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The Coolinary - CLOSED

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STARTERS
$8.0
Hungarian "Gulyas" (Goulash) Soup
Beef, Carrots, Potatoes, Celeriac, Hungarian Paprika
$9.0
Cauliflower Patties
Oven Roasted Cauliflower, Yogurt Mint Sauce
$13.0
Beef Tartare
Gluten Free without Baguette. Hand Chopped Tenderloin, Wasabi Aioli, Pickle Assortment, Baguette
$12.0
BBQ St. Louis Ribs
Floridian Roasted Red Potatoes, House Coleslaw
$13.0
Shrimp PiriPiri
Gluten Free without Bruschetta. Garlic, Chili, Bruschetta
$10.0
Buffalo Wings
Fried Chicken Wings, Blue Cheese Sauce
$8.0
"Langos" (Hungarian Frybread)
Sour Cream with Garlic, Sausage Chips, Cheddar
$9.0
Grilled Hungarian Sausage
Gluten Free without Baguette. Handmade Hungarian Sausage, "Lesco" (Hungarian style Ratatouille) Baguette
SALADS
$7.0
Caesar Salad
Romaine Hearts, Gluten Free Croutons, Parmesan Shavings, house-made Caesar Dressing
$12.0
Almond Crusted Goat Cheese Salad
Panko Almond Crusted Chevre, Mixed Greens, Balsamic Marinated Apples, Toasted Almonds, Balsamic Vinaigrette
$14.0
Seafood Salad
Calamari, Scallops, Shrimps, Lemon Dressing
$11.0
Kale Salad
Kale, Quinoa, Beets, Goat Cheese, Walnuts
MEAT & FISH
$18.0
Greek Chicken Kebab
Greek Salad, Yogurt Mint Sauce
$22.0
Hungarian Chicken "Paprikas"
Paprika Braised Half Chicken, Home-made Spaetzle, Sour Cream, Pickle Assortment
$24.0
Rosé Duck Breast
Sweet Potato "Risotto," Steamed Kale, Dried Cranberries, Pecans
$21.0
Pork Schnitzel
Pork Tenderloin, Potato Salad with Mayo, Chives
$15.0
"Hunger" Hungarian Burger
Burger Stuffed in "Langos", Caramelized Onions, Cheddar, Bacon Mixed, Salad, Roasted Potatoes, Spicy Mayo
$23.0
Braised Beef Stew
Home-made "Kase" Spaeztel, Hungarian "Paprikash" Sauce, Pickle Assortment
$29.0
8 Oz. Angus Beef Filet Mignon
Roasted Potatoes, Asparagus, Sherry-Pepper Sauce
$23.0
Wild Salmon
Cauliflower, Baby Spinach, Veggie, Creamy Cauliflower Sauce
$25.0
Florida Red Snapper
Green Pea Risotto, Snow Pea, Veggie, Toasted Almonds, Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce
$28.0
Pan Seared Scallops with Shrimp
Jumbo Scallops, Shrimp, Veggie Quinoa, Mango Salsa
VEGETARIAN & VEGAN
$17.0
Grilled Polenta with Mushroom Sauce
Green Beans, Grilled Mushrooms, Veggie
$16.0
Green Pea "Black & White" Risotto
Grilled Veggie, Shaved Parmesan
$15.0
Veggie Tower
Roasted Eggplant,Broccolini, Zucchini, Bell Peppers, Asparagus, Onions, Pesto
$16.0
Vegan Sweet Potato "Risotto"
Kale, Toasted Pecans, Dried Cranberries, Orange-Curry Sauce
SIDES
Floridian Roasted Red Potatoes
Sauteed Spinach
Hand-Cut French Fries
Mashed Potato
Sautéed Spinach
Side Salad
Grilled Zucchini with Olives and Feta Cheese
Grilled Asparagus
Oven Roasted Cauliflower
Homemade Spaetzle
DESSERTS
$8.0
Hungarian "Dobos" Cake
$8.0
Tahiti Vanilla Crème Brulee
Gluten Free without Cookie
$8.0
Chocolate Cake
$8.0
Seasonal Cheesecake
AFTER DINNER DRINKS
$11.0
Bandy Alexander
Cognac, Creme de Cacao, Fresh Cream
$11.0
Grasshopper
Creme de Cacao, Creme de Menthe, Fresh Cream
$11.0
White Russian
Vodka, Kahlua, Fresh Cream
$11.0
Espresso Martini
Vodka, Kahlua, Espresso
$11.0
Irish Coffee
Coffee, Irish Whiskey, Fresh Cream
About
The Coolinary is an American infused European Gourmet Restaurant with an exciting and classy atmosphere. We provide healthy food with the art of handcrafted cocktails for a date night, casual business meeting, friends' get together or any special occasion which you would like to celebrate with your loved ones. Our ingredients are thoughtfully sourced and we strive to use local, healthy and gourmet products as much as we can. We are proud of our local providers and we are grateful to them for helping us to be part of this lively community. Our goal is to find the synergy between Europe, with the fusion of the tradition of the old continent, and the fascinating American creativity. Serving healthy,
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, European, Fusion, Hungarian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate at The Coolinary last week while on an opera vacation in Sarasota. We chose to eat at The Coolinary because it had been well reviewed and was a short walk to the Sarasota Opera. We arrived fairly early to make sure we had...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ken M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place. Good food. Owner Istvan is very personable. This restaurant is downtown in Sarasota and close to the theaters etc.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank lindapE9647EC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant because its website says they close 12 midnight on Fridays & Saturdays. We arrived around 8:30 and a after 9:30 the waitress insisted on cleaning the table and offer desserts. About 10:30 my husband asked for another drink (the bar...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Maria Marcela P
TheCoolinary, Owner at The Coolinary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Maria, I appreciate so much to share with us your honest opinion. We were so happy that you enjoyed our meal. Sorry about the inconvenience, we always strive to give the best service I will look further into this matter not just for this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our short stay in Sarasota we wanted to go downtown, explore the city and find a place for dinner. After checking out more than a half-dozen restaurants, we thought the menu of The Coolinary seemed interesting and decided to try it. It is on...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ralph K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Hungarian style restaurant in downtown Sarasota is a must visit! Excellent menu selection, exceptional professional staff, and marvelous preparation!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LancDynamicDuo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is amazing, service is excellent. The place is modern and cozy, I felt myself at home. They often have some exciting events.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AnitaKorsos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The goulash was so flavorful and the additional spices to add to it made it delicious. The goat cheese salad and the cauliflower patty and sauce were also very tasty. The wine list and cocktails offered are extensive and priced well. We will definitely return....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SusanP655
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with my wife yesterday. Stopped in once before but didn't stay because son is very picky. Glad we stayed this time but we loved our dining experience. Beautiful unique setup on 2nd floor. Duck was outstanding but wife would have liked a slightly...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Steve W
Reviewed February 15, 2019

My mom and I went to dinner with a friend who recommended this place. My mom isn't big on trying new foods, but I insisted she would like it. We all hesitantly liked the bread with the spread tasting like it had pickle in it...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank christie584
Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

Trappist Wheat by Big Top Beer is light and sweet. I had the special, Arugula and figs with duck was a taste extravaganza Medium rare Hungarian burger prepared in a stuffed bun was moist, delightful with sweet sautéed onions, a side salad and fingerling potatoes...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 685arminah
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