Sarasota Restaurants and 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 arbeque.

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.

Mattison’s Bayside at the Van Wezel
777 N Tamiami Tr. | Sarasota | 941.921.3400
Pre-Show dining and Official Caterer at the waterfront Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

 

 

Coffee Shops/Ice Cream

 

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

Tropical Smoothie
1900 Main St. | Sarasota | 941.365.8423
8605 S. Tamiami Trail | Sarasota |

 

 

 

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

 

 

Italian

 

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

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

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.

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.

 

 

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.

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
440 Fruitville Road | Sarasota | 941.377.4343

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.

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

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

 

 

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.

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
351 North Cattlemen Road | Sarasota |941.378.0077
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.