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

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sarasota

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tommybahama.com/
  • Phone: 9413882888
  • 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: 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sarasota reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (41)fit for foodies (39)great for lunch (39)good for groups (35)hot spot (34)special occasion (32)vibrant bar scene (28)romantic (22)great for outdoor dining (19)kid-friendly (19)scenic view (14)late-night find (9)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (6)Show More
  • Cozy Place for a Romantic Dinner
    Cozy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Loved the entire experience from beginning to the end!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite restaurant in Sarasota
    era1687VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Love this restaurant. I have been to the New York location and it is not nearly as good. My favorite is the red snapper and the pineapple creme brûlée. Drinks are great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebration
    Fresca827VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food was very good, the best artichoke I've ever had, very flavorful. Very quiet evening and service was great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants ... friendly clean and the food is fresh and scrumptious. ...from the Manager to the wait staff everything is perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great sevice
    FoodIsForEating69
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Positives were the food, a great steak, well done, but still tender (it can be done!) nice live background music, played at a level you can hear, but does not drone out conversation. Lovely desserts, very well presented. Waitress service was attentive, informative without being overbearing, super! Negative was arriving 12 minutes early for the booked table, to be told if you want a table upstairs you should not arrive so early. I'll give you a pager when its available. Not so super, would have been 5 stars otherwise
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fish and Service
    FoodTalkVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The staff appreciates the customers, is knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Food was excellent and original.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING food.
    sabrinaVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    So I will be honest. The food was OUTSTANDING!!! We've never been before, but we will be back. I loved the different combinations that they had on the menu. The only thing I have to say was horrible, is that they wouldn't take a Visa gift card I got for my birthday. They said they keep 20% as a fee!! That's TERRIBLE.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious selections
    CraigA
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always happy to return here for a satisfying meal. This last visit unfortunately we had to share the upstairs with a noisy wedding party. Could not hear ourselves talk. They were using a microphone and speakers and it was too loud. The meal was excellent and the drinks were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in a great location
    TimV
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    After spending a great day in Sarasota, always stop by Tommy Bahama's for great food and atmosphere. Ryan our server is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorites
    BonnieA17
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Always a winner. The food is consistently good and it's a fun place to go.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not world famous
    FourDs
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    When you walk in, head up the stairs if you have reservations. Downstairs is first come first serve. A sign would be nice. Our table was nice but the decor was a little dated and it seemed they couldn't decide whether they were casual dining or up scale, which was true of the food as well. The beginning and end were the highlights. The cinnamon butter with the rolls was "a little taste of Christmas in a bite". The coconut shrimp was Very Good! Always a sucker for a dessert tray, we choose their signature piña colada cake, and we're not disappointed (a 1/2 portion was enough for everyone to have a taste) The Ahi Tuna was beautifully cooked and seasoned. The other entrees were average. Our waitress was very attentive. Nice smooth meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Island Feel
    Lornisb
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We always love coming to this Tommy Bahamas! Great service (this visit by Ashley), delicious eats and an added bonus when they have the acoustic guy playing!! I especially like the jerk chicken tacos! We are never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sub-Par Food
    teamguy
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I generally like Tommy Bahamas restaurants; however, this visit disappointed -- it may take awhile to come back. Ordered the baby back grilled BBQ ribs. Over cooked. Hard. Meat was tough. Sauce flavor wasn't to my liking either. The accompanying Asian slaw tasted like dirty mop water! No flavor and it frankly was horrible! My date had the bacon cheeseburger and it too was badly over cooked and dry. Same for the bacon. The service was average, but the server was nice and tried hard. The Mai Tai cocktail was fabulous! On this occasion, the food just didn't work for me. It was the first really bad food experience for me at a Tommy Bahamas. I hope it was an anomaly. Unfortunately, it may take some time to lure me back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great time
    TimV
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was very good, energy was great, but had to wait at least 10 minutes before someone started waiting on our party once we sat down.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband & I had a date night & went to the tommy Bahama restaurant for a fun night out!! The drink menu had some great choices I had a red wind sangria & hubby had a mojoto both where enjoyable. I had the tortilla soup which was heaven. For dinner hubby had jerk chicken which he really enjoyed. I had the crab stuffed shrimp they where large & very taste. Our waitress was very friendly & helpful with our dinner choices. We will need to have another date night at tommy Bahamas in Sarasota. We ever got a call back from the restaurant the next day to see if we enjoyed out night out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyeatingout
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I always enjoy this restaurant, the food and service is always very good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELICIOUS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    MY WIFE AND I HAD A VERY GOOD DINNER AT TOMMY BAHAMA'S. ALL SEAFOOD APPETIZERS AND ENTREES WERE GREAT
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another must do on St. Armand's ..
    jayjay
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Fun atmosphere ..Something for everyone ..Great for large family groups..Nice spot to kick off a family vacation on nearby Longboat Key
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot
    Robert
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Great restaurant, great food. I totally enjoyed the experience with my family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    Slepp
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Second visit to a Tommy Bahamas, and we were not disappointed. Wonderful dishes prepared from scratch, from apps to dessert. Cocktails are top shelf too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner
    pamstlVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    No one can top their coconut shrimp or ribs. Always outstanding and leaves you wanting to come back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Happy Hour in Sarasota
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    $5-$7 cocktails (top shelf) & appetizers everyday. Servers & bartenders are friendly. Our fave place! If you are staying at Ritz Carlton mention to them - might give you a free drink - worked for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Rtuchol2
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Tommy B always pleases. Great staff and food is great. Still has a "chain" feel but the food and service make up for it. Be aware that live music is playing on weekends and its very loud. Not a great place if you want a quiet meal for the weekend. Overall, we were pleased, but will most likely try something else next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Spot
    Kelsfavs
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had an great experience at Tommy Bahama's! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hit or miss
    Beachfam
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Food was great. Service was slow to get going. Confusion at the upstairs hostess station on who was to be seated first between the manager and the hostess. Can't say we would go back, there are better choices for atmosphere and service. The separate TB store is very nice with helpful staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • get the tacos
    BrianL
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The fish tacos on the lunch menu are incredible. If that's not your thing then get the Cuban sandwich. One of the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BahamaBam!
    bitzubethVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Lively fun atmosphere. Kid-friendly but not in a bad way. Service was slow but friendly. Father's Day menu had options but was not limited. Food wasn't a WOW but very nice. I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice dinner
    PhiltradeVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Had a night early Father's day dinner. Very good. Great filet.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 73Seniorinsarasota
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Even though it was a bit noisy, it gets an excellent rating because the food was great, with some very creative menu items and the service was very attentive even though the restaurant was very crowded due to special parties upstairs. Their specialty drinks were very good as well. Have eaten here many times and always had a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than expected
    Dsakpa
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I went in thinking it was going to be touristy and ok since it was located in St Armand's shopping area of Sarasota. Surprisingly that was not the case. The food was very good starting with the appetizer and ending with awesome desserts. Get the Creme Brûlée! I'd highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    LuvLongboat
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I took my wife to Tommy Bahamas for dinner on her birthday and we were not disappointed. Got a great seat on the balcony and had an absolutely incredible dinner. The flavours in the food was outstanding and Tom our waiter was great - we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tommy Bahama
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was excellent. They forgot to assign a waiter to our table, but as soon as we requested help, our service was impeccable. Loved the steak salad, and was very happy they let me have it for dinner even though it was on the lunch menu. The coconut/pineapple cake is memorable...so moist and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LK412VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The Kona encrusted ribeye steak was delicious. New on the menu in our area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Sarasota !
    jrogg
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We go here every time we visit the area and have not been disappointed once. Everything we ever get here is perfect. We always leave talking about how wonderful the food was. Atmosphere is so inviting. Feel like you're on an island somewhere. It is a little high-priced, but well worth it!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - pricey
    ginacVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Service was great - good was very good with a different twist! I found it pricey for the portion size!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ginacVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Excellent food and service - different dishes for change - wish they had more to choose from but very goos
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trip to Sarasota
    Dave
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We drove to Sarasota for a nice weekend of romance. It was a good one and we enjoyed the meal here at TB. Our issue was too noisy. There was music playing, a crowded restaurant with lots of kids, and none of the managers seem to realize you could not converse with the single guy's music so loud. I suggest being more sensitive to that for future reference.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beverly
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I've enjoyed many lunches and dinners at Tommy Bahamas with friends and family. It is one of my family's favorite places when they are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great fun place. Good food. The staff is attentive and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 605 reviews are from the Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sarasota reviews archive.
  • sorry to not recommend this one
    linal
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We were very disappointed with this restaurant. The service was poor. The size of the portions w a s lists poor. Overall it was an average place with above average prices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet