Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts

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414 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Sage Student Bistro operates as a customer-focused classroom providing our students an opportunity to refine their culinary, bakery, service and supervisory skills in a setting where the element of time is as important as the food and service. Because this is a class, the Bistro is open when the students are in session. A standard menu is offered, as well as weekly, student designed prix fixe specials during dinner.
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OT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Likely the best kept secret in town. Tasty nutritious food at low prices, five star quality, one would be a fool not to dine here.

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NM
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we head to Sage we receive a different and amazing experience! The students service and preparation of the food is just like going to your favorite high end restaurant for half of the cost. The limited menu allows us to try items that we usually would not eat and they are always fantastic!

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I
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sage Student Bistro is about the best food in Omaha, bar none. The presentation is outstanding, the service impeccable. They have high standards for all aspects of your dining experience, and they never miss.

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V
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food great pricing, you support students...

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good...exceeded expectations as we knew this was a classroom and expected some bumps but the bumps were minimal. We will be back soon

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b
Omaha
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Bistro was able to accomodate my request for more than 6 people BUT I had to physically go and ask, as no one read the request when I made the resrvation 5 weeks in advance. I also said I was bringing in wines, and the corkage fee was fine. Again, BUT I was bringing in bottles that were 27-35 years old, and I decanted them before coming to the restaurant. They did not seem to understand why I did decanting at home.

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OT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers knew the menu and were very attentive. A lot of thought went into the menu items. The menu was full of flavor and great presentation. The bakery rocked it!

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JR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable. Some delicious courses and excellent service.

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GH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for this evening as it was the last night open during the students finishing this term. The tasting menu was excellent with good service. There were almost more courses than we could eat but each course was different allowing the student chefs to really shine. We brought our own wine with a modest corkage charge but they did have a moderately priced wine list as well. We will definately go back during their next term.

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OT
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The student prix fixe menu at the end of each semester is amazing. Metro's culinary school is a gem!

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DM
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is our second time dining at Sage. The menu is well priced for the amazing quality of food. The student Prix Fixe meal was delicious with appropriate timing of courses.

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SH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is outstanding! Since it is student-run, all of the staff are striving to learn and are at their best. The food is not only wonderful in taste, but also wonderful in presentation.

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WL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun experience trying the unique menu items created by MCC culinary students.

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b
Omaha
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My wife and I had the prix fixe dinner on Oct 31, 2018. The corn soup was inventive, the broth a littlebtoo sweet for my wife. The lobster appetizer, the sea bass coarse and beef coarse were very good. The salad was fun. A great experience.

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CR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our waitress was awesome, however the wait time for food was much to long. We waited over 45 minutes for our appetizers and an hour and half for our main dish. The cooks really need send food out faster. We are not wine or beer drinkers and our waitress kept assuring us it would be out any minute. The menu needs to explain each item in more detail explain how it is cooked and what items are being missed together to create the taste we will enjoy. Again our waitress explained each item for us, how it was cooked, and the taste that was created. Once the food was served it was very good, the dessert was delicious. It was a great experience except for slowness in being served.

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PB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish the were more desserts to choose from and a variety if breads as in times past.

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PM
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sage is among my very favorite food adventures in Omaha, and vies for best restaurant in town. Always remarkable and inventive. Our server, Moses, was spot-on perfect. A+.

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AO
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great food. Perfect for a fancy date night. I recommend it.

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S
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here never ceases to impress and the students are all amazing.

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KC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great night out with my mom and sister on our trip, which we were from out of town. We had a great experience and the food was amazing.

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LM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group all had great entrees. Desert was fabulous. We will return next month when my friend can eat again after oral surgery

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S
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was splendid and the presentation was inspiring.

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VP
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a really fun server!

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JP
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our dinner was a genuine experience for dinning in Omaha. While we went do some of the more common tourist or leading restaurants, this was the most overall pleasureable and interesting. The menu contained both know dishes and new opportunities. The student special was prepared especially well and served with excellent timing and pacing.

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j
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday bash and the students did a masterful job making us welcome.

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S
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prix fixe was amazing and the service was in point

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Husband’s birthday

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KK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Different! Lots of FUN! All done by the students - great service, very tasty and great prices. I would recommend it!

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K
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere, great service. Love the little mini-courses that change all the time. They were fantastic and such a surprise. The attention and service is outstanding and the students are so thrilled to be finishing up with their coursework. It adds a certain highlight to the atmosphere.

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CR
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food experience from the MCC students. Food was fabulous and well worth the price. I like the quiet atmosphere and unique dishes. High end meals at a budget friendly price.

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S
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the student special was the highlight of the night.

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CF
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone I've talked to raved about it. One person said she thought it was her best meal out in like 20 years, so she was very positive. I had a good experience with arranging the reservations and I think everyone enjoyed the food. The waiter was great as well. The bread got some positive feedback also; people really liked it.

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SG
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Customer service was excellent! I loved the food, my only criticism was that my duck was a bit too salty for my taste. I loved the free taste options as well. It was a very wonderful experience.

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S
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing such complexity of flavors and the plating was gorgeous.

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AK
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience with grandchildren 3 & 5 was wonderful. Very nice fine dining that's run by students. Our server Jourdan did a wonderful job. The quality of food for the price was amazing . Our dining experience was enjoyable.

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S
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing was delicious and the service was spot on. The desserts were so beautiful I almost didn't want to eat it. And the bread is so good.

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JM
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner on our date night. Absolutely recommend it for a fabulous meal!

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VS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We always enjoy the Bistro. The food is good and different. The students really take an interest in what they do.

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BL
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night. Enjoyed the food, ambience and service. Would recommend to anyone wanting a special night out

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

was a great date night

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