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The Top Sarasota Restaurants for a Delicious Dinner

A vacation is all about relaxing, replenishing, and indulging, and where better than Sarasota, Florida? We have some of the most amazing accommodations available, including a variety of Sarasota vacation rentals with a private pool for your stay! And no vacation is complete with many dining options. 

Whether you are looking for a place to go and enjoy a nice seafood dinner, or perhaps a nice romantic meal with your significant other, Sarasota restaurants are ready to bring out the best of the region. We have taken the time to list some of the best restaurants in Sarasota. 

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Indigenous offers you an experience as well as fine dining. The team uses only the freshest ingredients in their dishes, which change during different months of the year due to peak ingredient availability. They have a focus on seafood, and as such, they work closely with local fishermen, artisans, and farmers to maintain the highest quality. The menu is incredible, with showstopping dishes being offered all year round. Their dining experience is very serene and relaxing, with mood lighting in place for a romantic ambiance and some patio seating for enjoying the gorgeous Sarasota weather. Indigenous is the Perfect spot for date night!


Born in Pallanza, Italy, Andrea moved to Sarasota in 2003. Having fallen in love with the area, he decided to create an amazing restaurant in the city so that people could taste authentic Italian cuisine. He crafts all of his bread and pasta in-house, using ingredients brought in from a small mill in Italy. He traveled the world as a chef on Princess Cruises and loves pairing Italian cuisine with other amazing country dishes to create new and inspired creations. The restaurant is known for its exceptional selection of wines and cheeses!

Café L’Europe

Founded in 1973, Café L’Europe has built an unparalleled reputation for its elegant and delicious European cuisine, award-wining wines, and professions service! The name was inspired by the De L’Europe Hotel in Amsterdam, and has that elegant design, coupled with an old world charm, that you would expect. The team is dedicated to ensuring that your experience is one you will immensely enjoy and keep you returning to time and time again.

Antoine’s Restaurant

If you are looking for a fine dining restaurant with a cozy and sophisticated environment than Antoine’s is the restaurant for you! They have elaborate seafood specials including PEI mussels prepared 7 different ways, and they are known for having the best fries in Sarasota. Everything they serve is prepared in house including bread, pasta, dressings and desserts. They also have a wide variety of wines and beers available as well. We suggest visiting on a Monday for their Monday Mussel mania.

Café Gabbiano

A short walk away from the amazing beaches of Sarasota, Café Gabbiano strives to bring Italian cuisine to Siesta Key. They have an incredibly serene and casual ambiance, and offer intimate, private dining in wine rooms, and also have a comfortable outdoor seating area that is climate controlled. Their food is incredible, and they are very knowledgeable in their wine pairings and can heighten your tasting experience immensely. Come and see what they are all about!

And there are even more top-quality restaurants in Sarasota, Florida, like Athens and Duval’s Fresh Market. We have clearly set the bar for your dining experience while you are here in Sarasota, so why not let us help you book your ultimate vacation rental to make sure that your stay is absolutely perfect! Our customer service representatives are standing by to help you choose the Sarasota vacation rentals that are right for you. Book your vacation escape today.