Libby's - Sarasota

4.4
2685 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Libby's was established in 2008, named after the Seidensticker family matriarch-Libby. Libby's Restaurant has a storied history in Sarasota-Libby's Cafe & Bar was a neighborhood gathering space for a decade, with something for everyone-early bird specials, popular ladies nights, private event space and dining rooms and events for all! Libby's Neighborhood Brasserie is the re-branded concept of the iconic Sarasota restaurant darling. Open in Sarasota since May of 2019, the redesigned space is open, modern & minimalist. Delicious menu items, sophisticated wine and daily specials are still at the core of all that we do!

Experiences

  • Wine Wednesday Menu

    $0.01 per person

    Oct 7, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022

    Every Wednesday from open to close we offer 50% off select bottles of wine, in all areas of our restaurants. We are open 11am-9pm every Wednesday.

Offers

  • All Day Happy Hour

    Oct 6, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022

    Mon 11:00 AM - 3:45 PM, Tue - Thu 11:00 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri 11:00 AM - 3:45 PM

    All Day Happy Hour every Monday + Tuesday 11am-9pm Drink specials Food bites available in the bar area only
  • Collect 500 bonus points

    Sun 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Mon - Fri 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sat 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2685 people are saying
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vipHoosier
Naples
57 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very nice "neighborhood spot" --- located in a very nice neighborhood. Not "fancy" -- but very nice, very comfortable. Have been several times - have yet to be disappointed. If you want to eat "outside" (patio or sidewalk) be certain to request when making your reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Took my future daughter n law and her mother there after wedding dress shopping. I requested outside seating and when I got there was told there was nothing available outside.

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KENNETHB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love coming here but this time I was a little disappointed in the food. I got the eggs Benedict for brunch, which was tasty, but barely warm and almost cold when I got it. Another guess in the party ordered his eggs over hard and they were over medium. He didn’t say anything but I could tell he was disappointed in his breakfast.

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vipRedcap
New England
122 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very disappointed
Every restaurant we have Been to in Sarasota over the past week , the staff has been wearing a mask. I do not understand why Libby’s is not having their staff wear masks.
I told my waiter I had a food allergy and my meal came out with the veggie containing the allergy in it. As I write this I am suffering the issues it causes. A meal discount cannot make up for an allergy that was not taken seriously.
Right now we are very upset by our experience.

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BeverlyM
Cleveland
42 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good was good as always. Service was questionable , waitress was a little zoned out. Must have been NEW!!!

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DianeS
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful lunch experience with my best friend. Our wait staff person was delightful. Will definitely be back again.

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vipEllenB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A nice meal with fairly good service, but VERY noisy. Most of the racket coming from one table who seemed oblivious to those around them. Not the restaurant’s fault.

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vipmh10
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The restaurant did not recognize open table reservations and considered us walk-ins.
Service was extremely slow.

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HollyJ
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Sarasota location, always on par.

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our experience at LIbby's. Food and service is always outstanding.

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vipCardiacKid
Naples
49 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Long time Sarasota charmer with professional staff and a lively buzz.
Mains are creative and fairly priced.

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Nameless
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avocado egg rolls, mahi mahi (Caribbean style) tuna tataki all excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Disappointingly loud and very cold inside. Much more casual than I remember from years ago with a menu that consisted of more luncheon fare than I preferred . Not a fine dining recommendation for certain. Bar seemed lively and maybe that was the plus side as it was full.

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vipSarasota2013
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had another good time at the Sarasota Libby's. Excellent Happy Hour martinis! Nicholas did a fantastic job taking care of us! We LOVE the Dynamite Shrimp!

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chefrufus
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I’ve been going to Libby’s for many years.
Except for the service, steep decline.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because my work enjoyed our holiday party here last month, I set up a date night for me and my husband.
We love to experience different restaurants that offer plant based meals. Libby's chef has created a wonderful spaghetti like (noodles have holes in them like straws, so good) with Impossible Burger meat sauce! Amazing! We also indulged in the Avocado Egg rolls simply delicious.
We hope that the chef continues to be creative with plant based options. Kudos to the chef and thank you. Our entire expertise was fantastic!
We are planning to return for his birthday in February.
Our server, Katya, was a very professional, polite, well versed with menu and ready to accomodate fun server!
She was the only server for our work holiday party (16 pp) and not only remembered me, but our line of business, L Spa and L Boutique.

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BonM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Pleasant atmosphere, basic food. Good martini.
Service was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried Libby’s last winter while we were down in Sarasota for holiday. We went back again this year to find the same quality of food, service and atmosphere - all outstanding! The service is great- special shout out to Courtney and Kai Lynn who treat everyone like family!

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vipsholshky
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took two friends to dinner and they both loved it. The fish and chips was a big hit and so was the Ceasar Salad with chicken. My pulled pork sandwich was delicious and so was the brussel sprouts. Service was very good.

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vipduck
Cleveland
37 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We got a table as far back as they put anyone . But the waitress was attentive and the food was good . The feel of the restaurant has changed since our last visit . Doesn’t feel as upscale except in the prices

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vipAndrea
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always

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vipKenS
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Libby's is one of my favorite restaurants in Sarasota and in my neighborhood! Diego our server was quick however not very attentive. Additionally I ordered two martinis that should have been $7/martini because of Libby's all day HH on Tuesdays, however I was charged $10 each. It just wasn't worth the hassle to send the ticket pack when dining with friends.

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vipLizb
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Music WAY TOO LOUD and inappropriate for fine dining. They did finally turn it down but it is so annoying as to not to return. Food excellent but very slow to get.

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vipPaulaB
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Sunday brunch was unimpressive. Coffee was lukewarm and waitress did not stop by for refill. The noise level was almost intolerable and just not pleasant experience.

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MainStflaneur
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A post-New Year's brunch at Libby's was good, but the noise level was
so high that we couldn't have a normal conversation. Makes
us think twice about returning and eating inside. Bananas Foster French
Toast and the Brunch Burger were good, tasty choices and the Brussels Sprouts
appetizer was delicious. Casual atmosphere and very good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were able to sit outside and it was a beautiful night. The food was delicious and the drinks were tasty. Service was a bit slower than we would have preferred, but in this day and age with it being so hard to find help (they had a sign saying they were hiring for all positions actually) it was still good overall. I would definitely go back. Wonderful atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great experience overall! Definitely one of my favorite spots in Sarasota for lunch or dinner. They have lots of variety in their menu and all the food is amazing quality.

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vipDerekL
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Libby’s weekend Brunch with bottomless mimosa’s is always awesome!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had an absolutely wonderful meal! All food was excellent! Our waitress, Kristin was great! We had the harvest Brussels sprouts and fried macaroni and cheese for appetizer and a wedge salad, all excellent! One spaghetti and meatballs, two catch of the day, a sirloin steak and the Chicken Milanese and all were extremely happy with their choices! Will definitely go back and highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was very good, Libby's is one of my fav places!

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jeffb
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful time to start the New Year off.

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murph
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, had the steak special and a caprese salad. The soup was really good.
Service was perfect.

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RayN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 6 of us for an early New Years Eve dinner. The food was excellent..the service provided by Sam was exceptional. The only complaint..my husband ordered the ribs that are supposed to come with coleslaw..they had no coleslaw…and one of our friends ordered the steak with mashed potatoes..and we were told they don’t serve mashed potatoes before 4:30..huh? Anyway, Sam was able to get the mashed potatoes…but not the coleslaw. Libby’s is one of our favorite restaurants..so we will be back.

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JulieB
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Libby's was great! Our server was very friendly and attentive. The food was amazing! The two of us had the meatball appetizer, very good; then we both ordered a seasonal special - NY Strip with caramelized shallot cabernet butter. The steaks were cooked perfectly! We will definitely be returning.

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Native
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Very loud environment, hard to hear the server and others. Also very cold

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vipLovegoodfood
Tampa
163 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Libby’s rocks. BEST baby back ribs and always perfectly cooked steak frites. Never had a bad meal here and happy to return often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time food was fantastic and service excellent

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Foodmaster
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Slow service at first. Rack of ribs had no taste. Shrimp/crab cake - no taste or too much filler.

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vipCML0608
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal Christmas night. Very nice server as well.

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TraciB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. We had a party of 4 and one had sirloin, one had rib eye, one had pulled pork and one had chicken club and we were all so pleased. Food was cooked perfect, portions were large, and overall experience was wonderful. We will be back.

FAQs

Libby's - Sarasota offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 487-7300.

Libby's - Sarasota is rated 4.4 stars by 2685 OpenTable diners.

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.