900 University Pkwy.
Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone: (941) 359-8558
Fax: (941) 359-8749
Situated at the Visitors Pavilion at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Treviso serves delicious Italian fare. Although located on the museum premises, this restaurant, open daily for lunch and dinner, does not require patrons to possess an admission ticket; anyone can drop by and savor a scrumptious meal. Appetizers like crispy calamari, toasted ravioli and Mediterranean bruschetta make way for tasty offerings like buffalo mozzarella Girasole, stacked Caesar and shrimp, Sicilian seared tuna with caponata and more. Delectable confections like caramel apple tart end the meal perfectly.
Blue Rooster celebrates Southern joie de vivre in the heart of Sarasota. This rustic-chic restaurant serves up delicious Southern American comfort food with signature cocktails and spirits. Savor Crazy Cajun Shrimp, Blue Rooster's Famous Fried Chicken and Creole Pappardelle Pasta on their community tables and enjoy the live entertainment. The best of its kind in town, their eclectic schedule features Gospel nights, country music gigs and more by local talent and touring acts.
Highly acclaimed The Bijou Cafe is a well known name in the culinary circles of Sarasota. The French restaurant is a must visit for its food, wine and the cozy environment it offers. Dining here one can also pick up a lot of information about the goings-on in the area. Bijou's Famous Pepper Steak, as the name suggests is a popular dish and worth tasting for its unbeatable flavor and spices. Other outstanding dishes include the Chicken Paillard, Mushroom Ravioli and Bijou's Famous Pommes Gratin Dauphinois. The service is top-notch and welcoming enough to make the diner want to return again and again.
The brick-fronted entrance to Sarasota Vineyard, hidden between the colorful facades of other eateries on either sides, is easy to miss if not for the black canopy, boldly advertising its presence. Step inside, and the exposed brick-wall theme follows, now blending beautifully with the woodwork on the interiors and thoughtful lighting accentuating it. The eclectic wine bar and restaurant, established in 2008 delights with its selection of close to a 100 wines, and a revolutionary self-serve wine dispensing system that lets patrons enjoy practically any selection from their list by the glass. The wine menu throws up some great choices and should excite everybody from casual drinkers to wine lovers. The delectable food menu is built around wines and has varied European influences. From cheese and charcuterie platters to hearty bistro-style plates, the menu offers quite a lot. Regular live music is a delight in the evenings. Check website for more.
With sweeping views of the Sarasota Bay, The Old Salty Dog is a popular bar and restaurant that serves American cuisine. Enjoying a loyal patronage of locals, it is a busy place with diners crowding the tables, enjoying the delicious burgers and hot dogs. Feast on the Admiral's Platter that contains fried shrimp, oysters and fish and chips, and wash it down with the chilled beer. The City Island Po'Boy is another fond favorite of diners. Try to get a seat at the patio and bring your pet along to enjoy the fresh breeze.
Chart House sits in a picturesque setting, with a golf course to one side and the Gulf of Mexico to the other. Needless to say, the views from the restaurant are spectacular. But it's not the only reason why this delightful steakhouse attracts such a crowd in Longboat Key. An extensive array signature of preparations crafted from some of the finest meat cuts and fresh seafood specialties separates Chart House from the others in the city. The menu selection is diverse and features steakhouse favorites like the Filet Mignon and Prime Rib as well as a large array of signature fish specialties. House favorites include the delectable Snapper Hemingway. An array of signature side dishes prove to be good accompaniments. The atmosphere inside is elegant, with a striking decor that doesn't fail to evoke awe among patrons. The outdoor area is a perennial favorite.
This beautifully decorated intimate venue provides a classic dining experience in the heart of Sarasota. The traditional Spanish cuisine offers diners a chance to partake of the exotic dishes that are lovingly prepared by the chefs. It serves delicious salads and sangria that are the highlight of the menu. Another favorite is the Spanish Bean Soup. There is a full tapas menu too, that one can explore. A part of the chain of Columbia Restaurants in Florida, it maintains the same degree of excellence in its service and food. There is an outdoor patio for basking in the gentle sun. Do not miss out on exploring the on-site gift shop to pick up some interesting souvenirs.
Superlatives flow with ease when describing this spectacular dining destination located in Longboat Key. Bathing in soft hues of white with only deep gray hues on the comfy seats for contrast, the dining room sets the stage for a fantastic gastronomic experience, and is striking to say the least. Celebrated chef Martinez brings his rich experience of French cooking, including a stint in Paris, to the fore with a familiar looking menu of classic French specialties laden with is own contemporary takes. Impeccably presented, the specialties stand like artworks on your plate ready to be savored. Chef's table and prix fixe menu offer a focused experience guided by the chef's creativity. The wine list is an award-winning affair and has garnered stellar accolades from WIne Spectator. The elegant dining room makes for a classy space to host private functions. Check website for more.
Standing amidst a selection of eateries in the peaceful locales of the St. Armands, Tango delights with an extensive menu of steakhouse specialties and an unpretentious atmosphere to enjoy them. Huge red umbrellas with matching table linen in the patio greet you at the entrance. It sees a perennial buzz throughout most of the restaurant's hours. The interiors sport an uncluttered, yet elegant look with clean lines and thoughtful lighting choices for a comfortable atmosphere. The menu is a reiteration of steakhouse favorites and include classics like sirloin and skirt steak. Apart from steaks, the Tango also offers an extensive selection of fresh sushi. Seafood delights also feature prominently on the menu. The wine list is suitably diverse and pairs up well. A good option for a relaxed meal of steaks in the region.
A casually upscale eatery, Libby's Café + Bar has some delicious American fare on its lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch menus. This spacious restaurant has many dining areas you can pick from; wherever you choose to sit, you are bound to have a good time. Small plates of deviled eggs, meatloaf sliders and pigs in a blanket make way for more filling offerings from the land and the sea. Blackened jumbo shrimp, grilled mahi crispy tacos, rotisserie half chicken and veal marsala are a few of the entrées to enjoy. There are two bars where you can sit back with a drink and catch the live sporting action.
South Philly Cheesesteaks is for those who want to kick back relax and enjoy a meal in absolute comfort. Their original Philly chicken, served with jalapenos and onions, is a history dish that patrons have savored for years and years.
Enjoy traditional Mexican food, delicious margaritas and live music. Mi Pueblo has a wide selection of dishes and friendly service. You can have a traditional taco, Mexican prepared steak, enchiladas or try something more exotic food, such as Pollo con Mole which is a dish prepared with chocolate and chili over chicken. For desserts feast and dig into the ice cream filled with nuts, flan made of cream cheese and many more. There are two more locations in Florida - Venice and Sarasota.