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  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    January 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 10, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.7
 
 
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Lively and casually sophisticated Libby's Cafe + Bar has won over the hearts and palates of Sarasota diners and visitors since opening in October 2008. Its Modern American cuisine includes creative Asian and Italian influences with small and large plate options. Whether it’s enjoying a Happy Hour special, lunch, Sunday Brunch, dinner or a special occasion event in the private dining room, value, quality and service consistency is paramount for this family owned café that thrives on genuine hospitality.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always a great time
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/08/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/08/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My husband and I headed for Libby's as soon as we hit town. It's was great to be back. The food was even better than we remembered and the service was professional and in obtrusive. We got great advice on a wine choice. We 'll be back."
Dined on 04/08/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Charles Draghi and Joan Johnson's highly acclaimed contemporary Italian restaurant and wine bar. With Charles' simple, ever changing menus, rooted in traditional regional Italian cooking,and the best seasonal local ingredients. This restaurant has won numerous awards and kudos from critics, and many dedicated customers. Along side the Italian menus are equally lauded, all Italian wine lists, comprised of rare and traditional village wines. Joan has created the inviting ambiance of erbaluce, which is lovely, simply elegant, and romantic- recalling the classic trattorias of Northern Italy. The enoteca/wine bar is a cozy and lively meeting place, with its own menu of simple plates and a fun cordials cocktail list. Joan's welcoming presence in the dining room, along with Charles' inventive cuisine and rare wine offerings, make an evening at erbaluce a truly wonderful and unique dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always up to expectations
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I needed a place for a fun, celebratory dinner with a friend. Erbaluce did not disappoint It never does. Food was great and the service, friendly and generous. Busy and buzzy without killing dinner conversation."
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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Charles Draghi and Joan Johnson's highly acclaimed contemporary Italian restaurant and wine bar. With Charles' simple, ever changing menus, rooted in traditional regional Italian cooking,and the best seasonal local ingredients. This restaurant has won numerous awards and kudos from critics, and many dedicated customers. Along side the Italian menus are equally lauded, all Italian wine lists, comprised of rare and traditional village wines. Joan has created the inviting ambiance of erbaluce, which is lovely, simply elegant, and romantic- recalling the classic trattorias of Northern Italy. The enoteca/wine bar is a cozy and lively meeting place, with its own menu of simple plates and a fun cordials cocktail list. Joan's welcoming presence in the dining room, along with Charles' inventive cuisine and rare wine offerings, make an evening at erbaluce a truly wonderful and unique dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
As great as ever
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We returned to Erbaluce after some months of being away. The food was as reliably delicious and the addition of more specials was a treat. Creative without being weird. Our waiter was fun, informative and helped us select an excellent wine."
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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La Voile is an authentic French brasserie, opened in Cannes in 1947. After a few years under a new ownership, it relocated to Boston in 2007.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Better than ever
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/26/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/26/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I have been to La Voile many times. It is reliably good and hospitable. I was entertaining two friends this time and the food was simply superb and the service was fun, friendly but professional."
Dined on 02/26/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Bistro du Midi is an authentic Provencal Bistro focusing on the cuisine from Menton to Marseille. We offer an extensive wine list, spectacular southern French food in a relaxed atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Cosy refuge on a bitter cold night
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/24/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/24/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We took out of town guests and nothing disappointed. The group was serious about food but in a mood to graze. The staff was terrifically helpful and accomodating to off-beat sequencing. All the dishes, shared around, we're delicious. Serious food in a friendly setting. Truly a bistro."
Dined on 01/24/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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Catalyst Restaurant is a reflection of Chef/Owner William Kovel’s passion for simple, delicious food delivered with warm service in a comfortable, modern environment. The modern American cuisine begins with exceptional products centered on locally grown organic produce and wild and farm raised food from sustainable practices. With an ever-changing menu, Catalyst celebrates each season by featuring the best ingredients from a wide range of farms and food producers in the region.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great for grazing
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/05/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/05/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We had a fabulous post-movie dinner made up a small plates. Everything was excellent and the waitstaff was happy to serve dishes in the order we wanted, not according to some preset idea of what is right."
Dined on 01/05/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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