Darwins on 4th
Terrific ServiceWe told our waiter we were headed for a play and wanted to make sure we had time for dessert before we needed to leave. He made sure everything was served in a timely manner without rushing us, and we were out on time, after delicious dessert (the chocolate mousse is wonderful!)5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent food with wonderfullexcellent food with wonderfull flavors. ceviche fantastic and the short ribs, best i have ever tasted. everyone friendly--will return5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh and flavorfulDelicious Peruvian food--spring rolls were terrific and so was the tuna and the Mixta.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the driveBar staff was friendly and attentive even though the bar was busy. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and explained the menu items. We were celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary and were given our choice of free desserts. We live in Venice and this was our first but will not be our last visit to Darwin's.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss Darwin's!!Food was fantastic. Darwin's skirt steak lives up to the hype. Marinated 24 hrs, tender, and flavorful. Arctic char is like a non fishy salmon. Fig marinade is fabulous. Both paired well with an Edmeades red Zinfandel. Any appetizer is a great choice. Don't miss Darwin's when you visit Sarasota!!!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat restaurant, great foodgreat restaurant, great food will definitely be back4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and the service was outstanding! We look forward to going again. The best place to park is in the lot of the restaurant next door. That restaurant closes early afternoon, so there is no conflict.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery eclectic setting andVery eclectic setting and menu. Service was prompt but not too pushy. Very enjoyable experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMa very enjoyable evening.a very enjoyable evening. can't wait to go back with friends!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal and relativelyGreat meal and relatively quiet. Appetizers tasty with right amount of spice. Wine and beer mix fit in well with main courses. Can,t wait to sit in "chefs" table to observe cooks.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time visitor and wereFirst time visitor and were very pleased with the menu, service and ambiance. Who would think that Peruvian food could be so diverse. The preparation, presentation and attention to detail were evidenced in each dish.
We will be back to try the Ahi Tuna. Had a taste from a friend and it was delicious. The poached pear were very different and wonderful.
This is a "must go to" restaurant!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother amazing dinner atAnother amazing dinner at Darwins!!! I just love this place!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique and very goodFood is unique, well crafted, fresh and we keep going back. The servers know what they are doing. Apps thru deserts - we like all the courses4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great meal and aWe had a great meal and a great time. Sat at the bar first service there may have been a bit slow. We met some friends and moved to the dining room for a delicious dinner. The skirt steak was great!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time and aWe had a great time and a delicious meal! Would highly recommend this restaurant.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visitThis was our second visit to Darwin's on 4th in a week, and the food didn't disappoint. We wanted to return to try some of the items that intrigued us from our first meal, so we tried some of the native Peruvian dishes. They were all beautifully prepared and tasted fantastic, especially the Mixto Ceviche and the Crab Meat Morada. The Cornish Hen A La Brasa was a huge portion and very tasty. This time, we left room for the Tres Leches cake, which was both moist and delicious. Highly recommend Darwin's on 4th! Our waiter was not as attentive as the first time, when Kendra was our server, but he had several tables to keep up with. Overall, it was another wonderful experience and we'll be back.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was great! The foodDinner was great! The food was quite good and our waitress was really helpful in explaining the menu. The decor of the restaurant was a little strange. The dining room was big and open but not very attractive. Nice place-- we'll go back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistent and Delicious!Consistently good food. This is one place we visit regularly and food is always exceptional. Great atmosphere, although it can get very loud.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMPeruvian FusionA welcome breath of fresh air in an otherwise formulaic Sarasota dining scene. Certainly worth a visit. Interesting combinations of flavours and textures. Highly recommended.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Darwin's severalWe have been to Darwin's several times and have never had a bad meal. This time we started with the chopped salad. The salad was actually chopped and had a lot of interesting ingredients. It was very hard to taste the dressing so we wanted to flag down our waiter to get more dressing. It was difficult to catch him. When we finally did catch him and he brought the dressing it was very good. I had the Arctic Char which was delicious. My husband had the beef stir fry which was also delicious. We would highly recommend them. We will go back often!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a fabulous dining experience!!What a fabulous dining experience!! We were new to Peruvian cuisine, but our server, Kendra, guided us thru the menu, she also selected 4 samples of beer for me to try from the microbrewery and they were all delicious!! We had salmon ceviche, the quinoa dish and the sushi-type rolls (potatoe). The flan was excellent!! We also enjoyed watching the chefs cook and assemble the dishes!! Top notch and a gr8 experience!!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had our first meal at Darwin'sWe had our first meal at Darwin's On 4th after several friends told us we should try it. It was wonderful! Kendra was our server, and did an awesome job, including suggestions for appetizers and main courses. We snacked on plantain chips and yucca, had the Thai Shrimp Spring Roll starter and feasted on Braised Short Ribs (a native Peruvian dish) and Duck. We were too stuffed for dessert, but the Pot of Chocolate Mousse would have been our choice! Highly recommended.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA Place to Make your Dreams RealThe atmosphere in this place is over the top, and so indescribable that you have to go there to get the message. With that, you would expect that the food could not compete, but it does.This is a really special place.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food, beautifullyFabulous food, beautifully presented. This restaurant compares favorably with top restaurants in NYC. Loved the Thai lettuce wraps and pork tacos. Mousse dessert was great too. Beautiful space but high noise level.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visitThis was our second visit to Darwin's. Both times we've had some amazingly interesting and thoroughly delicious selections. The variety of beers is also not to be missed. This time the restaurant was full and the service teetered on the edge of inattentive. Though once our waiter finally arrived he was very pleasant and accommodating. I really love this place.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBrilliant!Brilliant from beginning to end. This has become my absolute favorite restaurant in town. Phenomenal spring rolls, lobster tacos, braised short ribs. Everything was 5 stars.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Food! This was ourFabulous Food! This was our second time to visit Darwin's and the second visit was just as good as the first. The Ahi Tuna is the best I have ever tasted!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy accidentPure serendipity. We found Darwin's on OpenTable at the last minute and were more than pleased with the food and the service. The ceviche, especially, was excellent.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoy the placeWe really enjoy the place and food. Beer was really good.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGive your review a title (optional)Fabulous restaurant. Lots of fun. Not overpriced.
They are known for their beer sampler...4 small glasses so you can sample some of their many house brewed beers. So we were surprised to be told that out of our group of seven, only 3 of us could have one because they are too much work to pour! But we still had a great time.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent had fish appetizer,excellent had fish appetizer, lamb t bone everything was delicious as usual12/31/2012 12:00:00 AM