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“Still our favorite upscale bistro.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sage

Sage
3534 Maclay Boulevard South, Tallahassee, FL 32312-3914
850-270-9396
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Ranked #11 of 667 Restaurants in Tallahassee
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Still our favorite upscale bistro.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife and I have been dining here for many years and it is still our favorite upscale bistro. Great food with skilled and friendly servers. There is a lovely small patio for outdoor dining and gas heaters for cool weather. Inside there is seating for about thirty, an ideal size for maintaining quality in the kitchen. The place is almost always packed so reservations are highly recommended and can be made by phone or Internet through OpenTable. There is ample free self parking. There is an excellent fairly priced wine and beer list (no liquor license).

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
gulfcoast florida
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Excellent cuisine, just not received in a very friendly way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Visiting my brother, we decided to have a very early dinner out. We actually arrived 10 minutes before they opened (were not admitted, had to drive around because the evening was so hot.). We did not have a reservation and didn't think we'd need one (in fact their website said make a reservation or just stop by). They directed us to a table right in front of the door and we asked if we could have one of the empty tables a little farther from the hot air that came in when the door was opened. They said no, that was the only table for walk ins. We ate hurriedly, and when we left, most tables were still empty. I felt like we weren't received in a very friendly manner and it was a chill that hung over our not moderately priced dinner.
That being said, our food was delightful. Just wish we had been more on the same page about our feelings concerning the treatment of diners.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tallahassee fl
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“wonderful evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a small tucked-away bistro here in Tallahassee that doesn't appear to advertise much but I believe the word of mouth is their best asset here among the local folks.

The menu isn't lengthy but excellent. I had the brined pork chop with anson grits and broccolini…very good and my husband raved about his black grouper….cooked to perfection.
Desserts were excellent; guava cheesecake with a spectacular passion fruit sauce and flour less chocolate cake…wonderful. There is also a great wine list from which to choose.
Our server was efficient, warm and very knowledgeable and suggested a great wine that paired perfectly with both entrees
We look forward to our next visit!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great lunch/service!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Stopped by for the first time in early May for a late lunch. Wanted to try something new. Enjoyed it all!! Great service from our waiter. Appetizer, salad, main course, beers, and dessert were all delicious!! FREST fried oysters, wonderful salad, almond crusted trout and shrimp and grits and a fabulous dessert!! Not an inexpensive meal, but worth the price :) Will go back in cooler weather and enjoy outside dinning.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great seafood and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Dined here for business dinner with 3 colleagues. Excellent seafood selections and presentation. Very attentive service and overall classy restaurant. Would definitely return next visit......

Tried the linguine with shrimp and scallops. Colleagues enjoyed the salmon. Everything was exceptional.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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