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Sage Restaurant

725 1/2 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2639
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16 Sep 2015
“OK, as long as you remember it's student-run”
1 Dec 2013
“Avoid Sage before PAC performances”
Opens in 12 min
All hours
$$ - $$$
725 1/2 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2639
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

Not terrible, but it's Cal Poly's "training" restaurant, and it's really hit and miss. Sometimes pretty good, sometimes embarrassing. Locals use it only when we don't have time to get off campus during the lunch hour.

Thank clvrnamsalrdytkn
Reviewed 1 December 2013

Four of us dined at Sage Restaurant on the Cal Poly campus prior to attending a performance at the Performing Arts Center. The food was disappointing. I had the Dan Dan chicken; the presentation was horrible, with a big brown mound which resembled something other...More

Thank DawnStarr
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Poor menu. Only 3 choices. We ordered the "skirt steak" ( which is was NOT), 4 orders, medium rare. A 4 oz piece of beef arrived on top of a cold white glob of " cauliflower purée , and nothing else on a large plate...More

Thank vikeena
Reviewed 3 June 2012

While the location is perfect for an evening at the Performing Arts Center across the street, that's about all that's perfect. The service was sweatily amateur and slow. The white linen napkin didn't include silverware. The bread had been microwaved and grew hard in a...More

Thank SecretAgentX9
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 1/2 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2639
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
My husband and I were visiting our son at the Cal Poly campus, and we were delighted to discover The Sage Restaurant. This restaurant offers delicious meals at very reasonable prices. The restaurant is furnished with an understated elegance even though it shares half of the building with a student dining facility. The menu is artfully constructed utilizing lots of seasonal local produce, seafood, meat and wines. I ordered an appetizer of crab cakes with tomatillo sauce and apple fennel slaw. The crab cakes were so fresh, full of sweet crab meat and no fillers—a great deal for only $7. My husband had a savory roasted tomato gazpacho with parmesan twill for his appetizer. It was so tasty and unlike any gazpacho I ever sampled. For my entrée, I ordered the charred local black code with rice noodles, seasonal vegetables, miso broth and tempura leeks. My husband ordered the California halibut roasted with ground sansho, topped with truffle oil poached tomatoes, seasonal vegetables and carrot broth. The entrees were as flavorful as its description and cooked in a healthy manner. Yes, low fat cooking can be quite tasty. The menu also offer artisan pizza, steak and free range chicken as well as several small plate entrees. Unfortunately we had no room for dessert; however, we will dine at the Sage Restaurant when we visit our son again and I will order a small plate entrée so I can sample the dessert!
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