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Mozaic Restaurant
Mozaic Restaurant

Mozaic Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mozaicsarasota.com/
  • Email: john@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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "There is just nothing special about this place. Service was good but didn't make you feel special. Food was Ok, food presentation looked like it was just put on a plate without concern for appearance but no comparable to many other Sarasota restaurants such as Café Europe, Café Bijou Mighels etc. Reserved for a window seat, ended up in a closed room upstairs. Quality/price ratio not worth it. We eat in restaurants 2 to 3 times a week and given the many better options in Sarasota, we will not return here."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I have been here at least five times and it is consistently wonderful. Mozaic rises above the many mediocre restaurants of this area with superior food and an attitude to please... and they do"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant, which is located in the Main Street area of Sarasota. Parking is difficult, but there is a free public parking garage a block or two away. We had made reservations, but called and came earlier and were welcomed warmly. The wait staff is attentive but not obtrusive. The wine list for wine by the glass has an average number of choices at prices that will not surprise the guest. The food is "Mediterranean" but originally prepared with very good results. We both enjoyed our entrees. Beforehand, we had soups; both were quite nice. Dessert was rich with appropriately small portions. Cappuccino was wonderful but kept us awake most of the night. Overall: highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "My meal was fabulous from the beginning to the end!! Highly suggest the trio sampler the first time you go, great way to taste a little of the top three entrees. I will definately be going back again!!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We have been to many restaurants in Sarasota and been fairly disappointed in the quality of service and food. We made these reservations with some trepidation at trying another new restaurant, especially with friends joining us. We were very pleasantly surprised. The service was excellent, they even accommodated us by seating us early. The staff was knowledgeable and very courteous. The food was fantastic. Everyone tried different dishes, short ribs, lamb rack, lentils, and mussels, and all were enjoyed, even though a couple were a little spicy for us. We will definitely return to this restaurant and recommend it to others."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We were seated promptly and our waiters were very friendly and helpful. So many delicious looking items - hard to choose just one. As usual your soups are delicious and unusual."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My wife and I each had an excellent dinner at Mozaic. The menu is not extensive but they have some very interesting selections, particularly among the appetizers. My wife had fish and I had duck. Both were well-prepared and very attractively plated. The service was a bit spotty, but still sincere and well-intended. We will certainly return."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We were visiting from DC, home to many good restaurants. We chose Mozaic based on its eclectic menu. We were not disappointed. The dishes were varied and delicious. The smoked quail with chorizo was an excellent starter. We shared the "undecided trio" of duck, lamb, and shrimp risotto. All of them were super. The waiter recommended a Meomi Pinot Noir that pulled everything together. We were given a very nice "anniversary" dessert. The noise level is a bit high, but it was a Friday night. The only change I would recommend is to get better coffee. Service was delightful. We look forward to visiting Mozaic again next year."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a very nice meal. The soups were a definite highlight. I think the wait staff tried to hard and were at the table too often and we felt pushed even though the place was nearly empty. The staff stood together near the door and talked, which happened to be right next to our table."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We had dinner outside, as we were visiting from Michigan. We were meeting up with a friend who lives in Vietnam, however, so she thought it was chilly. Our server lept to the rescue and moved over an outside heater. We had a delicious dinner, my husband and I enjoyed the warmth, and our friend was warmed as well by the heater at her back. Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Food was tasty. Menu less interesting and adventurous than expected. Major problem is if one is seated upstairs, there is a terribly dull ambiance. The rooms look totally uninteresting, and feel like they have just set some tables and chairs upstairs."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Steak was overcooked and it didn't come with the sides that were mentioned on the menu. Salad was under dressed and no truffles for dessert. The waiter was very accommodating though. We will go back but not for quite a while."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We hoped, since Mozaic was right around the corner from the Sarasota Opera House, they would "cater" the Opera crowd. The food was wonderful. The service was sub par. The back waiter was very attentive, the female server we had was very distracted and non attentive. She even dropped our check as she was walking past the table without stopping or talking to us at all. This type of service I might expect from a diner atmosphere not from Mozaic. She was also very unfamiliar with the menu and had no understanding of gluten free. Will definitely try again because of the food and location."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had dinner at Mozaic prior to going to the opera and explained that we needed to dine in plety of time to go to the theater. The restaurant made sure we were served promptly but totally professionally. We never felt hurried but were never worried about time. The food was as perfectly prepared as it always is. The lobster bisque was rich and velvety and with a perfect combination of spices. The escargot were fresh and tender with the richest sauce imaginable. We both had grilled Atlantic Salmon (one rare and one well done) both of which were cooked to perfection and accompanied by really interesting vegetables. This restaurant is perfect for a quick dine before the theater or for a really elegant evening of fine dinning."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We are from Va Beach and Have already recommended to others traveling"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "However the duck ordered cooked at the same temperature came out radically different. One was a perfect medium (as ordered), the other was well done. Also, the poor table next to us had to send their food back to the kitchen 3 times because of a nightshade sensitivity that the kitchen did not accommodate and the wait staff did not check the plates before delivering. Overall excellent food, just take it as it is on the menu. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Mozaic before the theatre one recent week night. We didn't like the food -- each course of our entrees tasted alike and were over-seasoned, or the ambiance -- bland painted walls covered with mediocre paintings. Will not be going back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "we had to return to Mozaic to repeat the dinner we had just one week before- the the estofada- short ribs. This is one of Sarasota's best in a small city that doesn't have enough gourmet food."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "When I say 'find', I mean it literally. If you didn't know it was there, you could easily walk right past it. We, luckily, were seated on the 2nd floor - very nice cozy dining area. I think if you sit near the bar, the experience and noise level would be different from my review. The service was excellent, attentive and friendly. Since many people dine there before going to the opera or theater, they even asked if we had a time restraint , which I thought was very nice of them. Both my husbands dish and mine were excellent. Entree prices varied, so depending on what you order, it could get pricey - luckily, both of ours was reasonably priced. Although we didn't order dessert, the menu had many interesting and appetizing choices."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I had the trio of duck, lamb and shrimp risotto and a starter course of soup. All were absolutely fantastic and preparation of the meats was as close to perfect as one can get. Very impressed. I came into work on Monday talking about the meal."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The food at Mozaic was interesting & varied, with a nice selection of vegetarian offerings, which we were seeking. Also, the service was professional, and the room very attractive -- a very nice evening."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We are just visiting in Sarasota and needed a place to have dinner before the opera. The reviews of Mozaic were quite good so we tried it. We both really liked our food, soups for appetizer, I had a fish special branzini that was quite delicious. If we lived in Sarasota this is definitely a restaurant we would return to."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "In our opinion, this is one of the better restaurants in Sarasota. An extremely gracious hostess, excellent food ( soup, salad, salmon, short ribs) and an excellent waiter. All added up to a very enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Every dish we had at Mozaic was terrific, from the exceptional hubbard squash soup to the 7 vegetable couscous. The service was excellent, and we enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience. We will certainly return when we next visit Sarasota."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was terrific. Interesting menu and great specials the night we dined at the restaurant. Try to get a table on the main floor away from the bar"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This is a lovely restaurant that could just as well be in a large city as well as in Sarasota. The food is very good and the Wagyu beef divine."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Two pre-opera dinners two years apart and we were not disappointed. We booked for 6 pm and the place was empty. It was packed by 7:30 which confirms this is a great place."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The dining at Mozaic was pleasant from start to finish. The art work on the walls was interesting to look at. The service was prompt and attentive throughout the meal. Our food was delicious and carefully prepared. Attention to flavor was paramount - every morsel was loaded with delicious tastes and inspired combinations of ingredients. The rack of lamb was cooked to our preference, tender, and delicious. The risotto was prepared to perfection - not crunchy or overdone. Wine choices by the glass were extensive, and the selections were high quality. The menu, without being too long, offers many choices for a variety of tastes. I highly recommend Mozaic to people who enjoy wonderful food."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The staff was great the lobster soup was great. But I was disappointed in the main course my food was cold and ok for a 4 star resturant should have been better. Sorry"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We took a close friend and his wife to dinner to celebrate his birthday. He is a gourmet chief who, like us, really appreciates fine dining. The meals did not disappoint and even, do I dare say, amazed us. Such a creative force in food world is hard to find in any major city, but to find it in Sarasota was a pleasant surprise. We highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "enjoyed wonderful 7 vegetable couscous, roasted quail and flourless walnut cake with coconut ice cream. well-prepared and adequately served in a reasonable ambiance in a good downtown location. worth the trip"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "also love the new chairs....I kept sliding out of the old ones! Good call!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It was a very busy Saturday night, and the initial impression was that the restaurant was a little overwhelmed by the crowds coming in (lots of waiters running in and out of the kitchen). But once we got settled, it was fine: really creative menu, knowledgeable waiter; good wine list."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Excellent fine dining. We have been there many times and the food and wines are always very consistent. Wine list offers a great variety and they know their wines! I had the Trio- a dish for the undecided as they call it since it brings a combination of duck breast, lamb chops, and scallops with shrimp risotto, YUMMY! My husband had the Kobe beef, the night's special, and was delicious too. Nice ambience and can eat at the bar too if you don't have reservations. All in all a 5-star restaurant in Sarasota!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "good menu choices, superb and complex use of spices and herbs.. fusion at its finest"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Amazing restaurant. Supurb service. The menu was outstanding. I would recommend this to anyone."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Ordered the game hen entree. Waiter informed after about a half hour that extra preparation time was needed. I did not get my meal until an hour after it was ordered. Spoiled the mood of the evening."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We hadn't been to Mozaic in a while, so it was great to go again last night. The menu has changed, as it does seasonally. Butternut squash soup was sensational! Salmon, served with a goat cheese souffle and a perfect variety of vegetables, was ultra-fresh and cooked perfectly, as ordered. Shrimp risotto was delicious, loaded with shrimp. The Cornish hen looked and tasted wonderful. We all appreciated the amuse-bouche, a tiny cup of pear soup with basil, and the house-made strawberry-chocolate truffles offered at the end. While Mozaic is not inexpensive, it is priced fairly and is a good value because the ingredients are such a high quality and everything is served in generous portions. Of course we'll return. It's one of our favorites."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Nice two story restaurant on Main Street in Sarasota. Presentation and quality of food is excellent. Good selection of entrees which includes vegetarian options."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The food is excellent! I was disappointed that they did not serve alcohol. I'm allergic to wine and beer, however, I do enjoy a nice martini before dinner. My only recommendation would be to obtain a license for a complete bar."
    Dined on 2/7/2014