element: steak. seafood. pasta.
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 onlyJoin 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Pan Roasted Salmon
harissa - roast carrots - spinach - frisee - golden raisin chutney
8 Oz. Braveheart Black Angus Filet
Beautiful restaurant, excellent service and food was top of the line. Will definitely visit again in my next trip to Sarasota.!
Great food & ambiance. Go see Veronica T, she’s an outstanding waitress and gave us awesome recommendations!
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.
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.
Good value based on Savor Sarasota. Otherwise a little too expensive. Food varied from vary good to excellent.
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.
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!
This was Excellent service from the beginning. Great food and quality. Overall experience was perfect
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.
Exceptional dinner! Beautiful rosemary smoked old fashioned was an excellent start! Best dining in Sarasota. Elegant interiors
My favorite restaurant downtown...fantastic service, great drinks, incredible food and atmosphere!
We sat at the bar for dinner. Great food and service. Bartenders were both friendly and efficient.
Excellent restaurant. Great service. Attentive staff
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
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.
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.
Everything was awesome! Service was the best! Great Savor Sarasota menu
Excellent food and service.
Good and service were both excellent! We will definitely be back!
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!
Always an enjoyable experience. Location, ambience and service are Top Notch!
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.
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.
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.
Can’t stand places that won’t honor reservations on time service was great food is average at best!!!
5 stars all around. My favorite place. Never disappoints. Thank you, James!
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.
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!
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!!
apps were great... but steaks were overly salty and had to be sent back.. this is the second time this has happened here.
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.
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.
Pricey limited menu
Great server and excellent food.
Wonderful time with family, every thing amazing from the minute we walked in! hands down our Fav place in downtown!
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!
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.
Average food for a very high price
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.
The food just was not very good. Three of us had fish. Two were overdone and tasteless and one was undercooked.
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.
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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.