Sage SRQ

4.6
572 reviews
$31 to $50
Global, International
Sage is Sarasota’s premier dining destination, providing inspirational cuisine and original craft cocktails in an unforgettable setting. Award-winning Chef Christopher Covelli and his team curate seasonal menus, highlighting flavorful culinary creations from around the world. As a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recipient, Sage also offers an extensive wine list. Housed in the stunning historic Sarasota Times building, Sage's decor and attention to detail is mirrored in the food and service they provide. Sage's rooftop bar provides a serene setting for viewing some of Sarasota's spectacular sunsets.

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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 572 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.8
Ambience
4.3
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vipUWSneighbor
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sage is a wonderful place to spend an evening. The food is unique, of excellent quality and delicious- the chilled lemongrass and coconut curry soup with almond coconut crumble is superb! The service was wonderful and the ambience is relaxed sophistication. Hands down the nicest restaurant in Sarasota.

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DandEandM
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jordan, who was our server was amazing. He knew we were going to FST after dinner so he timed everything perfectly. He Even gently reminded us when it was time to depart. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and could answer all my questions due to dietary restrictions. He and my daughter chatted extensively about the wine list. Very pleasant meal, in beautiful surroundings, with wonderful attention by Jordan. A lovely time.

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vipAmazed
Caribbean
10 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for our anniversary. Beautiful restaurant, amazing service and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service. Beautiful facility. Decided to sit inside after arriving because of concerns about the noise from fan outside. This wasn’t a problem though. We loved the surroundings inside. Main course food was only average. My wife had pasta with champagne vinegar pesto sauce that had minimal flavor. I had New York Strip steak that was rather tough. Dessert was very good (Bittersweet Chocolate Cheese Cake). Cabbage Kale salad was very good. Calvados was excellent. We were very impressed with the facility. Not so much the food. We look forward to coming back to have a drink on your rooftop when it opens.

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KathyJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks were incredible! The service was wonderful the staff was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spent me 28th birthday here and it was made so special by all the staff who treated me so kindly. Food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment you walk in the door to the hostess, you are immediately greeted by a wonderful server. The serve team is knowledgeable about the menu and share their favorite items as suggestions.
The cocktails are skillfully crafted and the bar is stocked with wonderful spirits that you will not find everywhere.
The fried oysters are a wonderful start, the homemade pasta with added scallops will delight your palate. Be sure to indulge in dessert, the young pastry chef is amazing and you will be thankful for the chance to taste his amazing artwork.
This is an absolute repeat for a wonderful experience all around in a historical building that has been beautifully designed into an excellent restaurant.

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LeeE
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It felt as though we were given special treatment from the moment we arrived,, but I’m sure everyone is treated in this way.
The deep, comfortable, beautifully decorated, warm ambience sets the mood. The chairs are very comfortable.
Cassie provided wonderful, passionate knowledge of the menu, the cocktails and wines. It was a pleasure to be guided by her.
The meal was a series of delightful and memorable experiences. Each course timed carefully so as nit to come in crashing on the last.
The staff are all well trained, polite, considerate, invisible when they should be and readily available exactly when you want them.
“Best Birthday ever” were the words I wanted to hear and Sage certainly helped with that achievement.
We will be back.
Thank you.

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VictorD
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were very happy with our experience. Looking forward to our next visit

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vipRedcap
New England
119 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Jonathan was great. Very helpful.
He does need a bit more wine education with meal paintings. Food is creative and flavors are wonderfully matched.. We were here a month ago and second visit did not disappoint us.
Drinks are very creative!!

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Kelly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some of the veggie dishes were surprisingly a smaller portion but the food is overall amazing- best cocktails in sarasota

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TheRedFox
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is, hands down, the greatest restaurant in southwest Florida.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible, atmosphere calm and service impeccable. Our server, Jordan, was wonderful and made our anniversary dinner extra special. My husband does not drink and there was an entire selection of non-alcoholic “mocktails” which was a very pleasant surprise. 5-stars all the way!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal, especially for a nice date night.

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RichardB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

1st time there and will be going back. Service and Food were great.
Ate on the patio and even though it was raining there was no problem
with the rain or cars going by.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food and ambience were excellent. Service felt slow as we had to look for our server to move things along.

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vipJohnC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

This was our third attempt at the Sage and overall it was a disappointment. While the food was overall good, the service was slow and servers were not knowledgeable regarding the food offerings. Also not sure if it was the weather or what but the level of flies outside was very off putting. Wine by he glass was very limited. We will probably give another try but will request in door dining and a more seasoned server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Sage & love their entire staff- so educated professional and polite

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RobT
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable in every way. Chef Chris Covelli and his team continue to prepare and serve the most imaginative expertly crafted dishes around.

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FrankP
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. Love this place and they make a really good old fashion.

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DavidG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beyond impressed! Great wine list. Excellent variety of dishes. Solid staff. Really enjoyed the experience from beginning to end.

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keithc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant excellent service great drinks and food I would highly recommend this restaurant
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Sage SRQ
Responded on 24 August 2021

Hello Keith, thank you for your glowing review! We are truly glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Trying to be too avant-garde. They lost me with the cricket powder which was tasteless and only included for obvious shock effect.

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KenM
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place. A must when visiting Sarasota!

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NikkiE
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the first impression to the final goodbye, Jordan our server, and Sage were amazing! The food please your taste buds like never before!

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vipMontauk
Tampa
59 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Jordan, was professional and knowledgeable. The food was superb. The wine list was very interesting and quite varied. Wine prices were very reasonable. Overall it was a great experience which we plan to enjoy often.

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vipBrentK
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding in every regard. From the greeting at the host stand, to drinks, dinner and checkout. The atmosphere is truly first class, and compliments the unique menu. A very special place!

Sage SRQ
Responded on 10 August 2021

Hello Brent, thank you for your outstanding review! We strive to bring this experience to each and every one of our guests and we are thrilled you had such a positive experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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PaolaG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and atmosphere, the food delicious

Sage SRQ
Responded on 10 August 2021

Hello Paola! Thank for your great review. We look forward to your next visit to Sage!

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Elisa
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant.

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NataliaP
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent customer service, nice ambiance and decore. Food and cocktail I ordered were very good. The chilled soup with curry was one of the best I have ever had. And I don’t complement easily.
Will recommend Sage to anyone

Sage SRQ
Responded on 10 August 2021

Hello Natalia, thank you so much for your glowing review! We are so thrilled to hear your enjoyed your visit and especially the chilled curry soup. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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vipGJG1
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had an early dinner prior to a show at FST so the restaurant was very quiet. The food, cocktails and service was outstanding. Jordan, our server was very engaging and helpful in presenting the evening’s specials and describing the nuances of the various menu items. We had dined at Sage once before and came away again as pleased as our first visit. Our dining companions were first time diners and will certainly be back.

Sage SRQ
Responded on 10 August 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We will be sure to let Jordan know as well. We very much look forward to seeing you all again soon!

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MarkN
Toledo
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, great food and awesome service. Well worth the price and will definitely be back.

Sage SRQ
Responded on 5 August 2021

Hello Mark, thank you for your excellent review! We are genuinely delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to seeing you very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Limited menu

Sage SRQ
Responded on 31 July 2021

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and were able to enjoy your menu selection. We rotate our menu seasonally and hope you will return to dine with us again!

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Carebear
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

The menu changes with the season. The soups, oysters, bouillabaisse, and deserts were all great.

Sage SRQ
Responded on 5 August 2021

Happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and we hope you'll return often to taste our seasonal menus as well!

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vipScorpio
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary Dinner was great! Wait staff was great! Bar was great! Can't wait for the rooftop bar to be open.

Sage SRQ
Responded on 5 August 2021

We are elated that you had an incredible visit at Sage and Happy Anniversary! We look forward to seeing you again and especially at our rooftop bar when it reopens October 5th!

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vipLarryL53
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A surprising gem in Sarasota. The reviews looked good but the experience was exceptional. Located in what was a newspaper printing plant, there is a unique global look to the decor. That said, the food exemplified the attention to detail seen throughout the restaurant. It appears the chef creates seasonal menus that, indeed, span the globe. It is topped by outstanding service, attentive without being overbearing. You don’t want to skip this if visiting Sarasota and we will be back.

Sage SRQ
Responded on 5 August 2021

Hello Larry, we can't thank you enough for your outstanding review! We strive to check the boxes in all the areas you mentioned and it is gratifying to know it made your experience so memorable. We look forward to seeing you very soon!

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JaneQ
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience5

I appreciated the ambiance of the restaurant, but $19.00 for a glass of wine at the bar plus tip is unacceptable! The menu was eclectic and very pricey, I got the $26.00 chicken breast, which was good but way overpriced. I know all the restaurants have been through
A lot this past year, but with these prices I won’t be back, it’s not worth it! I go to Element, Bijou Cafe, Michael’s On East, Flemings, Selva Grill, none of them are as overpriced as Sage. I won’t be coming back, and I will tell all my friends how over priced you are.

Sage SRQ
Responded on 5 August 2021

Hello Jane, we are sorry to hear your review but hope you will revisit us as we have a wide variety of wines by the glass with an extensive price range to accommodate guests' requests.

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singinghealer
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a pre theatre experience with a friend. We wanted a light dinner, and sage came through. Nice appetizers.

Sage SRQ
Responded on 5 August 2021

We are very happy to hear you had a wonderful pre theatre dining experience and sincerely hope to see you again soon!

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vipRedcap
New England
120 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great food and a wonderful staff. Beautifully renovated building. My only disappointment was most items had red bell pepper which I am allergic to. The chicken which did not was really good with so many flavors.
A wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.

Sage SRQ
Responded on 31 July 2021

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and were able to enjoy your menu selection. We rotate our menu seasonally and hope you will return to dine with us again!

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KellyB
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was really good and the service was fantastic! Everyone was super friendly and attentive.

Sage SRQ
Responded on 31 July 2021

Hello Kelly! Thank you for your review. We are sincerely glad you enjoyed your experience at Sage and look forward to your next visit!

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FAQs

Sage SRQ offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 445-5660.

Sage SRQ is rated 4.6 stars by 572 OpenTable diners.

Sage SRQ does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.sagesrq.com/shop.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.