Duval's New World Café
Try the steak!Duval's is known for its excellent seafood, but now they offer a small filet as well. Delicious!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatGreat restaurant that we have frequented many times.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMKeeps Getting Better All the TimeWe had a lovely Savor Sarasota dinner. For $29, we had 3 courses, and lots of choices. Hubby and I had gumbo, delicious, spiced just enough to leave the tongue pleasantly tingling. Our friend had 3 mini crab cakes and a nice remoulade sauce, which she enjoyed. We all ordered the trout entree. FABULOUS! A generous trout fillet, juicy, moist, cooked just perfectly, covered in a crumb dredging. Next time I go, I'm ordering the trout again! Dessert was very good also. We each had a different one. This restaurant really understands the Savor Sarasota concept. Their menu, designed to appeal to new as well as established customers, showcased their cooking, and offered a good selection. I'm sure they'll get new customers as a result.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service and delicious food!We tried the Savor Sarasota offerings, everything was simply delicious! Noise level inside was extreme so we chose to eat outside at one of four tables on the street.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!I was really impressed with Duval's. The food was delicious - prepared with such care and quality. The service was exceptional, décor interesting but not overstated. Our meal was very enjoyable and I will definitely return.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSavor Sarasota at Duval'sWe took this opportunity to try Duval's for lunch. We were very pleased and would definitely go back. I particularly liked that French fries weren't included...less temptation for anyone who doesn't really want them.. Nice, not too large, portion sizes. The fish tacos were excellent as was the Black and Blue Tomato soup.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb, againDuval's does everything right. The only thing missing is a view!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulMy party of four dined at Duvals on June 10, 2013. We ordered from the Savor Sarasota menu which included first and second courses plus dessert. The portion sizes were perfect for a 3 course meal. Service was excellent and the food was perfectly prepared. Crab cake appetizer was very tasty and mostly crab. Shrimp scampi was served over linguine with a wonderful garlic flavor. Bread pudding for dessert. Enough said, it was heavenly. Duvals is my favorite Sarasota restaurant.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSavor SarasotaWent to Duval's the other night for Savor Sarasota, the prix fix dining event for the area. Menu choices are limited but fine. The crab cakes and coconut shrimp are above average. My wife's filet was perfect. I had the trout which was cooked to perfection. We had Aaron and Caitlin assisting our table. They are very competent and attentive. Even the bus boy was very helpful.
Oddly, the manager never stopped by our table to check on our meals or service. I've been to Duval's a good number of times and have always been ignored by the manager. Not sure why they have someone so impersonal in that position. Sad to hear Chef Wes is no longer there.
The food and Sunday brunch are amazing. The po-boys are the best in town.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSo very impressed with Duval's.Will be back many more times & tell family & friends about it. The dining experience (food, service and ambience reminded me of some of my favorite NYC restaurants but with much more charm than what you get in The Big Apple. Glad you are here in Sarasota!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways GreatOne of our regular stops whenever we're in Sarasota, Duval's prides itself on its seafood and certainly didn't disappoint during restaurant week this year. The CoCo Beach Shrimp was fab...with just the perfect mix of heat and sweet in the Thai sauce as raspberry pepper jelly.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSavor SarasotaWe tried this restaurant along Sarasota's vibrant Main Street during the city's restaurant week, when prices are lower and there's an opportunity to try places you might not otherwise see. The food was delicious; one of us had shrimp scampi and the other had a delicious nut-encrusted fish with a lemon sauce. The service was a little slow, but that meant we had extra time to talk and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere. I'd go back.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSarasota Restaurant Week FindDuval's won out on review of all participants in Restaurant Week we had not been to, based upon its website menu. We were not disappointed. We had salad/crab cakes for the starters, fillet mignon/shrimp w/pasta for mains, and an evil chocolate puff concoction for dessert. The crab cake appetizer was exceptional. Our only regret was lack of a full bar, but this is a local issue we will take up with the politicos.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDuval's dinnerWe arrived early and were seated immediately. Our server came over and welcomed us and took our drink order. We found the menu to be quite good and when I saw Gumbo on the menu I had to have it. It did not disappoint. It was flavorful and quite filling. So I had a salad from the "light fare' which came with a crab cake. Excellent! My husband ordered the ahi tuna which he loved. Can't wait to return.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOUTSTANDING!!!!We expected a lot when we made the reservations because we had read a lot of them before going. I have to say this is one of the best restaurants in Sarasota and the prices are not out of line for what you get. The food was fresh and very tasty. Service was top notch and I couldn't have asked for more. Our waiter gave us some suggestions and he knew what he was talking about because the dishes were great. We will be back.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDuval's was indeed a treatA members of our party totally enjoy Duvals. We had both seafood and the filet. Even though that had a small dessert menu, the two items we chose, Bread Pudding and the Cheesecake were some of the best we've ever had. We will go back very soon.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMearly diningHad the place to ourselves at 4:30. Everything was outstanding, including the check.
Excellent service and knowledgable waitstaff. A little on the pricey side but we did order from the top of the menu.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingAs a downtown restaurant I was not expecting too much as many cater to the tourist crowd, but I was very pleasantly surprised. In addition to the outstanding food the decor was very nice, the service admirable and when the manager came over and spent some time with us I was impressed with his knowledge of the site, the availability of various seafood items and overall caring about our experience. I do wish they had a full bar but that is only minor quibble. Overall a very satisfactory dining experience!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe 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 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 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 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 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 AMIncredible Experience All AroundWe visited Duval's on a Thursday night before heading to VanWezel for a performance and we were thoroughly impressed with everything. I am not normally a big seafood eater but the stuffed lobster tail was incredible. My wife and mother-in-law both had the stuffed salmon and they both said it was awesome as well. The crab stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer were perfect as well. The wine list was impressive and both types ordered were great. I will definitely go to Duval's again the next time we are in Sarasota.5/9/2013 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 AMDelicious Food, Great RestaurantWe were able to get a table at the last minute, (8:00PM) and enjoyed the Stuffed Mushroom appetizer. It was stufed with shrimp and crab filing, and was very flavorful. I selected from the lighter fare menu, that is not on their website. The asian chicken Ceasar salad was delicious, and I could not save room for dessert. The restaurant noise is "energetic", at the least, and it is difficult to have a conversation with your companion with the extraneous noise. Great wine list, but should incorporate more wine by the glass selections.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 AMGood place - highly recommend.Food was excellent. We were there on a busy Friday night and there were some minor hiccups with our server (we did not get bread as most tables did; he did not announce all of the specials; he discounted and discouraged us from the triple tail special while most others around us raved about the dish; he only offered us the soufflé dessert and when we declined he assumed we did not want dessert, while we did). The bread pudding was excellent and I'm not a bread pudding fan in general.
A broad menu with emphasis on the daily fresh fish specials. Overall a great restaurant and worth repeat visits.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 AM