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Boca - Sarasota

4.7
4.7
1082 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 37 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 1,082 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Great for Brunch

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Hot Spot

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Contemporary American

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  1. b

    bethc

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and staff. We will be back with friends and family.
  2. HB

    HeathB

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and exceptional server. Was a little loud, but I didn’t mind.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great! The food was exceptionally delicious!
  4. HN

    HeatherN

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Boca! Been there several times, food is great along with the service and atmosphere. Highly recommend for a day night, friends or any occasion.
  5. RT

    RebeccaT

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is our new favorite restaurant in Sarasota. The food, service, and atmosphere are simply amazing and has an urban, sophisticated vibe. The front of house manager is super friendly, efficient, and customer service-oriented. We can’t wait to go back!! We had the Tuna Poke Bowl, Grandma’s Flatbread, and Carne Asada Tacos. All were outstanding.
  6. d

    donnas

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time. Love atmosphere. Had burger and drinks. Excellent.
  7. e

    eat2live

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    nice clean place with great food and service. Prices are very reasonable, portions are big. I will be back for more.
  8. BB

    BB18

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a great meal at Boca while visiting the area. The vibe is industrial/comfortable. Every staff member was great and the kitchen was super helpful with my allergies. We usually eat at similar places (local emphasis, creative combinations, great cocktails, etc.) at home and were really happy with our experience. We would return anytime. Food was super tasty and portions were the perfect size.
  9. E

    Emily

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    This was our first time dining at Boca and it was such a great experience! All of the food we ordered was very tasty and fresh.
  10. PJ

    PerneilusJ

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was excellent! The OMG burger should be on America’s top 10 in the US. The Lobster and Pink shrimp was delicious, and lastly the Grandma’s flat bread had the most tender steak and fresh sauce one could ask for. My only complaint our waiter took several orders from tables that were seated after us almost causing us to leave. Glad we didn’t because the chef saved the night! I will definitely return but at a less busy time.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love this place! Great good and wonderful selection! Always so pleased when I leave! Their specials are always soooo good too! Must eat in Sarasota!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Food was great as always. Our server was very poor, seemed in a bad mood, no smiling, no pleasantries. Didn’t tell us the specials, didn’t top up the sodas, didn’t give us our appetizer first as we requested, brought us the check after the mains without asking if we wanted anything else! As the restaurant was quiet, the bad vibes from our server made our experience fairly awkward.
  13. MZ

    MisterZee

    Tampa

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Went to Boca for Brunch on a Sunday. Staff are all very friendly and courteous. But service was slow. Not sure if it was a staffing issue or what. I got coffee, and it was lukewarm. Waitress asked me how the coffee was, and I told her, and eventually got a new hotter cup. Took a while for the food (5-10 minutes longer than I'd expect for what our party of 3 ordered). Food was good, as expected. Overall, I love the food and atmosphere at Boca. Just letting people know about the experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience5
    The AC was not working. It was extremely hot and doors were opened which made it worse. Manger decided to close early due to very uncomfortable temps in the restaurant. While the food and service was good we were literally sweating which made it unpleasant.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Really nice place! Food was really good but we were seated at a table in the back and the waitress kept forgetting about us. So we had long waiting time after our food was served. Table was never cleared. She was nice enough to offer fref dessert though but a little mire attention would have been nice.
  16. AG

    AmazingG9

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the OMG burger - a favorite of mine and it was delicious. My dinner partner ordered the ahi tuna and it was seriously overcooked. The explanation she got was that the kitchen has to do it that way. If that's the case, it should be explained so someone can elect to order or not. Regardless, the entire experience was very good.
  17. b

    beorn

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Attractive dinner menu with several interesting appetizers and salads. We enjoyed the apple and brie cheese flatbread as well. Cocktails were excellent. Will definitely be back to try the chef's nightly special and some of the Boca favorites
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent.
  19. A

    Anndee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service great atmosphere, we will be back soon.
  20. NJ

    NJGNO

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting menu with farm to table items. Hip atmosphere and excellent service
  21. FL

    FLnurseBeth

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite fresh eats in Sarasota! Service is exceptional, food and drinks are always great, go here!
  22. m

    mllcpa

    Indiana

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service
  23. JE

    JudyE

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We waited an hour for our food and finally had to go find the manager. He checked and said they had lost our ticket. We were fed up and left. He did comp our drinks. It was ridiculous that neither our server nor the manager even realized the problem, we had to alert them. Obviously never going back.
  24. KM

    KathleenM

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It's a lively place filled with an eclectic mix of people. The service is top drawer. Our server was very attuned to our needs, he was very accommodating to one of our guests special dietary needs and had the chef prepare an entre specifically to fit. We enjoyed our food and will return soon.
  25. RB

    RobB

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Went for lunch with friends on Friday 7/7/2022. Service was very slow. Server came and introduced herself and then disappeared. I had to ask another server to find our server. I had their "special" fish and chips. It was served on a wooden board. My wife had a salad with some sort of grapes that had seen better days. We all thought they were bad olives at first. My friends had a flatbread/salad combo that also was served on a used plank. The fish was okay but question how they clean and disinfect a piece of wood with lots of cut marks from previous diners. The flatbreads and salads were just ok. The server brought the bill and didn't ask about dessert that we were willing to have. Decided to pass on dessert. Due to the slow service, questionable cleanliness of a piece of wood food that food was served on and so-so food is the reason for 2 stars. Won't be back.
  26. TK

    TempleK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not too crowded even during the Farmer’s Market! Great place
  27. B

    Beadi

    Tampa

    59 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    No matter how many times I've gone to Boca, they always seem to find a way to disappoint--if it's not the service, it's the food. This time it was the food. I only go with a pair of out-of-town friends who like the atmosphere so if you're asking, this is why I go back. The salad I ordered had grilled chicken which is cut up right on top of the salad so they should have noticed they were cutting into a raw piece of chicken. Not cool! They took it back and returned it cooked, but I've never had this happen anywhere. Clearly you can see raw chicken when you cut into it. Unfortunately, I had taken a bite, and it's what made me look at the other pieces closer. You don't forget biting into raw chicken.
  28. LL

    LisaL

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food is great but the restaurant design makes conversation impossible as it is so noisy you can only communicate via shouting, which gets old very fast. This would be a favorite restaurant if the noise level allowed for not just good food but good company and conversation as well. I thought that food and company go together, not the restaurant preventing good conversation. The service was not well coordinated, with our table receiving the wrong orders twice and the 4 of us receiving our dinners at 4 separate times.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food! Service was beyond slow! Skirt steak was delicious! Tried their chicken pesto flatbread ….. def way too much olive oil and balsamic glaze that drowned out the flavor
  30. LJ

    LouJ

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks, and atmosphere. Located right in the heart of downtown Sarasota. The staff and service is exceptional!!! Can't wait to go back!
  31. SK

    SusanK

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    What a comedown from our last meal at Boca. The hostess was unfriendly. She seated us at an upstairs table near a noisy group with small children and a view of a wall. Service was slow and uneven. Both our meal selections were way under seasoned - not just needing salt but generally bland and too greasy. No inquiry by anyone whether everything was good. Boca, what happened??? What a shame.
  32. TF

    TaylorF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Flatbreads were awesome, burger was bland and poor, chef special OK, wouldn’t go again unless just for a drink and flatbread
  33. EP

    EPwhiz

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food great service and reasonably priced for the value. Recommended.
  34. a

    alhoogwerf

    Naples

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the apple and Brie flatbread. The flank steak and shrimp and grits were amazing as well. House Cabernet is a good wine
  35. SR

    ShRAD

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal at Boca. We enjoyed food and really like the Ladies specials on Thursday’s.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We came from out of town for a conference and decided to try this restaurant. We absolutely loved our waiter and the food was so fresh and delicious. Definitely worth going.
  37. CB

    ChuckB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, reasonably-sized portions, creative presentation that fed the eye before the mouth, timely service, friendly staff and wonderful wines and cocktails. All of us enjoyed our dinner tremendously and would definitely recommend this restaurant!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday experience!
  39. F

    Floridagal1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would highly recommend—the food is delicious! We wanted to try a different restaurant from our usual places and so glad we did.
  40. JV

    JennyV

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent breakfast at Boca! My husband and son have Celiac disease and they were great about accommodating our gluten-free needs. We had the avocado toast (on a gluten free bun), steak and eggs, and the eggs/potatoes l/chorizo skillet. Everything was exceptional and the service was outstanding!

FAQs

Boca - Sarasota is rated 4.7 stars by 1082 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 37 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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