Sage Vegan Bistro - Pasadena

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$30 and under
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Vegetarian / Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Thanks for booking my RSVP.

P
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it so much returned

C
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great plant base food and ice cream!

CR
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food and experience! I wish we could try more things on the menu. The beer flight was wonderful and our dishes were fantastic. The bread pudding left something to be desired, but was more than made up for by the orange chicken and other bowls.

P
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first time dining. We order from dine LA menus and the food was excellent. Great ambiance made up for the slow service.

GR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We have been to another location but first time here. Loved the ambience, location and its huge. Would definitely return.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. My mom has a gluten allergy and is vegan so this was the perfect Saturday night dinner. We enjoyed the nachos, which were so good with the jackfruit! We will be back soon!

OT
Toledo
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flautas on the brunch menu were outstanding. The only snafu is that Sage told Open Table I didn’t show up, so I had to hassle with that. Might need to train hosts or whoever keeps track of that documentation.

SE
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently went plant-based and have been cooking all my own food, very simple dishes. Our dinner at Sage was SUCH a treat. The nachos blew my mind and my husband (NOT plant-based) also loved his eggplant parmesan. The meal was truly delicious. And I'm not saying it was great "for vegan food". It was great PERIOD. Can't wait to go back.

SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great selection of entrees, side dishes and desserts in a wonderful location of Old Town Pasadena. Prices were a bit high. We opted for water instead of a $9 glass of strawberry lemonade. Service was prompt and professional. Restaurant is cozy and has a beautiful patio for outside dining.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

It took some time for the waitress to get to our table and take our order, I’d say 15 minutes? Then when our order came, I wanted extra ketchup but didn’t even try to flag her down because she was no where to be found. Then it took over 30minutes to find someone to give us the bill. I had to go to the front entrance to ask for my bill, who then said the waitress will be right with us. He was no help! After 15 minutes I finally found her! I politely asked for the bill while she was trying to multi task and putting in a new order for another table. I felt so bad, but seriously we really had to go. The table next to us was frustrated and rolling their eyes lol. The waitress was very nice but probably over worked. The food was great, but maybe they need to hire another waitress to help the poor lady. I probably won’t go back if I was ever in a crunch with time, only if I had 2+ hours to loosely spare.

W
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We were visiting town and found this restaurant online. Excellent food but the server was overloaded with tables I believe. We had to hunt him down a number of times! Some of the items seem inappropriately overpriced. Two jalapeños cut in half with some vegan cheese does not equate to $15! The eggplant Parmesan was over the top amazing! Worth every dime.

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was great but the service was not that good. The waiters are nice but they don’t check on you after the food was served. You have to ask them for drink refills. Waited for 30 minutes to serve the vegan ice cream for dessert. When the ice cream was served to us it was already melted. We ordered an ice cream for dessert but instead we got a milkshake.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We are vegan and we love Sage. The problem with this location was, quite simply, the location which we didn't realize would be so difficult to find, not accessible for a person with a disability, and without convenient parking. Also, the men's bathroom was also inconvenient, especially for a person with a disability. Very disappointing not to be able to get mac & cheese on the brunch. M&C pizza did not appeal. One person got chilaquiles that started out okay but were soon way to soaking with sauce. Beans and rice don't belong. Ambiance is wonderful - server was A+.

KC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time trying vegan & it was pretty good ... will come again with my vegan peeps

KM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was OK, although pricey for what you get. Service was bad. Waited several minutes before waitress can to get our drink orders, then another 30 minutes with no follow up. Had to speak to manager to get someone to wait on us

c
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas office party

JK
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and one of the best ways I've seen vegan food prepared. There are a lot of gluten-free and soy-free options which is excellent for the dietary needs of my family.

AM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Everything went very well! The only issue was splitting the check for a big party. The checks had items scattered everywhere and everyone just wanted to pay for their own making it very uncomfortable and difficult.

TA
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I'm not a Vegan, but the hamburger I had was great!!! It's cool to try something new that is healthy. Love the service and location! Thank you!

CL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great vegan spot. Even our friends who are not vegan enjoy the food. Drinks are tasty as well.

LM
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As a vegan - I appreciate the variety of foods available
It’s a little pricy but understandable because of the tasty and variety Of items on the menu. It’s a one-stop shop for vegans
The ambiance is welcoming, artistic and fun
I like the new items at their gift area and at the ice cream stand
I did not appreciate the server we had on Monday
We had to call for her several times when we needed and her and she seemed abrupt
She was not as welcoming as the other servers I had in the past

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food was not good. Food was cold and didn't have much flavor. And was really cold as well they always have patio doors open

DS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sage is our new favorite vegan restaurant! We had no idea vegan can taste so good and be healthy.

S
New England
40 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personable waitstaff, great vegan food, cool environment.

TY
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Hair in food and food wasn’t hot. The waiter was very nice and replaced the dish right away. Over all menu is overwhelming and you can’t taste a little of everything if you’re only two people. With that many options there should be a combination appetizer to taste a few things & not have to order each one separately.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

They upped their prices and our food came out cold. Every dish. Disappointing when you’ve been a customer for several years. Not as good as it once was.

KF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is delicious. Great atmosphere. Lovely.

IS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was relishes. Waiter kept forgetting to bring some items to the table but overall it was a great experience. It was a busy night.

JA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had to ask for water refills, additional small plates for sharing our appetizer. The service was slow. But the food was delicious. We enjoyed the nachos and gelato. Both of our pizzas were just okay. Next time will both will probably try a different main entree.

IR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

KQ
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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.