Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- Sarasota
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.
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.
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!
Mark accommodated our request for a table by the outside door. The food is absolutely amazing and it is one of my favorite restaurants.
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 .
Terrific service and food!
Great Food, very good service, and nice atmosphere. Hard to beat that
Excellent as always
Had a wonderful lunch out on the patio! Food was delicious and our server (Michael) was great! Can’t wait to go back again.
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.
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!
One of my favorite places - the food is always flavorful and fresh. The waitstaff is friendly and knowledgeable.
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.
The curry chicken salad is so good I order it every time!
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!
Great find.....quiet and intimate! We will definitely return again!
Love this little restaurant. Perfect for a meeting or quiet lunch. Menu is a little pricey, but well worth it.
Outstanding service; delicious food, neat setting outdoors!
Always a refreshing respite for lunch🌷
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.
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.
Love this restaurant!!! Service and food are fantastic!!!
Always delicious - great food and service in a nice and quiet environment.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Wonderful food and service. Creative, plentiful portions. Great bread basket. Terrific place to dine.
This is a very classy, small restaurant with creative foods.
Great food great service. One of our favorites local spots.
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.
Loved the food and the Bread even took a loaf home
We enjoyed the delicious hamburger with truffle fries in a nice quiet setting
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!
Fabulous as always - great food, nice spot for lunch with girlfriends, good service!
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.
I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience at Sophie's. My only negative comment is that "cheddar" was misspelled on the menu.
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.