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  • Review Count
    11
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  • First Review
    November 20, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 6, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
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 Darwin's on 4th
Darwin's on 4th
Urban Street Food and Brewery.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/05/2015
 2004
Dined on 3/05/2015
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/05/2015
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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Downtown Sarasota’s most elegant dining hotspot & a Tableseide Restaurant concept, on the first level of Palm Avenue Garage with ample parking. We showcase culinary ingenuity, freshness and quality. Experience Sarsota's only "Living Wall" an organic wall garden in our main dining room from Uriah's Farm in Tampa, we offer creative light bites from small plates and entrees with price points from $6-$35, diners can enjoy an interactive dining experience of Classical Modern cuisine including an open air kitchen and wood burning oven and grill. We are proud to offer the largest selection of Bourbons and Whiskeys in Sarasota along with an award wining wine list that is the Winner of the Wine spectator Award of Excellence in 2014, with a Certified Sommelier on staff to assist. We offer a fresh bar with an extensive cocktail and spirits selections like no other in Sarasota. Come enjoy Happy Hour 7 days a week in our bar area, as well as our covered outside lounge. www.louiesmodern.com
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/16/2015
 2004
Dined on 2/16/2015
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Our first visit - evrything was very good - free parking above the restaurant a great plus!
We will be back soon"
Dined on 2/16/2015
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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The Bijou Café, located in the heart of Sarasota’s prestigious Theatre & Arts District since 1986, is one of Florida’s best known restaurants. Chef-owner, Jean-Pierre Knaggs and wife Shay, welcome guests with genuine hospitality and unparalleled service. Chef Knaggs, renowned for his sophisticated innovative cuisine, brings a passion for cooking to breath-taking new heights! For more casual fare The Bijou Cafe offers a lighter Bar Bites Menu in the “Gossips Lounge”, or outside on the Patio, the place to be for seasonal al fresco dining. An award winning, value based wine list and a dazzling collection of imaginative cocktails fulfill even the most ardent imbiber’s desires!
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
NOT AS GOOD AS IT USED TO BE
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2004
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2004
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"wE HAVE DINED HERE ON SEVERAL OCCAISIONS, AND ALWAYS HAD A GREA TIME. BUT THIS TIME
I GOT FOOD THAT WAS NOT THE FRESHEST, ALSO MY WIFE AND HER GUEST WERE DISSAPOINTED IN THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD.
THE HOSTESS AT THE FRONT DOOR WAS RUDE, DESPITE THE FACT WE HAD MADE A RESERVATION.
WE WILL NOT BE BACK"
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2004
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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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2004
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2004
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2004
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A local eatery with a passion for stunning seafood, creative cocktails, fine wine, and service with style.<br /><br />Duval's uses the freshest product the market has to offer, sourcing the finest ingredients from local fisherman and farmers.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2004
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2004
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 Treviso
Treviso
Offering one of Sarasota’s finest dining experiences, Treviso redefines the idea of “museum dining” with a unique and fresh approach. The clean, minimalist, modern dining room offers an enlarged black and white engraving of the city of Asolo, sleek and comfortable chairs and banquette seating and a stunning spiral staircase leading to the restaurants second floor dining room a favorite spot for winemaker dinners, private parties, rehearsal dinners and business meetings. The patio area boasts the best view of any outdoor eating venue in Sarasota. Treviso is located in the John M. McKay Visitors Pavilion at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which allows guests to enjoy Treviso’s culinary delight beyond normal museum hours.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2004
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2004
Special Features: great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Contemporary Italian Cuisine in downtown Venice with a casual-elegant atmosphere. INSIDE AND OUTSIDE DINING
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2004
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Chef/owner Derek Barnes focus is on rustic, coastal cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood while offering guest a dining experience that is fresh, new, fun and casual. The menu changes often insuring guest an exciting change on their many visits. Drawing from a rich blend of culinary styles and traditions, Derek is committed to bringing pleasure to all five senses when you dine at Derek’s. A semifinalist for the prestigious James Beard Best Chef South award, Derek worked with Emeril Lagasse in the kitchen of Emeril’s in New Orleans before opening his own restaurant on the SunCoast. Derek’s talent for creating unique, pleasurable dishes has earned him Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon award, the "Most Innovative Chef" title in the Best of SRQ Magazine, "Best New Cuisine" Sarasota Magazine, "Best New Restaurant" Bradenton Herald and inclusion in Best Chefs America Guide and the exclusive Zagat Guide, America’s Top Restaurants listing.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/09/2014
 2004
Dined on 12/09/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We missed Derek when he moved from Sarasota - boy what a great restauant that was.
Very enjoyable lunch, but please, please educate your servers about wine service. The bottle we ordered was poured right away into our 4 glasses - no one was asked to taste it!
Otherwise service was adequate, but not nearly as good as in Sarasota
We will return asap, if we can stop the wine pouring it will be even better"
Dined on 12/09/2014
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Contemporary Italian Cuisine in downtown Venice with a casual-elegant atmosphere. INSIDE AND OUTSIDE DINING
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2004
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2004
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Who is Jack Dusty? Jack Dusty, so named for the 18th century short-hand term for the naval store clerk whose responsibility included doling out the daily lot of rum to sailors and maintaining the ship’s inventory of food supplies, offers guests a bevy of dining and drinking options with indoor/outdoor seating and views of sparkling Sarasota Bay and beyond. Jack Dusty features modern classic seafood, offers a lively bar and presents a prominent cocktail program.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dining Experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2004
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We have dined here on several occaisions and have always had a great meal. We went to celebrate my wife's birthday and were dissapointed in the food. Not up to the standards we had previously experienced.
We had declined the waiters offer for dessert, but he still brought out fried doughnut - very greasy and way too much sugar - and then charged us for it!
I did not want to make a fuss in front of my wife, as it was a birthday celebration. I had worked in the restaurant industry in NYC for 40 years as a GM. and would never have condoned this behaviour.
We would seriously consider whether we woul return or not"
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2004
Special Features: special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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