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Mozaic Restaurant
Mozaic Restaurant

Mozaic Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mozaicsarasota.com/
  • Phone: (941) 951-6272
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner



    Sunday 5 pm - 9 pm


    Monday - Thursday 5 pm - 10 pm


    Friday & Saturday 5 pm - 11 pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Moroccan, French
  • Executive Chef: Dylan Elhajoui
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer 2 private rooms for seating upto 30 seats. We also offer custom off premise catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate up to 30 people in one of our 2 private dining areas
  • Private Party Contact: John Andersen (941) 951-6272
  • Special Events & Promotions: Frequent wine tastings and winemaker dinners in our private wine room.


Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pineapple Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: New Public Parking Garage directly behind Restaurant. Public Valet available directly across from us on Main Street.
A word from Mozaic Restaurant
Chef-owned MoZaic restaurant is a popular urban venue offering the eclectic cuisine of Chef Dylan Elhajoui, an award-winning wine selection, and Sarasota's most delectable desserts. Join South Florida's dining enthusiasts for a spirited mosaic of food, friends, and fun.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Mozaic goes on my list of restaurants as a favorite. Helen,the hostess was extremely gracious and made us feel very welcome. The food was great and the attention of the wait staff was terrific.We already have recommended it to friends and will return soon.I never give any restaurant outstanding,so I keep my expectations in check. But to anyone, I say go and enjoy."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food is always delicious and creative. The staff is very attentive and pleasant. We asked for a table in a quiet location and we were able to have good conversations with very little ambient noise."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We went early - before the theatre- and enjoyed the early dinner menu & special wine prices. The food was wonderful and we enjoyed the evening. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We always leave Mozaic saying 'That was the best meal I've eaten in Sarasota.' We eat out quite a bit but this is a special dining place for us. Most recently we had the lamb & arugula salad; the skirt steak salad with a side of the roasted asparagus and goat cheese. For dessert the lavender pannacotta was shockingly good. The first wine we tasted was dreadful but quickly replaced with another red, interesting and suitable."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Mozaic is not a new experience for us but it is a consistently good experience in terms of primarily the wonderfully creative dishes put together by Chef Dylan. Without brilliant food, why eat out? Dylan consistently combines exotic flavors and the best ingredients to make a fish dinner into a dining experience. The staff are extremely well trained and are alway aware of your wishes without "Is everything OK?" inane comments along the way. For the money, this is one of the best dining experiences in the country. Thank you Mozaic."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Always a pleasure to dine at Mozaic. The food is perfectly executed, flavors consistently excite the palate. Mozaic is one of my favorite places to have dinner. Even the bar is a nice place to have an outstanding dish in a casual setting; you can learn about wines from the bartender at the same time, too."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I have been in the restaurant business a good portion of my life, and a 25% tip is warranted with such good service as I got at Mozaic. However, when I went to pay the bill, because I was an IBE member, they added a 20% gratuity automatically. I do not like being told what to tip when it is a small party of 2; a large party a can understand. I would recommend it, but I will not go back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We arrived early and although they had tables available, those were not offered to us. They asked us to get a drink at the bar but unless we poured our own wine, that wasn't going to happen. My wife and I were offered a table upstairs in a small corner and when we rejected that, I returned to the bar to watch them push two tables together so it was suitable for 4 people. Since we were only 2, ok I understood they had a party of 4 coming. We waited 20 minutes at the bar, and then were offered a table, suitable for 4 people, in the back of the restaurant near the kitchen. Getting the feeling yet? Probably the most disorganized resturant I have ever been at."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The welcoming service starts at the front door and we were quickly escorted to our table in a front window on the first floor. The food was beautifully presented and the subtle flavors were unique and tasty. We will absolutely return to this special restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Have had a number of meals at the Mosaic and have been pleased every time. I have recommended it to friends and I will return for future meals."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Ritz Carlton (Sarasota) recommended this restaurant and it was EXCELLENT ! This is a small intimate place with excellent service and food. It happen to be restaurant week and we got 3 courses for $29. It was actually hard to choose a dish as there were many I wanted. My scallops and lamb were delicious. I would recommend this to anyone is the Sarasota area."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We ate there during midweek, so the restaurant wasn't overly busy. We had been to Mozaic two weeks previously on a very busy Sat. night, the food then was outstanding, the best we have had in the Sarasota area. We were excited to taste some other specialties and enjoy a previous dish. Well it seems, while the presentation was good the food was not. The gnocchi, was very cheesy this time and seemed like it had be warmed up. My wife's beef and my pork were done on the outside but the centers were very rare, not what we had requested. The waiter was very pleasant and attentive. We will be back but not as eager."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We began with a chilled pear soup and a hot seafood soup. Both were flavorful in unique ways and it was obvious the chef knew how to balance flavors perfectly. Second course was a salad for me and diver scallops for my husband. The scallops were sweet and coated in a complimentary crisp with a creamy polenta (or was it quinoa?) cake. Delicious! Main courses were equally superb--a fish dish and mushroom ravioli. Service was efficient but not intrusive. Wine glasses were filled when needed and overall we had excellent dining downtown! Memorable."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This is one of the best "extended" summer Savor Sarasota menus. Everything was delicious, although I would rather have dessert than soup. But it's only an additional $5 if you have the room, which I did not. Going to June 30, so take advantage of it."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "One of the best meal we have had in a long time! Will go back again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were at Mozaic for my son's birthday. We had the Savor Sarasota menu --lots of great choices and plenty of food. Service was great, extensive wine list and the food was amazing. We had a group of 7 people, 2 adults, 2 adolescents, 2 teens and a 4 year old. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the food. I was allowed to bring in our cake and it was served beautifully after everyone (waiters, other guests) sang Happy Birthday to my 19 year old son. An immensely enjoyable evening"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our dining experience the other night at MOZAIC was as always, Magnificent! I could have stopped with the Asparagus Vichyssoise but then I would have missed trying the Chilled Green Curry Pear Soup with Spiced Walnuts & Coriander Coconut Chutney!!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Always a treat to dine at Mozaic. It is so good, we save it for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "As always, the food was wonderful. The service was perfect and we really enjoyed our evening. We love Mozaic, it is one of our favorite restaurants in Sarasota."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Many previous good experiences. First time owner seated us and would not give us a table for 2 that was available instead gave us a table for four. The soup and salad were very good, the salmon entree was overcooked and served on a hot plate."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Mosaic was full as we arrived for our 8:15 reservation . We were seated within 5 minutes and ordered a bottle of Argentinian Malbec. We ordered from the Savor Sarasota menu which included soup, appetizer, and entree. All 4 of us raved about our selections, and we were glad our prix fixe menu did not include dessert, as we were all sated from the rich soups and delightful app. and entrée sauces. Delicious! The service was attentive and polite. Our server, Peterwas very knowledgeable and eager to assist. We ended our dining with complimentary chocolate truffles which were decadent. We agreed to make Mozaic a favorite special occasion restaurant treat."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I have very high expectations for Mozaic because their chef, Dylan Elhajoui, is one of the most talented and creative in SW Florida. This week, I was NOT disappointed. Food was excellent, service was very nice and selection of wines by the glass is quite extensive. It is Savor Sarasota time now. I feel Mozaic is one of the few participating restaurants to use Savor Sarasota as a way to showcase new, inventively prepared dishes, in order to attract new clientele. (Most other participants just cobble together a 3-course menu that meets the $29 p.p. price point.) I hope Savor Sarasota works well for Mozaic - we love it. Recommended: Lobster/Shrimp Bisque, Asparagus Vichysoisse, Escargot, Pork Chop and veggie accompaniments are great!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "since you ask I have been here befor and had a wonderful experience food was excellent service was great and enjoyed it so much could not wait to go back I brought 2 friends this time to enjoy dinner with me. the first thing was you were out of the fish we were the 2nd table there at 5:45 so we tried the duck not a good choice we opted not to have desert and she said there was something chocolate for us but never came back I have friends that have dined with you and raved about it. Maybe it was the sarasota thing we didnt spend enough $$$$"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Partner and I dined at Mozaic as part of Savor Sarasota--a three-course meal for a fixed price. The food was top quality as always and was beautifuly presented. Both dishes were served with a melange of unusual vegetables perfectly cooked and artfully arranged. The lobster/shrimp soup was smooth and velvety with a rich flavor. The salmon was perfectly baked and the escargots were the best and tenderest I have ever eaten. A real treasure of a restaurant."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Often a night out is like a friend's dinner party, but here the food is so specially thought out and presented that it is an experience you couldn't possibly have at home. Yet, nothing is precious or pretentious. Superb!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We have tried many Savor Sarasota menus at the local restaurants, some are terrific and some not so. Mozaic did such a great job, the best ever. One thing that was really special is that most of us don't eat dessert. Mozaic opted to not make dessert one of the 3 courses, so we were able to have "real" food for 3 courses instead. There was a reduced price menu for those looking for dessert. Great variety of selections, good portions, and tasty food. I would go back again if it didn't end so soon."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "WE WERE SEATED RIGHT BY THE ENTRANCE - VERY ANNOYING TO BE BY THE HOSTESS STAND. THIS PLACE OFFERS UNUSUAL MENU ITEMS. WE DINED ON A SUNDAY NIGHT, THERE WAS ONE WAITER AND A DOZEN EMPLOYEES WHO SIMPLY DELIVERED ITEMS AROUND THE DINING ROOM. WE WAITED TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE WE WERE APPROACHED BY THE WAITER. WE WAITED ANOTHER 20 MINUTES TO GIVE OUR ORDER, FOR DRINKS, APPETIZERS AND OUR MEAL. OUR TOTAL TIME THERE WAS A LITTLE MORE THAN TWO HOURS. THEY BOAST A 'SAVOR SARASOTA' MENU, BUT MANY OF THE ITEMS ON THE SUPPOSEDLY $29 LIST HAVE AN UPCHARGE. THEN WHY INCLUDE THEM???? FOUR OF US DINED - WE HAD A TOTAL OF FOUR GLASSES OF HOUSE WINE. OUR BILL WAS $204. THIS PLACE WAS SOOOO NOT WORTH IT."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We've eaten at Mosaic on several occasions and it's usually a very good experience. Unfortunately, our visit on June 7 was a disaster, primarily because the service was slower than molasses."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Went to MoZaic for the Savor Sarasota special menu since it showed a lot of originality. We were not disappointed. The food was indeed original, sophisticated, prepared very carefully and spiced to perfection. In our previous visits MoZaic's weak point had been the service, but on Saturday night we were immediately shown to a table and our waitress, Amy, was constantly attentive and efficient and the kitchen produced dishes at right intervals. Perfect evening. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "4 of us had dinner with Savor Sarasota. Very good appetizers and desserts. 3 of 4 entrees were okay. 1 was excellent. Would recommend for a special night. Cool atmosphere and servers."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Another great meal by Mosaic during Sarasotas restaurant week. We had a party of 4 dine late on a Friday and was impressed by the quality of the food, portion size and outstanding service by Made A (be sure to ask for him, he's great!). The Mosaic ambiance is very good with original artwork on the walls, pleasing colors and soft music. Sophistication in a downtown location. A finishing touch of dark choclate with a red wine was delightful."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. I would come here again on a very special occasion"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food was everything it was touted to be, the portions perfect (wish it was like this all the time) but the service was substandard. The wait between courses was excruciating. Finished dinner too late to catch last bus."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We were so pleased with our dining experience; the food was absolutely wonderful. I especially enjoyed the chilled pear soup, but everything was delicious. Our server was just attentive enough (not too many "is everything ok?" trips and no inordinately long waits for service or the bill). The restaurant itself was comfortable with lively colors. We dined there during Restaurant Week and enjoyed the discount. Otherwise, we'd say this restaurant is pricey. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Once again, we had a wonderful dinner at Mozaic. Food and service - both excellent !"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Very slow service and terrible food! Tasted like the soup was used as a base for my Entree. Serving was small, extremely salty and swimming in sauce. And, it was quite expensive. Will not return!!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The presentation of dishes, the nice extra touches, the fabulous offerings on the Savor Sarasota menu, the service...all make Mosaic one of the BEST in Sarasota! Thank you! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We went to Mozaic as part of Savor Sarasota. We had a wonderful meal, and the service was perfect. The Sopa Valenciana was delicious, the duck breast was the best I have ever had, and the chocolate dessert was incredible. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "our food was excellent, we both had the steak and lobster special. Nice wine selection too. My only issue was the ambience, we were seated upstairs. It was just a large dining area, no windows, no view, boring. There was plenty of seating downststairs and even outside, which would have been better. I should have asked, but I also felt that they should have offered since we made a reservation."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I have dined at this restaurant several times and have always had the finest food, wine, and service. The Chef and staff CARE about every customer and every plate of food they serve. They pay attention to the details, and truly have made my visits memorable. If you are wanting a 5 star + dinning experience - This is the place."
    Dined on 5/29/2014