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Darwin's on 4th

1525 4th Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-343-2165
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Ranked #69 of 825 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Winter Haven, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

EXCELLENT Piscou sour!!!! Just like the ones we experienced in Miraflores, Lima, Peru. Our server, Daniela, a native of Peru was wonderful, pleasant and informative. Our disappointment was no causa, nor ceviche of the day. But I loved the Ceviche/Tiraditos sampling plate. Choose your own 3..PERFECT! Had Mayya Ceviche, Beef Ceviche and Tuna Tiraditos. All differently flavored, just the right... More

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Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

My wife, son and I decided to head out to a couple of Sarasota restaurants for appetizers and drinks. Darwin's on 4th was one of our stops. It was our first time there and we did enjoy it. We sat in the bar area which was nice for listening to the singer/guitar player. He provided good entertainment not too low... More

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

What can I say? Darwin's and Darwin himself have always equated to excellence in my mind longer than a decade now. Last night was about as aggravating a dinner as I've ever experienced; ditto for my wife, and our two dinner companions. First, there is a quote guitar player' who seemed to spend the night practicing and learning how to... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

You walk through a busy barn-size pub to get to the dining room where, at the far end, you can watch the cooks hard at work. The Peruvian dishes are superb and beautifully presented. The Savor Sarasota menu we chose from had each selection paired with a beer brewed on site. Frankly, the beer was often not the optimum accompaniment... More

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