Roessler's

4.7
235 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
PLEASE NOTE WE CAN NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS FOR OUR "BISTRO" DINING ROOM, PARTIES OVER 6, OR HOLIDAY RESERVATIONS THROUGH OPEN TABLE. PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT IF YOUR TIME IS NOT AVAILABLE. THANK YOU!!!
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AG
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is always consistent...well prepared and delicious. Our server was outstanding. We had a young boy with special needs dining with us and he was thoughtful and attentive to him. Thank you!

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MS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks, desserts, service and atmosphere.

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n
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

A 60s-70s style restaurant with a menu to match. The kind of restaurant we loved when we were young adults. Really good food. Service can be slow, our dinner on a Sunday evening "in season" took 2 hours.

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VA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was exceptional and waiter was tops. surroundings were beautiful

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal and ambiance were absolutely stunning. I ordered the Salmon and the coconut risotto with the sauce paired AMAZINGLY! My mother ordered Au poivre fillet minion and my grandmother got the steak Diane and Both were cooked to order and cut like butter! So tasty! Ted was a phenomenal server and gave us an entertaining and enjoyable experience! His charisma and charm was the highlight of our evening!😊 for dessert we had the crepes Swiss and... if it couldn’t get any better, Ted made it table side for us ! Spectacular!! I would 100% recommend this place, definitely a hidden gem! And would 1000% recommend Ted as your server !!

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KG
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful ambiance for a special evening. The service is excellent and the food presentation very nice.

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SR
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in S Sarasota!

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AT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience Great Food Beautiful place Waiter was attentive and very nice.

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TS
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal for us and another couple from out of town was outstanding. The wife of our guests commented she had best boulliabeze she had ever tasted. All other entrees were equally exceptional. Only comment would be to have server Julia brown the bananas in the Bananas Foster longer to make them softer and taste a little more of the run and syrup mix she made. Otherwise, a perfect evening.

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RF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! Old world elegance, continental cuisine, professional staff, beautiful grounds. Duck was superb, fully-boned, crispy skin, delicious bing cherry/peppercorn sauce was just right, not sweet or overpowering. We ate in the main dining room by the window with a gorgeous view of the flower gardens and ponds. Our waiter, Mark, explained that the special sound absorbers built into the ceiling prevent the room from becoming noisy even when they have a full-house. There is also a bistro room for more casual fare, a nice bar area and small outdoor patio with a few tables. Great for a before cocktail or after dinner drink. We loved it!

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s
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent all around as in our numerous visits in the past few years

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PS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are Happy to find a First Class 5-Star Restaurant here in Sarasota. And Yes we Will be back. Thank you very much!

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CK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem. Like old style dining elegant. There is nothing on the menu that is not first rate, generous portions and wait staff wonderful. Have the bananas flambé tableside if you still have room for dessert.

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and seevice. Second visit and consistently excellent..

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BF
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints us. The beautiful ambience and views. Service is attentive and not over bearing. Nice wine list. Our friend had the Seabass and the best I have ever had. I had the filet and love the vegetables with it. My husband had the duck and had ordered it several times. All prepared perfectly and hot.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little on the pricey side for a regular night out dinner, but for a special "date night" or other occassion, I would highly recommend.
Superb service and spectacular food !

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J
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view from our window side table friendly quiet atmosphere good food served by our well versed friendly server.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our overall experience was terrific. The only criticism is that the wine we ordered took too long of a time to appear at our table.

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DD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely experience. The wait staff is so pleasant and knowledgeable. The menu has “something for everyone”. I look forward to my next dinner there.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding with the exception of a large party that decided to yell at each other. The waiter did offer to ask them to quiet down but I said not to.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated my birthday in this classy restaurant. The food and wine were excellent, however, the service was slow and we ended asking another waiter to fill our water glasses after they have been empty for a while.

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d
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot to eat, good food, great service!

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r
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Expected the crepe suzette to be flamed, as it was done previously, probably did not know how to really prepare that desert, this was our reason for this reservation, we file 650 miles away bit are in the area about once a year

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JB
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I frequent Roessler’s, and it is always good. The Bistro section has a special menu and view, that allows you to eat off the main dining room menu as well. It has some of the best food in the area, and a private dining room in which I had my daughter’s rehearsal dinner.

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WB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We've been eating at Roessler's for years and this is the only terrible meal we've had. Very disappointing. Old, overcooked fish. It will be a while before we try Roessler's again.

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RR
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Roesslers many times--15 or more. The food and service are always top notch.

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R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We've eaten here on special occasions (Easter, Christmas, etc.) and as always good food, great setting and service.

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AS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great dinning experience , good service fine food . Hidden gem

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s
London
58 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We actually had sweetbreads as a starter. They were good! Salad great; mains snapper terrific; boullabaise good not great.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Slow but fantastic

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TA
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Roesslers is one of our personal "top five" Sarasota restaurants This is the only restaurant in Sarasota that consistently offers sweetbreads and has a chef who knows how to cook them. When duck is on the menu we highly recommend it. Duck is a little tricky to cook and it has been excellent whenever we have had it. The food is excellent and the wine list supports it.

Would we recommend it to a friend? Sure but more often than not when a friend comes from out of town we take then there.

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KS
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been going to Roessler's for many years, and I can say I have never had a bad meal there, and I've tried just about everything on the menu. This visit was no exception and was really nice. I had duck, my wife had Snapper Ponchartrain, both were stellar. The main dining room is really pleasant, with a pond/gazebo view on one side and a gorgeous courtyard on the other. There is also a cool wine room for large parties that I have to find a reason to use one day. A full bar and bistro with its own menu are offered as well. Service is always attentive, and you can bet you'll be greeted by a family member. The wine list is deep and really good. The food is always well prepared and tasty. The desserts, if you have room, are great. The clientele skews older, even for Sarasota, but don't let that stop you from enjoying this gem!

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S
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family has been going to Roessler’s for many years. Always a favorite. The vichyssoise is wonderful, & my filet was cooked to perfection. Try the after dinner drink, the Flight Deck. Yum!!

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l
Tampa
78 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best everything was delicious,our favorite new restaurant. The Chef is tops. Yum yum yum

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J
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best lobster bisque...consistently! Unfortunately they wouldn't take my Open Table reward!

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JO
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Difintly our favorite restaurant for any occasion. All aspects hands down. Keep up the image planted in our hearts

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p
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. They always deliver a great meal. Duck and Salmon were wonderful.

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KQ
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Roessler’s for our anniversary dinner. Loved the restaurant, the service, the food. Delicious meal in a lovely setting. It’s the first time, in a very long time, that the food was so hot when it arrived at our table, we had to wait to taste it! Will definitely recommend to everyone who would like a wonderful meal. Congrats to the chef and staff on a job well done.

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RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and ambiance. We go on special occasions only because it is a little overpriced.

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PP
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

This restaurant came highly recommended so we choose it for a special birthday celebration. I'm sorry to say that it did not live up to the recommendation. While the food was good, the ambiance wasn't. We felt like those guests you invite to a party hoping they don't show. When they do you are polite but just give them cursory acknowledgment hoping they leave early. We must have been an extra table on our servers assignment. It took a good five minutes to get menus after being seated and each time they came to the table you got the feeling they were rushed and had more important tables to take care of. You also felt like an outsider, the whole restaurant seemed to know each other. you could see other tables enjoying themselves with the servers/bus folks joining. When they came to our table, everything was very matter of fact and sterile. When we made the reservation, we indicated that it was a birthday occasion. They did not acknowledge the occasion.

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