Sage Vegan Bistro - Pasadena

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Vegetarian / Vegan
We are organic, sustainable, plant-based food without the pretense. We are the place where you can bring your date at night and your momma in the morning.
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IR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Daughter is vegan and i am not so it can be challenging at times but this one was perfect.
we both enjoyed it.
The food was perfect and the pear cider was delicious.
The waiter was very nice and attentive.
we are coming back for brunch!

K
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was a little expressive but really good and the drinks are to die for.... thanks 😘

SF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was extremely nice and helpful. Food was excellent. They were very busy, so our order fell behind but we still loved everything. I will be back again and again. Mint and chip ice cream was super duper good too. ☺️👍

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t believe a place with so many wonderful vegan options exists

JT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Great service and some of the best vegan food we have had. Will absolutely return whenever we're in Pasadena.

S
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We sat outside because it seemed quieter, and it was cool and delightful after a string of hot days. We each had bowls. I had the soul bowl, which was a very tasty mix of flavors and textures. Portions were generous and I took almost half home. I appreciated not being offered a bag to carry my box in. We shared a single scoop of ice “cream”. With one glass of wine each, the tab came to about $80 including tip. A little pricey to me for a meatless meal, but it was very pleasant and I plan to return. I appreciate a quality vegan restaurant nearby.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing vegan food and wonderful cocktails! A fantastic date night place!

KQ
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great. Also gave us back room for our group where we could close off the room which made it great!

DH
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The booth seats were so low and could tell the stuffing inside really needed to be fixed like asap....you literally sank so low my chest was at the table ledge. We moved 3 times. The patio table seats on the left side was metal and only had a old I guess it was suppose to be like a cover sham and it was hard. the chairs were hard with no cushion on anything. the staff was just lovely and i enjoyed that. the food was good. needs work but it is a nice view.

AS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy brunch at Sage! This is a great place to enjoy great vegan food and our non-vegan friends ask to eat there because it’s so good! Our favorites are the chiliquilles, flautas and breakfast burrito. We’ll be back!

DK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, great beer, great appetizers, good main courses. A bit loud. Beautiful outdoor dining option.

D
Los Angeles
187 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We come here often and it's such a gift having the finest Vegan restaurant in our neighborhood. The food is always delicious and the service wonderful.

DG
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great vegan and vegetarian choices! The food was amazing! Decor is comforting and a cool vibe. Great big booth! Too hot to eat outside but we will be back to dine on the patio when it gets cooler. Love it!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I was two minutes late back to my car and had a $52 parking ticket. Unbelievable!

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great find, especially for vegetarians and vegans. We both had the breakfast bowl which was packed with flavors and very filling. Good atmosphere, great selections. We will definitely be back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ian, our server was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the dishes. It was our group’s first visit to this location and the food was excellent, service was exceptional, and the whole place had a very nice atmosphere to it.

C
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

First time at this restaurant. Wanted to try the vegan menu. Sample various dishes and was pleasantly surprised how tasty & delicious everything was.

GD
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We really enjoyed the extensive vegan menu with so many GF options. We had the raw tacos, corn cakes and Asian kelp noodle salad and everything was delicious! Excellent flavor, fresh ingredients and beautiful presentation. We also had a kombucha flight and we were a little disappointed that the flavors were not the ones listed on the menu, but they were okay.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It’s an overall restaurant. The food is ok but is a little bit pricey for a vegetarian place.
The service is really poor, even though the waitress did the best he could. We ordered a sundae brownie that took forever to arrive “”it’s coming, it’s in the oven” the waitress said. Was not true, when the dessert came was midly warm

KR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a large party of 10 and one baby in a high chair. We sat outside and our table was ready for us when we arrived. The artichokes tempura were excellent as were the fried avocado tacos. My son tried the eggplant parmesan and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Our waitress was attentive and all in all we had a very enjoyable evening.

IK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Took a party of 4 for dinner on 6:45 Wednesday.
Place was not busy although we were seated right away and given menus, it was over 15 minutes before our server came by. She asked us if we were ready and when we said not yet, she left our table without asking for any drink orders ( which we had).
Another 12 minutes later she came back to our table.
When the food did come out, one order was MIA and the guy serving us didn't even try to place our plates on the table.
When he returned with the remaining plate, he shared to another server that "hey I'm only here one day a week".

In addition to my order I asked if they had a full bar which she said yes.
I ordered a Bourbon & Bitters but was told it had to come with simple syrup. When I tried to explain that a Bourbon & Bitters only has Bourbon & Bitters, she told me that Oh, it's pre-mixed....

The final straw was when I paid cash, the server took the bill, not asking if I wanted change (I did) and never returned.

Overall regardless of the quality of the food, because of the service, I can not recommend this restaurant.

TJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a special occasion. It was a party of 9. Sage has become our go to place for all special occassions. We are always glad we did, no matter the size of our group.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. Great Service. A little noisy but tolerable.

SE
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

imaginative, good tasting cuinse. We'll go back often.

m
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food is always tasty and the servers friendly. However, it's super hot and stuffy in the restaurant, so made it kind of tough to fully enjoy the meal. Maybe some AC? One other note and feeling like this might be us. Need to remember to order and receive appetizers before the main course because they come together which is not the point. Or maybe the servers could be trained to

SF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful evening with my family. Food was excellent. Many options to choose from. Drove all the way from Moreno Valley to eat here. Glad we did it! ☺️👍

G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sage has the absolute best vegan brunch around. The mole flautas are amazing, as is the service, drinks and ambience!

CM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food, the best service! We will return!!

AN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The buffalo cauliflower was a little sweet not spicy which was odd. Maybe the sauce was off? Other than that, the food was delicious as always.

SB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I loved the ambiance of Sage but the 2 food items we ordered were both fried and they didn’t have to be. So that made the meals tasty but a too heavy. Also I thought it unnecessary to charge us $1.00 for extra buffalo sauce. Our total bill with drinks and tip for two people came out to $75. The $1 extra charge felt “cheap”. I would go there again but order other items. It’s worth giving it a second chance

MB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to enjoy excellent vegan cuisine! Loved the outdoor dining.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my first time eating at a vegan restaurant, it was a pleasant surprise. The food was amazing, I will definitely be coming back.

ML
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

So amazingly tasty. Mom and I went for my very belated birthday dinner and it was worth the wait; sat outside on a night there was a movie showing in the courtyard and we had a great time. Food was so good, cocktails were outstanding, and we can't wait to go back.

AM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We ate here for the Dine LA restaurant week menu, and it was pretty underwhelming. The service was not attentive, and for the price of the prix fixe, the quality of the dishes offered was just not great. We left pretty disappointed for having spent $100. The house margarita, squash blossoms, and tortilla soup were the high points for us, but everything else was pretty meh.

n
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though their server said they were short staffed, they did a great job! Weird to say that on an evening in july we got a lttle chilly, but totally not their fault. Food was amazing & wr had a great time.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

#1 stunner!

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JM
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food. Lots of GF options as well. No one would guess any of the 4 dishes we had were veg or GF. Excellent drink menu as well. If you were ever concerned about trying a vegan/vegetarian restaurant, try Sage.

S
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in Nebraska and visit California every year. A trip to Sage was planned way before my arrival. LOVE the food, atmosphere, food, service, food! Thank you for the food you make!♥️

A
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Excellent customer service. We unknowingly arrived an hour early for dinner so they were still doing brunch but we were able to order from both menus starting with brunch until 4pm and explored both menus. We were in a party of 5 so we ordered a bunch of stuff and shared them so we could sample more things.