Boca- Sarasota

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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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scottB
Tampa
7 reviews
Reviewed on November 12, 2018
Overall3foodserviceambience

Tonight was my first time experiencing Boca. It was recommended to me by a friend. I thought the place had a good vibe and the food was very good. But I don’t think we will ever go back. The acoustics are terrible and the music was way too loud. Very hard to have a conversation. Just WAY to loud. Service was subpar.

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manny
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The salads where superb! I enjoyed the chop salad my wife had the spinach salad. The muscles were outstanding! The cocktails delicious overall highly recommend this place !

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MaritzaS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited while on family vacation. Loved the food and service was outstanding. Had the mahi mahi filet over veggie noodles, it was delicious. Everyone else’s food was perfect. Would definitely go back on our next visit to Siesta Key.

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NievesB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT SERVICE.
FOR NEXT TIME I HOPE THEY ARE NOT OUT OF FRENCH CHAMPAGNE....WHICH I WANTED FOR MY BIRTHDAY.

NM
NancyM
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Boca serves some of the best food in Sarasota. If the noise level was just a little lower I would love to give it a fifth star.

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viplisaromanelli
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 4th time eating there and it never disappoints. Twice I've had the staff's selection and it is always amazing. This restaurant is one of my favorites.

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vipCiaran
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Restaurant no longer takes OpenTable reservations and worked to accommodate us. Should be removed from this system to not cause future inconveniences

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JaimeLynn
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at this location and it didn’t disappoint. Sweet potato gnocchi is excellent as well as the cheese board.

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vipKMark
Louisville
40 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service was excellent. The only negative was the noise. Very hard to talk.
Otherwise was great !

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Nanamana
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, service was ok. Noise level was awful. We were at a round table that sat 6 people. Had to practically shout to get the person across from you to hear anything. I was hoarse the next day!

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DamonG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great snazzy layout to the restaurant. We sat upstairs in he main dining and it was a little loud, but there was a pretty rowdy group seated next to us. Really enjoyed the bacon Brussels sprouts and Steak entree. My wife got the meatloaf and I was almost jealous. It was really good! I’m sure we will be back again. The old fashion was reason enough to come back.

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SueK
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Love the atmosphere! Server was friendly but not up to date on the specials....should have advised us an item on menu was no longer available, told us the wrong cobbler for the day. Most all the food being served rooked amazing. I was a bit disappointed with my Bibb salad....quite small compared to all other salads I have enjoyed previously & that I saw being served to other tables. It was tasty but should be considered a side salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner at Boca! I love the atmosphere and overall creative and unique style. Wes was our server and had a great smile and was very polite. He did a great job explaining the specials and suggested some delicious cocktails. Look forward to another dinner or happy hour soon.

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TonyaW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Uncomfortable chairs. Not greeted at door. Hostess was sub par. Server did well. Food and drink over priced, but both prepared well.

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vipNichiD
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was very good. Everyone at the table ordered something different and all were great. I’d especially recommend the meatloaf and shrimp and grits. Waiter Ryan was very good as was Wes two weeks previously

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went in a double date with friends and had a great time. The food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for a night w friends or a romantic dinner. Have visited several times, highly recommend.

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ExArlingtonian2014
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As many people have mentioned, this place is extremely noisy. Noisy to the point you have to scream at each other to have a conversation. At one point we literally could not hear our waitress and were practically reading her lips. It’s that loud in this place. We dined upstairs, which was nice. Aside from the noise level, the food was excellent. My husaband said his steak was one of the best he’s ever had. I had the sweet potato gnocchi, which were not gnocchi, but butternut squash chunks in a good broth with cheese. If they can get the noise/music level down, I’d give this an all five star rating.

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Finedine
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was wonderful! Food & service outstanding. Very noisy but a good energy!

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IngaB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I came in on Mothersday. And sat outside and everything was great. Recommended it to group of friends for lunch, I had been telling everyone how great it was. Then it wasn't. Everyone was unhappy with the food and the service.

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vipLaurieD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food served by very friendly "hip" staff. This place has a big city feel that's a little out of the ordinary for Sarasota. Our only complaint is that you have to practically shout to be heard because it gets REALLY LOUD when it's busy....which is pretty much all the time!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Bad,noise bad, food not good

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vipMickyG
Naples
45 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fourth visit. Still enjoyable. Roasted oysters excellent as was the Kale Caesar. Shrimp and grits delicious but I liked the dish better when it had less sauce and you could really taste the grits. Cocktails were fabulous. Will return.

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vipStephenD
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and the atmosphere is really nice. They have something on the menu for everyone as well.

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Brad42
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Both the food and the service were top notch. We come from a big city and are often disappointed by restaurants in smaller cities. Boca could hold its own in New York, DC, Chicago, or L.A. It’s our own gem right here in Sarasota.

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vipMAGL
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great farm to table! Went for lunch & dinner while I was in the area. :)

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dennisn
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

fits in with the great downtown vibe--liked the idea of ordering something that was unknown and ended up with the best outer layer on chicken--plus the brussel sprouts were the best ever

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Little too noisy, hard to converse without shouting

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vipCassieS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We sat upstairs and it was very tight and loud. We have dined several times and sat downstairs - I would pass up a table upstairs from now on.
The staff could hardly serve.

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KiaB
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Sarasota. If you enjoy healthy, tasty, local food then Boca is the place for you! We tried the pies, the smoked meatloaf, the cachaca chicken, burger, and zucchini fries, which are all excellent. Their berry crumble and ice cream is simply delicious.

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vipHappycustomerfromKY
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alejandra was an efficient and very personable server-food was FANTASTIC!! We will be back often!

DH
DeniseH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. My mom and I had eaten there for lunch in May after being directed there by a resident of Sarasota. We looked forward to our anniversary dinner there, and Mom came along. It was a little loud downstairs and gladly accepted seating upstairs. Food was great. Waiter was awesome. And, Boca treated us to dessert to celebrate our 35th anniversary. I highly recommend if you are looking for a unique dining experience.

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vipjamieg
London
25 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I liked the farm to table concept. However, the restaurant was very noisy, service was slow, food ok but I doubt we'll go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere and food! Great service !

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marshallh
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Jordan was outstanding and we will ask for him when we return.

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vipJD01
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food is very good, but the staff seemed to have an attitude. When I asked if there was another table available because I didn’t want to sit by the restroom the Hostess laughed at me but then did show us another table. Our server was efficient but not pleasant. My daughter who works at a restaurant in Toronto couldn’t believe the staff was behaving this way. Left us feeling uncomfortable. Unfortunate because the food is quite good. But not sure I’d go back when there are so many restaurants to chose from in Sarasota.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Way too loud! Music too loud - have to shout to talk over music - left with sore throat and was desperate for quiet! This was our second visit and it was consistent with the first - second visit will be our last!

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JannW
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The chef and manager were very attentive to our meals and the food was superb (after a minor adjustment). We sat upstairs to try to be in a quieter environment but the entire place is so loud that you are yelling most of the time and repeating yourself. For a date or lively bar scene, it would be great, but not so great for friends just trying to catch up with each other.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The wait staff was excellent and the food was amazing. One of my best meals ever.

JW
JoeWBoca
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our visit. A little put off by noise level at first but adjusted to it fine. The waiter and food were excellent! Will go back if I ever return to Sarasota.

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Boca- Sarasota is rated 4.4 stars by 860 OpenTable diners.