebrate. We ended up inside because of the forecasted inclement weather, but the resturant di not disappoint us. We had a lovely table on the balcony level that gave us a unique view of the resturant, The entire meal was excellent
  8. F

    Fantastic

    Orlando

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner! Highly recommend top few places in SRQ must do! Summer Prix Fixe good value. Great rooftop and craft cocktails. Love the Zucchini Flowers, Foie Gras, Thai Bouillabaisse, and Skate Wing.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous cocktails and honestly one of the best meals I’ve ever had!
  10. JD

    JayD

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    I usually skip reviews and chalk up experiences to lessons learned. Staff were great, love the building. Food was unremarkable for the price point. Enjoy a drink and the atmosphere, skip the menu.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great ambience. However will leave hungry. Very small portions, example appetizer “crab cakes” is actually one very tiny crabcake, approximately 4 small bites for $25!
  12. TS

    ThomasS

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good menu, very reasonably priced for the creativity, excellent wine choices, which were also reasonably priced. Excellent service. Historic building, sensitively restored and utilized. All around, a very enjoyable evening!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Food !!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. The staff was very attentive and professional. Everyone made you feel welcome and valued. The portions were ample and the music was very soothing and the rooftops brought an added special touch to the evening. Highly recommend dining there. Dessert was amazing.
  15. H

    Hermann

    Tampa

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    This was our second recent visit and we brought friends since our first visit was exceptional. The service, atmosphere, music, wine - all were lovely and perfect. The food was decent, but not as great as first time and not sure why. However, we will be back in hopes that this was just a one-off evening.
  16. A

    Allie

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Ambiance and service were top notch! Food was solidly “meh”. It was edible but just kind of tasted off/flavors didn’t go well together. My mushroom pasta was very doughy/mushy and not seasoned well. My husband’s skirt steak was just okay. The tiny bite they brought us was way better than our actual meals. Would not go again, but maybe it was just an off day for the chef. We were on vacation and didn’t want to bother complaining/wasting vacation time on getting it remade or a new dish.
  17. CA

    CATHRYND

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and entire experience was excellent. Our server Cassie was especially helpful and provided outstanding service. We will certainly return in the near future.
  18. DC

    DorothyC

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We have been spending weekends in Sarasota for a long time but this is the first time we discovered Sage - and it was a great experience. This is not only our favorite restaurant in Sarasota, but at the top of the list our our favorites in Florida. The food was incredible - every dish was perfect. The gazpacho was perfection; zucchini blossoms were incredible and the entrees were fantastic. We had the Hake in banana leaves and the Thai seafood bouillabaisse is one of the best dishes I have ever had. The building and atmosphere is wonderful. We highly recommend this restaurant!
  19. N

    Nani

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server amazingly put up, and played into, our shenanigans 😆. She is the best 🥰. The food was out of this world! Photos attached. Ambiance was very lovely; aesthetics are a blend of rustic elegance with a sprank of modernity. The rooftop! Oh the rooftop. Once the only rooftop bar in Sarasota, it is now the most cozy; being surrounded by the taller more contemporary buildings with their own rooftop bar. But that’s what makes this one special! At night, It really does feel like a warm hug, that is encircling you with the twinkling lights of The City. On this night, there were two musicians, a looper guitarist in the main dining hall and an electric violinist on the rooftop. A joy to listen to and nice touch to each place’s atmosphere. The price is about what you’d expect from a fine dining venue; well worth it to us.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing food, fantastic drinks.
  21. JW

    JayW

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was perfect. Food, service and wine/cocktails. Cassie our server was amazing and made some great recommendations. Great flavorful unique appetizers and entrees. Octopus was one of the best I’ve tried with huge flavor and so tender. Zucchini flowers were also amazing. The Hake cooked in a banana leaf with Indian spices I’m told was also amazing. Wine and food very fairly priced for the quality and in my opinion good value when compared to similar restaurants. Rooftop bar was a big plus for after dinner drinks. Highly recommend
  22. CR

    CharleyR

    Orlando

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    35 Anniversary
  24. BZ

    BeatriceZ

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent, service excellent, I will be back!
  25. PA

    PAULN

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Price Fix menu was outstanding and a great value!
  26. g

    gsduo

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect way to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you, Sage!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner! Seasonal menu so you won’t be bored. Great service and lovely atmosphere.
  28. MB

    MichaelB

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I like the creativeness of the chef's summer menu. We always have a great experience at Sage.
  29. H

    Hoppertoo

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really nice venue, well staffed and serviced restaurant. Entrees are somewhat limited but reasonably priced by todays standards. Starters seem a bit overpriced for portion size but are very good quality and show effort. Wine list good with nice range of offerings. Specialty cocktails well made and very high quality. Need to toss in a few starters/salads in the $10-$14 for variety and Will definitely return based on ambiance, service and food quality
  30. BW

    BillW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food, wine and service. Highly recommended
  31. H

    Hermann

    Tampa

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thrilled with our experience on Saturday night. Cassie "Carp" was our server and she was amazing. She was personable, knowledgeable about each offering on the beautiful menu, and attentive to our needs throughout dinner. I might add that the rest of the staff was also attentive and cleared plates, silverware immediately after we had finished each course. Love that touch. We started with the peach boursin salad, which was our most favorite. We followed with the stuffed zucchini blossoms which were absolutely delicious in combination with the yogurt sauce. I had the homemade pasta, and while it was a vegetable dish, it was very filling and exploding with flavors. My husband had the octopus and it was tender as can be - really nicely done. Lastly, we split the strawberry shortcake for dessert. The in-house pastry chef created a delightful finish to our meal. Refreshing! Atmosphere is lovely, gorgeous architecture. They guitarist played soothing, yet lively music in the downstairs entryway. Music carried throughout the building without being overly loud so we were able to easily converse throughout dinner without issue. Nice touch. We will be back for sure - love that they have a menu that changes with the season and can hardly wait for the fall menu to arrive to explore the additional dishes of that season. So happy to find this gem! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    2nd time visiting Sage. The food remains decent but nothing special. Cocktails are very good, and the atmosphere is great. Pricing is high compared to the quality of the food and drink.
  33. A

    Aymeric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best that Sarasota has to offer. Please go here and have a wonderful time.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely superb. The service was impeccable and the food was delectable. Very special evening. Price points are very reasonable and the quality with attention to detail is remarkable. Highly recommend !!!!
  35. P

    Princess

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING AMAZING I can’t wait to come back what a great experience. JONATHAN WAS AWESOME. Food was amazing . Roof top is amazing drinks where up to par for sure . The entertainment was so amazing at the roof top . I was just so happy to be here 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ all around
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best.
  37. SP

    StephenP

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We arrived on vacation, used to live here. Sage did not exist when we left. We went for our 10 year anniversary based on a recommendation from a friend. Exceeded all expectations. Although we were sat next to a bunch of loud kids upstairs, (wtf we are on our anniversary), the food made up for the miss-seating. Once ago I was a Chef. On my knife… on my knife, these guys can cook! FIRE on all levels. Thank You.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner
  39. RD

    RonD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great food, great waiter, looking forward to our next visit.
  40. WR

    WayneR

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Chris Covelli, Brett and Jonathon for taking great care of us last night!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sage SRQ offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 445-5660.

Sage SRQ is rated 4.7 stars by 917 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Sage SRQ

1216 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5502

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1st Street and US-41

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street and complimentary valet parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Covelli

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (941) 445-5660

  • Private party facilities

    Comfortably accommodating up to 100 guests, our private ballroom features a concrete bar, marble flooring, crystal chandeliers, hanging Edison bulb lights, expansive windows with a 360-degree view of downtown Sarasota, & elevator access to our rooftop terrace. For private events info please email our Event Director - josh@realmrestaurants.com

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