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Louies Modern

4.4
1239 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
Downtown Sarasota’s cosmopolitan hotspot & a Tableseide Restaurant concept, on the first level of Palm Avenue Garage with ample parking. We showcase culinary ingenuity, freshness and quality offering creative light bites from small plates and entrees with price points from $9-$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 a curated selection of Bourbons and Whiskeys along with a forward-thinking and award wining wine list that is the Winner of the Wine spectator Award of Excellence in 2017. Come enjoy Happy Hour 7 days a week in our bar area, as well as our covered outside lounge. www.louiesmodern.com
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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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


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Phone number
(941) 552-9688
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Fran Casciato
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Catering
https://www.tableseide.com/modern-events
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main St.
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Parking details
3 hours of 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.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
https://www.tableseide.com/modern-events
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

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.

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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 1239 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Eating at Louie's Modern was it amazing dining experience. The food was fantastic. The wait staff was extremely friendly, professional, and knowledgeable.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great service and unusual menu! Overall, experience was great and they were accommodating even though we were late.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a 1:00 pm Sunday reservation, and the restaurant was not very crowded, happily. There was a large group housed in another room, which worked well.
Many of the breakfast items were in steam trays, and much of that had been there too long. The cheese grits had dried out, and were actually not warm-not sure how that worked. Many of the other items on the steam line could easily have been replaced. The made to order items were satisfactory, and that was fine. The shellfish offerings were quite good, both the shrimp and crab legs.
The brunch is not inexpensive, and as many have commented, it seems silly to charge $4 for coffee, tea and soft drinks, when you are also offering unlimited mimosas and Bloody Mary drinks for a single $5 upcharge. Go big and include the non-alcoholic beverages in the price of the $35 buffett.

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

Arrived at the prebooked time, but when we got there the kitchen was closed because of an unspecified "problem in the kitchen"
Can't say anything about the food because I never got to taste it.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always a special dinner setting. Contemporary and sophisticated with an innovative menu, great presentation & delicious food.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Good new menu.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We had dinner with some friends prior to a movie. First we enjoyed a drink at the bar during happy hour (one of their excellent signature cocktails). We all loved our meals - a roast chicken dish, a corvina fish entree, and crab Louie salads. Everything was well-prepared, attractive, and tasted great. The sides were interesting, too. The service was excellent, and we made it to our movie on time.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The Brunch is outstanding!!! Well worth the price and drive for those outside of the Sarasota/Manatee area.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

A great Sunday brunch. Best in Sarasota!!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The reason we rated the service lower is because our meals arrived way to quickly, we had not finished our appetizers. This after the waiter told us the kitchen was behind...which was fine with us as we were not in any hurry. This is not cool !

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great Experience

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Beautiful modern, sophisticated restaurant. Excellent service. The food was good, but not excellent. They need to turn it up a notch. It didn't have that special something that I was expecting. I might try it again.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good food, interesting menu. Service very very slow, nearly an hour to get mains...

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Deliciously prepared food, really great service staff. Favorite of ours!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

disappointing from past experiences here. service very slow. food doesn’t seem quite as good.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The meal and service were good. We were seated at the only “two top” in the Resturant which (although it was way too small to have dinner and bread basket at same time) would have been unremarkable but for the fact 30% of the tables were empty. The host chose to seat all guest Tightly squeezed into one side of the restaurant with a few tables scattered throughout the rest. So I had the luxury of hearing all of the surrounding tables conversation on a night when they were not very busy. The point is ; attention to small details matters and when you have a $200 meal you should feel special when it is an option. I️ would have asked to be reseated but the couple ahead of us had arrived 15 min before there reservation and were told to have a seat at the bar, I️ expected all the tables to be full. At least 30% of the tables remained open through our dinner, we finished around 9:30 which is well past the dinner time in Sarasota .

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Took friends from NYC. They could not believe that such a sophisticated restaurant could be in Sarasota.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We had a great dinner here with friends. The service was good and so was the food. We parked upstairs in the parking garage, super convenient !

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our food was excellent. Server was forgetful and would state he could not remember and walk away from the table when we asked him regarding buffet, drinks, etc.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Best restaurant we have been to in a while! Everything was perfectly seasoned-not too salty and tasted perfect

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Such a great spot! We love this spot! Always great food and a fun atmosphere! Never disappoints and you must order the burratta!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great vibe, but a bit noisy. Really like to new menu! Lots of reasonably priced beverage choices and nice selection of wines. Food options covered all bases and all the plates were empty at the end of the meal.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Outstanding as always!! Looking forward to the summer menu

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1.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Terrible. Service waytoo fast,cedar plank salmon almost raw when supposed to be medium. The four OS will never return there

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

On Sunday 4:45 room was mostly empty, so can't really judge noise levels
The main problem: the food was indifferent.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I’ve been a few times but was disappointed this time my fish was dry wanted to mention this to the waitress but didn’t she her again

Our guest ordered steak rare came medium
disappointing all around
Service very slow

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The four of us were all pleasantly surprised at the wonderful food, from the appetizers to the desserts; Presentation and great wait staff and attentiveness. We have lived in the area for several years, dine downtown, but have never dined at Louie's Modern. We all agreed we would definitely return and feel it is one of our favorites now.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had three different main courses and they were all good. Pork chop, half chicken and a shrimp and scallop dish. I continue to enjoy eating there.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This was our third visit. All were AMAZING! LOVED the quality and variety of the food, the beautiful, contemporary environment, and the friendly, genuine and informed servers.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We go to Sarasota annually in the spring. We were not as impressed with the food as in the past. It almost seemed "dumbed down" to us. That said, Louie's is much better than many other restaurants downtown, so we'll keep it on our list - for now.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was great for 7 persons out of 8. Fish for the 8th person was over cooked. Took long time to get another one. The second one was very good. No gestured however from the restaurant.
Making the reservation on Open table it required a credit card. I found the process to be ridiculous. Had I called to make the reservation I wouldn't have given my credit card number over the phone. From all my restaurants reservations, Louies Modern is the only one requiring a credit card. Open Table should not allow this ridiculous request.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Fantastic. Our waiter, Zachary was one of the best we’ve had. My wife ordered the salmon and I tried the Veal. Both were superb. The Redemption Bourban cocktails were also excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We really enjoyed our Theater Meal, good value and delushous!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Birthday dinner for out if town guest. Everyone lived it.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

A creative and sophisticated menu with something for all tastes --- the grilled amberjack special was outstanding, as was the daily salmon, and Spencer provided attentive service. Consistently excellent food & service; an always reliable choice for lunch or dinner .

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great service and food. Atmosphere a little noisy. Overall excellent experience.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

An upscale dining option in fashionable Sarasota is not a surprise but Louies Modern meets expectations and invites a return visit. My only complaint is a common one; Happy Hour prices don't apply in the dining room. Oyster appetizer and fish special were my choices along with wine by the glass from an interesting list spanning multiple continents. Service was superb/presentation elegant/food superior.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Waited in bar for a few minutes. It was very busy and had to wait quite a while for drinks. Bar tenders not friendly but maybe because they were busy. Drinks were very good. Food in restaurant was delicious however service was incredibly slow. We had to keep calling waiter over to our table. He very rarely checked on us.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The food here is very good and well-presented, the service professional and the setting interesting and pretty. It is, however, too noisy, partly because of the room acoustics and partly because of the loud adjacent bar. It has a good $30 prix fixe menu up to a certain time, but not only is it not offered except on request, but at our dinner the waitress at first denied there was one and presented us the more costly regular menu (at 5:45pm), but only gave us what she called the "theatre menu" after a second inquiry.

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