Mozaic Restaurant
Mozaic Restaurant

Mozaic Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mozaicsarasota.com/
  • Phone: 9419516272x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner



    Sunday 5 pm - 9 pm


    Monday - Thursday 5 pm - 10 pm


    Friday & Saturday 5 pm - 11 pm


    Closed on Mondays, From July - October


  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, French
  • Executive Chef: Dylan Elhajoui
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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 9419516272x
  • Special Events: 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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Mozaic Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
137 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (92)special occasion (77)romantic (63)notable wine list (54)neighborhood gem (47)hot spot (16)great for lunch (9)great for outdoor dining (8)late-night find (8)good for groups (8)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • gail
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We always enjoy Mozaic. We asked for a quiet table since two people with us had hearing issues. They accommodated us in this request. Our server was gracious and very helpful which is not unusual for this restaurant. I have never had a meal I did not like at Mozaic. The soups are especially wonderful and creative!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mozaic is a gem, Sarasota's best
    victoria
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Divine food. Good wine list. Good value. The best soups EVER.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just the appetizer
    MozaicVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Dining partner and I had another fantastic dining experience at MoZaic thanks to Chef Dylan and his staff. This place is such a treasure. Instead of going on about all the treats we ate, I'll just make a note about the appetizer. We had steamed lemon grass-scented mussels in a coconut lobster broth w/cilantro and basil. Yes, Dylan did combine all those ingredients into one hell of a dish. We really joined the clean-plate club on this one. The mussels were lusciously juicy, perfectly steamed of course and nicely presented. The flavor of this dish will be remembered by me and my taste buds and olfactory senses for a very long time. They were blended to be one flavor but if you listened to your senses you encountered all of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Outoftowner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our group of 12 received prompt and efficient service. Everyone received their food at the same time with all orders correct and everyone raving about their food. They went out of their way to accommodate a younger guest with special food needs. Phenomenal wine list! Just can't say enough good about this restaurant. We live 60 miles away and think nothing of hopping in the car to introduce family and friends to our favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as Always
    MozaicVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Partner and I dined at Mozaic recently on a day with heavy rain so the restaurant was not very busy. This meant that we would have a waiter of our own (although service is classy even when they are busy) and we had little treats from Chef Dylan's tiny but magical kitchen. There was a lobster-based, fairly sturdy consomme that left you with the most wonderful overtone of lobster long after you had swallowed. The lobster medalions with large and very tasty wild shrimp on a creamy risotto was a perfectly combined wonder of texture and taste. The yellow tomato veloute was so rich and flavorful that I ate it slowly to make it last longer. The coupe de grace was a quartet of house-made sorbets of lychee, guava and honey, banana and mango.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MG review
    MGReviewVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The Chef is very creative, food is very tasty. We will be back!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic!
    TheGoodTwin
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This place never disappoints! I went with my twin brother and friend. I knew I would love everything but "love" is an understatement! Whether you're celebrating something special with friends or maybe you're wanting a romantic dinner, you will be impressed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JBaloney
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always a great food and wine experience.....thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous lunch
    jack
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went for the three course lunch with wine pairing for $29. We had grilled tarragon shrimp with butternut squash ravioli,quail,and steak. everything was a taste treat.The chef was really on his game this Saturday
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mosaic
    Bloven
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Mosaic restaurant is a real gem. The food is delicious and beautifully served. Great restaurant to dine regularly or celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date night
    JayWacker
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went with my wife for her birthday. Had a great meal. Very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Special Occasion Restaurant
    FeelingClassy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We booked an early reservation at 5 o'clock and we were the only ones. The food was absolutely fabulous! We had the filet mignon and chicken for or entrees but the real stars were the mushroom ravioli and the pheasant sausage. Since it was our anniversary the restaurant surprised us with a cake brought to our table. Would absolutely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Restaurant
    MozaicVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Sarasota is so lucky to have MoZaic and Chef Dylan to provide us with some of the best gustatory experiences ever--yes, I mean ever. Partner and I dined there recently and loved ever part of the meal. We had a seafood soup that was bursting with flavor and then accompanied by little toast crisps and a savory sauce. Our entree was perfectly cooked, pan seared Cobia that was large and quite thick but still perfectly cooked inside and out. It was moist and flakey and as with all MoZaic's ingredients fresh and of the highest quality. It was beautifully but lightly sauced which enhanced rather than overwhelmed the fish. The vegetables included two colors of beets, tomatoes and perfectly cooked asparagus. No desert--too happy already.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant
    Samialta
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I went with my wife for a Friday dinner, we had fun . Good food, good service
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.
    Karen
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food and the service were wonderful. I am sorry to say the chairs are very uncomfortable . We kept sliding down.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    SuzreimanVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I came here one other time probably more than a year ago. Sat upstairs. Food was good but nothing to rave about. This time we sat downstairs (I like sitting here better) and the food was outstanding. Shrimp tempura appetizer so delicious. Pork chop perfect! And lots of vegetarian choices. I will go again. Soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb!
    enigma
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Service, led by Amador, impressive beginning to end- suggestions, descriptions, knowledge & timing Food choice, presentation & enjoyment outstanding. Delightful & pleasurable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mozaic Restaurant
    Cherie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This restaurant provides excellent service, great wine list, great food, ambiance, colorful decor, music fitting the theme. I would go back again. The airline chicken with couscous was very favorable. The snails were tasty. The salad was fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fusion Infusion
    MozaicVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great dining. I took advantage of the specially priced menu. Everything exceeded expecations and ejsy we admired most was the "fusion infusion" recipes created by Chef Dylan. People think Mozaic is Moroccan restaurant and it does have some tajines but is certainly a "fusion" restaurant with continental/ecclectic items that takes it to the fine dining level. The Chef knows better than any other Chef I know how to use the best ingredients combined to please your taste buds. We enjoyed a seafood soup that was teaming with lobster, crab and flavor. The seafood special had excellent seafood with exotic vegetables in a smooth, lovely sauce. The cardamom and coffee panna cotta was so rich yet light enough to enjoy without eating too much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Main Streets Best!
    James7777777
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Smaller restaurant that is truly focused on the customer. My wife and I went here for dinner and both of us were pleased. I had baked swordfish, very good. The MoZaic uses a unique blend of spices for achieving a great taste. You will be pleased. Reservations recommended.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local Euro style restaurant
    TerriandBob
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere in the Mozaic restaurant is southern European standard. If want fine quality cooking at a reasonable price with a great wine selection in an atmosphere similar to southern France then this is the place for you. The 'servers' are really 'waiters' and the difference is no hassle to eat up and pay, no checking up "is everything ok sir?" every five minutes but good information when you ask a wine or menu item.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting and Eclectic
    funfoodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I work in the restaurant industry and am definitely a "foodie". One of my wine reps recommended this restaurant when he found out I was going to be visiting Sarasota for the weekend. His recommendation was spot on. The menu is interesting and innovative. The food was prepared with such a light hand, I could taste every single ingredient at its best. My dinner partner had the special, Chilean Sea Bass. It was divine. The service was excellent, both friendly and professional. This will be on my list for all future visits to the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Summer Menu
    MadamsaVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Mozaic has always been one of our favorites. We keep going back for their summer menu with diff. people because it's so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time - not our last time
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We have lived in Sarasota for about 9 years and have heard about Mozaic have never been there. Our mistake. We could have been eating here years ago. This is one of the best restaurants in Sarasota.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mozaic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food is the focus…always exceptionally well prepared. Ambiance is nice… we asked for quiet table and had a good one in a corner by a window. Service was excellent. One of our favorite Sarasota restaurants.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Amazing food
    mombat
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We enjoyed the early bird special which allowed us to have an appetizer and an entree. I had chilled peach soup and my companion, the spinach ricotta gnocchi. Both were excellent. We both had the steak salad as our entree. It contained a hearty portion of steak cooked to order. The most memorable part of the meal was the chocolate truffle we each received with the bill. It was the best chocolate either of us had ever tasted. This restaurant was recommended to us by an experienced traveler to Sarasota. She certainly guided us to an excellent experience. Everything about Mozaic is outstanding--food, service, atmosphere. We would visit them again if we return to Sarasota.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food but not great ambiance
    DebbieW
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    For me the restaurant ambiance is just as important as the food. This restaurant has excellent food and worth it just for that but only sells select beers and wines and even though they had several great 4 top tables with nice placement my husband and I were a twosome so they put us upstairs with no view. There are too many restaurants in this town with great food and better ambiance for me to choose to come back and pay these prices and then have no ambiance. js.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service.
    Skip
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MrBE
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great summer menu
    MadamsaVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just too delicious
    Clara
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and Service
    MozaicVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • operabuff
    operabuff
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not IBE friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • icarmagicVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantasic Experience
    Taster
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, service & decor
    DickVenice
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food !
    BBBar
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disapointed
    Steve
    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.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect balance of exquisite tastes
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.