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“Great atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sage Bistro & Wine Lounge

Sage Bistro & Wine Lounge
1712 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2X3, Canada
1 403-678-4878
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Ranked #19 of 106 Restaurants in Canmore
Price range: $3 - $30
Cuisines: Canadian, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Housed in a Rustic log building in the Rockies, we offer creative cuisine rooted in French Bistro style with Canadian and Worldly influences. Our Wine Lounge offers small plates, sharing platters, 14 different cheeses, charcuterie and an extensive wine by the glass program.
Houston, Texas
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121 reviews 121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

On the recommendation of a barkeep at a local pub, my partner and I visited the Sage for a light evening meal after a day on the ski slopes. We went upstairs to the wine lounge which is casual dining (as opposed to downstairs which was formal and definately needed a booking). The atmosphere was excellent. Great wine selection and we chose the Sage Antipasto plate for our meal. It was excellent and just the perfect size for 2. The service was impressive and attentive.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Try the Pate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Went with friends and sat up stairs, I was so impressed with the place! Amazing decor, wonderful service and a life changing menu.
The Foie Gras & Chicken Liver pate is easily the most delicious thing I have ever ate. Try a little of everything its all good.
Amazing wine selection, the Champagne is wonderful to start and the selection of reds is to die for.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A Chic Lounge With Original Flavor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

The sage was a decent spot to stop and nibble on a few things while enjoying a glass of wine over conversation. The menu had some very different flavors, and made use of a host of different ingredients. I had the pulled pork tacos, which came with a few traditional ingredients, but also incorporated avocado and different cheeses. I found it very tasty and it came with home made spicy mayo sauce. I thought it was quite zesty.
The service was good, I didnt go without anything. The environment was good, and the building was definitely created with the spirit of the rockies in mind. I would go back again, I'd like to try out some other items on the menu.

Visited November 2012
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Canmore, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic all round!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had a wonderful night out, with great views from the upper level of this restaurant. Chose the upper, wine bar floor for a relaxed, tapas-type dining experience (downstairs is a la carte traditional dining). All of our food was fantastic, the wine selection was extensive, and the service was excellent. A great night out for couples or groups.

Visited September 2012
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Ontario
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Sage Bistro has a modern country look inside, very nice. The service was excellent and we were given many good recommendations and advice. Did you know that Elk was not a graded meat like beef? We hadn't heard anything about the restaurant, so came with no expectations. Our group ordered elk, beef, lamb and fish. All were fantastic. I had had lamb the night before at a "fine dining" restaurant and this was far superior. The presentation was beautiful and the dessert amazing. The creme brule came in 3 separate bowls in 3 flavours. Wow! It was the best meal we had in the Banff area.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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