Very good and reasonably priced
Very good, as usual. We arrived promptly but had to wait a few minutes for a table. We were offered a complimentary glass of wine while we waited---a nice touch (other restaurants take note!). We shared a mediterranean platter, which was good but not great. For main courses, I had the duck (a generous portion) and my wife had lobster tacos---both were very good. We shared a pineapple cake for dessert. It was very good. The beer and wine by the glass were reasonably priced. Overall, a pleasant experience.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lively, fun, inventive, delicious
This is fun, lively (pretty noisy) place full of families and groups having fun. We had reservations at 7 on a Saturday night and the place was nearly full. My husband and I split the Helluva Tomato Soup and it was plenty to share for an appetizer and came with a nice piece of garlic bread. I had the ribs--yummy a bit sweet and very meaty. They came with good fries. My husband got the veal meatloaf--fantastic--with the best mashed potatoes. Not mashed potatoes loaded with cheese and other stuff, they just tasted like fantastic potatoes. I had a glass of decent $6 wine and my husband had good coffee. We wished we would have had time to sit at the rooftop bar and listen to live music. Bill for 2 was $55.64 plus tip. Friendly service.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
THIS WAS OUR FIRST TIME AT "EAT HERE" IT WILL NOT BE OUR LAST!!!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always fun. Good value. Good
Always fun. Good value. Good food. Especially fun to sit outside and watch the passing parade.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good variety of dishes good
Good variety of dishes
Very high quality
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and server. Very
Great food and server. Very noisy. Would eat outside next time.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Eat Here has a unique menu.
Eat Here has a unique menu. I had veal meatloaf and my wife had serloin steak. The food was good not great. The service was outstanding. Our waiter was very attentive. They have an upstairs bar. We sat for a drink after dinner. They also had live music.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The decision to pair shrimp
The decision to pair shrimp with the filet for the "surf and Turf" and to use shrimp in the "fish tacos" showed little imagination. One of our party wanted the tacos but selected her second choice. The waitress was asked if the chef would substitute Mahi for the shrimp, and was told that he wouldn't do that. Not very acommodating! Another in our party wanted the surf and turf, but also selected his second choice. The quality of the food was excellent as was the service and ambiance.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our menu choices were wonderful
Our menu choices were wonderful in both presentation and taste. Definitely worth return trips!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good and
The food was very good and the wait staff excellent. Items on the menu were somewhat different such as the fried beets. Very good but different (at least to us). Glad we found the restaurant and believe it is a keeper on our list. Parking was also confusing. If you went into the garage there were many empty spaces reserved for "Eat Here Employees". However there was a sign in the garage that said Open Parking after 5PM. Didn't know what to do. Didn't think that there that many employees who were not at work during the evening dinner and cocktail hour.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This fine dining site specializes
This fine dining site specializes in "small plates" for sharing - an eating style I particularly enjoy because I love sampling different offerings, especially the first time I try a restaurant. Everything we tried at Eat Here was delicious! Will definitely return.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful time. I
We had a wonderful time. I took my Mother for her birthday. Our server's name was Kelly and she was AMAZING! She was so kind and helpful to my mom and step dad, who had never eaten there before. The food was exceptional as usual. And Kelly even had the staff sing happy birthday to my mom! You could tell they don't do that often, and it was so very sweet. This is my 4th time eating here. I have brought someone new every time I come and everyone loves it. Great place over all. And Kelly deserves a raise!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glad we went
I brought 2 friends who had never been there. They loved the menu! Ate outside and it was lovely. Felix was a good server!
Will definitely bring other friends here.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful and somewhat unusual selections well prepared and delicious. I chose this place to celebrate my birthday with my friends. All six of us were pleased with our meals and enjoyed the experience.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waiter was very personable and took time to chat which added a nice touch to our experience here this time, often we feel quite rushed.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eat Here! Really do!
Nice place - sat on the patio and had a variety of different foods that all were very tasty. Seats were quite uncomfortable - but otherwise the evening was great all around. Recommended!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food for all!
It was delightful to find a meal choice for our vegan guest at Eat Here. For me, the onion soup is a must--the best I have tasted anywhere! The panko encrusted shrimp is equally delightful-- as is everything the four of us ordered--from the Vegan dish to the fish and meat entrees. Eat Here has something for everyone! We highly recommend the restaurant for anyone that truly enjoys healthy, tasty and superbly prepared and presented meals!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
very good overall
Appetizer: Mediterranean Plate-quite good.
Mains: Lobster tacos, pot roast, and gulf shrimp-all very good
Drinks: Happy Hour prices on a limited selection; hard to pass up. Watermelon Mojito, which was not Happy Hour priced, was very good, but there wasn't much there for the price after accounting for the ice. This needs to come in a larger glass.
Service: Seated promptly. Waitress was ok. BTW, park in the garage rather than fight for street parking.
Given the good food, reasonable prices on most items, and fair portions, this is a winner. We will return.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food with different takes. Waitstaff helpful and attentive. Look forward to trying some of their other offerings. The nightly prix fixe dinner menu definitely worth considering.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely EAT HERE
THe food is great and the ambience is upbeat. I have eaten here several times and never been dissapointed.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in Sarasota for just
We were in Sarasota for just one night, and are happy that we dined @ Eat Here! Very interesting menu along with being able to order smaller portions for some items was just what we were looking for! Prices were also very reasonable.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a Find!
We are so excited to have found "Eat Here." We are two teachers who spent a few days in the Sarasota area and wanted to have a yummy dining experience. We read reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp and the local Sarasota magazine. ALL of them had great things to say about "Eat Here."
All the waiters were friendly and knowledgeable. We had read about the bruschetta and it was lovely- fluffy garlic bread instead of the usual overly crisp toasts. There were olives in the very warm tomato bruschetta topping too which was unusual but delicious.
We couldn't decide what to order, and then, I noticed a sign saying, " All June, teachers get a free pizza and a free beer." That settled it! 2 delicious flatbread pizzas, and 2 beers! Great desserts too!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good to excellent. My wife's lobster tacos were excellent as usual. I had the very good grilled swordfish special. The portion was fair for the price. The side, a cornbread-like concoction, while interesting was nothing to write home about.
Considering the service, price, portion sizes, and food quality, it was an excellent dinner. We will definitely return.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We make it a point to come here with our numerou kids and grandkids whenever they visit.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining experience
Absolutely loved our dinner. My husband had eaten here once before and raved about it. This was my first experience. There were three of us and we shared three starters, two main courses and one dessert. Everything was really tasty. The smoked fish starter was outstanding; also chips and garlic dip which wasn't my choice and I normally don't go for chips and dip but wow, it was amazing. Steak was great, salad was great. The kale salad was definitely a little light on the kale, apparently they were running out... but it was a great salad. Seafood stew was also very delicious. Sarasota is a 90-minute drive for us, otherwise we'd be here every weekend. Highly recommended. The service was great too.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always interesting options
Love the tempura beets. Lots of small plates and unusual items. Fun for people willing to experiment. There are also standards for those who play it safe, but everything is delicious.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Figured it was just another hyped up loud bar scene place. Boy were we wrong! Went for dinner at 5:30pm, once they turned down the music it was just fine. Food was amazing! Coming from a San Francisco foodie, that's saying a lot. Pane fried grouper, roasted vegetables, bruschetta, pineapple cake for dessert. I'd go back in a minute. Plenty for the vegetarians in the group, which is unusual in Sarasota. Service attentive and helpful, happy to tip over 20%.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A thoughtfully executed menu and relaxed, fun atmosphere bring us back to "eat here" time after time. Their emphasis on only sustainably-caught US seafood is very important to us. My husband and I both ordered the wild salmon with a tropical fruit salsa. It was flavorful, fresh, delicious! I started with the tomato bisque, which I get often. It is creamy and sweet, with richness added by way of bleu cheese crumbles. Our friends ordered grouper, seafood tacos, and the roasted vegetable platter - everything was enjoyed. For dessert, we shared an order of Chocolate Boudin (sort of a cross between a pudding and a mousse) with sea salt. It was HEAVENLY! Our friends ordered Apple Crisp, which they loved. Fantastic service, too!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Inexpensive downtown gem
Food is pleasantly presented, sufficient in quantity, and colorful.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun/casual (but not too casual)
eat here has an innovative menu, contemporary ambiance, is fairly priced for both quality and quantity, with impeccable service. Relaxed atmosphere and interesting dishes. Try the tempura beets as a table appetizer! Delish!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the Eat Here restaurants.
I love the Eat Here restaurants. Sometime too noisy but we had a good time, great service , a Friday night so the fish was a tad bit over cooked but the soufflé was to die for..
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
So many times when you hear that a restaurant is great, it's a bit of a disappointment when you first visit, however, I would say Ear Here was better than I had heard! The wait staff is well trained and genuinely friendly. I will be back often.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Something for everyone
Big and small appetites eat happily here. The host and waitress were very helpful. The offerings are interesting and different and offered in small and larger plates. Allow enough time to review the quirky menu and take in the daily specials before deciding. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. One entre came a bit lukewarm, but all was fixed by our gracious host who wanted us to enjoy our meal. No ruffled feathers here. Bon appetite!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eat Here is Where to Eat
We've been to two of the three Eat Here bistros: Sarasota (on Main Street) and on Siesta Key. They're both charming, fun, comfortable and inviting. Best of all, the food is great! It's terrific for couples, large groups and singles who want good, home-cooked food and the ability to people-watch or read a book.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found the food inventive and delicious. We loved the unusual choices & surprise accompaniments. The service was outstanding.
This is a low key restaurant, with great food, a really great find! We'll definitely be back and would absolutely recommend!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
It is always a fun place to go with so many choices of delectable dishes! There is a nice selection of wines by the glass and bottle. It was a rainy evening, so my choice of the Titanic salad and Seattle style hot grilled cheese with carmelized onions was perfect! Great assortment of appetizers to share. We weren't rushed and enjoyed the bruschetta with our wine. The upstairs bar area was closed for remodeling, but we can't wait to return and see the new decor! Very reasonable prices and always fantastic wait staff!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eat there at Eat Here
We always enjoy coming to EH because of the welcoming smiles of the staff and the unusual (and humorous) menu; one item is tastier than the next.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place was excellent!
This place was excellent! Our waiter was phenomenal and the food delicious. They even comped our appetizer because they felt it took too long to get to our table and we never even noticed. Outstanding all around!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food, service and drinks
The food, service and drinks were wonderful! Great night out!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very enjoyable dinner
We had a very enjoyable dinner the other evening at the Eat Here on Main Street . The service was prompt and all of our questions concerning the menu were answered quickly. The quality of the food was outstanding and their was a nice selection of cocktails and wines available. Definetly on our list of go to places !
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time-will return often
Welcoming, friendly and helpful staff. Pleasant courtyard seating away from traffic. Excellent food at very reasonable prices. Pineapple upside-down cake a great way to end a beautiful December foodie-night out. As good as it gets without a water view.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM