And, onward we go. Last week we revealed ninety of the 100 top Sarasota restaurants on dineSarasota.com for 2011. Now it’s time to get to the next five. I feel a little like Casey Kasem here, no long distance dedications please…
10 – Yume Sushi
1537 Main Street
Sarasota, Florida 34236
941-363-0604 | Visit the Facebook Page
Yume Sushi has been serving some of Sarasota’s best sushi for years now. What was once a newcomer to the downtown dining scene, is now a mainstay. Yume has some incredibly creative dishes that their expert sushi chefs prepare using only the freshest ingredients. One trip to the Main Street hotspot and you’ll be a regular.
9 – Café Gabbiano
5104 Ocean Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34242
941-349-1423 | Visit the Website
Located on Siesta Key, Café Gabbiano offers a unique and charming place to have a romantic Italian dinner. Gabbiano’s also sport’s one of the most extensive wines lists on the island.
8 – Nancy’s Bar-B-Que
301 South Pineapple
Sarasota, Florida 34236
941-955-3400 | Visit the Website
The opening of Nancy’s this past year was one of the most widely anticipated culinary events in Sarasota. OK, that may be a bit strong, but, people were drooling waiting for her fantastic BBQ. Every day the barbeque experts at Nancy’s slow smoke some of Sarasota’s best Q. I’m only glad my office isn’t within wafting distance. That would be hard to resist on a daily basis.
7 – Pegasus Greek Family Restaurant
2833 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34239
941-926-4461 | Visit the Facebook Page
This Bee Ridge Road eatery offers a menu filled with traditional Greek fare. From appetizers through desserts you will be delighted with the homemade quality. Make no mistake, this isn’t fine dining, but, the casual, family atmosphere is easy to get used to.
6 – Trader Vic’s Island Bar & Grill
341 N. Cattlemen Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34232
941-378-3900 | Visit the Website
The casual, little brother of the original home of the Mai Tai. Trader Vic’s delivers great island style food in a location that happens to be nowhere near the water. Not a problem. You get the same great island feel without the craziness of Siesta, Lido or Longboat during season. A lot of days that can be a huge plus.
We’ll have number five through number one starting next week. If you’re a regular reader of this site you probably have your suspicions who’ll fall into those spots.