Sage is right in my neighborhood but I somehow seem to overlook it when deciding where to go. Tonight for a change, a friend and I decided that Sage would be the spot. We were very pleased with the choice. The bartender was super friendly and the service was efficient without being too quick (I like time to savor my wine and food and don't like to be rushed). They brought us the chickpea caponata to start (which was their treat). It was quite tasty, savory and tart. I ordered the mixed green salad which was large generously sprinkled with blue cheese and pistachios. My friend ordered the chicken liver crostini which at $5 was a huge bargain! It was two crostini with hunks of chicken liver and savory carmelized onions. She ordered the chicken milanese served with arugula salad drizzled with truffle oil. I think it was $15 and it was a reasonable piece of chicken (the bartender said about 7oz and he was probably right on). It was crispy yet tender and very good (though admittedly my favorite is the buttery chicken milanese at Via Matta). I ordered a small portion of carbonara which was chock full of pancetta and quite tasty, if a wee bit on the salty side (but I like salt so I'm ok with that). All in all, this is a great neighborhood spot that I'm going to remember to frequent more often.
1395 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118