Sage

4.2
103 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Regional American (Northwest)
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  • Lunch
  • Business Meals
  • Healthy
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Regional American (Northwest), Modern European, Contemporary American
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 822-0968
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Luke Willingdon
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Private Party Facilities
Sage has several private rooms to accommodate your needs.
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Private Party Contact
Nicky Lau: (604) 822-0429
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Catering
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.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
West Mall & Main Mall
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Parking Details
2 options:

- uncovered parking in front of the restaurant
- underground parking in the Rose Garden Parkade (Main entrance off Marine Drive)

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Public Transit
At UBC loop, use C20 or C18 bus stop at Southbound West Mall and Marine Dr
Additional
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
What 103 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great seafood and vegetarian lunch options, and excellent desserts.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

This is my go-to place at UBC to host a nice meal with visiting colleagues or others. Great venue and reliably great food.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Best spot on campus for a nice, non-cafeteria style lunch. Great seafood options and classy atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Great food, outstanding service--UBC is lucky to have such a good restaurant on campus.

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2.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Seafood pasta was clearly microwaved and the salmon steak was overcooked. Sauces were not overly sweet and the palettes of each dish were adequately healthy and balanced. However, for the asking price, the quality of the food wasn't really worth it. The view and service were quite nice good, creating a decent enough ambience. Wines were not too shabby as well!

Also, if you are a student, you can put alcoholic beverages on your flex dollars. :)

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

A little pricey for the amount of food but service and quality of food were excellent. A lot of natural light in the restaurant which made for a great environment overall.

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Worse meal in 25 years of living in Vancouver. Pleasant dining room.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

overall very good. Meals were delicious but salty. View and experience was well worth it

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Very relaxed feel of this place now that it is not crazy busy. . I definitely would return with other colleagues. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

My friend and I are regulars at Sage. The managers and servers are wonderful, friendly and have great knowledge of their menu. We always sat on the upper level and enjoyed the view with our delicious lunch. The pan-seared beef and cremini mushroom garganelli pasta is a MUST try! I like the play of the different flavors of whipped butter.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food at Sage was clean and nourishing. I think Sage could do better with the atmosphere - there is nothing of visual interest in the room and I was disappointed in the view considering the location.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The service was VERY slow. Waited over an hour for food from arriving.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Although the staff weren't particularly welcoming the two times i've been, the view is outstanding and the food is phenomenal. They have great gluten free rolls, and a herb honey bread to die for!

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

It is a very relaxed but busy place, comfortable dining room. would return to try more dishes. Food was great and the service too. Keep it up. definitely a regular for us and we love it. have tried out a variety of foods and will keep trying. Great chef.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

I've visited Sage since I was a Graduate student. Whenever I am there, I always feel comfortable and cozy. Yesterday, I had Wild Pacific Salmon dish. It was so awesome and great. The female server is always nice too. Definitely, I will visit Sage again as usual.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great service. Food is fresh and delicate.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Very good food, can be a bit pricy but overall a great meal

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on October 23, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2017

Service & food were very good. Noise level was quite high.

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3.0Dined on August 16, 2017

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.
Henriette

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2017

All eight of us loved it. We will be back for sure. Too bad you aren't open some evenings.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2017

Such a friendly manager. Always makes us feel welcome and appreciated.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2017

Excellent service and very bright room with a good amount of space between tables. Accommodating re: dietary issues. Very nice menu selection.

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2.0Dined on March 9, 2017

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?

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2017

Always a good meal at Sage! Good dishes, attentive service and it was a clear day so was a tremendous view!

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4.0Dined on December 7, 2016

The duck dish on their Christmas menu was absolutely delicious. Tender and moist. Dish was not too heavy and portion was perfect for lunch.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2016

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.

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2.0Dined on November 24, 2016

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!

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2016

The ambience is outstanding and, for my purpose on this occasion, the meal was perfect

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2.0Dined on November 21, 2016

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.

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1.0Dined on November 17, 2016

The bill was $85 at lunch for two people. Both ordered the daily special lunch entry, no extras except coffee.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2016

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.

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