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Wed, 2/21
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Sponsored by: Jack Dusty

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Exceptional Service
1. Exceptional Service
"we really loved the elegant setting and friendly, efficient service"
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2. Exquisite Views
2. Exquisite Views
"Beautiful patio dining overlooking marina."
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3. Unbeatable Entrées
3. Unbeatable Entrées
"delicious. My main was the Cioppino which is the best I have ever had"
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About
Experience vibrant waterfront seafood dining and craft cocktails at Jack Dusty. Blending a wide array of dining options with Sarasota, Florida's vibrant cultural lifestyle, our restaurant is ideal for even the most discerning palates.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Miniature martini’s and cocktails, starting at $25. Skimpy appetizers for $30. I love a good stop at a Ritz, but need an experience for 2 drinks and a tablespoon of fish dip. The conversations at the bar were so bougy, $25k vacation planning, Amex perks,...limited deals for the wealthy. Stop at the Westin instead.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Mark Sherwin, General Manager at Jack Dusty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 173suzannes, Thank-you for sharing your feedback with the TripAdvisor Community. Please accept my sincerest apology for your disappointment. Your comments have been shared with the appropriate leadership teams for their consideration and review so we may improve upon our service delivery to our guests....More

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Reviewed March 18, 2022

I made a reservation for 2 of us and when I arrived, the hostess wanted to seat us inside next to a large family. When I asked about a table outside, she said I didn't request outside. Deidre overheard our conversation and checked to see...if the table was reserved, and it was not, so we got to sit outside and have a beautiful view. Topher was our waiter and he went out of his way to explain the specials and the history of the restaurant. They both made our experience exceptional. I really appreciate them going the extra mile for us.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice table outside overlooking the quiet marina. Our server was good. Three of us ordered the lobster roll, warm lobster with butter on toasted brioche bread. The bread was really huge and overpowered the lobster, but it was tasty. Husband ordered a...cheeseburger which he didn't enjoy but he can be picky. Overall a nice lunch but probably won't return.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Mark Sherwin, General Manager at Jack Dusty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Debk6184, Thank-you for taking the time share your recent dining experience in our Signature Restaurant. Your kind comments regarding the service you received and the view from your table on the terrace are appreciated. In addition, while I am very sorry your husband didn’t...More

Reviewed December 22, 2023 via mobile

We dined here for breakfast, supper and late night snacks over 4 days during our stay at the Ritz. Great food and service every time!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 24, 2023

We live nearby, dined for Thanksgiving dinner and made reservations a few months in advance. The service was excellent and the food was good although average for the price point ($120 per person). It was annoying and insulting that we were seated outside on the...terrace on the bar side. Before we were seated, there were plenty of open tables on the main terrace where there is a beautiful view and live music entertainment. At the end of our meal, there were still open tables in this area. We were dressed well for the holiday so were we given a dud table location because we were not hotel guests? Although we live nearby on a small key over the bridge (new residents to area), we won't be repeat customers at Jack Dusty.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Mark Sherwin, General Manager at Jack Dusty, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2023

Dear Susan Z, Thank-you for taking the time to share your honest opinion with us and the Trip Advisor community. We appreciate your choosing our signature restaurant to celebrate Thanksgiving and are very sorry your expectations were not exceeded as that is always our goal....More

Reviewed November 21, 2023

This restaurant has beautiful views and great service. Dinner was however a huge disappointment. We had ceviche and fries for an appetizer and it was delicious. From their it went downhill. Salad was flavorless, and the grouper was bland. Sides that came with it (potatoes)...were not edible. Thankfully we had ordered their fries as an appetizer so they filled us up. However for well over $200 I don't want to be full, I want to be impressed. Sadly for dinner I was not. We also had breakfast here which was spot on. Absolutely delicious. I would go back for breakfast but not dinner. So disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Mark Sherwin, General Manager at Jack Dusty, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2023

Dear GreatEscapes Travel, Thank-you for taking the time to let us know about your recent dining experiences in our Signature Restaurant. I am very sorry we failed to meet your expectations and take your comments very seriously. Your feedback has been shared with my senior...More

Reviewed November 13, 2023 via mobile

My wife had the squash soup, and loved it. I had the Shrimp and Andouille sausage in cheese grits. Just the perfect amount of spice.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 8, 2023

Nice atmosphere although we were told we could not eat outside because tables were booked although I think the restaurant was trying to consolidate service on one side of the outdoor deck because there were plenty of outdoor tables during our dinner. The seasonal spinach...salad with very good. The short rib pappardelle had a flavor we did not care for (? Red wine finish) so we did not eat a lot of the dish. Prince were a bit high due to being at the Ritz Carlton.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Laura Lowe, General Manager at Jack Dusty, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2023

Dear G3307KCcatherined, Thank-you for sharing your honest opinion with us and the TripAdvisor community. We truly appreciate your constructive feedback as it serves as a valuable tool as we strive to improve our service delivery. Please accept my sincerest apology for your disappointment with your...More

Reviewed October 31, 2023

Me and my boyfriend went for the breakfast buffet and bottomless mimosas, it was amazing!! There was much more than pictured, I went back for two plates and I normally do not eat breakfast :)

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed July 9, 2023

The first time my wife and I dined at the Jack Dusty restaurant in the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Sarasota, Florida, we were swept away by a huge wedding reception and a conference of Florida citrus growers. Fortunately, they didn't have reservations at the Jack...Dusty, a classy restaurant/bar/lounge featuring a coastal cuisine with indoor/outdoor dining overlooking a marina. Located at 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, off North Tamiami Trail, near the bridge that connects downtown Sarasota to St. Armands Key, it is the centerpiece of the hotel's dining options, which include Ridley's Porch, Lido Key Tiki Bar, Golf Club Grille, Coffee Corner and Kemp's Market. Open from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Sunday, 7 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, Jack Dusty offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with cushy surroundings. For dinner, we started with Classic Shrimp Cocktail, conch and shrimp chowder and Caesar salad with romaine hearts, kale leaves, marinated white anchovies, Castellano olives, garlic croutons and parmesan reggiano with chicken breast. I said it was a classy venue, right? Would you expect anything less from Ritz Carlton? For her entree, my wife chose roasted grouper with Carolina rice, bacon jam and corn puree. I opted for a six-ounce beef tenderloin with mashed potatoes, garlic broccoli and cabernet sauce. For dessert, we shared a portion of sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream and a warm brownie with vanilla ice cream. It's the only time I wore the sports jacket I brought along for the vacation. Considering the atmosphere, I felt right at home.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 25, 2023

Atmosphere, service and food was wonderful until I was charged for a very expensive bill. I offered to pay for my friends birthday event. She was informed through email it would be on ONE check and it was stated several times by the server. I...was shown the amount on ONE receipt. Somehow, I paid almost double for what was supposed to be under 2K. The signature on the 2nd receipt was not mine. The copy of the receipts were even sent to me, yet the difference in signatures and my appeal was ignored. Not only am I being refused a refund for the extra charge with a forged signature, but no action was taken by the company after I left my contact information to resolve the issue. I was sent to the same 3 extensions multiple times and never contacted again (was told it would be the same day). I had to reach out myself in order to try to fix the issue. This entire situation has been one of the most unprofessional experiences I have dealt with and I work in the restaurant industry. I've never left a review on anything. -Thought the public should know so you don't get any unauthorized payments when you go to visit. Pay with cash.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Rajesh Khubchandani, General Manager at Jack Dusty, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2023

Dear ruthtl155OUZ, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent dining experience in our signature restaurant. Providing the highest level of hospitality is our priority and I sincerely apologize that we failed to meet your expectations. My colleague who has...More

Reviewed May 18, 2023

Atmosphere is ultra casual. Mediterranean salad was good. Steak dinner was very good. Shrimp pasta was so so - shrimp were cut up very small pieces instead of nice large whole shrimp, sauce was good and pasta itself was heavy. Service was good but not...outstanding. Enjoyable dinner but not what we would have expected from a Ritz Carlton.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Rajesh Khubchandani, General Manager at Jack Dusty, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2023

Dear 262noreend, Thank-you for sharing your dining experience with the TripAdvisor Community! Our culinary team is continuously innovating to improve their offerings for our guests and appreciate any and all feedback as they plan next quarter’s menu changes. We are grateful you chose our signature...More

Reviewed March 16, 2023 via mobile

This is the restaurant in the Ritz Sarasota. We had a family dinner there. First, the good. The space is beautiful and if you eat outside you can watch a nice sunset (outside definitely preferable to inside, which is a little sterile). The service was...great, very attentive (they all address you by name and the cadence of their interactions is appropriate). Now, for the bad - the food. We ordered a number of items on the menu, including apps, fish, salad, chicken. Nothing we had would be out of place at middle-of-the-road family restaurant. The red fish had a sauce that lacked sophistication and subtlety. It was very heavy and the butter/cream overwhelmed the dish. The potato wedges and calamari would have been right at home at any tgi Friday’s. Sorry, but for the price I would have expected a lot better. Bottom line - great place for a drink but go elsewhere for food.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Laura L, General Manager at Jack Dusty, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2023

Dear socaltrek91, Thank-you for sharing your honest opinion with us and the TripAdvisor community. We truly appreciate your kind comments towards our ladies and gentlemen as well as your constructive feedback which will serve as a valuable tool as we strive to improve our service...More

Reviewed March 12, 2023

Everything was delicious. The atmosphere was upscale Floridian. The S'mores dessert was definitely a treat. All of the staff were friendly. The server was helpful steering us to some excellent choices.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed December 29, 2022

We ate lunch outside, which had lovely views.. The server and hostess were friendly and our food was good. We just had salads so I can’t speak to their entrees.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Thank you for the info. I am a bit hesitant. I will check out the new menu. It can't be any worse then what it was. Such a shame to have served such mediocre food and menu in such a beautiful setting.
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You will see casual to semi-formal depending on what's going on there that day. I went on a day they had a dance contest and there were gowns everywhere. So cool. When I go I see lots of casual pants, cute tops, some sexy... More
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I actually saw a small dog right inside the restaurant. It was yapping and nipping at diners. ankles. Nobody from the Ritz Carlton staff asked the owner to take the dog out. So I guess the answer is yes.
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