Sage Plant Based Bistro & Brewery - Pasadena

4.6
522 reviews
$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan
We are organic, sustainable, plant-based food without the pretense. We are the place where you can bring your date at night and your momma in the morning.
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Nickysosweet1
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Sage is having issues with shipping so they cut down on portion size. You’ll pay the same amount for hardly any food. The waiter apologized to us and told us another customer said the same thing earlier. All they do is tell the chef but that doesn’t do anything for you since you already ordered your food.

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RyanN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Never disappointed. Try something new every time and always good. Pasadena location is the best!

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Colima
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I want to try every dish at this place, or nearly every one -- they are outstanding in their culinary skills! I decided to hold an Uber-important business meeting here out of all the wonderful restaurants in Pasadena -- hoping to get the chance to return often if the business works out ;)

best wishes to these folks who are doing it right!

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vipAmyO
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and I'm not vegan. Live in OC but have plans to go back frequently!

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vipTeresaN
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was selected to accommodate a vegan member of the party. With a reservation we were seated right away at an outdoor table as requested. Happy to see the patio was dog-friendly. The service was fast, accurate, and friendly. Food was excellent, enjoyed by the non-vegans as well. Nice drinks selection. The other diners respected the covid protocols by masking when not eating, so as someone who has high-risk/vulnerable family members at home, I felt very comfortable dining here. Lovely, rustic decor, good for families with small children, dog-friendly, excellent staff service.

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JHo98
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space. The food was fabulous. We enjoyed our time there.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and the food fantastic.

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vipOneKeenCustomer
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good for vegan and portion sizes were ample. We ordered the buckwheat buffalo cauliflower pizza as a starter, I had the seasonal fried rice and my husband had pasta. Since he is allergic to mushrooms and we wanted to share our entrees, I ordered the fried rice sans mushrooms. When we placed the order, we noted how little the server knew about the sizable menu and how disinterested he was to be serving us. Twenty minutes later, our appetizer was brought, along with our entrees. We went from starving, to having mounds of food in front of us which we could not consume fast enough before it got cold. No thought for pacing the meal at all, especially when we specified we wanted the pizza as an appetizer. Moreover, my entree contained plenty of mushrooms, despite having asked to omit them due to a FOOD ALLERGY. Fortunately, I caught this before my husband took a bite. The entree was removed from the bill after I complained, but the experience with the server really dampened our impression of this place. Good help does not exist anymore in the service industry in Los Angeles. This experience is the rule these days, rather than the exception.

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DanL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food (and it’s
Vegan)!
Friendly and accommodating service with diligent note of allergies.
Highly recommended (apart from the grapefruit juice and essential oils)!
Tacos great!
Thank you.

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BrittanyA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for brunch on Saturday. Food was great, huge selection, and the outdoor dining is so pretty. Great location by all the shops in old Pasadena.

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Pirumike1
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great concept and the food is good.

Don’t get wine. It seems expensive for less than the normal 5.5 oz pour.

There is a nice little private area. But don’t sit there if the weather is cold as the heat doesn’t work. We had to move.

The staff were helpful and friendly but had no idea how to serve plated food. They just handed them to you. Not a big deal just not as high end as the prices.

I do recommend a visit and an exploration of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously amazing food!!

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OhSoPoso
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your staff was so friendly and attentive!

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Ayden
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always. Perfect for a date night and food was fab.

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Mahesh
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the place if you are looking for vegan plant based great food. There are also many gluten free items on the menu. Overall a great place to eat some wonderful vegan dishes

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SRao
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food here is absolutely amazing! I will definitely be back. It is also a good deal because the portions are large; we had tons of leftovers, in spite of how much we liked everything. Highly recommend.

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DonnaJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I hadn’t seen each other since August. We were meeting, to catch up in person.

Our server, America, was outstanding! Our appetizer, entrees and dessert were sensational! We will be back.

Only downside was the very expensive parking, in the lot across the street.

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RobynH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Orange creamsicle kombucha was especially delicious. They don’t skip in the portion size or the spice level. We had the nachos and the Buffalo cauliflower and we’re very happy

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Ning
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

My husband and I had Saturday night dinner at Sage. We’ve been there for breakfast and wanted to see what dinner service was like. We split all our dishes— a treat for us since we usually can’t. I don’t eat meat or chicken. For appetizers we chose the 3 way cauliflower “wings”, for our entree we had the butternut squash ravioli with side salads and “meatballs”, for dessert we had the ice cream sandwich with “vanilla” flavored ice cream.

The cauliflower as the best dish of our dinner. We love the “hot” and BBQ sauces as well as the creamy dip. We weren’t really crazy about the sweet and sour sauce. It seemed like something you could get at any Chinese restaurant. The dish also quickly got cold.

The “ravioli” was fried and although it tasted like butternut, I wasn’t impressed with the texture of the shell itself. It came served on a bed of kale which I liked but my husband did not.

I was disappointed with the “meatballs” which were like meatless arancini. I was hoping for some protein. My husband liked it.

The dessert was ok and I felt like we wasted major calories here. The chocolate chip cookies were hard and flavorless. It was so bad we couldn’t finish the cookies. I didn’t feel like digging into the rock hard cookies for so little reward in terms of flavor. The ice cream tasted like coconut, not vanilla.

I think we were most disappointed because we had high expectations for this place. We’ve eaten at a couple other vegan restaurants where the dishes were flavorful and we didn’t feel like we were eating cardboard. Oh well!

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JeffreyS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very great experience!! Had never been for dinner. Had the tortilla soup, banh mi tacos and cauliflower wings. Overall all the food was good, my favorite was the cauliflower wings. Our server was very nice and frequently checked on us. This location is very nice, just wish the tables were slightly bigger.

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momof4
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nachos were amazing!!! No disappointments in any of our entrees!

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Jacqueline
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My daughter and I always enjoy ourselves when at the Sage Plant Based Bistro and Brewery in Pasadena.

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DazF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very creative and delicious menu. Our server, Catherine was awesome! There's indoor and outdoor seating and an energetic atmosphere. Looking forward to eating my way through the menu. You won't miss the meat or dairy, guaranteed!

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vipDeidre
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good meal but some improvements can be made. Sun on patio is pretty spotty even with the large umbrellas (had to move 3 times LOL the umbrella kept moving bc of the fan, etc), service was ok but couldn’t believe I wasn’t able to order Baja tacos bc it wasn’t on the brunch menu (they accommodated all day menu before ok weekend), and my friends avocado toast was skimpy and nothing special for $16.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My aunt and I came for brunch and the service was amazing. We ordered the buffalo cauliflower for an appetizer, nachos and the stuffed avacado with jackfruit for our meal. Everything was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo era fantástico! El chef lo máximo. La comida muy rico! El restaurante es una gema 💎! Nos vemos pronto! Muchísimas gracias y buena suerte!!

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Nickysosweet1
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I went for brunch. I usually get the All American breakfast but decided to get the Chilaquiles. Usually it’s very delicious but this time it was very soupy. There wasn’t one hard chip. I asked the waiter about it and she said yeah it shouldn’t be crunchy and I’m not sure why it looks like soup. She didn’t offer to take it back or provide hard chips but recognized he problem. Because for my facial expression she then changed up her response to oh I think they are making it different now.

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CarlaJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to Sage (multiple locations) for the last several years and I have yet to write a review. I'm in love with Sage. Their food never fails, their service is amazing and I highly recommend everyone check it out. Even if you're not vegan, the food is top notch and will impress even the meat & dairy eaters.

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Chris
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The blueberry pancakes and sweet potato pancakes were absolutely delicious. My daughter and I shared our orders and we could barely decide which ones we preferred, but I think the sweet potato ones won!

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Lisa
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious healthy food. Nice setting and outdoor courtyard

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Anthonyp
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Will recommend and the atmosphere is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

In general, Sage always provides a delicious organic meal. I always feel good supporting this local business, especially because they get their produce from local farms. In this case this restaurant gets the majority of their produce from their own farm which follows organic and regenerative agriculture message. Everything was fantastic as I would expect except for one small thing. Our hostess was nowhere to be found when we arrived.

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StellaA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly outstanding, delicious food grown in a way that helps Mother Earth and all of us. Our waiter, Justin, was a pleasure to talk to and did an impeccable job of service. He added to the enjoyment of the experience. Aesthetically, the restaurant is attractive, imaginative, and a pleasant environment to be in. The patio outside is too, when it's not too chilly. The chairs are extremely uncomfortable and hard, maybe to discourage staying too long. I was given a pad when I asked for one, though. On every level this is a wonderful restaurant to go to and support.

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MichaelB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is fantastic - the outdoor patio is gorgeous. Brunch on a sunday wasn't too loud or busy - and the service, as it has been the many times we've been here - is just average, at best. But we don't go here for the service...

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vippatriciah
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the original vegan restaurants, they manage to keep the menu fresh. I always enjoy having a meal here.

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April
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was poor. There were multiple times when the servers became confused with the orders for the tables. The brunch food was mediocre (we ordered the All American Scramble, Tempeh Sausage Florentine, and Chilaquiles) and definitely not worth the price.

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vipAnnetteG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegan food, It is one of my favorites. I like this location better than the other ones.

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KymberliR
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot for brunch with delicious food & drinks. Our server was friendly, but the host, not so much. A smile goes a long way, but he wasn’t giving any that day. Overall, I would recommend.

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Diner90069
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Banana split is terrific!

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gasagasagirl
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a gem. Make a reservation to sit in their back patio. Beautiful salads and yummy pierogis.

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Sage Plant Based Bistro & Brewery - Pasadena is rated 4.6 stars by 522 OpenTable diners.

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