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Libby's Cafe & Bar

4.4
2044 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food
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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
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Phone number
(941) 487-7300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Fran Casciato
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Catering
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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hillview Ave.
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Parking details
Complimentary on-street and parking lot across the street every day
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Public transit
Within 1 block
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Entertainment
Thursday and Friday Nights 6pm-9pm Live Entertainment in the L Bar
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Special events & promotions
Private dining rooms are available with varied menu options to customized events based on interest and budget
Additional
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

Private Dining

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mother's Day is extra special here at our TableSeide Restaurant locations. Because we believe in treating every family like our own we know just how important it is to express to our mothers how much they are loved. We do that through our food. We hope you join us again this year for Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2044 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service in stylist surroundings, shame the chicken in our mains was a little over cooked. Still enjoyed the occasion and would dine there again.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Consistently good each time we visit this upscale neighborhood location.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Love Libby's! The food is always fabulous. We were 2 couples that dined there. Everyone loved their selections. The guys had burgers, one lady had the pear tortellini, and the other, the sweet potato noodle dish. Yes, there are creative vegetarian dishes, and the menu is varied enough for any discerning food choices. The beverage choices are ample as are desserts. The only issue ever with Libby's is: the acoustics are not great (it can be loud in there) and the tables in the booths are a little wide, making conversation challenging on occasion. Most times it's not an issue and I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant!!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We were seated at a table right near the hostess stand and next to a waiter/waitress stand. Not a good spot. They really need to remove that table. Not relaxing.

Two of us ordered crab cakes. They were good but really small. Appetizer size. Not a dinner portion.

Very noisy but I'd go back.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was very good, as usual. The menu has changed and some interesting new entrees and appetizers are available. Always a good "go to" place for hubby and me and also to meet up with our friends.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Very Delish!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Love the food and atmosphere.
A regular stop for us.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Good food and service. The restaurant was not crowded, but they sat a large group right next to us which made it noisy.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food and service were as expected. The noise is always an irritant unless you’re lucky enough to eat outside. Our table was so wide that it inhibited conversation across the table.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We will return

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Good service, food was fine

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was not our first visit to Libby's and won't be our last. We've never had a bad meal there and the customer service is always exceptional. We brought a couple of friends (their first visit) and they were very impressed. We also timed the weather perfectly. The front doors/windows were wide open and people were eating as comfortably outside as they were inside. One of the things I also enjoy about eating at Libby's or any of the Tableseide Restaurant Group venues is the fact that Steve and his family truly give back to the community - in multiple ways.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

This has always been one of my favorite restaurant in this area. I love the wedge salad and the brisket burger but the truffle fries are not as good as they used to be when they were served in a little wire basket. The service is very good and the ambiance is great!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Libby’s never disappoints. We were introducing friends to a favorite spot and it worked in all categories.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was a Wow but noise level took away from enjoying the fine service and excellent food. We were originally seated near a table of 8 who shouted across it to hear each other. The hostess did move us to a table further away. This helped but it was still very noisy in the restaurant. We have been there for a group lunch and it wasn't this loud.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always good, always professional....and they add different twists to everyday food....the 4 cheese tortellini knocked me over !!!!!!!!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service awful
Forgot to serve our appetizers - after a 50 minute wait from order our entrees arrive. To top it off they served the wrong vegetable side.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent food and great service. We have had good experiences here!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

With a reservation, our large group of 10 was seated right away. Our waiter was very attentive as the rest of the wait staff with the bread & water. Our food came out in a reasonable amount of time and we all enjoyed our food selections. Sitting inside but right next to the wide opening to the outdoor gave us the pseudo experience of eating al fresco; the ambience was delightful. We asked for separate checks & each tipped our waiter over 35% by choice. We will definitely return!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Solid every time we go there and I appreciate how it allows you to build a small meal or go big on entrees. Patio can’t be beat

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

As soon as we arrived, our server got us waters and informed us of the specials. The server gave recommendations. The meal was excellent and the venue was spectacular.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Sat outside - great ambience and very nice little spot in Sarasota. Service was excellent and food was very tasty.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Go on Wednesday’s. Great wine value

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch was a home run! So glad we chose Libby’s for our meal!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch was a fabulous experience form the food variety and selection to the exceptional service.
Libby’s never disappoints !

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Entrees were presented before appetizers were even half finished. Waiter was minimally attentive compared to excellent service at prior visit. Wine was not the vintage of the wine list entry, and no mention of this by the server.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I took my mother for her 90th birthday, and she loved every minute. I’ve always enjoyed everything about Libby’s, we sat outside since the weather was beautiful . The table next to us raised their glasses in a toast for my mother then our waiter Dion, brought out a warm and delicious giant chocolate chip cookie with ice cream and a candle.
Very memorable, thank you!

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Had a 7pm reservation. Showed up behind a walk up group. Had to wait for a table setup. Waited for 7 minutes to get greeting and place drink orders. Waited for 10 minutes to get drinks. Was 30 min to get our food order and drinks ran out. Restaurant was about 60% full, very noisy with tin ceilings and tile floors. Food was good and it’s a nice place. I would go back and be more assertive on service expectations which seems like a shame for that price level.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

In our neighborhood. Great food and on a beautiful night try to sit outside.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

SO good! we don't get there often enough, but it's always delicious, creative, and the desserts oh. my! what else can one ask?!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

So glad they brought back the Early Bird specials and pricing. We will now definitely be back!!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We had a wonderful lunch for my father-in-law’s birthday. The food and service was superb. And we will definitely return in the near future.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, as always. We have also enjoyed Happy Hour. Friendly atmosphere with attentive staff

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Birthday celebration with special friends. First time st Libbys. Enjoyed and will return.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food is unique and very good. The staff was attentive and friendly. Libby’s is one of my favorite places in Sarasota.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Nice place....good food. Open air is a nice touch.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Enjoyed our dinners at Libby's! Good menu. Good food! Good service! No complaints.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Libby’s is a favorite . Great Menu , service . A little loud but worth the noise . Surf and turf Buffalo Cauliflower and Tomato Basil soup some of our favorites .

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I ordered the special roast beef dinner, $29., it was tough. The manager gave me a $4 discount (Asolo discount.) I will not go back.

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