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Boca - Sarasota

4.2
4.2
1494 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 39 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (941) 256-3565
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Please contact Boca Sarasota directly for private dining inquiries.

What 1,494 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Great for brunch

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Lively

1,494 Reviews
  1. DianeG

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fabulous. Handled my gluten free breakfast with care and concern. Did not rush us. Excellent service

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  2. brianb

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Not a good menu. Over priced drinks I would recommend

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  3. DeeVee

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fun sitting outside with gorgeous weather. I didn’t have high expectations but the food was unique and delicious AND healthy! Exactly what I was looking for and I consider myself a food snob! Well done BOCA

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seems like a new menu and management. Everything is really really good nice. Great place for brunch and drinks

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  5. SeanH

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Sat us at a table that was leaning badly. We had to fix it ourselves. No one came to serve us for 10-15 mins. There was four of us. We eat brunch all the time downtown Sarasota. Very disappointed.

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  6. scotts

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was excellent and poke bowl fresh and delicious

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  7. LisaR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been to Boca several times with a good experience. 3 of us went and had 3 different meals, all were not good at all for varying reason. I think it’s turned over to a new owner (?) I asked if they still have beer to the kitchen if we bought it and he said “THEY used to do it, we dont”. Sooo, disappointing, it was a great restaurant and we brought out of town guests before and this time, won’t go again unfortunately. People very nice, food not so much

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are outside, lovely setting, great service and delicious food. We will definitely return.

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  9. Herme

    Atlantic City

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was awesome! The breakfast took awhile to come out but the breakfast was delicious. The restaurant is in downtown with lots of shops and restaurants.

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  10. LibbyS

    Naples

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a 7:45 reservation. Had to go ask for a server even though tables seated after us and all around us had their first drink. Manager said our server had a big table. He then said he’d take our drink order. Waited 45 minutes for our drinks. After waiting an hour without our meal I found manager and said that we were leaving, that we’re year round residents and will never be back. I also told him that we eat out 4x a week and always order a few cocktail each., but that was his loss. We sustain these restaurants in the summer months. So disappointing. The manager could have turned this around but chose instead to ignore the situation. We have too many good, non chain restaurants we go to weekly. Unfortunately this won’t be added to our list.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived about 10 minutes early for our 5:30 PM reservation. There seemed to be some mixup about another party having been erroneously sat at our table so we had to wait for a new table to be set up. The restaurant is extremely noisy and our party of eight had a hard time hearing from one end of the table to the other. We were dining prior to seeing Hamilton at the Van Wezel so timing was important. We ordered three appetizers and drinks and they came on the slow side. Entrée orders were taken, and they arrived in a fairly timely manner except for mine. All of the seven other diners were almost finished with their meals before my entrée arrived. My husband had some specific requests about some of the ingredients in his entrée, and was very disappointed with what was brought to the table. Our server, Adrian, was very apologetic, and on top of things she could control. The manager did visit our table prior to our leaving and comped my late entrée, which we appreciated. The vibe of the restaurant is fun, but the noise level and kitchen issues makes it probably someplace we won’t come back to.

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  12. DanM

    Denver

    23 reviews

    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good ambiance and service, however all entrees (party of 6) was not liked. Hoping it was just an off night for the kitchen staff.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and atmosphere great but experience marred by our server who was obsessed with an attractive solo diner nearby that he apparently had a crush on. When our entrees were finally served they were cold, and we had to flag down another server to have them reheated, because our server was too busy flirting to pay attention to us.

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  14. MaureenC

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The braised rib tacos were excellent! The service was great.

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  15. TJ100

    Tampa

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A month or more ago, the kitchen was a little slow, but they must have fixed that! Great brunch meal and great service. Thanks Boca!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Walked over from Gator Club and enjoyed a nice evening at Boca!

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  17. RobS

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived early for our 7:45 reservation and they sat us promptly. But since we were early, we asked for a better table even if we had to wait. We are glad we did! We were seated upstairs which is a very cool space. Very lively atmosphere and food was coming out of the kitchen VERY quickly. Impressive speed, honestly. My wife’s chicken dish was great — more than she could eat — and my seafood scampi with pasta was phenomenal. All the food passing our table looked great. We saw a neighboring table get a flatbread to share and split a monstrous pork chop between the two of them. Serving sizes are big. The OpenTable app showed roughly four stars but I’d say that is an “undershoot”. We also went when it was raining, so outdoor seating was unavailable. On a nice day, we hope to return and sit outside.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu has something for everyone and all our meals were great!

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  19. MarianneM

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience. Four old friends meeting over wine, flatbread and salads. Our server was a delight, very funny and amicable. We were seated against a wall, with only one table abutting ours. We were apparently talking too loud and were shushed by the two women sitting next to us. All but one of us wear hearing aids, so of course, we were unaware that we were noisy seat mates.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The waiter tried but the food orders came out all wrong and the bill was incorrect. This is our third poor experience so we are probably done with Boca.

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  21. HusBear

    Naples

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Just ok . I feel the food quality and service used to be much better . We wanted to give it another try and probably our last . So many other options in Sarasota that are far superior

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  22. WilliamH

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have eaten many times over past 7 years. Excellent in all regards.

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  23. ArthurW

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was tasteful and the server was wonderful

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  24. bruno

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrific, interesting pesto and meat-heavy flat breads give you a great option. Donut holes a must appetizer. Poke bowl sufficient in size and very tasty. top notch pancakes too,

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was fantastic! The food was just okay. But they were very busy.

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  26. LoriD

    Tampa

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    4 of us met for brunch and arrived right in time and were quickly seated at our table. We were greeted and given water. Our server would disappear for quite awhile in between. It took quite awhile for our meals to arrive but the food was delicious.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    There were 3 in our party. After we sat down we waited a long time for a server to acknowledge us and take our order. They might have been short staffed, however she was pleasant. We had 2 appetizers; zucchini fries that were soggy and calamari that was overcooked and small bitty pieces. Our guest had the Butchers cut Waygu hanger steak which was tuff and at $55 shouldn’t be. My wife had the 8 hour braised short rib with creamy polenta which was a disaster; it was dry, no sauce and the polenta was dry and lumpy. The only good thing was the cocktails were good. The quality at Boca has gone way down. Very disappointed especially at those prices.

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  28. EmilyS

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food took well over 45 minutes to come. They were busy but not that busy. Otherwise food and service was good.

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  29. MartinS

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Very noisy and a bit confused. The wrong food was presented twice. Our appetiser was served after our dinner. The chicken was tough to inedible.

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  30. Maere

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reservation was honored on time. Tables were nicely spaced. Service was wonderful! The food was excellent—-2 of our party rolled the dice and had the chef’s daily special which they raved about. A really nice experience. We will go back.

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  31. JeffSH

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The oyster and cheese appetizer was inedible. Overcooked, undersized oysters with undercooked (not fully melted) cheese. Maybe it's a difficult dish to pull off and I probably shouldn't have ordered it. But the kitchen should not have served what I got last night. ... The tuna poke bowl was dry but ok.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible service, took too long to get drinks and even longer for dinner. I think waitresses forgot to put on both orders. She then forgot one of our drinks and had to be reminded twice to get it. Same thing on wine refill . THere was 7 of us so bill was hefty. When I asked to see manager she was nice and offered to take $100 of the bill which was appreciated. Food was ok nothing great

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual, delicious. We both had the filet chef’s special.

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  34. Inder

    Tampa

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place in downtown Sarasota. Everything we tried was good. Our server Devin was great! We plan to be back and try other things on the menu soon. 😊

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  35. AmyT

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great! I like the atmosphere. ...................

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  36. FUNINSTL

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Evening was perfect. Cocktail, appetizer and entree recommendations spot on and delicious. Service delightful. Visits by both regional and general managers just because and just the right amount of attention from our server - not too little, not too much. Shout out to Steven, Jessica and Alex making it all hum!

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  37. Kate

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding service (Steven B 👍) and did was very good except for abundance of onions on top of chicken milinaise + not mentioned in description at all. Would definitely recommend and return (but only to sit outside - way too noisy inside)!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best bottomless mimosa brunches in downtown Sarasota.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waited twenty minutes after we were seated for a server. Other tables around us were also complaining so we got up and left.

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  40. MichelleP

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The apple brie flatbread was tasty and crispy. I had a bib leaf salad with it which was perfect. It was extremely busy, but the service was impeccable.

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FAQs

Boca - Sarasota is rated 4.2 stars by 1494 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 39 times today
Google Map for Boca - Sarasota

19 South Lemon Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Sarasota
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
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