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Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sarasota
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sarasota
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Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sarasota Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tommybahama.com
  • Email: SarasotaEvents@tommybahama.com
  • Phone: (941) 388-2888
  • Hours of Operation: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Shannon Mills
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Entertainment nightly and Saturday and Sunday during the day.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us for Island Time Happy Hour Everyday 4pm-6pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Washington Dr.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sarasota
Tommy Bahama’s combines a tranquil environment and good food with an emphasis on hospitality to make for the perfect place to recharge or unwind while indulging in a unique dining experience. The experience is sure to feel like a getaway, whether you’re on vacation or looking for a vacation from your everyday life. For more information: www.tommybahama.com. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "We always find a way to go to Tommy Bahama when we are in the area. The service, food and ambiance is always 1st class. They have an excellent menu that includes many unique and special dishes. We shared a bottle of wine, the Scallop Sliders and the Fish Tacos. It was all excellent. We highly recommend Tommy Bahama."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar, Sarasota is a great spot for later dining. The selection and quality of starters are good for late snack with a glass of wine - live music sets a relaxing mood. Service is always outstanding. Happy Hour should not be missed."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The food selection and atmosphere is always great here. People having a great time on both levels. The live music was good too."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Signature chicken dish was tasty but wasn't worth it's price of $27. Cocktails are creative and very good. I'd go back but would be more selective in what I order. Usually going with the items on the menu the longest is the way go to. It was good but wasn't special enough for the price."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food and service are always excellent. This is what brings me back every winter while in FL."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Had the red snapper crusted with macadamia nuts. This was exceptional...best piece of fish I think I've had ever! Coconut shrimp was exceptional as well. Sister had the crab bisque and was extremely pleased with her choice. Wait staff was attentive to our timing needs as we had theater tix. All in all a great experience. I'll go back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Always stop at Tommy Bahamas when in Longboat and always will. Does not disappoint. Excellent food, fabulous deserts, great atmosphere -- love the live music. My young son left a prized Lego there and they held it for us for nearly a week. Awesome service."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Good restaurant but not sure they even knew we had a Open Table reservation as they did not comment or recognize our request for a window table. My guests arrived first and were told there was a wedding reception on the 2nd floor. Our guest give us whatever seat you think is good. There was a window seat right across from us that was available which they should have given them. Also, our service was less than expected. Our waitress seemed overwhelmed at first, better toward the end. No problem really as we did have a very nice evening with guests that had never been there before and did enjoy it so that is all that counts. Food was very good this time."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great waitress .. She was terrific. Shrimp taco too wet & falling apart. Tortilla soup too thick & doesn't need the much too caloric creme fraiche all over the top. Burger excellent and fries too. Bar excellent. Desserts rock!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Surprisingly great food - and our server was wonderful. we'll definitely be back"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We had the misfortune of being seated at a table by the front door and check-in desk, during a busy evening. We were crowded by people waiting for their tables. It was not a great feeling. I would refuse this table in the future."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Was looking for a seafood restaurant and tried this one…………….did not disappoint!!! Food fresh and service excellent!!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Always come here for the wonderful food. Brought family here for first time, horrible service!!! She was serving tables who showed up after us and we did not even get our drink orders taken until a table seated 15 mins after us had drinks, bread, and appetizers! Slow and unattentive. Also I had made a reservation for upstairs near a window a day in advance and the hostess said she did not receive the request an asked if we still wanted a window downstairs. I did not mention that to her so how did she know? She lied and did not want to fix her mistake. Unhappy with the service and won't be back for a while!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Tommy Bahama's in St. Armands Circle, Sarasota has a fantastic menu selection and their seafood dishes are so fresh. Add to this the fact that their entertainment on weekends is fantastic. Marcel is a talented acoustical guitar player with a great voice and a wide variety of music. It is very obvious that he enjoys what he does and interacts with patrons in such a way that you would think he was there just for you. I would highly recommend Tommy Bahama's to anyone who is visiting the Sarasota area. If you live in the area, then you should make it a regular spot."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Have dined here several times before. Food is very good, but everything else was not quite so good to below expectations. Reservations- you will still be waiting and it can be quite a bit. If you want to have a conversation at your table, be prepared, it can be extremely noisy (always is and the live music can take it to another level). Service is mixed, servers are very friendly but everything was slow (waiting long for most everything....drinks, bread, clearing plates, etc.) which is more the other staff. Been here a bunch, food is very good, just have to know what else comes with the package."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Tommy Bahamas may not be the least expensive restaurant on St. Armand's Circle, but in my mind it's one of the best. The macadamia encrusted red snapper with wasabi sauce is not to be missed. The wasabi has the flavor but not the heat if that gives you pause. Fresh asparagus was grilled to perfection served with a succulent nut flavored rice. I suggest you follow our example and order the chocolate malted dessert for a rich exquisite melt in your mouth experience split between 2 diners. My favorite drink was a server suggested grapefruit juice martini with a basil leaf. I can't remember the name but the marriage of flavors produces a fresh take on an old standard."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Let's face it - if you want to feel like you're in paradise you go to Tommy Bahama. They have the whole ambience. I wish they offered more of their lunch choices on their dinner menu but other than that we've liked their food. Staff is always friendly. Limited outdoor dining but quite frankly with all the windows and open doors it is not a stuffy environment inside."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed dinner here on two occasions during our recent visit to Lido Key and St.Armand Circle. Both nights we dined here we had an excellent meal with great service. Having a reservation was essential, thank you to Open Table! Highly recommend this restaurant, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Food used to be outstanding - not bad but not quite as intriguing as it used to be."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Tommy Bahama does a nice job. They were respectful of helping me avoid foods due to allergies."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Have been here before and the experience was the same this time. Food is OK, nothing great. Service was good but it would not be on my top 10 list."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We had a party of 5 and had a good table. Food was good as was the service. Definitely recommend Tommy Bahamas!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We have enjoyed meals at several Tommy Bahama locations, this is our second visit to the Sarasota restaurant, although several years apart. As always, the food and service are excellent and it's always a fun and lively place."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Once again we had a wonderful meal at this fine restaurant. Lunch or dinner make this a real jewel for Sarasota. We had the fried plantains, coconut shrimp and the grilled artichokes along with a wonderful Chardonnay. Sitting on the balcony on the second level gave us a really nice view of the street and was perfect for people-watching!! We love Tommy Bahamas! ,"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Happy Hour in the bar area is great. Love the booths. Special Island time menu is great. Haven't had anything we didn't love."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "The live music was great too. Sorry we already had show tickets and couldn't stay longer."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This was a truly wonderful dining experience! The drinks were delicious and the entrees were simply amazingly prepared and tasted so good! We loved everything about it! When i complimented one of the side dishes to the manager, he went back to ask the chef how it was made, and came back to tell me, in explicit detail so i could make it at home if i desired. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and i hope to go back next time I'm down this way, or visit another location."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Excellent food - cannot wait to go back - best fish tacos I have had in the entire area!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Great food, superb preparation, excellent wait staff. These folks know how to run a restaurant. Nicest meal we've had in Sarasota for quite some time.....we live here so we have tried a lot. This is always our "go to" place for great food."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "good food, tropical atmosphere...very Jimmy Buffett vibe"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "great food, noisy, to close to the ovrely sweet smell of the candy shop next door"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "menu is limited and very pricey, portions are small. Took away their frozen mango coloda which was fantastice. Pina Colada cake is incredible"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Service was really good, even though the place was jammed. Were seated quickly, received our drinks, appetizers and main course very quickly. Food was good, but could have been a lot better. Items described in the menu for a dish were not in the dish, ie, shrimp with pasta was supposed to have peas and roasted red peppers but didn't have either. Snapper dish was good but rather bland. Appetizers were very good however. Great music."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The ambiance just makes you smile! We had a 7:15 reservation on Valentines Day. The restaurant was packed---thought we were in for a long wait, but we were seated in less than 10! Our server was great & food arrived in a timely manner! Our dinner was delicious And the crab cakes were outstanding--possibly best I've ever had. Wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We go to Tommy on our first night in longboat for EVERY trip. It's always great. Service,food. This trip was one of the best ones. Our service was 5 star. The young lady was terrific. Attentive, informative and smiley. We had a great time. Thanks TB."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our food was good, the service was very good. they were great with our daughter. But the food was just good. They did have some good beer. My filet was a bit mushy. I was glad it came with crab stuffed shrimp because the steak didn't really have a lot of flavor. It just wanted a bit more wow and it just wasn't there. It was a pleasant night out but not a wow night out."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went here for Valentines day dinner. Food was excellent, best crab bisque I've ever had!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Tommy Bahama was the only restaurant that had a table for four at a reasonable time on a very busy night, and it was just fine for us. Normally we would have chosen a quieter, less-buzz place, but this turned out well. Service was considerate and efficient. The snapper, jerk chicken and mahi-mahi that our party had as entrees were good to excellent. We shared a truly delicious creme brûlée for desert."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We dined at Tommy Bahama's last Saturday night. We were seated right away and the server came to the table. Server was very attentive. Food was good and it was a pleasant dinner. This is not the first time we have dined there and it won't be the last!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Tommy Bahamas was a great experience and the food was great. But I also want to thank opentable because I called on Thursday the day before Valentine's Day and seating was unavailable. I used opentable and was able to get a reservation for the following day. Thanks"
    Dined on 2/14/2014