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About Sage

Sage is located at the University of British Columbia Point Grey Campus and offers fresh, modern West Coast cuisine prepared with ingredients that are local, seasonal and organic whenever possible. Enjoy a fine dining experience coupled with breathtaking views of the Georgia Strait and North Shore Mountains.

From weddings and other ceremonies to private functions and weekday lunch service, we provide an elegant and charming event experience. What makes us so special is our combination of warm, attentive service, delicious menu items and our newly renovated gorgeous facilities. Stunning views and landscaping featuring a reflective pool by architect legend Arthur Erickson help to perfect your experience.

Sage is environmentally responsible. We use sustainably produced ingredients when possible, and we reduce waste through composting and recycling.

See you soon at Sage!

6331 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC V6T1Z2
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, Modern European, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
West Mall & Main Mall

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 822-0968

Website:
http://www.sage.ubc.ca/

Catering:
Sage is the perfect venue for weddings, parties, academic celebrations, meetings, gatherings, memorials, and more.
Features of this stunning venue include:
◦Stunning ocean views of the Georgia Straight and North Shore Mountains.
◦Meeting spaces with dining and reception areas large enough to serve hundreds of guests, as well as smaller spaces that are perfect for more intimate events.
◦A professional catering coordinator who will work with you to ensure that your occasion is an outstanding success for you and your guests.

Parking Details:
2 options:

- uncovered parking in front of the restaurant
- underground parking in the Rose Garden Parkade (Main entrance off Marine Drive)

Public Transit:
At UBC loop, use C20 or C18 bus stop at Southbound West Mall and Marine Dr

Executive Chef:
Luke Willingdon

Private Party Facilities:
Sage has several private rooms to accommodate your needs.

Private Party Contact:
Nicky Lau: (604) 822-0429

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Sage is one of Vancouver’s favourite wedding destinations. Stunning ocean views, personalized service, exquisite menus, and a charming west coast ambience await you on your special day! Our catering team of professional planners and culinary experts take enormous pride in hosting your wedding. We’ll do whatever it takes to ensure each guest has an inspired and unique experience. We are here to assist you every step of the way so your wedding truly is the most memorable day of your life

Sage Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
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Creative Cuisine (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
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Good for Anniversaries (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
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Afternoon Tea (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Authentic (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

A tasty combination of lovely view and tasty lunch. The wait staff are knowledgeable and friendly and the food was improved from my last visit. The room lacks charm except for the bar area, but the view is dramatic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Ordered the Seafood Tagliatelle. Portion was perfect but a little salty taste-wise (may be due to the capers). The salmon pieces were also fairly dry - I thought they tasted like smoked salmon.

I've dined here several times in the past but on this occasion, I found the service to be inconsistent. Soup of the day was not introduced - it would have been nice to know this when the menu was presented and/or when the order was taken. Oddly enough, this was done for the other tables seated after mine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Seasonal, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great food! Although prices are a little expensive, the dishes are all made with authentic ingredients, beautifully plated, and just nicely put-together. It was also perfect for special occasions. Service was also terrific.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Healthy
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Service & food were very good. Noise level was quite high.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Had middle of the week lunch with out of town relatives after visiting MOA. The online reservation worked, the service was friendly and non-intrusive, the wine list appealed to us. Everyone enjoyed their food, the ambience was pleasant a the noise level was acceptable - especially with some of us having hearing aids.
Thanks for a lovely lunch.
Henriette

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 19, 2017

I was disappointed that the restaurant did not offer a dairy-free option when I requested a Cappuccino made with a non-dairy beverage. Otherwise, everything was fine.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 30, 2017

All eight of us loved it. We will be back for sure. Too bad you aren't open some evenings.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Great setting. I love that it is quiet! You can have a conversation. Perfect for a special lunch on campus - with visitors or other special occasions. The vegetarian options are a glaring weakness.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Such a friendly manager. Always makes us feel welcome and appreciated.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 18, 2017

i eat at Sage frequently because I take guests from industry there after they speak in my classes. I also invite friends and take my wife their occasionally as well. The staff are pleasant to me and the food is predictably good. Local ingredients are utilized in an effort to come close to the 100 mile diet. i would like a few more dishes on the menu since in a 3-month period i will dine there 6 times or more, so would like more options. Usually the special is something different, so that works. But a few more appetizers would be good too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Seasonal, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Excellent service and very bright room with a good amount of space between tables. Accommodating re: dietary issues. Very nice menu selection.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Second visit under the new (revised) menu. The quality of the food seems to be high but the portions are small. The food is positioned in a circular pattern around the edge of the plate leaving one to wonder what is to go in the middle; the meal?

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We had a wonderful time. Food, service, and the view excellent. Two very minor cons was a little noisy and my post meal coffee, although tasty, was a little weak. Looking forward to a visit on a sunny day.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Always a good meal at Sage! Good dishes, attentive service and it was a clear day so was a tremendous view!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 7, 2016

The duck dish on their Christmas menu was absolutely delicious. Tender and moist. Dish was not too heavy and portion was perfect for lunch.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2016

The food was excellent-I had the potato leek soup of the day and the beet salad. Small portions which were perfect. Great ambiance too.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Wow! Sage appears to be in trouble. I have eaten there several times in recent years and had fantastic meals. In particular, the food was superb and the service good. The "reno" is ridiculous, but in the past one could overlook it. Yesterday's meal featured raw steak and frozen whip cream on my dessert. UBC needs a decent restaurant and if both the food and decore are bad, there's a big problem!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 22, 2016

The ambience is outstanding and, for my purpose on this occasion, the meal was perfect

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 21, 2016

The atmosphere was sterile...like a cafeteria.
The food was tasty and artistically served but the portions were too small. I am a female, a light eater and a health nut but we all found the dishes were unsatisfying in quantity.
Service was just right....unobtrusive.
Great place for a quiet conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 17, 2016

The bill was $85 at lunch for two people. Both ordered the daily special lunch entry, no extras except coffee.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 9, 2016

I like the small plates and enjoyed the Arctic Char. It is a farm fish and I grew up eating wild Arctic Char but it still tasted good. The food is plated beautifully and we enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 26, 2016

I like the new menu- small plates and more variety. The Cascadia farm to table experience is good. The wines are ok but it would be nice to have a craft beer on tap.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 27, 2016

good but once it gets full the room is quite loud.
The food was great but the dessert was a little disappointing. the dessert was just normal

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 21, 2016

The food is always topnotch and presented well. The portions for both appetizers and mains are a little small, which used to be compensated by the fact that the price was low. But this year, the entrees cost more, so price and quantity don't even out. I liked last year's lunch menu which had smaller plated entrees and lower price. Nonetheless, it is the best place to eat at UBC and has a nice view.
I wish the university would support it, but they don't, and it seems to me that they would like to shut it down yet it manages to survive-mostly because of the quality of the food. Where is the Shadbolt tryptich that used to be there when it was the faculty club? Where are the other painting? It used to be a nice place. Today, one can generously describe the decor as 1960s cafeteria.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Wife and I came here for lunch to celebrate our 10th anniversary on the same day and same hour as our wedding reception at Sage. Same fabulous food, attentive service and view! Though the building is dated the operators have strived to maintain a minimalist approach to décor giving the dining room a fresh and open feel. If you like a location for quiet conversation with an impressive view this is a location to consider. The lunch portions are generous so don't be put off by the price. Coming back to try their pre-show 3-course this fall!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 2, 2016

The service was fantastic, the menu surprising and delicious and visually stunning.
Great view.
Only thing i didn't like was the stick furniture. I like to have a cushion and sturdy seat.
Overall 9-1/2 out of 10

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 30, 2016

The Sage Bistro took the place of the much-missed, much-remembered Faculty Club (upstairs restaurant and downstairs cafeteria). It has been a culinary disaster ever since. This time the salmon was "fair", the lamb noisettes overpriced, the sable fish awful, the cafe latte in a cappuccino cup and only half full and only warm (and a fee was charged to add a little regular coffee later). The only good thing was that the place was almost empty (not surprising) and the three of us could have a good conversation. At $144 for three it was certainly not worth it.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 25, 2016

The ambiance and type of food served in the past at the former faculty club were outstanding. Now the atmosphere is quite austere, with quite a number of tables unoccupied even on a special graduation day. That should have told us something. The food is not likely to appeal to a wide range of diners, for instance the lamb I had was fatty and under-cooked. A greater selection of well-cooked, simpler dishes night help to attract more diners.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 27, 2016

The time was lunch for a business meeting and it was so loud/noisy that it felt like we had to yell to have a conversation. When the server brought the bill, he had never even asked us if we'd like dessert or not. Overly familiar and unprofessional. Although I had been there many times, my guest had not.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 19, 2016

Open for lunch only, this is a favorite restaurant for UBC and friends. One can park in the underground parking next door. Upscale food and prices, but with it.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 22, 2016

Although the menu has evolved in excellent ways to include and label gluten-friendly entrees, it is truly lamentable that there are NO gluten-free breads or crackers as accompaniments.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 27, 2015

I was at the Sage with my family of 10 (including Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, mom and dad) as my Graduation was that day. We all had a fabulous time and the best food. Even though the kitchen closed at 2:00 p.m. we never left until 4:30 p.m. We never felt rushed and this was the best way to end my very special day.

When I was a student at UBC, I did on special occasions (after my final exams) go to the Sage for a special lunch. The Sage never let me down, always had great service and great food. I will definitely be back.

Thank you for everything!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2015

The salmon salad for $22 was definitely not good value for the money. Sage will not be my first choice in the future when I have visitors at UBC.

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 (London)·Dined on November 10, 2015

The food remains interesting and very well done, great service, but lately the prices have struck me as way too high. It's still my favorite place for a nice lunch on campus, good place to take visiting firemen, but $65 for two for a very modest lunch with no alcohol strikes me as ridiculous.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2015

Sage has a wonderful setting overlooking the sea and mountains. It is particularly lovely on a sunny day. The staff is accommodating and friendly and everything is in place for a delightful lunch.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 30, 2015

The food is excellent and the prices are reasonable, although I miss the half bottles of wine that used to be on the menu. It is the only place at UBC that I enjoy having a meal. It is fine dining in a casual environment and has a wonderful view.

However, I miss the paintings that used to hang on the wall when I first went there for lunch, 24 years ago. In particular there was a dipstych of sailboats by Jack Shadbolt that graced the entrance and transported me from the garden view to the ocean beyond.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 16, 2015

Wife and I first visited Sage for lunch one year ago. The food and service were both excellent. This year we planned it as lunch break while visiting Museum of Anthropology. Worked out great - excellent lunch, did not have to move vehicle, and museum is spectacular!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 10, 2015

One of the best full service restaurants in Vancouver and arguably the best view in the city. New menu started today and its amazing. Also a great place for a large group or wedding with Sage Catering.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 21, 2015

This is the place to see how faculty and graduate students look like. You may even meet the president. Great for casual talk. "Ideas", downstairs, is even better for a quiet moment. But check the hours of operation. The windows are short.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2015

Wonderful feeling after a delicious meal, attentive service, beautiful view and comfortable seating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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