For our reunion of 3 dispersed couples, we could only agree on "cozy", "intimate" and "convenient". With high marks from customers in Trip Advisor and 'another review site' Sages was on the money for a first try. I read that reservations were accepted for 6 or more and while our dinner was early Sunday night, we made one with no reluctance from Sages. The day before I checked out the restaurant, and the warm uncluttered decor and linen tablecloths said, "good choice".
I think that our waiter's name was Michael, and he was delightful - welcoming us as the restaurant opened and tolerating our reunion banter with easy patience and enthusiasm.
The menu is not an overwhelming text book, but is richly varied:
our choices included Bart's Signature Chicken, Mediterranean Pasta, Wild Salmon Picatta, Pear Gorgonzola Ravioli, Clam Linguini; and I went 'light' with the Sages salad and an appetizer, Spicy Shrimp Tower.
You have to understand that we've dined with the members of our party multiple times and 2 are never satisfied - our purpose in choosing a destination new to all.
Everyone was thrilled with their experiences. The stuffed chicken and asparagus; pasta dishes were perfectly prepared and beautifully presented; the sauce and pear ravioli were 'amazing'; I also heard good reviews around the linguini and Med. pasta. My shrimp tower was unbelievable - about 12 jumbo prawns, nested in twos and tiered high - resembling a robust lobster tail, with garlic and herb butter sauce reminiscent of a Gloucester scampi. I loved the Sages salad with candied pecans, crumbled gorgonzola cheese and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. The others enjoyed their mixed green salads, but I was very happy with my selection.
The restaurant is situated on a corner so while there is no 'view' per se; you have directional street views from the many windows that face two directions.
There were two long tables to accommodate parties of six in front of a romantic gas log fire. Between the larger tables was a little snug, not for us but for the waitperson who tended to the water glasses which were continuously filled and baskets with delicious bread slices.
We were not rushed in the least and each of us had only high grades for our waiter and his assistant. The service was attentive but easily permitted our nonstop interaction among friends.
There was an 18% service fee included on the tabs, which were handwritten since we had requested checks divided by couple. I didn't ask if the fee was typically added. One minor lapse in service during our experience is that fresh pepper or parmesan cheese were not proffered, which was absolutely fine since while tasting the meals - no additions seemed at all warranted.
Our dinners left no spaces to try the desserts; and every one of us said we-shall-return to Sages.