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Darwin's on 4th

1525 4th Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-343-2165
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Ranked #68 of 829 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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
Cuisines: Contemporary, Brew Pub
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Asheville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

One of the best meals of our stay in siesta key/Sarasota. We arrived late in the evening close to closing time and were a bit concerned about the empty parking lot and restaurant... I sure am glad that didn't shy us away from this marvel!!! Oh my goodness, from the outstanding service to the tasty brews and cocktails then to... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Nice atmosphere, music was great, food was good, but disappointed in the $20 corking fee!! Would have preferred having a policy of not allowing byo, rather than charging an exorbitant fee!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very unique Peruvian cuisine. Reservations are important. For Sarasota, a good bar scene. There is nothing on the menu that you could go wrong on. My favorite is the Octopus Tiradito, but the braised beef is just as tasty. Always the freshest ingredients or they don't serve it. My friends love the Atun (seared Tuna). Good wine list, and an... More

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essex
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

you have just got to try this place, tucked away on 4th avenue but really worth looking for. We will make sure to visit each time we come to the area.

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Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great atmosphere and interior layout for couples, friends and groups. Servers are attentive and make suggestions by engaging the table. I rarely see that. Menu is Peruvian in approach but I saw awesome burgers as well as salads. I will definitely be back.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great place..Has open kitchen concept. Short Rib was amazing..Waitress was very helpful.Has a brewery inside restaurant inside seperate bar where there was live music playing. GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! !

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Absolutely one of the best meals..if not the best we have had in Sarasota! We are talking first class food! Incredible flavors. Love the Peruvian seasoning. The Beef Cerviche excellent...Short Ribs excellent, beef stir fry so exciting with a great melding of favors! This is a special place!

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went for dinner Saturday Night 7-12-14 after hearing some good things about the establishment. Upon arriving they seated us in an area that was so warm we had to be moved. After arriving in the second table again the area was very warm. We requested the waitress to see if she could have the AC lowered and she did... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Perhaps it was the sultry summer night, the companion or the cocktails.... We sampled, nibbled, imbibed and felt the inhibitions slip away. We ordered more. Tostones, ceviche, ta-co-cho, and why don't we select another bottle of wine? Let's try the tangerine beer braised greens and truffle risotto. Can you bring us a basket of bread? Even the village vegan can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife & I went here for a date night while the kiddos were at VBS. We had the ceviche, pork tacos, seabass, a couple mojitos. Everything was excellent. Even though we ordered our drinks during happy hour, they didn't skimp. Very tasty! The one downer for me was my cherry mojito was made with maraschino cherries. Still a good... More

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