element: steak. seafood. pasta.

4.4
1097 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
We encapsulate the best and most unique elements of world class dining. We feature pasture raised, hand-cut steaks grilled or seared to perfection, delicate, local seafood, house made pasta dishes with elegant hand crafted sauces and more.

Voted Sarasota's Best Steakhouse 2020, Sarasota's Most Romantic Restaurant, Sarasota's Best Mediterranean Restaurant and Sarasota's Best New Restaurant for 2 years in a row.
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  • Father's Day Lunch

    $49.00 per person

    Jun 20, 2021 only

    Join us for Father's Day for Beer, Bourbon & BBQ! We are partnering with Big Top Brewery in Sarasota and Bardstown Bourbon Company. We will also be featuring our All You Can Meat Pass: an all you can eat bbq dining experience that includes 2 drinks --- 2 beers or 2 bourbons or 1 beer & 1 bourbon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1097 people are saying
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4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AshleyW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service and food was top of the line. Will definitely visit again in my next trip to Sarasota.!

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & ambiance. Go see Veronica T, she’s an outstanding waitress and gave us awesome recommendations!

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BruceE
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Element last evening and had a wonderful experience. The wait staff was very attentive and the room is beautiful. I know we will return as there are many items on the menu that we want to enjoy.

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JoanieA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered from the Savor Sarasota menu. The choices were all good and food was delicious. The drinks were great. Server did not rush us and gave us time to talk with friends. She was excellent.

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george
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good value based on Savor Sarasota. Otherwise a little too expensive. Food varied from vary good to excellent.

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vipMaryK
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the short walk to Element from the opera house after a performance, and Sunday after Der Rosenkavalier was perfect. The ciopinio was delicious, lots of fresh muscles in the shells and an amazing assortment of other delicious seafood. We always enjoy Element and will again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic anniversary dinner! We were a bit late for our reservation so we lost our table but they were very accommodating and we ended up with a larger table in a quiet romantic corner. The food was delicious, the Crusted Ahi Tuna is a must try and the bacon wrapped halibut was phenomenal and my honey enjoyed his entire New York strip! We had an amazing first experience! Our waiter Phillipe was outstanding!

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ProfessionalDiner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was Excellent service from the beginning. Great food and quality. Overall experience was perfect

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NashvilleProducer
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on a date and from the moment of arrival we were treated like we were the only ones. Our waitress Veronica took special interest.

The meal was fantastic. Hands down try this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dinner! Beautiful rosemary smoked old fashioned was an excellent start! Best dining in Sarasota. Elegant interiors

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vipGoldie
Tampa
109 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant downtown...fantastic service, great drinks, incredible food and atmosphere!

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vipJBRAUN
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar for dinner. Great food and service. Bartenders were both friendly and efficient.

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Mort
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Great service. Attentive staff

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JerroldB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Terrific waiter Wonderful service Only glitch was our doggy bag given elsewhere

Our waiter made it up

Overall, we look forward to our next vist

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vipTNTDowntown
Naples
38 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My husband and I ordered steaks which were fine. We also ordered Brussels sprouts with goat cheese and bacon - there was one crumble of goat cheese and ans maybe three crumbles of bacon. I asked about the bacon but never got a response. Our friends had the French Dip sandwich and loved it, but I thought the savor Sarasota menu was totally un-exciting.

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DaveS
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors and Eduardo was our server. He was outstanding as we share all our dishes. He was very helpful because at the onset, we wanted a recommendation for a dry white wine & Eduardo was very knowledgeable. We started with the Charred Artichoke Hearts, then the Chopped Caesar salad, then Fresh catch - blackened Grouper. Each dish was excellent. We had been to element many times before Pandemic and this is the first time back. We loved the outdoor tables and would want that in the future.

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NickC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome! Service was the best! Great Savor Sarasota menu

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vipPeterB
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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MandyP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were both excellent! We will definitely be back!

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BarbNY
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience at element was wonderful. From our server- Gustavo, to the drinks and the wonderful food, it was top shelf! We were too full to enjoy dessert but looking forward to another visit to try out more of the delicious offerings. Highly recommend for date night or special occasion!

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Lilly
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience. Location, ambience and service are Top Notch!

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DianeLopez
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I bring my family and Veronica as my server. She was attentive and remembered a special drink we ordered. My mother commented this was the best steak she's ever had. I will continue to recommend this place and dine here.

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larryl
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was great, the GM stopped by a few times to make sure everything was good. The food was great, Carpaccio was one of the best around, I had the Tuna which was very good and my with had the sword fish which was also excellent. We will go back again.

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RickS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Out of 4 diners, 3 had a great meal. One (myself) had issues with the main course. I ordered the fresh catch special: a perfectly cooked piece of cod covered in cherry tomatoes and savory breadcrumbs. So far so good. But for reasons that I can’t understand, that deliciousness was sabotaged with some off putting white Alfredo-like sauce that was unavoidable as it was spread on top and all around the cod. It was really odd. Such a shame. Everything else was very good.

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CarlosD1
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Can’t stand places that won’t honor reservations on time service was great food is average at best!!!

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vipBeadi
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars all around. My favorite place. Never disappoints. Thank you, James!

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DebB
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Limited menu with many steak choices. The main restaurant area is beautiful and same with the outdoor seating; however, we were seated in a side room that was an ordinary banquet room with a decorative paneled wall that did not absorb sound. So noisy with just three full tables. We ordered wine and was disappointed they were out of Pinot Grigio; it was 6:30 on a Thursday night. Then ordered appetizers and we were told all orders must be placed at one time for the convenience of the kitchen. What?!? The place was not crowded. So we quickly made our choices from the limited menu so we could get an appetizer. We ordered the artichokes and salads which were tasty. Steak kabobs, swordfish, pasta and grouper were also good. Dessert took 30 minutes (it wasn't ordered beforehand.) We ordered ice cream and a type of banana brûlée (very good.) Ice cream was served in a simple coffee cup. Our two checks came in the same folder with one pen which was a little bizarre. I felt like this was a start up restaurant with minimal supplies. We do not plan to return. Too many other good choices in downtown Sarasota.

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vipMarleneW
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

My husband waited 15 min after I got my drink to be told they were out of the bourbon he ordered. The meal made up for this. I had the peppercorn crusted tuna which was outstanding and I would go back to order it again!

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vipgail
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dinner I have had at Element has been wonderful! From the greeting when one walks in...to the wait staff....to the food, it is a pleasure to dine there. Also, they have done an outstanding job with the outdoor seating which has been very important to me.

I recommend Element without reservation!!

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mirac
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

apps were great... but steaks were overly salty and had to be sent back.. this is the second time this has happened here.

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MichaelM
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chopped Caesar salad was fantastic. Filets cooked to perfection and a very healthy portion. Brussels sprouts were enhanced with goat cheese which was a delicious touch. Home run dinner.

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pjdidomen
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Worst meal we have had in Sarasota. We ordered the Swordfish Oscar, Australian Tri Tip, and Roasted Brussel Sprouts. Both meals were cold. While the Tri tip looked like it was cooked as ordered it was served with a big glob of butter on top of it that did not melt so you had to try to scrape it off. Not very successful. The Swordfish was 1/4 in thick and over cooked. Looked like the grilled Swordfish you would get at a fried fish restaurant. It was served with roasted potatoes, asparagus and a lump of crab all cold. The Brussel Sprouts were raw and hard. Definitely under cooked. There was not one piece of bacon to be found nor did we find any goat cheese. After a couple bits we decided it wasn't worth eating. We politely asked for the check stating that our meal was cold showing the server the steak with the butter that couldn't be scrapped off. This resturant is pricy for what you get and there was no adjustment to our bill. We left and went out for Sushi instead. Gave it a 2 star because the ambibiance, the service was great, and we did have the mussels which were okay. Wish we had read the reviews before we made reservations. I guess we are not the only ones that will not be returning.

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vipJackieW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Pricey limited menu

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Mark
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and excellent food.

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KayT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time with family, every thing amazing from the minute we walked in! hands down our Fav place in downtown!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the end of our vacation and we just wanted something quiet/relaxing. Wow, this place did not disappoint! I asked for a private area, to which that was granted! We had whole side to our self, our server was great have us time to look over the menu and I went with the special and my boyfriend went with the salmon. We had mussels for an appetizer and if I could drink the sauce from the bowl I would! Lol we also had cheesecake to go! Whenever we are back in the area we will definitely be coming again! Thank for for a delicious quiet evening!

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South4Scuba
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spot on! The service was great, drinks were great and the food (steaks) was cooked to perfection. I'd recommend Element for dinner as a couple or with friends. Not inexpensive but not over-priced either.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Average food for a very high price

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vipBrianT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

standards the usual high stadards. Meals were sub par and poorly presented. A shake up in the kitchen is necessary before long term year round dinners seek better venues.

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LeahA
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food just was not very good. Three of us had fish. Two were overdone and tasteless and one was undercooked.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from element: steak. seafood. pasta. using the Order Online button. element: steak. seafood. pasta. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 724-8585.

element: steak. seafood. pasta. is rated 4.4 stars by 1097 OpenTable diners.

element: steak. seafood. pasta. does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://elementsrq.instagift.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.