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For 2
Date
Mon, 1/22
Time
10:30 PM
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Libby's Cafe & Bar

4.3
1893 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
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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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

From February 10th-17th we are offering up a Libby's Love week. On the night of Valentine's Day itself we are offering a concierge service with your choice of flowers and bottle to be pre-set with your table. Please ask for the Rose ($75)or Tulip($60) package when making your reservations.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 1893 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SkinnyLizard (Chicago)
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Yet another wonderful dining experience at my favorite restaurant! The cedar plank salmon was delicious and the mango sorbet was the best sorbet I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0
Dined on January 16, 2018

We dine at Libby’s several times during the winter season. They’ve never let us down.

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Chico1303 (Tampa)
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Great new menu since we were there last- seafood was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Libbys is a favorite of ours and is always great for a meal with friends. Foods is yummy, service is cordial and efficient and we love the vibe. This visit was great as usual!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was above average. Our server was tremendous.

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vipMarymount (Tampa)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful lunch, great food and friendly service,

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FloraO (Tampa)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Have been gotto Libby’s for years amd plan to continue making it one of our favorites.

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viplauriesland (Tampa)
5.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

I’ve been eating at Libby’s for years, and last night was the best dinner I’ve had there. Heretofore, it’s not been my first choice, and I’ve eaten there because the location was convenient for me and my companions. Last night, however, everything was terrific ... except we were seated in the main dining room near two loud parties. The far dining room was not available for occupancy, and the waiter could not accommodate us.

The cocktail could have been stronger.

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Disappointed (Chicago)
3.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

My wife and I chose Libby’s for it’s proximity to the Van Wezel Theater, as well as previous positive experience. We both enjoyed our entree, and the service was superb. The only draw back was the seating process..in an I crowded dining room the hostess took us to a table that was “stuffed” into a space that would be undesirable when the crowd arrived...(approximately 30 minutes later). When I asked for a table in a less crowded area, she took us to a table in the rear dining room. When I asked if that was the best she had to offer, she spun and walked away...there were several desirable tables in the main dining room....this left a vey sour taste in my mouth...we will need to rethink returning to Libby’s!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Hillview Ave.
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(941) 487-7300
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Entertainment
Thursday and Friday Nights 6pm-9pm Live Entertainment in the L Bar
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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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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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Executive chef
Fran Casciato
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
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Special events & promotions
Private dining rooms are available with varied menu options to customized events based on interest and budget

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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