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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    October 21, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 28, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.3
 
 
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Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria is a market, salumeria, bakery and restaurant dedicated to quality products. <br />This "simple convivial spot that tastes just like Italy" feels like a "village inside-a-restaurant". While the Alimentari sells house made salumi, freshly baked bread and an ample assortment of imported and domestic items, the open kitchen looks out onto a rustic dining room with communal tables and long marble wine bar. A seasonal menu by Executive Chef Joel Hough features salumi/cheese boards, small sharing plates, fresh pastas and roasted meats and fish from a rotisserie and wood burning oven. The upstairs private dining loft, adjacent to the roof garden and overlooking the main restaurant and market, is available for parties up to 50 people for cocktails and/or a seated dinner. Whole fish under sea salt and roasted short ribs or porchetta are house staples often served family style as are house made gelato tastings.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
disappointing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2011
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had heard great things about this place and honestly it was diappointing. We were a party of four and were seated at a table for six with another couple. I know in the city it is tight but it was awkward honestly. We took the waiters advice and ordered three appys and two entrees. Two of the three appys were fine the third we did not like at all. It was literally one forkful for each of us. The entrees also did not dazzle. The short ribs which we heard is their signature dish were dry and very, very fatty. And the bronzino was a forkful or two for each of us. It was not nearly the right amount of food to order, we needed more for sure. We ordered a cappucino which never came but was on the bill. We had three drinks all total and the bill with tip was $410 which is high for only two entrees, even in NY. There are many great places for foodies in NY, this just didn't do it for us."
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2011
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Selva offers innovative, intricately prepared dishes, plated and presented as works of art. Selva has earned raves from all<br />over the world, including from the New York Times, which write that Selva is “serving possibly the best food in Sarasota,”<br />and that “everything on the menu is worth trying.”
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2011
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was far and away the best meal we had while on vacation in Sarasota. The crab appetizer is a don't miss as is the paella. Outstanding!"
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, 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
Just OK
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2011
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had dinner here while on vacation in Sarasota. Our meal was disappointing. I had a fish special with green tomatoes which was dry and really had no flavor. My husband had a German special which he said was good but nothing memorable. Service was a little slow. Probably won't return to this one."
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2011
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Founded on April 27, 1987, the celebrated Michael’s On East restaurant takes fine dining to another level, offering award-winning cuisine and outstanding service, in an exceptional 1940s supper club atmosphere. Michael's On East was one of only ten restaurants in the nation to be inducted into the 2009 Nation's Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame, considered the Oscars of the restaurant industry, and recently received their 25th consecutive AAA Four-Diamond Award. <br /><br />Upon entering the dining room, you are immediately dazzled by the plush design and inspired décor. The restaurant’s intimate aura, along with its contemporary fare, world-class wine cellar and incomparable service, create an unparalleled dining experience that will give you every reason to keep coming back.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Really Good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2011
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had dinner here while on vacation in Sarasota. Food was great and server was helpful with great suggestions."
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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