Editor's pick Award winner
1212 East Ave. S, Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 366-0007 Reserve now
Cost range: 20.01-100.0
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
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It's won best-of-Florida accolades from nearly everyone since its opening at the beginning of the 1990s — and it's kept up with all the newcomers, consistently pushing the envelope and wowing diners with its "New American' take and opulent decor. During the day it's a power-lunching crowd enjoying Wendy's warm chicken salad with dried cranberries, goat cheese and candied pecans in honey-lemon-basil vinaigrette and a big bottle of bubbly water; at night, romantic dinners a deux include a grilled duck breast paired with Bermuda onion and shiitake fondue, and fig and pecan risotto, all flavors elegantly showcased with a gorgeous big-ticket Burgundy or California pinot noir.