Duval's New World Café
We were a party of 4. AllWe were a party of 4. All of us enjoyed our Dinner. Service was outstanding.
We will be back!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's day dinner.We went as a group for Mother's day dinner. I personally like this restaurant. The wine list is fine. My Bordeaux was good. The foods were fresh and taste great. Others in our party were more critical of the foods. They said it is too salty.
Services were very good. This is a good restaurant even if it is a bit pricey for the location. Parking is a bit difficult. A couple who looking for a romantic dinner might be better off somewhere else but I enjoyed my dinner.
I gave this restaurant a 9.0 on a 10 scale.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Mothers Day Must!We enjoyed the Mothers Day Brunch. The food was wonderful and our waiter Sam was TERRIFIC! He was attentive, witty and a real pleasure. My bottomless Mimosa was never empty! :) We have lived in Sarasota for close to 20 years and have yet to find a nice, affordable Sunday brunch. We definitely will be back for many more brunches and can't wait to try te dinner menu!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreatWilliam is a gem of a waiter, goes beyond thw normal waiter. Visited restaurant while walking on Main St. and now is our favorite. Food is unbelievable.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good seafood in Sarasota.Very good seafood in Sarasota. Restaurant is also beautiful love the big screen watching the kitchen cook clever! Our food was good for the price. Service good as well, although I felt like we good our food as soon as the fork left my mouth from our appetisers.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceMy second visit was as good as the first! Samuel, our server, was excellent! You must go if for no other reason, try the bread pudding! Outrageous!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSarasota gemThe bellman at Ritz recommended Duval's. Always good to take a local's input and the suggestion paid off well. Service was great and food even better. We had the gumbo which was spicy and seemed to be a delicious mix of rue based LA gumbo fused with lentil soup. The result rocked. Followed that with swordfish special...they served a huge portion of the tenderloin, which is the best cut of that fish. Prepared and seasoned perfectly. My wife had the sausage stuffed pork chop and it too was extremely tasty. All around a wonderful experience.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Luncheon GatheringFour women meet every couple of months to catch up. All being foodies, the place is important. Two hadn't been to Duval's before and they highly complimented their lunch selection - far more enthusiastic comments than ever before. (The other two who chose Duval's were obviously returnees.) The menu is eclectic - everyone can find something they love and all I've tried have a special twist.
The service was superb and the prices moderate.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food and value in SarasotaWe have eaten here 7 times since New Years Eve, and each meal including this one
has been excellent in every way. Our unfortunate experience on New Years was certainly
not typical of what Wes Duval and his staff are accomplishing here.
His Onion soup is as good as any restaurants in OUR COUNTRY, and the po boys are a nice
inexpensive sandwich that does not scimp on the fillings. His dinners are good values
and show attention to detail and the freshness of the ingredients.
There are many good restaurants in the Sarasota area, and Duvals is one of the best.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprisingly great!The food was a surprise. Looking at the menu prior to going, I expected "the usual" in lunch salads and sandwiches. Not the case. The salads were creative and delicious ! Po'boy was perfect. Better than the food was the service! Loved Jeff. Can't wait to go for dinner.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDowntown gem!Duval's has an exciting menu with creative combinations. Fresh fish, fine dining, and also casual choices. Staff is helpful and attentive. Comfortable dining room. Our first dinner there but we will definitely go back. Loved the Crab cake Calamari combo appetizer. Great for sharing. And fresh catch entrees of Triple Tail and Snapper were delicious.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, great serviceExcellent food, great service and a caring staff highlight the experience at Duval's. This is a must on any serious foodies' list of favorite places to dine.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were great!!Food and service were great!! Loved the frog legs special!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDuval's recently moved toDuval's recently moved to our small downtown area and I was extremely pleased with the location and overall dining experience.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen we find a place we like,When we find a place we like, we keep going back. Duval's has NEVER disappointed.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur second trip. We went onOur second trip. We went on a Thursday evening. Had a tremendous experience!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous meal and Joe wasFabulous meal and Joe was a very attentive and knowledgeable server. Will definitely return.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Had Sea ScallopsGreat food. Had Sea Scallops Rockefeller and Rack of Lamb - both really good. Excellent service from entire staff beginning at arrival. Quiet when we arrived at 6pm, but got noisier with more people by the time we left. Very nice atmosphere overall, with quality furnishings, but not pretentious. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Will come back soon.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal at Duval's!We had a great meal last night at Duval's! I had their scallops Rockefeller with fried oysters on top, which were delicious, and my husband had the halibut special, which he liked very much. Mashed potatoes are a favorite of mine, and theirs are interestingly green and surprisingly good. Both meals were served with a melange of sauteed veggies--red and green peppers, onions, my kind of vegetables. We decided to share dessert, and chose their apple tart, served with a swirly mound of whipped cream--it was excellent! Our server, Sam, was knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. We'll definitely come back to Duval's!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Duval'sWe always look forward to having a romantic dinner at Duval's! The food is made before our eyes, with the freshest of ingredients! On this visit, the filet mignon was melt-in-your mouth delicious! We also always enjoy the Cecilia Salad. Great wine list !! Can't wait to go back!!!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, service and ambianceFood, service and ambiance are all 5 star. We have never been disappointed!!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menue afford a fine varietyThe menue afford a fine variety of choices. The food was excellently prepared and beautifully presented. The portions were just right. The service was friendly and efficent without being intrusive. A fine dining experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat EveningLoved it! Although there is no bar area to have a drink before dinner, our table was ready for us when we arrived. Our server, the service level was impeccable & the food was outstanding.
Thoroughly enjoyable evening!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond visit within 2 weeks.Second visit within 2 weeks. Came for fish.Meal was excellent.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDuvall's provides an exceptionalDuvall's provides an exceptional dining experience. Food, service and ambiance make for a perfectly delicious downtown destination.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMQuite likely the best foodQuite likely the best food my husband and I have ever had and we have lived in many places on the West Coast, California, Seattle to name a few. We had a reservation and upon arrival, we were shown to our seat and Katlyn was there immediately to ensure we were seated properly and to say that she would be taking care of us. After ensuring we were settled with a glass of wine, she told us of the specials and how they were prepared. I chose the 3-Tail fish which I had never heard of but Katlyn assured me it was a wonderful fish and my husband chose the Salmon. We shared our plates and enjoyed each equally. The servings were perfect sized. Then don't forget the bread pudding. The best dining in Sarasota.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter we left and yesterdayAfter we left and yesterday morning, we both commented positively on thetaste of our main meals. I had the Seafood Diable and Lindahad gazpacho plus a salad.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMI went to Duval's with a diningI went to Duval's with a dining out group, and we all enjoyed our meals. The food was well-pepared and the service attentive. We asked for separate checks and our server was very accommodating. When I made the reservation, I was a little concerned that it would be too loud for conversation, but that was not a problem. I think each of us will return in the future.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Brunch is great. ThereThe Brunch is great. There was a nice mix of breakfast and lunch items for the Easter brunch. Everything was done perfectly. Everyone at our table really loved the crab cakes!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster BrunchEaster brunch was very good. The deserts were outstanding. The only area of question was the plates used to serve the buffet...more like soup service. (but I'm sure the floor was cleaner!) Keep up the good work3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe arrived at 1pm, and itWe arrived at 1pm, and it was apparent the lunch rush had been busy, but was basically over. However, our waiter was not on top of his game, and we had to ask him to come back so we could order. We waited quite a long time for our food, and also waited a long time for our check, which was delayed in processing because we had a Living Social coupon (which we told our server about when we ordered).
In all, it was a less than satisfying lunch, as it took longer than anticipated, and I was late getting back to the office.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, we had a very deliciousAs always, we had a very delicious experience at Duval's.
We and our friends have been long time customers and fans of Duval's dating back to their days on south 41 in Sarasota.
"Krystle" our server was an added pleasure with helpful hints and timely and attentive service.
Our group especially appreciated having the "round table" which is very accomodative for pleasant conversation for a group of 6 to 8.
Keep up the good work.
Best regards, Tom3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went with our Connossieurs'We went with our Connossieurs' Club, a small group of very picky and knowledgable foodies. In over five years of dining together, this was only one of three places that made everyone happy. We loved this place great food, top-notch service, and affordable prices.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant is really niceThe restaurant is really nice inside. The outside could be spruced up a little to attract more customers. The food was delicious and the service was great. We wish that they had a full service bar since we are not wine lovers, but it seemed like they had a very nice wine list. We would definitely suggest this restaurant to friends and family. We had a very nice experience.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!!!I went with my 14 yrs old daughter. We both enjoyed our dinner. Wonderful staff...and great people who sat next to us! Loved the bread pudding!!!!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed our first time dinningEnjoyed our first time dinning in this restaurant. From the time we entered, we where greeted by warmth and smiles. Enjoyed our waitress, she was very kind and smiled always. Service from waiter to buss was very delightful. Looking forward to bring friends to the restaurant in the future. Hopefully soon a full bar service will be available.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Sarasota's bestOur return visit was as good as out first. The pompano was flaky, light and perfectly seasoned. The scallops were just barely done, and fork tender. Overall, it was a great experience. My only criticism is the wine pricing. Generally a fine restaurant will charge no more than 3X street prices for the wine, but Duval charges around 4X, which is high. I would recommend diners know the pricing of any wine they might choose before purchasing it in the restaurant.The food and service was excellent.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy fiancé and I went hereMy fiancé and I went here for a date night and had a great time! Service was good and food was outstanding! I got the crabbed stuff salmon, best I've ever had. I also had the peanut salad and mashed potatoes with blue cheese, also very good.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThgis was our first time atThgis was our first time at Duvals in two years and we were, generally (although not totally) pleased with our experience. The service was very pleasant and three of us really liked our dinners (three different choices: salmon, crab cakes, filet minon). Our fourth person ordered lamb and it was almost impossible to cut. When the waitress asked us at the end of the meal "How was everything?" he told her the lamb was unacceptable. Shortly thereafter the manager (owner?) came over and was very sorry to hear of this and, as a result, creditied the check with half the price of the lamb.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent! I have been thereExcellent! I have been there several times and the food is always superb.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Fish at DinnerDuval's offers several fish dishes for dinner each evening, which can be prepared in a variety of ways. Everything is fresh and mostly organic, and the food is well prepared and presented. Service is friendly, attentive and prompt. The wine list offers some good choices at reasonable prices. The room is comfortable, although most of the seating is on banquettes.2/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe aspargus vegetable wasThe aspargus vegetable was to write home about. The Yearling potatoes were to die for. The the american snapper with crab cake on top was out of this world. I guess you can tell they have a great chef and good quality. Also you can watch them cook your meal. Only have wine and beer but Im happy with that. I would definitly go there for fish anytime. That will be my fish place since I was looking for a good fish place since Im particular with fish.12/26/2012 12:00:00 AMDowntown GemThere is something for everyone at Duval's. We dined in a group of 6 with a wide variety of tastes. The fish was especially noteworthy but everything ordered was wonderful as well. The wine list is creative and reasonable. we had no room for dessert but there were some great choices. Very friendly and attentive service. We will go back!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM