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Sage offers inventive, contemporary American cuisine with Mediterranean and European influences. With esteemed executive chef Shawn McClain — a veteran of the Chicago restaurant scene — running the show, the sustainably focused menu features an ever-changing array of seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as fish and meats from local farms. No matter what your taste or dietary restrictions, you’ll find a variety of options here. The menu begins with a selection of starters like foie gras custard brûlée or creamy potato and artichoke soup with lobster and marinated pearl onions. If you’d prefer a lighter appetizer, though, you’ll see a selection of salads like roasted heirloom beets with Robiola cheese or an heirloom tomato salad with avocado and smoked bacon. Meat and potatoes lovers will appreciate the “steaks and braises” section of the menu, with hearty fare like braised veal cheeks and a Snake River Farms New York Strip steak with La Ratte spuds and glazed maitake mushrooms. And those who desire something light can order off the “lighter meats” section, which offers a stunning Ibérico pork loin alongside an herb-crusted lamb saddle, while pescatarians can have their fill in the “pasta and seafood” section, which offers Maine day boat scallops and Maryland black bass with cherry tomato confit. And if you just simply can’t make up your mind, you can take solace that you can enjoy tastes of many of Sage’s specialties by ordering the tasting menu.
Sage combines farm-to-table produce, artisanal meats and sustainable seafood with an emphasis on simple, clean flavors and seasonal ingredients.