Lido Beach Grille - Sarasota, FL
Lido Beach Grille - Sarasota, FL

Lido Beach Grille - Sarasota, FL

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lidobeachresort.com/dining.htm
  • Phone: 9413882161x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday; 10:30am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Carl Murphy
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: We have live entertainment from 5pm to 7pm on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Garfield Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: 7 floor parking garage and parking lot adjacent to the hotel.
A word from Lido Beach Grille - Sarasota, FL
The Lido Beach Grille specializes in modern American cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood, using only the freshest ingredients served in an intimate, yet casual atmosphere. This distinctive Sarasota restaurant also boasts panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Sarasota skyline through the Grille’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Begin the evening with your favorite cocktail in the Sunset Lounge as the sun sinks over the blue waters of the Gulf, or enhance your meal with a selection from our wine list.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Lido Beach Grille - Sarasota, FL reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (17)special occasion (13)romantic (12)great for brunch (8)great for outdoor dining (4)neighborhood gem (4)vibrant bar scene (4)fit for foodies (4)good for groups (4)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Best Brunch in Sarasota
    TrainkcVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    You can't beat the view and the food is excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were charmed and delighted with the service, food, ambiance and city skyline. We were transported back to a romantic time. Thank you for making our night special. Looking forward to celebrating more special events with you this year.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch!
    TPASRQ
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    If in the area and want a fantastic brunch, this place is worth it. Food and service were top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner and service
    MS8313
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We were staying at another local resort but wanted to try this restaurant out. So glad we did!!!! Best meal we had on vacation!!! Thanks! Will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vbfoodie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great for the sunset, good was okay to good. Mg fish was dry but my husband enjoyed his. Service was excellent. Mena was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch at Lido Beach Grill
    rkroy63raves
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    it had an amazing array of food. A lot of variety, we lovedon't it!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset Dining
    Dalieo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We loved the Lido Beach Grille. The food was excellent, melt in your mouth filet mignon! The service was great and the view of the sunset was great even though from out table it was not directly visible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dated but great views
    ljscud1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went on a Friday night and expected it to be crowded based on other reviews, but it was fairly dead and dated looking. However, the service there is great from the hostess to the bartender to the waiter. All were very friendly and accomodating and made our overall experience a good one. The views are beautiful and its a great place for the sunset. Food was good- the creme brulee trio was our favorite- but over priced for the portion sizes. If they got an update on the decor, it would be a great place instead of really good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dick
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Need more dining where the sunset is visablle. Need more tables in the bar.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jerry
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We enjoy dining at the grill very much. It would have been nice to have a table view of the ocean rather than back in the corner. We booked this sometime ago and next time will request a table view of the ocean. Otherwise it was lovely.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience!
    MikeG
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This is our second time we have dined here on a special occasion, both have been great experiences. The setting and view is outstanding especially for a late dinner with the sun setting over Lido beach. The food is superb and the service is excellent. This has become our favorite dining restaurant for memorable occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good.. Couls be better
    JBL0214
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I understand there might be aime structural significance, but if they can lower the inner walls, the reataurant would have a better view. But overall, the food was really good.. The strawberey mojito was fantastic.. Carlos provided impeccable service.. Definitely would come back...
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food
    jregens
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    great service, great food. views. Our server was very attentive,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What an overrated resturant
    icarmagicVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Maybe they take the summer off but this place was just awful. No valet parking, you have to walk through a 1970's bad holiday Inn, past a still, green motionless concrete river and then take a cargo elevator to the 8th floor. Not kidding, looks like a run down retirement home. Then, once in it's not bad, except the amazing view is from the bar not the restaurant. Food less than average, service ok and the drinks were poured very weak. Total waste of $100 and we won't be returning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Was disappointed with the view from the dinning tables and ended up sitting at the high tops. It would have been great if the dinning area was redesigned to maximize the gulf view. The restaurants decor was great and the staff and food was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    Transplant
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Great brunch at great location with super view on 8th floor of Lido Beach Resort. Can't wait for next visit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Illusive Location
    JXM1
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Tried to find the Lido Beach Grille and Tiki Bar, and finally found it. We were first sent to the 18th floor which had a Father's Day Brunch only, and the directed us to the poolside Tiki Bar. Great burgers, great view and good service!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 5 reviews are from the Lido Beach Grille - Sarasota, FL reviews archive.
  • Lido Beach Grille
    BostonJoe8260
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My fiance and I were told to try this restaurant while we were on vacation in Sarasota, FL from a friend and we are very happy that we did! From the moment we stepped off the elevator on entered the Lido Beach Grille we were greeted and welcomed with open arms. Angelo was our waiter and he was very personable & charming. He had made recommendations on the special entree's of the evening and they came out fantastic. The food was incredible and the wine list made it easy to find a good pairing to go with our meals. The view from the restaurant is AMAZING!!! It overlooks Lido Beach and St. Armand's Circle. I would highly recommend this restaurant and that you go just before sunset so you can see the best view possible!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable Service
    ABETTERWAY
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Often times highly rated food and drink can be overshadowed by less than desirable service. Don't settle - Lido Beach has the formula to deliver both. Will be back every time we visit Sarasota.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Views and great food!
    Karen
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised by the delicious dinner and wonderful service at The Lido Beach Grille. The views of Lido Beach, St. Armand's Circle and downtown Sarasota are breathtaking. The sunset, even after a rainy day, turned out to be perfect! The seafood was fresh and the presentation was beautiful! We will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    Wendy
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    It's rare to find a restaurant with everything! A beautiful view, whether you are in the bar for cocktails watching the waves roll in or in the dining room facing the bay and beautiful sparkling skyline of downtown Sarasota. The food was amazing and the service top notch! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could Have Been....
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I have never been to Sarasota before, so when I found out I was going to visit a church in Venice, I thought it would be a good idea to find somewhere nice for brunch and we chose the Lido Beach Grille knowing that you usually can't go wrong at a "Resort". We have a wonderful welcome and really great service , but the food was just okay. The reason why I say that is because the buffet looked amazing and the chefs were very friendly, but the hot dishes were less than room temperature (which was very disappointing because that's what we primarily came to enjoy). The ceasar salad, smoked salmon and the shrimp starters were delicious and the desserts were incredible as well. All wasn't lost and we had a very good time.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet