Sage Restaurant reopens restaurant and rooftop bar

SARASOTA, Fla. – The Realm Restaurant Group is pleased to announce the reopening of Sage Restaurant after its annual month-long fall hiatus. The restaurant reopens along with Sage’s popular rooftop bar after being closed for over a year due to COVID-19.

Sage staff welcomed guests back to the restaurant and fourth floor rooftop destination this week, having closed the open-air bar in June 2020 as a precaution due to the pandemic.

“Our rooftop has been a huge draw since we first opened Sage in 2019,” said Sharon Carole, owner of Sage. “Many of our guests will start upstairs on the roof to order a cocktail before their dinner reservation, but we also see many people that come in specifically for the rooftop experience and view.”

In addition to the impressive view of downtown Sarasota, the fourth floor rooftop area offers a full bar and multiple seats for lounging. In the restaurant’s dining area, executive chef and Sage co-owner Christopher Covelli has worked with his culinary team to debut a new fall menu that includes delectable entrees, including smoked scallops with green garbanzo hummus and crispy shallots, and roasted half duck with red miso, port wine reduction and baby bok choy.

Earlier this year, it was announced that The Realm Restaurant Group purchased Bijou Café. Plans to reopen Bijou Café after renovations will be announced later this month. 

About Sage
Located at 1216 First Street, Sage Restaurant brings a unique international culinary experience to its guests. They are treated to worldly cuisine and carefully curated and inspired cocktails in a stunning downtown Sarasota location. Sage’s menu is seasonally inspired with ingredients and cooking styles from around the world. Award-winning Executive Chef Christopher Covelli has experience cooking in seven different countries and brings authenticity to every dish, creating the ultimate culinary experience for guests. His approach to the menu is similar to the building itself, with a strong sense of place and romance that creates a warm and inviting ambiance with rich character and attention to every detail. For more information, visit

About The Realm Restaurant Group

The Realm Restaurant Group is owned by Sarasota, Florida restaurateur Sharon Carole and award-winning Executive Chef Christopher Covelli, and encompasses Sage Restaurant and The Bijou Garden Cafe. Both restaurants are ideally situated in downtown Sarasota in buildings with restored architectural excellence preserving the character and design of the rich downtown history. For more information, visit

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