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“One of my favorites” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sage Bistro

Sage Bistro
Stefan Stambolov Str. No. 63 | Bistritsa, Sofia 1444, Bulgaria
+359 88 751 9779
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Ranked #4 of 509 Restaurants in Sofia
Price range: $12 - $25
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Sage Bistro is the result of two brothers dreaming of running a restaurant together. One gathered culinary experience around the world on both sides of the kitchen counter, the other as Head Chef of the Kempinski Panorama Restaurant, Sofia. Niki and Ivo come together to bring you the best of delicious food, using fresh products and seasonings, and excellent service in a fresh and comfortable atmosphere. Adj. sage -wise through reflection and experience Noun sage -a plant of the genus Salvia; a cosmopolitan herb. Sage Bistro....wise food! Work Hours 17:00 до 24:00 -Tuesday to Thursday 11:00 до 24:00 -Friday to Sunday
Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“One of my favorites”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Sage is a place I discovered early last year when I moved to Sofia and since the very first moment I liked the place and has become one of my favorites. The ingredients, the dishes, the staff, the setting and the wines are really top notch and it will be hard to find a better place in Sofia. The menu is limited but whatever you choose will be a great meal. The seafood (seabass for instance) is great, the meat (tenderloin) is juicy, the desert (chocolat soufflé) is to die for. Pick something from the wine selection and enjoy it! What's also convenient is that the staff speaks English pretty well. Don't let the location fool you, this is a great place to be spending the evening.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Bucharest
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very good food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Very good food and attentive waiters. We ordered pork ribs and crispy shrimps. Both dishes were excellent. The place is quite small.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Lovely place, wonderful to go to to escape the center!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I've been here twice now, and I'm absolutely in love with this place, the atmosphere and the staff. Truly a gem located just outside of sofia. I recommend the calamari and the mushroom Gnocci. The owner is so friendly and has called us cabs to get home, and chit-chatted with us about his life and experiences both in Canada and Bulgaria.

This place is a must see and I can only imagine the view it would have during the day!
Don't avoid this place, and get the peppered calamari!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sofia, Bulgaria
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Simply Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Sage is undoubtedly my favorite restaurant in all of Bulgaria. The atmosphere is beautiful and relaxing, it looks not only professional, but homey. The kind owners and staff further contribute to the atmosphere by always being at your disposal to improve your experience. Surely, one can't review Sage and not speak about the food - each dish you try, will forever hold the place of "that was the best __" I have ever eaten. I have eaten the best tagliatelle, gnocchi, ribs, steak, shrimps and many others right there, at Sage. Don't let the location demotivate you, Bistritsa is really not that far (15-20 minutes maximum). The visit to the top of the mountain is definitely worth it, especially when considering the view. All in all, just an amazing restaurant.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sofia, Bulgaria
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I've been to Sage Bistro many times and I always want to go back any chance I get! Great atmosphere inside the restaurant. The service is also incredible, as everyone is so friendly. And the food...where to start? Having been there very many times, I can safely say that there is no food on the menu that is not fantastic! Anything from salads to starters to main courses to desserts are all delicious! I can't wait to go back again!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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