We always enjoy the Bistro. The food is good and different. The students really take an interest in what they do.
Great night. Enjoyed the food, ambience and service. Would recommend to anyone wanting a special night out
was a great date night
Unfortunately sage has changed over the last year or so, not sure if it the lack of instructional personal or just plain bad students, from our greeter to the waiter, and the food, a dismal experience. The list is to long to even begin writing it..
Sorry I can no longer recommend this once shining spot any longer.
I hope they get it straightened out.
Exquisite dining experience, went for a friend's prix fixe and her food was absolutely to die for.
A great place to go for great (and affordable) food. Everything is prepared by students and served by students. They are VERY attentive and provide exceptional service. They encourage feedback so they can be better. Love the concept. We will be back.
Once again The Sage exceeds all expectations. We opted for the special Prix Fixe menu created by students Sara Schnackel and Andrew Whitaker. Each course was a minor masterpiece in presentation and taste. Plus there were numerous surprise bites between courses to delight the palate. (And the lamb dish was cooked to absolute perfection! something the best restaurants seem to struggle with)
As always, the student servers and chefs were fun to talk with.
Finally, when the check comes, expect to pay about 1/3 of what any other fine dining establishment would charge.
If you love innovative cuisine and want to have a bit of fun, you can't go wrong at The Sage.
This was lots of fun seeing what the culinary students produce. They are extremely talented and polite. Beautiful presentation with the food and unique flavors.
This is a fun experience to see how great Metro's Culinary Institute is. The students do an EXCELLENT job of creating and serving very unique menu items. The prices are reasonable for such high-end food. The ambiance is nice as well. Limited, but adequate wine list. I would highly recommend this as a unique experience!
What a great value and experience! Fun to see the students running it all.
Sage Student Bistro serves excellent food, very beautifully presented.
I lovely ambience. Food was delicious and well paired . Our group tasted all of the desserts and every single one was delicious!
Delightful. My friends and I have talked about Sage for quite some time, so we finally tried it tonight. We had a wonderful time. It was the first serving night of the quarter, so the staff was learning, but they did a grate job. Blake was our waiter. He was polite, and if he couldn't answer a question related to a menu item, he would find one for us. He was also a very interesting man. Retired from the Marines, (thanks for your service) he answered all of our questions related to the program, and how the kitchen works, and the curriculum, we were quite inquisitive. We really enjoyed the amuse buche, amuse-gueule, and the lagniappe, that's not the term they used, but it is mine. We are looking forward to our next visit. What a great opportunity for the students to practice their trade and for Omahans to experience a delicious fine service meal at a great price. We will be returning with a larger group soon. Thanks you Metro Tech Culinary Students!
Sage is a jewel in Omaha. The food was amazing and the servers were proud to serve it! What a fabulous event!
The food was spectacular. Our server was very nice. The room was a bit nipply . Could have turned up the heat a couple degrees. We were envious of the people that got seated next to the fireplace. We will visit again next spring and I will tell friends. You might want to add some tables?
The entire meal was 2.5 hours (since some of the items were slow in preparation) the server apologized for that.
Pea soup was cold and way, way too little - three of us had it and incorrectly thought when the soup was poured into the bowls that it was a garnish! Good start would have been to prewarm soup bowls.
Multigrain bread was amazing as one the beef.
Waitress was pleasant but seemed to be absent minded and forgot things.
Looking forward to returning
Excellent experience! Ben was great! Will definitely come again 👍
Big review left on Yelp, but will say that it is a definite go back to place. These students work so hard and present beautiful tasty plates. Service was excellent. Limited wine list but excellent options at reasonable prices. Francesca D'Angelo and Katy Jetter developed a wonderful menu and made the most pillowy soft gnocchi I've ever tasted. Definite to back to.
I love the location of this dining venue. The restaurant has a lovely welcoming ambiance. A summer walk around the restaurant reveals many locally grown herbs and vegetables. Dining here entails crisp white tablecloths, table linens and soft music. The greeters are warm and professional. Although our server cared and tried, he used to soft of a voice and often ended his detail of the dish in "broad, uneducated, non- descript adjectives." For example, the cookie at the end was called a "Pecan cookie ish thing." I still will come back. Having the students cover all the jobs, is part of the experience. Seeing them try is worth the cost and experience.
Great fine dining experience without paying the cost you would at a regular restaurant.
Sage Bistro is run entirely by students from the Metro Community College Culinary Arts program. The food was wonderful. The Prix Fixe menu was creative. The servers were very attentive. We received little surprises of tasting bites throughout. Great experience.
The students do an amazing job. Our server was friendly and shared he own student experience
Just fantastic. The food. The service. The ambiance. All perfect
To me the sage bistro is a hidden treasure in the heart of Omaha. The value proposal is greater than any fine dining place in Omaha that I know off. The food the ambiance and the students interaction is a unique experience.
We enjoy the students very much!
We admire the students serving guests, even if it's hard
Wonderful people. Our waitress was attentive, knowledgeable, and sweet. The food was yummy. Thanks for a special time.
Was really impressive. Great service by a student and incredible food cooked by students too. I just wish there had been a vegan entree (had beef, pork, chicken and salmon) although there were several vegan appetizers. We all commented that finally we had found a restaurant where you could hear each other. Loved that we never felt rushed at all. A lovely evening with great friends, incredible food and wonderful wine. We plan to go back later this fall or early January.
We have been to Sage many times, even before they moved to the new venue, lunch, brunch (when it was offered) and dinner of course. We understand the teaching, training aspect and enjoy working with the staff. Thursday night, was an exception. We loved the meal but had a server who was clearly out of their element and no one saved this person. We usually get the full experience, explanation of entrees, apps, butter, bread types, etc. Not that night. I have tried to contact someone at Sage and will pursue a conversation. I don’t think that it was fair to us or our guests to be subjected to a very awkward dining experience. I love the place and we will return but hopefully they will recognize someone struggling that needs help and help them.
We love this place! On occasion, because it is a place of education, you will end up with a server who is completely out of his or her element. This happened to us during this visit. It was not a problem, but our server really struggled, and it did detract a bit from the amazing meal we had. The only thing with respect to this situation that would have made it better if his instructor (one of the managers) would have intervened (refilled our wines, told the server not to stand next to our table pen and pad in hand waiting for us to order even though we just told him we were not ready, explained the menu options . . .) to assist the server. In any case, we will go back. We love this place!
I was pleasantly surprised with the level of this establishment. It was a beautiful 5 course meal, delicious with every bite. What a thoughtful surprise at dinners end when the 4 piece "thank you" sweets were presented. Food was amazing and beautifully presented. We'll certainly be back.
Excellent, attentive service and innovative, delicious food. Perfect evening!
Excellent food and service. The presentations were beautiful. It is a nice comfortable atmosphere!
We brought out-of-town guest here and they were impressed with the creative selections. This is our "go-to" place for guests whenever possible. The prices are reasonable for the food quality, originality, presentation...and of course, taste! It would've been helpful if the wait staff had been a little more knowledgeable about the menu. Several ingredients we weren't familiar with, and the staff didn't know either, although she made a good effort to find out. We always think of Sage Bistro as a delightful dining adventure. This trip certainly fit the bill. We had appetizers, entrees and desserts and everyone was pleased with their food.
All good on the food side, straight off the new summer menu. I'm always amazed at the creativity and quality of dishes.
The service was rougher than normal but overall a nice meal.
This was such a fun experience! We loved the food and also getting to interact with the chef. Such a good way to spend an evening! The only surprise was that we didn't realize what the corkage fee was and would have opted not to bring our own wine.
A very elegant dining experience! Our waitress was so friendly and attentive and the food was just amazing. I loved all the little extras that came before and during the meal-fun!!
I felt The fingerling potato appetizer could have had two more potatoes on the plate. The one potato wasn't so much an appetizer as a taste. The carpaccio was good. The small bits of sea bass or corvina that was on the pri fixe menu was overwhelmed by the onion.
From the time that we ordered 4 desserts until the time they were served was about 30 minutes which seemed too long.
Overall, we had a great time and will be back.
There were 11 of us and we all had a great time. The dishes were creative and delicious.