Sage

4.5
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147 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Regional American (Northwest)
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!

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Sage has several private rooms to accommodate your needs.

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What 147 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food is great.
Service less so.
I am a frequent client, and I must say that everytime I go, I feel I am being reprimanded for something. Could it really be that hard to be "nice" at what is supposed to be the best (at least the most expensive) restaurant on campus? Thank you!

AS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Consistently the best food on UBC campus. Lovely location with a peek a boo view of the mountains to the North. Outstanding food; creatively brought together. Not an extensive menu its just right for its sweet spot of a higher end, healthier, and creatively crafted meal.

LK
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of our favourite places for a "special" occasion. Doesn't disappoint.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Ocean view that was promised in the Yelp ad wasn't realistic. Many tall trees blocked the view. The interior is very esoteric/bland. They were short-staffed. It took us 5 min to get seated and 5 min for a food server to see us and 5 min to get our drinks. Gnocchi sounded great, but both dishes for my mother and son, were soggy/bland. This restaurant may be one of the better ones on campus (supposedly - and perhaps for dinner, instead of lunch), but we left unsatisfied.

PL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This is an elegant place for lunch hidden at UBC. The food are cooked professionally but the portion is a bit small for the price. The server was attentive and considerate and the decor and view out of the window was spectacular. Overall would recommend if you don't mind the price.

M
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was excellent, and a marked improvement over recent visits. Service was very slow, though.

DS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great experience. Patrick delivers amazing service and the staff are friendly.
Food was very tasty, somewhat pricey. We each had the onion soup and the halibut as an entree. The food was somewhat salty although delicious. Presentation beautiful.
I always enjoy coming to Sage.
Thank you!

MS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The halibut was excellent: a large, fresh fillet pan-seared and accompanied by healthy portions of vegetables and rice. It couldn't be better.

G
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

We were going to Sage for a 60th birthday celebration which the restaurant was aware of. Our server rushed us from the minute we arrived, we all ordered a soup followed by a salad and were amazed when the soup arrived within minutes of the order. Two salads arrived immediately the soup spoons were put down and the other two salads arrived whilst my friends were still eating their soup and so the plates were promptly pushed aside for the salad to fit on the table. Finally my friends salad plate was removed while she still had some bread in her hand. What was supposed to be a leisurely, enjoyable celebration was a very rushed affair with us out of the restaurant in an hour!

MS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

It is always a pleasure to dine at Sage. I only wish it were open for dinner and on weekends.

E
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our lunch was superb. The clams were cooked to perfection. The halibut was moist and tender. The chocolate cheesecake was mouth watering. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I’m sorry I didn’t get her name. She has worked at the restaurant for 13 years. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. A repeat is in the works.

I booked through OpenTable and didn’t get my 100 points. This is my only complaint.

R
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, service wonderful
Overall a very enjoyable experience

A
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting, attentive service, very interesting menu, delicious food, no pressure!

C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Small but diverse menu with great food items. And all our group agreed. Quality and presentation beautiful. Love the stark open spacious room.

T
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Very dated decor. No outdoor seating on a lovely summer day. Service and food were good. Needs an upgrade.

JD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

It was a shame to have a beautiful Niçoise Salad with an excess of salt.

g
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I hadn't been to Sage for many years but again found it highly commendable. Being in July is was quieter than I remembered, having previously visited during term time. The server and service was quick and efficient. Both main dishes - the Wild Mushroom Risotto and the Grilled Heart of Romaine were very tasty and plentiful for a luncheon meal. I liked that the tables were well spaced giving a good sense of privacy. I would certainly recommend this restaurant.

JJ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and atmosphere were excellent. This is the best place on campus to bring visitors.

m
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

This is the former faculty club at the university— steps away from the Museum of Anthropology. The room is very spare, with nice views of the mountains and gardens. Service was very friendly. We had the sable and it was fantastic.

JS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view and simple light airy decor.

Menu is healthy and innovative, presented and served elegantly. Very easy to cater for allergies. Server pointed out what foods were in season.

Unfortunately only open for lunch.

A delightful experience

S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended this amazing restaurant with great service

M
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Noisy room in a gorgeous setting, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountain range. Service and food are typical of a high-end downtown eatery in Vancouver.

A
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service - thoughtful, knowledgeable, pleasant. Delicious meal - my guest from Toronto was impressed with the food, device and venue.

M
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

A great lunch spot on UBC campus close to the Chan Centre.

S
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is the one truly nice place to eat on the UBC campus and the food and view are excellent. Service is friendly and well informed.

s
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Truest interesting and healthy menu with a lovely garden view. Service food.

NK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We expected an excellent lunch and that is what we enjoyed!

LL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The experience was pleasant as were the staff. The staff were informative, courteous but not pushy1
We found the noise level increase as more patrons arrived. Possibly there is no need for background music once guests arrive??

SB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience. We were warmly welcomed and shown to a window table. Good menu. Perfect place for lunch. Will be back.

OT
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

The salmon with RICH sauce is worthy the people who enjoy seasonal seafood. The RICH creamy dessert is so special and insightful. The environment is RICH in connotation that you can't wait to feel more about it.

KB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was pleasantly surprised . Will definitely book further meetings here.

l
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

There is a new menu that caters to both vegetarians and fish lovers. My wife had a deconstructed caramelized onion and mushroom tart with collard greens and carrot shavings as well as a side of scallops in smoked eggplant puree, with crispy pancetta sprinkles, parsnip chips, and micro radish greens. I had grilled octopus with parsnip veloute, toasted lentils they were tasty, and substantial. The fish is Ocean Wise. It was a very good meal and we enjoyed being there.

B
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The salmon was very good and the sauce was excellent. This restaurant has very pleasant views on a clear day. The seating is good on the raised balcony near the bar. Otherwise the chairs look a bit utilitarian. There is plenty of space between the tables. The service was professional, but slightly slow. The menu is suitable for adults and lists a fairly limited range of dishes. The background music was classical on the day of our visit.

L
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had excellent service. The food was healthy and tasty. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options.

l
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I have never been disappointed with my dining experience at Sage. Sometimes the menu is better than other times, but it is always good. I bring people from industry to speak to my engineering students, and invariably, they are impressed. Some of them who live in Vancouver have said they would like to bring their wives for dinner, or dine here on weekends, but unfortunately, only lunch is available.

SM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

You must really hate vegetarians. I have now successfully concluded over 10 years at UBC without a single decent vegetarian meal at Sage. It's impressive. At least this one I could eat, unlike the last one.

SB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

The food and staff at Sage are excellent but they should not take reservations at 1:45 and then tell us the kitchen closes at 2pm. I appreciated that they did take our orders after some urgent pressure but it did spoil our meal which was a celebration. Some items were not available.

e
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service. Good for lunch with friends, with office colleagues, reception for events, etc.

LT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Just a comment on the dish my lunch companion ordered - the Portobello mushroom - was quite salty. She ate most of her meal. I had a taste but personally would not have been able to eat very much of it.
My flank steak was just right.

GT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Steak was very dry, should improve on food selection and quality.