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Boca - Sarasota

4.6
4.6
1134 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Boca Kitchen Bar & Market brings delectable flavors in modern American comfort cuisine to downtown Sarasota. Located by the performing arts district in the heart of downtown Sarasota,the restaurant boasts beautiful indoor and outdoor seating options as well as a view of the open kitchen where you can watch Chefs create dishes you are about to enjoy. Sit back and enjoy the relaxed ambiance with rustic décor and a varied menu including Boca favorites such as fried green tomatoes, grow-wall salads, freshly made flatbreads, yellowfin tuna and the daily fresh fish. Our burgers and meatloaf are made from the finest prime beef and our chicken is farmed naturally without artificial hormones. At Boca we believe high quality ingredients deliver top flavors and with the farm-to-table method everyone is a winner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11am-4:00pm Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-4:00pm Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4:00pm-11:00pn Friday-Satuday 4:00pm-12:00am

  • Phone number

    (941) 256-3565

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Please contact Boca Sarasota directly for private dining inquiries.

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What 1,134 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Contemporary American

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  1. JS

    JudyS

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Had the special (shrimp stir-fry) and the flavors were wonderful.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food n server n atmosphere
  3. AS

    AnnS

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Boca has a great atmosphere inside but the food and service was nothing that will bring us back. We were there at 1:30 for lunch and needless to say it was not busy. The service was slow and not consistent. We had to ask to order, had to ask for more water, and ask for our bill. My husband thought the burger was great, but the appetizers, soup and flatbread were not anything I would order again. Overall - I would not recommend
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did not need a reservation, there was no one there
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service and drinks… beautiful ambiance.
  6. JG

    JeffG

    Tampa

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Don't get the beef teriyaki like chewing rubber shoe soles. They brought a Flatbread after I sent beef back no charge. Now I know why easy to get reservation there. Food not up to par, service good prices high.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Server seemed very busy/overwhelmed but not attending to his tables.
  8. K

    Kitty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience! Good and service was great!!
  9. DB

    DrewBiomed

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Overpriced mediocre food. How are grape tomatoes and shreds of cheese “heirloom tomatoes and mozzarella”!? The OMG burger is a NOTHING burger. The beer is in small glasses. Specials…out of those. Staff meal…nope. Last time.
  10. SK

    SKEC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Boca is always a great place to eat. Great ambiance, service, and food.
  11. B

    Brenda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and great cocktails, great Friday night spot for friends and families. Sweet potato gnocchi and flat breads were very flavorful
  12. BK

    BryanK

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food just okay Got sandwiches so perhaps other things on menu better
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The staff could not have been nicer and more attentive. My husband had the 60 spice chicken which he liked, I had salad and a flatbread that were good, but nothing special.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was great, service was great, the restaurant was very hot and very loud.
  15. k

    kkennedydesign

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great! Only negative was that it is loud so difficult to have a conversation without yelling.
  16. k

    kathyt

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We each ordered the staff meal of the 7 oz filet. With briccolini, rice and fingerling potatoes. The steak was cut into 2 very thin pieces. There’s is no way it was 7 oz. While it was tasty. It was not at all worth $51. And there was only one tiny piece of broccolini. And why have rice and potatoes? And so little broccoli. We were both very disappointed.
  17. LF

    LowellF

    Tampa

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live across the street from Boca so we go there quite often. The wide range of the menu assures that there's something for just about every taste. Last night was no exception. The cod and the beef pot pie were excellent, the service pleasant and timely. Another great experience at Boca.
  18. S

    Southerngurl

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had the skirt steak and OMG Burger. Steak was cooked perfectly, burger was dry and burnt, served on a cold, hard bun, with soggy truffle fries. Burger is usually tasty and delicious - not this time! I was so disappointed, I didn't stay for the delicious fruit cobbler.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great! Delicious food. Highly recommend
  20. RA

    RANDAL

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Burgers are very good, fries are amazing, and the salads are good/fresh. Nice tap selection and great location with vibe. Fun dinner place for my wife and I with 2 kids
  21. m

    mllcpa

    Indiana

    109 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Raw burger bad salad They have a bad policy of stacking outdoor chairs near closing while your eating. Literally taking chairs from the table being used. Very annoying
  22. M

    Mamabear

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We loved eating outside here! We got the smoked fish dip to start (highly recommend- this was amazing!) and the two burgers for our meals - the OMG burger and the pimento cheese burger. Burgers were good - we do wish the truffle fries were a little more crispy - we wonder if they got soft from being in the bowl they were put in. But still delish!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, we sat at the bar. Food was good too
  24. HS

    HindaS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The Happy Hour drink prices are really good. My husband and I were both very pleased with our dinners, which we ordered off the regular menu. The sea bass was cooked perfectly and my Shrimp and Grits were outstanding.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great family dinner. Food was delicious as always and the service was excellent.
  26. N

    cjNash

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dined for lunch and loved it! Great wait staff- extremely attentive!
  27. S

    Starky

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Boca is a very nice, comfortable chill place. The food was great, the service was attentive, accommodating and efficient. WE were able to relax, ordered alot of appetizers and drinks before the theater. Walking distance to the theater made it very convenient. $5 parking around the corner. All was great!
  28. m

    mllcpa

    Indiana

    109 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Refused to let us sit outside even though it was mostly empty. Probably won’t go back for awhile
  29. HR

    HeatherR

    Tampa

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is always delicious! Brought our family who was visiting and they enjoyed every bite.
  30. CV

    CVdM

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The experience was decreased by the noise - the decor didn’t help noise. Next time upstairs might be a better option. Menu a challenge because in addition to printed options there are others: chef’s staff dinner option; chefs special; soup of the day. Was there a drink of the day, I don’t remember? The baked oysters (5 not 6?) really were delicious as were the truffle fries. Skirt steak with potato’s, carrots, mushrooms got high marks, rib steak not so much - request was med rare, it was served blue. Explanation? Kitchen ‘preference’ is to undercook and have it come back for refry. Before returning I could see it was stringy so not surprised edible piece of meat was less than half original, tough and cooked well. Fish entre was acceptable. I wouldn’t choose to return but if my dining our friends insist I’ll go along and try something else.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very impressed with the excellent meal and friendly staff.
  32. JH

    JohnH

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. Our server was outstanding. Atmosphere is very good.
  33. TT

    TobyT

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brett is always a great server.
  34. A

    Anonymous

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Drinks and food were excellent. The staff was nice, informative, but not very attentive. Hence the 3 stars.
  35. VS

    ValerieS

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food! Shrimp and grits were the best I’ve ever had. Excellent Caesar salad as well. Service was good and the vibe was perfect for girls night.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food.
  37. DZ

    DeaZ

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. Really cool space. We will be back again. Highly recommended.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just moved to the area and trying different restaurants every weekend. Boca’s menu is what made me choose to eat there! My boyfriend and I both got a burger, and they were delicious! The drinks were also good and refreshing! We definitely want to go back try something different on the menu! Would definitely recommend this place for a date night!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The best thing about Boca is the service. From the moment you walk in the door you feel welcome, and cared for. The culinary experience is solid and consistent. The servers are quite honest which is greatly appreciated. The best things on the menu are the chimichurri steak, followed by the tuna Poké bowl.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious food and such a beautiful presentation of the food! And my little doggies were able to join on the patio as well!

FAQs

Boca - Sarasota is rated 4.6 stars by 1134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Boca - Sarasota

19 South Lemon Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11am-4:00pm Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-4:00pm Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4:00pm-11:00pn Friday-Satuday 4:00pm-12:00am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

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