Best Restaurants 2017

Puccini's is as Dark and Delicious as a Private Club

Puccini's is like a clandestine private club you learn about from a friend. One that serves delicious food.

01/31/2017 By Marsha Fottler

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Restaurant Review: Downtown Sarasota's Lila

Lila celebrates vegetables and freshness with dazzling creativity.

01/03/2017 By Marsha Fottler

Duck Dynasty

Six Great Local Duck Dishes

Wonderful ways to enjoy the bird.

01/03/2017 By Marsha Fottler

Eat This Now

53 Dishes to Eat Right Now

A critic's guide to the local dishes you need to try.

11/30/2016 By Marsha Fottler Photography by Salvatore Brancifort

Marine Melange

Our 5 Favorite Seafood Stews

From a "bountiful bowl" of bouillabaisse at Beach Bistro to a Low Country boil at Owen's Fish Camp, there's a fish stew for every taste bud.

09/28/2016 Photography by Marsha Fottler

Restaurant Review

Restaurant Review: Oak & Stone

Oak & Stone is a modern tavern that aims at a wider audience.

09/28/2016 By Marsha Fottler

Eat This Now

Where and What to Eat This Week

A Korean dish that satisfies, a great grouper sandwich and more.

09/21/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Nice Rice

Our 5 Favorite Risotto Dishes

We consider risotto the ultimate comfort food. Here are 5 places to get a great plate.

08/31/2016 By Marsha Fottler

Siren Call

Restaurant Review: Veronica Fish & Oyster

At Veronica Fish & Oyster, seafood shines.

08/30/2016 By Marsha Fottler

Pretty in Pink

6 Great Watermelon Dishes for the Dog Days of Summer

It's hot out there. Cool down with one of these watermelon offerings from local restaurants.

07/29/2016 By Marsha Fottler

Restaurant Review

At CinéBistro, Have Dinner and a Movie in High Style

CinéBistro is the modern way to enjoy dinner and a movie.

07/29/2016 By Marsha Fottler

Rolls That Rule

6 Great Local Lobster Rolls

Here are the town’s top lobster rolls.

06/22/2016 By Marsha Fottler

French Impressions

Restaurant Review: '62 Bistrot

If you want authentic French comfort food and like the cozy atmosphere of a Parisian bistro, '62 Bistrot will delight.

06/22/2016 By Marsha Fottler

I Believe I Can Fry

Where to Get Great Fish and Chips in Sarasota

Six local spots that do the British staple right.

05/31/2016 By Marsha Fottler

Review

You'll Find Modern Peruvian at Brasa &Pisco

At Brasa & Pisco, two young Peruvian brothers are mixing respect for their culinary heritage with modern artistry.

05/31/2016 By Marsha Fottler

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La Scarpetta Offers Rustic Italian Fare

The 44-seat space feels like Italy on Tuttle Avenue.

05/31/2016 By Marsha Fottler

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Review: Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

There’s a clubby atmosphere at downtown’s Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse.

05/02/2016 By Marsha Fottler Photography by Salvatore Brancifort

Restaurant Review

Review: Chianti Italian Restaurant

Chianti is a family-owned Italian restaurant that’s comfortable, stylish and excels in regional Italian food, wine, and service at moderate prices.

05/02/2016 By Marsha Fottler Photography by Salvatore Brancifort

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Mercato Pizzeria + Bar Opens in Southside Village

Mercato serves up Italian food on Hillview Street.

04/01/2016 By Marsha Fottler

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Servandos Opens in Rosemary District

Chef Joe DiMaggio's new restaurant takes the place of the former Darwin's on 4th.

04/01/2016 By Marsha Fottler