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Best Restaurants & Dining in Sarasota

Best Restaurants in Sarasota
Sarasota has it and serves it! Elegant restaurants for fine dining, some great Italians, waterfront restaurants with spectacular views, romantic restaurants and places for the whole family.


Best Bars & Nightlife in Sarasota

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Sarasota has some major nightlife areas, were you can enjoy sunset drinks, a romantic date or spend all night partying or go barhopping, but always remember, party responsibly.


Best Activities & Attractions in Sarasota

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Sarasota is full of activities that are fun for adults or the whole family. We created some local expert tips for some must-see attractions and things to do, like Helicopter rides and kajaking.


Best Shopping & Boutiques in Sarasota

best shops and boutiques in Sarasota
Sarasota has cute and unique boutiques, a variety of gourmet shops, healthy lifestyle shops, jewelry stores, the famous St. Armand's Circle and some wine & cigar shops and much more.


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Fri, Feb 21

2020 Beach Blast

The IMG Academy Beach Blast continues to attract the nation's most elite basketball players to participate in unrivaled competition. Located at the world renowned IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, the ...

2020 Beach Blast

Fri, Feb 21 - Sun, Feb 23

Winter Wonderland

Winter Inspired Cocktails to keep you toasty this season.

Winter Wonderland

Sun, Feb 23 - Sun, Mar 1

SRQ Sundays

Take the plunge and reboot every Sunday at our SRQ (Serenity_Relaxation_Quietude) Sundays! Complimentary Pool Access Rooftop Yoga (10 AM $15) Juice Bar/Smoothie Bar Pool Bar and Restaurant Poolside ...

SRQ Sundays

Tue, Feb 25 - Tue, Apr 14

Meditation For Beginners

Meditation is a simple practice ~ once you have the tools. Join me on Tuesdays @ 5:30 PM and learn how to "download" from the day as well as begin your begin your day. Life begins to alter when you ...

Meditation For Beginners

Tue, Feb 25 - Thu, May 28

The Elixir Tea House Open Mic

Tune up and head out to The Elixir Tea House every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 10PM. Our Acoustic Open Mic features some of the finest pickers in Southwest Florida in an intimate setting. We welcome ...

The Elixir Tea House Open Mic

Sat, Feb 29

Exotic Car Festival Lakewood Ranch

Presented by the Ferrari Drivers Group Sarasota

Exotic Car Festival Lakewood Ranch

Wed, Mar 4

4th Annual Everything Buffalo Party - Sarasota 2020

The 4th Annual Everything Buffalo Party will be held on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th, 2020 5:00pm 10:00pm Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena Early Bird Priced Tickets On Sale for only $47. (until ...

4th Annual Everything Buffalo Party - Sarasota 2020

Thu, Mar 5

ABBA The Concert

ABBA The Concert brings one of the greatest pop phenomena back to life in a truly authentic tribute! Don't miss the most iconic hits from ABBA, including "Mamma Mia," "S.O.S.," "Money, Money, Money," ...

ABBA The Concert

Thu, Mar 5

Florida Strawberry Festival Trip

Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex Florida Strawberry Festival Trip March 5, 2020 Time: 8:30 am 5 pm Price: $35 per person Ages: 18+ Registration Deadline: February 19, 2020 Summary: Join us for a trip ...

Florida Strawberry Festival Trip

Fri, Mar 6

Garden to Plate Wine Dinner

Join us in the Gardens for a casually elegant, outdoor Garden to Plate dining experience! One continuous table will be set for guests on the Great Lawn, where you will enjoy fine wines selected by ...

Garden to Plate Wine Dinner

Fri, Mar 6

Music on Main: Whiskey Blind

Join us on Lakewood Ranch Main Street from 6 9 pm for Music on Main, a free concert series and block party for the public! This event is hosted on the first Friday of each month and will supply lots ...

Music on Main: Whiskey Blind

Sat, Mar 7

Asolo Rep's Annual Gala 2020: A Bollywood Ball

Asolo Repertory Theatre's biggest fundraiser of the season! The event will begin with a cocktail reception and auction, followed by a seated dinner, paddle raise, live music and dancing. This year's ...

Asolo Rep's Annual Gala 2020: A Bollywood Ball

Fri, Mar 13 - Sun, Mar 22

2020 Sarasota County Fair

The annual Sarasota County Fair featuring 4 H and FFA exhibits, rides, great Fair Food, entertainment, vendors and community exhibits. ...

2020 Sarasota County Fair

Fri, Mar 13

MOVIE NIGHT

Cozy up with us in the studio space for a night of fellowship and fun. We'll watch the documentary "Happy": Filmmaker Roko Belic travels to more than a dozen countries, searching for the meaning of ...

MOVIE NIGHT

Fri, Mar 13 - Sun, Mar 15

Sarasota St Paddy's Festival

Celebrate St. Patrick's Festival Downtown Sarasota! Our massive street festival March 13 15, 2020 kicks off Friday night with live music, dancing, games, and pints of o'green beer. Come wear a kilt ...

Sarasota St Paddy's Festival

Fri, Mar 27 - Sun, Apr 5

Sarasota Film Festival

Sarasota Film Festival, 332 Cocoanut Ave 941.364.9514

Sarasota Film Festival

Thu, Apr 2

Florida Winefest & Auction Wine Dinners

Wine Dinners at Andrea's Restaurant featuring Benevolo, Foppoli and Christopher Creek wines; Ruth's Chris Steak House featuring Reynolds Family Winery and Sage Restaurant featuring Williamson Wines. ...

Florida Winefest & Auction Wine Dinners

Fri, Apr 3

Banquet on the Block

Join us for one of Florida Winefest's most celebrated culinary events. One elegant dining table stretches down Lemon Avenue in downtown Sarasota, perfectly dressed, seating 200 food and wine lovers. ...

Banquet on the Block

Fri, Apr 3

Pique Nique Sur La Baie

Enjoy a fabulous Friday luncheon featuring the best flavors in town. Winefest presents Pique Nique Sur La Baie! Join us under the elegant open tent, Bayfront on the south lawn of the Van Wezel ...

Pique Nique Sur La Baie

Sat, Apr 4

Grand Tasting, Brunch & Charity Auction

The Grand Tasting features wine from the more than 70 wineries anxious to please your palate. Meet host vintners and knowledgeable winery representatives as they pour their best vintages and most ...

Grand Tasting, Brunch & Charity Auction

Sat, Apr 4

Silent Disco Party: New Event

NEW EVENT! Headphone Heaven! Dance to your own beat. Float in a sea of silent movement. Be part of a surreal music and dance experience you won't soon forget! The alluring Dimmitt Automotive Group's ...

Silent Disco Party: New Event

Sat, Apr 4

Winemaker Dinner Private Residence

Fabulous winemaker dinner on Lido Shores. Visit our website for more information. ...

Winemaker Dinner Private Residence

Sun, Apr 5

The Culinary Market MashUP New Event

NEW EVENT! Join us for a collaboration of local chefs and global growers. We've changed things up and we're excited. Celebrate our local chefs as we pair them with local producers and farmers each ...

The Culinary Market MashUP New Event
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The Ultimate Florida Date Night

Champagne glasses clink just as the sky explodes into color. Pinks and oranges dance across the horizon as the sun sets and the sounds of crashing waves whisper around. Now that's what I call a romantic way to start a dinner date!

We recently got to try out the ultimate beach date spot and beach bistro and I just have one word for you... Romance! There is something about sitting at a table in the sand while watching the Florida sunset that is just unbeatable! Now, there is something that you need to remember, there are a lot of places in Florida that offer dinner with a view. But nothing even comes close to an elegant table right on the beach. Sand between your toes and champagne in your hand. I don't know if it is the colors or the dreamy atmosphere, but it is definitely a must-see date night.
We started out with some of their famous salads. I know saying a salad is famous might sound a little weird, but when you have a perfect green medley served with actual sorbet on top to add to the flavor profile, it qualifies as famous.

We then devoured the lobster-escargot. It is a garlic buttery restaurant favorite!
salads beach bistro
Then to really spoil our taste buds we got the highly recommend lamb! Not only did the meat seem to melt in our mouth but the mix of sauces added flavors that I only wish I could describe.
pork chops beach bistro
As just as our night was coming to a close, beach bistro had one more trick up its sleeve,.. dessert! Now I'm not talking about just some regular slice of cake. I'm talking about a rich chocolate ganache cake covered in praline ice cream and raspberry reduction. If you are as nuts about chocolate as I am... this is something that you really really can't skip!!
desserts beach bistro

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