Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts Ratings and Reviews
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.
2 gliches, one entree on menu offered was out, but not informed until after order hit the kitchen. Then the computer sent the orders for dessert items for the whole restaurant not to the kitchen, greatly delaying our evening by the time it was figured out. The food was great.
My wife and I were looking for something different and we decided to try out open table. We were not disappointed, but so very pleased. We haven't found a better place to dine. Highly recommended if you genuinely appreciate food and want to find out to what heights cooking and presentation can bring it to.
My first visit was exceptional so upscale with the perfect ambiance. My second visit not as good as the first. However, it was summer and I believe had more freshman. Was not informed the appetizer was raw scallops not cooked and did not say on menu. The salmon however was perfect it was the dish and cooked. I would suggest for the optimal experience go during regular school semesters.
I celebrated my birthday at Sage and couldn't have had a better experience. The food was to die for. I've never ate so well before and for the price, you cannot beat it. We chose the prix fixe option and I'm so glad we did. Going to Sage, you must have an open mind and be willing to try things. Otherwise this isn't the place for you. Also, if you're someone who is a typical salad and main course person, this isn't the place for you either. We were able to bring our own wine with a $10 corkage fee, which I thought was very reasonable and a nice option. One other thing- make sure you allot a couple of hours for your visit. Because there are several plates, the experience does take some time. Overall, I cannot wait until we visit again!
My wife and I has a superb multi-course dining experience created by students Sharon Crawley, Madeline Sorrell and Quinn Stuart. Each course was a treat for the eyes and palette. Plus excellent service by a very friendly (and knowledgable) student named Jar.
The added bonus: the whole meal probably cost about half of what a similar experience would cost at one of Omaha's fine-dining restaurants.
This is a great spot for foodies! We plan to return again soon.
MCC has built a wonderful program here that does an excellent job preparing students who want to work in the culinary industry—It's a tremendous benefit to the community.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.