I just have to write about the incredible experience I had at Farlows On The Water in Englewood. From the minute we walked in until our last after-dinner drink, it was a fun, fantastic experience.
I noticed a lot of empty parking lots at Englewood restaurants while driving to dinner, but the lot at Farlows was packed. It didn't take long to find out why. We had to wait a short time for the table, but that just gave us a chance to visit the bar which had our top shelf favorites. The atmosphere was like we had been dropped off on a Caribbean Island instead of Englewood. We could look out through the tropical gardens to the water that reflected the setting sun.
When we were seated, the service was prompt and friendly. And the food was delicious! It was easy to tell that the fish we ordered was fresh. The tropical sauces on the seafood had incredible flavor. This was by far the best meal I've had in a long, long time. Sorry Tampa, Sarasota and Naples -- this is the best restaurant on the West Coast of Florida.
After dinner, we moved to the outdoor bar to listen to the live music. Our bartender was entertaining and mixed a great drink. A fantastic end to a perfect evening.