eat here - Siesta Key
eat here - Siesta Key
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eat here - Siesta Key

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eatheresiestakey.com/
  • Phone: (941) 346-7800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ocean Blvd
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We offer both valet and street parking with the public parking lot close by
A word from eat here - Siesta Key
The Eat Here restaurants in Sarasota and Anna Maria Island were recently selected as two of Florida"s "Best New Restaurants" as part of Florida Trend's Golden Spoon Awards. The award was particularly gratifying for the team at Eat Here's parent restaurant, the Beach Bistro, which has long been enthroned in Florida Trend's "Golden Spoon Hall of Fame" and ZAGAT's "Top Restaurants in America.

Eat Here was previously selected “Best New Restaurant” by newspapers on Anna Maria Island and in Sarasota. The third Eat Here has now opened on Siesta Key to similar rave reviews.

Eat Here celebrates chef-crafted, Gulf-Coast cookery featuring presentations of local farm products, fresh, locally-caught seafood and inspired pizza and tacos. The Eat Here bars serve traditional and creative cocktails, craft beers, and wines from pimarily family-owned vineyards.

Eat Here’s chef staff is trained in the Beach Bistro's school of commitment to culinary excellence.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
eat here - Siesta Key reviews from OpenTable diners
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    It was a quiet cool evening. The French onion soup and pot roast hit the spot. Felt like home. The waiter was courteous and friendly but the service was slow especially since it was a quiet evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Kittykat19
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Lobster in the tacos were quite tough and chewy Fish taco had strong fishy odour. My wife's vegetable dish was made up of mostly mashed sweet potato. Our guest mixed seafood dish quite soupy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the usual standard of meal
    Lynne
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I ordered the special Snapper dish . The cost was high but I thought it sounded worth it . Very disappointed . The meal was clearly prepared in advance , the mash was dry and discoloured on the outside and the fish was slso dry and tasteless . It seemed as if it had been cooked ealier and then warmed up . If we had not been with company I would definately have sent it back . I am hesitant about eating there again . It was not a busy night so perhaps the turnover was not quick enough and the food was standing around .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    tsftom
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Great food, great service, excellent lunches and dinners.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat Here- Often!
    SiestaKeyDenver
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Everything on the menu is delicious. Beet appetizer is awesome. All entrees are made with lots of care. Found this gem last year. Kids love the make your own pizza. Fish tacos are heavenly. Recommend to anyone wanting great food and drinks at reasonable prices. (A rarity in today's climate)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Gem in Siesta Key
    Floridiabrit
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We have eaten here twice and on both occasions the food and service has been first class. A varied menu with interesting specials and a better than ordinary wine list. Worth a visit for the Bruschetta alone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice for any occasion!
    YUMMY
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We enjoyed our dining experience from start to finish. Our waitress (Skylar) was very knowledgeable and fun!! The Smoked Fish Grouper Dip was delicious. We have tried other versions of the Fish Dip in the past and been very disappointed. I had the Mussels dinner and my husband had the Pot Roast. The portions were ample and my husband had a nice leftover for lunch the next day! We definitely will visit Siesta Key or Anna Marie in the future. Ally
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great value
    travellingcanuck
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    was recommended by a friend and managed to get a chance to try it . Excellent. Good value and and good food. Had a excellent grouper plate, everyone at the table was very happy with their choices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    JandE
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The food at Eat Here is great and unusual. Dominic our server was terrific. He even asked our names and made an effort to remember them. This is one of the best spots to eat on the Key. We only wish they had Sunday Brunch, or lunch time service. If they did, we would be there at least twice a week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat Here is a Winner
    SarasotaSlim
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had an outstanding meal with family from out of town party of 6. Every entree got a rave. The Tempura Beets and Fish Spread as starters, were real pleasers. Service was great. The menu used to be somewhat confusing; new menu format is a great idea. Creme Brulee desert is perfection. Cute interior - only negative might be, a bit noisy, and perhaps a bit pricey, but I am not complaining. I would say, this is the best place to dine in the Village, bar none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • and the French chef thinks...
    loggerhead1
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food was very good, creative, perhap$ a bit too creative for the average vacationer family ..salads @ $10 up ..should be a winner with locals.. if they can keep those children at the kiddy tables quiet. Tables very close, expect to hear your neighbors vacation plans and divorce issues. We will return because it has some of the best food in the area.. but they need to work on ambiance. especially in off season with a half filled seating all crammed together in one half of the total space.. very waiter friendly perhaps.. but not for patrons. Empty tables in adjacent large open room were "off limits". Really? Whose dumb idea was that? Next time we will sit outside and enjoy the relative peace of the ocean breeze. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Richard
    Icook
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I really had great expectations given the parent restaurant, Beach Bistro, one of the finest around. I'd say the meal was moderately edible. The fish was way too overly seasoned with salt; the corn dish was overcooked, reheated and dry; and the kale salad was a yawn. Too bad. Eat Elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem in the Village
    pouncequick
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Eat Here! in the Siesta Key Village is a true hidden gem. I have always wanted to dine there because the menu read fresh, hip, new and affordable! And any place that prides itself on a Seattle Grilled Cheese or Heart Attack Hog Dog has GOT to be good, and it was. I'm not going into the details of our night because it was our anniversary and Eat Here made it .......perfect. The service, the ambiance, the food and location were spot on. The interior of the restaurant is engaging and fun. The chef obviously is passionate about his/her craft because we left that night more in love than ever. Eat Here. I cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eat Here was just ok
    Wild4dining
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had eaten at the location on Main at and loved the style and ambiance. We enjoyed the food as well.The one on Siesta was not where close to that. Nothing really stuck out as wonderful for the price you pay. Fish cakes we a bit bland. My friend ordered the salmon which was dry. Our gulf shrimp was nice and flavorful, as well as the coffee rubbed tenderloin, but each was served simply on a bed on okay mashed potatoes. Would have expected somthing more upscale and with better flavor for the price. The website mentioned happy hour only to be told you had to sit at the bar! Which it did not specify online. The specialty drinks were to sweet with not much kick. We skipped dessert to go somewhere else fearing that it would also be just ok.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Eat here restaurant was a great find everyone enjoyed there food & wine & service. On a score of 1-10 I give it a 10
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • different ... and good
    chasmd
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I truly enjoyed my first visit to "Eat Here/Siesta Key" Many enticing menu choices and mine (seafood stew) more than lived up to the written description. Kale appetizer sounded yuk, couldn't get enough! Waiter was a pro (refreshing change) besides being sincerely friendly. Dark decor, 'edgy'; take a minute at the door and pick your own table: there are some cramped quarters. Charge me more but do not serve a weak cocktail (a disappointment). So, food is the definite strong point: it would be strong in any location; Siesta Village? Really? Oh yes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Sarasotadiner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went to Eat Here with another couple (who had never been there before) ordered cocktails & proceeded to order our choices. I stated I was not very hungry and just wanted the Caesar salad ($10) and could the kitchen possibly add a bit of chicken, shrimp, or salmon to it. Our waited said no, but suggested I order the "lite" choices(meaning small plates) and he could then turn that little salad into a caesar. Upon receiving it, there was a huge piece of salmon on the plate and a small, overly dressed, salad. And the price was $28. We didn't realize this until we got our bill. Pretty much of a shocker---and totally misrepresented. I'm not sure we'll eat at eat here again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great dining experience
    SRQlocal
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a great dinner. Started with the kale/kenwa combo then had the lobster/shrimp tacos and finished with the creme brulee! They also have a yummy pineapple infused vodka that went nicely with my meal. Will go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste Adventure
    TeriVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner starting with the delicious Kale and Quinoa salad! The ribs were tasty and tender with the most yummy fries that may have had a bit of sprinkled truffle oil. The salmon dish with the flavorful corn cake was also very good. We were happy foodies!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat Here? Yes, please!
    Partyof2
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Our recent visit was our second time at Eat Here and we were NOT disappointed. This dining experience is as extraordinary as the beach. Eat Here offers an eclectic menu that is off the beaten path from the standard fish and chip combo. We thoroughly enjoyed fresh Serendipitous Salad followed by the Seattle Style Grill Cheese. This is NOT your elementary school Bunny Bread/plastic-wrapped American Cheese kind of sandwich. The meal was hardy and savory with beautifully-melted cheese housed in between 2 golden-toasted homemade slices of bread. The service was superb! The entire staff was attentive without being intrusive and patient with our questions. Eat Here isn't a suggestion; it's a directive you won't forget and will not regret.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cindiVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great food. Lots of choices to mix and match. Super service.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reflections321
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It was our first time...made our reservation through open table with request to be near a window with a view. Had a wonderful time..food, waitstaff atmosphere...will definitely dine there again. Loved being able to see the kitchen as well...chefs were top notch!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open Table not good for big reserv.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Eat Here said I could call them at 1PM to make a reservation or use their web site. Unfortunately, their website goes to Open Table, which said I couldn't get a reservation for a table of 8 at 5:30 for 2 months. I tried to make 2 reservations for tables of 4 and couldn't do that either. I called Eat Here at 1:00 and a cheerful voice answered and took my reservation. I could hear her smile over the phone!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Everything we had was fantastic! From the brushetta appetizer to the swordfish entree my husband chose (which he raved about & trust me, he's not a man to rave) to the lobster & shrimp tacos I had were terrific! My watermelon mojito was great as well. Can't say enough good about this place. Our server was spot on as well.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great option in SK village
    EK70
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    One of best options in Siesta Key Village- shrimp & lobster tacos were very good- tempura beets missed the mark. Nice space with plenty of seating although it felt a little empty as there were about 5 tables in use on Friday evening- and they have their own parking lot as well as a free lot next door. I would go back - great for a light meal after a day at the beach.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kitkat
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I have to admit I was disappointed that two of my absolute favorite dishes were not on the menu and when asked was told they were discontinued. The shrimp-cargo and the tomato blue cheese soup! Please, please, please bring them back!!!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat Here Siesta Key
    Nota34242staple
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    For the prices that Eat here charges, you would think that they would have a slightly better quality silverware. 2 out of the 3 silverware settings at our table were dirty. No bread basket or extras.... My "lighter fare" salmon was the size of a child's portion, opted out of the corn side that came with it and got the green beans, which were very good. The shrimp and lobster taco were good..... Definitely not impressed, especially compared to the one downtown SRQ that had the rooftop bar with Twinkle entertaining. That was the place for happy hour and dinner afterwards with live music. Will not be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, great!
    Bpaxton5
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    First trip to the Siesta Key Eat Here. Our experience was wonderful, food as awesome as ever. We will return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor experience
    LovegoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Reservation for four at 7:00 on a Saturday. Restaurant was half empty, which should have been a sign. One of our party ordered the pizza of the day. Fifteen minutes fate ordering, waiter came back and said they were out of pizza dough. Another person ordered the grilled shrimp, lighter portion. For $16, got 3 medium size shrimp on a bed of mediocre mashed potatoes. In general, very over-priced for average quality food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food
    NYBeth
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Sad to no longer see the collard greens on the menu, but the pot roast was as good as ever. Make your own pizza is so fun for my four year old, who spent so much time at the kids' activity table, it was like a romantic dinner for two. All three of us finished as members of the Clean Plate Club!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat Here Siesta Key, Florida
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We were a party of 17, all family! The restaurant had our tables. all set up and ready for us! A table for the kids, there were seven, and one for adults, our server Ann was very friendly and a very good server. Thanks for a great evening, we'll be back!!!!!!!
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had the mussels and fish of the night. Both were excellent! I recommend this restaurant. We will be returning for another excellent meal. We are glad we came here to eat on Fathers' Day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was good!
    JanieRe
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Those who ordered the veal meatloaf really enjoyed it. Were happy to reservations, especially on a Friday night.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most enjoyable
    pommiesmommie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our waitress was awesome - attentive and gave us a great wine recommendation. Clever menu on a clipboard and different choices.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what we hoped for
    SPH52VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Sadly, although the service was pleasant and earnest, the food underwhelmed and the price overwhelmed. It's unfortunate.
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  • Eat Here!!!!!!
    PhiltradeVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Not sure if that's a command or a recommendation. Either way it was a very good spot. Glad we found it. Thanks, Open Table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the best
    ralphVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Never disappoints. The food, the employees never cease to amaze me. We go out of our way to "Eat Here"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    jorgiedigsfood
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Loved our experience at Eat Here! We have been traveling to Siesta Key for 10 years and have just recently started to find restaurants that offer creative and high quality food. Eat Here offers an excellent range of menu choices to satisfy any type of diner. I ordered the meat loaf and it was delicious. Definitely the comfort food I was craving with a high end feel to it. If you want seafood or other meat choices, they offer many creative and tantalizing options. My husband ordered the filet mignon and my sample melted in my mouth. Might have to try that one on our next return. I am so pleased that Eat Here decided to come to Siesta and I look forward to going back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OnVacation
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Dinner here after a day at the beach. Our appetizer of tempura beets was amazing. We really enjoyed the seafood stew and braised beef tacos, although the portions could have been a little bit larger. Overall the food was delicious and the service excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy
    diningdiva
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Nothing to be done about that, but my guest and I had trouble hearing each and hearing our waiter, but neither of us are hard of hearing by any means. There was no bar scene to speak of that night nor was it particularly busy. it's just the way the acoustics work. While it's very lively at the downtown restaurant with a very active bar scene, for some reason it's easier to hear each other there.
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    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic