Discover the Best New Restaurants in Sarasota

The OpenTable Team

As one of Florida’s primary Gulf Coast cities, Sarasota offers visitors a diverse blend of culture and fine dining, circus thrills, gorgeous beaches and a wide array of shopping opportunities. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art pays homage to the Ringling Brothers and provides a great place to check out old costumes, wagons, and a giant mini circus. Art lovers can appreciate the collections of Rubens canvasses and works by Old Masters. You can also tour Ca’ d’Zan Mansion, a fantastic Venetian Gothic palace. The city also offers fine shopping and a bustling nightlife. When hungry, the city houses dozens of restaurants, from locally-owned family spots to ethnic food and beachside eats. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out to try something new? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. Impress friends and family with some of the freshest dining options, and book a table at one of the best new restaurants in Sarasota.

Restaurants:Cassariano Italian Eatery, Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse - Sarasota, La Violetta Market and Kitchen
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Sarasota

Cassariano Italian Eatery

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
854 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies

Cassariano, located on Cattlemen Road in Sarasota, serves up a combination of passion and culinary art in their unique Contemporary Italian Cuisine. The restaurant’s name is a comb...

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96% recommended
Italian in Sarasota / Bradenton

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse - Sarasota

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Sarasota
776 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries

Located in the heart of Sarasota’s pedestrian-friendly downtown, Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse is just minutes from Siesta Key, Longboat Key and St. Armand’s Circle. It’s an award-win...

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95% recommended
Steakhouse in Tampa / Central Florida West

La Violetta Market and Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
214 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions

An intimate and refined space designed to provide a rustic Italian experience, La Violetta is the creation of Emilio and Rosario, originally from Parma, Italy. La Violetta sets the...

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100% recommended
Best Overall in Tampa / Central Florida West
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The Rosemary & Thyme

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
1,217 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions

The Rosemary and Thyme is just a few doors down from owner George Armstrong’s other restaurant The Rosemary, which serves breakfast and lunch. The restaurant and bar have an intima...

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93% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Sarasota / Bradenton

Sage SRQ

$$$$·Global, International·
Sarasota
541 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies

Sage is a new restaurant, bar and event space in the three-story Historic Sarasota Times Building on First Street. This beloved local landmark now hosts one of the best new restaur...

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88% recommended
Best Ambience in Sarasota / Bradenton

Pascone's Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Lakewood Ranch
414 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic

Pascone’s Ristorante was a longstanding eatery in Bar Harbor, Maine until owner Judi Stanley decided to open a new space in Florida and bring fine dining, regional Italian-style, t...

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100% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Sarasota / Bradenton

GROVE

$$$$·American·
Bradenton
1,363 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions

Grove Restaurant, Patio and Ballroom is the newest offering from Pier 22, the award-winning waterfront destination headed by restaurateurs High Miller and Greg Campbell. GROVE spec...

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90% recommended
Brunch in Sarasota / Bradenton

Riviera Dunes Dockside

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Palmetto
387 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront

Riviera Dunes Dockside is a beautiful waterfront restaurant at Riviera Dunes Marina that many locals consider one of the best new restaurants in Sarasota. It features indoor and ou...

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Group Bookings in Sarasota / Bradenton

Umbrellas 1296

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sarasota
97 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date

Located in the historic old Sarasota Times building next to the Sarasota Opera House on First Street, Umbrellas 1296 is one of the best new restaurants in Sarasota! The interior fe...

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