Friday, August 1   

Restaurants / Dining


 
American

The Bijou Cafe
1287 First St. Sarasota 941.366.8111
A Sarasota Original that has set the standard for fine dining in the heart of the Theatre and Arts District since 1986.

Blu Que Smoke Island Grill
149 Avenida Messina Sarasota 941-346.0738
Smoked infused cuisine featuring hardwood grilled favorites cooked low and slow over hickory and apple wood. The menu offers a vast selection of steak, chops, fowl, fresh seafood and authentic American barbeque.

Chart House Restaurant
201 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key 941.383.5593
Casual elegance, located directly on the water. Great steaks, seafood and prime rib.

Crubistro & Wine Bar
1377 Main Street Sarasota 941.951.6272
The chef-inspired small plates menu encourages those with curious palates to explore and experience a wide variety of foods and an extensive selections of global wines.

Daiquiri Deck
5250 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key 941.349.8697
A favorite restaurant and raw bar for locals, and a genuine treat for visitors.

Gecko's Grill & Pub
1900 Hillview St. Sarasota 941-953-2929
5585 Palmer Crossing Dr. Sarasota 941.923.6061
4870 S. Tamiami Tr. Sarasota 941.923.8896
The perfect place to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of a favorite neighborhood grill and sports bar.

Hillview Grill
1920 Hillview St. Sarasota 941.952.0045
Began in 1986 and quickly established itself as the neighborhood place to have great food with friendly service.

Michael's at Van Wezel
777 N. Tamiami Trl. Sarasota 941.366.0007
A delicious prelude to an evening of theater.

Michael's On East
1212 East Avenue S., Midtown Plaza Sarasota 941.366.0007
American/Continental Cuisine. Sarasota's only AAA Four Diamond Restaurant. Ballroom, Conference Center, and Catering. Reservations Recommended.

Patty's On Main
1400 Main Street Sarasota 941.953.4444
Great casual dining fare. Super salads and sizzling steak platters. Sports oriented bar, terrific place to catch up on your sports trivia or take in your favorite football game. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

Pattigeorge's Restaurant
4120 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key 941.383.5111
Pattigeorge's draws its culinary inspiration from coastlines around the globe, bringing together American regional favorites, Italian traditions, exotic Asian flavors and exciting Caribbean and Latin American nuances.

Roessler's
2033 Vamo Way Sarasota 941.966.5688
Roessler's is a local family owned restaurant offering a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence wine list, traditional continental cuisine with a commitment to the highest quality ingredients, and a dining experience of impeccable service.

Sam Sneads Oak Grill And Tavern
1830 South Osprey ( c/o Hillview ) Sarasota 941.906.7771
Nationally Famous Ribs, Angus Steaks & Burgers, Fresh Seafood & Mouth Watering Salads. Lunch & Dinner - Happy Hour 7 Days - Full Bar - Sarasota's 19th Hole !!

Sarasota Vineyard
1528 Main Street Sarasota 941.366.6363
Dine in style or take-out - fine wines and sophisticated appetizers on demand.


Amish

Der Dutchman Restaurant
3713 Bahia Vista Sarasota 941.955.8007
Located near Florida's favorite Amish community, Pinecraft, Der Dutchman is a hub of activity for snowbirds and year round residents alike.

Sugar & Spice
4000 Cattleman Road Sarasota 941.342.1649
A locally owned casual-eating diner. Warm family atmosphere and homestlye cooking. All desserts and bread are made in their own bakery.

Yoder's Restaurant
3434 Bahia Vista Street Sarasota 941.955.7771
Award winning pies, home cooked meals, and homemade baked goods. Amish homemade comfort food served in an atmosphere of smiles.


Asian/Chinese/Japanese/Thai

Bangkok Restaurant
4791 Swift Rd. Sarasota 941.922.0703
Award winner Thai food. Just the right balance of delicate flavoring to seafoods, shellfish, choice beef, chicken, pork and duck, creating deliciously authentic dishes from five regional cooking styles.

Da Ru Ma
5459 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota 941.342.6600
Enjoy superb Japanese cuisine that is fun, fascinating and delicious. Choose either our traditional service or Teppan-style cooking at your table.
Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

Ho Ho Chinese Restaurant
5755 S. Beneva Rd. Sarasota 941.923.2388

Joto Japanese Steak House
7971 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota 941.351.4677
5218 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key 941.346.8366
The Sushi Bar has excellent offerings. The tabletop cooking is an amazing show presented by masters at your tableside. 

Mrs. Chen's
6125 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota 941.924.0039

Pacific Rim
1859 Hillview Street Sarasota 941.330.8071
Thai and Japanese Cuisine. Specializes in a Japanese Thai Fusion Cuisine and a creative & delicious selection of Sushi. Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Catering

Saga Japanese Steakhouse
8383 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota 941.924.2800
Experienced hibachi chefs will entertain and delight you with their masterful cooking at your table.  Or enjoy delicious sushi creations.

Shangri-La Chinese Restaurant
5828 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota 941.378.5585
A lovely neighborhood restaurant. Home made hot mustard and duck sauce is standard with carry out orders. Quiet ambiance, comfortable booths and great food.

Siam Orchid
4141 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota 941.923.7447
A family-owned and operated restaurant serving Sarasota for over 20 years.

Thai Garden
4804 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota 941.922.0032

Thailand Restaurant
2238 Gulf Gate Dr. Sarasota 941.927.8424

Tropical Thai Restaurant
1420 Main St. Sarasota 941.364.5775
Authentic Thai cuisine.

Yume Sushi
1537 Main Street Sarasota 941.363.0604
Japanese Sushi Bar


Casual/Breakfast

First Watch
1395 Main Street Sarasota 941.954.1395
8383 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota 941.923.6754
8306 Market Street Lakewood Ranch 941.907.6657
Great for breakfast, brunch and lunch.

Hob Nob Drive In
1701 N. Washington Sarasota 941.955.5001
A Sarasota institution. You never know who you will meet at the Hob Nob.

Main Bar Sandwich Shop
1944 Main St. Sarasota 941.316.0272
A Sarasota tradition with great food.


Coffee Shops/Ice Cream

Big Olaf Creamery
5208 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key 941.349.9392
561 N. Washington St. Aramands 941.388.4108
1267 Beneva Sarasota 941.365.7483
3350 Bahia Vista Sarasota 941.330.2028

Edy's Grand Ice Cream
Sarasota Square Mall Sarasota 941.924.6623

Kilwin's Chocolates
312 John Ringling Blvd. St. Armands Key 941.388.3200

Scoopdaddy's
19C N. Blvd. of the Presidents St. Armands Key 941.388.1650

Tropical Smoothie
1900 Main St. Sarasota 941.365.8423


Continental/European/French

Bijou Cafe
1287 1st Street Sarasota 941.366.8111
A Sarasota Original that has set the standard for fine dining in the heart of the Theatre and Arts District since 1986.

Café L'Europe
432 St. Armands Circle St. Armands 941.388.4415
Elegant French cuisine on St. Armands Circle

C'Est La Vie
1553 Main Street Sarasota 941.906.9575
Authentic French bakery and cafe.

Chez Sylvie Et Fils
2881 Clark Road Sarasota 941.923.9020

Euphemia Haye Restaurant and The Hayeloft
5440 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key 941.383.3633
Located inside a historic, wooden cottage, is some of the best food in Sarasota.

Hillview Grill
1920 Hillview Street Sarasota 941.952.0045
Began in 1986 and quickly established itself as the neighborhood place to have great food with friendly service.

Harry's Continental Kitchens
525 St. Judes Dr., 5600 Block of Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key 941.383.0777
Exciting, exquisitely real, gourmet cuisine.

Lonjevity Superfood Fusion Cafe
1737 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota 941.366.3139

Miguel's
6631 Midnight Pass Rd. Siesta Key 941.349.4024
Some of the best French continental cuisine in Sarasota.

Morel
3809 S. Tuttle Ave. Sarasota 941.927.8716
Award winning chef and owner brings his many years of experience in the worlds finest restaurants and hotels to Sarasota.

Pattigeorge's Restaurant
4120 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key 941.383.5111
Pattigeorge's draws its culinary inspiration from coastlines around the globe, bringing together American regional favorites, Italian traditions, exotic Asian flavors and exciting Caribbean and Latin American nuances.

Roessler's
2033 Vamo Way Sarasota 941.966.5688
Roessler's is a local family owned restaurant offering a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence wine list, traditional continental cuisine with a commitment to the highest quality ingredients, and a dining experience of impeccable service.

Seahouse International Tapas Grill
5027 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key 941.346.1709
Delectible tapas and platters from all over the world.


Greek

Chutney's Etc.
1944 Hillview St. Sarasota 941.954.4444
An ethnic food invasion offering Sarasota great adventures in Middle Eastern and Indian food.

El Greco Cafe
1592 Main Street Sarasota 941.365.2234
A medley of dishes from authentic, traditional delicacies to the more modern and sophisticated fares.

Gyros and Seafood Express
918 North Washington Boulevard Sarasota 941.365.0404
Delicious fresh fare at reasonable prices.


Italian

Bella Roma Ristorante
5239 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key 941.349.0995
Some of the finest, homemade Northern Italian cuisine on the west coast of Florida.

Blaise Cafe
5263 Ocean Boulevard Sarasota 941.349.9822
Aa casual and unique dining experience since 1997. Home of Siesta Key's best martinis.

Broccolini Restaurant
6525 Superior Avenue Sarasota 941.926.8525
The restaurant is located in one of the area's mostpleasant settings and is known for its delightful staff and superb cuisine.

Cafe Baci
4001 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota 941.921.4848
Italian cuisine reminiscent of that created by some of the greatest Italian Chefs.

Cafe Gabbiano
5104 Ocean Boulevard Sarasota 941.349.1423
Siesta Key provides a pristine setting to the five-star quality food with casual atmosphere and reasonable prices.

Caragiulo's
69 South Palm Ave. Sarasota 941.951.0866
Traditional Italian cuisine in downtown Sarasota

Chef D's Italian Fisherman
3634 Webber Street Sarasota 941.927.6600
Serves pizza, fresh, locally caught fish and seafood, steaks and Italian favorites.

Cosimo's Brick Oven
3501 S. Tamiami Trail in Southgate Plaza Sarasota 941.363.0211
An Italian trattoria atmosphere, combining classic and new world Italian cuisines with a multi-cultural twist.

DeMarco's Restaurant
3131 Clark Road Sarasota 941.925.0226
Full course dining with Tuscan charm.

The Italian Grill
8620 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota 941.966.6565
A Sarasota local favorite for brick oven pizza, imported Italian pasta, and other authentic Italian food.

Mediterraneo
1970 Main Street Sarasota 941.365.4122
Modern but classic Italian cuisine and emphasis on artisanal and contemporary Northern Italian style.

Galileo
443 Burns Court Sarasota 941-330-2811
Small and intimate with fine food and ever changing wine list.

Petrella Brothers
6331 S. Tamiami Trl. Sarasota 941.922.8466
Experience stylish Italian cuisine. Petrella Bros. is creating an evolution in the way we experience Italian food, by offering Italian Tapas.

Primo's Ristorante
8076 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota 941.359.3690
A landmark in Sarasota for over 25 years. The areas first  “wood burning” pizza oven. Serves authentic Neapolitan Pizza, prime veal cuts, fresh seafood, homemade pasta, risotto and handmade desserts and more.

Sal's Pizzeria & Pasta House
6582 Gateway Ave. Sarasota 941.926.0022
A complete menu of gourmet pizzas including fabulous white pizzas.

Taste Of Italy
322 John Ringling Blvd. St. Armands 941.388.1442
Traditional and gourmet pizzas, stromboli, calzones, subs and more.

Treviso Restaurant
5401 Bay Shore Rd. Sarasota 941.360.7390
A Sarasota fine dining restaurant experience. Redefines the idea of "museum dining" with a unique and fresh approach to lunch and dinner. 


Seafood/Steak

Barnacle Bill's Seafood
5050 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota 941.355.7700
1526 Main St. Sarasota 941.365.6800
Premier destination for fresh and fantastic seafood in Sarasota.

Bonefish Grill
3971 S. Tamiami Trl. Sarasota 941.924.9090
Here, special is the feel of a big city bar that’s not far from home.

Captain Brian's Seafood Market & Restaurant
8441 N. Tamiami Train Sarasota 941.351.4492
Florida and New England sefood. Fish fresh daily.

Captain Curt's Crab & Oyster Bar
1200 Old Stickney Point Rd. Siesta Key 941.349.3885
A place that will take you back in time to an era where good, fresh seafood was a standard, where reasonable prices, a casual atmosphere still exist.

Chef D's Italian Fisherman
3634 Webber Street Sarasota 941.927.6600
Serves pizza, fresh, locally caught fish and seafood, steaks and Italian favorites.

Crab & Fin
420 St. Armands Circle St. Armands Key 941.388.3964
Fresh local and global received daily and cut to order.

Chart House
201 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key 941.383.5593
Spectacular views of the gulf of Mexico. Top-of-the-catch seafood, succulent stakes and decadent deserts.

Duval's New World Cafe
1435 Main Street Sarasota 941.312.4001

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
412 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key 941.383.0102
Features casual indoor & outdoor dining overlooking Sarasota Bay . Known for having one of the freshest grouper sandwiches on Florida 's West Coast and awesome char-grilled burgers.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
2001 Siesta Drive Sarasota 941.358.9463
World class food and fine wine.

Lobsterpot Restaurant
5157 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key 941.349.2323
Fresh seafood daily. All live Lobsters are from Bar Harbor and Boothbay Maine.

Longhorn Steakhouse
2020 Gulf Gate Drive Sarasota 941.926.0344

Madfish Grill
4059 Cattlemen Rd. Sarasota 941.377.3474
Seafood, steaks, pasta, sandwiches, and salads. There is a hint of the Caribbean in the food served.

Marina Jacks
Island Park Downtown Sarasota 941.365.4232
Magnificent panoramic view of Sarasota's waterfront. Offering an award winning wine list and an exceptional menu.

Moore's Stone Crab Restaurnat
800 Broadway St. Longboat Key 941.383.1748
Feed your craving at this waterfront restaurant with locally-caught fresh seafood, including stone crabs.

The Old Salty Dog
5023 Ocean Boulevard Siesta Key 941.349.0158
1601 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota 941.388.4311
Great Seafood, Fine Beer & Ale, Casual Dining, Voted Best Outdoor Dining in Sarasota.

Ophelia's On The Bay
9105 Midnight Pass Road Siesta Key 941.349.2212
The food is ablend of cuisines and influences mixing new world with old, American with Asian, Italian with Floridian.

Outback Steakhouse
7207 Tamiami Trail Sarasota 941.924.4329

Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar
5353 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota 941.925.4444
Located in a tropical setting, this family restaurant features a multiple choice of fresh local seafood daily. Outdoor and indoor waterfront dining. Come by land or by sea. Best Oysters in Town.

Red Lobster Restaurants
6747 S. Tamiami Tr. Sarasota 941.924.1297
3501 S. Tamiami Tr. Sarasota 941.330.8834

Roy's
2001 Siesta Drive Sarasota 941.952.0109
Inspired by regional American cuisine and love for the fusion style menu is an array of culinary dishes from the finest ingredients.

Ruth's Chris Steak House
6700 S. Tamiami Trl. Sarasota 941.924.9442

Siesta Key Oyster Bar
5238 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key 941.346.5443
SKOB is the hangout with the laidback, beachy atmosphere that will get you right into the Island Spirit.

Turtles
8875 Midnight Pass Rd. Siesta Key 941.346.2207
A romantic waterfront setting with a dedication to offering only the freshest seafood and other fine cuisine at reasonable prices in a casual, friendly atmosphere.


Spanish/Mexican/Latin

Bianca's Mexican Restaurant
3589 Webber Street Sarasota 941.924.0882

Big Sugar Restaurant and Rum Bar
1900 Hillview Street Sarasota 941.388.7679

Burritos Mexican Grill
2700 Stickney Point Rd Sarasota 941.922.3888
A casual family owned restaurant that has satisfied appetites with the best authentic Mexican food since 1995. Well known by locals for it’s tasty food, excellent prices, and laid back ambiance. 

Columbia
411 St. Armands Circle St. Armands Key 941.388.3987
Excellent Cuban/Spanish dishes. A favorite!

Javier's
6621 Midnight Pass Rd. Sarasota 941.349.1792
Peruvian American cuisine and South American tapas.

Mi Pueblo
4436 Bee Ridge Rd. Sarasota 941.379.2880
8405 N. Tuttle Ave. Sarasota 941.359.9303
A local favorite voted Best Mexican Restaurant & Best Margarita, offers traditional Mexican food & atmosphere.

Two Senoritas
1355 Main Street Sarasota 941.366.1618
A family restaurant dedicated to serving the finest of foods and atmosphere of Mexico and the Southwest.

 

Taverns

Cha Cha Coconuts
411 St. Armands Circle St. Armands Key 941.388.3300
A carefree island atmosphere. Casual dining with a tropical twist, offering a savory selection of seafood, sandwiches and other island-style fare.

Gator Club
1490 Main St. Sarasota 941.366.5969
A tradition in Sarasota.

Gecko's Grill & Pub
1900 Hillview St. Sarasota 941-953-2929
5585 Palmer Crossing Dr. Sarasota 941.923.6061
4870 S. Tamiami Tr. Sarasota 941.923.8896
The perfect place to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of a favorite neighborhood grill and sports bar.

Shamrock Pub
2257 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota 941.952.1730
The Irish bar takes the green for best place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.