Food & Drink in Sarasota

Up to Half Off Bar and Grill Food

Riviera Club Village

$20 $11

Bar and grill food with a tropical spin, from lava shrimp to burgers with grilled pineapple

Up to 44% Off at La Malinche Mexican Restaurant

St. Armands

$20 $11.50

Merlot and pinot grigio complement sizzling shrimp fajitas, chicken enchiladas, and lava-stone dishes filled with meat, peppers, and onions

Half Off at Papa Giorgio's Family Italian Restaurant

Tallevast

$30 $15

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Housemade sauce & fresh, oven-baked bread mingle amid signature rosa pasta and NY-style thin-crust pizzas

45% Off at The Coffee Loft

North Trail - Across from Barnacle Bill's Seafood

$11 $6

Cozy, community-centric space serves espresso drinks, hot chocolate, fruit-flavored smoothies, savory paninis, and desserts

Half Off Italian Food and Drinks at Gio Fabulous

Bradenton

$30 $15

Italian specialties such as spinach ricotta pizza, chicken Parmigiano, and spaghetti with shrimp, scallops, and calamari in white wine sauce

Up to 45% Off at Samurai Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

Bradenton

$30 $17

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Diners cluster around gas-heated hibachi grill, where chefs prepare steak and seafood meals with flair; sushi bar showcases colorful rolls

43% Off Italian Dinner at Gio Fabulous

Bradenton

$40 $23

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Italian entrees, such as wild mushroom ravioli and manicotti made from a family recipe, plus pizzas with thin crusts handmade daily

Up to 45% Off Hot Dogs and Burgers at Rippers Roadstand

Ellenton

$10 $5.50

Cooks deep-fry their hot dogs and smother their 100% beef burgers in toppings such as jalapenos and A1 sauce; fries are hand-cut in house

51% Off European Fare at La Cote Basque in Gulfport

Gulfport

$35 $17

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French, Italian & German entrees showcase dishes such as roast duck in amaretto cherry sauce, sauerbraten, and beef wellington

Up to 53% Off Dinner Show & Eastern European Meal

St. Pete Beach

$100 $49

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Guests enjoy a traditional dinner while watching an interactive murder mystery, a burlesque cabaret, or Russian music and dance

Up to 50% Off Pub Food at Durty's Bar and Grille

St. Petersburg

$20 $11

Tear into a burger and stay a while with a game of pool or join in with a nightly event, like karaoke or trivia

$10 for Pizzas and Subs at DeNunzio's Pizza

Historic Old Northeast

$20 $10

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Pizzas crafted from fresh handmade dough and produce from next-door market, sided with baked Italian subs, pepperoni rolls, and salads

43% Off Sushi at Vue

St. Petersburg

$30 $17

Sushi spot and club with stunning 19th floor views provides specialty martinis and inventive rolls to diners and dancers

45% Off at Mario's Pizzeria Trattoria

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

New York-, doppio-, and sicilian-style pizzas served up alongside philly cheese steaks, meatball parmesans, pastas, and desserts

50% Off Chicken-Sausage Sandwiches at Jimbo's Joint

Historic Kenwood

$8 $4

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Chicken sausages, chicken meatballs, and falafel put a healthy twist on classic eats such as meatball subs and Chicago-style hot dogs

Half Off Catering by Saffron's Cuisine of the Sun

Saffron's on the Go - Downtown

$200 $100

Catered dishes such as boneless chicken sauteed in Jamaican curry with onions, sweet peppers, and coconut milk

49% Off Winery Tour and Extended Tasting for Two

South Pasadena

$97 $49

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Experience premium fruit wines in tour that includes extended tastings, glasses of wine or wine smoothies, wine pouches & take-home bottle

Steak and Seafood at Fish Tales Seafood & Steak House

St. Petersburg

$30 $17

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From their harborside perch, chefs prep pounds of stuffed blue crab, oysters, and other fish cuts

50% Off Wine-Making Class

Pinellas Park

$30 $15

Students learn how to make wine; classes include a copy of a basic wine-making book, as well as a sample bottle of the student's choosing

43% Off Dinner at Joia Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar

Riverview

$40 $22.99

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Classic Italian pastas and slow-cooked meat dishes compliment hand-tossed pizzas and drinks

51% Off English Pub Lunches at The Ice House Pub

Ice House Pub

$32.95 $16

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Wraps with fillings such as fried buffalo chicken and ranch, or thin-sliced turkey breast and bacon, pair with an appetizer and drinks

Half Off Italian Food and Drinks at Vino E Pasta

South Tampa

$24 $12

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Dishes lauded by the Tampa Bay Times include 15 types of pasta tossed with pesto, alfredo, and bolognese and served with 38 wines

Up to 52% Off Bar Food at Hogan's Beach

Northwest Tampa

$25 $12

Watch the big game on flat-screen TVs while filling your plate with wings, burgers, pizza, and more; bar has more than 20 beers on tap

$10 for Latin-American Food at Monserrate Restaurant Bar & Grill

Northwest Tampa

$20 $10

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Latin-American restaurant offers a tour of Caribbean, Central, and South American dishes; wines and beers from around the world

Half Off Cuban and Italian Food at Las Vegas Cafe

West Tampa

$12 $6

Chef blends Cuban and Italian cuisines to create dishes such as fish stuffed with ham and cheese, Cuban-fried rice, and veggie crepes

40% Off Meat and Seafood at Land and Sea Market

Multiple Locations

$40 $24

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Choose from all-natural chicken breasts, grouper fingers, tilapia fillets, chicken nuggets, and cocount shrimp

45% Off at Saffron Indian Cuisine

County Line Coalition

$20 $11

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A chef from Bombay folds freshly ground spices into mild or spicy curries, creamy butter chicken, and stuffed naan

50% Off at Westchase BBQ

Tampa

$18 $9

Meats such as pulled pork, ribs, and brisket are seasoned with a dry rub, smoked, and paired with sides such as homemade mac 'n' cheese

Up to Half Off at Cilantro Indian Cuisine

Temple Terrace

$25 $14

Among the menu highlights: Spicy lamb vindaloo, or vegetarian-friendly potatoes and cauliflower stewed with tomatoes and herbs

48% Off a Prix Fixe Meal at Six Tables Tampa

South Tampa

$100 $52

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New six-course menu created daily by award-winning chef in romantic six-table eatery

$5 for Baked Goods at Don Pan International Bakery

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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Bakery with goodies inspired by Spain and Venezuela, including guava pastries, tres leches, arepas, and Venezuelan-style tamales

50% Off Contemporary Fusion Food at Cheap

Courier City/Oscawana

$30 $15

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Eclectic restaurant and bar with a fusion menu of sushi, burgers, pizzas, and other contemporary dishes

Up to 50% Off Mexican Food and Drinks at Casa Ramos Tampa

Tampa

$22 $11

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Mexican staples and fruit-infused margaritas served in festive eatery with Saltillo clay tiles lining the walls and bar

45% Off Pub Food

Tampa

$20 $11

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Plenty of beer and a pub-style menu in a sports bar featuring 15 TVs and 100-year-old wood

Half Off Meals at The Green Parrot Bar & Grill

Carrollwood

$12 $6

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Domestic draft beers complement Western-style burgers or chicken wings served with blue cheese

Up to50%% Off at Flight Restaurant & Lounge

Tampa

$39.45 $20

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Chefs craft authentic dishes from Cuba, The Phillippines, Thailand, and others. Bacon Mac Balls make delectable bites for a holiday gift.

45% Off at EATS! American Grill

Fairoaks Manhattan Manor

$20 $11

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Recipes from across the country comprise an Americana-inspired menu with midwestern BLTs on texas toast and New York-style buffalo wings

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Spaghetti Warehouse

$120 $58

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

Half Off Hookah and Middle Eastern Cuisine at Le Souk Florida

South Tampa

$30 $15

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A hookah lounge and restaurant serves Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine alongside fruit-flavored hookah, beers, wines, and cocktails

45% at Ocean Blue Sushi Bar

Carrollwood

$40 $22

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Sushi chefs create rolls for everyone from meat eaters to vegans, served alongside Japanese classics like pork dumplings with ginger shoyu

40% Off Frozen Yogurt at La'Berry Frozen Yogurt Cafe

New Tampa/Wesley Chapel

$10 $6

Create healthy treats with self-serve yogurt, over 80 toppings, and a handful of vitamin boosts, including whey protein or amino repair

Up to 87% Off In-Home Wine Tasting

University Square

$150 $19

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Wine consultants travel to homes, pouring samples from four or six different bottles for small groups

Up to 55% Off at Persia House of Kebabs

USF

$20 $10

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Kebabs with grilled tiger shrimp, marinated beef tenderloin, boneless chicken breast, or grilled vegetables

Up to 45% Off Cigars and Wine at John Rolfe Tobacco Company

Downtown

$53.99 $29.99

Cigar and wine pairings comes with a plate of hummus and taboulie with pita chips

Up to 53% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater

Piccadilly Cafeteria

$59 $28

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Audiences feast as they solve the mystery of a murdered, desperate housewife in this farcical, interactive murder mystery

50% Off Tapas at The Manhattan Dolce Bar & Bistro

Virginia Park

$30 $15

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Share tapas-style dishes such as beef carpaccio and shrimp ajillo at an eatery with nightly live entertainment

Up to 55% Off Ice Cream at Topper's Creamery

Largo

$15 $7

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Soft-serve french vanilla bean, chocolate, strawberry, and flavors of the week; sugar and fat free, and frozen yogurt offerings

Up to 54% Off at Tia's Authentic Latin Food

Largo

$15 $7

Caribbean and Puerto Rican dishes such as beef picadillo, café con leche, pan-fried shrimp, and blackened tilapia sandwiches

45% Off Pub Food at Timeout Family Pub & Grub

Dominion

$20 $11

Chefs churn out hearty pub specials such as homemade chicken noodle soup, beer-battered fish and chips, and meatloaf with mashed potatoes

47% Off American Food at Big City Grill, Co.

Brandon

$15 $8

New menu inspired by American favorites such as potato skins, New York strip steaks, and fresh seafood

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“I believe that if you’re not cooking with all five senses, you’re not cooking,” declares Derek Barnes in his feature for Sarasota’s Hot Chefs. It’s this maxim that earned him a lifetime of culinary achievement, starting with a four-year stint under the expertise of Emeril Lagasse and leading to a Zagat rating for his own restaurant and the title of semifinalist in the 2009 James Beard Awards. Derek channels these achievements into the innovative dishes he creates at his eponymous restaurant, which specializes in what he calls progressive American cuisine. That “progressive” moniker can mean a lot of things, whether it’s anointing a dish of foie gras with hazelnut honey and walnut streusel or braising a savory lamb shank in the tart flavors of lime and cilantro. Unlike a time-traveling Byzantine explorer, the chef doesn’t obsess over his plentiful spice cabinet, as the menu’s simple-grill selection serves up fresh cuts of steak, fish, and poultry in a simple, unadulterated form. Each flavor note finds its ideal complement in a wine list that features 100 bottles, many of which are available by the glass.

514 Central Ave
Sarasota,
FL
US

A flash of silver glimmers in Little Sarasota Bay, mere feet from the lush, tropical patio of Ophelia's on the Bay. It could be the belly of a leaping dolphin, the petals of a water lily, or the shiny lures of fishermen as they reel in the evening's catch. No matter its source, this sparkle reminds guests that simple pastimes such as nature gazing and family dinners are among life's greatest riches. Owner Stanley Ferro has honored this sentiment by naming Ophelia's after his grandmother, an epicure who has lived in Sarasota for more than 40 years.

In the kitchen, chefs use black grouper and tuna to showcase recipes from Florida's coasts and seaside countries such as France, Nicaragua, and Japan. Maine lobster tails morph into Mexican-inspired rellenos, and New England sea scallops bask in an emulsion of caramelized shallots and dill. Within the dining room, floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of the bay, where sea captains dock their boats or play Marco Polo with the nearby nesting herons. As the evening sky dims, moonlight casts a romantic glow over the patio's white tablecloths, and guests raise glasses of French champagne to a lovely evening under the stars.

9105 Midnight Pass Rd
Sarasota,
FL
US

At Selva, Latin America meets the United States atop plates splashed with "Peruvian cooking reinterpreted with polish and sophistication," according to the Herald-Tribune. Dubbed Nuevo Latino cuisine, the menu's signature ceviches and seafood entrees hint at eastern origins due to Peru's influx of Asian immigrants. The Ceviche de Ostras, for example, is tinged with ginger and rocoto, a Peruvian pepper, divided into "three white espresso cups…each containing oysters floating in leche de tigre, or tiger's milk." Joined by more familiar dishes such as chili-glazed Chilean salmon and bone-in veal chops, the ceviches claim a large chunk of the menu. The wine list contains exotic offerings from Argentina and Italy.

The dining room vibrates around an aesthetic centerpiece, a glass wall glazed with chunks of color that conjure imagines of a swirling mosaic. With auburn walls and plush couches, the lounge area facilitates chatter and nickel-filled pillow fights as live DJs spin tracks until 1 a.m. on weekends. Outside, water spills over a wall beside the patio seating.

1345 Main St
Sarasota,
FL
US

By the time he was 20, Christian Zebier was serving as maître d'hôtel for a prestigious restaurant in Belgium. After a five-year stint teaching primary school, he realized that his heart lay in hospitality, and that children have terrible table manners. The first business Zebier began, Air du Temps, deployed an elite staff to serve such distinguished parties as the Belgian royal family.

Zebier stuffed his fine-tuned sense of hospitality into a suitcase and brought it to the United States, where he opened Brasserie Belge. He felt that Sarasota's open-minded, well-traveled residents could appreciate the traditional ambiance of a brasserie. The restaurant's attentive staff serves a menu of Belgian cuisine, such as Prince Edward Island mussels delivered fresh every morning and served with one of 12 styles of belgian fries. On the leather couches of the piano lounge, patrons enjoy Belgian beers, specialty martinis, and small plates.

1990 Main St
Sarasota,
FL
US

MoZaic's head chef Dylan Elhajoui learned how to cook in his native Fes, Morocco surrounded by a family of chefs and restaurant owners, flavorful foods and fragrances, and bustling markets brimming with fresh produce. He infuses the recipes of his youth with abundant herbs and spices, organic meats, and fresh fish, depending on what can be found in that week's farmers' markets and fishermen's nets. The results are flavorful dishes, such as the seven-vegetable couscous spiced with ginger and lemon confit. Chef Elhajoui and his team also craft delicacies such as the sage-smoked duck breast, which they serve with a sweet side of poached pears, a goat-cheese polenta, and star-anise aigre-doux jus. Guests can conclude meals with one of the house's eclectic desserts, such as the Tangier—a flourless pear-and-walnut cake topped with a dollop of vanilla-bean crème anglaise and toasted-coconut ice cream.

1377 Main St
Sarasota,
FL
US

The Perfect Touch's expert aestheticians administer a whitening treatment that can turn teeth 5 to 14 shades brighter in less than an hour. During the procedure, a soothing blue LED laser light activates an organic hydrogen-peroxide gel to grapple unruly biters into sparkling submission. The food-grade gel, which is concocted from plant- and mineral-sourced materials, is designed to keep sensitive or crotchety fangs from rioting in your mouth. Once the tonal transformation is complete, patients walk away with the graffiti of tobacco, wine, coffee, and age erased from the highway overpass of their smiles. The results typically last one to three years but will last longer if mouthbones are properly maintained through careful dental hygiene and bribery of the Tooth Fairy.

3501 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota,
FL
US