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Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts, Omaha, NE

Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts

4.6
4.6
505 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (531) 622-2328

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Lunch: Chase Grove; Dinner: James Davis

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Old Market

  • Cross street

    Sorenson Parkway

  • Parking details

    Lot parking is available to our lunch and dinner guests.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 505 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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    Contemporary American

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    Best Ambiance

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  1. TK

    TerryK

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sage Bistro has expanded its innovative offerings. My team and I thoroughly enjoyed going 'round the world' by selecting food originating from various countries. The service was lovely. Thank you!
  2. SJ

    SarinaJoli

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everyone was very helpful and knowledgeable. No real complaints and any feedback I had, I left it with them which they were very receptive. Look forward to going there again.
  3. MT

    MatthewT

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Audrey’s prix fixe was too beautiful to eat, Nevertheless we did eat everything and were amazed by the complex flavors provided by local foods. The menu was playful and fun.
  4. DT

    DavidT

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first experience ordering a prix fixe meal. it was a wonderful experience. The culinary students who prepared and served the meal did a great job.
  5. h

    huskeranna

    Omaha

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delight to dine at Sage, where both food and service are executed second-year culinary students under the tutelage of seasoned chef instructors. On this visit we enjoyed the prix fixe meal, an homage to Chef Edna Lewis. From the perfectly fried oyster to sumptuous shrimp and grits, each course proved thoughtful and delicious. Do not hesistate to reserve a spot and treat yourself!
  6. BP

    BarbP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fine dining experience with a staff very eager to please. Food was excellent. We'll be back!
  7. AA

    AmyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had the Prix Fixe menu at server's suggestion & it did not disappoint. Just a wonderful experience. The wine pairings were excellent, food delicious & abundant, good ambience, courses paced nicely. Our server Mary was professional & knowledgable as were all staff we encountered. Only issue was the scallops not being fresh. I did not eat them. Perfect ending to the meal was the dessert tray & we chose the Blackberry topped Lemon Custard. which was a refreshing close to the dining experience. Definitely worth the money. Definitely would return!
  8. PS

    PamelaS

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Sage Student Bistro at MCC and we were so impressed and pleased! The ambiance, beverages, food, and staff were excellent and can rival any other fine dining establishment in Omaha. The menu was prepared with much thought and the courses were served with precision. The staff was so pleasant and knowledgeable from the host to the servers and all the supporting crew. The dishes from start to finish were nothing short of amazing, so clearly this school is hitting the mark with their instruction. We will definitely add Sage Student Bistro to our very short list of special restaurants!
  9. C

    Cates1stchoices

    Omaha

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The student's "final exam" (prix fixe) menu was excellent -- from the mojito shooter to the pork entree -- and the several courses in between. Kudos on innovative Cuban-themed food that was delicious, very attractive, and beautifully prepared! First night/hot night jitters, though, for the kitchen and waitstaff? First time I've ever sent a dish back for being under-prepared (pasta from the summer Starters menu for one of my guests was regrettably hard to the tooth -- not al dente, uncooked). And first time I have not had the wines served with the courses to which they'd been paired. That said, last night's hiccups were a good reminder that the table and kitchen staff are students, learning their craft and doing their best, with graceful apologies and quick corrections. I am looking forward to enjoying another meal here with friends tomorrow evening before Sage closes for summer break and the start of the new quarter!
  10. LL

    LLMs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was excellent, but some items were a bit unbalanced flavor wise. The intermezzo was quite bitter with herb and grapefruit and not much sweetness to cut it, unless that was the intention, which wasn’t explained. Speaking of, all of the small between course plates were complete surprises and weren’t explained/forewarned by the waitress, though they were explained by the person who brought them (student chef?) (we also waited a long time for waitress but it was decently busy) Salmon was pretty over cooked (but the garnish and plating were lovely) and the mushrooms with the chicken were quite gamey/bitter, wasn’t sure how well they complemented the dish (and I love mushrooms). But everything was delicious and we really enjoyed all the small bites between plates, especially the small desserts at the end. One last comment about the chocolate pyramid dessert - fantastic flavor, but much too hard served cold- it was perfect at room temperature when we took it home later :) Overall, wonderful experience and we will come again!
  11. LB

    LynnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The charcuterie was outstanding. There was a selection of 14 different items plus a few sauces with both savory and sweet. It was a taste sensation!
  12. DC

    DaniC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is so elegant, you can’t get this experience for this price anywhere. This is truly the best dining experience my mom and I have ever had. We can’t stop talking about how great it was.
  13. s

    susiecat

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner with my family. Everything was amazing. Wonderful fine dining experience!
  14. j

    joye

    Omaha

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire dining experience was amazing! Our server Ben was great very personable and explained each course very well. Each course was amazing! Ready to go back today!
  15. l

    lois

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I love to go to Sage Bistro not only to support the culinary students but because it is a fun experience. This is the only time I was disappointed in the entree--the salmon seemed cooked in an unusual way and I didn't much like it even though it looked pretty. The appetizers (veggies with the bayberries and the beets) were wonderful and the bread is always so very good. The chocolate dessert was so rich and an absolute treat. I forgot to fill out the card left at the table, but the waitress did an excellent job.
  16. C

    Carol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bistro serves as a training opportunity for culinary students. So not only are you enjoying delicious food, you're also contributing to the students educational experience. The Sage Bistro is a real gem!
  17. TD

    TravelDiva

    Omaha

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the prix fix menu. Experience delightful feast for the senses. Will definitely return!!!
  18. DG

    DaniG

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous - the food, the service, the setting. Very impressed. Will be back soon!!!
  19. JG

    JudyG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Some difficulty in timing. Got sorbet first thing. It’s a dessert and it was melted by the time we ate it. I had my meals before my friend so ate alone.
  20. A

    Atsamorey

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This a little-known, excellent dining experience. The menu is created by the culinary students, prepared, and served by them. All the students have to do each of these tasks during their course of study. The food is unusual, but not weird, and has enough choices to delight most people. For the quality of the dining experience, it is very affordable. You will enjoy the dining experience, and help aspiring culinary students at the same time.
  21. SH

    ShukuraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at the Sage Bistro. The service, food, abience, and overall ease of dining was great! The guidance throughout the meal and knowledge shared made not only the meal enjoyable but the experience top tier.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved it! From the time I walked through the door to the time I left. The service was exceptional! My server Dru was outstanding he knew all about the dishes and answered all of my questions. He made my first fine dining experience enjoyed and he helped me through it all and didn't make me fill little or as though I didn't belong. The environment was welcoming and inviting. The food was delicious, my favorite was the braised Oxtail and the desserts. Will certainly come back and tell everyone I know to come.
  23. RT

    RitaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at the Sage Bistro, wonderful experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We ordered the four course package and all of the food came out at the same time. Our main course was cold by the time we got to it. My dining partner ordered the sorbet for dessert and it was melted when she was ready to eat it because everything had come so quickly while we were just starting the first item. We also waited for around half an hour and still had not gotten our ticket so we had to request it. We had our tickets ready to be picked up and again waited a long time before she returned. I ate here several weeks ago and had a wonderful experience and did not have a single complaint! The waitress was very pleasant and friendly. I don’t know who was responsible for all of our food coming at the same time but our small table was very crowded with plates and it was hard to juggle them around! The last time the waiter seemed to be watching and brought the next course just as we finished the one we were eating. There was a nice flow to the meal!
  25. MP

    MichaelaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. The food is out of this world delicious. And it feels great to be a part of local education.
  26. LB

    LaurieB

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's always a treat going to Sage Bistro. It's fun to see what this student-driven restaurant dreams up. While tempted by the regular fare, I nearly always choose the tasting menu and it never disappoints. The Fort Omaha campus and MCC's new buildings (including this glorious culinary arts building) are hidden gems in North Omaha.
  27. t

    toms

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was fun and enjoyable for my lady and myself. We did the 5 coarse which did not disappoint. We got there at 6:15 and did not leave until almost 9. Outstanding, special evening.
  28. AG

    AshleyG

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great experience. The atmosphere was perfect for our small table of four. Service was prompt and very well timed. The entire team was attentive, and overall, the quality of the meal was outstanding.
  29. C

    Cates1stchoices

    Omaha

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Missed the warm, scented towels at the beginning of the meal. That said, what a consistently excellent wine selection and fascinating, delicious student dessert offerings. (And a great meal.)
  30. J

    Justokay

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was outstanding in taste, presentation, and value. There were some hiccups from a service perspective, but they are students there with the intention of learning, so I think that is to be expected. Would absolutely go again and would recommend to others. If you go, take the time to fill out the comment cards for them.
  31. C

    Cates1stchoices

    Omaha

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gem of a restaurant. Excellent for business meetings - warm, welcoming service and outstanding meal prep and presentation.
  32. O

    Omahahart

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Dinner and appetizers were phenomenal dinner was interrupted however by a tornado siren so we had to go into a different room but they moved everybody and serve those who had their food ready to eat even though we were hunkering down but our food was ready so the food did not get cold which was nice
  33. TK

    TerryK

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new menu is a delight! Wonderful variety, of vegan, vegetarian, seafood, and meat options. The ability to combine various offerings works well. When it comes to food, one of us is very adventurous, another is slightly so, while a third is not. Each of us was able to find items on the menu that we loved. Thank you to the chefs and students who prepared outstanding dishes.
  34. l

    lauriez

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience! The students at MCC are doing amazing stuff. So nice to have Sage Bistro in Omaha. Most people don’t know this, but MCC’s culinary program is one of the best in the nation. Make it a point to eat here - it won’t disappoint. We loved it.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience.
  36. JH

    JackH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All six members of our party were highly impressed with the whole experience. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We'll be back again soon.
  37. TB

    TrevonnelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. The menu was well explained.
  38. BS

    BarbaraS

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had scallops and salmon. Both cooked to perfection ! They were presented with unusual and varied ingredients I thought I hated Kumquats - was I ever wrong ! We had the most enjoyable evening and our server (Dre) was great - sharing insights into the menu and the curriculum at the college. We definitely will return and can wholeheartedly recommend !!
  39. C

    Cates1stchoices

    Omaha

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional new menu with nice touches - warmed, scented towels to start.
  40. LJ

    LJ36

    Omaha

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WE ordered different combinations of food. Delicious. Our waiter was superb. He waited and gave us time to look and chat. We were there to catch up on each other's lives. He explained the dishes well. We received the different courses promptly. The value was amazing. In fact, I asked him if I should be charged more. He replied they used the combinations of courses that gave us the best price. We tipped Very well to say thank you so much.

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Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts is rated 4.6 stars by 505 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts

5730 North 30th street Building 22, Omaha, NE 68111

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sorenson Parkway

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Old Market

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Lot parking is available to our lunch and dinner guests.

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lunch: Chase Grove; Dinner: James Davis

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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