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Drift Kitchen & Bar at Lido Beach Resort, Sarasota, FL

Drift Kitchen & Bar at Lido Beach Resort

4.5
4.5
400 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Enjoy the spectacular views from the 8th floor of the Lido Beach resort at Drift Kitchen & Bar, Sarasota's newest restaurant is overlooking Lido Beach and the Sarasota skyline. Drift Kitchen & Bar offers coastal Italian cuisine and aromas from our homemade pizza will enhance your enjoyment of the panoramic views and spectacular sunsets, while watching your favorite team and enjoying a local brew or handmade cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Mon–Fri 7:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–11:30 am

  • Phone number

    (941) 388-2161

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Desorcie

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Cross street

    Garfield

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 400 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Great for scenic views

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    American

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  1. S

    Snoopy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  2. SC

    SusanC

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice meal and excellent service by Susana.
  3. JD

    JillD

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Bright and comfortable restaurant. Service was attentive. Nice cocktail list. Food was good - calamari was very good.
  4. DM

    DemiM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Very slow service- our server was so sweet and very attentive. However, she was assigned way too many tables. Took over 20 minutes to get our menus and water. Food service was also very slow. Food was just okay.
  5. T

    Taylor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The views are spectacular and the service is fantastic. Executive Chef Mike prepares delicious meals and goes above and beyond to accommodate patrons with food allergies by adjusting the menu options as needed. He and the staff are very welcoming and accommodating to provide a wonderful dining experience.
  6. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Ordered a steak, medium ,took over an hour for the steak to come to the table when it finally did it was dry and tough as a baseball glove absolutely terrible
  7. DW

    DavidW

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Service and atmosphere were good. Food was delicious, yet not hot. Plates weren't even hot when served.
  8. c

    cbest1465

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food is good, we had exception service. Our wait person was Bruno.
  9. c

    catman

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    I chose this restaurant because they advertise the gorgeous coastline and Sarasota shoreline views. If fact the lights in the place were so bright that it was impossible to see almost anything out the windows. If you go there, go before dark. There is nothing memorable enough to make me return.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had dinner here to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary. The service and food was amazing! My husband is not a big spinach and artichoke dip fan but I talked him into ordering it as an app and he admitted that they have the best he has ever had! We shared the grouper and NY strip as our entrees and both were amazing! There was a wedding going on so the noise level was a little high but we completely understood. Overall, it was a wonderful anniversary dinner!
  11. DK

    DennisK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The newly redecorated is a great improvement. A very enjoyable experience and the bartender made an excellent espresso martini!
  12. NM

    NicoleM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food, beautiful atmosphere. Terrible beer selection.
  13. HM

    HealthyMeals

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious and service was very good. The reason I did not give 5 stars because they missed the mark on the small touches when it comes outstanding service. We arrived 10 minutes prior to reservation and there was no hostess. We stood and waited and eventually had to walk inside the restaurant to find someone to help us. Also, when making the reservation they ask if you are celebrating a special occasion. We noted it was our 25 year anniversary. They did not recognize it in anyway. It would have been nice for them to simply say Happy Anniversary.
  14. J

    Janm

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. We also had a gorgeous view of the gulf.
  15. JG

    JillG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent - decor was lovely - only thing I didn’t love was the lightening - it was a little bright in there for dinner - saw everything that was happening at every table around us - killed the vibe a bit
  16. SE

    SteveE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday. Cocktails were great and the food outstanding. The recommended wine was delicious and reasonable. Our server, Nick was the best. Thank you, Drift Kitchen.
  17. TA

    TonyA

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic remodel! Sunset/beach view from almost every table. Food was outstanding. This is definitely our new “go to” for special occasions!
  18. b

    buck

    Cincinnati

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great view at sunset. Won't complain because of the hurricane but the windows needed to be washed. The service was good. The Charcuterie plate was excellent. The meals were not served together and 2 of the entree's that came out first were merely warm, not hot. The food was otherwise good but not exceptional. Cool hotel location on Lido Beach.
  19. YG

    YvetteG

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! Beautiful restaurant, gorgeous view, excellent service. Perfect time!❤️
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful elevated view of the beach and Gulf of Mexico as the sun was setting. Great seafood.
  21. BK

    BenjaminK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    I ordered Al Forno. It was disappointed. Even the worse restaurant that I have stayed, had been able to make something better. No taste at all, looked like a soup. Really bad. However my wife was happy with her order (Gulf Shrimp Gnocchi). Then we tried the Key Lime Pie. Good presentation but too, really too sweet. I am not going to to go to this restaurant. Very noisy. The service was nice but foods not recommended.
  22. A

    Alicia777

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Ambiance, Delicious food, excellent service. Such low prices for a high end location. I highly recommend!!
  23. SS

    SanSim

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and the entire staff went above and beyond in making our special evening incredible.
  24. SE

    ScottE

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great night with a beautiful view of the gulf. The service, food was very good. I will go back next year.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The clam chowder and red snapper with cauliflower risotto were both fantastic. The cocktails were underwhelming. The view is awesome and our service was also outstanding. We will definitely return!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wanted to take my husband out on his birthday for a special experience. Drift was perfect. The food, service and ambiance were amazing. That incredible sunset didn't hurt either. A truly memorable evening. Thank you to the entire staff that helped make tonight great.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic view, food and service
  28. R

    Roberto

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent (best snapper and shrimp). View was spectacular (ask for window table when making reservations). Our waiter, Bruno, was friendly and very helpful.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was great! The setting was beautiful
  30. WD

    WilliamD

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food and a great view of the sunset. Excellent service.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    It took 90 min. From sitting down until food arrival. Tables near the bar are VERY noisy
  32. J

    Jetchic

    Treasure Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place. It’s sister to a place we frequent at home. Amazing modern bar with fantastic bartender, Spencer. He will mix you up some very crafty cocktails that look and taste amazing. Food quality is great, people are friendly and was a very enjoyable night!
  33. J

    Jeremy

    Orlando

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food with Exceptional Service with an amazing sunset view
  34. AH

    AnneH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and awesome view! We were there around sunset and could watch from the large windows. The food was excellent!
  35. DB

    DeahnaB

    Denver

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't believe we just discovered this jewel of a place tonight. Everything was spectacular, from our waiter Bruno's attentiveness and humor to our delicious entrees. Can't wait to come back very soon
  36. M

    Mary

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious meal with a spectacular view! First time there and will be back!
  37. C

    Clive

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Beautiful view of sunset over the gulf. The food was very hit or miss. Recommended for the ambiance but keep your expectations in check.
  38. j

    jens

    Naples

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous restaurant and nice view of Lido Beach from the 8th floor. Kaitlyn, our server, was excellent and kind. Food was phenomenal. We got the New England Clam Chowder, Burrata Caprese, bread plate, Snapper entree, gelato sampler and chocolate cake. Everything was delicious and we can't wait to go back!
  39. G

    Gordy

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, view, and service!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with gorgeous sunset views!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Drift Kitchen & Bar at Lido Beach Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 388-2161.

Drift Kitchen & Bar at Lido Beach Resort is rated 4.5 stars by 400 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 19 times today
Google Map for Drift Kitchen & Bar at Lido Beach Resort

700 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Garfield

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Mon–Fri 7:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–11:30 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Desorcie

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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