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Sarasota Beaches

  • Events

  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

  • Movie theaters

Events:

Restaurants:

  • Maison Blanche


    Cuisine: French
    Features: Date night, Private room, Prix Fixe menu, Upscale

    Sarasota beaches: 2605 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, 34228

    Jose Martinez’s Longboat Key special-occasion restaurant at the Four Winds Beach Resort serves uncompromisingly haute French cuisine in a glamorous, white-curtained dining room designed by architect Franck Hammoutene. It's an evening's theater, a reason to dress up and order a bottle of something nice (300 labels, many unusual and with a steep markup). Sink into dark leather club chairs and marvel at the soaring flower arrangement at room's center. Then get to work on the menu, deciding between a la carte or the strictly splurgy prix fixe options. Roasted ribeye, textbook asparagus soup and a plush suckling pig are among the finest offerings.

  • Columbia Restaurant


    Cuisine: Spanish/Cuban
    Features: Children's menu, Outdoor seating, Takeout

    Sarasota beaches: 411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, 34236

    This is one of six branches (plus a cafe) of the original Ybor City location, considered the oldest restaurant in Florida (1905). You'll enjoy old-world service and traditional Spanish dishes such as paella, arroz con pollo and ropa vieja, to name just a few. Going to the Columbia is an experience, not just dinner, so relax and enjoy the leisurely pace as they prepare your 1905 salad tableside.

  • Blu Smoke Island Grill


    Cuisine: American upscale, Barbecue
    Features: Live music

    Sarasota beaches: 149 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, 34242

  • Mattison's Steak House


    Cuisine: American upscale
    Features: Banquet facility, Beach/Waterfront, Catering, Happy hour, Late-night dining, Live music, Outdoor seating

    Sarasota beaches: 525 Bay Isles Pkwy, Longboat Key, 34228

  • Sarasota beaches: 15 Avenue of the Flowers, Longboat Key, 34228

Attractions:

  • Maison Blanche


    Cuisine: French
    Features: Date night, Private room, Prix Fixe menu, Upscale

    Sarasota Beaches: 2605 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, 34228

    Jose Martinez’s Longboat Key special-occasion restaurant at the Four Winds Beach Resort serves uncompromisingly haute French cuisine in a glamorous, white-curtained dining room designed by architect Franck Hammoutene. It's an evening's theater, a reason to dress up and order a bottle of something nice (300 labels, many unusual and with a steep markup). Sink into dark leather club chairs and marvel at the soaring flower arrangement at room's center. Then get to work on the menu, deciding between a la carte or the strictly splurgy prix fixe options. Roasted ribeye, textbook asparagus soup and a plush suckling pig are among the finest offerings.

  • Columbia Restaurant


    Cuisine: Spanish/Cuban
    Features: Children's menu, Outdoor seating, Takeout

    Sarasota Beaches: 411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, 34236

    This is one of six branches (plus a cafe) of the original Ybor City location, considered the oldest restaurant in Florida (1905). You'll enjoy old-world service and traditional Spanish dishes such as paella, arroz con pollo and ropa vieja, to name just a few. Going to the Columbia is an experience, not just dinner, so relax and enjoy the leisurely pace as they prepare your 1905 salad tableside.

  • Sarasota Beaches: 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, 34236

    At Mote, you can explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase the world-renowned research of Mote Marine Laboratory. See sharks, dolphins, manatees and sea turtles, along with more than 100 other species of marine life. The Mote Aquarium is part of Mote Marine Laboratory, which has more than 25 diverse research programs.

  • Blu Smoke Island Grill


    Cuisine: American upscale, Barbecue
    Features: Live music

    Sarasota Beaches: 149 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, 34242

  • Mattison's Steak House


    Cuisine: American upscale
    Features: Banquet facility, Beach/Waterfront, Catering, Happy hour, Late-night dining, Live music, Outdoor seating

    Sarasota Beaches: 525 Bay Isles Pkwy, Longboat Key, 34228