35 S Lemon Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236
Cost range: 20.01-100.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: Sarasota
Following in the footsteps of its namesake restaurants in Ohio (Columbus, Akron and Cleveland), New York (Buffalo), Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) and Daytona Beach, it's a super-swank steak house with all the archetypal bells and whistles. A crackerjack waitstaff glides through a dining room of polished woods and deep ruby fabrics (seared-steak colors, natch). That's not to say it's predictable: Its "chef-inspired" dishes lend elegant nuances to classics, from a petit tenderloin wrapped in bacon and then capped with bordelaise and melted bleu cheese to another tender filet mignon given a glisten of shallot-cabernet butter. Prime meats hardly require a lot of adornment, but Hyde Park's skills with timeless sauces (bearnaise, bordelaise, horseradish cream) render them de rigueur.