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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

On the night of Valentine's Day Louies Modern will be filled with candles as we serve our someone specials via candlelight only. Our regular dinner menu will be thoughtfully replaced with a Valentine's Day prixe-fixe menu filled with romantic dishes perfect for the lover in you.

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

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (26)
Fit for Foodies (24)
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Pre/post Theatre (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Business Meals (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
People Watching (7)
Fun (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Healthy (4)
Organic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Music (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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·Dined on January 15, 2018

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

Tags: Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The restaurant is always a winner. The new menu is exciting and the food preparation is excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Louie's Modern is a solid performer. Every meal we've had here over several years has been as good as is within the venue's control (we can't blame them for weather and so on). One of the review questions asked if you would recommend them -- and, in fact, I did (to influential coworkers, one week before the meal at issue here, and I had no regrets).

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

LM has a nice ambiance and high-grade, attentive staff. The menu is a little one dimensional
and could use some attention to expand the option. For instance, I would like to see them expand the seafood options to include sea bass and tuna. They had three beef options, and could benefit from some greater selection there. Overall, nice meal with very good waiters at the high end of price/value.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great staff very accomadating for our party of 10. Wish the menu had a bit more variety but the food is good.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New year’s eve

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner but wish they remembered to put a candle in the dessert for my moms birthday. I mentioned to the guy at the front desk but I imagine things were lost in the craziness of the night.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful service and delicious food.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Drinks came after about 45 minute and one was wrong. Waiter gave us champagne because drinks took too long. Food was mediocre the vegan dish was very small and extremely spicy and I like spice. Service was good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The meal was rushed and food came at different times. The only thing I would recommend is their old fashioned

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very poor relative to prior visits. Food selections on Christmas Eve just average. Service was poor. Bread came well after appetizers and only after our third reminder. Cocktails came after the first course. Rushed us even though no seatings after us. Very disappointing experience given the high price and automatic 20% gratuity.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The reservations were for a special occasion for family and friends. We were all disappointed in all the areas on your checklist and would not select this restaurant in the future.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Group of 10. Private dining room. 3 hours to eat. Way too long and we overlapped with another private party of 10 for an hour in the same private space. Not a good experience

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Louies Modern is one of my favorite restaurants in town. Maybe not the finest or the most unique, but always wonderful creative food. The family knows how to run a fine establishment and their philanthropy is a credit to the community

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Louie's used to be my go-to downtown restaurant before theater or opera. The food was delicious and creative. Now it's lost its zest.
Our food was good, only the steak and cauliflower flatbread were outstanding. The halibut special, while beautifully presented with excellent side dishes, was dried out.
Our waiter was singularly inattentive, disappearing after he had taken our order and reappearing when we were ready for the check, with one quick stop to ask if "everything was delicious." He didn't bring the bread he offered when we ordered, though fortunately the other service staff was attentive. This was not a function of how the staff is organized, as I saw other waiters at their tables frequently.
In addition, the tables are uncomfortably close together. The member of our party seated at the corner near the aisle was bumped several times, by other patrons and by staff including the maitre d', until we pulled the table uncomfortably close to the wall.
I wish someone at Tableseide would spend time freshening their existing locations before opening new ones.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent! Exquisite! Wonderful! And darn good too!

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

After not visiting for a while gave Louie’s another chance. The service was spot on and our server was very attentive as well as informative regarding specials and changes to the menu. We choose several appetizer of three One was special and tas5y. Forget the calamari, cold and tasteless.

Expensive for what you get in terms of food quality...not special nor unique

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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