Boca - Sarasota

4.4
896 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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Cindy
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were great, service was good as well, the Manager was very friendly. We will be back, good deals on Ladies night the manager said.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating our daughters birthday. Our reservation was honored with minimal wait, server was excellent, food is absolutely delicious, fun atmosphere and the manager made our night extra special. We will definitely go back!

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vipJeffW
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From appetizers to desserts, every bite was amazingly delicious! The craft cocktails were wonderful, as well. Our server was superb and Keno the manager was hilarious and delightful. Outdoor heaters were much appreciated on a cooler than normal Florida evening and kicked up the ambiance a notch, adding to the fun and hip vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and the atmosphere was wonderful. Always a great place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The farm to table food was delicious! Both the skirt steak and salmon were cooked perfectly. Our server Ellie was fabulous! Wish the music wasn't so loud. We will return and try to reserve a quieter table, if possible.

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vipFoodSnob
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service was good. Restaurant was cold but weather was cold for Florida.

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vipJillyWilly
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grace is an amazing server.

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honestfoodie
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and enjoyed the cool weather. Restaurant manager greeted us and made sure we had our table for 4 outdoors. Dinner was fabulous. We love the farm to table menu and the creative talent of the chef and crew who bring it all together every night. Nice wine list too!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Krista, was fantastic! Was funny, attentive and added to our great experience! The food was amazing! We’l be back and will recommend to others

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the yellowfin tuna bibimbap and seasonal spritz. They were amazing! I highly recommend trying them both.

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GerardR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food ok but nothing we will remember.
Very noisy.
Personal not wearing masks.
No respect of social distancing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual restaurant. Enjoyed everything about it

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MichelleV
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Waitstaff is great (shoutout to Brad!), food delicious but I had requested outdoor seating when I made the reservation online and also called the morning of the reservation to reiterate desire for outside seating. A member of our party is immune compromised and Covid infection rates are currently very high. But we arrived to an indoor table, no masked staff, and no options for diners who are trying to protect their loved ones. We live BOCA but the restaurant needs to do better for clientele.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was really good. Chef even came out to check on things. We saw him more often than our actual server who was a flighty hot mess.

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DianeZ
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and delicious. See you again soon. Thank

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was very helpful with describing items on the menu and making suggestions for a glass of wine. She was pleasant and attentive. Food was delicious and the atmosphere casual even after coming from the beach we felt comfortable.

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vipRon0219
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Service! Met the new manager from the Bahamas and he was very gracious and welcoming to top off our visit! Very nice experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My son was visiting and we took him for dinner at his request. We have been here many times. He likes to order the chef special. This time it was chicken with pesto, rice and broccoli. Delicious!

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vipPruittZajda
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was very salty

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vipBrockL
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal and service were terrific! Could use some heaters for the sidewalk seating.

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PamelaD
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good food, great service, had Sunday Brunch with bottomless mimosas with champagne instead of Prosecco . Our waitress was great!

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vipDUCK
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was served warm not hot. The fried green tomatoes, a special, was adequate. Service OK but slow.

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vipJjef
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding and a great variety on the menu. We enjoyed everything we had. Flatbread, pasta, steak and fish all excellent. Scott was outstanding. Prices are good and portions are nice.

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vipbusstufjg
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location downtown, easy parking. Vegan and vegetarian specialty menu with all the cocktails. Good service but tables are close to each other. Great outside dining and good food.

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vipAnonymous
Salt Lake City
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was average. Ladies night specials were charged at full price.

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DonS
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was over all excellent. Portions large. Menu: wide selection.
Difficulty deciding whether to try shrimp and grits. Worried whether it might be too spicy so I ordered it with the gravy on the side, then a spoon to taste the gravy. Result: not spicy at all - just very good! Excellent flavor and cheesy grits.
Made reservation to sit upstairs so noise level would be less but it was pretty awful! At times had to shout to be heard. Pretty young crowd for SRQ.
Wish I knew waitress's name b/c she was excellent. Adorable, funny and efficient. Would ask for her by name if I knew it!

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Donosrq
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We love Boca. We love to sit outside and bring our dog. We made reservations to sit outside and then were told by the host there are no reservations honored outside. Luckily, we only had to wait a few minutes to be seated. Then the host came out with menus and then refused to leave them for us since the table hadn’t been cleared. After quite a dramatic production, he finally came back and wiped the table and the waiter was then allowed to place water glasses on the table. It took 15 minutes for the waiter to come back to take drink orders so we decided to order everything since they were clearly understaffed. (We understand eveyone is understaffed.) We ordered our favorite grilled oysters (a MUST!) and tacos as well as a beer and a seasonal cocktail. About 10 minutes later the beer arrived, but no cocktail. The waiter explained they were out of champagne and couldn’t make the cocktail. We suggested Prosecco and he agreed. 10 minutes later, he said they did have champagne and so could make the cocktail as original. By this time (over a half hour) the first of the food was coming out, but no plates as we were sharing dishes. Finally, the cocktail arrived. Another beer was requested along with plates. We received plates but no beer. We enjoyed the oysters and truffle fries, but the tacos were very dry. No one came back to check on food. A woman arrived to clear the table, even though we were still eating, and trying to save them a trip, we requested a to go box. She never came back to the table. After another 15 minute wait, I went inside, found the waiter, and requested the check and box. About 5 minutes later he brought both and apologized for the lack of service. We told him we understood he needed some trained help, and tipped him generously for the holidays. However, management should do their best to train the staff they do have available. Many, many wasted trips were observed and our service certainly suffered.

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MarcellaG
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience! Was very loud and felt a bit cramped but the food was delicious.

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ShannonH
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was timely and excellent, atmosphere was very upbeat and nice

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BillT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family was in from out of town 20 something’s and parents they enjoyed the cool vibe and we liked the comfort unusual in an industrial space. Food was memorable and excellent.

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vipJSGMomof3
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We heard how great this restaurant was so our expectations were very high. Food was okay. Service was kind but slow. Super cute restaurant but I would not run back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé’s birthday.

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PLee
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place to try in Sarasota. The menu is unique and seasonal.

Boca - Sarasota
Responded on December 15, 2021

We aim to provide great food and memorable experiences with each visit! Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience. We can't wait to share this review with the team!

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Martha
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food at Boca is absolutely exceptional. Our pre dinner cocktail was perfect. I just find the noise level to be a challenge to conversation.

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BobK
Naples
39 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall, a nice pace. Inability to get a reservation outside or upstairs meant we sat in a noisy interior corner - please change that. The happy hour appetizers are good and good value - please discount your drinks as well! My biggest complaint is that the main courses seem a bit "light" for the price. Throw an extra oyster in that roasted oyster dish, and another small shrimp in the grits would be good as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Very limited food selection. Tacos were unexceptional with crumbling shells. The Goat Cheese Spinach salad was baby spinach leaves covering a salad plate - really dreadful and uninspiring.
Beer menu laughable.
Farm to Table? I’d suggest looking a other frame or at the very least improving your food prep and presentation approach.

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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
8 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
Miami
2 reviews
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.

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Boca - Sarasota is rated 4.4 stars by 896 OpenTable diners.

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