Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- Sarasota

4.8
313 reviews
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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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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem. People only think of it for lunch but dinner is equally as good. Quiet because it doesn't attract as many people: probably due to needing to dine at 6:00-6:30 so you are out of the store by 9:00.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely Sunday lunch with two friends. Our server was wonderful — described clearly the various items on the menu and was very patient. Loved our choices. Found the whole experience delightful.

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PS
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I would recommend going here for lunch with a 2:00 pm reservation. This is when the restaurant finally quieted down as guests were leaving. Would recommend the Salmon & the Curried Chicken Salad with an excellent Red Sangria. Check out the dessert menu too!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Mark accommodated our request for a table by the outside door. The food is absolutely amazing and it is one of my favorite restaurants.

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BA
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was outstanding. I have been there for lunch but never dinner. I don't think enough people know that Sophie's is available for dinner. It was wonderful on all counts and I would go back for dinner
without hesitation .

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific service and food!

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BF
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, very good service, and nice atmosphere. Hard to beat that

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JC
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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DD
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful lunch out on the patio! Food was delicious and our server (Michael) was great! Can’t wait to go back again.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food but the ambiance could be better. Can overlook that because when you taste the food you don’t care where you are! Good drink list also.

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JD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a 4:30 Sunday reservation for an outdoor table. There were no other customers. I had the Ribeye and my husband had the hamburger. Both were delicious. For dessert we split a chocolate toffee torte that was like candy with one scoop of vanilla ice cream. Heavenly!

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LS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places - the food is always flavorful and fresh. The waitstaff is friendly and knowledgeable.

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BS
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a totally lovely luncheon. Even though the restaurant is in the middle of Saks, it’s quiet and has an elegant vibe. The service was wonderful as was the food. Actually the menu is rather eclectic and offers a nice variety of dishes. They offer a nice wine selection as well as their own cocktails. It was a very nice break in a day of shopping. Definitely will return.

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KH
Tampa
58 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The curry chicken salad is so good I order it every time!

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely lunch with a friend. We each had the pasta of the day which was very good and our waiter Mike was most friendly and attentive.
We will be back!

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B
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends birthday

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find.....quiet and intimate! We will definitely return again!

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this little restaurant. Perfect for a meeting or quiet lunch. Menu is a little pricey, but well worth it.

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GM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service; delicious food, neat setting outdoors!

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Naples
23 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a refreshing respite for lunch🌷

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LR
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had outdoor seating and it was a fabulous day outside. We arrived a little early but they sat us and brought us water. The waiter explained everything. I loved the bread choices and the butter, hummus, and oil. My burger was delicious as the meat was so flavorful. My mom has the chef plate and the soup was really good and both the sandwich and the salad were tasty and a good portion and We loved the mango tea. Everything was top quality. I’d love to go back and try other items on the menu.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food was fantastic. The greeter was miserable and clearly doesn’t like her job. The bench seats are a bit low with ac blasting. I’d eat outside next time. Best secret for lunch at utc.

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SC
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant!!! Service and food are fantastic!!!

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CB
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious - great food and service in a nice and quiet environment.

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GB
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time at Sophie's celebrating a friend's birthday. Service was excellent, the environment conducive for having a conversation, and the food excellent. It was a lovely birthday lunch.

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m
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

This was our anniversary dinner! The waiter was great and attentive. The food tasted a bit off and to my chagrin, I was sick as a dog within an hour of dinner. I had the chicken as an entree and the avocado toast as an appetizer. I am not sure where it all went wrong!

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DM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophie’s at Saks has become one of our favorite places in Sarasota. The food is excellent and being that the chef is from London, the sticky toffee and bread puddings are the best in town. Every time we go and every dish we have tried has been a delight.

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L
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was very nice and efficient. Loved the bread basket and the spreads. Food was well prepared and very generous servings. We will go again.

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TJ
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was excellent, I had the roasted Chicken Caesar salad.
20% off bottles of wine on Monday was nice so we ordered a bottle of white wine..will look forward to returning sometime soon!

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New England
29 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service. Creative, plentiful portions. Great bread basket. Terrific place to dine.

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MP
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very classy, small restaurant with creative foods.

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service. One of our favorites local spots.

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HF
Naples
39 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My party enjoyed a lovely lunch at Sophie's. Our server was good, but I was more impressed by the amount of work the general manager put forth in overseeing every aspect of the dining room (and likely the kitchen, as well). He was friendly to chat with, professional, very hard working, and quite diligent in ensuring all guests had everything they needed/ were enjoying themselves. Sophie's has a small dining room, so it was easy to notice his involvement behind the bar, at the hostess stand, and in checking on diners. He out shined the rest of the staff (that I noticed that day) in personality and dedication.

All of the food we ordered was tasty- with the avocado toast surprisingly balanced and complex. Kudos on that little bite of deliciousness. The only minor disappointment was that I would've liked the cocktails to be a little larger... but maybe I'm just a lush. I could have enjoyed endless refills of the Sophie's 76 because it was perfection!

Overall, job well done. I'd love to only work with the GM when I'm there because he was such a delight, but it would be equally wonderful to see all servers rise to his level of excellence.

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JI
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the Bread even took a loaf home

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the delicious hamburger with truffle fries in a nice quiet setting

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m
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What more can be said?
Mark, the Mgr., greeted us @ the door. Lunch was scrumptious. Service was prompt & attentive.
Always a gr8 experience! Our favourite goto lunch place!
m&a

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CB
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous as always - great food, nice spot for lunch with girlfriends, good service!

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GS
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and we had dessert. Our waiter was very helpful. He was very knowledgeable and informed us of the specials that day. We received great service and it was an inviting atmosphere. I would recommend Sophie's to others and dine here again.

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience at Sophie's. My only negative comment is that "cheddar" was misspelled on the menu.

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LL
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, nice and quiet, and good service. Most of the food was good, but the hamburger was greasy and the French fries were so salty and greasy I couldn't finish the dish. Try something else.

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