Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- Sarasota

4.8
439 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Sophie's offers globally influenced yet decidedly American cuisine in a luxurious intimate setting featuring an outdoor terrace, open kitchen and private dining area. Sophie's dining experience captures the style and elegance of Saks Fifth Avenue, with a passionate focus on outstanding food and drink. Sophie's Chef Andrew Thompson changes his innovative menu seasonally using the best locally-sourced ingredients. The menu is complemented by a selection of craft cocktails and a thoughtfully curated wine list.
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SteveM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cod special was amazing. Best burger in town. Gracious, attentive, personable waitstaff. Highly recommend.

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vipStilly
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience every time. Sarasota's hidden gem for wonderful food and exceptional service.

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MyrondaS
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fabulous service! One of our favorite lunches in Sarasota!

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MartyF
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful intimate place for lunch. Fabulous food and service

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vipLoriglass
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Curried chicken salad was delicious as was the Peche (so?) drink. They make a perfect Negroni also. I also enjoyed the crab cake sliders on another occasion and the avocado toast. This is a nice "ladies' lunch" or business meal kind of place. Doesn't seem like it's in a department store. The menu is a bit limited and a bit pricey but it's a nice overall experience.

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vipBigSkyChick
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice luncheon menu. Good service and nice wine list. Wonderful place to relax after a morning of shopping.

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NancyP
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wait staff very attentive but not too much. Food interesting and nicely prepared and presented. Will choose again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Charcuterie plate is abysmal and overpriced cubed pieces of ordinary cheeses man chego some kind of spicy cheddar and another plain white cheese all cubed nothing special there the prosciutto was mediocre and the salami was not anything special either could’ve got it straight from the grocery store! What they call a cheese soufflé is nothing like a soufflé it is more like watery corn bread they need to rename it or remake it and allow extra time it is already premade and heat it up in a microwave or oven Out of a sheet pan !!Holy edible thing on the menu is there a burger and that’s because it’s covered up with a lot of wonderful things like onion jam and bacon and cheese never mind what a disappointment

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite lunch spots great staff and food always

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophie’s always has creative delicious food.

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NancyV
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The terrace could be more attractive - flowering plants or something growing up the walls.
Caesar salad was delicious, but expensive to add the salmon.

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vipJimB
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience their food and service are impeccable

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Farmor12
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Mark and his staff, including Mike, were truly hospitable and we enjoyed our mother daughter luncheon. Food was delicious, and it was a lovely hour.

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Farmor12
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We truly love dining at Sophie's for lunch and going with our friends. Brian and Mark & the other waiters make us feel very welcome. Unfortunately last Sunday they were out of beer and did not have time to replenish them. It was a bit of a disappointment as three of us had wonderful gourmet burgers so we're hoping that doesn't happen again.
Otherwise....very nice.

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vipshoewoman
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

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vipLoriglass
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We each ordered a cocktail and they were delicious. I had the Shrimp Louie and was expecting something different. However it was good and the ingredients were very fresh and tasty. My friend had the salmon salad and she said it was wonderful. My bill for the Peache Cocktail ($12) and Shrimp Louis salad was $32. My friends Negroni and salmon dish was $43. A bit pricey for lunch but the service was excellent and the ambiance was nice. It's a nice ladies lunch out place!

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Reesemate
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food! Cheese soufflé was a rave. Just sorry they didn’t have the coconut tre leche cake for dessert! Although the pistachio cake was very good. Best food in Sarasota! 6 stars.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Items on the menu were over priced and there were far fewer choices than shown on the online menu. Service was inconsistent considering there were only a few diners in the restaurant at the time. Very disappointing!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!! Mike our server was awesome and Bryan made the best cocktails!! Love love love this place. Highly recommend the burgers and truffle fries❤❤❤

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vipAddison
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the outdoor patio! It looks beautiful and makes you feel very safe during the pandemic. We are hoping to dine at Sophie’s again!

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vipFood1
Tampa
83 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for lunch. Drinks were good. Manchengo hush puppies were very good and the burgers were excellent. Small menu but there are several more items I’d like to try. Will go back.

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viphappybella
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

50th birthday

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FloridaLisa
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Saturday lunch at Sophies! The ambiance was condusive to chatting and the food was amazing! The staff was so very helpful and there was no concerns about being too close or exposed. Each table was cleaned and spaced well. Mark and his team are amazing and always provide a special atmosphere and any occasion, even if it is just enjoying a special lunch with your Mom!

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vipFrequentDiner
Tampa
43 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three Ladies who Lunch! We went for the 3-courses for a special low price. Each of us enjoyed every bite. Salad so fresh, gnocchi were especially good with just the right amount of crispness and a perfect size small piece of pumpkin pie to top it off. Server very personable and attentive.

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5stardiner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

A lovely spot for dining with exceptional food and creative dishes. Our waiter, on this occasion, was passable as a server. I have never experienced this lack of attention or poor quality service before today. There was a light crowd, so, it was entirely on the waiter. It was in stark contrast to the many other times I have dined here and enjoyed a completely professional experience.

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vipStephenS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little expensive but very good. Service was excellent.

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Reesemate
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is really excellent. I found $9. A bit steep for 6 hush puppies. The dessert was one of the best I’ve ever had! Scrumptious!

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FeliciaRose68
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and divine meal. Thank you for a wonderful experience we’ll be back!

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Donnav
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants with my daughter. We eat here every chance we get and when she’s in town from college. The food is always great, staff friendly and service is fast. A good variety on the menu as well. Highly recommend this place.

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vipMsBoss
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ladies lunch...The daily special did not disappoint nor did the house Chardonnay. Social distance was not an issue and staff were attentive and pleasant.

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vippak54
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sophie’s is a gem inside of Saks. Mark the manager and his team always make guests feel welcome. The food is always fresh and the drinks are refreshing. The patio is a wonderful addition to enjoy as well. One of our favorites. Week done

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vipHerbR
Naples
78 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (beet salad) Excellent wait staff. Great meal.

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KimberlieM
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Sophies - I usually bring my "girls" to enjoy lunch and was not disappointed again this past week. My friend and I split our choices and the kitchen separated them both for us with care for the presentation. The food was delicious and as always, the staff very friendly and helpful.

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vipAddison
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant! great food!

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vipAnonymous458
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great spot for lunch! The food was so fresh and beautifully prepared. We can’t wait to return!

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Queenmum
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful surprise to find such a lovely, sophisticated restaurant within the walls of a department store albeit the fable Saks Fifth Avenue. Our waiter, Tim, introduced himself and noted that it was his first day. He had very able back up and gave us excellent service. The food was delicious and beautifully presented.

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pitterpatter
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The polished glasses and silverware and white starched linens are a real treat. And the
food is always prepared and plated beautifully and tastes divine. Nothing bad to say
about Sophies.

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PPinSRQ
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect place for ladies lunch. I had the beet buratta salad. It was delicious. My friend had a curry chicken salad. We both were happy with our choices. Great coffee and desert. Service was very attentive without being intrusive. Very polished. It’s just a lovely place for lunch. One of my favorites. I will be back soon.

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DavidJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophie’s has become our favourite restaurant in the area. Stylish and comfortable surroundings with Mark and his team offering friendly and professional service. The menu is creative and dishes are of a high standard and well presented. Excellent cocktails and well chosen wines.

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Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- Sarasota is rated 4.8 stars by 439 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.