Had a really lovely meal at Sage (North End) Saturday night.
We had a 9:30 reservation. We showed up at 9:25 and they told us it would be about 10-15 minutes. We got seated about 9:40.
Our very efficient and pleasant waiter came over offering the now-standard water choices :-) We also each ordered a glass of wine (me, chardonnay -- h, sauvignon blanc).
h started with the bibb salad with duck confit. I think he liked it "ok" but he said the flavors just didn't mesh that well. It could be, though, that he was just comparing it to my choice -- an appetizer portion of the risotto with wild mushrooms and marscapone. Wow, was this good -- rice was firm to the tooth, the flavors were just gorgeous together -- I was worried that the marscapone would be overwhelming but it wasn't.
Oh, yah, bread basket with good, crusty, tuscan style bread and a delicious red pepper/olive oil/tomato/basil spread.
h had the gnocchi for his entree. He absolutely loved this and the taste I had made me nod in agreement! I had the halibut which was served with artichokes -- very, very good!
For dessert we split the chocolate plate which was a molten chocolate cake, a truffle (I didn't really try that) and a chocolate pot de creme (I got to eat the whole thing and it was terrific!).
All in all just a really great meal...nicest one -- start to finish -- that I've had in a bit.
Bill pre-tip was $142 but you could get away with less...(we had 2 bottle waters, 2 apps, 2 entrees, 1 dessert and 5 glasses of wine -- ;-) )