2023 Best Restaurants with the Best Food in Sarasota Area

Top Rated Restaurants
in Sarasota

When it comes to reviewing and recommending restaurants, we believe that what is on the plate is by far the most important factor. We rate the food on a 20-point scale. Our take on the décor, service, ambience, wine list and other factors are explored within our full reviews, which are simply a click away.

Presented in alphabetical order, these Top 10 Restaurants earned the highest food ratings in Sarasota.
 
Columbia
14/20
A nice surprise---traditional Spanish-Cuban cuisine amid the trendy and fashionable boutiques of St. Armands Circle near Sarasota. See More

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14/20
Longboat Key's special occasion restaurant is still a destination for the sophisticated diner. See More

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Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
13/20
This chain, specializing in corn-fed beef and an extensive wine list, appeals to business diners. See More

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14/20
Yes, lobster abounds here, but there are other notable seafood options as well. See More
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14/20
In the sprawling brasserie setting formerly housing Fred's, Libby's anchors Southside Village with a generous something-for-everyone American menu. See More

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Mattison’s City Grille
13/20
One of Sarasota's best see-and-be-seen spots, it changes personality with the hour but never wavers from its Cal-Ital convictions. See More
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Michael's On East
14/20
A plush design, erudite staff and luxurious spins on contemporary American cuisine make Michael's a business-meal must in Sarasota. See More

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8/

MoZaic

French, Moroccan, Mediterranean
MoZaic
14/20
French-Moroccan sophistication in an intimate, two-level dinner house setting. See More

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Ophelia's On The Bay
14/20
The most luscious sunset viewing on Siesta Key and some of the most gastronomically ambitious fare in greater Sarasota. See More

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14/20
A worthy venue in the heart of the trendy, restaurant-dense arts area. See More
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