Libby's - Sarasota

4.5
2429 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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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

Featured specials

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

We always want Mom to feel the love -Celebrate with Love from Libby's this year. A flower for all Mom's-while supplies last/Brunch 10am-3pm $10 bottomless mimosas/Dinner Menu available until 9pm, dine in or take out!

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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

What 2429 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHowlynwind
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice shady outdoor table with good food and servicr

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LeslieS
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nathaniel was an excellent server and we both ordered the 3 item lunch specials with the Chicken BLT sandwich, which was delicious. We will definitely be back again.

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vip72of500
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service in a great location. Black and Blue Burger, Salads and Pulled Pork sandwich were all good. Can't wait to go back.

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SRQKraftiGal
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Libby's is a great local restaurant with outstanding food, a great wait staff, and lots of outside seating. We had a party of four and we all had a terrific experience. My husband and I follow a plant-based lifestyle and really appreciate the vegan options on the menu. We highly recommend Libby's.

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vipLori
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific casual restaurant with great service and consistent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Anthony, was fantastic! We ate outdoors and felt very safe in spite of COVID concerns. It was a beautiful evening. The food was delicious, service was wonderful and we actually made reservations to take relatives to Libby’s tonight!

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! We love this kind of feedback. We look forward to serving you and your guest again this evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased all the way around! We will definitely return and bring friends

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Attentive service. We will definitely be back!

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Travelbug43
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was my first time here. The food and service was fantastic. There was a smoke issue, though. I’m not sure if they kept burning something or if the fans were broken but it was burning our eyes.

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded 4 days ago

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! We will be back.

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stash
Tampa
43 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

GOOD FOOD,GOOD VALUE,EXCELLENT SERVICE EVEN THOUGH QUITE BUSY BUT THE NOISE LEVEL WAS HORRENDOUS.

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PatriciaL
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoy eating at Libby’s weekly!!

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on April 29, 2021

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

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LauraG
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Get together with wonderful friends that I haven’t seen in over a year. The restaurant was way too crowded in my opinion so thank God we sat outside. The wait staff was good but seemed extremely overwhelmed with the number of people there. The bananas Foster French toast was delicious and decadent. They forgot to bring the side of fruit with it and seemed extremely confused when we asked for it three times. The $5 Bloody Mary hit the spot.

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KENNETHB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This last month we've probably been to Libby's 7 times. Such a fun place! It never disappoints

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on April 29, 2021

So happy to hear feedback like this! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Sunshine
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Late evening meal.
Good food/experience
Nobody wearing masks except for us and wait staff.

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on April 29, 2021

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

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vipvava
Cleveland
58 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Wow, our second visit to this restaurant was so disappointing. I alerted the waiter to my garlic allergy first thing. Most places have no issue with it, because they just make something on the menu and skip the garlic. He came back and said there was absolutely nothing they could do except for a plain piece of fish. I was fine with that. I asked for lemon and some drawn butter, just so I could flavor it. I got a lump of cold butter and when I asked again they just looked at me and said sorry. The wedge salad was horrible. The lettuce was brown in places, and it was a half a head of iceberg, two tomatoes and three slices of bacon not even crumbled. I have had better wedge salads in a diner. Nick our server, was very nice, I will say that. This place is taking too many reservations and can't handle the crowd. Seem to be disorganized and I saw two sets of angry diners because the private room one reserved, was double booked and another reservation was not honored. It's too bad. Great spot, but there are some many great places in Sarasota, I think this one has fallen to the bottom of the list.

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vipJasonS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

On a Saturday night, our third visit to the restaurant in a month (the food and ambience is that good!), we had 730 reservations but weren't seated till 8:00. Our food didn't arrive till 8:45, and our waitress was not particularly attentive to us or our growing displeasure. We had our entrees and at approximately 9:30 we left without dessert. We did complain to the manager who was receptive and did give up discount coupons for our next visit. He said that the kitchen was backed up and that many diners were lingering.

The food was good, as always, leading my wife, who had spent the 90 minutes saying she wouldn't come back, to changing her mind, saying then only that she'd make an earlier reservation!

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you JasonS for taking the time to give us review and for your patience that evening. We are trying to navigate these busy times as best as we can. Thank you again for your patronage. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Nanarosie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Crowded and loud despite the distancing between tables. The food was very good and our server was attentive and pleasant. It was a busy evening at Libby’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Libby’s! Good food, good service, great ambiance!

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vipHowieSS
New England
51 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining was very pleasant, the food selections very good, and service was excellent

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on April 29, 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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Carolyn
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch, atmosphere and great server named Ellie.

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2323food
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mike is a very good server however the hostess is inexperienced and shouldn’t be the face of the front of the house. When I arrived for a reservation for an outdoor table there were 10 empty. She sat me at a table and returned 15 minutes later to inform me she needed the table for another reservation in 50 minutes. Pretty unacceptable for a hostess especially when outdoor space was sparsely occupied. I voluntarily moved to a table inside much to my disappointment because with Covid I am very hesitant to eat indoors but didn’t want to be asked to leave a table in 50 minutes. The food was good and Mike made the experience pleasant but I suggest the owners hire a professional hostess to great and seat guests especially when they have made reservations.

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vipjohnny
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food was not as usual but service terrific

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on April 25, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review, and for your 5 Stars! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipEllenB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors and had an excellent meal. My husband is still raving about the mussels. The Doctor Pepper ribs were excellent.

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on April 25, 2021

Thank you so much EllenB for taking the time to give us a review, and for your 5 Stars! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipbiaggifan
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for lunch with girlfriends.

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on April 29, 2021

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, See you again soon!

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JoanB
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance was super

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on April 24, 2021

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

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FelipeA
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in town

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on April 24, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and for the 5 Stars! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for outdoor / indoor dining. Entree selections were varied and our party of four each had different and delicious meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love it! Incredible food and great atmosphere ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great outside area, friendly service. We were pleasantly surprised.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
74 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wine Wednesday has changed a little since the last time we were here(pre-renovations). But now some upper level wines are available but not the whole wine list for 50% off. The Caprese salad was still great as was the Kale Caesar. The Salmon entree was very good. The Mussels were the best I've ever had and I love mussels. Another great outing to Libby's.

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JohnL
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here in several years and we really enjoyed the experience. Nice menu, reasonable prices, excellent service (even visited by the manager), and great ambience

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on April 24, 2021

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

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vipJeremy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Will definitely be back again.

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on April 25, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review, and for your 5 Stars! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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LaurieL
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have modified and improved their menu at lunch. We enjoyed the combos immensely. More than enough food but not too much and well priced. They have varying options of outside seating available and that is ideal in this covid-time. We all had been here before and we will go there again. Great Sarasota location and parking in the lot across the street is convenient, too.

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on April 24, 2021

Thank you LaurieL for taking the time to give us a review and for your 5 Stars! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Diner
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was threatening rain and since we prefer outdoor seating, we were able to sit just inside the open front. The restaurant is set up perfectly for open air dining, however acoustics were poor in that area and made it difficult to converse with our friends.
As always, the service was great, server masked and friendly. Food was very good all around. A nice place for lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The waiter didn’t seem eager to wait on us initially. Even my 16-year-old mentioned a “vibe”. I decided to ignore it and he eventually warmed up.

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vipSRQDEB
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service. Drinks & food excellent...Loved the Brunch burger. Very creative combination.

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on April 21, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Libby’s never disappoints!

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TaisshaG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! I highly recommend if you’re in Sarasota. The food was great so was the service.

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on April 21, 2021

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

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vipExperienceLocalFoodOnly
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our first experience was quick and delicious. We were seated as requested, at a two top outside and were provided exceptional service. The description “energetic” is actually to describe loud inside dining which carried out onto the sidewalk dining. With great weather and great food, we absolutely enjoyed this experience and highly recommend.

Libby's - Sarasota
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words and great review!

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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 2429 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.