Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- Sarasota

4.7
289 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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GB
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
40 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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Y
New England
26 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
37 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 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the Bread even took a loaf home

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 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
12 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
4 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
15 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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JC
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

EXCELLENT ALL AROUND! Consistent. Absolutely delicious food. Perfect service!

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SH
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had always heard that Sophie's was great - and now I know why! Great ambiance and food, great service - lunch was wonderful. I have nothing but great things to say and that we will be back again and again!

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S
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my husband’s birthday here and the food and serve was excellent!

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G
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and the waite staff excellent. Tables are very tightly arranged, like NYC.

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JW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophie’s is such a unique experience and especially now a days when restaurants in department stores really don’t exist much anymore. The chef at the Sarasota location has an impeccable pallet and brings such innovation to the dishes. I have only had lunch or drinks here,but I am looking forward to dining there one evening.

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p
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had read the newspaper reviews and went there for a BD late lunch. This is one of the best overall meals we have eaten in Sarasota. Choice is background music and volume were the best! No words and soft moody music. Service excellent. We will make the 1 hour drive from Osprey there more often. Absolutely a must!

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V
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time there, food was amazing! Have recommended to others already, will definately be back

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JC
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my husbands birthday and they brought a little dessert.

THIS PLACE IS FANTASTIC...love going there. Price can add up but it is worth every cent!!!

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p
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here a few times and its menu and food are always excellent . . . .
They even polish the glasses . .. . a bit a fine dining that is hard to find, particularly
at a fair price.

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OT
Tampa
79 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I joined a friend for a had a delicious lunch at Sophie’s We both had their curry chicken salad served with an onion fritter. I must say it was the best curry chicken I have ever had. It had so much flavor. I would order it again and again.

The service was excellent and the dining room is very attractive. This is a restaurant definitely worth coming to. They also have an outdoor patio area which looked very nice.

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OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wait staff were great

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BC
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food but portion sizes were a bit large for lunch.

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JL
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love dining at Sophie’s. The food is excellent and and they’re properly priced. They have a great cocktail menu and an extensive wine list.

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j
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great value on the Taste of UTC menu. Friendly service. Kind of noisy.

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B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious food beautifully served. Wait staff is well-trained.

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DL
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent unique well seasoned

Service was close to perfect

If you can satisfy a table of 5 women you have a winning combination

Everyone enjoyed it very much

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PC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious!!!

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SS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been to Sophie's before and thought it was excellent. This time it was just pretty good. The food was way over salted and I like salt! I should have said something, but I didn't so I can't blame them for doing nothing about it, as they did not know. The appetizer was also not as fresh as it could have been. I'd still go back, but with caution.

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M
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I love having lunch at Sophies and the service is always wonderful. The tasting and special menus make it so great for foodies who want to enjoy food but eat healthy. It has become our favorite treat to have a cocktail and lunch together.

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p
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Chef is formally from Roast in Sarasota and he has done a fantastic job with the menu. Only problem is that the last seating is 7:00 PM but they do not rush you at all to finish.

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W
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Two of us went for pride fixe menu. Enjoyed our lunch. Service good.

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B
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch on Thursday
Three courses $15
Thank you Nancy for such great service

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PY
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was made from fresh ingredients. Service was excellent. Small restaurant but excellent value.

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D
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places to go and we are always pleased with the service and food.

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