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About Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts
The Sage Student Bistro operates as a customer-focused classroom providing our students an opportunity to refine their culinary, bakery, service and supervisory skills in a setting where the element of time is as important as the food and service. Because this is a class, the Bistro is open when the students are in session. A standard menu is offered, as well as weekly, student designed prix fixe specials during dinner.
Omaha, NE 68111
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
We are open concurrently with the school quarter. Check our website for dates of operation! Reservations are required for dinner, Monday - Thursday, with available seating times from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Lunch reservations for parties of six or more. Lunch reservations are not required for parties smaller than six.
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Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts Ratings and Reviews
The food was spectacular. Our server was very nice. The room was a bit nipply . Could have turned up the heat a couple degrees. We were envious of the people that got seated next to the fireplace. We will visit again next spring and I will tell friends. You might want to add some tables?
Pea soup was cold and way, way too little - three of us had it and incorrectly thought when the soup was poured into the bowls that it was a garnish! Good start would have been to prewarm soup bowls.
Multigrain bread was amazing as one the beef.
Waitress was pleasant but seemed to be absent minded and forgot things.
Looking forward to returning
Big review left on Yelp, but will say that it is a definite go back to place. These students work so hard and present beautiful tasty plates. Service was excellent. Limited wine list but excellent options at reasonable prices. Francesca D'Angelo and Katy Jetter developed a wonderful menu and made the most pillowy soft gnocchi I've ever tasted. Definite to back to.
I love the location of this dining venue. The restaurant has a lovely welcoming ambiance. A summer walk around the restaurant reveals many locally grown herbs and vegetables. Dining here entails crisp white tablecloths, table linens and soft music. The greeters are warm and professional. Although our server cared and tried, he used to soft of a voice and often ended his detail of the dish in "broad, uneducated, non- descript adjectives." For example, the cookie at the end was called a "Pecan cookie ish thing." I still will come back. Having the students cover all the jobs, is part of the experience. Seeing them try is worth the cost and experience.
Sage Bistro is run entirely by students from the Metro Community College Culinary Arts program. The food was wonderful. The Prix Fixe menu was creative. The servers were very attentive. We received little surprises of tasting bites throughout. Great experience.
Was really impressive. Great service by a student and incredible food cooked by students too. I just wish there had been a vegan entree (had beef, pork, chicken and salmon) although there were several vegan appetizers. We all commented that finally we had found a restaurant where you could hear each other. Loved that we never felt rushed at all. A lovely evening with great friends, incredible food and wonderful wine. We plan to go back later this fall or early January.
We have been to Sage many times, even before they moved to the new venue, lunch, brunch (when it was offered) and dinner of course. We understand the teaching, training aspect and enjoy working with the staff. Thursday night, was an exception. We loved the meal but had a server who was clearly out of their element and no one saved this person. We usually get the full experience, explanation of entrees, apps, butter, bread types, etc. Not that night. I have tried to contact someone at Sage and will pursue a conversation. I don’t think that it was fair to us or our guests to be subjected to a very awkward dining experience. I love the place and we will return but hopefully they will recognize someone struggling that needs help and help them.
We love this place! On occasion, because it is a place of education, you will end up with a server who is completely out of his or her element. This happened to us during this visit. It was not a problem, but our server really struggled, and it did detract a bit from the amazing meal we had. The only thing with respect to this situation that would have made it better if his instructor (one of the managers) would have intervened (refilled our wines, told the server not to stand next to our table pen and pad in hand waiting for us to order even though we just told him we were not ready, explained the menu options . . .) to assist the server. In any case, we will go back. We love this place!
I was pleasantly surprised with the level of this establishment. It was a beautiful 5 course meal, delicious with every bite. What a thoughtful surprise at dinners end when the 4 piece "thank you" sweets were presented. Food was amazing and beautifully presented. We'll certainly be back.
We brought out-of-town guest here and they were impressed with the creative selections. This is our "go-to" place for guests whenever possible. The prices are reasonable for the food quality, originality, presentation...and of course, taste! It would've been helpful if the wait staff had been a little more knowledgeable about the menu. Several ingredients we weren't familiar with, and the staff didn't know either, although she made a good effort to find out. We always think of Sage Bistro as a delightful dining adventure. This trip certainly fit the bill. We had appetizers, entrees and desserts and everyone was pleased with their food.
I felt The fingerling potato appetizer could have had two more potatoes on the plate. The one potato wasn't so much an appetizer as a taste. The carpaccio was good. The small bits of sea bass or corvina that was on the pri fixe menu was overwhelmed by the onion.
From the time that we ordered 4 desserts until the time they were served was about 30 minutes which seemed too long.
Overall, we had a great time and will be back.
The evening menu is composed of fine dining. It was attractively served and tastes delicious. It takes a while to prepare so you must be prepared to be patient. The waitress was informative and attentive. We enjoyed a tour after our meal. Impressive facility.
Once again, the students at the Sage Bistro provided us with an outstanding Dinner with a more-than-fair price. Each course was beautiful to look at and a delight to the taste. We also enjoy the enthusiasm of the staff and students.
The only (minor) downside was the long wait between courses. Our dining experience was about 3 hours long! This was the 1st time in our several visits this has happened. It's my guess that the long wait was because this was the 1st night on a new prix fixe menu. As the Sage is essentially a classroom, one would expect a minor bump in the road here and there.
I look forward to our next visit to the Sage. If you go, take some time to fill out the comments card (the students and instructors really want your input).
MCC is a wonderful and valuble asset to our community!
Had wanted to go there for over a year and finnally did it. It was very good! We had food we would not have ever had at the restaurants we normally frequent. We were troopers and tried everything they put in front of us. It's good to get out of your comfort zone. Highly recommend
The Sage Student Bistro continues to be our favorite spot for fine dining. The students always do an outstanding job in the preparation and service. The quality of the meals is on par with the area's finest dining establishments - at 1/3 the cost. The students are enthusiastic and it's always fun to talk with them. PLUS the dining room is very nice and there's plenty of free parking. I'm going to make a reservation now for another dinner.
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