Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails
Food was a bit too salty. Ask to put less salt when you are ordering. Almost all that we tried (there was 6 of us) was too salty and we all agreed on this. Shrimp and grits was not good. The service was excellent and the location is superb. I’d go there again but would ask less salt on everything and I would not get the shrimp and grits which didn’t even resemble the real thing.
Cocktails are fantastic. Food was salty. We had 3 appetizers and decided to dine elsewhere for our main course.
It was our anniversary this evening and It was a wonderful dinner!! We sat on the deck and the ambiance was perfect. Our waiter, Jeremy gave us an excellent suggestion for champagne-appetizer- and dinner. The food was delicious and our entire evening was made perfect by the hospitality!! Highly recommend this Restaurant.
Solid food, great patio, service is outstanding! I would like to see a larger raw bar.
It was lovely!
Drinks/wine were awesome as was the food presentation and ambiance, but good comments end there. Food was mediocre at best. Two of four meals were shrimp and grits with latter very pastey and tasteless. Other two meals were salmon and cobia cooked very well but no wow factor. Not worth the $300 spent!
Limited menu because it was Mother’s Day. Way to disappoint the two Moms at our table! Service was extremely slow. Food was not very good. They comped a couple things because of this. No reflection of limited selections on the menu/ website when I booked on open table so was very disappointing for Mother’s Day as I booked 3 weeks in advance. Will not recommend or return.
Service is not excellent and the Food is limited in selection and very overpriced and for what you are served. All in all it was a disappointing experience!
Nice atmosphere but was disappointed with the Mother’s Day buffet. Great service!
What a lovely Mother's Day Brunch. We didn't want the bustle of the dining room and opted for Jack Dusty (since that is more our family celebration spot anyway). Everything was just what I wanted on Mother's Day! Delicious!
Great food and cocktails
We had a great experience! The chef was amazing, she came out and asked if she could plate the cake we brought... She presented it beautifully when she really didn’t have to... Very happy with the service.
The restaurant is delightfully relaxed, sited on a beautiful lagoon—the food and service were outstanding. As it was Kentucky Derby Day, it was very active—-we (two seriously senior ladies) sat on the terrace and received excellent attention and food. I’ll be back often.
It was my birthday and I expressed that on the open table app when making the reservation but there was no acknowledgement at all so we were disappointed by that. Great food, pricey but I nice special occasion place to eat.
Our dining experience could not have been better! The service was beyond perfect. The food was outstanding! The chef was amazing! This has just become our favorite place to eat in Sarasota!!! I do not believe we have ever has such a perfect dining experience!!
Great as always! Service, food and out table was outstanding!!!!
Was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. I had the salmon and it was amazing. Others had the pork chop and loved it. My house salad was one of the best I’ve ever had. Will definitely go back.
Great place for drinks or date night. Vince and his team were amazing!
Anniversary dinner. Food and drinks were excellent
Very festive and fun, food was excellent, bartenders and server were excellent. The ambience is elegantly casual. Totally love this place.
A once wonderful restaurant has gone steeply downhill. Their wonderful bread in a can is now heavy and hard. The broth for the mussels was a very poor choice, plus ... I began to think the mussels were off and sent them back. The waiter was not particularly apologetic, but it was removed from the bill. And lastly, the “sweet potato ice cream” tasted nothing like sweet potatoes. I asked if there was a new chef. “Oh, yes,” the waiter said. “They seem to change every year.” ‘Nuff said.
Easter Sunday. Not the usual impeccable service. Took a long time to be acknowledged and then was told our server would “be a bit” like that was acceptable in any way. Missing silverware, difficulty getting correct beverages to right person. Once our server showed up, he did his best to cover our needs but there were obviously far too few servers for a holiday meal that will of course make for a busy day. Then to get the bill! Far more expensive than we remember the Sunday brunch being. It was not worth the elevated price.
Horrible service: did not seat us with menus (we ran out), incomplete place settings (no knives), slow to take our order.
Great food and great service by Jeremy.
Great food, service and views! Edgar and Jeremy were phenomenal servers and made our meal times exceptional. The smoked painkiller has so many layers and is my new favorite drink. The seafood tower, oysters and stone crab claws were all delicious!
Dinner was good but overpriced. Service was excellent
Food was very bland, nothing distinctive about it. Ive had better frozen swordfish that had more flavor, zest and appeal. Sweet potatoes were bitter and lacked flavor. Asparagus lacked any flavor. The entire entree lacked any culinary art or thought. The wine ordered was served from behind the bar, no bottle displayed or shown at pouring. I honestly feel they poured a cheap $6 Pinot considering the $20 per glass that was ordered. After a $225.00 meal for 2 that was less impressive than Red Lobster, I would be embarrassed to refer anyone to this restaurant out of fear they would have the same experience for the same price. No way.
Dinner was to celebrate a birthday. It was a beautiful night by Sarasota Bay, so ambiance was great. The service was also just as great, from car valet to seating to waitress to food to price to a walk thru the garden by the Bay inlet. Just a great time.
Beautiful evening...... great cocktails, sunset, music, service, food.... all outside overlooking the grounds and gorgeous bay. We will be back!!!
Went for our 25th anniversary. They sat us at a table that felt like we were in the lobby surrounded by large groups who were very loud. My wife go oysters as an app which were so small I'm not even sure if they were legal. The food was average at best.
This restaurant offers great local seafood options with the Ritz Service and experience!
Lovely experience all around. Delicious food and great atmosphere. Service was excellent.
Celebrated my wife’s birthday. Food was wonderful and service great can’t wait to go back!!!
We had a very nice lunch on Sunday, celebrated my boyfriend's birthday! Our server Helen was great, gave us great recommendations and brought him birthday dessert on the end of the meal! It was very peaceful and we had a very good time!
We live in Sarasota, and have enjoyed many of the fine places available here. Jack Dusty, though, really stood out. They got everything right. NOTHING wasn't at least excellent if not exceptional.
We requested to eat outside in our reservation. We were granted that but the table was in a far corner and did not make for a pleasant experience.
Only negative was a slow kitchen. Server was great. Mahi was a little overcooked but not a real problem, just kept it from 5 star. We will definitely me back.
My son asked to come here for his 15th birthday and I happily obliged
Love it here...
The best food and service in Sarasota
Super wait staff, food beautifully prepared and presented.- we dined outside on a pretty day.
One if not the best restaurant in Sarasota. The ambiance , the quality , the service... Dont forget that jacks bread. Good choices for drinks...