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About Louie's 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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Miracle on Palm Ave is an all-day Christmas Eve spectacular. The day starts with Brunch with Santa, followed by holiday kids activities and a showing of the original Miracle on 34th St in the breezeway, ending with a festive Christmas Eve dinner garnished with holiday music being played throughout.

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.

Louie's Modern Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (15)
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Pre/post Theatre (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Casual (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Our party of 6 had a very enjoyable meal and it just happened to be in a Wednesday bright when all bottles of wine priced between $50.00 and $100.00 are half price—nice surprise. We had a variety of entree’s including Red Snapper and beef tenderloin with the add-on of 3 gulf shrimp. One in the party had a birthday the next day and they treated the table with a large serving of tiramisu with a sparkler and the waiter sang Happy Birthday!
All in all a very good meal and an delightful dining experience.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

Enjoyed their Sunday brunch with the family. Lots of fresh selections, not too terribly overwhelming but just right. The house made Bloody Mary mix was excellent and my wife enjoyed the Mimosa's The candied peppered bacon is a must have!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We have had brunch here several times, but this time was a disappointment. At our first visit there was a fantastic whipped cream:chocolate cake, never to be had on subsequent visits. Last time there was melt-in-your -mouth sliced pork. Replaced this time with sliced turkey that tasted like processed turkey, not fresh sliced. Mussels were tiny, shriveled up and too salty. Desserts were mediocre. Coffe was an extra charge of $4 with no warning of this from the waitress. We were never offered their bottomless mimosa or Bloody Mary cocktails. Potato snacked were heavier and not crispy as they were previously. We will give Louie’s another chance because we know they can do better.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Cheesecake was amazing.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We met friends for dinner and I was surprised to here a vegan special. I delicious stuffed pablano dish. Loved it. Food was awesome, drinks and dessert were fab. Definitely going back. I live nearby for years and never stopped in. So glad we did! 🌷

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Organic, Fun, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was my mom’s birthday. The service was wonderful and the food was outstanding. We arrived early and had som cocktails in the bar to start. The bartenders we very attentive and the drinks spectacular. The food was out of this world. They even brought my mom a desert with a sparkler in it for her birthday.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent customer service. Wanted to be sure to get and do everything right.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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vip
 (Peru)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent service, fabulous meal, and great service. Spectacular Sunday brunch offerings and music to complement the setting.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was excellent and beautifully presented, but unfortunately, the service was below our expectations based on previous visits. The two of us were seated at a table next to the very busy open kitchen and left waiting with no attention from staff for prolonged periods of time. The table of 4 next to us was offered a bottle of champagne for their inconvenience - we were offered soup! We declined, and eventually the captain comped our drinks. I hope the issues we experienced at this visit were a one-time glitch; it is a shame for poor service to diminish the overall experience and the pleasure of wonderful food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was either cold or poorly prepared. Also, even though we advised our waiter upon being seated at the table that we had tickets to the theatre in 1 hour and forty minutes , our entre was not delivered until 20 minutes before curtain time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Louie's Modern continues to offer fresh local food in beautiful presentation

Enough variety for carnivores and vegans to dine together.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We chose several appetizers and a flatbread to share plus two of the best burgers!!! Excellent dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Other than the food, it was very nice. Could be we made bad choices - but- we will not be returing

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We love Louie’s and come here right away when we get back to Sarasota. This time we noticed that the tomato and Burrata appetizer has gotten much smaller. Many less tomatoes and a brick sized pice of salt. Also we decided to have their burger and we ordered it true rare and reiterated it that we didn’t want it medium rare. Of course, it came medium rare and it was very tasty. My fries were limp and stuck together on the plate. We will write if off to an off night and we the next time will be better.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 1, 2017

From the warm greeting, to the outstanding service, to the delicious pompano, to the luscious dessert...outstanding!

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very disappointing. We had been regular customers because of the eclectic menu (eg wedge salad with Gorgonzola dressing, duck dishes, etc). It seems to have been replaced by a very pedestrian selection of fish and steaks. Yawn. We can go to any number of places for that. That said...the steak and prawn dishes we were compelled to order were unspectacular. Not sure the reason for the change...but we are not thrilled. Sorry to say...we won’t be back for awhile.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a group of eight go there for the Thanksgiving buffet. $65 plus tip, tax, and wine per person, so the total bill for the eight of us exceeded $1,000. For the most part, the Food was delicious, with the exception of the turkey. The turkey was a turkey roll, white meat only. I mean, for $1000, you would think the chef would know how to cook a turkey, or at least go to Winn Dixie and pick one up. Also, no pumpkin pie. How can you have Thanksgiving dinner without pumpkin pie and lousy turkey. I can only guess the chef is French, and nobody explained to him American Thanksgiving traditions. Anyway, everything else was good, but won't go back again for a holiday meal.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The buffet is quite a spread. Service is top natch and it made for a very eloquent experience.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Kale Caesar salad is spectacular and lots of other innovative creations

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was overpriced. Meat was undercooked. Even the few traditional items were not very good. I have had wonderful food here in the past, Thanksgiving buffet was under whelming.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had Thanksgiving dinner there. The ambiance was very much like a cafeteria - noise was significant. The seafood part of the buffet was excellent - lots of choice and very fresh, tasty.
The rest of the menu was quite bland. Turkey was OK but not better - the roast beef was VERY hard to chew. Deserts were good. Overall not worth the price. Sorry

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Music
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Amazing Thanksgiving buffet with lots of unusual foods as well as the traditional Thanksgiving fare, displayed in the huge ballroom and brought back to our table in the restaurant just steps away. Every item was beautifully prepared, incredibly delicious and made us wish we had an extra stomach so we could just keep on eating. Kale Caesar salad , mussels in delicate white wine, pretzel stuffing, colossal shrimp cocktail, and the most delicious bread we ever tasted, were just some of the offerings included on this endless array of fine food.

This will be our new Thanksgiving tradition every year for years to come!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving dinner. We didn't know the restaurant was having a buffet style spread, but it was awesome -- the best I've ever seen. There were three of us and we all thought the food looked great and tasted great and service was great too. However, when we got the bill, we were a bit impressed by the price tag as well, especially because we are all fairly light eaters. Next time, I'll ask a few more questions before I book a reservation. But, the restaurant did do a fantastic job.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner with no turkey gravy? Girl carving turkey didn’t know white from dark meat. Desert table needs more choices. Wait staff very friendly. At $65 was way overpriced

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My new favorite brunch spot in Sarasota! Atmosphere, food and service were fantastic!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our service was very slow at best. 2 of the 4 meals served were not eatable. Will not be returning.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Waiter was very attentive. Crab and octopus appetizer was excellent and large. Just an enjoyable relaxing place.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great service and excellent food. I would highly suggest to friends and family!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

When we arrived we waited for 2 minutes at the empty host station before being sat. 5-8 minutes we had water but had not seen our server. Server then took drink orders and nothing else... another 8-10 minutes before finally ordering our food. The restaurant was not busy at the time but did seem woefully understaffed. I would like to say that’s the only reason for the poor service but both the manager/host and kitchen staff found time to use their cellphones while we waited.

That said, the food was great. So there’s that...

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food overall, with a mix of excellent items and some mediocre ones. Avoid the hummus.

Tags: Tapas, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service to selections...always great at Louie’s

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Service was fair at best.
One choice for merlot and it was $18 a glass! Outrageous for Sarasota. No Pinot Grigio on menu anymore. Brisket burger over cooked but tasty.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Host very rude- kept us waiting 10 minutes to be greeted. He was preoccupied talking to 5 young ladies. We walked out.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We have enjoyed this spot in the past, but this time the food was uninteresting and the service was really poor. The restaurant was not crowded, yet we waiting a very long time for both the appetizer and the main -- and when the main came, it was barely warm. We like the pre-theater dinner, but it was a real disappointment this time on all counts

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food is always outstanding. This is one of our favorite restaurants that we take family and friends for a special dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was excellent. I had the salmon which was cooked and finished perfectly. For dessert I had the German chocolate cake which should not be missed!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 6, 2017

There was no one at the front desk upon our arrival. Finally were seated after a few minutes, were given water and then ignored. They were not busy? We walked out and no one seemed to care that we did.
The only thing dumber than the poor service is your requirement that rate everything on your list when we did not have any food to rate!
Never did a review before and probably wont again.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was pretty good, the service was excellent...everyone was extremely caring, even when I had a small criticism they listened.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 28, 2017

One of my favorites!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Ever since the Ritz-Carlton stopped offering its over-the-top Sunday brunch, we have been on the lookout for a venue that would be perfect for special occasions and impressing guests from out of town. Louie’s Modern fills the bill. I had only been there once before for their brunch. It was quite good, and I especially drooled over the prospect of again eating a dessert composed of whipped cream and chocolate in the form of a cake or pie. Alas, at this second visit it was not available. But OMG, everything that WAS offered was exquisite. I have never had better sliced roast beef and pork in my life. So tender and moist! The bottomless mimosa certainly put me in a good mood to enjoy other items such as delicate hash brown potato pancakes and eggs Benedict. So good that I couldn’t manage to try everything. My friends were happy and impressed. Service was excellent. At a price of $35 plus $5 for a bottomless drink, I think this place is a bargain. Bravo Louie!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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