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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


$8 - $28
American, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Chilled Butternut Squash Soup
Cashew pesto, sweet soy
Wild Mushroom Bisque
With truffled rye croutons
Shaved Brussel Sprouts
Butternut squash, pecans, nueskes bacon, raisins, maple vinaigrette.
Arugula Salad
Roasted mushrooms. Shaved fennel, apples, dijon tarragon dressing, tomme
Parmesan Beignets
City" honey. Parmesan, pears, thyme
Pork Belly
Fig and‏ balsamic glaze, blue cheese mousse, crunchy wontons
My Uncle's Burger
Special mix of grass red beef, cheddar, bacon marmalade, indigenous sauce, pickled stuff, duck rat roasted potatoes
Shrimp and Red Peas
Sea island red peas, poblanos, smoked onion, corn bread croutons, shrimp and tomato veloute
Lamb and Lamb
Seared center cut lamb loin, lamb spareribs, cranberry, pistachio and kale quinoa
Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs
Root vegetable and potato gratin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us had dinner on Friday night and the whole experience was wonderful. I had a yellow eyed snapper which was delicious and artfully presented. The homemade ice cream was Italian espresso and it was the very essence of espresso flavor in an ice...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank BGreen16
Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

We go almost weekly, with the menu staying fresh seasonally and several nightly specials it never gets old. Chef has received many accolades and deserves all and more. The only criticism I have seen that is true; but not appropriate- is the lack of “steak...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Chad_stewart
Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

This charming dimly lit restaurant in a residential neighborhood offers sustainable seafood and local ingredients. Parmesan cheese beignets, mushroom bisque (thick), crudo, assorted pickled peppers and vegetables for appetizers. The hook to fork was swordfish with a corn soufflé that was more cornbread. The plentiful...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank lildoh
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

We had read several great reviews about the restaurant in a hotel magazine and on T.A. The restaurant is a cute little house close to downtown Sarasota. It is beautifully decorated inside and out and the servers were wonderful. We have a gluten free dietary...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank lindakD1989XW
Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

Celebratory dinner for my Dad & his girlfriend’s birthdays. Service is impeccable. Food is phenomenal and incredibly presented. Thank you so very much for making this a special evening.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ShanesDriver
Reviewed June 22, 2019

As usual the food was great - we visit Sarasota every year from the UK, as we have a timeshare on Lido Key. We discovered Indigenous a few years ago and have been going every time we are in Sarasota. We love the ethics of...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank hamilhboo
Reviewed June 21, 2019

Indigenous is a little off the beaten path, but well worth the effort. There is ample lot parking (for a charge, like all of Sarasota) across the street from the restaurant. It's a charming, coastal cottage with a tin roof and a wide veranda for...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank PattyOjeda
Reviewed June 16, 2019

Went there last night with 6 people. We sat at a table on the porch and even in the pouring rain it was a great experience. This restaurant is tucked away in a romantic setting in Towles court. Chad was our waiter and he was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank russell g
Reviewed June 10, 2019

This is by far our favorite restaurant in Sarasota, mainly because of the outstanding food served. The staff and service is excellent, friendly, helpful. The ambiance, with a casual vibe, gets 5 stars, but the quirky menu, careful prep, right-sized portions, eye appeal, unusual and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Francesca J
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Been here a couple times and it was delicious both times. Expensive, but fresh and local. Nice wine selection. Best dish is the crudo on radish. But the salad with dates, grilled cauliflower vegetarian dish, Mahi mahi daily special and wild mushroom soup (while small)...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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May 23, 2017|
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Response from PeterAL10 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know if Indigenous offers gift certificates.
April 22, 2017|
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Response from karenjH9561TR | Reviewed this property |
Yes ask for a table in the wine cottage🍷😎
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