Try it, you'll like it!
Deliciously prepared pot roast and a glass of great Rhone Red; enthusiastic server; and a great dinner is born. A really neat place in the heart of Siesta Key Village. And there's free valet parking. Who could want more?
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great new place in town!
Friendly atmosphere though noisy. Food was terrific and wait staff very helpful with choices. A new favorite for us!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
GO! Do not hesitant! The
GO! Do not hesitant! The 4 of us had a fabulous dinner experience with 2 in our party not fond of dining out, but they LOVED the decor and FOOD! The 2 men had the pot roast and RAVED (seemed most tables around us had 1 or 2 people having it too ), one had the Mahi-Mahi, a fish of the day and LOVED not only the fish, but the sides too and this from a person who is very particular about food, and one had the shrimp, was disappointed it was served on a bed of mashed potatoes. Our appetizers were lobster tacos, shrimpescargot, and tempura beets.....we would HIGHLY recommend to all. Our server/waiter, Antwuan was excellent with a wonderful personality. There is a chalk table for children to entertain themselves while others dine. Enjoy!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great addition to the village
They did one of the greatest thing a restaurant can do: They offer healthy food, at least as a free fruit platter for the kids- great idea.
Kids have fun making their own pizza.
Service was good, food tasteful,
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The menu was eclectic, but
The menu was eclectic, but not too eclectic that families a various ages could enjoy somethung. We enjoyed various appetizers including, lightly battered and fried round red beets, the heart attack hot dog wrapped in bacon and deep fried in garlic butter (they actually suggest your will be up-to-date), shrimpcargots and duck duck mousse (a duck mousse, with a top layer of jelly served w garlic bread and pickled carrots and veggies). For kids, they have a make
-your-own-pizza option. We ordered the steam for our teen and everyone was happy.
Without knowing in advance, we ordered root beer that was basically mixed on the premises. It tasted fabulous.
Best evening restaurant in Siesta Key. Hands down!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love the diverse and casual
Love the diverse and casual menu! Wait staff friendly and on the ball! I made a reservation on line and upon arriving they were ready for us! Yipee!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Get the tempura beets!
Highly recommend. Party of four adults had dinner here on a friday night at 6 p.m. We were seated promptly. Started out with the tempura beets -- everyone loved them (even those who didn't eat beets usually). 2 Pot Roasts, 1 mahi mahi (catch of the day) and 1 seared gulf shrimp. Everyone loved their entrees. Key lime cheesecake and root beer float were the perfect closers too. Service was good, despite the waiter having multiple tables to serve during the busy dinner rush. Manager visited table. Valet parking was free! Will return and also will try the downtown location.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere! Service
Great atmosphere! Service was impeccable and staff extremely friendly.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We will return to Eat Here
Our first time at Eat Here on Siesta Key was a great experience. It was a Monday evening at 8pm, so the place was quiet. The food was really good as our table had duck, ribs, salmon prepared two ways. We loved it and will return. Living on Siesta Key ourselves we like doing business with our local establishments. We appreciate that Eat Here takes reservations.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second visit
This was our second visit and Eat Here did not disappoint. We had the Titanic salad (a play on the classic wedge - but even better with blueberrie) and my husband had the meatloaf and I enjoyed the fois gras with garlic toast points. We sat at the bar - our favorite place and had a delightful meal and impeccable service.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a local place (several locations in the Sarasota area) using fresh ingredients tastefully combined. If you want the same old tired American pub food menu this place is not for you. But if you want something a little different, and plenty good, give Eat Here a try.
We've tried 6 or 7 dishes and all were at least very good, with several being excellent. I particularly liked the clam dish, while my wife enjoyed the lobster tacos. Look at the menu and you can see what they're doing, and from my experience they're doi ng it very well.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Claire from Chi-town
Fish tacos were awesome - and I'm not a big fan of fish!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
a night out
A great find on the key,good food,Excellent staff over all a fine evening with friends.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Casual, fun food and reservations!
On our island paradise it is great to have a casual restaurant with a full bar that takes reservations! Our party of four shared many small plates and one blue plate special. We tried onion soup (great), tomato soup (too sweet for all our tastes), grilled cheese (yummy) needed more of this, a great kale romaine ceasar salad, mussels (good), veal meat loaf (very good),
creme brulee (great) and apple crisp (super), we also tried the beets but agreed the tempura lacked in crispness. All in all we had more than enough to eat and enjoyed everything. Our waiter, Brad, was professional yet friendly and knew the menu enough to answer all our questions.
Visited May 2013
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always enjot Eat Here. Great
Always enjot Eat Here. Great food and atmosphere. Clean.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find on the key
The service was excellent from the minute we walked in..till we finished.. Food was super..like that u get get a smaller portion...
Looking forward to returning soon.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food but had to ask for a decent table. Too many babies for late nite dining on a Sat. Nite......very noisy.
Service was prompt and pleasant. Good roasted vegetable platter and mussels.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not quite up to the reviews
The horseradish salmon tasted great. Caesar salad is on the bland side. Our server was very knowledgable and helped with menu selections. The atmosphere seems to want to cater to everyone so it comes across a little disjointed. It's somewhat dark, but there are kid's toys in the middle of the dining area. Pricey for what you get. GIven all the great reviews we probably expected more.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in a pleasant atmosphere
Great food in a pleasant atmosphere. Exemplary service . Lots of eclectic choices in varying sizes to enjoy
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food & equally good service
Matt our waiter was very attentive. We went on Friday and the joint was jumpin. Took our time to enjoy our food and atmosphere. Good 3 piece band playing too.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best on Siesta Key
Went here because it was on Open Table. We got First Class Service and a superb meal. It was quite a surprise in the middle of a tourist area. We will eat here again.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
New menu said the waitress. The roasted vegetables was amazing - wonderful assortment - had to share it with the others!!!!
Going early (just after 6) and off-season made this my new fav!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Clients Recommendation was right on
A client of mine told me that I had to try this restaurant because it is great and they tale all of their out of town guests there. I made the reservation last minute as other restaurants in Siesta did not have openings the time we were down there. I had seen mixed reviews on websites and in all actuality I went to another restaurant and decided that the server there needed to go to "Eat Here" to take lessons on providing excellent service.
We arrived and were seated promptly. Greeted by two servers that would be taking care of us that evening. Not sure if or who was training. but both professional. told us the specials, mahi tacos ..great. panko gulf shrimp dish -excellent. watermelon mojito..kind of small for $9 but tasty.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a different type of restaurant, but my group found it to be
a place to return
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding ribs, great service, mild delay for one of the dishes and manager on his own compensate our time with a dessert (creme brulee, outstanding)
Will be back
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed our meal at eat here on the key. The seafood stew is amazing.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice change from the usual - smaller portions to mix and share, humorous menu, vibrant atmosphere and fun & enthusiastic staff. You got it all going on! One suggestion though - a few of the menu items need more of a description (eg; "debris in demi-glaze?" - our server kindly filled us but you have to ask
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simple Name/Awesome Place
Best dining experience on Siesta Key. 5 star restaurant without the 5 star snobbish attitude. Casual attire or all dressed up makes no difference. You are treated like royalty either way. Food prices are reasonable. In fact cheap for a beach restaurant but the food is gourmet quality. Freshest fish and best wines. You must go here if you are on vacation or a local. Central village location.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting menu presentation
Interesting menu presentation with unique items. Squid tacos were great, lobster and shrimp needed some zing.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice end to a beachy day
I like Eat Here on Main Street in Sarasota, and it was nice to enjoy the food on Siesta Key after going to the beach. I particularly like that the menu offers smaller portions of its entrees.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food on Siesta Key
For me, this is the kind of place you go to if you're in the neighborhood and want a nice dinner at a moderate price. For many people this is within walking distance or via the free Siesta Key shuttle, so it's great for an local night out. We like that they offer the half portions at dinner so you can try some different things without getting overstuffed. It doesn't seem like a gourmet destination restaurant like Sean Murphy's flagship, Beach Bistro, but I'd certainly go again and take friends for a nice local night out. Since there are several of these scattered around the area, maybe that was Sean's intent.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fantastic menu that is a little different but still has all the favorites with a twist.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my son to dinner last night at Eat Here on Siesta Key. We were warmly greeted at the door by Tracey, Carrie and Matt.
During dinner, our water glasses were consistently refilled, Ann was attentive and pleasant, and Matt came by regularly to ensure we were well looked after.
The food was delicious (chicken & waffles for my son, meatloaf-my favorite-for me). Bryce and his team kept pace on a busy night and delivered a quality meal.
The restaurant has an upbeat and friendly vibe which served to enhance our visit.
Thanks to one and all for a lovely evening.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM