Sage opened Tuesday, welcoming guests to the historic building for the first time since 2014.

The iconic Sarasota Times newspaper building on First Street in downtown is back in business.

After announcing the renovation in August, Sage restaurant and rooftop lounge opened its doors to the public for the first time at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

January 30, 2019 
Herald Tribune 

La Dolce Vita

February 4, 2019 

Sage SRQ has totally transformed the historic Sarasota Times building which used to house Ceviche into an Old World-styled contemporary oasis...

Sarasota Magazine

April 30, 2019

Your check arrives in a leather envelope designed like an American passport, a nod to the way executive chef Christopher Covelli’s menu will take you on a spin around the globe...

Sarasota Magazine

April 30, 2019

These days, downtown Sarasota offers a number of rooftop drinking destinations, but we were overjoyed when the new restaurant Sage revived one of our favorite long-shuttered rooftop hangouts... 

SRQ Magazine
May 21, 2019

In an intimate media tasting that took place in their brightly lit third-floor event space, Sage staff unveiled a tantalizing array of Chef Chris Covelli’s prototypes of dishes...

Suncoast View

August 16, 2019

Chef Christopher Covelli from Sage Makes Marinated Scallops in the Kitchen | Suncoast View

SRQ Magazine

February 2020

“The French omelet is how I determine who to hire,” says Chef Chris Covelli of Sage, who immediately built a reputation as one of the most inventive chefs in Sarasota’s fine-dining scene. 

Suncoast View

October 3, 2019

Chef Christopher Covelli Brings a Chicken Breast Recipe from SAGE SRQ | Suncoast View

Sarasota Magazine

December 16, 2020

“It’s not your typical brunch,” hints Chef Chris Covelli and Sage’s culinary team.

 Brunch service will be recommended reservation and is set to start in

early February.

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