This is a complete entertainment experience that will keep you coming back for more.
Their tagline is “Movies With Taste”. But, in reality, the brand new Cinebistro is SO much more than that. Set to open Friday, February 12th, this state of the art movie house/restaurant will have your head spinning.
I’m going to just come out and say it. This place is cool. I love going to the movies. I really do. But, this is so much more than just a movie experience. This is gives the old, well worn, “dinner and a movie” a brand new definition.
This sparkling new theater sports seven state of the art digital “auditoriums” showing the best in first run movies and special cinema events. Each auditorium is fitted with super comfortable leather recliners and swivel dining tables. Every seat has the perfect view.
But, what sets this new movie showplace apart is the food (and drinks of course). There’s something for every taste with a food menu the features over 30+ appetizers, entrees, sandwiches, salads and sides. This isn’t a situation of having to sacrifice convenience over deliciousness. These dishes can hold up on their own even without the movie.
Let’s take a sneak preview at some of the stars of the show.
We can kick things off in the bar with a full menu of adult beverages. After all, this is a 21+ theater after 6PM.
Once you’ve gotten in the proper frame of mind it’s food time!
Let’s start things off with a couple of appetizers. Above is the Provoleta. Terracotta baked Provolone with roasted peppers, green chimichurri and garlic bread. Obviously, great for sharing.
The Korean BBQ Chicken Wings are crispy and carry that signature Korean spice. They’re served with a house-made kimchi. Not to worry, they have plenty of wet wipes.
If a salad is more your style, you’ve got some nice choices. The “Cobb” Salad is gluten free and has all of the cobb components you would expect, topped with a creamy lemon-basil dressing.
Lots and lots of entree choices including the Seared Scallops with Basil Brown Butter above. The cauliflower puree really makes this dish something special.
Did you think we would forget about dessert. What kind of a food-centric website to you think we’re running here? Of course, we remembered dessert. Here’s a Red Velvet Lava Cake with cream cheese semi freddo and a decadent burnt marshmallow to top things off.
Well, that’s the end of our little coming attraction. Oh, you say you would like to see the feature film? I would highly recommend that. Here’s a link to buy tickets and reserve your seat for a truly unique Sarasota dinner and a movie experience.
FYI – Even if you’re not taking in a show you can still have drinks and dinner. No theater ticket required!
The new Cinebistro is located in the completely renovated Sak’s 5th Avenue space in the Westfield Southgate Mall.
3501 S. Tamiami Trl, Ste 1100
Sarasota, FL 34239
B. Williams says
Beautiful images that makes the mouth secretes as you see these food pictures. Can’t wait to experience this entire event.
RS Martin says
Love the place in Sarasota, and enjoy the experience and excellent service…..the food, however could use some improvement, please.
Tammy Trout says
Can I purchase a gift card?
If you contact Cinebistro directly, I’m sure they will be able to take care of that for you. Hope that helps.