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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Sarasota / Bradenton

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Sarasota / Bradenton? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Seasons 52 - Sarasota restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4926)
$31 to $50
American
Sarasota
About the restaurant
Seasons 52 is a Fresh Grill and Wine Bar offering a seasonal menu that is naturally lighter and always flavorful. Our seasonal menus feature ingredients at their peak of freshness, oak-fire grilled or brick oven roasted (without a fryer in sight) to be naturally lighter and more flavorful. We also offer an extensive list of wines by the glass and bottle. Here, you'll always feel free to enjoy every bite, every sip, every moment. Lunch and dinner daily with happy hour Monday-Thursday from 3-6PM.
Top review
pingpongvip
Dined 5 days ago
We are absolutely biased in our review. We eat at Seasons 52 often because THE FOOD IS ALWAYS FRESH, THE FLAVORS ARE ALWAYS DIVINE, AND WE BELIEVE THE SERVICE, FOOD, AND VALUE IS HONEST AND CONSISTENT.
A photo of Indigenous restaurant
4.7
4.7 (745)
$31 to $50
American
Sarasota
About the restaurant
Opened in 2011, Indigenous has earned a reputation for being an inspirational and educational restaurant. For years, Indigenous has been known as one of America’s top restaurants, renowned for its passion for food, the community, and the planet. Indigenous’ menu of seasonal American cuisine changes progressively throughout the year based on peak ingredient availability. With a focus on sustainable seafood, we work closely with local fisherman, artisans, and farmers to maintain the highest quality. At Indigenous, we are always working our best to create a better food system. Owner Chef Steve Phelps has been a James Beard Foundation Semi Finalist for Best Chef South in 2014 & 2015, an Ambassador for Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Blue Ribbon Task Force, and a founding member and Chef for the EDF Coalition for Sustainable Aquaculture.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Indigenous restaurant was a lovely experience tonight. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. This was a perfect place to celebrate. The whole experience was amazing. The food, service and ambience. Loved everything about it. Olivia, our server, was outstanding.
A photo of The Rosemary & Thyme restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4069)
$31 to $50
American
Sarasota
About the restaurant
Welcome to Rosemary & Thyme!

Downtown Sarasota American Bistro serving traditional and contemporary dishes with an emphasis on healthy options. Savor made-from-scratch selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared with fresh ingredients from regional farms.

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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
We enjoyed sharing one of our favorite restaurants with Sarasota Newcomers. We all took advantage of the Date Night Special - the Surf & Turf was exceptional! Our service was outstanding !
A photo of Clayton's Siesta Grille restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2153)
$30 and under
American
Sarasota
About the restaurant
At Clayton’s Siesta Grille, our motto is “If you give people good food that’s affordable, and love them, they’ll support you”. We promise that only the finest and freshest ingredients are used and you can be sure that attention to detail, quality, and customer satisfaction is and will always be our primary goal. Come and join us for dinner and see for yourself why Clayton’s Siesta Grille will be one of your favorite hotspots on Siesta Key.
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Scarlett
Dined 3 days ago
Our server was Patrick and he was attentive as usual. We were fortunate enough to meet the new owner, Mavis. She visited tables to check to make sure patrons were enjoying their meal. Last but not least, the food was great. We will definitely be back.
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Sarasota restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4833)
$30 and under
American
Sarasota
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
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Jeremyvip
Dined 1 day ago
Calamari and Brussels were very good and the Ahi Tuna entree was exceptional. The service always exceeds expectations
A photo of The Banyan House restaurant
4.6
4.6 (89)
$50 and over
American
North Port
About the restaurant
Enjoy Creative Cuisine at Downtown Wellen Park's Landmark Lakefront Restaurant
NEW AMERICAN CUISINE
Enjoy citruswood-fired steaks, seafood, and pasta, plus creative chef-driven small plates while surrounded by beautiful scenic views.

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Cindy
Dined 5 days ago
Lunch visit to celebrate a friend’s milestone birthday. Staff and other customers went out of their way to wish her “Happy Birthday”, take pictures etc. we weren’t rushed, food came out paced correctly. Will definitely visit again.
A photo of Stonewood Grill & Tavern - North Sarasota restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2606)
$30 and under
American
Sarasota
About the restaurant
For all reservations, please call the restaurant directly at (941) 355-3315.

Stonewood Grill & Tavern offers a complete dining experience for both your eyes and your palate. You don’t want to have just another ordinary night out — so tonight, make it extraordinary!

We oak-grill each steak to lock in its juices and enhance its natural flavors. Plus, only the freshest seafood has the honor of being prepared by one of Stonewood’s gourmet chefs.

Adding our innovative wine list featuring rare selections and exceptional pairings makes Stonewood a great place for couples, friends, and coworkers, for date night, happy hour, special occasions, and holiday parties.

So the next time you’re looking for the perfect night out, come to Stonewood Grill & Tavern.

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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Great food, great service, great dining experience!
A photo of Post Kitchen and Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (341)
$31 to $50
American
Bradenton
About the restaurant
Post Kitchen & Bar is a full service restaurant serving Modern American Cuisine with Global influence using the freshest Local Ingredients.

Located at The Shoppes at UTC, you will find our Raw Bar serving the freshest Oysters, Sushi and other Raw Bar specialties. Our made from scratch menu showcases Bright Produce, Pasta, Seafood and Premium Steaks. An exciting collection of Champagne & Sparkling wine to pair with our Raw Bar, as well as other Wines from around the world. Craft Cocktails and an extensive American Whiskey & Bourbon Collection. We look forward to serving you.

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LindaLoo
Dined 7 days ago
Food and service were excellent! Loved the burrata appetizer
A photo of Rusty Bucket - Sarasota restaurant
4.5
4.5 (362)
$30 and under
American
Sarasota
About the restaurant
Rusty Bucket is a casual neighborhood tavern serving the highest quality food and beverage in a “come as you are” setting. Scratch kitchens, fresh cocktails, and the perfect pour are our craft. Our associates are welcoming, and our hospitality naturally makes us the local hub where friends and family frequently gather to share in a good time.
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DeeW
Dined on Apr 29, 2024
Made a reservation for 10 and we were put in their little private room, without asking for it, and it was awesome. Our server, JJ was really good and orders were brought out quick. For our work family after work get togethers, this is our go to place. We like the drinks and food and always have a good time!
A photo of the Ringling Grillroom restaurant
4.6
4.6 (888)
$30 and under
American
Sarasota
About the restaurant
The Ringling Grillroom is a Modern American restaurant and a favorite go-to for special occasions and casual lunch get-togethers alike. ​​ Located on the ground floor of the McKay Visitor's Pavilion at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, we are open to visitors of the museum as well as the general public. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.
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MaryE
Dined 5 days ago
Jill was excellent waitress and love what she suggested! Dinner and dessert was excellent! Best key lime pie I have ever eaten!
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