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“Walking out !”
Review of Restaurant Sage

Restaurant Sage
Ranked #4 of 112 Restaurants in Letterkenny
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$43
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Sage is located in Letterkenny directly across from An Grianan Theatre. At Sage our ethos is to provide our guests with the best local produce in surroundings that are warm, friendly and welcoming. We cater for all tastes and sizes of groups. Our front of house is led by Garvan our owner and our culinary team is led by Head Chef Helen Burke. Both have a flair and passion for food and service that we hope you will return many times to experience.
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Booked Sage on the basis of its number 1 Tripadvisor rating..... We must have been on a day when the chef was off sick because it was simply dreadful.
The place was almost deserted on a Wednesday night, but because the menu reads (and is priced!) like a fine dining experience I wasn't surprised. My partner ordered deep fried Brie, which arrived freezing cold in the centre.... An unlucky event maybe ? This was sent back to the kitchen and was replaced within 5 minutes..... Exactly the same stone cold centre! Another starter was delivered which was adequate, however the explanation that they'd found the reason for the undercooked Brie was laughable, apparently the fryer had been turned off !!!!!
Main courses arrived. We had chosen 2 Fillet steaks. One cooked medium and one as rare as possible... Both arrived well done. Surely a very rare steak should be the easiest to accomplish? By this point we had decided to cut our losses and eat elsewhere.
We left without charge, feeling sorry for the waiter, Roy, who seemed rather shell shocked to be serving such rubbish. My final gripe is the amount of "pinging" noises which could be heard from the kitchen. The Amuse Buche was a soup which had obviously been blasted in the microwave to flamethrower heat, and the veg was also cooking from the inside, suggesting the same
at €25 or so (plus sides) I would expect a decent standard of main course, but was sadly let down

Maybe we were unlucky? Won't be going back to find out though

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15  Thank holtender
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

One of the nicest meals ive had in a long time.
Went here with work colleagues and we were greeted by friendly staff who were more than accommodating.
The food was of a very high standard and each course was a perfect size, the pre starter soup was a lovely surprise with the homemade bread just out of the oven.
I had the chicken curry spring rolls to start, and the fillet which was perfectly cooked, along with the malteaser meringue mess… Gorgeous.
I will definitely be back here as the food was wonderful and the staff were so friendly, there was no pressure on eating and the little break between courses was perfect.
It was also a very nice personal touch to see the chef appear from the kitchen at the end to ensure we were all happy with our food and we were enjoying ourselves.
Thanks for a great evening!

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1  Thank Tmagee87
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

My wife and I visited Sage recently,prior to going across to the theatre. We'd read the reviews, but being naturally sceptical after past experiences, still wanted to give it a try. A great evening meal, with excellent, friendly attentive service and good value. It does Letterkenny a real credit to have a restaurant of this calibre in town. Not an easy business to be in and we wish them long and continued success. We'll be back soon!

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Thank John H
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Lovely meal good value. Staff friendly and helpful. I had chicken and chorizo Pasta which was just fantastic in fact we were with friends and every single course of the meal was wonderful. We were on a weekend break but I wish our town had a restaurant as good as this if you're visiting Letterkennymake sure you visit this restaurant.

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Thank Briggsy3
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

My family and I went here recently for a birthday celebration on a word of mouth recommendation and we were not disappointed! This restaurant is a little special and you would love to see the hard working team running it succeed. Everything about the night was fantastic they really made the evening a special one. From the linen table cloths to a beautiful window seat, attentive waiting staff, excellent food & all very reasonably priced. Thank you and we will be back! Great to have this gem of a restaurant in Letterkenny.

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Thank Yvonne H
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