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Sage SRQ, Sarasota, FL

Sage SRQ

4.9
4.9
1007 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 29 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 1,007 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Best Service

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Best Ambiance

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Overall

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Service

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Ambiance

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Innovative

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Good for special occasions

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  1. AT

    AnthonyT

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic ambiance in a beautiful historic building. Food was outstanding and excellent service. We had a great experience.
  2. J

    Joeandmelissa

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, ambiance, and service was spectacular. Cassie was wonderful. Will return.
  3. JL

    JodiL

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Johnathan was excellent! The food and ambience was superb. Highly recommend.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly an amazing dining experience! Cocktails are to die for! True mixology at its best! Fabulous staff that doesn't miss a beat. A must visit!
  5. SA

    SusanneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the food and the service were excellent! The ambiance is fabulous and inviting!
  6. DM

    DavidM

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, an incredible experience. Atmosphere fantastic, inspired food, and, Jonathan was absolutely the best making sure our experience was fantastic! See you in a few weeks!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible meal, great drinks, and good service from Marley! Highly recommend the thai seafood bouillabaisse is was PHENOMENAL.
  8. MG

    MarkG

    Naples

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This gem of a restaurant in downtown Sarasota delivers on all fronts. Gorgeous dining room with a classic well-stocked bar (and another on the rooftop) delivers fantastic, creative cocktails and food. The bartenders and servers are knowledgeable and friendly. Our bartender actually created a cocktail for us based on our favorite spirits and liqueurs. The food was beautifully plated and more importantly, absolutely delicious. Everything has an international flair, and the menu is seasonal, so you get a different experience each time you come. One of the best restaurants in Sarasota - a must visit destination for a special occasion!
  9. FS

    FrankS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great service, pork chop excellent. Rooftopis terrific also
  10. BD

    BarbaraD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! Food was spectacular. Our server Karie was extremely knowledgeable on the menu and cocktails. Every single thing we ate was delicious and I would recommend this as my top restaurant in all of Sarasota.
  11. VI

    VINIAC

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Waiter should have told us the salad we were ordering would be very spicey (hot peppery). We were already sharing a fine Barbaresco and the salad wiped it out. Similarly, he should have told us the "Half Duck" I was ordering was 2 legs, no breast. I would have changed to something else. Also: There were 4 of us dining together. The other couple ordered appetizers. We asked if we could have a "main course" dish of mussels served to us to share as an appetizer. He told us no. (Unfortunately, that's why we ordered the salad appetizer.)
  12. PM

    PaulM

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and a
  13. JE

    JoshE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was great, drinks were good but not great. I would go over and over for the food.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  15. D

    Dolly3

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first experience at Sage. It is now in our top 3 favorite restaurants! The building is gorgeous, the cocktails inventive, the service was exemplary and the food was outstanding! Can’t wait to return.
  16. BS

    BeverlyS

    Naples

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sage is a restaurant that prides itself on quality and service. We enjoyed our dinner before the ballet very much, having been there about a year ago and happy to return. Our server (Cass, I think) was well informed, quite personable, knowledgeable and accommodating with great suggestions. The Spanish guitarist added just the right touch and he was excellent. The only recommendation I have is to include a fish on the menu. There were mussels and Thai Bouillabaisse with seafood but I expected another fish would have been on the menu. The mussels were excellent, however, with added chorizo sausage and a little rigatoni at the suggestion of our server. We will return.
  17. C

    Costa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sage its always a safe bet, excellent service and fresh food, their seasonal menu always have something new to offer. Worth the visit.
  18. MS

    MasterShake

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely Amazing place! From the moment you walk in you'll enjoy a modern setting with a small seating area, awesome bar, and great staff. Take the elevator up to the 4th floor for an outdoor rooftop bar that has a completely different drink menu, tables, and space heaters. Our meal was fantastic! Anything great takes time to prep so this is not the place if you want to be in and out in 45min. Everything was cooked perfectly, and the seasonal menu change is our favorite part. Inside bar menu has amazing craft cocktails. Cass our server was so knowledgeable and just amazing as you could tell she wanted to be at work. A+ in my book and will absolutely be making this a regular stop for us.
  19. ML

    MagdalenaL

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambience, super friendly and knowledgeable waiter. I would highly recommend!
  20. B

    Buks

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was the best we've had at any restaurant in years! She walked us to our table, gave us a brief history of the restaurant and building along the way, was incredibly attentive, had a number of excellent recommendations, and was just overall very friendly and knowledgeable. And the food was outstanding too! We will definitely be back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, interesting and varied menu, delicious and creative food prepared perfectively. The staff was warm, friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable and the very talented violinist was the icing on the cake!
  22. CF

    CFos

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great. First courses were very good. The Thai Bouillabaisse was great. Service with Jonathan & helpers were fantastic. Ambiance was great and the best violinist! Would dine there again.
  23. 2

    26stanley

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Waited 20 minutes for our reservation. We were a party of 4 and were put at a big round table for 8 with our 4 seats lined up next to each other. They did move us to to a table for 4, but we had to wait an additional 10 minutes on top of the 20 minute wait. My husband's duck was so over cooked he couldn't eat it. My girlfriend's bouillabaisse had no broth in it. My pasta dish was unexceptional. We keep trying to go there because the roof top bar is so nice, and the ambiance of the restaurant is nice, but we keep getting lousy food. I think we're done.
  24. CL

    CharlotteL

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service in a charming historical building.
  25. k

    kdmeit

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A local gem. Creative drink and food menu. The interior is beautiful and the staff engaging. Happy to recommend to anyone visiting Sarasota.
  26. WR

    WayneR

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Chris Covello and Chef Bret continue to excel at providing the ultimate dining experience. We continue to patronize Sage for our Birthdays, Anniversaries and when special friends and relatives are in town. There is a Vegan in our troupe and Chris and Bret always create something that is not only nutritious but beautiful as well. Last night we had the pleasure of having Cassie be our server and we could not have been more pleased! Cannot wait for the next occasion!
  27. MW

    MWJS

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    This was my second visit to Sage. I was disappointed with the fall menu. I ordered a vegetarian squash dinner and it was truly disappointing. My friend had a chicken creole dish that she found not very creole at all. The fall menu lacks. No fish! Where’s the beef? I love the building. The service is impeccable! For me I think I just might be the happy hour person on their rooftop bar, but I will no doubt go back and give it another try.
  28. DS

    DaleS

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again our waiter was great and food was tremendous. Was treated fantastically!!
  29. c

    carolc

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous wine dinner! Chef Chris and his team created wonderful dishes that paired perfectly with the great Banfi wines (presented by the charming and knowledgeable Christina from Banfi). Favorites included the bison short rib and seafood pasta dish. Only downside - we live 1000 miles away !
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us had great and interesting food with great service.
  31. MS

    MicheleS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Sage and we were thrilled with everything! The food was superb and our server was professional, helpful, and welcoming. I had the kale and cilantro salad to start. For my entree I had the Thai Bouillabaisse that featured outstanding seafood in a light coconut sauce over black rice. Beyond delicious! My husband had the Mole Caesar salad to start, followed by the butternut squash and cod dish and he loved it! Our server’s name was Cassie and she was amazing! We promptly made reservations for my birthday and specifically asked for Cassie as our server. Please ask for her. There are two Cassie’s, but our server has red hair and she was phenomenal! We highly recommend Sage!
  32. CR

    CharleyR

    Orlando

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, outdoor seating and and great service!
  33. DL

    DavidL

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all the way around! We were treated like old friends!
  34. KS

    KSHH

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were wonderful. This is our 4th time there and Jonathan was our server two of the times and he always does a nice job.
  35. MS

    MarkS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good, but modestly priced wine list which was nice.
  36. R

    Richard

    Tampa

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is very creative and beautifully prepared. The wine list offers a good selection at very fair prices. This is a special restaurant and one of the best fine dining restaurants in Sarasota.
  37. AG

    AlexG

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere and waitstaff (including the Bartender) were exceptional. The wait time for our entrees is an other story. We waited a VERY long time for our meals. My friend’s pasta was cold and I needed more sauce for my meal.
  38. CG

    CherylG

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pork chop was fantastic. Marley our server was excellent. We come often and always enjoy the whole experience. Thank you for adding the Mich Ultra to the bar. We appreciate that you catered to our request.
  39. PS

    PaulS

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience in every way.
  40. LH

    LauraH

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was a wonderful meal with wonderful service. Thanks for an incredible evening!

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 4.9 stars by 1007 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 29 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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