3732 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Why did we dine here? – Sage is in the Aria Hotel and has 4 stars on Yelp. We were seeing Cirque du Soleil Zarkana in this Hotel, so that is why we dined here. The show was good but seemed like a mash up of the usual Cirque stunts, go to the Beatles or Michael Jackson one instead.
Insider Tip – Expensive restaurant, so order carefully and look for a $89 tasting menu promotion.
Cuisine – New American
Location – Aria Hotel, City Center, Las Vegas
Opened – 2009
Service – Sage had very good service. A knowledgeable waiter and lots of help kept everything flowing.
Verdict – Sage disappointed us. A quick light meal was still $50 a person. The room is absolutely beautiful, but the food is expensive and heavy handed. Come for a cocktail and some tartare!
Folks coming from regions that lack top tier restaurants will probably like it better. We spent far less eating at the new restaurant Octavia in San Francisco and enjoyed the food far more.
Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? No. 1 Hour? No.
Sage Signature Dishes – Rabbit, Beef Tartar, Scallops
Sage’s Menu is fairly encompassing. Lots of different options that cross many areas. Lots of vegatarian options.
Sage Food Picks:
Wagyu Beef Tartare ($20) Crushed Caper Aioli/slow-Poached Egg/pickled Mustard Seeds/crispy Chocolate was one of the better dishes of the evening. Decadent starter perfect for Vegas.
Salt Roasted Beets ($19) Heirloom Carrots/manchego Cheese Crumbs/coriander Yogurt was not exactly a large salad. Nice looking artsy dish.
Ricotta Gnocchi ($39) Marcona Almonds/lemon Coriander Cream/fennel/crispy Pig Tail was house made and decent. The pig tail was the best part.
Napoleon Vegan Dessert ($14) was reasonable. Good for chocolate lovers with a dense cake and some fruit sorbet.
Grande Absente, France ($30) was worth it for the preparation alone.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Grilled Spanish Octopus ($22) Bloomsdale Spinach/chorizo Aioli /marcona Almond Romesco was just ok. Ristorante Milano in San Francisco served up a fantastic version of this dish a week before our visit.
Durham Ranch Rabbit ($45) Confit Shoulder/braised Leg/romano Bean/anson Mills Polenta was a signature dish. Beautiful preparation but a little too robust on the flavors. Not very delicate.
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better?