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About Louies Modern

Downtown Sarasota’s most elegant dining hotspot & a Tableseide Restaurant concept, on the first level of Palm Avenue Garage with ample parking. We showcase culinary ingenuity, freshness and quality. we offer creative light bites from small plates and entrees with price points from $6-$35, diners can enjoy an interactive dining experience of Classical Modern cuisine including an open air kitchen and wood burning oven and grill. We are proud to offer the largest selection of Bourbons and Whiskeys in Sarasota along with an award wining wine list that is the Winner of the Wine spectator Award of Excellence in 2014, with a Certified Sommelier on staff to assist. We offer a fresh bar with an extensive cocktail and spirits selections like no other in Sarasota. Come enjoy Happy Hour 7 days a week in our bar area, as well as our covered outside lounge. www.louiesmodern.com

1289 North Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Sundays-Market Brunch (10:00am-2:30pm)
4pm to Close 7 Days a week!
Happy Hour in the bar (4-7pm everyday)

Buddy Brew Coffee Bar with food offerings opens 7 am till 8pm


Cross Street:
Main St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(941) 552-9688

Website:
http://www.tableseide.com/louies-modern

Entertainment:
Every First Weekend through May you can find Live Music on The First Friday night for Louies Live and the The First Sunday afternoon for our afternoon social.

Catering:
https://www.tableseide.com/modern-events

Parking Details:
Free parking in the Palm Avenue parking garage located above us. Entrance between main and cocoanut ave. Charge parking during high volume weekends in season. Parking also available on the street.

Executive Chef:
Fran Casciato

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
https://www.tableseide.com/modern-events

Private Dining

Downtown Sarasota’s hottest concepts in dining and special events, Louies Modern and The Francis, offer Classical Modern cuisine and style, all showcased in state-of-the-art facilities for restaurant, private dining or events up to 250 people.

Louies Modern Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (30)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Fit for Foodies (26)
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Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Business Meals (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Casual (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Fun (8)
Romantic (7)
Healthy (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Organic (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

one of the best brunches I've ever gone to, I will defiantly be going again.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Great meal here under the care of our server , Zachary.
The drinks created at the bar were wonderful and the atmosphere was hip and cool without being pretentious.
Highly recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Would definitely recommend... interesting & creative menu....

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent. I only wish our waiter had paid better attention to us. It is a good addition to downtown.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Outdoor dining area looks old, dirty, worn. Chairs very uncomfortable. Food was unremarkable. Disappointing-especially compared to Muse or Libby’s.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great. A bit loud but liked the atmosphere.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a great time with our friends. Zachary was a good waiter and took good case of us

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·Dined 4 days ago

We are Florida residents and LOVE that Louie's Modern seems to "cater" to us year 'round residents. Love your restaurant and the pre-theater menu, but usually always order the special.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Our second visit...Bar was extremely short handed, but it was Valentines Day, they gave out free prosecco! Once seated, service was awesome...food was wonderful!! Bone in Pork chop and filet were both cooked perfectly. Loved the candles! The first time we went it was too bright in the dining area..I would have lights on dimmers. The candles were temporary since it was Valentine’s Day. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We went there for Valentine's Day and they were trying to create a romantic mood by turning the lights out and just using candlelight but it was too dark for us. We've dined there before and like the lighting as it highlights the cool decor. We get what they we're trying to do on Valentine's Day but for us it didn't work. The food and service was, as always, awesome and we will be back.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a reservation for Valentine’s Day Eve. The food was quite good: we a split the kale salad which was excellent. My fish was cooked perfectly. My wife’s pasta was great. The service however was quite a disappointment. We had to wait 30 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. Our server “over-sold” the Prix Fixe menu and was absent a lot of the evening. And, they forgot to offer a bread basket. So the chef’s are doing a great job, but whomever is running the front end has a lot of fixing to do.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Even though it was Valentines Day, we had great service! Water constantly filled too which I greatly appreciated. We were seated in a large booth very comfortable for 6 people. Food came out hot which is rare in a lot of restaurants these days! The quinoa salad was very good. We all had seafood since it was Ash Weds. and we all loved our entrees!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely Valentine’s Couples Dinner. Had a booth which added to the experience! Lovely food & Service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 12, 2018

There were three of us dining together. We met in the bar which was unusually noisy so decided to go to our table and order a drink. Our waiter. Sean, took our order - 2 cocktails and a wine. It took about 15 minutes before we had our drinks. We had to remind him to bring our bread. He was less than attentive. I have been there MANY times but it was the first time for my guests and they were not impressed. We had a young girl assisting at the table. She had a minimal understanding of English and did not understand when we asked her to take our empty glasses from the table. Our server explained she did not understand a lot of English and she was not 21.
They loved the food but the service was not great and the restaurant was not that crowded. Not sure if there was a shortage of wait staff. Will go back as it is one of my favorite restaurants, but thought you should be aware of less than satisfactory service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Organic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Everything was good except the choice in vegetables was terrible

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The meal was outstanding
The restaurant had a cold atmosphere
The waiter was attentive
We wanted to dine leisurely and enjoy each course of food .

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We dined Saturday night and it was packed but still not too loud. Food was amazing and Menu wonderful. I had Crab shrimp Louie, fantastic. Our waiter Granville was excellent. Parking convenient right upstairs. I would go again, preferably not on weekend.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We went in convinced we would order small plates, but watched as several main dishes went by and changed our minds. Glad we did. The salmon was perfectly prepared and the ingredients in the saffron cavatelli were blended well and the dish actually carried a saffron flavor without overpowering the other fresh ingredients.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Well prepared fish entrees; waiter was very knowlegable.
Attractive interior. Tolearable noise level.
Will return!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The food was perfect. The waiter was trying very hard but he had too many tables. The wine is overpriced and the pour is small.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 5, 2018

always good, great house wine, we did the early bird special and it was a substantial portion, look forward to going back soon :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Good location, easy walk from the Westin. Good service, very friendly and accommodating as we like to share dishes.
Food was good except for the French fries and their cost was removed from the bill.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Louie's is one of my "go to" places - an interesting menu, very good service, an energetic vibe. I would definitely recommend to friends as a signature Sarasota experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food but asstiant GM is a jewel. Fantastic customer service. He needs to be cloned

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Reservation was honored promptly and the food was delicious and a meal to be remembered. We will definitely recommend Louis Modern

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our first time here. Loved the food. Wait staff top notch. We will be back!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 2, 2018

we liked Louie's a lot and look forward to going back. A wonderful addition to the downtown Sarasota dining choices.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Never disappointed in the food or drinks

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Seemed rather pricey for what was offered. It was almost $20 for a burger and fries, even if it was a large portion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Enjoyed the food & service. Wife said more vegetables are needed.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service and food always good - priced about right for better than average cuisine

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Impeccable service. Creative menu. Really enjoyed our experience. Mediterranean platter was amazing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The ambiance was nice and the food was very good. The waiter (Spencer) seemed to not be enjoying his job very much, but warmed up a bit as the dinner progressed. Overall we had a nice dinner and would come back.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The service was great . Presentation and taste of food both excellent. The only negative is the noise level which made conversation difficult.

Still would recommend.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food is a good value but wine is about 3 times retail.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

nice decor, quite large and felt too open, lots of tables, everyone seated on the
perimeter of the restaurant. small alleyway between tables that EVERY server used
to pass by to the bar, lobby, other dining room - quite odd not a better path, walked by
our table everytime. food menu was varied, fine, not remarkable, seemed slow, even
though not too busy, thought more serving staff might be needed. alot of attention
paid to large party in another room- would try the bar area another time, looked cozy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and service first rate. Noisy on a Saturday night. Attractive restaurant close to the theatre.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Worst experience. Rude host , dismissive when we left and told him he had been rude. Waiter didn’t seem to care that an hour had passed and we still didn’t have our entrees. So we paid for our drinks and appetizers and left without dinner. The host was chatting with apparent friends and not only was he uncaring that we were leaving he continued talking with them. Most interesting was the waiter exerted pressure to order the entrees with the appetizers, yet ours still didn’t arrive when other diners nearby had been served and had departed

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Have been there many times and totally enjoyed it. On Thu Jan 18 we were nearly late for the theater because the food was very slow to come from the kitchen. Our reservation was at 6:15 and our food wasn’t served until almost 7:30.

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 (London)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great meal. Wonderful staff and delicious food. Would highly recommend a visit.

Tags: Healthy
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