Roessler's

4.8
639 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
WE CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU!
PLEASE NOTE WE CAN NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS FOR OUTSIDE DINING, PARTIES OVER 6, OR HOLIDAYS THROUGH OPEN TABLE. PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT IF YOUR TIME IS NOT AVAILABLE. THANK YOU!!! 941 966 5688
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MDGC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Joshua was our server. He was absolutely amazing!!
We sincerely appreciated his personality, and his beautiful singing voice.

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DCB2732
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first time here, but it won't be our last. Great service from Annette. The views were perfect. The food was good.

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Rick
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food. We will go back soon!

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Hungry
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere with white table cloths and garden scenery. Our party of four received excellent service from Brent. From the cocktails to the flaming dessert everything excellent.

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vipbobmcm
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at Roessler’s. The setting is beautiful overlooking the gardens and the service and food are top notch! Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Pleasant white table cloth dining near our home. Great setting. Food is 3+, a bit overpriced, but that’s Sarasota. An engaging but amateurish server. Not her fault, that’s all about the training. We will go back and take friends.

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vipluv2skianddrinkwine
Grand Rapids
37 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stepping back in time in a very cool way. Food was exceptional,waitress was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We will definitely return.

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vipReuben
Baltimore
80 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors, near a pond with a bubbling fountain and well separated from other diners. Service was attentive, food was outstanding. I had Sweetbreads as an appetizer, lambchops as the entree and the Roessler parfait as the dessert. Also enjoyed a very nice Cotes du Rhone.
All in all a wonderful evening and can't wait to go back

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Johnv
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Restaurant is stunning....food was exceptional....service was slow. In fairness, once the restaurant died down, it did get better. Reservations at 7:30.....out the door by 9:30. It was somewhat long....but my hunch is just a challenging night. I would HIGHLY recommend.

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SarasotaBob
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We find Roesslers a wonderful place. We have been back twice in a span of two weeks.

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vipliv2dine
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I took our very close friends to Roessler’s for their anniversary.
In his words the experience was 5 stars. The food choices, preparation, presentation etc. were excellent as was the service. Klaus made us a special dessert which was very much appreciated.
We all enjoyed a very memorable meal on this special occasion.

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vipOtherwhys
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We like Roesllers and its got a very nice menu but the taste and presentation were just okay. The ambiance is very nice but even with the bafflers they installed it was a bit loud.

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vipDennisC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Old school.

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viplvfd
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for seating us outside
Was not aware couldn’t book outside table using open table
Will know for next time

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vipPremierdoc
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To call this restaurant a neighborhood gem would be an understatement! Its a neighborhood 5 star restaurant in a botanical garden!

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WyzenHymer
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Seniors at play... hence the line at the door before the 5:00pm open. Youngest patron (besides ourselves and we’re just into our 50’s) made us feel like we may be a titch “too young” (Egad! Could it be that perhaps we were at the wrong place?). No, we had the right spot. It was just... kinda quiet and kinda ... quiet.
Food wise, the Bisque was good. Wedge salad was good. Steak was good... honestly, it was all “good”... but we have to report that there was nothing “food wise” that was OUTSTANDING about Roessler’s. Now, for our waiter! He was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable... and singlehandedly gets this restaurant a “positive” review. Well done sir - and thank you. In the end, Roessler’s is a nice place with a lovely view... so don’t get us wrong. I guess we were just expecting a little “more.”

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vipDavidG
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

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Joan
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Our drinks were skimpy and tasteless (and not served in proper glasses) and the bread served was a joke - you should be ashamed of yourselves for the price we paid. The vegetables were cold and very uninspired - pretty much tasteless, too. The quality of the meat was good, but the sauce not the best. To top it off we waited almost an hour to be served between the soup and main meal. We were there 2 1/2 hours - we only had an appetizer and main meal. Wow - for $78 for the meal I certainly expected a great deal more. It was my first time there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food in a beautiful location. Even though close to hwy 41, there was no discernible road noise on the lovely patio. AJ, our server, was terrific, and very attentive to my numerous food sensitivities. We’ll be back soon!

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GeorgeC
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is a great place for a romantic evening for 2 if you get the table for 2 overlooking the little lake with 2 spraying fountains. Reserve about 1 hour before sunset.

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vipEric
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

From minute one - walking in - the hostess was rude and not welcoming at all. Wanted to seat us in back corner and we asked for outside seating - she then acted rude and closed door in our face. Finally got seated outside and waited way too long to get waited on and then took a very long time for meal to arrive. The duck was large and flavorful but it had a spice I did not enjoy. The bisque was good but not great. All in all average food and service was friendly but delayed. When bill came it included 2 glasses of wine we cancelled. Waiter grabbed bill and fixed problem on his own. Outside grounds are great. We will not be returning.

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MichelleW
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. The duck was AMAZING!

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vipRobertZ
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as always. The view of the lake and fountain fits perfectly with the ambiance and simple, but elegant decorating.

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vipChristieF
Charleston
43 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time to experience Roessler's and we truly enjoyed it. Great location and the grounds are beautiful. We were offered a couple of indoor tables which was a nice option, but then had to stand around while the table was cleared and reset.

Our server was friendly, prompt and helpful. The menu selection was amazing and the food presented artfully. Everything was delicious.

We noticed that there was no background music. After being informed that the system was "not working", we used our phone to play a quiet station on Pandora. This was not an issue as we were the only guests in this particular room of the restaurant.

Roessler's is already a new favorite and we look forward to returning.

Thank you.

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vipFoodnazi
Jacksonville
69 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Old Florida restaurant with charm and old fashioned curtesy. Beautiful surroundings and the food was delicious. Menu offerings were varied and contained both dishes that are timeless and contemporary. Our server, Julia, was delightful, knowledgeable and attentive without hovering. I would love to return.

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vipJack
Naples
57 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farewell to visiting granddaughter

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BrettC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had the lamb. It was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing.

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vipJoelZ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Waitress was a bit intrusive

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GloriaH
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had private room room all to ourselves. Annette really made dinner special. Group thoroughly enjoyed meals. Every had different entree. One had Wiener schnitzel and said best ever had.

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AustinL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dress casual should be minimum requirement in main dining room. Casual dress (t-shirts, hats, etc.) should be seated in bar, outside or a small room. Ambiance in main dining area is great and should be maintained.

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vipFitz
Atlantic City
98 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food; reasonably priced wine but pricey meals and desserts. Service top notch. Overall beautiful dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service ambience

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Foodie
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice table overlooking the pond and fountains. Dinner was absolutely delicious! Our waiter, Mark, was excellent. We were not rushed through our meal, which was appreciated. All in all, it was a wonderful experience.

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vipFoodandwinelover
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As al SYS food was excellent. AJ our server is the best!

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vipJOGMan
Naples
51 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We make it a point to visit here on our anniversary and for that matter many other times throughout the year. Absolutely the very best around and Mark the waiter is our favorite.
Thanks for making it the best...

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TomS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was fantastic
I eat there once a week
Sat outside and very beautiful

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vipStephenF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there numerous times over the past 7 years and it is always been a great experience

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LarryT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Nice inside and gardens outside. Good place to relax. Menu had good selections

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Paulf
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant...reminiscent of Wisconsin high end country house

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MJoB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our server was overloaded, and, hence, slow & at times inattentive. You need more wait staff.

The lettuce in the wedge salad was the rock hard core of the head.

Espresso machine not working....again.

The food, otherwise, was delicious.

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Roessler's is rated 4.8 stars by 639 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.