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Libby's Cafe & Bar

1917 South Osprey Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239
+1 941-487-7300
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Ranked #106 of 859 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hillview Ave.
Transit: Within 1 block
Description: Lively and casually sophisticated Libby's Cafe + Bar has won over the hearts and palates of Sarasota diners and visitors since opening in October 2008. Its Modern American cuisine includes creative Asian and Italian influences with small and large plate options. Whether it’s enjoying a Happy Hour special, lunch, Sunday Brunch, dinner or a special occasion event in the private dining room, value, quality and service consistency is paramount for this family owned café that thrives on genuine hospitality.
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English first
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219 reviews 219 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We eat out a lot but our recent brunch at Libby's was so good it will stick in our minds for a long time! The restaurant itself is very attractive and welcoming. While there is a nice seating area outside - we sat in as there was chill in the air. Inside the decor is wood and warm and white... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I found this restaurant on line and decided to give it a try. I'm glad to say it was a great choice. Th food was great, and the service was excellent. Chloe, our server, was very helpful and very pleasant. The Wasabi Tuna was delicious, as well as the sweet corn and clam chowder my husband had. The short ribs... More 

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Avon by the Sea, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at Libby's. There is indoor as well as outdoor eating. We ate indoors and Heather provided very good service. Out meals were excellent and presentation was special. My husband had the lettuce wedge which looked and tasted great. We hope to return for another fabulous meal.

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Sarasota, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We went for dinner this time with a friend who was in from out of town. She loved the artsy atmosphere and the food was excellent. We had only been for brunch before so was happy to get to try the dinner menu. I had the NY Strip special with a baked potato, excellent quality. My husband had the pan... More 

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Oakville, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere, food & selection. A special place for special occasions or just when you want to splurge.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

There were nine of us out for dinner, we went to Libby's and all of us chose their price prix menu. They were busy, it was very noisy and some how our reservation got mixed up as they sat us on a round table for 6/7, we made do. We arrived at just before 5.30pm and ate our entrée at... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado, Usa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Had lunch before theatre. We ordered and were served quickly. Had a flatbread pizza type dish which was way too salty, but i ate it anyway since there was no time to reorder anything. We arrived just as they opened. In a very cute area of town where there are many good dining spots. Look forward to returning when the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Thank you Libby's for being a wonderful venue in Sarasota. I had marvelous wine(had a bottle of Montrachet) and food (tuna tartare) with you in January. My friend had a pinot and the ribs. I look forward to my next trip and visiting you in February. Your extensive menu is a challenge in this coming year.

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East Hampton, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Interesting assortment of small and large plate dishes that's unlike most Sarasota restaurants. Lively bar and few of the traditional dishes that appeal to the older crowd in this town. Excellent crabcakes, fried oysters and shrimp. One of the better beer and wine selections in tow

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We've been to this restaurant a number of times before, that is the only reason I won't say that I wouldn't return. But, if yesterday's experience repeats itself, we'll definitely stay away. We had brunch reservations at 12:30 and were seated quickly. It was 1:25 before we received any food. Seriously? The restaurant was not packed and there seemed to... More 

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Additional Information about Libby's Cafe & Bar

Address: 1917 South Osprey Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239
Phone Number: +1 941-487-7300
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Contemporary

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