Great restaurant that we have frequented many times.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Keeps Getting Better All the Time
We had a lovely Savor Sarasota dinner. For $29, we had 3 courses, and lots of choices. Hubby and I had gumbo, delicious, spiced just enough to leave the tongue pleasantly tingling. Our friend had 3 mini crab cakes and a nice remoulade sauce, which she enjoyed. We all ordered the trout entree. FABULOUS! A generous trout fillet, juicy, moist, cooked just perfectly, covered in a crumb dredging. Next time I go, I'm ordering the trout again! Dessert was very good also. We each had a different one. This restaurant really understands the Savor Sarasota concept. Their menu, designed to appeal to new as well as established customers, showcased their cooking, and offered a good selection. I'm sure they'll get new customers as a result.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the steak!
Duval's is known for its excellent seafood, but now they offer a small filet as well. Delicious!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem on Main Street
Food and service were both excellent. Our waiter gave excellent customer service, was knowledgable, and friendly. There were for of us dining and all selections were delicious. You must try the bread pudding.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Savor Sarasota Menu was great
Four diners, we all had a great meal. Service was lovely. Chose them based on committment to the arts, specifically the Sarasota Youth Opera donations.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had heard about Duvals from friends. I was not disappointed. We had the summer pre fix.
The potions were perfect and the food delicious ! Can't wait to go back. The restaurant is beautiful .
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, good food
We went on Sunday night and were pleasantly surprised that they still offer the Sarasota Savor with wine pairing. The service was very good. We had crab cakes ( delicious but crabs were a little overworked), gumbo (nice heat and flavor) and trout (sauce was good but not enough for a hungry person. Overall, excellent service and good value. Would come back and try other offerings.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must try and must go again and again! Loved the crab and shrimp cake! Will definitely go again.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best restaurants
One of the best restaurants in Sarasota. I have dined there for lunch, dinner, and their Sunday brunch and all three are wonderful!!! If you have not dined there yet, you must check it out!! Great food and service everytime. Five stars all the way!!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really good caesar with salmon
I met a friend for lunch in this bright, modern-looking restaurant. It has a closed-circuit monitor on the back wall, where you can watch the goings-on in the kitchen, which I thought was cool. My caesar salad was very good, and the salmon on top was outstanding--the most flavorful salmon I've had in a long time.
The service was terrific. I'll definitely be back.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fish well prepared
My wife had trout lightly dusted and pan fried. It was delicious I had Crab cake and Calamari. Very Good. Only drawback was the Gumbo it was extremely bland.We mentioned it to the waiter and he promptly replaced it with a delicious black bean soup. The bread pudding for dessert excellent..
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Duval's is a great seafood
Duval's is a great seafood place in sarasota. Don't miss it!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
$20 brunch a good deal
Fine croissants cookies, rolls etc, mimosas, and a chef- prepared egg dish or latkes or pancakes, all you can eat for $20. Very nice food and outstanding egg florentine. More reasonable price than their evening meals which although good, are very pricey.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Pleasant Experience
Nestled on Main Street in downtown Sarasota, Duval' s is beautifully appointed, with excellent service and great food. They have a great wine and beer list, but no liquor license.
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous meal, delightful wine list
We truly enjoyed our dining experience from start to finish. Sam, our server, was sincerely committed to making our meal enjoyable.
We asked that a fish be substituted in a menu dish and it was no problem at all. Everything was cooked perfectly.
The wine list was superb with many unique and limited productions.
Great from start to finish and a good price for the quality.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined at Duval's after hearing rave reviews from several neighbors who frequent fine restaurants, and I must say that they eere not exagerating!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal at Duval's.
Another great meal at Duval's. The seafood Cobb is incredible with large chunks of chilled Lobster, Shrimp and Crab. The ambiance of the dining room leaves something to be desired though. Why does it feel like a diner setup or something? Tables too lined up or something?
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
This downtown location offers good food in a lively setting. Friendly, knowledgeable server. Wonderful fish and seafood. Would definitely go back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dinner this past Saturday at Duval's. The food was delicious and the service by Sam was outstanding. I ordered the special appetizer and entree for the night, they were both outstanding! We will continue to dine here as often as we can and recommend it to everyone. Love Duval's!!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great 51st Anniversary Dinner
We spent a great evening at Duval's for our anniversary. The food was outstanding and our server was delightful. This was our second time at Duval's and we plan to try it for lunch in the near future.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining at Duval's is always satisfying. My friend and I went for dinner for and both had fish. Each entree was beautifully presented, flavorful, and ample portions. The gazpacho was the best I have ever had. The wine list had wonderful selections for both whites and reds. Service was friendly and attentive, yet not overwhelming.
A return visit is in the near future! Thank you for a nice evening.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent downtown eatery
Excellent food with imaginative assortment of interesting as well as customary appetizers, salads and entrees.
Service was friendly, prompt, accurate, and accommodating.
Nice Main Street location, although finding a parking place can be a challenge.
Layout has been changed. Many tables along a long wall makes dining quieter and yields a more intimate experience.
Highly recommended. (9/2013)
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Professional service from Aaron
Seafood is fantastic - too full to have dessert!
Loved the scallops & CoCo beach shrimp
My favorite Sarasota restaurant
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
savor dinner and harvest moon
the 3 course savor dinner at $29 was a good value. good salad. rare tuna appetizer was wonderful and the small fillet was perfectly done
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are huge fans and have never been disappointed. Wether it is lunch or dinner you will be very happy. Best Shrimp Po' Boy around. Also amazing dinner menu and specials. Very highly recommend.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Typical brunch fare
We went here for brunch. It was our first time at the restaurant. My favorite items were the mixed green salads and the crab cakes. I wish there had been more seafood items and less typical American breakfast items. But $20 for a brunch buffet is a fair price.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Extensive menu and wine list. Be sure to try the tuna appetizer. You won't believe how delicious it is. We had a table for 4 and everything was great. The portions are generous and the preparation was perfect
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food has been beyond our expectations every single time. Service is great. Love the idea of the large screen that allows you to watch your food being prepared.
Fresh and Delicious
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food at great prices
Where in Sarasota can you get soup and salad for $10.00? Not just any soup or salad - but a delicious tomato and blue cheese soup and a "signature salad" that I would have gladly paid double the price ($5.50) for? Duval's New Work Cafe features excellent food, ambiance and a nice location in downtown Sarasota. We will be visiting again soon to try all of the seafood offerings on the vast menu. Did I tell you about the service? Simply excellent.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
off the key
Downtown is great except for parking I live off the key and enjoyed this charming place I worked with DON DUVAL years ago and had wanted tor try his restaurant out .We went for my birthday lunch and enjoyed everything from the service Alexis was fantastic to the soups, entrees, dessert and cappuccino
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A True Gem
Known for fresh fish, but so much more. Our grouper was a standout, but it is the little touches that make this place shine. Anyone can do a wedge, but using candied bacon makes it special. Many diverse and creative dish. They are so proud of their kitchen; you can watch it on CCTV.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Rack of Lamb and Swordfish dishes. Banana Creme Brûlée was outstanding.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are always pleased with Duvals. The food is always great and different selections to choose from. The specials of the day are always creative. Very attentive service. We enjoy Duvals and actually bumped another comparable restaurant off the rotation because we like the creativity of the food at Duvals. Keep up the good work!
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely dining experience
The menu is nicely varied with appeal for everyone. The service was very good. When there were items that needed to be cooked differently, or items that had been overlooked, the waiter was more than accommodating. All in all a really good restaurant and we will return.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Without a doubt our favorite restaurant in the area. Specials (flounder and red grouper) were fantastic. Service was impeccable, thank you William. Duval's was changing their wine menu and did not have our favorite (Ca Momi merlot) but the recommended replacement (De Lyeth) was even better. When we want fine dining, Duval's is our first choice despite the 45 minute drive to get there!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love everything about this
I love everything about this restaurant. The staff is wonderful, the food excellent. It's fun "watching" the cooking in the kitchen.
Sarasota is full of great restaurants, this is certainly one of them.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding service and food.
Outstanding service and food. Our waiter Erinn was excellent. The GM Josh pitched right in to help when the restaurant got busy.
They had an extensive wine list. The food was delicious. Be sure to try the lobster and corn casserole. We will definitely return to Duvals and recommend it to our friends.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
big group, good meal
I was in Sarasota for a family wedding, and the next day we wanted to go out with some of the family that were still around. At about 6pm I went on open table and made a reservation for 16 people for 7:30. They called me and confirmed. Initially they were going to put us at two tables, which would have been fine, but eventually put them all together. They accommodated us, even serving us a birthday cake that we brought.
The lamb chops were outstanding (almost a full rack), enough to share. The salads were excellent. The fish of the day was prepared well.
We had kids in the group, and everyone found something to eat.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Came in for a light dinner, was a perfect choice. Both of us were happy with the menu, lots of appetizers and salads to choose from. The service was excellent, as was the bread and food.
Enjoyed the TV screen allowing the diners to watch the chef in the kitchen!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
disappointing, IMO; will try again
2nd visit. Summer visit: ordered from the Summer in the City and regular menus; overall, fabulous! This time: I ordered from the price fixe menu, and three others ordered from the regular menu. The lobster bisque was virtually inedible: bland with a gelatinous texture. The problem was compounded because the crab cake dinner featured what appeared to be the gelatinous "soup" as a sauce. Another problem: the pork belly entree on the price fixe menu was so tough that you could not cut it with the sharp knife. Final issue: The wine pairings were at most 1/2 pours (in the summer, they were generous full glasses). If I had known beforehand the pours were skimpy, I would have skipped the pairings. Microscopically sized dessert.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Duval's New World Café is quickly becoming one of our "go-to" restaurants. It is great for a special occasion and they definitely help you manage your time if you have a play or symphony to catch. On Saturday night (on our way to a Ballet) our table was ready as promised, our waiter (Tyler) insured we were taken care of....not rushed, but just right. Try the Blanc de Blanc by the glass and the wine list is just right. The standing menu is great and specials are truly special.. Their signature Crab and Shrimp Cake is absolutely 99% fresh seafood and if you love scallops....just dive right in! This is a restaurant determined to compete for your loyalty and by our estimation, they deserve it! We had a wonderful experience. (AGAIN!)
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have eaten at Duval’s before
We have eaten at Duval’s before and enjoyed our meals, but tonight we questioned, “why don’t we eat here more?” Our dinner was exceptional. Our out of town guest is well travelled and also a foodie and he was impressed with the quality of the food, the flavors, the presentation. My wedge salad, so typical in most places, was a step above with the caramelized bacon and addition of the balsamic reduction. Corn and lobster pudding was rich, tasty although it only had 1 small cube of lobster. Duval’s is understated; it was quiet and very relaxing. Truly a lovely meal that left me wanting to try more from their menu.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good, presentatio
The food was very good, presentation elegant, and staff friendly. We will return.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was perfect. From the moment I walked through the door until I left back out, all of my needs were attended to and the food was magnificent.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
My party of four dined at Duvals on June 10, 2013. We ordered from the Savor Sarasota menu which included first and second courses plus dessert. The portion sizes were perfect for a 3 course meal. Service was excellent and the food was perfectly prepared. Crab cake appetizer was very tasty and mostly crab. Shrimp scampi was served over linguine with a wonderful garlic flavor. Bread pudding for dessert. Enough said, it was heavenly. Duvals is my favorite Sarasota restaurant.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Visited Sarasota recently and had the pleasure of going out to Duval's New World Cafe for dinner-a cool oasis on a hot, hot day right on Main Street. Duval's is a sophisticated spot with an exciting menu and terrific wine list, but it is also family-friendly with great children's menul! All of our meals were plated beautifully, and tasted out of this world-I went for the "catch of the day", a fresh amberjack! Kudos to the chef! Our plates were clean, but we made sure not to miss the desserts-warm fruit tart and bread pudding-outrageous! The best part of dessert -even though it was not on the menu, the wonderful staff at Duval's found a way to bring nice dish of vanilla ice cream out for my son! Thanks and we hope to be back soon!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was really impressed with Duval's. The food was delicious - prepared with such care and quality. The service was exceptional, décor interesting but not overstated. Our meal was very enjoyable and I will definitely return.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for fresh seafood
Duval's is a great place to eat fresh seafood. Excellent customer service! The waiters are very good at suggesting wines with meals.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Duval's at its Best!!!
The restaurant was warm and inviting --- but most of all, the food was outstanding and the service impeccable!!! A great night out!!!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Seafood in Sarasota!
Duval's is hands down our favorite restaurant in Sarasota. Every time we dine there they continually amaze us with outstanding fresh fish selections and great specials. This time we tried a new appetizer, the lobster and sweet corn casserole. Seriously, all I can say is WOW!
Not only is the food out of this world, they have a GREAT wine selection. What a wonderful list. Whether we want by the glass or bottle, we can always find something spectacular.
Last but certainly not least - the staff. They have one of the best it town! Whenever we go to do Duval's, we are treated like a guest in their home. They really know hospitality! What great service they provide, they are impeccably trained.
Thank you Duval's! We LOVE your restaurant...
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM