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Boca - Sarasota

4.6
4.6
1105 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 14 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 1,105 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Hot Spot

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Contemporary American

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  1. m

    mllcpa

    Indiana

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    HeatherR

    Tampa

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

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

    CVdM

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. TT

    TobyT

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brett is always a great server.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food.
  10. 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.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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!
  12. 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!
  13. RW

    RomanusW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy goodness & fantastic kind service. Looking forward to next treat
  14. CS

    CeeSee

    New York Area

    164 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    164 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun brunch. Hearty portions.
  15. VR

    VickiR

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great!! We love Boca chopped salad and zucchini fries!! One of our fave spots!!
  16. F

    Firemurf

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Boca is one of our go-to’s! We live downtown and it’s great to walk to Boca…
  17. AO

    AngelaO

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were satisfied with everything we ordered. Our server was also excellent.
  18. R

    Rachealrdv

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had such a lovely time for brunch at Boca! Food was delicious and came out quickly, prices very fair, and our server Brittany was so kind, always there exactly when we needed her yet never overbearing. It’s a little on the noisy side during busy hours (though it didn’t keep us from being able to chat!) but it is a small space - and so cozy! We enjoyed waiting out a rainy evening sipping yummy cappuccinos.
  19. JM

    JennieM

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Great service! Absolutely loved this place. The watermelon cocktails is delightful!
  20. b

    bethc

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place!
  21. b

    bonniem

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything. Food is wonderful, our waitress was terrific and friendly.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait service was exceptional and very accommodating! The food was on point and we had a wonderful time gathering with friends.
  23. W

    Wonderful

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food and flawless service. You can't go wrong at this restaurant
  24. JG

    JulesG

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly. Devin was our waiter- great guy. Food was exceptional. We will definitely return to Boca next visit to Sarasota! Thanks Devin!
  25. l

    lesann

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choices and delicious. The mussels and tuna tacos were excellent
  26. b

    bethc

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

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

    HeathB

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We ate upstairs, smaller area but it was fine. Decent service, went with “staff meal.” Food and drinks were good, will be back to try more of the menu.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

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

    HeatherN

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    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.
  31. RT

    RebeccaT

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    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.
  32. d

    donnas

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time. Love atmosphere. Had burger and drinks. Excellent.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. MZ

    MisterZee

    Tampa

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 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.
  40. 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.

FAQs

Boca - Sarasota is rated 4.6 stars by 1105 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 14 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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