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“Just OK” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Eat Here - CLOSED

Eat Here
1888 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-365-8700
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bistro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Links Ave
Description: Eat Here offers chef-driven, American artisan cookery. An emphasis on local product and fresh Gulf seafood served in presentations suitable for sharing and tasting. A casual neighborhood place, with a community table, featuring craft beers and wines. The rooftop bar, overlooking the fountain courtyard and the city of Sarasota, features specialty cocktails, classic martinis, charcuterie, and live music.
Sarasota, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We ate here twice;because our first experience wasn't as good as the reviews.So,to be fair, we tried again. The results were the same one dinner good(sea food stew) one not so good Mahi Mahi overcooked and dry. Last time the meat loaf was overcooked and the steak was very good.Appetizer was the Pate and that was great.Service is very good

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Eat there!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We were an hour early for our movie at the Regal theater and decided to walk past the Applebee's to see what was at the end of the block. Across the street was Eat Here. We had lobster tacos, salmon pizza, house french fries and some complimentary "gourmet" popcorn. Everything was great. Went back recently for a more formal dinner with friends and did a lot of sharing. The pot roast and the panko shrimp and the "heart attack" hot dog and the Mediterranean platter were all great. A little disappointed in the corn casserole, but only a little. I'm not sure I understand certain reviewers who complain about the fact that the food comes out sporadically (as soon as each dish is ready), because, at least on our visits, the waiters made it a point to "warn" us about that policy. Definitely going back soon.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nokomis, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Meant for a Good Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Eat Here is designed to give you a good time. The atmosphere and the set up invite you and your friends to come together, share a few different dishes, and enjoy eating there. It's not gourmet dining, but it's interesting, adequate, and fun. Try a variety of appetizers and main dishes with your friends, and you will not be disappointed.

Visited December 2012
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Angola, Indiana
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“Pre boat parade dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My husband and I made early reservations so we could have time to walk down to the Bay to watch the holiday boat parade. We were offered outdoor seating which we gladly accepted. It took a while for our two servers to come and explain how the menu worked. We ordered our cocktails and it took 10 minutes to get them. The restaurant wasn't crowded so we couldn't understand the delay. I ordered the full glass of wine vs the small glass. The full size was very small especially for the price they charged. Same held true for the martini glass. Don't chintz out on the cocktail glass size. Our orders came out at separate times, but they did explain upfront that could happen with the way they cook in the kitchen depending on what is ordered. Not really fun to eat when your partner doesn't have their food. However, the food was quite delicious, a white fish taco with savory sauces and a vegetable pizza, fresh and flavorful. The food would be enough to warrant a second visit.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We always go back to this place. The Food is very good and prices are reasonable. Love to sit outside and watch the scenery.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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