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A friend and his daughter decided to try this place called Sage Bistro on Main Street in Alhambra. Once inside, they realized that the owner and chef were once their neighbors from way back when the kids were still small.

It was a happy reunion, but what made it even better was the fact that he thought that the food was really great! Though the chef is Chinese, the cooking and the menu is western style with the stellar dishes being the Roasted Duck Breast, and Duck Leg Confit.


Since the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, it took a while before I was out there on the right day to try the place. I got there rather early so the place was still empty. The lady owner asked if this was my 1st time there, and I said “yes, but my friend who is on his way was your former neighbor.” I told her the name, and she exclaimed “what a small world!”, and started to tell me how the daughters from the two families were good friends when they were younger.

I was torn between the Roasted Duck Breast and the Duck Leg Confit, but chose the duck breast since it was highly recommended, while my friend ordered the Pork Chop Casserole.


The duck meat was extremely tender and flavorful, indeed as good as my friend had described. While  I did enjoy my plate, I wished that there were more food since I was still hungry afterwards. The Pork Chop Casserole, on the other hand, was definitely substantial and came with 2 huge pieces of chops.


If I were to go back, I would probably order the Duck Leg with another dish such as the Cajun Seafood Pasta in order to get filled.

Sage Bistro – 521 Main St. Alhambra, CA 91801  Phone: 626-289-8713