Restaurants in Groveland

$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of French Café Cuisine at Burns Court Café ($24 Total Value)

Burns Court Cafe

Downtown Partnership

$12 $7

French café and bakery treats along with quiches, pastries, and rotating exhibits from local artists

$9 for $16 Worth of Burgers and Drinks at Square 1 Burgers

Square 1 Burgers

Multiple Locations

$16 $9

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Gourmet burgers feature Meyer’s red Angus, buffalo, chicken, turkey, lamb, vegan or portobello mushrooms

$17 for $30 Worth of Casual Italian Food and Drinks for Dinner at Café Americano

Café Americano

Main Street Merchants

$30 $17

Italian chefs prepare fried calamari, light pizzas, and hearty pasta dishes; the kitchen uses aged steaks and fresh-caught local seafood

$17 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine and Drinks at Cafe Amici

Cafe Amici

Main Street Merchants

$30 $17

Homemade pasta dishes including burrata with speck, homemade lobster ravioli, and branzino paired with wines at homey Italian eatery

$22 for $40 Worth of Latin-Fusion Cuisine at Selva

Selva Grill

Main Street Merchants

$40 $22

Nuevo Latino cuisine; Peruvian ceviches comprised of shrimp, oysters, tuna, octopus, and other fresh seafood

Japanese-Thai Fusion Cuisine at Pacific Rim (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Pacific Rim

Southside Village

$30 $18

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Expansive menu is composed of Japanese-Thai fusion cuisine, including sushi rolls, wok creations, curries, and noodles and rice dishes

Pizzeria Cuisine on Sunday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday at Filippo's Pizzeria (Half Off)

Filippo's Pizzeria

Sarasota

$18 $9

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Casual Italian restaurant with fresh pizzas and calzones, seafood, veal, and chicken pastas, and hearty meatball subs

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $11 Worth of Coffee, Smoothies, and Paninis at The Coffee Loft ($33 Total Value)

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

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Papa Giorgio's Family Italian Restaurant

Papa Giorgios Family Italian Restaurant

Sarasota

$20 $11

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

$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Kumo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi

Kumo Japanese Steak House

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Chefs fire up hibachis at each table to cook filet mignon and lobster tails at restaurant with sushi bar

$17 for $30 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Primo! Ristorante 

Primo!

Sarasota

$30 $17

Wood-oven-baked pizzas; more than 15 pasta dishes flavored with veal, seafood, and housemade italian sausage

$16 for $30 worth of Italian Cuisine and Drinks at Café Gabbiano

Cafe Gabbiano

Siesta Key

$30 $16

Family recipes inspire pasta dishes with seafood, breaded veal, and chicken with wine sauce; a cellar boasts more than 220 wines

Vegetarian Cuisine and Seafood for Dine-In or Takeout at Veg (Up to 52% Off)

Veg - A Vegetarian & Seafood Eatery

Gulf Gate

$24 $12

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Eatery ranked as the area's best vegetarian-friendly restaurant by Sarasota Magazine serves vegan brisket, as well as wild-caught seafood

Bistro-Style Italian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Cosimo’s Trattoria & Bar (Up to 45% Off)

Cosimo's

Sarasota

$20 $11

Classic and modern Italian cooking includes homemade pasta dishes alongside hand-tossed, brick-oven pizzas and Asian-influenced shrimp

$17 for $30 Worth of French Cuisine and Drinks for Dinner at Miguel's Restaurant

Miguel's Sarasota

Sarasota

$30 $17

French and continental cuisine such as escargot, lamb chops with mint, and filet mignon with béarnaise sauce and peppercorn cream sauce

Japanese Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Samurai Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar (Up to 43% Off)

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

$17 for $30 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Dinnertime for Two or More People at Gio Fabulous

Gio Fabulous

Bradenton

$30 $17

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

$23 for $40 Worth of Italian Dinner for Two at Gio Fabulous

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

$11 for Pizza Meal with 14-Inch Pizza and Garlic Knots at Marco's Pizzeria (Up to $20.90 Value)

Marco's Pizzeria

Tierra Verde

$20.90 $11

Chefs make dough for New York–style crust daily, then top it with buffalo chicken, philly steak, and other specialty toppings

$22 for $40 Worth of French and Continental European Fare at La Cote Basque in Gulfport

La Cote Basque

Gulfport

$40 $22

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

Chicken-Sausage and -Meatball Sandwiches at Jimbo's Joint (50% Off). Two Options Available.

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

$13 for $24 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at The Art of Sushi

The Art of Sushi

Uptown

$24 $13

Japanese entrees from teriyaki lobster to ginger stir-fries complement specialty maki rolls and sushi

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

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

Cold Mixed Appetizer Plate and Drinks for Two or Four at Gengiz Khan Turkish Grill (Up to 48% Off)

Gengiz Khan Turkish Grill

Ballast Point

$26 $14

Guests enjoy fresh and healthy fare including hummus and stuffed grape leaves as belly dancers glide through on Friday and Saturday nights

$12 for $20 Worth of Pizzeria Eats for Carryout from Jet's Pizza

Jet's Pizza

Saint Petersburg

$20 $12

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Pizzeria specializing in deep-dish pies, as well as wings, salads, and subs

$23 for $40 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food for Dinner at Joia Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar

Joia Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar

Riverview

$40 $23

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

$11 for $20 Worth of Burgers, Steaks, and American Food at EATS! American Grill

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

Appetizers and Drinks for Two or Four at Catch Twenty-Three (Up to 48% Off)

Catch Twenty-Three

Multiple Locations

$48 $26

Appetizers such as curry mussels and shrimp scampi flatbread, paired with martinis, wine, or draft beers

$52 for $100 Toward a Prix Fixe Meal for Two or More at Six Tables Tampa

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

Afghan Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Anaar Bar and Grill (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Anaar Bar and Grill

Tampa

$20 $11

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Enjoy hummus, lamb-and-rice dishes, veggie kebabs, and gyros

$17 for $30 Worth of Japanese and Italian Food for Two or More at Kobe CS Italian Japanese Steak House

Kobe CS Italian Japanese Steak House

Clearwater

$30 $17

Chefs whip up Japanese- and Italian-style dishes

$17 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine, Pizza, and Drinks at CDB's Pizza & Italian Restaurant 

CDB's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$30 $17

Menu of Italian classics includes manicotti dinners, hot grinders, signature pizzas, and chicken parmigiana

Italian Food and Drinks for Two or For Take-Out or Delivery at Islands Pizza (Up to 40% Off)

Islands Pizza

Davis Islands

$20 $12

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Pizzeria pairs 20 draft beers and cocktails with hand-tossed pies, grinders, and wings slathered in Caribbean-jerk and lemon-pepper sauces

Six-Course Summer Tasting Menu of Contemporary American Cuisine for Two or Four at Café Ponte (Up to 56% Off)

Café Ponte

Clearwater

$170 $85

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Courses shaped by seasonal ingredients and cooking techniques from French and Italian cuisine; great for a date night

$17 for $30 Worth of Sports Bar Cuisine at Mugs 'N Jugs

Mugs 'N Jugs

Largo

$30 $17

Pulled pork sandwiches, juicy burgers on brioche buns, crispy battered wings, turkey-club spinach wraps, and a gourmet chicken salad

Contemporary Fusion Food at Cheap (50% Off)

Cheap

Courier City/Oscawana

$30 $16

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

Thai Dinner for Two or Four at Thai Thani (Up to 37% Off)

Thai Thani

Channelside

$30 $19

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A full palette of herbs and spices top crimson tablecloths amid authentic Thai statuary in a restaurant celebrating its 10th anniversary

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food at MTC Downtown Cafe ($20 Value)

MTC Downtown Cafe

Tampa

$10 $5

Breakfasts made from scratch, fully loaded cheeseburgers, and gyros satisfy appetites alongside sweeter options such as housemade pastries

Bar Food at Hogan's Beach (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Hogan's Beach

Rocky Point

$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

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food at Big City Grill, Co. ($20 Value)

Big City Grill Co.

Brandon

$10 $5.50

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

$6 for $10 Worth of Coffee — Cafe Charlie

Cafe Charlie

Clearwater

$10 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 Gift Card Plus $5 Bonus Card for Tex-Mex at Tijuana Flats

Tijuana Flats

On Location

$25 $20

Hormone-free chicken, pork, and steak fill burritos, tostadas, and chimichangas; vegetarian dishes made with lard-free beans

Appetizers with Draft Beer or Wine for Two or Four at 2 Palms Bar & Bistro (Up to 55% Off)

2 Palms Bar & Bistro

Clearwater

$19.99 $10

Shrimp-cocktail, fried green beans, and chicken-finger appetizers complement draft beers and house wine

$10 for $20 Worth of Latin-American Food and Drinks at Monserrate Restaurant Bar & Grill

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

$16 for $30 Worth of Korean Cuisine at Rice Restaurant & Market

Rice Restaurant & Market

Town N County Park

$30 $16

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Korean barbecue, stir-fry, stews, and noodle dishes pair with small plates of sautéed, blanched, and pickled vegetables

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Comfort Food at Eatz ($20 Total Value)

Eatz

Clearwater

$10 $5.50

Diner dishes out homemade comfort food such as meatloaf melt with fries, chicken pot pie, fish and chips, baked potato soup, and carrot cake

$23 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine and Drinks at Cesare's at the Beach

Cesare's at the Beach

Clearwater

$40 $23

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Family recipes steer creation of housemade pastas, handcrafted desserts, and entrees of chicken, veal, and seafood

Italian Cuisine for Two or Four at The Roman Forum (50% Off)

The Roman Forum

Carrollwood

$30 $15

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Chefs prepare classic Italian staples alongside more creative dishes such as crispy tomato skins served with a smoky chipotle sauce

$12 for $20 Worth of Thai Dinner and Sushi for Two at Joto Thai Sushi Clearwater

Joto Thai Sushi Clearwater

Clearwater

$20 $12

Pan-Asian menus includes Thai noodle stir fry, sushi, teriyaki, and massaman curry

7-Course Catering Tasting Menu at City Fish Seafood Grill & Chophouse (Up to 50% Off)

City Fish Seafood Grill & Chophouse

Oldsmar

$170 $85

Seven-course tasting menu featreing delicacies reserved for celebrity clientele

Lava-Rock Meal with Wine and Dessert for Two or Four at Cork N Brew Bistro (Up to 48% Off)

Cork N Brew Bistro

Clearwater

$66 $35

Scallops, lamb, and filet mignon cooked at the table on an 824°F lava rock

$11 for $20 Worth of Grill Food for Two or More at Uncle Mike's Smokehouse

Uncle Mike's Smokehouse

Plant City

$20 $11

Sweet potato fries, slow-smoked pork shanks, buffalo chicken wraps, and freshwater catfish

$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Dinner Cuisine for Two at Desi Tadka

Desi Tadka

Oldsmar

$20 $12

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International wines and imported beer complement traditional curry, rice, and tandoori dishes from the Punjab region

$22 for $40 Toward Lunch or Dinner at Ocean Blue Sushi Bar

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

$16 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Thai Food for Dinner for Two or More at Bangkok Jazz Thai Restaurant

Bangkok Jazz

Bangkok Jazz

$30 $16

Diners sample curries, noodles, fried rice, marinated meats, and other dishes from Thailand, accompanied on Friday nights by live jazz

$11 for $20 Worth of Dine-In or Carryout Pizzeria Food at Marco's Pizza

Marco's Pizza

Improvement League of Plant City

$20 $11

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Pizzas crafted with housemade dough and secret-recipe sauce with bread topped with cheese and garlic butter

$13 for Mexican Food and Drinksr at Casa Ramos Tampa ($22 Value)

Casa Ramos Tampa

Tampa

$22 $13

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

$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Dinner at Wasabi Japanese Steak House

Wasabi Japanese Steak House

Plant City

$30 $15

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Sushi rolls infused with fresh fish, hibachi-grilled filet mignon, chicken teriyaki, and udon noodle soups

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian and Greek Fare at ABC Pizza in Plant City

ABC Pizza

Plant City

$20 $11

Grinders, gyros & pizzas served in eatery founded by Greek brothers

$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Food and Drinks for Two at Saffron Indian Cuisine

Saffron Indian Cusine

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

$17 for $30 Worth of Seafood and Steak at Aquafinz

Aquafinz

North Tampa

$30 $17

Ultrafresh seafood, such as fresh-from-the-Gulf grouper, Maine lobster tails, and Alaskan snow crab served with New York strip steaks

Dine-In Pizza Meal or Italian Food for Takeout at Primos II Pizzeria (Up to 49% Off). Three Options Available.

Primos II Pizzeria

Cleveland Heights

$29 $15

Although it specializes in pizzas, such as eggplant and meat lover's varieties, eatery also serves calzones, strombolis, hoagies, and pasta

$8 for $16 Worth of Cuban Cuisine at Havana Delights Cafe

Havana Delights Cafe

Downtown Bartow

$16 $8

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Specialty cuban sandwiches with layers of freshly roasted pork, grilled steak, and spanish sausage on homemade bread

Seafood and American Cuisine For Two or More at Lunch or Carry-Out at JFD's Seafood House (Up to 45% Off)

JFD's Seafood House

Downtown Bartow

$20 $11

Laid-back seafood spot promises oysters, crab cake baskets, mahi mahi tacos, and non-fish options including pasta, barbecue, and burgers

Afternoon Tea for Two or Four, Two Dozen Scones, or Lunch for Two at Day Breaks Tea Emporium (Up to 52% Off)

Day Breaks Tea Emporium

Bartow

$29.90 $15

Pots of hot tea or flavored iced tea accompany scones, fresh fruit, and finger sandwiches

Evening of Asian Delights Meal for Two or Four at Zen Forrest (39% Off)

Zen Forrest

New Port Richey

$74.35 $45

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Dishes from Asian countries such as China, Korea, Japan, and Malaysia infused with American and other international flavors

Hibachi Cuisine and Sushi, Valid Monday–Thursday or Any Day at Kumo Japanese SteakHouse (Up to 47% Off)

Kumo Japanese Steakhouse

Caloosahatchee

$30 $16

Hibachi menu with meats and veggies grilled tableside is supplemented by a sushi menu with 27 specialty rolls

Burgers, Sandwiches, and Classic American Food at Belly's Grill (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Belly's Grill

Lakeland

$10 $5

Classic fare is amped up with hand-pattied, grilled-to-order burgers made of ground chuck and fresh toppings such as fried egg and slaw

American and Italian Food for Parties of Two or Four at Anthony's on the Blvd (Up to 50% Off)

Anthony's on the Blvd

Cape Coral

$20 $11

Best of the Cape–winning eatery serves up American and Italian classics ranging from steaks to calamari and pasta dishes

Fresh Seafood Meal for Two or $15 for $30 Worth of Fresh Seafood at Three Fishermen Seafood

Three Fishermen Seafood

Multiple Locations

$56.91 $27

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Freshly caught fish, crab, and oysters headline a menu with cheese grits, frog legs, and gator tail

$16 for $30 Worth of Greek Cuisine and Drinks at Nomiki’s Plakka Greek Restaurant

Nomikis Plakka Greek Restaurant

Cypress Lake

$30 $16

Warm stuffed pitas and authentic platters of lamb and fish prepped by owner with Greek roots

Upscale Italian Cuisine at Il Tesoro (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Il Tesoro

Sanibel

$50 $25

Italian sausage, fresh grilled seafood, classic pastas, and other Old World Italian dishes are featured on this menu

Greek Food for Two or Takeout at Plaka II Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Plaka II Restaurant

Iona

$20 $11

Greek food such as roast lamb and pastitsio—pasta, ground beef, and parmesan cheese topped with béchamel sauce

Italian Cuisine at Starz Italian Restaurant & Pub (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Starz Italian Restaurant & Pub

Multiple Locations

$40 $25

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Made-from-scratch sauces and pizza dough, fresh pasta, and locally sourced ingredients shine in classic Italian dishes

Hibachi Cuisine and Sushi for Two or More at Kumo Japanese Steak House & Sushi (43% Off)

Kumo Japanese Steak House & Sushi

Fort Myers

$30 $17

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Hibachi chefs put on a show as they grill meat and seafood; sushi chefs fold fresh fish into colorful rolls

Café Food and Drinks at European American Bakery Cafe (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

European American Bakery Cafe

Fort Myers

$20 $11

Cafe menu features hand-made sandwiches and gourmet omelets; catering menu pleases parties with platters of mini sandwiches and pastries

$11 for $20 Worth of Barbecue and Drinks for Two or More at ON Q Smokehouse Grill

ON Q Smokehouse Grill

San Antonio

$20 $11

Smoked, grilled, and fried delights include ribs, sausage, pulled pork, and seafood

$10 for Drinks and Cocktails at Brew Hounds Sports Lounge

Brew Hounds Sports Lounge

Auburndale

$20 $10

Parties share beers and cocktails as they watch sports, play darts, or shoot pool

$18 for Three Groupons, Good for $10 Worth of Drinks at The Grind Coffee House & Roaster ($30 Value)

Grind Coffee House and Roaster

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

In addition to coffee, espresso drinks, and tea, cafe serves breakfast foods such as danishes and lunch fare such as sandwiches

Select Local Merchants

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

You'll never find a packet of dry spaghetti noodles, nor a bag of frozen ravioli, in the kitchen at Giuseppe's Ristorante. That's because the restaurant's Italian-born chef, Eduardo, insists on making every piece of pasta from scratch. He rolls out thin layers of eggy dough to make fresh ravioli, butterfly-shaped farfalle, and long, flat fettuccine noodles perfect for sopping up sauce or lassoing morsels from your date's dinner plate.

After Eduardo has cut and shaped these pastas, he serves them up with proteins such as calamari, salmon, or tender veal, and sauces such as marsala or creamy b?chamel. Just-baked pizzas, salads, and a selection of gluten-free pasta dishes round out the menu. Servers prepare coffee drinks, pour wine, and serve beer?including Italian imports such as Moretti La Rossa. For dessert, try the made-from-scratch zeppole pastry or the affogato, which pairs rich espresso with creamy ice cream.

1900 Main St.
Sarasota,
FL
US

Nina Lakatos and Lynn Morris, two actual girls, wanted to live healthier lifestyles. They tried combining juices and raw, plant-based vegan foods and discovered that they "made them feel fantastic." Their friends took notice of the duo's improved health and energy and became curious about how to live such a lifestyle. Being a professional chef and professional photographer, the two knew how to make good food and how to make their good food look good, too. So, they started Two Girls Food, making fresh juices and vegan entrees each morning from scratch and delivering them to customers around town. They also offer pickup service in the morning at two locations.

15 Beneva Rd.
Sarsota,
FL
US

Former pro baseball player Shane William Rawley helms Shaner's Restaurant, where an arm that pitched 12 seasons in the major leagues now hoists menus of Italian and American food. The menu features burgers and sandwiches such as italian sausage and roast beef, alongside thin-crust pizzas such as the five-cheese white pizza and the supreme, boasting a medley of meat and vegetables. Sports games play on 14 high-definition televisions throughout the dining room, which also makes way for dancing powered by the tunes of a live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights.

1923 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota,
FL
US

Oftentimes, those who find success in a given venture continually try to replicate their initial victory. But when Sean Murphy and Susan Timmins, owners of the award-winning Beach Bistro, were conceptualizing a new restaurant, they decided to go in a brand new direction. That direction was Eat Here, a more casual eatery with chef-crafted food in a charmingly stripped-down atmosphere. Instead of elegant stemware, there's mismatched cutlery from vintage stores; rather than fresh roses, there are sunflowers in old wine bottles.

The approach is working?Eat Here has emulated its big sibling's spot in Florida Trend's Golden Spoon Hall of Fame by winning Best New Restaurant awards from the same publication. The menu has a definite sense of humor (see the Better Than Any Frenchman's onion soup) and exciting presentations of luxury ingredients, such as lobster tacos and ice cubes shaped like gold bars. Complementing the selection of wild-caught seafood, wood stone pizzas, and revived American favorites are handcrafted cocktails, including lemongrass caipirinhas and watermelon mojitos.

1888 Main St
Sarasota,
FL
US

Each morning, Word of Mouth Downtown greets the sun with a breakfast of homespun comfort food. Everything from homemade corned-beef hash with sliced tomatoes and eggs to buttermilk pancakes topped with fruit, nuts, or chocolate chips joins a mountain of freshly baked scones and croissants. "Go for the muffin and order it grilled," recommends Sarasota Magazine. "Sounds odd, tastes delicious."

When lunch rolls around, orders shift away from omelets and coffee to soups, salads, and sandwiches. BLTs appear alongside specialty snacks such as a Cuban-style panini and the 8-ounce WOM burger. The best setting to enjoy these bites if you're a dog owner? On the canine-friendly patio, where dogs can munch on a handful of treats, drink a bowl of ice-cold water, and wear a napkin folded up to look like a little hat.

711 S Osprey Ave.
Sarasota,
FL
US