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Libby's - Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

Libby's - Sarasota

4.5
4.5
3029 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 487-7300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Francisco Juarez

  • Catering

    Choose from three different menus based on price, bar and event or customize your own private dinner or special celebration; private dining rooms available on-site

  • Private party facilities

    Libby's remodeled Private Dining Room seats up to 12 guests in an elegant setting. Can be customized to suit your needs. TV with connection available.

  • Private party contact

    Alexandra Scott Simpson: (844) 772-2572

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Cross street

    Hillview Ave

  • Parking details

    Complimentary on-street and parking lot across the street every day

  • Public transit

    Within 1 block

  • Entertainment

    Thursday and Friday Nights 6pm-9pm Live Entertainment in the L Bar

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Tito's Thursdays

    $5.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    We wanted to create a warm & welcoming destination for a great drink--and what better place than our cozy bar areas? Value & taste meet in the middle every Thursday as we offer Tito's Thursdays--seasonal menu! Bar area only. Let us shake you up a classic for $5, or muddle something up something starting at $7.
  • World Tour by Libby's

    Sep 12 - Oct 9, 2022
    World Tour by Libby's is a collection of chef crafted dishes inspired by everything from our local community to the far reaching corners of the globe. The menu lands 9.12 and is available until 10.9 🌏

Offers

  • Weekday Happy Hour at Libby's

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 11:00 AM - 3:45 PM
    Enjoy a great happy hour at Libby's- Monday-All Day Happy Hour Tuesday-All Day Happy Hour Wednesday-2pm-6pm Thursday-2pm-6pm Friday-2pm-6pm Food is available in the bar areas only.

Popular dishes

What 3,029 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Great for Brunch

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Great for Lunch

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Libby’s used to be my favorite restaurant, even with the old dining room decor. But then it started to slide well before Covid. Food really went downhill although service was always good. When they renovated, I thought great, they’ll bring the food back up to meet their new decor. Tried it a few months ago and found the new menu lacking and the quality a three, at best. Have had better food at Chili’s and would put the current food below Chili’s. Went again a few days ago and they’re edging towards a one. Poor presentation, dried out fish, runny mashed potatoes, fish and Chips horrible quality. Server was very nice but long, long waits between drinks and food, which I’ll attribute to lack of staff (and the place was not packed). The thing that really floored me was the sparkling wine with a pop top (we were celebrating a birthday). It was drinkable at $40 a bottle, but barely. Just for fun, I looked it up online. It can be purchased online for $4.97. So an 800% markup! I know the restaurant business is tough, but I assume they’re not paying retail, so it’s likely the markup is more than 800%. That was my last visit to Libby’s. Very sad because it used to be my favorite.
  2. HE

    HarleyE

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great dining spot in Sarasota.. hidden gem, glad I found it. The service and the people were all wonderful
  3. SP

    SteveP

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Our food was excellent as usual but our waiter Jonathan was not attentive at all. He brought us the bottle of wine we chose but I changed our mind and told him we wanted the top Cabernet they had. At that moment I said leave the sparkling water with us while you exchange the bottle but he sped off. It took forever for him to take our dinner order and if I didn’t flag him down we may never have eaten. I even had to flag him down at the end of the night for our check. Either he’s in training or just a really bad waiter. If he was in training he was no where near taking tables on his own yet.
  4. SS

    SailorSandy

    Tampa

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I had the shrimp/crab cakes, an appetizer, for dinner and it was delicious, especially when followed by their key lime pie which was the best I have ever had and, living in Florida for 30+ years, that's a lot. My husband had the salmon, not as good as their local fish but o.k. Service was slow but probably because they were serving a party. Outdoor seating was shaded and comfortable.
  5. M

    Mjhero

    Atlanta

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Martin our server was outstanding as was his support team. Steven, the GM Who is gracious when it came to our table to ask out things or and even invited us back giving us his business card along with a free appetizer note Our meal was excellent from appertizer to main. We even made new friends Highly recommend this hidden gem!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met bump with old friends and d a nice lunch.

    Libby's - SarasotaResponded on September 18, 2022Thanks for taking the time to leave us an awesome review! Have a great day!

  7. T

    Tess

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat in a private room to celebrate my mom’s birthday. It was perfect!!!

    Libby's - SarasotaResponded on September 13, 2022Hi Tess, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We hope to see you again soon!

  8. DC

    DrCalvin2002

    Tampa

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had another great dining experience at Libby's Sarasota. Karem was our server and she was fantastic! Cocktails were cold, food was hot and service was so present. One of the managers stopped by checking on us making sure all was well, That's always nice. Great time
  9. SM

    SandyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a birthday celebration!! The seven of us were seated in the beautiful glass enclosed private room. It was amazing. Karen was our waitress and was very professional, courteous and knowledgeable!! Excellent job.
  10. L

    Lark131

    Orlando

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We were looking for a good Sunday brunch and Libby’s menu fit the bill. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately at a table that would accommodate one wheelchair guest. Our server, Josie, promptly took our initial drink and appetizer order. The drinks were served first and then followed by delicious avocado egg rolls. But, our entrees took quite a while to be served and two out of the four, the crab and shrimp Benedict’s, were fairly cold. That was disappointing. And, we ordered another round of drinks to be served with our meals but, they arrived after we had finished. So, although we enjoyed ourselves and our server was very pleasant, the meal itself was not up to par nor was the timing. I, however, will give them another chance another time.
  11. CC

    CaroleC

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate outside.. it was a quiet night. Food was great, as usual.
  12. BH

    BillH

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, killer happy hour specials, terrific atmosphere and a friendly and funny staff. It has it all. Please don't go - we want it all to ourselves :-)
  13. GL

    GLS1967

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've never had a bad meal at Libby's. Food was great and our server was very attentive and friendly. We had the shrimp and crab cakes, the southwest salad with blackened chicken and brunch burger...loved them all. My husband had the all American breakfast, which was good we just needed jelly!!
  14. RB

    RBW14

    Treasure Coast

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our dinner was really good. Our server was was very personable.
  15. RD

    RDubs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great variety of food, especially vegetarian options.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Service was probably the worst I’ve ever had in Sarasota. We got switched to three different servers and the at the end the one we barely checked up on is after meals came out.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and outstanding service. I do feel that bread should be an option when ordering pasta. I did ask for it when the meal and meatball appetizer was served but did have to wait for it. I was charged for it which was fine. I just wished it had been offered when ordering.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp and grits cake was delicious.
  20. RS

    RSmitj

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Libbys, is always a great restaurant to go to. The food is top notch, and the service is great great. Love going there for just dinner, or drinks outside, and apps, are using the private room for larger parties.
  21. DC

    DrCalvin2002

    Tampa

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Jason did an admirable job as our server. Food was very good as usual
  22. RB

    RanchBam

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious kale salad! But very noisy and tough to carry on a conversation
  23. DM

    DianeM

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    This is a great lunch spot. Our server was super nice and recognized that it was a "girls lunch" and didn't rush us at all. That being said , the food service was a little slow, but as we were clearly not in a rush that was ok. Will always go back to Libbys for a great girls lunch or dinner. Like the change in the menu.
  24. AP

    AutumnP

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Libby's was really good! The meatballs were to die for and I loved the Louisiana Chicken! And their prices were not bad! Especially for the serving size they give. Server was polite and friendly. Def coming back to Libby's. They have a rewards program you can sign up for, but you have to ask about it at the front desk, you can't sign up from home, just an fyi.
  25. S

    Siesta1chica

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The mimosas were totally flat and the bloody Mary’s were small. The food was average. We have been going to Libbys for a long time and it seems like they downgraded there brunch. Disappointing.
  26. S

    Sasha

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Not the best experience unfortunately. The bartender didn’t separate the checks when we ordered so check out took forever. Our server wasn’t good. The food was ok.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Place with Great Food
  28. f

    foodiegal

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Terrific food (as always). Service was not the best (we've definetly had better) but she did say she had only been there a few months.
  29. F

    Foodie

    Atlanta

    183 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    183 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to Libby’s. Usually go at least once a week to the Sarasota location. Food is great and good service. Only negative is restaurant is alway too cold inside during the summer. Outside dining is available but hard to do when temperature is 92 outside and feels like 102.
  30. R

    Rebecca

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Libby’s has been remodeled and it’s a great update. Nice vibe with a good menu of options. I feel like it’s a bit overpriced for the quality, but the service was fantastic and the ambiance is great. We got the pretzel rolls with beer cheese fondue & the fondue is fantastic but the pretzel rolls were dried out - I’ve had them before when they were better- this time they seemed like they had been sitting out under the heater too long or something. We also tried the brisket burger which is great but the truffle fries were soggy and not very flavorful. Overall, I would recommend giving Libby’s a try, especially if you haven’t been in a while. Tip: Go on a Monday when happy hour prices on food & drinks run all evening (only in the bar area) to get a great deal.
  31. f

    fran

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    as always food is great, price is decent they are short handed of servers but the food quality and liquid refreshment is worth having patience
  32. VK

    ViKlee

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Server was a little distracted, but overall excellent
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best burger in Sarasota but lots of other good interesting dishes
  34. F

    Foodie

    Atlanta

    183 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    183 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ribs are fantastic. Full rack is big and comes with slaw and fries; its a full meal. My wife always orders honey bourbon salmon. Well prepared and comes with sides. Our server was fantastic and employees are always very nice. We were at the Osprey Avenue location where we usually go once a week. Outdoor seating with fans is an option. Nice bar area. Tables are not too close together which makes it better.
  35. EM

    EMBNY

    Naples

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice friendly efficient service. Food excellent (as usual). Noise level very loud - would prefer to sit on the street!
  36. S

    Sandi

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Brunch. Breakfast choices were minimal but main menu was available. Wanted more egg choices. Bloody Mary and mimosas tasted watered down. Real fast potatoes were good but the croque madame was disappointing. Egg not quite cooked properly and overall very salty. Toast was overdone.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Brunch with friends, food was average so we’re drinks
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing customer service!! Thanks Steven for making this experience amazing !!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great appetizers !
  40. R

    Rosearello

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Need more vegan and gluten free options. Also Open Table needs to limit it’s reservation number to four because if you select 5+ it just says no tables available. It should say call Restaurant for tables greater than four. I know you’re losing business!!! We are there 1-2 times a week and have brought many friends and all make the same comments about Open Table reservations.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 3029 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Libby's - Sarasota

1917 South Osprey Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hillview Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary on-street and parking lot across the street every day

  • Public transit

    Within 1 block

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Francisco Juarez

  • Entertainment

    Thursday and Friday Nights 6pm-9pm Live Entertainment in the L Bar

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (941) 487-7300

  • Catering

    Choose from three different menus based on price, bar and event or customize your own private dinner or special celebration; private dining rooms available on-site

  • Private party facilities

    Libby's remodeled Private Dining Room seats up to 12 guests in an elegant setting. Can be customized to suit your needs. TV with connection available.

  • Private party contact

    Alexandra Scott Simpson: (844) 772-2572

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