Libby's Cafe & Bar
Staff were very friendly andStaff were very friendly and attentive on a busy Mother's Day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently a strong contenderWe eat out often, and we have been here three times now. Libby's is located in a cute neighborhood in Sarasota - right across from our favorite upscale grocery store. Libby's has indoor and outdoor tables and we chose one just inside by an open door. It was a beautiful day & our seating was optimum for the area. We sampled four of the small plates and glasses of two of the wines that our server recommended. We greatly enjoyed all. The prices are reasonable and the service was perfect. We recommend Libby's.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA real gem!Loved our first visit! Food, service and ambience exceptional! Be back for sure.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and lots of it!Our table ordered several of the specialty cocktails - very good, but small for the $10 price (they were served in champagne flutes). Only criticism- tendency to overdo the 'sauces'. Husband had the pork tenderloin and the barbeque (that wasn't clear from menu) type sauce was sweet & overpowering and the dish was literally swimming in it. A drizzle, or a side ramekin, would be appropriate with this dish. I had the chicken roulade and experienced the same problem - it was delicious, but I found the sauce overpowering and there was just too much of it. I scraped most off and found the balance, so I enjoyed it anyway.
Regardless, we highly recommend Libby's - just a great place to relax and enjoy yourself.
Service was excellent, as usual.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemReasonably priced, great for early dinning, with excellent service and food.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA cut above the restFood is creative and excellent preparation and presentation. Service attentive yet not intrusive. Every experience we have had at Libby's has been better than the previous one, which are all terrific.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a delicious meal at Libby'sWe return to Libby's because we are sure of a delicious meal, friendly staff and great energy. I tried a salmon salad for the first time and the salmon was a bit dry; salad portion very good/wonderful dressing. My husband gets the 1/2 order of the wedge with blue cheese and it is something else. If you love blue cheese this is your salad. He also had the beef taco which is so delicious. The seasonings in this dish are amazing.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur service was phenomenal!Our service was phenomenal! I think our waiter was named Brian & there was also a Brandon too, they were both great! :)4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMVery few empty tables whichVery few empty tables which semed to make for a high noise level. Food and service outstanding, as always.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeI love this neighborhood place. Never disappointing, great value, especially the happy hour deals.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMom's retirementA special evening celebrating my mothers retirement was handled with ease by the knowledgeable staff at Libby's. Our reserved table was immediately available and late comers were quickly directed to us. The server adjusted her normal pace to allow for opening of gifts and then a leisurely dinner of exquisite food. The short ribs are not to be missed for a decadent treat but the grouper also was exceptionally well prepared. Prices are quite reasonable for a dining experience which combines service, taste and atmosphere.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first experience at Libby'sOur first experience at Libby's was AMAZING! It definitely will not be our last visit! Can't wait to enjoy Libby's wonderful food, and exquisite staff again!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA must visit in SarasotaLibby's never disappoints. We make a point of coming every time we're in Sarasota. So many appetizers to choose from, we had to have three. Wasabi Tuna, Deviled eggs, Jersey Boardwalk egg roll. Yum. Blackened Grouper x2. Excellent meal!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Libby's severalWe have been to Libby's several times and have enjoyed the food and ambiance as well as the service. Parking can be a problem in season but there are several choices if you know the area. We spent New Year's Eve there with our grandchildren, who are grown, and they were very impressed to go to a "dress up" place on New Year's Eve and we were honored that they chose their grandparents to spend time with.
Your early bird menu is very good and such a deal. We had an enjoyable time and our wait staff very accommodating. Out of the party of 6 we had 4 different entrees and no one complained. Thank you for offering good food and drink at a reasonable price.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding menu selectionOutstanding menu selection and food was prepared to perfection. Early Bird offerings were an additional treat.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter , Brian was EXCELLENT.Our waiter , Brian was EXCELLENT. My husband was late getting to the restaurant & Brian was more than willing to accommodate ALL of our requests.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is by far one of theThis is by far one of the best lunches I have ever had. I lunched with a friend and she and I split 2 appetizers, the spicy tuna rice paper roll & the double dragon which were wonderful. We then had the BEST blackened grouper presented nicley with yummy shredded brussel sprouts underneath. Cannot imagine a better afternoon. Kudos!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFun, lively evening out...Wonderful service, diverse menu with lots of "small plate" options, and really fun atmosphere. We had so much fun on Friday night, we went back again on Sunday!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was just greatEverything was just great - but isn't that what you expect when go to LIBBY'S?4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dining experienceA friend highly recommended Libby's on our vacation in Siesta Key. My wife and I had a great lunch dining experience. It was a perfect day and in addition to the outdoor seating, the restaurant had all the patio doors open with a view of the "street scene". The menu is interesting with great combinations of ingredients. The crab cake appetizer consisted of jumbo lump crabmeat minus all the breading found in some crab cakes. The pear salad topped with grilled shrimp was a delight.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEarly Dinner 3 Pix is greatEarly Dinner 3 Pix is great for the price. Fridays are a bit crowded and smaller portions are served compared to a Wednesday 3 Pix. Otherwise no complaints. Keep it going!
Servers are just great as is the service. Keep that going too!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLibby's, Libby's, Libby'sEverything was excellent for our party of four. 4 salads, 4 entrees and some wine and everything was perfect. Hard to do these days, especially on a Friday night when the Seidenstickers' were also opening Louies Modern. Will be trying it this week.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly real criticism ( minorOnly real criticism ( minor ) quite loud.But we will certainly be back next time we are in Sarasota4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Libby's andFirst time at Libby's and can't wait to go back. Good house wine !!!!!
Enjoyable dinner and friendly service.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMr. and Mrs. Leo PicadWe had a wonderful meal there with great service. This was our second visit and will be back again.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place has really impressed.This place has really impressed. If you like a nice spin on everyday food, you will love it. Very cool spot.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster brunchThe staff was excellent . We had a late addition and they were so accommodating . Food was great . Ambiance was fantastic . Would highly recommend3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service at Libby'sThe food and service at Libby's is always outstanding. The menu choices are unique and offer a broad range of choices. I had their house meatloaf for the first time and it was delicious. The prices are what I would consider about normal for the area and caliber of food. All in all one or our favorites when we are in town.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday brunch- food good-verySunday brunch- food good-very noisy-tables crowded together3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellentHave been dinning at Libby's since it opened. Always fantastic. We went for the easter Brunch and had a wonderful experience. The food was wonderful and the wait staff and host staff were on top of their game. Always a great time3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, very diverse andExcellent, very diverse and creative menu. Have a feeling that there is nothing you can go wrong with. Enjoyed the "non" chain environment.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been a customer ofI have been a customer of Libby's for quite a while. It's always good and a bit to noisy inside, but I am happy with all you have to offer.Harv Hollek3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have come to love Libby'sWe have come to love Libby's bar for happy hour. They have inventive drinks and delicious small plates are available. Love the blue cheese chips with balsamic reduction. So good. When we took our family back- a party of five- we were a bit disappointed with the noise level though. We were in the back of the room and the restaurant was so crowded that we were practically yelling at each other. That was a bummer. Other than that we loved it. Server was very nice.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLIBBY'S is fabulous. We areLIBBY'S is fabulous. We are in Fla for 5 mts & can't get enough of Libby's. It just keeps getting better & better. I have so many favorites I can't even name them all. We always bring newcomers & they come back again too. What we like is the creativity & consistency.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experienceWe had a wonderful experience with a group of 6...our waiter Travis made the meal even more enjoyable! All appetizers, entrees were excellent.
A fun evening, with after dinner drinks served on the outside patio afterwards.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was varied and reallyFood was varied and really good. Service excellent. Highly recommend3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it-most of the staffLove it-most of the staff is stellar-food is great-nice atmosphere. Have never been disappointed with the food. One of my top 3 favorite places to eat in Sarasota/Bradenton3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food with very friendlyGreat food with very friendly and efficient service.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat place for a good mealgreat place for a good meal at an affordable price. good service, lots of smiles.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first visit atIt was our first visit at Libby's and we definitely would go back. The food was very nice and if you did the early bird specials (3 courses for $15) it was really a bargain. It was St. Patrick's day,so my husband had the corned beef. The portion filled the bowl and was loaded with vegetables and meat. All done well. I had the simply grilled shrimp and it was delicious. With a salad and asparagus a perfect meal. Unfortunately, there was no room for dessert. The chocolate cake did look tempting.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice menu variety / veryVery nice menu variety / very helpful reservationist.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe noise level was quiteThe noise level was quite high. For that reason it may be less comfortable for a group.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMALWAYS the best! It is ourALWAYS the best! It is our Neighborhood Gem of choice.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious DiningAlmost everything about Libby's was outstanding, I can't say enough about the food. We started with the corn and blue crab chowder, rich and spicy, yum! I had the crab cakes main course, two large cakes with a delicious potato pancake all atop a wonderful salad of mixed greens, tomatoes and kalamata olives. My husband had the scallops over risotto, he loved it! The service was impeccable, the waitstaff were friendly and courteous, your happiness is their priority. Our only problem with the whole evening was the noise factor, it was deafening. Sitting across from each other we could hardly hear what we were saying. To say the noise was energetic is an understatement!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe took two friends who hadWe took two friends who had never been to Libby's before they enjoyed it greatly as did we.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go to Libby's all the time.We go to Libby's all the time. Why? The food selection is extensive and delicious! The service is impeccable! The menu is reasonably priced and their prix fixe menu is outstanding!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways the bestGreat service combined with fantastic good. We will go back again and again.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHostess Megan always welcomes youFood and service were very good, especially the service considering the large amount of people for Valentine's Day. We are always very satisfied here.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLibby's is always a greatLibby's is always a great experience. Our waitress, Jackie, was the best!2/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSarasota's FinestWent for Sunday brunch and it was wonderful. The food and service are beyond what is expected. Try the Bloody Mary and you won't be dissatisfied.12/30/2012 12:00:00 AM