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Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar

) #124 of 677 Restaurants in Sarasota $$$$, International, Gluten Free Options
481 N Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5003
+1 941-706-1677
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“souffle” (10 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (8 reviews)
“charcuterie” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
International, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
DETAILS
481 N Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5003
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1 - 10 of 160 reviews

Reviewed April 10, 2017

Third visit (arranged by friends, otherwise it would not have occurred). The food is good but completely eclipsed by having to constantly do battle for attention. We finally received menus and a second pour of wine one hour after our arrival. We prevailed on a...More

Thank cooperpeterj
Reviewed April 1, 2017

Wonderful ambience, beautiful restaurant with a wide and varied menu chock full of natural, organic, locally sourced products, prepared with elegance and simplicity at the same time. Extraordinary desserts prepared in house, great service and simply a great place to eat.

Thank Derek H
Reviewed March 11, 2017

We were here with friends for an anniversary dinner, chose it from reviews. GOOD choice indeed. Of the things we ordered, the PEI mussels (in mustard/garlic/ saffron/wine) and veal sweetbreads (celery root puree, glazed shallots) were particularly excellent, and the whole stuffed branzino -- stuffed...More

Thank Stuart R
Arthur_and_Ryan, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Stuart R. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the PEI mussels and stuffed branzino. It was truly a pleasure serving you and we look forward to your next return.

Reviewed March 9, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner and a great experience. The food was great! Our waiter, Christian, was so attentive and was always there for us during the entire meal. The menu was very nice and the restaurant got very crowded after 8 pm so reservations...More

Thank relldy01
Arthur_and_Ryan, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, relldy01. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and outdoor fireplace. It was truly a pleasure serving you and we hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed March 7, 2017

Birthday dinner for my spouse. There was a large event going on in the courtyard outside and parking was difficult in the area. I'm glad we found a place. Loud table in a smaller room was distracting hence I recommend asking for the larger room...More

Thank Joseph M
Arthur_and_Ryan, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Joseph. We are so pleased you and your spouse chose to celebrate with us and enjoyed your meal. It was truly our pleasure serving you and we look forward to your next return.

Reviewed February 7, 2017

The vibe is urban modern with excellent food and a wonderful staff. Beautiful dining room and separate bar area. The bartenders are excellent as well making creative cocktails of their own invention as well as perfectly executed standards. The menu has enough variety for everyone...More

Thank slscottxny
Arthur_and_Ryan, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience, slscottxny. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the cocktails. It was truly our pleasure serving you and we look forward to your next return.

Reviewed February 1, 2017

You are warmly greeted the minute you walk in. Restaurant is small, but elegant in its own way. Service was impeccable. Limited menu, but my husband and I had no problem finding the perfect dishes. Food was excellent. Can't wait to go back.

Thank 282marthad
Arthur_and_Ryan, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, 282marthad. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and we look forward to your next return.

Reviewed January 31, 2017

You walk in and realize this is a really nice place. The host is very gracious and welcoming. Decor is understated elegance. Wait staff is smartly dressed but more important,they are knowledgeable. The menu is small but offers a number of great choices. The bar...More

Thank doug M
Arthur_and_Ryan, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Doug, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the French Onion Soup and sweetbread. It was a pleasure serving you and we look forward to your next return.

Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Very good food and great ambience. Customer service spectacular. The food was great! It didn't make me say oooooo and ahhhhh.

Thank Jade D
Arthur_and_Ryan, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience, Jade. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and would appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your comments. Please call Owner Arthur Lopes at 941-706-1677.

Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

It is one of the few restaurants where you can carry on a conversation. The food is good but expensive. The menu is relatively small. My husband had a branzino dinner which was very good. I ordered three vegetables off the a la cattle menu-spinach,...More

Thank Mary D
Arthur_and_Ryan, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Your feedback and satisfaction is important to us, Mary. I'd like the opportunity to learn more about your comments and look forward to speaking with you soon. Arthur Lopes, Owner. (941) 706-1677.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 481 N Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5003
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-706-1677