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Louies Modern

4.4
1257 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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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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

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Father's Day is definitely a holiday here at our TableSeide Restaurant group locations. We understand that our Fathers deserve the best and how we tell them we love and appreciate them is through our food. Our Father's Day offering sold out early last year so be sure to reserve sooner than later.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 1257 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

We had a great experience at Louies for Sunday brunch!

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5.0Dined a day ago

Great brunch, amazing variety

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

After a meeting in the building next door. Wonderful meal.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our second visit to Louies Modern. This trip we (4) each had a different fish entre. We were all happy with our meals fish was prepared and cooked perfevtly. We will return. An added benefit. There's a parking garage that makes it possible to park and walk protected from summer rain downfalls.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Service was slow. Forgot a few requests. Crab Louie salad was terrible. Tasteless crab and two shrimp cut in half No taste, no value

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Took my mom out for Mother’s Day, it’s her favorite restaurant downtown , we had a party of nine, had a Great time, service was excellent, Everyone Loved there dinner!!! We will Defiantly be back!!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s day

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Had a great dinner! Food was very good.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Excellent service, preparation and presentation.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We loved this place. We had friends come from out of town and we wanted somewhere downtown with great food.
We had a wonderful waitress and the food was amazing. Will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Another great meal. Cauliflower flat bread was delicious and definitely sharable. Halibut special was perfectly prepared. Key lime panna cotta was a light and tasty treat. Outstanding service. Will be back.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Limited menu. Salmon was dry. Soft rolls were delicious

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great food and excellent service! A must enjoy for anyone visiting or living in Sarasota County!

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

In the past I really liked the menu and ambiance of the restaurant. Don’t care for new menu. And what used to be good service turned pretty bad. The host was surely, and the service took way too long. Although I don’t care for servers ‘hanging over you’ , my wine took forever to be brought to the table, we needed to ask for lemon, ice, and bread more than a couple times. Louie Moderns definitely was not as good as in the past . Will not hurry back.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We love the kale Cesar and the pork chop is thick, juicy and flavorful.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Outstanding meal. Probably the best grilled black grouper I have eaten in Florida.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

There is one thing that you really must change.....Scotch choices!
We were very shocked!
For steadfast Scotch drinkers....Johnny Black and Chivas are constants!
You really MUST carry, one of the two.
Dewars is a lower quality and your other choice Kings something???? We had never heard of......only some want a Single Malt choice.
Thoughts???

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

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 on April 22, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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 on April 21, 2018

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 on April 20, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We triple dated and had a marvelous evening. The staff was attentive and helpful. The menu was varied and we all found something we liked. The food was prepared well and we all enjoyed it. We loved the desserts we tried and the coffee was great! I loved the location and free under 3 hour parking in the attached garage is a bonus. We would definitely go again!!

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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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