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About Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails
Who is Jack Dusty? Jack Dusty, so named for the 18th century short-hand term for the naval store clerk whose responsibility included doling out the daily lot of rum to sailors and maintaining the ship’s inventory of food supplies, offers guests a bevy of dining and drinking options with indoor/outdoor seating and views of sparkling Sarasota Bay and beyond. Jack Dusty features modern classic seafood, offers a lively bar and presents a prominent cocktail program.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
US-41 and Gulfstream
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is complimentary for guests of Jack Dusty.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Jack Dusty would love to host your special occassion celebration. Birthdays, graduations, engagements and more as only Jack Dusty can. Make your event truly once-in-a-lifetime. Contact us for details.
Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails Ratings and Reviews
Lobster bisque was thin and too fishy. No lobster chucks whatsoever. Cerviche excellent but shrimp and other contents looked cooked. Half a Lobster tail very small, filet mignon perfectly cooked but all, including spinach with potatoes, came out luke warm. Tuna was excellent. Cooked correctly and generous portion. We gave it a “b” at best.
Beautiful restaurant with nice outdoor dining area. You can not see the sunset because condo's block the view, but you are on the water in a little alcove...very pretty and tranquil. Make sure to insist on a table with a view as they will try to seat you at the worst tables first ....(there are tables outside with large concrete pillars that block the view totally and they try to seat these tables first...don't accept this...why sit outside and stare at concrete) The tables with water views are lovely. Wine menu, dinner menu and even the dessert menu are very nice. I would call the dining experience - fine dining with more of a casual flare. Definitely will be back.
4 grossly intoxicated men at the table directly next to ours on the outside patio. UNACCEPTABLE! Service was mediocre and slow. Pork entree was not edible. We have been here several times in the past and always enjoyed the experience. WILL NEVER RETURN AGAIN! Not what we expect from the Ritz-Carlton.
Jeremy, the server was great, but the kitchen was backed up and the food took an hour to come out after we placed our orders, was the first time that service was not up to par with what it usually is, food was good and service was great, just took way too long.
We had a wonderful business meeting over lunch. The service was five star and the crew worked as a team. The food and drinks were fantastic! The fresh seafood is first class. We moved out to the Terrace after the lunch and enjoyed fresh air, coffees, liquors, and incredible desserts. Thank you, we will be back:)
We have eaten here before and it was very good. However this time it was disappointing. my wife's salad favorite was removed from the menu. She got another but it had ingredients that were not listed and she could not eat. I had the sea scallops which were tasty but you only got 3 tiny scallops for $40. I was still hungry after I finished. Very sad.
When we checked in at 4:30, the hostess/manager took us to an obscure table way off to the side. We asked her if we could have the four-top in the corner by the window (there was literally no one else in the restaurant), and she said that they had reservations at 6:30, would we be gone by then. Not a good start. Our waitress was fine. Drinks were good. Our dinner took a LONG time to come out (now there were two other tables occupied). Once our dinners arrived, the hostess/manager came over and apologized for the delay (we had not complained), and comped our drinks (good move). We left the restaurant around 6:00; still only about three tables occupied. Then we waited 15 - 20 minutes to get our car from valet parking.
Three of us ate here recently for a birthday dinner. We sat outside which was pleasant. It was a very busy night and the service was fair. The food, however, was very disappointing. The fried green tomato appetizer was good, but the entrees were not. Two of us had burgers. How can a restaurant charge $18 for a burger that is nothing more than a bun and meat patty that isn't hand formed, nor made of high quality beef, and is tasteless and dry? No creativity whatsoever. It's pretty difficult to make a bad burger. The beet salad with chicken was fine but, again, no imagination at all. The wine prices are laughable. They charge per glass what you would pay for a bottle at any retailer. Absurd! This restaurant has the potential of being a great spot due to it's location, but it is not up to the standards of Ritz Carlton.
Wonderful ceviche appetizer, delicious tenderloin with creative and delicious sides . April was fantastic. Great manager attention to the small things we needed and any corrections. Really appreciated the small things they did to make our evening wonderful. The Brie and atmosphere is wonderful - quiet, peaceful and understated elegance - typical of the Ritz recommend the tenderloin over the ribeye and the ceviche over the tuna poke ( which didn’t have much flavor)
I had the cornbread crusted fish which was superb. The brown bread served with the meal is to die for. Their version of french fries were excellent and served uniquely. The other two said their entrees were great as well. Beautiful casual environment as you would expect from the Ritz Carlton. Staff were professional and efficient. Can't go wrong with this one.
We enjoyed New Year's evening at Jack Dusty. The service was excellent and the food was even better. My wife had the Cioppino and said it was excellent. I had the New Year's eve special (steak and lobster) and it was also excellent. We have had dinner Jack Dusty about half a dozen times and it is always a special treat. One of Sarasota's finest restaurants,
Booked a month ahead on Open Table and was offered a bar high top table even though multiple standard tables were available.
Hostess at front desk quite rude and waitress seemed lacking in knowledge.
Cocktails were very good.
Food not acceptable- beet salad tasted like it came out of a can and ahi tuna was served as 2 tasteless slabs.
Tuna was cold and had no flavor. Grouper en papillote lacking in spice or flavor.
Manager did offer to give us a complimentary meal in the future but we haven’t decided whether to try this restaurant again.
Nothing short of the “best” place in Sarasota to enjoy for dinner and any special occasion. First class service from start to finish. Great atmosphere and nice vibe for anything from cocktails to dinner. Our server, Arielle was off the charts the best server you could every request.
Wonderful experience! This evening started out shaky , but was saved by outstanding service, food and a complete investment by the hostesses. Not only would I return to this place repeatedly, but I would highly recommend it. The people that work here care about you having a wonderful experience. That is HEART that you cannot buy. Great job everyone...my family and I truly enjoy Jack Dusty as a family favorite. Happy New Year!
Excellent! We arrived for Christmas dinner at 3:30 - not realizing the dinner service started at 5. Our waiter, Preston, immediately arranged for us to order off the dinner menu. He also made great suggestions for cocktails and was thoroughly professional and accommodating throughout the service. The meal was delicious and the setting on the water is beautiful. It was a wonderful dining experience overall. Highly recommended.
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