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element: steak. seafood. pasta.

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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.

Support element: steak. seafood. pasta. during COVID-19

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Special menus

  • Oktoberfest Menu 2020

    Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2020
    Your ticket to Oktoberfest has arrived... and you don't even have to travel far! Enjoy our savory Oktoberfest menu with all the classics... Wiener Schnitzel, Schweinshaxe, Kasesspatzle & more! Say cheers with our great selection of German beers to compliment your feast.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 816 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHalibut
Naples
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George took care of us at our request. He was Outstanding!
Our Filet & Halibut were Exquisite.
George’s attentiveness was Phenomenal.

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LynneH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and both of us thoroughly enjoyed our appetizers. We both had the Caesar salad, which was a little different with avocado, but a good portion and delicious. My companion had the beet salad, great presentation and not a slice left over. I had the scallops, two, with an asian slaw in the middle. The slaw had a bite and the scallops were tender and perfect. I almost wished I ordered the full plate, but I was pleasantly full and ready to enjoy the rest of the evening.

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NancyR
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent and they did not disappoint us this time! The service is exceptional and the atmosphere is pleasant. It is one of my favorite restaurants!

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Kmick
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ritz Carlton suggested Element to us as it was one of there favorites. The food and service was outstanding!

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vipKadd
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our evening here.
Service was impeccable and the food innovative and delicious .
Lovely ambience on their outside area.; relaxing music in addition made for the whole experience.
Also taking Covid precautions seriously which is appreciated.

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BillR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of the entrees was much spicier than we expected based on the menu and the waiter's description. That was disappointing since good quality fish (salmon in this case) should not need hot spices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Oktoberfest menu was delicious too. Would go back anytime!!!

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Barry
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first restaurant since the virus hit to celebrate my wife’s birthday.
We ate outside and early so we wouldn’t feel too uncomfortable with a lot of people.
Couldn’t have asked for a better experience on our first time out. Our waiter Jason was spot on. Timed everything perfectly. Food was excellent and we will back.

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BriR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed this very much! Phillip and Isabel were great as the GM James. Everything was delicious from the drinks at the bar with Damon to the Filet. Unfortunately the fire alarm went off so we had to evacute the building for a few minutes but even then they were very professional, handled everything gracefully and were able to sit us back in no time. Will definitely come back. Phillip is a great server. Loved his energy and attention to detail. Good luck with your business through this tough times.

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vipBeadi
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, the best downtown restaurant experience we've had here in Sarasota, and we've eaten many places since we live right in downtown. The food was delicious, the cocktails--martinis--were perfect, and the service was top notch. Inside the ambiance is sexy. The maitre'd, James, manages the entire experience impeccably. I have gone twice, and the experience was like a 5-star NY restaurant. Truly loved our experiences. Highly recommend it.

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NormanJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and the lights on the tree made the evening more magical. The cocktails were unique. The service was outstanding. We had the saganaki. Cheese doused in liquor and set on fire. Dramatic and delicious. The shrimp and grits were slightly sweet and rich. The agnolotti made you feel you were wrapped in a cozy blanket. This is a special place and you can tell that they take pride in every aspect of making the dining experience a success.

JM
vipJayM
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Food by Chef Michelle and the service by Jason were excellent as always. The Happy Hour Wine is good and reasonable value. This is our 4th time to Element and every time it has been exceptional. I am a Vegan and the chef has always created excellent dish for me. My wife eats Continental foods and they all have been superb as well.

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PabloR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Highly Recommend Great Food and Nice Element

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vipJimk
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and service. We choose outdoor dining and of course it rained, but we were mostly under cover so big deal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason was an amazing server and took great care of us. James, the GM, was super attentive and cared about all of his tables. I highly the recommend the food, the atmosphere, and the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The warm feeling of hospitality was palpable as soon as we turned the corner. As soon as we entered, we were welcomed with a friendly smile and immediately escorted to our own private dining area. The restaurant staff arranged flower pedals in a heart shaped pattern and wrote us a thoughtfully worded letter for the both of us. Throughout the evening, the Element staff and management came by and greeted/ congratulated us. The food was extremely tasty! Everything was done wonderfully and we never felt rushed or not welcomed. We will definitely be returning soon!

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vipRHondaD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you could image the perfect restaurant, this would be it. Every aspect from the decor to the food have been a well thought out blend for the senses. Elegant, upscale but warm and friendly, the ambiance makes you feel like you are somewhere in NYC or a large urban city, while the staff retains the warm southern hospitality that is glaringly missing from NYC. The menu is an eclectic blend of meats, seafood and other culinary specialties mixing flavors that make it uniquely Elements. I've been here several times and each time they deliver a consistent and delicious experience, making this the best restaurant in Sarasota (IMHO). Of course, this type of perfection doesn't come cheap, but if budget is your concern, then this is not the place for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been trying to get here and finally able to do on Saturday evening. Booked online and when we arrived, they were very hospitable. Sat down in nice corner booth in which happened to be the chef’s table ( bonus) . Food, service and ambiance all excellent and will certainly be back, many thanks

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. The ambience and drinks were fabulous. The staff was fantastic.

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vipSeaner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so impressed with Element - from the service, to the food to the ambiance, it was a wonderful experience. We were celebrating an anniversary and the staff went above and beyond to provide the best of everything, presentation of the table (there were even rose petals placed on it in the shape of a heart)! I mean, who does that anymore? Such a sweet and class-act touch. We both enjoyed our meals, appetizers and drinks. We will definitely be back soon!

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vipRSC1
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We were celebrating my wife's birthday. Our server was very attentive but the kitchen was very slow with getting us our food. Three of the four of us ordered a salad and it took at least 15 minutes before they were brought to our table. My wife and one of our guests ordered the veal. Again, it took at least 25 minutes to be brought out to us. Both servings of the veal were terrible. They were pounded thin, and unfortunately completely overcooked. In addition, there was absolutely no seasoning to the meal. They comped us for these meals and then offered to bring out free dessert for my wife, but that never occurred. Overall, a very, very disappointing evening at a restaurant we have always enjoyed.

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vipJulietD
Tampa
60 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect evening from the moment we walked in and were greeted and led to our table in a private dining area. The service was fantastic and the food also. Fresh, interesting eclectic menu with seafood and steaks. A very extensive wine list and cocktail list.
We will definitely return when we’re back in Sarasota!

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vipBarbaraG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! I had the halibut which was melt in your mouth tasty. My husband and I split the special flaming Greek cheese appetizer--really yummy--- and he was very pleased with his trout with oysters choice.
The service was pleasant, low key and efficient.

The only slight issue was the noise level from some really drunk, noisy, maskless women at the bar...

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know we always will be greeted, seated, and served with professional, top notch people. We love everyone in there. Never ever disappointed! What a great staff and experience! Food and beverages so satisfying! Jobs well done!

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vipFern
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Dinner! I highly recommend. Lovely seating area outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Sat outside - asked hostess to move us to another outside table next to the Windows because of wind and rain... she said she would but never came back

Wife’s swordfish, after eating almost half, noticed a black hair (wife has brown hair) between fish and beans... told server, he offered an after dinner drink, but did not offer to to comp 50% of the swordfish

Food not that exceptional, will not go back

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vipVictor
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Free valet parking is a nice touch.

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vipThatldo
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Our first time party of 4 on Saturday at 6:30 pm. Jordan our server was great. Ambience inside soothing and all precautions taken for distancing and masks including sanitizer wipes on table. We were taken aback when Jordan advised veal and scallops were in short supply and ran to kitchen to reserve (at 6:30?) beets and oysters were very good. rosemary bread was dry. veal dish over cooked. beef tenderloin medallion (2 of us ordered at $44/each) was nothing better than a cut of meat from walmart. extremely sad a lot of unchewable fat left on plate while meat rare in middle ends overcooked to well done and mashed potatoes served with that dish were lumpy and dry. sadly we will not return because the tab with cocktails, wine and tip was very steep for meals.

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LawandaT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and experience was phenomenal! Food was suburb!

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vipLynn
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James the maître de was fabulous! He coordinated his service team with ease. Every one was taken great care of. The food was denominational. I will definitely be back! Thank you!

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vipJeanC
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food! It's one of our favorite downtown spots.

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vipgail
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I am only eating outdoors and I must say that setting was very pleasant. The food was very good and I certainly would return another time. The wait staff was good and certainly helpful and knowledgeable about the menu, but the night I was there there was not enough wait staff for the number of customers. I guess this is a problem in a pandemic rather then a management issue.

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vipLuvgreatdining2
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took a new friend to Element because he recently moved to the area and we were certain we would have a great meal. The food was outstanding, the service great, and the precautions in light of Covid-19 were very good. We all felt very comfortable dining there.

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vipJayM
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason our waiter was excellent as always. Another stellar performance from Chef Michelle. My Vegan dish was great and my wife's Black Grouper was excellent as well. Third time we have had 5 STAR SERVICE AND FOOD!! The Happy Hour Wine was Oyster Bay and a great pour and $7.00. We think it has become our favorite restaurant in Sarasota!

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vipBernie
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent, and rooms were very nicely decorated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

A total disappointment. It ruined our anniversary! We were seated promptly, as we had reservations. The waiter came by immediately asking about our drink order, which we hadn't had time to even look at the menu, and said he would be back with the dinner specials. 30 MINUTES LATER, I flagged the hostess down and asked where the hell our waiter was. A few minutes later he came back, with no apology or recognition that he had forgotten about us. He finally took our drink order, which was also disappointing considering they didn't have half of the liquors they have listed on the menu. They didn't have Tito's or Grey Goose for martinis. Seriously? WE WAITED ANOTHER 15 MINUTES...and the drinks finally arrived. They were okay, but certainly not worth the $27. There are much better places in Sarasota for cocktails. We finally placed our food order when he brought the drinks. 50 MINUTES LATER, our steaks arrived. Our steaks weren't prepared properly. Mine was well done instead of the medium I ordered and it wasn't even warm. The brussel sprouts we ordered were a disappointment too. At the conclusion of our meal it was nice to see the manager walking around and he asked how our meal was. Once we explained the evening he decided to give us our drinks for free and stated he had a "note in our file" for the next time we visited. WELL, I have news for you....we won't be back! Poor service, below average food, and way overpriced. We still paid $150 for this pathetic evening that took over 2 hours and basically ruined our 5-year wedding anniversary. It was truly one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had. Element surely has a large gap to close if they want to compete with all the fine dining establishments in Sarasota.

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vipsrqkbm
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason was awesome!

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vipPatsyC
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing evening! James, manager & Edwardo took excellent care of us. They made our special dinner a memorable experience. The food was delicious. We had the halibut, shrimp & grits, beet carpaccio, & roasted artichokes were some of incredible selections.

This is my favorite Sarasota restaurant. The outside dining is delightful & inside the restaurant is one of the most beautiful in the city.

The staff practice all the safety precautions.

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EricH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable experience. Was my first time there. Ate the try tip and the swordfish. Both were outstanding!

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BenjaminJ
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner experience at Element was magnificent. The food was incredible and the service was fantastic!

FAQs

element: steak. seafood. pasta. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 724-8585.

element: steak. seafood. pasta. is rated 4.6 stars by 816 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.