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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
In spite of having 3 servers collaborate to serve our 3-top table, the service was horrendous. Orders were not taken in a timely manner, drinks were not refilled, dirty plates were not taken away, etc. On multiple occasions, I had to ask food runners to please get one of our servers. When I mentioned the poor service to two of our servers, they seemed shocked; they seemed very impressed with themselves and couldn't believe my comments. In this case, three servers were not better than one good one. Very, very disappointing.
Libby's was a fabulous place for Easter Brunch! We enjoyed the good company of our family members, the excellent service, the bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary's and the endless buffet!!!! The food was delicious and the atmosphere festive. It was a wonderful day.
Boring food with limited wine menu. Comfortable room with odd decor: paintings and light fixtures seem incongruous with the wood trim. Third time we've visited and been truly UNDERWHELMED by the food. LAST TIME WE WILL VISIT OR RECOMMEND
Had a wonderful dinner with good friends. The food was delicious. The proteins were very well paired with other items on the plate. The sauces were very good. The waiter was very attentive. There was a table of eight women celebrating a birthday. They were very loud and kept talking over each other. The more they talked the louder they got. This was not the restaurant's fault but definitely affected our enjoyment of the evening.
Another Sunday night supper, this one our last in Sarasota. We chose a table at the open window overlooking outdoor patio seating. It was the right choice. The neighborhood walked by friends, families and dogs meeting and enjoying the early evening. Were we in Europe? We had been to Libby's before and in the past felt it was too noisy, busy and rushed but this night it was just right. The menu had been updated since our last visit and included old standbys, a number of interesting additions and small plates with international flair. Our waiter was cheerful and attentive. Salads could have been better chilled. However, we enjoyed our meals (Caesar salads with white anchovy, short rib burger medium rare, meatloaf, sea scallops), wine, the street view and the comfortable ambiance. Looking forward to our next visit.
It was a disappointment. We've always loved Libby's, but I don't think the food is very good anymore. This was our third time this season-had a guest-and was hoping it would be as it used to be. Previously, didn't know what to order as everything was great. Not so anymore. Guess that's why Libby's isn't crowded like it used to be. Hope they change chefs or something before next year.
We had a wonderful evening! The food was excellent, and our waiter was friendly, helpful and attentive. The salad wedge is definitely enough for 2-3, the salmon was exceptional, and the other meals were also very good. The hot chocolate chip cookie with ice cream was also exceptional, and enough for the whole table to share. Overall, and 9 out of 10!!
Libby's is one of our top go-to places for a quiet night out, a date, special occasions. An extremely good idea is to arrive before 7pm and get in on the Happy Hour at the bar prior to sitting down for dinner. Outstanding cocktails, particularly martinis. Dinners are reasonably priced for the payoff, which is delicious food and excellent service.
A standby for us in South Sarasota and convenient to Siesta Key. Food is very good and very good value. Iceberg wedge and beef burger are outstanding. Service is always efficient and cheerful. Molly, the manager, makes everything run like clockwork. We highly recommend.
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