Gulf Gate on the Grow

Four New Restaurants Have Opened in Gulf Gate

Covid-19 hasn't slowed the dining district's growth.

03/04/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Museum Dining

Take a Break From Gazing at Paintings at Two New Museum Restaurants

Museum restaurants must offer a wide enough selection of dishes to appeal to the masses and get you in and out in a jiffy, but they also can’t skimp on flavor. Here's our review of two local ones.

01/14/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Risky Business

In a Time of Uncertainty, a Number of Local Chefs Have Opened New Eateries

They include Chef Dave Shiplett's Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen in Bradenton's Village of the Arts.

12/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Get Your Fixe

Bradenton's Excellent Château 13 Reopens With a New Prix Fixe Menu

The restaurant was a hit as soon as it opened its doors last year. After a prolonged shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it's back.

06/25/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Avlí Mess Hall Takes a Mix-and-Match Approach to Mediterranean Cuisine

The menu is rooted in Greek cuisine but also takes in influences from Turkey, Syria, Portugal and Italy.

02/28/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

At Shore's Longboat Key Location, Food and Ambiance Share the Spotlight

The second outpost of the popular restaurant opened on Longboat Key last October.

02/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Siegfried’s Friendly Beer Garden Offers Classic German Fare

The Gillespie Park restaurant's menu runs through a host of traditional Rhineland dishes.

01/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

The Reborn Libby's Improves on the Original

This is French comfort food par excellence—delicious and satisfying.

10/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Bridges Restaurant Marries Old World and New World Food

Be sure to ask for a table by the window for stunning views of downtown Sarasota.

10/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Even After a Major Overhaul, Mar Vista Retains Its Old Florida Bona Fides

Mar Vista's updates include a state-of-the-art kitchen, an outdoor fireplace and a revamped dining room and bar. What hasn’t changed? The magic.

09/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Chef Wei Ren Brings His Ramen to Bradenton

Ren serves up spectacular ramen at Mitaka Japanese Ramen House in Bradenton.

08/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Lemon Tree Kitchen Serves 'Clean' Cuisine in the Former Louies Modern

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love Lemon Tree, but the menu is stocked with great vegetarian options.

06/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Review

Umbrellas 1296 Delivers Affordable Eats in a Fashionable Downtown Space

The restaurant's menu covers the globe.

05/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Review

Sage Brings New Energy to a Historic Downtown Address

Owner Sharon Carole purchased the property for $2.1 million in 2014; it opened in January this year.

04/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Review

Bushido Izayaki Rolls Out Creative Japanese Fare in a Samurai-Themed Strip Mall Space

“Bushido” is a reference to the samurai code of ethics, and you’ll find warrior-themed designs throughout the 4,000-square-foot space.

04/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Grove Serves Up Good Food and Good Times in Lakewood Ranch

After Polo Grill closed last April, Hugh Miller and Greg Campbell, the partners behind Bradenton’s Pier 22, took over the space and gutted the building.

02/28/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Rudolph's, a Hip Restaurant and Bar, Enlivens the Stylish New Sarasota Modern Hotel

The restaurant is gorgeous—and the food matches the look.

01/28/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

After a Rocky Start, The Overton Finds Its Footing

The Overton has established itself as one of the city’s best hangouts.

12/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Rosemary District's Spice Station Is a Hot Spot for the Arts Crowd

The menu hops around the Asian continent, pulling in customers for both the food and the excellent deals.

09/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker