element: steak. seafood. pasta.

4.4
1147 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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1147 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
J
vipthomasJ
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service and ambiance wonderful. Food was no better than Average plus. Price is not Normally a big factor for us, but having said that the food was not a good value. We keep coming back here hoping that it will live up to its appearance, but continue to be disappointed

JC
JeffC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service. We were the only ones in the restaurant and the fish was cold, disappointing. Food was good but not at all what we had in mind. It was all very bland. We pulled a hair from the fish and a small fly landed in the one of the glasses of wine. Our server was fabulous and we didn’t complain but I’m not sure I will go back.

J
vipJohn
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambiance and staff are top notch. The tuna and beef carpaccio were sublime. Entrees were solid

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Wine list is amazing and service was outstanding. Food was extremely disappointing. “Delmonico” steak was a thin chewy nightmare and the filet was flavorless served with a truffle butter that was almost frozen. Side of Red potatoes were so over cooked it was almost like eating mashed potatoes. Beautiful restaurant and great people but food is subpar at best.

N
Nancy
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our visit. Excellent food, drinks, ambience, and friendly service. James the General Manager and our servers were wonderful. Very impressed and looking forward to returning!

DW
vipDougW
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops (dinner entree) melted in my mouth - beautiful presentation, artful delicious accompaniments and so memorable. Probably THE best I’ve ever eaten! This from a gal who grew up near the water eating all the seas’ bounty for over 5 decades so it’s a huge compliment to give this an A+. My other half ordered the NY strip. It had a fair amount of grizzle but was very tasty. He said he wouldn’t order that again though. Side dishes were very good and wine list comprehensive. Full bar and cocktails were finely crafted. It was a birthday celebration for me and they had a lovely handwritten card waiting on the table. Plus they ended our meal with a tasty brownie dessert that I didn’t know I needed until I tasted it! Complete with candle and more birthday wishes, we consumed all the dessert! Highly recommend in spite of a sub par steak.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are loyal patrons of Element.. We are never disappointed and, as usual, it was a lovely evening with great food and service.

KP
KennethP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from reservation to table to food to a trip to the lounge connected to the restaurant. The filet was excellent as was the asparagus, and the potato. The drinks were good and the wine list is extensive. The GM James is awesome. Server and host stand personnel were also great. All around - an A. Make a reservation in advance and dress to impress.

G
Grendal
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in to Element for an after dinner drink (smoked cocktails are their specialty) and had to come back dinner the next night. I had the swordfish topped with crab meat and it was excellent. My wife had shrimp a d pasta with a red chili daube, also very good. The service, ambience and food good are all top shelf. Highly recommended!

J
vipJackieg303
Tampa
82 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always loved the steaks, but I tried salmon on a Caesar salad. It was excellent!
I enjoyed sitting outside and had great service

R
Rickster
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent & the service was outstanding. Will definitely go back.

NH
NancyH
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends for their first time. They kept saying "this is delicious/fantastic!" And I kept saying, "I know!"

c
cheries
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We visited Element for dinner and were very underwhelmed by the quality of the steak. I had the filet and it was just not the prime quality you would expect at $48 per plate.

HH
HeatherH
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We have been a few times and it is always LOUD!! A two top in a small room with a six top does not work. We couldn’t even talk to each other.

Food was not as good as previous visits.

Disappointing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the staff was great. Our server Faith was exceptionally sweet and everybody was great. Definitely coming back!

P
vipPatrick
Naples
45 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Element continues to be one of the best if not the best dining experiences in Sarasota.

We prefer the front room.

The service is excellent, Phillipe did a masterful job: a true professional. At another table I notice him place a napkin around the wine bottle. Those guests didn't realize his attention to detail but we certainly did.

I believe the Element steak is the best in Sarasota .

Unfortunately, for the restaurant, many people consider Element as a "celebration restaurant" when in fact the daily prices are reasonable for fine dining.

Complements to James Harries and his staff for creating a wonderful dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All food and drinks were fantastic!!

Service was great with no rush .

Loved the cioppino. So fresh. Seafood cooked perfectly. Pasta perfect . Nice little spice in sauce. Passion fruit Key Lime pie may be the best pie I’ve ever had.

JW
JudyW
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could not have asked for a better server than Veronica. She was knowledgeable, professional all the while being friendly as welL. She knew what we needed before we did.
Also, the artichokes were among the best I have had, and the salmon was cooked to perfection. I look forward to a return visit, but I only wish you were closer

SH
SethH
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Element made our engagement night dinner so special!!! The service was immaculate and the food was delectable!!! So happy we chose to spend our evening here!

j
jimc
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Thank you to Faith and the team for taking great care of us!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Everyone we interacted with was incredibly nice. We went for our anniversary and there was a handwritten note and a special table. The food was amazing, truly excellent scallops in particular. I’ll be recommending this place to everyone and I can’t wait to go back!

A
vipAlwaysabuckeye
Cleveland
61 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first time dining experience…many thanks to the head of house for seating us away from a quite loud table. Our server was attentive and our meals outstanding…will definitely keep element in our dining rotation.

D
vipDaman
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Extremely disappointed. Waiter knew nothing about wine and when a second person gave me a recomendation, he also seemed to know nothing. Wanted something sweet and that is not what he gave me. Swordfish was good but the bacon wrapped scallops were not. They were swimming in bacon fat. Not prepared correctly at all. Salads were just fair. Nothing special. Element is way over priced for what they serve.

R
vipRick
Naples
47 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service are very good as is the location of the restaurant. The management and staff were exceptionally accommodating. We highly recommend it and look forward to returning.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was mediocre at best, nothing special to see or eat here.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious meal, very good service, somewhat pricy

PK
PhilippeK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals I have had in years. Many "good" restaurants are good, very few are exceptional. My dinner at Element was exceptional: my grilled tuna dish was beautifully designed, and exceptionally well executed, true also of my date's salmon dish.
Service was excellent, fully informed regarding the dishes, intelligent in suggestions, there when needed, but never intrusive. A minor drawback, my martini was a tad weak.

s
vipstevet
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time . Will definitely come back. Everything was great

ED
EricaD
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing! My steak was cooked perfectly.

EB
vipElizabethB
Louisville
43 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious! Huge portions! Service was excellent!

FK
vipFirstKnight
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional special anniversary celebration, with fabulous ambience, service, and food! Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised by this experience. Will forever rave about the food/staff. Thank you guys for a fantastic birthday dinner.🥰

CC
vipCatherineC
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Element but will not be our last. Food and service was excellent.

DG
DavidG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. Food, service, décor, bar selections and comfortable bar seating.

CM
CMsarasota
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant ! The combining of the flavors make the food pop . We went for our anniversary and we told them ahead of time. Rose petals were spread on the table shaped like a heart with a card from the restaurant . A marvelous chocolate dessert was complimentary . Phillipe was our outstanding server ! Been there several times and it is consistent fabulous food.

L
vipLibra13
Tampa
47 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most elegant restaurant in Sarasota. Many dining area options - covered patio, outside, bar area and inside dining room. Delicious food - very impressive overall.

SO
SeanO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food. Excellent experience.

D
vipDogmum
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an outstanding meal there last night, made better by our waiter Eduardo H!
Food was great, drinks were perfect!

A
vipAlana
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food and service, we can’t wait to come back!

BG
vipBarbaraG
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always enjoy eating at Element and last night was no exception. We both had the petite filet, with a Caesar salad and roasted Brussel sprouts. All were really good, as were our wine selections.
Eating outside was enjoyable until the food came, but then we were harassed by flies! Totally unexpected but not all that surprising as it is summer in the city.

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 1147 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.