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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
Went with my wife for lunch on a rainy Sunday. I enjoyed the great cheeseburger and she loved the short ribs Benedict. The unlimited Bloody Mary/Mimosa bar ($13) was very good as well. We decided that we really need to eat here more often. If the weather’s nice, enjoy the sidewalk dining. The bar is fun without being too crowded. Recommend.
We visit Libby's every November to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Your meatloaf dinner is her favorite meal in Sarasota.
My wife had the Lavash flat bread. It tasted delicious but
- the size was certainly not a small plate (it made 3 meals)
- the crust, altho delicious, was not strong enough to hold the weight of the toppings.
We visited Libby's for Thanksgiving dinner. Our reservation was early, so we avoided the crowd. It began to fill up by the time we were halfway through our meal. The service was great, my wife was pleased with her traditional turkey dinner, and I was happy that I didn't have to eat turkey. I ordered the meatloaf, which is what I order 3 out of times when we go to Libby's. We had absolutely no complaints, and we never do. We'll be back again for sure.
We went for Thanksgiving dinner and it was good but nothing special. Though the restautant has a cozy atmoshpere, it was pretty noisy and it would have been nice to have tablecloths on the tables for Thanksgiving. Only the large round tables had them. The staff was very nice. So it was good overall but with many local restaurants serving a holiday meal, we'll try another one next time.
Our First time at Libby's and it was wonderful for Thanksgiving. Great Thanksgiving menu, great atmosphere. We had a relaxing meal and were not rushed. We would definitely come back and try their regular menu. We also sat at the bar which was also very nice.
I made reservations for my husband, son, and myself. I requested a vegan menu option for Thanksgiving Dinner. Silvia verified that I would have a vegan Thanksgiving Dinner selection. When I got there and was presented the menu by a very hurried server, he pointed out the vegan options on the menu...lettuce wedge, tomato soup, deep fried cauliflower wings.
The service was very slow. We sat at 5:45 and had to be someplace right around the corner at 7:30. We thought we had plenty of time but barely made it. There were a lot of new people training and that perhaps slowed things down. We did not get our meal order taken until we had already been there 40 minutes. It took awhile to get our first drinks. The food when it came was good and I liked the atmosphere. I might be willing to try it again and see if the service concern is a constant or a fluke.
Wine Wednesday has excellent values on a first-class wine list!
Food was excellent and very reasonably priced.
Bartender seemed a bit overwhelmed by two large parties, even though the dining room itself was not crowded. Drinks came slowly and one drink order got mixed up.
Libby's is a great restaurant, and this trip there wasn't really up to speed. Because they were changing menus, there were many changes to the written menu, which was hard to figure out. Would have liked at least one pasta dish; more fish (not seafood) and vegetarian options. And a non-chocolate dessert. Also missed the sunset menu, it was easier to navigate than the 25% off asterisks.
On the plus side, the servers were great, the tomato bisque terrific, and we had a nice meal nonetheless. It just wasn't the experience I'm used to there.
Libby's is always good. It's a great location, particularly for an after dinner walk or around the corner and down Hillview for music and a drink. Food is also consistently good, and on this evening they had my favorite meatloaf entree as a special. My three companions also bragged about their food. Our server was very attentive, seemed always to be there when we needed him, but not bothersome when we didn't. Minor glitch with our big cookie desert, which Libby's comped. Thank you very much. And it was delicious. We'll go back and recommend Libby's to our friends.
I’m a regular at Libbys and it’s other restaurants. I ordered the tuna which was too dry. Tasted as though it had been sliced and left uncovered. I ate it because I was very hungry. My friend had eggs Benedict which were good but the string potatoes were not.
I shall continue to go there but will not order the Ahi Tuna again. It was expensive to boot.
Unfortunately, our meal was subpar. My mother and I ordered the Eggs Benedict and it came out cold and the hashbrowns were as dry as straw and entirely too brown. The re-fire of our meal the temperature was much better, however, zero improvement with the hashbrowns. Not a great meal. The service though was excellent.
I enjoy Libby's for all occasions, and recently I appreciated the generosity of the staff as they allowed us girlfriends to enjoy wine and chat for almost 45 minutes before ordering, no push and just a very laid back and friendly staff. Attentive and not pushy!
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