Roessler's

4.8
813 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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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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STEVES
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eclectic menu, fine staff, good wine list. Easy drive from the Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda area and worth the trip!

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KeithS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a Birthday reservation which was confirmed. Despite appearing very busy on a Sunday night, I was pleased to find a nice window table awaiting us with plenty of room on all sides. Waitress, Annette was exemplary in her efforts. Realizing that Mrs. Roessler established my reservation while her highly educated Daughter tended to our seating, reinforces the knowledge of a full family effort throughout generations and causes me to desire their promotion over any chain restaurant. Most importantly, the food was obviously Top Notch - numerous items unheard of in other restaurants yet provided currently with historic perfection.
Keith & Candice

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vipaandre
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my wifes birthday have a great meal and time with friends and other customers

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unimpressed
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The noise was disturbing.
Order dessert took 45 mins to get not happy

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

SM
vipSheltiesMa
Naples
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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KellyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. The wedge salad is a must try.

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worryfree8
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependable. Excellent food. The best Continental cuisine in an old world setting. One of our favorite Sarasota restaurant--it never disappoints!!!

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NotactuallyafoodcriticJH
Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fresh, perfectly prepared with a presentation that is comforting with a "flair". We sat outside (at our request) on a beautiful December evening in Sarasota. The Duck looked beautiful, the Steak Diane was so good -- i used only a fork. The Key Lime pie was top 10, and the flourless chocolate terrine is memorable -- while the deserts were all served with exceptional fresh raspberries driving home of the point of the fresh food. Definitely a place to return to.

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MarkD
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in our area!! Impeccable service with great ambience and incredible food. Great presentation of your meal that is served hot and is absolutely delicious.

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RussG
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My star rating is a bit deceptive because the food is very good but portions was not generous. I had Bouillabaisse and the portion of fish and scallops was bit too small to rate it more than just satisfactory. The taste was very good. The pricing and value are not very good, either. 4 people cost us over $210. This was 25-30% IMHO.
I may come again but not anytime soon.

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RobinS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the waiter, the food and the service! Special occasion was even more special that this restaurant. Thank you.

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KateR
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

One of the BEST RESTAURANTS I’ve ever eaten at. And I have been all over the world.

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ArthurR
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary. This is definitely perfect for a special occasion and is the most lovely restaurant with magnificent scenic views. The server was very attentive and helpful. The food overall was delicious. My husband had the baked onion soup which was fabulous but served in a small cup with no option for a bowl. His duck was very good and a large enough piece. Four tablespoon sized sides were included but he would have a preferred full size portion of his choice. I had the bouillabaisse which was scrumptious but had only one shrimp, and a few scallops and half dollar sized pieces of fish. It was mainly filled with mussels and the smallest bouillabaisse I have had but still wonderful. . This is not a place to go for fun and laughter with other couples, however, great for a quiet, intimate dinner. It was definitely a staid atmosphere with no background music. I would recommend it for a special occasion and the overall experience.

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WayneB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, server very knowledgeable about the food had excellent individual recommendations for our table. Love the atmosphere.

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vipMarcZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really a classic very good restaurant. We first ordered a bunch of appetizers, including sweetbreads and fried lobster and shared. All were really good as were the main courses. And the restaurant is pretty with spot on service. All in all, one of my favorites in Sarasota.

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viplauriesland
Tampa
54 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The wedge salad was similar to those I've had before. The bouillabaisse was delicious.

Our server Mark's deportment was inexcusable. He started surly, then ignored us altogether. The hostess sent another server, Ted, to replace him at my request. Ask for Ted. Avoid Mark.

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vipLBIEd
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The shared wedge salad appetizer was divided as requested in the kitchen. Both the Crispy Duck entree and Chilean Sea Bass special were well prepared and sauced --- each complemented by 3 nice sides. The Sea Bass special portion could have been a little more generous.

As standard on all Open Table reservations we were asked if a "Special Occasion" was being celebrated, and we replied yes - our anniversary. This was noted on our confirmation . Not once --- at reception, waiter greeting, check presentation or when paying was this mentioned. It would have been appreciated if our 61st had been acknowledged.

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vipGeSi
Naples
33 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable dinner. Excellent wine list, food and service.

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ChristianS
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end, it was a delightful experience. The menu and wine list allowed great choices and the service was attentive without being intrusive. Our appetizers and dinners exceeded our expectations and made for perfect almost two hour long anniversary celebration.

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DavidW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and food, a little pricy. The staff was very friendly and efficient. Parfait Roessler' desert was spectacular.

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JenniferL
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a birthday dinner at Rossler’s. The food, service and ambiance is outstanding. Highly recommend.

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franjo
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ordered vichysoisse, sweetbreads, salmon and duck. The salmon was very average. The duck was overcooked and dry.

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George
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We enjoyed our dinner at Roessler's. Our waiter, Mark, was exceptional. This was our second visit for dinner. With our first visit, we had dinner in one of side rooms near the main dining room and it was much quieter. We sat in the main dining room this time and found the acoustics to be poor. Our table was more in the center of the room and we could hear the other tables. Next time, we will ask for a quiet table.
Our guests enjoyed it.

JD
JoyD
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweetbreads were outstanding

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MaryR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Alex was a real pro! A great evening out.

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JorgR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Roessler is an elegant upper class Restaurant with an extensive Menu, including deserts and a good wine list. The food and wine was very good and the service as well. I found the price to be reasonable for what we had. The Restaurants has big windows overlooking beautiful gardens. Overall, this was a very nice outing, and I can recommend this place without hesitation.

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LindaH
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Started out good. Pleasant server. Very good ambiance. Drinks average. Onion soup exceptional. Wedge salad mediocre. Escargot was very good. I ordered steak Diane medium. Came medium rare. Didn’t realize it would be in a strong brown gravy which I couldn’t eat. Must have made the server mad as her personality changed from friendly to just business. Also $42 for that was way over priced. Ordered banana foster which were prepared tableside and were very good. Was comped for my dessert $14 due to me not liking the steak Diana.

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9ndine
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only thing was the noise level but that occurs everywhere when groups are having a good time!

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vipMikeS
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic cuisine, expertly prepared. Beautiful setting, one of our favorite restaurants.

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vipDougP
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fine dining at its best. Everything we had was excellent: duck pate, onion soup, filet mignon perfectly prepared, steak diane. Exceptional wine list. Attentive service.

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MalcolmS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service and the menu and the food all were good. Scenery and ambience also were good. The only problem for me was the noise level -- it was hard to hear my guests

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belated Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veterans Day celebration for my husband.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding

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PaulF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Annette as server - wore mask which we appreciated.
Enjoyed our first meal out in sometime.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Celebrating a family birthday.

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MarkO
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Food is always tasty. We come here frequently and recommend it. I have a rotation of favorites, my wife almost always gets the Veal Schnitzel Holstein, although this time she got the Sea Bass.

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WaynePM
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always food was excellent along with service. Main dining room is noisy when busy and being a upscale restaurant with mostly well dressed clients, they should enforce their dress code.

Part of the upscale dining experience is dressing appropriately and it is a “ downer” sitting next to a couple dressed for a hot dog at the local sport’s bar.

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ROSEMARYT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food outstanding as well as friendly waiters and service

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Roessler's is rated 4.8 stars by 813 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.