Biz Bites: Red Clasico

Red Clasico serves sophisticated lunch on the corner of Main and Palm.

By Hannah Wallace Photography by Chad Spencer April 1, 2015

by Hannah Wallace

Photography by Chad Spencer

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Red Clasico, 1341 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 957-0700,

A sleek, contemporary, Euro-style interior with moody lighting that complements the big, sunlit windows that reveal Palm Avenue sidewalk life. Opposite the windows, a long bar overlooks tables and high-tops and sits adjacent to a pastry counter in the back.


High-powered executives plotting their next moves; hip, tattooed 20-somethings studying their iPads.


If you couldn’t tell by the moody atmosphere, this is not a grab-and-go kind of place. Bring your next big client here to sit back and seal the deal.


Sophisticated takes on lunchy, café fare include Baja fish tacos ($10) with tempura-battered fish, spicy aioli and homemade tortillas or the roasted broccoli and cauliflower flatbread ($9). They also serve a selection of sandwiches like club, Reuben and French dip, plus a burger ($9) that some claim is the best in town. Salads range from Cobb ($10) and kale Caesar ($9) to warm goat cheese and candied walnuts ($12) and raspberry, avocado and cucumber ($9). ■

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