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Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar

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481 N Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5003
+1 941-706-1677
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 with onion/leek/kale/mushroom -- was outstanding. Tip: Asked to be seated in what I think they... More 

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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. More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 are probably suggested. The outdoor fireplace outside was a nice way to end our evening... More 

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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. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 as your enter. Incredible dinner. One of the best we've ever had in Sarasota. Veal... More 

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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. More 

Warren, New Jersey
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 even if you are getting "tired" of all the amazing seafood in this area. Dress... More 

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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. More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 offers a nice selection,and a generous pour. The French Onion Soup was the best I've... More 

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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. More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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, Brussels sprouts- which were undercooked but had good flavor, and duck fat potatoes - which... More 

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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. More 

Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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99 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Arthur, the co-owner and host, is a delight and his exuberant greeting sets the stage for a wonderful evening. The restaurant is beautifully furnished and subtly lit, so the atmosphere is relaxing and pleasing. The menu can be unusual--how many times have you seen antelope on a menu? The meat was excellent, btw, per the omnivore who ate it. The... More 

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Thank Ella923
Arthur_and_Ryan, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Ella923. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere and wine. We appreciate your feedback and will consider ways in which we can improve upon the vegetarian plate. It was wonderful serving you and we look forward to your next return. More 

Barrington, Illinois
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Pomona continues to hold up as one of the top 2 or 3 restaurants in Sarasota, and certainly my #1 pick for overall value. Dinner on New Years Eve was delightfully paced and our dinners were prepared beautifully. (Scallops and ravioli; Beef tournedos and vegetables.) Very nice waitress. Everything to like, nothing to complain about at all.

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

Thank you for sharing your experience, Eric! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your New Years Eve meal and we look forward to our next opportunity to be of service. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, Gluten Free Options
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?