About River Cree Resort & Casino - Sage Restaurant
Edmonton, AB T7X3Y3
Sage fine dining offers an exquisite dining experience unlike anywhere else. With a sophisticated atmosphere, world class chef, and an exclusive wine list, Sage is sure to create a memorable experience for anyone. Please come in and enjoy fine dining, redefined.
No minors (under 18 years of age) permitted
Complimentary Valet Parking.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday 5:30 pm- 11:00pm, Sunday Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Whitemud Drive & Winterburn Road
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary parking at the resort above-ground parking lot. Complimentary Valet Parking also available
Private Party Facilities:
We offer a Private Dining Room as well as a Semi-Private Room.
We have a selection of set menus to choose from, all of which are wonderful options.
Please contact the restuarant for any questions, details, or to book a table of 8 or more.
Private Party Contact:
Weston Peacock : (780) 863-0777
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
River Cree Resort & Casino - Sage Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We heard good things about Sage but we disappointed. We were attended to right away but drinks took 10 minutes. We ordered and never saw our waiter again until we had to flag him for the bill. Food was below average, service was horrible and they do not have a dress code. People wearing ball caps, sweat pants and one guy swearing extremely loud and no staff member addressed this idiot. For the price of food and drinks they should have a dress code or at least have people remove their hats before being seated. Will not recommend this place to anyone.
Overall the food was fantastic. By far the best Calamari we have ever had. I think I would have given 5 stars all the way through except the food took a very long time to come and the restaurant was maybe half full. After we were done and I paid the bill, no one ever came back to see if we needed any more water or another drink as we sat and visited for quite awhile. Overall I would highly recommend Sage for a decent higher end plate but along with that brings a higher end price.
When I first arrived I noticed the smoke from the casino wafting into the restaurant. There are no washrooms in the restaurant. They do not allow customers to bring in their own wine and pay for the corkage fee. We were told we would have to bring in a receipt for the wine and the corkage fee would probably be 3 times what it was worth. The wine list was okay, although it is not listed on the website along with the menu. The salmon was delicious, although it was a small piece for the price. I would rather have rice than creamed corn. The steak had corn on the cob as a side, which is why I chose the salmon. Corn on the cob to me would be more suitable for a BBQ than fine dining. There was a special on for 30% off the food menu, otherwise the prices would have been quite pricey. Staff were friendly enough. Ambience was nice that the music was not loud and we could enjoy our conversation with each other. We were not hurried, which was nice as well to enjoy each others company without being pressured to leave after our meal.
Stopped for a bite before the Don McLean show, food was excellent & fast because we told them we were short for time on getting to the show and they delivered perfectly! Prices were a little high because it was a saturday and there was a show, but prices are normally 30% lower with a bigger menu if you go for dinner on a weekday night. Would definitely try it again!
I was very disappointed in the smoke that entered the restaurant. It took away from the dining experience as well as the taste and enjoyment of the food. I had the pickerel and was not impressed with the fact that the only vegetables were a few small cubes of carrots and celery. It made me feel that I was paying a high premium for what looked likes frozen vegetables. Because the mashed potatoes were runny and stuffed inside the inside of the fish, they were runny on the plate and were not appealing (as if you were eating the guts of the fish!!)
The limited time 30% off promotion Sun to Thurs is almost too good to be true. However, it is true and provides an exceptional value for a high quality meal. The service was excellent and the meal was comparable to a high end steak house. I enjoyed it and would go back. We both had th tenderloin, which was cooked perfectly and accompanied by silky whipped potoatoes.
Good was good, nothing exceptional but I guess it's hard to put this place against some other places I usually dine. Also, it was a MAJOR inconvenience to have to leave the restaurant and go out into the casino to use a washroom full of casino goers. Best to consider the location and see it for what it is.
Unfortunately, our food arrived cold had to be sent back only to be returned warm; drinks also took a long time to be served.
Staff was very friendly and welcoming.
Don't plan on needing to go to the bathroom as you need to walk back through the casino to the main exit! I can't believe there isn't a bathroom IN the restaurant.... isn't that a health and safety requirement????
Ambiance and décor are good except for the SMOKE!
I get that this restaurant is in/part of the Casino; but they really need to do a better job with ventilation!
This restaurant is great and convenient if you are attending a concert (as we were); and you like eating in a smoke filled room; paying a lot of money for mediocre food and service; and you don't need to hit the bathroom during your meal!
We really enjoyed our dinner with friends at the Sage restaurant in the River Cree. The food options were very satisfactory; prepared and presented nicely, the wine list extensive, and our server Linda was very kind, professional, and knowledgeable. We were well taken care of.
The restaurant was quite nicely laid out and the food was awesome. Unfortunately, being in a Cansino means that it is wafting with smoke from the Casino which almost wrecks the entire experience. Why they have an open entrance to the Casino is quite surprising.
The service and the food was outstanding! We had the ribeye steak and the smoker's basket which were both really great. The server was outstanding as well.
This was my first time at the Sage. Five of us went for a Company Christmas Party prior to a show at the Venue. The open table reservation worked perfectly, and the staff seated us at our table of 6 which was tucked into the rear corner of the restaurant. With breezy outside temps hovering around -15 and a windows on both sides of the table it was a bit chilly, almost uncomfortable in dress clothes to sit in that spot, I would have of preferred to be in the middle of the restaurant or closer to the fireplace but all tables were booked on the busy Saturday night. The staff and host were very nice, entertaining and attentive throughout. My other guests started off with hot coffees to take the chill off but I started with an old fashion bourbon and it came with oversized round ice cube, which made the liquor taste better also added a trendy touch. I began with appetizer of Mussels which were very good, although a bit much for just one person to tackle. For the main I requested one of my favorite cuts - a rib eye steak, which was cooked to medium but the thin cut they selected had little meat, and was really stringy with a lot of gristle and fat. The mashed potatoes were just to my liking, and the side of mushrooms was a treat. My wife offered me a piece of her tenderloin steak which was melt in your mouth good. I tried the Alberta Caesar as my next drink and it was spiced nicely and included a piece of bacon in it. For dessert I had a coffee with Baileys and the Fry Bread in a Saskatoon sauce, both were very good. A lady from the Venue came right to our table and validated our show tickets so we could skip the big line up which was a nice touch. The bill total for the food and liquor was $542.06 for the five of us which in line with the amount of food we ordered and the number of drinks we enjoyed. Will definitely go back but I would steer clear of the back room tables and the rib eye.
The decor and ambiance is very similar to what you found find in a very nice restaurant in a casino in Vegas.
My husband & I shared 4 small plates. The beets and Greens were fantastic, the mushroom & potatoes soo good, the calamari also very good and the market mussels were okay but lacked flavor. Portion sizes were great for sharing with 2 people.
We had enough room for dessert so I had the banana split. It was very good but would have been even better if the banana bread pudding had been warm.
My hubby out ordered me with the fried bannock. Oh my gosh, if you go to this restaurant do not leave without trying the fried bannock. It's simply to die for!
Service was fantastic!
Over all the experience was alright..... but we went for 1/2 price night and we all partook in the surf and turf for $48.00 .... the steak was nice but lobster was half of nothing( I got one bite) and it did not come with sides .....hardly worth the price and the liquor was very expensive .... probably will not go back
We went to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. Chef Shane made us an incredible five course meal. My husband said it was the best meal he ever had. Our server was wonderful as well and very attentive. It was a fantastic experience and would absolutely recommend it!!
For medical reasons I must eat a low fat primarily vegan diet. There was nothing on the menu that I could eat. Out waitress was phenomenal- she spoke to the chef and they made me a very good vegetarian meal. I'm surprised that there are no vegetarian or vegan options. My friend loved every bite of her crab cake and filet mignon. The only other negative is the smoke smell from the casino. Definitely a turn off. Meals are very pricey, but we were there on a 50% off night and the price was then reasonable.
Went to Sage prior to an event at River Cree. This is my third time there. The first time was excellent. Second time food and service was horrible. Would not have gone back if we weren't going to a show. So glad I gave it a second chance. The food and service was amazing! Had the platter for two and I would have to say I think it was the best meal I have ever had! I also spilled my drink and the server was right there to clean it up and provided a second drink free of charge! The restaurant was very busy so was quite noisy. But everything came out on time and hot. 5 star food and service. Will definitely be back!
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