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About Libby's Cafe & Bar
Lively and casually sophisticated Libby's Cafe + Bar has won over the hearts and palates of Sarasota diners and visitors since opening in October 2008. Its Modern American cuisine includes creative Asian and Italian influences with small and large plate options. Whether it’s enjoying a Happy Hour special, lunch, Sunday Brunch, dinner or a special occasion event in the private dining room, value, quality and service consistency is paramount for this family owned café that thrives on genuine hospitality.
Sarasota, FL 34239
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Daily 4:00pm-Close;
Sunday Brunch 10:30-4:00;
Happy Hour Daily 4-7pm;
Live Music Thursday's and Friday's 6pm-9pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Thursday and Friday Nights 6pm-9pm Live Entertainment in the L Bar
Choose from three different menus based on price, bar and event or customize your own private dinner or special celebration; private dining rooms available on-site
Complimentary on-street and parking lot across the street every day
Within 1 block
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Private dining rooms are available with varied menu options to customized events based on interest and budget
Private dining rooms offering casual elegance for 10-100 are available for business meetings, social and special event functions as well as holiday and bridal parties. Choose from a variety of off-the-menu options or custom orders, delivered with the highest quality ingredients and service.
Libby's Cafe & Bar Ratings and Reviews
I recently re-connected with a former girl friend, and i wished to make Valentine's Day evening special. I chose the Rose Package to supplement dinner. Best move ever.
The lady arrived first, and was so impressed that wine and roses were at the table waiting for her.
Service by John, and his recommendations for dinner were spot on delicious.
Excellent evening, and thanks to Libby's staff and menu selections provided.
Libby's use to be our " local" go to place. Disappointed food has gone down hill the last year.
Had their Grouper Sandwich this week ..Grouper was old, tuff and you chewy, Being a local there is no reason to serve old fish...sorry.. Still love the place but finding it now to be hit or miss place.
We love to go to Libby’s and like it even more when we introduce friends to it for the first time and they absolutely LOVE IT!!
The food was delicious... we were there at 7:30 on a Sunday evening so the restaurant was definitely slowing down, that being said I felt the server was a little scattered, she didn’t open our wine (to allow it to chill until dinner arrived) however then did not return until we flagged someone down and we were 1/2 way thru our meal and the same with one of our desserts never arrived she did remove it from the bill.
So that’s the reason for the 3 star service
Fun and friendly, a bowl of water for our dogs was delivered to outdoor table without even asking. The Buffalo Cauliflower was outstanding. We both had grilled grouper and it was served quickly and was delicious. Libby’s is a fun place to people watch and is one of our favorite places to visit when we’re in the city.
Our waitress simply forgot to pass our order to the kitchen. After 40 minutes wait when we inquired she told us that 'they were very busy". After an additional wait we contacted the manager and found out. We left without eating. (By the way it was lunch time and the restaurant was half empty). So the above ratings do nor apply
We go to Libby's 2-3 times/year. They always provide very good food, and friendly and efficient service. It can be noisy as the bar scene is vibrant, and this last time the hostess tried to put us in a booth back by the kitchen when there were many better alternatives.
If this had been our first dining experience at Libby’s, we wouldn’t go back. Unfortunate because the location and atmosphere are great and I wanted it to be good! I had to get up to ask for our waiter (we waited over 10 minutes with no sign of anyone waiting our table) and the meal was average. We were three friends dining out. My meal (surf and turf over grilled romaine) the beef was not medium rare as ordered and was a cheap, tough and tasteless. Shrimp was okay. At $26 - above average cost, I would have expected better. So, overall disappointed and with so many options out there, it may be a while before I go back. Let’s just hope it was an ‘off night’ and not the norm.
I dined at Libby’s Cafe while on a short winter getaway to Sarasota. We were looking for casual dining with great seafood and lots of healthy choices plus a great wine list. We were not disappointed. We ordered a spasta dish made from spaghetti squash and a vegetable marinara and a grilled vegetable salad. We added shrimp to one and scallops to the other dish. Both dishes were very tasty. We felt so jubilant for eating clean that we finished the meal with the key lime pie!
Our server was delightful and was very informative. Libby’s also trained their bus staff who stopped at our table several times to ask us how the meal was and to inquire whether they could get us anything. It was a very nice touch. We will definitely return.
I haven't eaten at Libby's for several years, and was very pleased with my lunch. I ordered the sweet potatoe noodles, and this dish was delicious and filling. My friends ordered the wedge salad (beautifully presented) and tacos. We were all happy with our food, and the service was excellent.
Food is always fantastic.The buffalo cauliflower is absolutely amazing. Don't love the atmosphere; too dark and gloomy. Service isn't terrible but definite room for improvement. Took awhile to get our entrees. Wish we could get Libby's menu in Louis Modern atmosphere. That would be the perfect combo!
Good food, decent service, nice interior. The only thing preventing a 5 star rating is how crazy-noisy it was. The place was full and it has a metal ceiling. Conversation was difficult for a group of cousins who wanted to catch up with each other. The food preparations are inventive and well done.
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