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Duval's New World Café
Duval's New World Café

Duval's New World Café Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.duvalsnewworldcafe.com
  • Phone: (941) 312-4001
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Nils Tarantik
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: If you are interested in having your next special event catered, please contact us for more information, we will customize our menu to meet your needs! We can design a perfect menu for your event including any of our entrees, sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts, sides, etc.

    Duval"s New World Café
    1435 Main Street
    Sarasota, FL 34236
    (941) 312-4001
  • Entertainment: Watch your food being made without all of the noise of the kitchen on a live feed TV watching the chefs!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Central and Main
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Located on the north side of Main Street b/w Lemon Ave & 5 Points.

    Valet – Available just south of Brooks Brothers on corner of Main St & Lemon Ave & also Lemon Avenue just north of Main St. by Sur La Table. Valet free w/ Duval's stamp. Approx. walking time 1-2 min

    Palm Ave Garage- Free parking just north of Main St. on Palm Ave. Approx. walking time 5 min.

    Main Street - Free two-hour parking available.
A word from Duval's New World Café
Seafood so fresh you ought to wear your swimsuit!” Fresh, local fish and other mouthwatering dishes will leave your palate in paradise after a trip to the best seafood restaurant in Sarasota!" Lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch. 7 days a week!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "No ordinary food here. They had many choices for lunch, and all four of us chose different items. I had a Caesar salad and a Po Boy sandwich which the menu said Duvals was "famous" for. Don't know how famous they are, buy the food was delicious! My wife said her fish tacos were excellent. Our friends also enjoyed their lunches. The waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. We went on a Saturday and it was not crowded. This was our first time at Duvals. We will go again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food; interesting specials taking advantage of local seafood; Misha-our server very attentive; front end manager checked in appropriately; watching meals being prepared on HD TV very unique"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Met a friend for lunch here. Service and food were great."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food here is exceptional, and I introduce new diners here with pride and confidence. The service has always been good, but on my last visit, it was snappier, with runners from the kitchen. I asked to compliment the owner, and he came out to my table with a stopwatch in his hand. He had been standing out of the way, timing the servers' efficiency. That impressed me. I come here often, and every time, I see evidence of the owners' constant attention to providing the best experience possible."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I had the fish special of the day, it was fine. Enjoyed the house salad. Not sure if I would return, not because of anything bad just nothing special to draw me back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • " My wife and I are on a quest to dine on every respectable establishment on Main Street. Not a bucket list item but it's a fun goal. We have found some to be Ok and others slightly of lessor quality. Of the probably 15 or so restaurants we have visited Duval's is so far above the rest I doubt we will find a restaurant that is as outstanding as Duval's. Our waiter (Brandon) was knowledgeable, made excellent recommendations, and tended to our needs without being overly obvious. If you want a wonderful dining experience choose Duval’s. You will not be sorry. Can’t say that about some of the others."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Duval provided exceptional service and excellant seafood selections. Our server was very welcoming and helpful. His suggestions were wonderful and appreciated. We were extremely pleased and would go there again when visiting Sarasota. It was a great choice."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Friendly, professional service throughout the evening. Great menu but we decided to go for the set 3 course menu ( extended Savour Sarasota $29) with the wine pairing option. ( $15). Excellent choices and good value. All food well presented and tasted good. Will definitely return and try the main menu."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed the lobster & sweet corn casserole starter, then entrees of scallops rockefeller (Linse and Alex) and a barracuda special (me). Everything was tasty and the service was very good. The wine list is extensive and the ambiance was just right."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We went to Duval's to sample their Savor Sarasota menu. We appreciated the fact that this special menu was presented to us without having to ask for it. At first the service was baffling. Three different waiters came by promising bread but nothing came. Eventually we learned that the bread was being baked, and it only appeared with our first course. It would have been nice to be told. Eventually a young woman took care of our table and was very efficient and attentive all through the meal. The food was, as usual very good, from the mussels and the lobster and corn casserole to the chocolate and peanut butter delight. All in all we enjoyed our evening at Duval's."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Best Gazpacho we've had in a LONG time -- chunky, well flavored, not overly salty -- I ordered a cup and wished for a bowl! Service was good and cordial -- the manager actually came by the table and "checked in" with a greeting. Though the wine prices were a bit high by the glass, there were good options. Will go again."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Three of us dined with the Savor Sarasota special prix fixe menu. As first time diner, I was pleased with upscale atmosphere and very attentive service. I enjoyed the lobster/corn casserole appetizer, though portion was tiny. My shrimp and grits entree was excellent! I've had other versions of this throughout the South and Duval's tops my list for sure. Another had the chimichurri steak which was very good as well. The flourless chocolate/peanut butter dessert was wonderful too, though portion very small. In all, it was a good experience with excellent food. I will go back and try other options as well."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Duval's was a pleasure - and our lovely young waitress (although I am sure she saw "discount dining - e.g. Savor Sarasota) couldn't have been more charming and helpful. The decor is lovely - serene, tasteful and pleasant. Service was excellent. And the food was, of course, "foodie worthy"."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Not my idea of a Caf'e, Duval's is more towards upscale dining. White table cloth, black cloth napkins, good quality table ware, wood salt & pepper grinders on every table, comfortable clean seating, excellent lighting, interesting wall hangings, prints, pictures. Food quality and presentation is impeccable, knowledgeable and very attentive staff that is properly attired. There is a wide screen TV at the back of the restaurant that shows a live video of the kitchen, no sound. Expect to pay around $40 per person with tax and tip, for dinner."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My wife & I had the best Oyster Po'boy we've ever had in Sarasota. As proud former residents of Louisiana, this was a real treat. Good sea food options, not all with a Cajun twist are available."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The food was very good and the attentive service was even better. We tried Duval's because of Savor Sarasota, but will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was good but nothing outstanding - somewhat bland when it came to seasoning. Not sure if that is because it seems to cater to an older crowd. There were definitely a lot of people there (it is SavorSarasota week) and they needed more servers as service was slow. We complained about the service and the manager was very gracious and apologetic as was the server which does go a long way. However, I am not sure I will return based on the fact that there are so many other good restaurants to experience in Sarasota."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Nice lunch menu, good choices reasonably priced. Would return for lunch and would try dinner. Recommended."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "All servers were very pleasant especially ours--Tyler--and patient. Food was the best ever for Sarasota….great selection. One of owners dropped by and chatted with us which was a nice touch….it wasn't as casual as most do. Our table was perfect as I had requested a quiet one since one of the guests is 94 and very hard of hearing. Great find. Many of my friends had recommended it. I certainly was not disappointed."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I love this restaurant because the menu offers so many great choices. I'd eat there 8 days a week if my waist could afford it. This visit was for lunch. Misha our server was excellent. The front door was opened and the piano outside was being played with accounted for the noise lever. But we didn't mind....added to the "downtown" experience. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Would highly recommend dining here. They were accommodating for a large group that was late & had come from a boat. They treated us just like everyone else & our server was super friendly. The tasting menu is a great value but the quality does NOT suffer."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great Food. Waited until after "season" to try it out. No problem getting a table. Will visit again. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Seafood was delicious, ambiance nice, we will be returning "
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "I can't say one bad thing about this place. The staff goes out of their way to make your experience excellent from greetings to goodbyes. The food selection was varied but not overwhelming. The beer cheese soup was great, prime rib eggrolls unique and delicious and the lobster exquisite. The restaurant is upscale in appearance but not snooty. Definitely give this place a go!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Always good. Favorite Ceasar Salad with crispy calamari...Service is great. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I have been to DuVal's several times now and I always have the fish. The preparation and presentation of the fish dishes is excellent. If you are having trouble pairing your fish just ask Josh for help. He has extensive knowledge and will find you an wine that will compliment the dish being served. The service is just right they are attentive but do not interrupt your meal or conversation. The appetizers are also a must do at this restaurant. The Chef is creative and his sauces and seasonings are superb. I am usually a red wine drinker but I found a white wine that has been exquisite with both of the meals and there is now a case of the wine in my home."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "very disappointing. the manager went out of his way to apologize and offered severalmcomplimentary items"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We had a delightful visit and a three course dinner at Duval's for Mother's Day. The dinner was outstanding and we started with a wedge salad, followed with shrimp and grits and then for dessert my wife had a chocolate torte and I had a fantastic key lime bar. We completed dinner with a gift certificate and a beautiful rose. All-in-all, it was a delightful evening for both of us!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is a great place for seafood lovers. Everything is fresh and tasty. Salads and sides are thoughtfully prepared, unlike some seafood restaurants where they are an afterthought. Be aware that there is not a full bar, only beer and wine."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We loved it. The food was amazing - I had the trout. Wonderful! The waitress was knowledgable when it came to the menu and what she recommended. Very good service and the food was all homemade. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "It was our first visit and it did not disappoint. From the time we were seated til we left Misha our waiter was very helpful. He reviewed the menu with us and suggested several specialties. He was very knowledgable about all of the menu options. Food was amazing! We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The lobster and corn casserole is yummy. The seafood mousse was good also. Everyone ordered seafood for their entree and all was delicious. The bread pudding is a special treat with a twist. Great meal!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Excellent food & service as always! Coconut shrimp is the best in Sarasota!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We have dined at Duvals on numerous occasions, one of our favorite places in downtown Sarasota. Wonderful dinner, the best scallops (on the lite menu) by far. House salad is awesome as well. Service always superb! The only disappointment was the seating. I made reservations well in advance and asked for a couple of specific tables. When we arrived they did not have a clue of my request. I understand they cannot accommodate all requests, but walk ins should not have taken a table that was requested by reservations well in advance. I refused a small table for two, which I have dined at before, way too small!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We generally enjoyed the experience though it was hard to hear in the restaurant, which is small. The food, notably fish, was very good except that one of our companions got very little broth with his Bouillabaisse and had to ask for more. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We've eaten lunch here several times and the food is always good. The brunch spread was solid and tasty even if there was nothing unusual. They had nice scrambled eggs, a variety of meats and potatoes, delicious crab cakes, amazing fruit, several kinds of croissants (I had a pain au chocolat and it was very good) and a few small desserts. I would definitely go again. I thought it was reasonably priced at $25."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food is awesome, my favorite meal is the scallops. Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Innovative menu, reasonably priced, and very attentive wait staff. Misha took the time to explain specials and when we were undecided on the bisque he offered a small sample with two spoons! We "discovered" Duval's via the Eat Like A Local brochure. The restaurant exceeded our expectations and we will definitely return!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Had a girl's night out with 3 friends and it was wonderful as usual. The crowds are gone so it wasn't crazy busy or loud. Minor complaint was the size of the scallops of the dish I had. Expected larger diver scallops but the dish was still very good. We enjoyed sharing appetizers & dessert as well as 2 bottles of wine. Fun time with the manager when they ran out of the wine we wanted!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "What can I say? The food was fantastic and the service very attentive. The 3 of us had various seafood dishes, all beautifully presented and delicious."
    Dined on 4/8/2014