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Sage Plant Based Bistro & Brewery - Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

Sage Plant Based Bistro & Brewery - Pasadena

4.3
4.3
791 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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2 people

22:30


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vegetarian / Vegan, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 09:00–14:00 Breakfast Mon–Fri 09:00–11:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 15:00–19:00
  • Phone number
    (626) 564-8111
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    MOLLIE ENGELHART & ELIAS SOSA
  • Catering
    We offer catering for wedding and events. Please email questions to catering@sageveganbistro.com.
  • Area
    Pasadena
  • Cross Street
    Union St.
  • Parking Details
    You may valet or find street parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway, Wine

What 791 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Innovative

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Healthy

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Great for outdoor dining

791 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always a satisfying time at Sage! came a little distance with hopes of trying the Jalapeño Cornbread Pancakes but it wasn’t available.. everything else was beautiful!

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  2. Bitsy

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Extensive vegan, vegetarian and gf options. Rainbow bowl is delicious.

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  3. BettyR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Minimal menu. Not enough soy free options. Staff was friendly

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection of food and beverages and great atmosphere

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  5. HNSK

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good is delicious vegan food. Vegetables well “disguised” for meat-like! Great for non vegans too- like me!

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  6. MariaK

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a delicious meal at this amazing restaurant.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing quality of food and service.. atmosphere is also wonderful

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  8. AnupomG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Somewhat pricey, but good vegetarian food. Cafe atmosphere. Ethically sourced but not very tasty. Fair value for money spent.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Brunch menu is not very good. Like their lunch/dinner menu more. Waitress service was a lil slow. Food service speed was fine.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The menu was not detailed enough with all the ingredients for the dish..

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  11. Searchlight

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great server! A little pricey, but wonderful meal.

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  12. BreanneC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My party and I were very happy to see my request happen, we were able to enjoy our meal in a more private room and that brought the noise level down and felt really cozy. I was really happy and grateful to have been able to sit there, thank you so much for making it happen!

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  13. Georgia100

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As a vegetarian, it’s always a pleasure to find a restaurant that knows how to prepare vegan or vegetarian meals with care and excellence. Sage Bistro does this superbly, and often adds new dining options to their menu. It’s a far cry from some restaurants who just add a couple of vegetarian dishes with no concern for preparation, presentation, or taste. Maybe if traditional restauranteurs stopped at Sage occasionally, they would discover how delicious and wide ranging vegetarian meals can be.

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  14. AmaliaG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the food, service is amazing and the atmosphere is so good that you just want to stay there for hours and hours.

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  15. CarolinaS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were deceived by the "Happy Hour" deals. The menu said "Buy 1 drink, get the second 1/2 off." Apparently, this is per person, not per check. So when we ordered 3 drinks each (6 total), the last 2 were not discounted. In addition, the waitress was very inattentive. She didn't come to ask for our order. I had to flag another worker down who ended up taking our order. She also didn't check-up on us throughout our visit. If we needed anything, WE had to flag HER down. $160 later, I can say we walked out unsatisfied. Although the food was good, I definitely wouldn't come back for Happy Hour nor due to their lack of service.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious choices and we got our vegan / gluten free items as we desired. Always good food and great atmosphere. They now validate at deLacey and fair oaks public parking structure. We ended up having indoor seating but they had enough free tables to accommodate that switch.

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  17. Darlene

    Yosemite

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Where do I start...we wanted to celebrate my vegetarian mother's 82nd birthday with a party of 7. So I made reservations at noon, then changed it to 1 pm a couple days before. The manager greeted us by telling me that we missed our noon reservations (mind you, the restaurant was empty at 1) I showed her my 1 pm confirmation so she said I had 2 reservations, but she could seat us in a few minutes 🙄. Not the most welcoming start but we were led to a lovely patio and the waiter took our drink orders promptly, answered questions, and even offered to bring my husband a couple of beer tastings. The cauliflower wings and artichoke fries were delicious, as were 2 of 7 entrees. The rest were either tasteless or weirdly goopy. Even when I brought it to the waiter's attention, he just shrugged and said it's the vegan "cheese." The passion fruit martini was really good but did not taste anything like passion fruit. My son asked for garlic fries with his burger but was not told about the up charge and the fries were dry and bland. It took awhile to get the check and although we parked directly across from the restaurant, it was not one of the 3 lots they could validate. Overall, we left disappointed and dismayed.

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  18. Mediocre

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizers are good. Entrees were terrible. Cheese was so sticky and unchewable.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The place is very cozy and you feel very welcome. The food was fantastic as were the drinks.

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  20. Louis

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant has a nice vibe to it. Food dishes look well prepared. Flavorwise, are on the salty side. Their Trio Platter was salty, and their Tacos was also too much salt.

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  21. DavidM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Six of us, rectangular table, outdoor patio, just too loud w/ music and close quarters. Even though sitting two seats away, couldn't hear conversation. Waitress neglected us. However, food and drink good, though not cheap. Guess I'd recommend, but with a bit of hesitation.

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  22. MichaelS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Large variety of vegan food for a good price. Friendly staff, outstanding service.

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  23. Nickysosweet1

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoy eating at Sage Pasadena! Customer service was outstanding! The food was delicious. Nothing bad to report.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and excellent service. We really enjoyed our experience and look forward to returning again soon.

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  25. MNOPQ

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A bare bones decor vegan and vegetarian restaurant. It’s casual and unpretentious.

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  26. Eataround

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty and inventive food, served in an offhand way that could be improved. They made it unnecessarily difficult to share or split dishes, refusing to divide orders and making us ask repeatedly for a second plate or serving utensil, even for appetizer platters that were clearly intended for the table. The food itself makes everything worthwhile as it never disappoints.

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  27. CatherineB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, but not amazing. Garlic fries were soggy. Service was slow, which was annoying since the establishment was not busy. Waited a while for dessert and forever for the check. Will not come back.

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  28. Ives

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I guess the way I’d describe Sage is “fine”. It was my first time coming here and my expectations were definitely higher all across the board. When asking for a drink that wasn’t sweet, I received a really sweet drink. Service was definitely scattered. The pancakes were fine but not $21 fine. My hash browns were cold and they never brought my hot sauce. By the end of the meal I was itching to go grab a cold beverage somewhere else from thirst. Most likely will never be back. Not the most articulate review but it just left me feeling “meh” so here’s my “meh” review.

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  29. DaveT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My guests, who don't eat plant-based meals, enjoyed my recommendation of going to Sage in Pasadena for lunch ~ they were happy with the service, the ambience AND were pleasantly surprised at how GOOD their food was! Great job Sage Team!

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  30. JessM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our meals were overall good but the deserts really missed the mark. The chocolate peanut butter cake was just not good and the brownies were equally disappointing. The ice cream and Strawberry cheesecake were pretty good, but not phenominal. Our server was very nice but there are major problems with the overall service here. The service was slow, inconsistent and left much to be desired. We had to ask for more water several times, drink refills required multiple requests, several food orders that just never came, and entrees coming at very different times, one (out of 5) brought when everyone else was already done. Overall a bit disappointing, especially for a vegan bringing non-vegan friends and hoping for a great dining experience.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    first time here, had a beautiful brunch on the outdoor patio! waiters & staff were very friendly! it was a beautiful sunny day! so many intriguing items to try on the menu! will definitely be back! ordered the sweet potato pancakes, it was nice but didn’t really taste like sweet potato & was topped with too many bananas! would love if it came with a side versus having to pay extra. hibiscus mimosa was amazing! overall, beautiful place. $$

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Pretty good size portions and the vibe was very nice

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  33. KathyS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My grandson wanted us to try this restaurant. My husband and I were hesitant because we are not vegans. We really enjoyed our dinner! I had the burrito and my husband had the pulled pork sandwich.

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  34. WendyG

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch and service! Food is always fabulous, had the breakfast burrito and Mac & cheese.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Good drinks. Good waitress. Will be back.

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  36. SSSSJJJJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This is my first visit to Sage because my first visit was perfect 5 star wonderful. My second visit started out with strands of LONG hair underneath my plate. I ignored it was it was not ON my plate. When my food came out (lavender linguine), there was MORE HAIR in it! I tried to be discreet but my friend's wife looked over and saw the hair, too. Having two "HAIRY" incidents in a single visit is a bit much. I never made a big deal of it, gave the staff ample tip (almost 27% as the economy is difficult) but couldn't they have practice better hygiene? I will not be a return customer at this location.

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  37. Haveforkwilltravel

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wide variety of creative vegan plates! Gives you the feel of an upscale spot. The courtyard was filled with great music and vibe. Totally recommend this place for dates or gatherings.

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  38. PoojaK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very Good Food, Price is bit on higher side but then Quantity balances for it. Overall, will go back again with Family.

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  39. MomFour

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous menu. So many options for all appetites. Outdoor dining was delightful. Juices and mock tails. Great full bar,too.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sage is one of the best vegan restaurants in all of LA. I've never been disappointed here and they know how to handle jackfruit like nobody's business!

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You can order delivery directly from Sage Plant Based Bistro & Brewery - Pasadena using the Order Online button. Sage Plant Based Bistro & Brewery - Pasadena also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Sage Plant Based Bistro & Brewery - Pasadena also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 564-8111.

Sage Plant Based Bistro & Brewery - Pasadena is rated 4.3 stars by 791 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sage Plant Based Bistro & Brewery - Pasadena

41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Union St.
  • Area
    Pasadena
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 09:00–14:00 Breakfast Mon–Fri 09:00–11:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 15:00–19:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vegetarian / Vegan, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    You may valet or find street parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    MOLLIE ENGELHART & ELIAS SOSA
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway, Wine
  • Phone number
    (626) 564-8111
  • Catering
    We offer catering for wedding and events. Please email questions to catering@sageveganbistro.com.
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