Libby's - Sarasota

4.5
2574 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!
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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

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:45PM

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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PeggyP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food, varied choices with summer specials. Unique cocktails. Diego was our server, he was courteous, attentive and made our dinner a pleasure. Great experience, will def return!

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vipKenS
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in the neighborhood and always bring friends here when the are visiting. Great vibe. Active with people but not loud head banging music. Very nice casual and comfortable- like being entertained at a friends home that has a fabulous chef and friendly and professional wait staff!

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vipCigarMan
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Brought water bowl for the puppies without asking. One if the best Manhattans I've had that I didn't fix myself.

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much CigarMan for taking the time to give us a review! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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No3putz
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at Libby’s several times. They are predictably excellent. I will always return. This is a hidden gem!

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JudyC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner on the patio yesterday evening. Our waiter was very kind and personable and did an excellent job. I believe his name was Nat, but I'm not certain. Food and drinks arrived quickly. My husband rated his hamburger as excellent. I had the vegan cauliflower. The cauliflower too much oil on it. The accompanying brussel sprouts were burnt.

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DiannaW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must try when visiting Sarasota!!! Everythung about Libby's was on point!!

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PatriciaL
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We can always rely on Libby’s for a delicious meal and fine service!

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MaryAnn
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was very good. Our waiter was excellent. However, we waited at least 20 minutes after we were seated before a waiter appeared and that was only after we flagged down a manager. Apparently there was a miscommunication between the hostess and the waiter. We did appreciate the free appetizer that was offered. It seems to be understaffed for waiters.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Libby’s was such an exceptional experience! The Asian inspired wings + macadamia chicken are must haves! The service + ambiance made it feel upscale without the stuffy environment. Definitely looking forward to a future visit!

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vipAndrea
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got together for our family dinner. Service and food was outstanding as always. Our server and the manager Brian made sure to made us feel like home and we’re very welcoming. 1000% recommended

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you so much Andrea for taking the time to give us a review! We look forward to serving you and your family again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside for lunch and had the ability to hold a meeting lunch with little to no trouble. It was loud a few times, but you can’t control the trucks that pass. The food was excellent, and the neighborhood was so cute. Our waitress was on it and always wanted to know if we needed anything else. I will be back for sure.

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BirthdayBoy
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the new rewards program. Server was great along with the food and presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Yummy food and quiet environment

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SUsan
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The middle of the pretzel bites were cold though the dip was excellent. The eggs on the crabmeat Benedict were well done and the benedict was lukewarm. For $4 extra, 2 strips of very thin bacon. I thought it was one bacon broken into 2. Service is very slow due to lack of staff I guess. There were 2 guys dressed in dresses who walked around the restaurant stopping by tables and making loud noises - one went up to a guy and grabbed his neck and yelled out “daddy”. Very odd. They obviously had a bit too much to drink. The establishment did nothing to stop them.

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vipNikkiL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Love the bottomless mimosas!

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StephenR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleased. Will go again Food was awesome. Great menu. Good service. Too many flies outdoors

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you StephenR so much for taking the time to give us a review! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipcraigk
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda was our server & made our experience so special!!
We live Libbys and the whole team makes every dining experience great!

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vipSheila
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great brunch/lunch with friends. Food excellent with a wide variety of choices. And love those $5 Bloody Marys. Not a major issue but inside in the middle of the day it was very dark. Maybe add some more light? We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, great staff! We will be back! The chocolate flourless cake was our favorite!

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vipDennis
New England
62 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was even better. Server was very knowledgeable about menu. Crab cakes were delicious. Chicken club was also delicious.

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vipWesC
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was really great. We like the outdoor seating option under the patio roof!

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vipMPS67
Tampa
39 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Table was ready when we got there. Food was great. Service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Excellent food and cocktails.

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JoshuaB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a group from work for lunch, and everyone loved it. The food and service were both outstanding!

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vipDerekL
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Libby’s is awesome!!

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience! Rude wait staff, poor service…would not recommend.

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vipgotoplace
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Sat outside on covered patio with only 3 other tables filled. Music blaring loud above our heads entire meal. Should have requested it be turned down….next time I will. Service very mediocre. For so few people in the restaurant, service should have been much more attentive. 2 meals cold and sent back to kitchen. 1 of the drinks was forgotten, and server was reminded just prior to meal coming out that we were still missing a drink. Not the best visit. May try again. Maybe just an “off” day for the restaurant.

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ABfoodE
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Bourbon salmon and glazed Berkshire pork chop were excellent in a lively atmosphere.

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on July 2, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time going and we loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!

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vipJayB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First time diners. Lively and energetic place. Seated right away, with OpenTable reservation. Ordered drinks and took awhile to get them. Having said that, their bar was very busy. We ordered the chicken croquettes for an appetizer. They were very good but at $9.00, overpriced. For entrees, my wife ordered the crabby patty sandwich - a patty of crab and shrimp. Nicely fried, not greasy and very tasty. Accompanying aoili was fantastic. She was asked if she wanted Parmesan garlic fries instead of normal ones and she did. Unfortunately we weren’t told there was a $3.00 upcharge for these. I ordered the ribs. Slightly dry. The only taste was from the glaze which wasn’t great. To their credit (and I am grateful) when I complained they immediately took them away, offered me another entree on the house, and took the ribs off the bill. As a first timer, I didn’t know what to order and obviously ordered wrong. Because if their great customer service, I will be back.

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Boshrin
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was great. The only criticism I have it was very noisy. Perhaps you should consider putting some sound deadening material on your walls and ceiling.

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vipFoodie
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Libby’s has great food and so fresh!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner!

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KaitlinR
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and nice atmosphere. One of our go-to restaurants in Sarasota.

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Floridian
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Deceptive. Went for the happy hour specials with 6 people. They were out of 2 of the 6 happy hour appetizers. Asked which happy hour beers were on tap and ordered one, however when we got bill we were charged full price and waiter stated that it wasn’t one of the happy hour beers. We had specifically asked which ones were included. Service was very slow.

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Kristy
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good for a cocktail and a salad/ burger/ sandwich

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing value for money.
Really tasty food and good service!

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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KathyO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love Libby’s ! The food is a great value , is always delicious and we have always had good service .

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GJYA
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food; waitresses all helped each other. However, not their fault, but not enough help for the evening. Outside - too many flies,

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! We take alot of pride in our team work! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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FAQs

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

Libby's - Sarasota is rated 4.5 stars by 2574 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.