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Darwin's on 4th

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Brew Pub, Peruvian, Contemporary
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1525 4th Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-343-2165
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 159
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Closed.

So sorry to have lost this most favorite restaurant. Just letting folks know they closed their doors a couple of weeks ago. I am truly going to miss the Octopus Tiradito. I lived for that tasty dish.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Mary Ann S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

So sorry to have lost this most favorite restaurant. Just letting folks know they closed their doors a couple of weeks ago. I am truly going to miss the Octopus Tiradito. I lived for that tasty dish.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I just read that Darin's on 4th is closing. The 'other' partner faults the high cost of kitchen help" as a prime factor. How about the fact that your restaurant went from top-rated to the bottom of the heap in a very short period of time because the quality of your food fell farther, and quicker, than the stock market... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had been to Darwin's about a year ago and forgot how wonderful it is! The meals were extra special. The preparations were amazing with flavors unmatched. The lighting was a bit too dark but everything else was so good, this didn't matter a great deal. We will definitely be back!

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Sarasota, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is one of the top rated restaurants in our neighborhood.......WELL that it is time for that to change. We were there tonight with a big group of Sarasota residents ! not vacationers and our service, food and level of respect was an insult to the food and restaurant owners of Sarasota DO NOT GO TO THIS PLACE !!!! Manager... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Nicely decorated, modern rustic, cozy. Menu based on Peruvian recipes but modified to satisfy discriminating palates. Excellent beer selection mostly from microbreweries. Wine selection somewhat limited but enough choices to complement your meal. We had the fixed menus as promoted during Savor Sarasota Week. Appetizer, entrées and desserts all very good, very close to the original ceviche taste but with... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I was lucky enough to tag along to a tasting event my friend Sara was invited to (so, full disclosure: yes, the meal was free). I've been to Darwin's several times before, and the thing that impresses me most is how truly comfortable/cozy this place is, even though the food is consistently delicious and presented artfully. In terms of atmosphere,... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is one of our go-to spots. Usually we head for the bar and make a meal of the appetizer and salad items. They make great ceviche and have a wonderful chopped salad. We always split the caramelized pear and goat cheese ice cream for dessert. Plus, they have their own beer brewery and have entertainment in the bar area.... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

There are certainly a LOT of restaurants in the Bradenton/SRQ area. Lot of them cater to a more exclusive clientele and a lot of them have the prices that are exclusive, but not the food to show for it. Even when all that stuff is in line, it seems like good service is exceptional difficult to find. This is what... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We went for happy hour, the tapas were great as were the mojitos and beer from Darwin's brewery. We will return for the happy hour and to try the restaurant. The bar and restaurant are nicely decorated, dark, and the service was excellent.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Took a large group of people here for Cocktails, followed by Dinner in the upstairs balcony... I have been here before and had spotty service, long waits for my check, so I was a little anxious. But I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy a lovely meal... (My ceviche was divine!) and great service! Everyone was thrilled! Whatever changes the management... More 

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Additional Information about Darwin's on 4th

Address: 1525 4th Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: 941-343-2165
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Brew Pub, Peruvian, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1525 4th Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-343-2165

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Brew Pub, Peruvian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?