The LIST – June 2023
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular Sarasota restaurants for this month!
June = SAVOR SARASOTA TIME!
Yes, you have heard a whole lot about our annual Sarasota Restaurant Week(s). And with good reason. It’s an excellent opportunity to try a few new places or re-visit an old fav, all at a price that will leave you with a full belly AND a smile on your face. 😃
Savor is important for another reason (besides your personal dining budget 💵). That’s because it falls at a time of year when our restaurants could use a little extra bump. There’s a brief break in visitor traffic, so it’s left up to locals to fill an empty table or two.
It’s a time for our restaurants to greet some familiar faces that may have stayed away when the wait times were amped up for season. And your local Chefs might take the opportunity to test drive a new recipe or two. Think about it: you could be the first to discover that next signature dish that people will be talking about later in the year!
Even though we’re Savor-Centric this month, that doesn’t mean we didn’t have time to add a couple of new places to the dineSarasota.com database. Which, by the way, now stands at 378 Sarasota area restaurants! 🎉
This month we’ve added one place that’s been open for a little bit and one brand-spanking new spot.
First, Vacci Pizza + Cucina (4406 53rd Ave E, Bradenton, (941) 405-4131). This is part of the Valentino family of restaurants. That means you know the pizza will be great! 🍕 They’re also serving up some traditional Italian fare. We’re hoping to get there in the next month or so and give you a better look at what you can expect from a visit.
Second is a place still so new that the paint might not be completely dry. The So French Café (6280 Lockwood Ridge Rd. (941) 388-8936) is serving crepes, baguette sandwiches, smoothies, and more in their new Parkway Collections Shopping Center home. You can even get a glass of French champagne. 🥂
Let’s get to the main event. Here are the TOP 5 for June 2023! ⭐
#5 GROVE Restaurant (10670 Boardwalk Loop (941) 893-4321)
This Lakewood Ranch Main Street restaurant is a monthly fixture on our list of best restaurants. There are lots of dining choices up in that part of our area. GROVE is obviously doing a bunch of stuff right!
#4 Michael’s On East (1212 S. East Ave. (941) 366-0007)
Michael’s has a great Savor Sarasota menu running this month. You also might want to take in a Lobster Pot Friday sometime this summer. 🦞 Don’t forget that the Wine Cellar hosts tastings every month.
#3 Shebeen Irish Pub & Kitchen (6641 Midnight Pass Rd., (941) 952-3070)
Siesta Key’s only Irish pub! 🍀Grab a pint of Guinness and listen to some REAL Irish music. The soft pretzels with mustard and beer cheese go great with that stout! There’s lots of parking right there. That’s a bonus for Siesta!
#2 Mattison’s Forty-One (7275 S. Tamiami Tr. (941) 921-3400)
Mattison’s has a daily Happy Hour from 4-7pm. $5 beer & wine, $6 spirits. 🍹Pair that up with some lite bites from their bar menu, and you’ve got a pretty nice way to wind up the day OR start the evening!
#1 Osteria Southside (1812 S. Osprey Ave. (941) 361-3200)
Moving up this week to number 1 is Osteria. People have been packing into this new Southside Village dining destination. It’s delicious AND delightful. And it’s situated at the north end of a stretch of other great dining options on the west side of Osprey Avenue. (Veronica’s, Ka Papa’s, Knick’s, and Osteria). It’s a mini Eat Street over there!
Here’s the rest of the Top 10 for June 2023.
Israeli-influenced Florence & The Spice Boys, The Capital Grille, the Bijou Garden Café, Seasons 52 (Seasons and the Capital Grille keep hanging in there), and finally, the Chateau Sarasota completes the Top 10. It’s weirdly similar to May. Looks like you know what you like! 😊
And finally, we’ve got a little Sarasota Food News for you. These are the Top 10 food-related news stories from the past month. We want to make sure you’re up on all the latest! 😁
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WEEKLY POP-UP KITCHEN EVENTS – 99 Bottles Taproom & Bottle Shop
JUN 8 – Bourbon & Bentley’s – INFORMATION
JUN 10 – Macallan Pairing Dinner – GROVE Restaurant
JUN 10 – Open House Wine Tasting – Michael’s Wine Cellar
JUN 10 – Drive Away Hunger Golf Classic – Meals on Wheels
JUN 12 – Father’s Day Specials – Mattison’s
JUN 12 – Father’s Day Buffet – GROVE Restaurant
JUN 15 – Corsica Wine Tasting – Mademoiselle Paris
JUL 1 – Suncoast Largest Food Truck Rally 3.0 – INFORMATION
JUL 15 – Bastille s Day Dinner – Mademoiselle Paris
AUG 19 – Laughter in LWR! – GROVE Restaurant
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EVERY SATURDAY – Venice Farmer’s Market – DETAILS
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