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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 - 10:00 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: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
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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
Good adult bar scene, great happy hour

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Patricia R
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Bradenton, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went to this excellent Peruvian restaurant last night, the food is excellent. They have lovely sushi and sashimi, combined with starters to share such as the spring rolls and lobster taco! The main courses were all very tasty, especially the pork chop and the duck. The restaurant is located in a very interesting building, and has a great bar at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Ate here after reading the reviews. One of the best meals ever! Our server Daniela was knowledgable & a pleasure. All her recommendations were right on target, from our cocktails through dessert For appetizers we shared Calamari, Maya Shrimp & Pork Tacos. All wonderful Dinner was Duck Breast with Truffle Oil Risotto. OMG wonderful. Melt in your mouth delicious. The... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had not been to Darwin's before, altho we knew about it and I had wanted to go several times earlier. One night we went with some friends and , man, what a treat. First of all, they make their own beer, its absolutely fresh and new, I tried a flight and found the one I loved. My spouse stayed... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We used to come here fairly regularly for the music. Always sat at the bar; bar staff very friendly, great mojitos, large selection of craft beers, yummy small plates (esp, as has been mentioned, the pork tacos -- love 'em!) Then we started coming for dinner -- another great experience. Like last night... had the tempura ceviche, which is The... More 

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Nokomis, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We've been to Darwin's several times now - both for happy hour and during regular dining hours. We've always had excellent food, drink, and service. We especially like the oven roasted pork taco but really, you can't go wrong. Their desserts are fantastic as well. The handcrafted beers and selection of mixed drinks just add to the list of wonderful... More 

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Vermont and Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We had a 7pm reservation. The hostess experience was good. She showed us to our table promptly, however the waitress was a bit more casual than we expected, greeting us more like we were at Chili's, and not appropriate for the price point and ambiance that we expected at Darwin's. We gave our drink order and then she came back... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have eaten here on several occasions and always enjoyed it but tonight Darwin's moved to my "favorite" spot. I think I drove my S.O. insane because I could not stop talking about how delicious my skirt steak was. The perfect balance of flavor made every morsel divine. The outside was charred nicely and cooked to a perfect medium rare... More 

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Kentucky
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Love Darwin's! Only problem we had was understanding our waitress. She didn't speak English very well and we like fresh ground pepper with our salad. She came over after we had started eating them after someone didn't come around to ask! Ding!!

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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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