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Sage is located at the University of British Columbia Point Grey Campus and offers fresh, modern West Coast cuisine prepared with ingredients that are local, seasonal and organic whenever possible. Enjoy a fine dining experience coupled with breathtaking views of the Georgia Strait and North Shore Mountains.
From weddings and other ceremonies to private functions and weekday lunch service, we provide an elegant and charming event experience. What makes us so special is our combination of warm, attentive service, delicious menu items and our newly renovated gorgeous facilities. Stunning views and landscaping featuring a reflective pool by architect legend Arthur Erickson help to perfect your experience.
Sage is environmentally responsible. We use sustainably produced ingredients when possible, and we reduce waste through composting and recycling.
See you soon at Sage!
Regional American (Northwest), Modern European, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
West Mall & Main Mall
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Sage is the perfect venue for weddings, parties, academic celebrations, meetings, gatherings, memorials, and more.
Features of this stunning venue include:
◦Stunning ocean views of the Georgia Straight and North Shore Mountains.
◦Meeting spaces with dining and reception areas large enough to serve hundreds of guests, as well as smaller spaces that are perfect for more intimate events.
◦A professional catering coordinator who will work with you to ensure that your occasion is an outstanding success for you and your guests.
- uncovered parking in front of the restaurant
- underground parking in the Rose Garden Parkade (Main entrance off Marine Drive)
At UBC loop, use C20 or C18 bus stop at Southbound West Mall and Marine Dr
Private Party Facilities:
Sage has several private rooms to accommodate your needs.
Private Party Contact:
Nicky Lau: (604) 822-0429
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Sage is one of Vancouver’s favourite wedding destinations. Stunning ocean views, personalized service, exquisite menus, and a charming west coast ambience await you on your special day! Our catering team of professional planners and culinary experts take enormous pride in hosting your wedding. We’ll do whatever it takes to ensure each guest has an inspired and unique experience. We are here to assist you every step of the way so your wedding truly is the most memorable day of your life
Sage Ratings and Reviews
Sage is always a good place for a luncheon meeting, or to chat with friends over a tasty and beautifully presented meal. The restaurant is moderate to slightly expensive. Light lunch offerings during the weekdays are reasonably priced and tasty.
The staff were helpful and super knowledgeable about everything on the taste terrific menu. Our young son was treated to a Chefs special modification to his order so he was pleased. Desserts are each very beautiful and yummy. I'm definitely going to go back.
A tasty combination of lovely view and tasty lunch. The wait staff are knowledgeable and friendly and the food was improved from my last visit. The room lacks charm except for the bar area, but the view is dramatic.
Ordered the Seafood Tagliatelle. Portion was perfect but a little salty taste-wise (may be due to the capers). The salmon pieces were also fairly dry - I thought they tasted like smoked salmon.
I've dined here several times in the past but on this occasion, I found the service to be inconsistent. Soup of the day was not introduced - it would have been nice to know this when the menu was presented and/or when the order was taken. Oddly enough, this was done for the other tables seated after mine.
Great food! Although prices are a little expensive, the dishes are all made with authentic ingredients, beautifully plated, and just nicely put-together. It was also perfect for special occasions. Service was also terrific.
Service & food were very good. Noise level was quite high.
Had middle of the week lunch with out of town relatives after visiting MOA. The online reservation worked, the service was friendly and non-intrusive, the wine list appealed to us. Everyone enjoyed their food, the ambience was pleasant a the noise level was acceptable - especially with some of us having hearing aids.
Thanks for a lovely lunch.
I was disappointed that the restaurant did not offer a dairy-free option when I requested a Cappuccino made with a non-dairy beverage. Otherwise, everything was fine.
All eight of us loved it. We will be back for sure. Too bad you aren't open some evenings.
Great setting. I love that it is quiet! You can have a conversation. Perfect for a special lunch on campus - with visitors or other special occasions. The vegetarian options are a glaring weakness.
Such a friendly manager. Always makes us feel welcome and appreciated.
i eat at Sage frequently because I take guests from industry there after they speak in my classes. I also invite friends and take my wife their occasionally as well. The staff are pleasant to me and the food is predictably good. Local ingredients are utilized in an effort to come close to the 100 mile diet. i would like a few more dishes on the menu since in a 3-month period i will dine there 6 times or more, so would like more options. Usually the special is something different, so that works. But a few more appetizers would be good too.
Excellent service and very bright room with a good amount of space between tables. Accommodating re: dietary issues. Very nice menu selection.
Second visit under the new (revised) menu. The quality of the food seems to be high but the portions are small. The food is positioned in a circular pattern around the edge of the plate leaving one to wonder what is to go in the middle; the meal?
We had a wonderful time. Food, service, and the view excellent. Two very minor cons was a little noisy and my post meal coffee, although tasty, was a little weak. Looking forward to a visit on a sunny day.
Always a good meal at Sage! Good dishes, attentive service and it was a clear day so was a tremendous view!
The duck dish on their Christmas menu was absolutely delicious. Tender and moist. Dish was not too heavy and portion was perfect for lunch.
The food was excellent-I had the potato leek soup of the day and the beet salad. Small portions which were perfect. Great ambiance too.
Wow! Sage appears to be in trouble. I have eaten there several times in recent years and had fantastic meals. In particular, the food was superb and the service good. The "reno" is ridiculous, but in the past one could overlook it. Yesterday's meal featured raw steak and frozen whip cream on my dessert. UBC needs a decent restaurant and if both the food and decore are bad, there's a big problem!
The ambience is outstanding and, for my purpose on this occasion, the meal was perfect
The atmosphere was sterile...like a cafeteria.
The food was tasty and artistically served but the portions were too small. I am a female, a light eater and a health nut but we all found the dishes were unsatisfying in quantity.
Service was just right....unobtrusive.
Great place for a quiet conversation.
The bill was $85 at lunch for two people. Both ordered the daily special lunch entry, no extras except coffee.
I like the small plates and enjoyed the Arctic Char. It is a farm fish and I grew up eating wild Arctic Char but it still tasted good. The food is plated beautifully and we enjoyed our meal.
I like the new menu- small plates and more variety. The Cascadia farm to table experience is good. The wines are ok but it would be nice to have a craft beer on tap.
good but once it gets full the room is quite loud.
The food was great but the dessert was a little disappointing. the dessert was just normal
The food is always topnotch and presented well. The portions for both appetizers and mains are a little small, which used to be compensated by the fact that the price was low. But this year, the entrees cost more, so price and quantity don't even out. I liked last year's lunch menu which had smaller plated entrees and lower price. Nonetheless, it is the best place to eat at UBC and has a nice view.
I wish the university would support it, but they don't, and it seems to me that they would like to shut it down yet it manages to survive-mostly because of the quality of the food. Where is the Shadbolt tryptich that used to be there when it was the faculty club? Where are the other painting? It used to be a nice place. Today, one can generously describe the decor as 1960s cafeteria.
Wife and I came here for lunch to celebrate our 10th anniversary on the same day and same hour as our wedding reception at Sage. Same fabulous food, attentive service and view! Though the building is dated the operators have strived to maintain a minimalist approach to décor giving the dining room a fresh and open feel. If you like a location for quiet conversation with an impressive view this is a location to consider. The lunch portions are generous so don't be put off by the price. Coming back to try their pre-show 3-course this fall!
The service was fantastic, the menu surprising and delicious and visually stunning.
Only thing i didn't like was the stick furniture. I like to have a cushion and sturdy seat.
Overall 9-1/2 out of 10
The Sage Bistro took the place of the much-missed, much-remembered Faculty Club (upstairs restaurant and downstairs cafeteria). It has been a culinary disaster ever since. This time the salmon was "fair", the lamb noisettes overpriced, the sable fish awful, the cafe latte in a cappuccino cup and only half full and only warm (and a fee was charged to add a little regular coffee later). The only good thing was that the place was almost empty (not surprising) and the three of us could have a good conversation. At $144 for three it was certainly not worth it.
The ambiance and type of food served in the past at the former faculty club were outstanding. Now the atmosphere is quite austere, with quite a number of tables unoccupied even on a special graduation day. That should have told us something. The food is not likely to appeal to a wide range of diners, for instance the lamb I had was fatty and under-cooked. A greater selection of well-cooked, simpler dishes night help to attract more diners.
The time was lunch for a business meeting and it was so loud/noisy that it felt like we had to yell to have a conversation. When the server brought the bill, he had never even asked us if we'd like dessert or not. Overly familiar and unprofessional. Although I had been there many times, my guest had not.
Open for lunch only, this is a favorite restaurant for UBC and friends. One can park in the underground parking next door. Upscale food and prices, but with it.
Although the menu has evolved in excellent ways to include and label gluten-friendly entrees, it is truly lamentable that there are NO gluten-free breads or crackers as accompaniments.
I was at the Sage with my family of 10 (including Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, mom and dad) as my Graduation was that day. We all had a fabulous time and the best food. Even though the kitchen closed at 2:00 p.m. we never left until 4:30 p.m. We never felt rushed and this was the best way to end my very special day.
When I was a student at UBC, I did on special occasions (after my final exams) go to the Sage for a special lunch. The Sage never let me down, always had great service and great food. I will definitely be back.
Thank you for everything!!
The salmon salad for $22 was definitely not good value for the money. Sage will not be my first choice in the future when I have visitors at UBC.
The food remains interesting and very well done, great service, but lately the prices have struck me as way too high. It's still my favorite place for a nice lunch on campus, good place to take visiting firemen, but $65 for two for a very modest lunch with no alcohol strikes me as ridiculous.
Sage has a wonderful setting overlooking the sea and mountains. It is particularly lovely on a sunny day. The staff is accommodating and friendly and everything is in place for a delightful lunch.
The food is excellent and the prices are reasonable, although I miss the half bottles of wine that used to be on the menu. It is the only place at UBC that I enjoy having a meal. It is fine dining in a casual environment and has a wonderful view.
However, I miss the paintings that used to hang on the wall when I first went there for lunch, 24 years ago. In particular there was a dipstych of sailboats by Jack Shadbolt that graced the entrance and transported me from the garden view to the ocean beyond.
Wife and I first visited Sage for lunch one year ago. The food and service were both excellent. This year we planned it as lunch break while visiting Museum of Anthropology. Worked out great - excellent lunch, did not have to move vehicle, and museum is spectacular!
One of the best full service restaurants in Vancouver and arguably the best view in the city. New menu started today and its amazing. Also a great place for a large group or wedding with Sage Catering.
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