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Sage SRQ, Sarasota, FL

Sage SRQ

4.7
4.7
1573 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 34 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 1,573 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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1,573 Reviews
  1. LouiseG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Strange experience, actually. We booked the outside space, but when we got to the restaurant I asked if we could be seated inside and did not think they were busy. The hostess basically said she would check as they were fully-booked. Well, they were not. Weird. We came down from the rooftop bar and they sat us in a fairly empty restaurant for a Tuesday night. The food was a bit dry (halibut) and the salad was ok. Nothing special. Good wine list, drinks and ambiance; but food and attitude as not great. Not going back anytime soon. Rooftop is lovely.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very good just a bit pricey. Jonathan was a great server and the atmosphere was spectacular

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  3. CarolB

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Please do not close the Bijou. At the Bijou everything is so good you can’t decide what to order. Sage, is just the opposite.

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  4. Foodie

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Sage! The Thai bouiillabaisse is the only thing that does't change on the menu it is outstanding! Order it every time we go. This time we made room for desert ..the flowerless chocolate cake with a toffee sauce and ice cream is to die for. Jonathan W provided best service, helped us celebrate 37 years together. Maybe next time we go, I'll try a different entree on the very creative menu, we'll see. Highly recommend Sage SRQ

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  5. MonicaD

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Sage! Cassie is our favorite server and always gives great service and recommendations. The duo fois was amazing!

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  6. Jane

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening. Wait staff added to the experience. Dinner was delicious including the bouillabaisse. Cocktails are definitely well done and interesting. Vibe is good. What more can you ask for?!

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  7. ChrisL

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I dine here every year for our anniversary and it is always 5 Star experience. We will continue to dine here and tell everyone looking for recommendations for fine dining about Sage SRQ.

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  8. JB1014

    Tampa

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always awesome! We go here 4 or 5 times a year and is our favorite in Sarasota for a nice dinner with friends. Cassie made very good recommendations and her service was 5star. The menu never disappoints as it changes seasonally and the craft cocktails on the roof is a great way to start the evening.

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  9. JulieB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, great service (Tim) in a beautiful building! The rooftop bar is great for a drink before dinner reservations. The duck and the Thai Bouillabaisse were amazing as well as the cream of squash soup.

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  10. FussyFoodie

    New York City

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dining experience. Food was delicious!! Drinks were outstanding. A little pricey so not a place I would be dining weekly. When you book they ask if you are going to the theater, we let them know Yes we did have theater tickets. We booked dinner for 6:30. The waiter assured us we had plenty of time and he would be watching the time for us....so we didn't watch our time. The waiter comes up in a panic at 7:53....WATCH YOUR OWN TIME IF YOU HAVE THEATER TICKETS. Lesson learned 😔 So

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Timothy was our waiter and very patient and attendant. Thai Bouillabaisse was amazing.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal and very professional service. Maybe a bit pricey but well worth it.

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  13. LoriO

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional and very attentive. The team work is unbelievable without a doubt. Cocktails exceptional at the bar in back. Loved the rooftop ambience.
    Sage SRQResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for the review, LoriO! We're thrilled to hear that you had an exceptional experience at Sage. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed our bar area and the rooftop ambience. We're also glad that our staff made your evening memorable. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience from the food & wine to great service staff

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  15. PeterH

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very creative and fresh food served with very efficient and knowlegeable wait staff. The interior of the old building is amazing and the sound level is amazingly moderate.
    Sage SRQResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for visiting us, PeterH! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and service at Sage. It's wonderful to know that our unique interior setting added to your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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  16. VirginiaC

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food! Katie is an exceptional server. Made such a difference in the overall experience
    Sage SRQResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for the review, VirginiaC! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and found our service exceptional. It's always our goal to make a positive experience even more enjoyable for our guests. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to serving you again soon!

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  17. GaryL

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food. We were extremely impressed with everything.
    Sage SRQResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for visiting us, GaryL! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience at Sage SRQ. It's great to know that our food and service met your expectations. Your kind words are greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  18. Lizbriz

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming historic setting, great bar and cocktails including "mocktails" great outside lanai setting, food was delicious.
    Sage SRQResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for visiting us, Lizbriz! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the setting, our cocktails and especially the mocktails. It's great to know that our food met your expectations. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back to Sage soon!

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  19. DianaLynn

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience, 1st class. Food & cocktails were delicious, very unique & different but not too different. It all works beautifully together. Beautiful building & roof top bar. 1st time there, we’ll be back!
    Sage SRQResponded 7 days ago
    We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience at Sage. We take pride in creating unique cocktails that complement our unique food, and we're glad you enjoyed them. We're also thrilled that you appreciated the combination of our food and drinks. Your kind words mean a lot to us. We're looking forward to your return visit. See you soon!

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  20. RickS

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the go to place for great food and service.
    Sage SRQResponded 7 days ago
    Hi RickS, Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that Sage is your go-to place for great food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  21. JimP

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    His is only the second time we have been to Sage but neither has disappointed. All elements have been excellent. I can’t think of anything I would improve.
    Sage SRQResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you so much for your kind words. We're thrilled to hear that your previous visits to Sage have been outstanding. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  22. Wineaux

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous culinary experience at Sage. The service was outstanding, as well.
    Sage SRQResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for visiting us, Wineaux! We're thrilled to hear that you had another fabulous culinary experience at Sage. It's always a pleasure to hear when our guests enjoy our food and service. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to serving you again soon.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new favorite! Top notch food & drinks paired with entertainment!
    Sage SRQResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for the review! We're thrilled to hear that Sage SRQ has become your new favorite. It's wonderful to know that our food and drinks, as well as our entertainment, met your expectations. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  24. ViviP

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! My beet salad was a little bland. Service was great!
    Sage SRQResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for the review, ViviP! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at Sage. We're sorry to hear that our beet salad didn't meet your expectations. We always aim to deliver great flavors, and your feedback helps us improve. We're glad you found our service to be great, and we hope you'll join us again.

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  25. Alsancle

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience is outstanding. Presentation and setting, along with service staff are exceptional. Food was very good. Be aware and it is not inexpensive.

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  26. KIMT

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience at Sage. The food was fabulous and our waitress, Cassy is the best.
    Sage SRQResponded 7 days ago
    We're overjoyed to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Sage! It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed our food and found Cassie's service to be top-notch. We strive to provide an exceptional dining experience for all our guests and your feedback is a testament to our efforts. We can't wait to welcome you back for another fabulous meal soon.

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  27. Jackie

    Philadelphia

    74 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is very limited and the food not as delicious as I would hope!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Was looking forward to checking out the rooftop- closed for a private event.. disappointing. Server Katie was fantastic.. unfortunately the food took forever and was just meh.. had the halibut.. seemed a very solid choice - underwhelming to say the least. For the prices I would expect much much better. Bright spot was the cocktails.. even if one round took so long Katie had to comp it ( much appreciated) In the future I would possibly come back and sit at the bar for drinks.. for the price I think there are better options in Sarasota.

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  29. FromOrlando59

    Orlando

    131 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My impression of Sage SRQ was that of performance art. The service was impeccable; the renovation of the dining area was both contemporary and preserved; the atmosphere was elegant, but homey. They got so much right. The food, however, was not particularly memorable, even after the rapturous descriptions by our excellent server. The amuse bouche was a small sweet plum with white chocolate. My appetizer was a beet salad, which was, again, not particularly remarkable... even a little bland. The foie gras I chose instead of an entree was also just mediocre for the elegant price I paid. My dining companions were even less impressed than I. Oh, and my gin martini was room temperature.
    Sage SRQResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Sage. We're thrilled to hear that our service and atmosphere met your expectations. Your kind words about our contemporary ambiance truly made our day. We're sorry to hear that our food did not live up to your expectations. We always aim to deliver a memorable dining experience, and we regret that we missed the mark this time. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly use it to improve our menu and food quality. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

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  30. jegan

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, a good wine list and great recommendations by our server, Cassie.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and ambience was incredible! We had such high hopes for the restaurant based on the atmosphere and staff; however, the food was very bland, and did not set itself apart from others in the area.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Place was amazing food service ambiance just killer highly recommend

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  33. WayneD

    Naples

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner in a unique setting. We enjoyed the food/drinks and atmosphere and would recommend this for special events!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dunking experience. Food portions was small and prices were high based on this. Only issue we had with the dinning experience.

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  35. VickiC

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tim was a fantastic server; friendly, knowledgable and very helpful. The food was fantastic and violinist was amazing! Highly recommended.

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  36. StephenS

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal started with cocktails which were well crafted and were interesting. The tandoori Caesar with shrimp surprised me. I was not sure what to expect but it was tasty and appropriately spiced and thoroughly enjoyable. The beet salad was fresh and exciting I tried the signature Thai bouillabaisse and it was tasty and had marvelous flavors. My wife had the fois gras and raved about it. So in summary it was a wonderful meal with interesting choices in a delightful atmosphere. And by the way our service was great. We will return to some more of Sages menu.

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  37. SouthernSara

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was pretty but flavorless. The lamb Rogan Josh, which was supposed to be a curry, had no curry flavor at all. As a Brit, I know my curries. The lamb also seemed to be reheated from the night before. The vegan Wellington was just OK. Nothing had salt, spices, or any depth of flavor. We had been warned by many people that the food was bland and overpriced, but we wanted to try it for ourselves since everyone's taste is different. We should have listened on this one. We weren't impressed, wouldn't recommend it, and won't be back. It's a shame.

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  38. JimP

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. Everyone from the valet to the group providing the music were just the best. One of our best evenings in Sarasota.

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  39. Finedyne

    Washington DC

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been here in the past, and I've always enjoyed it. What makes the evening special is the personable wait staff. Everyone is friendly and, of course, polite, and extremely well informed about the menu and slight modifications that can be made. My favorite modification is they can make the Thai Bouillabaisse Vegan! And it is the best vegan dish in town. There I s usually another vegetarian option, currently a vegetarian, Wellington, really, really good), which I have tried and liked, but there is nothing like that vegan Thai bouillabaisse. We like to go when it's earlier, when it's not quite as loud.

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  40. EConSarasota

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting for a great meal - went with colleagues and started on the rooftop with unique cocktails, enjoyed our meals in the beautiful main dining area; Definitely get the special and save room for dessert- everyone's meal was excellent but the special was extra and the flourless toffee coffee chocolate cake had us all talking the next day about it; Will. be. back.

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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 1573 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 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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