Revisited: Sage Bistro – Guilderland, NY
Read my first impressions here.
I decided to stop back at Sage Bistro for lunch on a Saturday. Being that it’s a restaurant so close to work and home, I was eager to see how the experience was for lunch.
Mainly, I wanted a falafel wrap (Falafel croquets, hummus, lettuce, cucumber and tomato – $8) with fries, but I saw a wedge of romaine heart salad (With bleu cheese and crumbled bacon bits – $5) that caught my eye. In past visits, I had been fond of the blue cheese there, so it sounded good.
The salad arrived first, and it was very pleasing. The blue cheese hadn’t changed and was creamy and ever so pungent. The romaine was crisp and very loosely bound so the blue cheese could permeate between leaves. The bacon bits added some chew and smokiness. The tomato didn’t add much flavor, but it did help to bring some texture.
The falafel wrap was also pretty good. They’re a little literal with the presentation; it’s falafel in a flour wrap. I had expected a more traditional presentation wrapped in pita. Though the hummus inside of the wrap was good, I would have rather had more tahini sauce, which was very good and ubiquitous for this style of sandwich. The mixture of lettuce, cucumber, and tomato was good, but it was missing the bite of pickled vegetables one associates with a falafel wrap. The fries (clearly homemade) were outstanding. This dish is certainly filling and a great value for $8.
There are a number of other menu items (like the bleu burger [Half pound chargrilled angus hamburger with bleu cheese crumbles, fried onion, and steak fries – $9] that I’m eager to try for lunch.