Two of my friends and I will go for a last meal at Sage on Friday.
So sad to see another excellent restaurant be forced out by a greedy landlord (Irvine Company).
I will miss Sage and Cottage in Laguna Beach.
A place I'll return to now is Golden Truffle in Costa Mesa. I stopped going there a few years ago because I couldn't stand the overbearing pretentious maitre d who made my skin crawl. I took my office staff there for lunch today and found the place beautifully remodeled , with new staff and a few good old hands. The food and service were good and the prices more reasonable than before.
My Newport Beach favorite -- Pescadou remains for now.
I hope everyone will make a point to support the good unique independent restaurants. If we don't, we'll soon be stuck with
nothing but chain outlets with formula food.