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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sage French Cafe & Oyster Bar Restaurant Review: As its inescapably eye-catching Dale Chihuly chandelier signals, this second venture of French chef Laurent Tasic, a South Florida homeboy since 1998, is quite different from his original Sage in Fort Lauderdale. Décor's strikingly contemporary, not country-rustic, and both a vibrant bar-lounge scene and a signature raw bar (featuring impressive shellfish plateaus) make this place feel more brasserie than bistro. Oysters are flown in daily, so raw seafood fans can feel confident regarding freshness. As for the rest of the menu, some dishes are the original Sage's classics (cassoulet, roast duck with raspberry-honey sauce, creamy but creamless aïoli-enriched bourride seafood stew), while others are new and obviously aimed toward today's trends (braised short rib; pistachio-crusted tilapia, a preparation that'd be terrific on some less pallid fish). The place's sommelier has assembled a nicely-priced, mainly French wine list with some hip global bottles.