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Element: Modern Mediterranean Grill
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Thu, 10/24
8:00 PM
Ranked #12 of 1,243 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $238
Description: Raining? Free covered valet parking. Parking and walking should never be a challenge. We'll pick you up and drop you off… call for our free local shuttle. Element is an upscale Modern Mediterranean Grill located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, Florida. Chef Nils Tarantik takes the classic dishes and flavors of southern Europe and imbues them with unique gastronomic twists and flares. The result is a timeless - yet boldly modern - dining experience. Element offers an extensive wine list and a craft cocktail bar as well as a private dining room, catering, & complimentary covered valet parking and shuttle service.
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Description: Raining? Free covered valet parking. Parking and walking should never be a challenge. We'll pick you up and drop you off… call for our free local shuttle. Element is an upscale Modern Mediterranean Grill located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, Florida. Chef Nils Tarantik takes the classic dishes and flavors of southern Europe and imbues them with unique gastronomic twists and flares. The result is a timeless - yet boldly modern - dining experience. Element offers an extensive wine list and a craft cocktail bar as well as a private dining room, catering, & complimentary covered valet parking and shuttle service.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is without a doubt one of the best ever. We were there on Friday evening (09/20/19) prior to going to a show in Sarasota. Our waiter Zack was amazing...attentive without being over bearing, very knowledgeable about the food and menu, extremely professional! The food was outstanding. I had the seafood skewers and my wife had the medallions of beef; both were among the best we've had anywhere. We have a group of people going to another show in the area and we've already made our reservations. If you're in the area and looking for an upscale dining experience then make sure you go here. You won't be disappointed!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank BuddyBrooklyn
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AbbyH824, Guest Relations Manager at Element: Modern Mediterranean Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good morning!

It pleases us to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your recent visit to element. Your praise of our food and Zack's excellent guest service is very much appreciated. We work to meet or exceed the expectations of all our guests, and we are happy to know that we did.

We are looking forward to your next visit to element and having the pleasure of serving you once again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hosted a breakfast for 45 women this morning at Element. It couldn't have been more successful! We wanted an intimate setting for conversation and we achieved it with their help. The staff was attentive and on top of everything, but quiet and unintrusive.

Even though they are not open for breakfast during the week, the chef created a beautiful menu for our guests. Large bowls of fruit, muffins and pastries were placed on the tables. A coffee, tea and juice station was easily accessable. Each guest was served a fritatta (which was gluten-free and vegan - satisfying all of the varied dietary restrictions I was given!) along with a champagne glass with granola and yogurt. The presentation was stunning and every bite delicious.

I look forward to hosting another event in this beautiful, inviting space with the most amazing service!

PS - even with a room full of energetic and lively guests, the accoustics were great and it wasn't too loud.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank juliah531
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AbbyH824, Guest Relations Manager at Element: Modern Mediterranean Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Juliah, for the kind review of element. We are flattered to have been chosen as the venue for this prestigious event, and it was our pleasure to serve your group.

We look forward to a similar opportunity to serve you in the future.

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Reviewed September 14, 2019

NYC GUEST IMPRESSED: I invited a friend from NYC out to dinner and wisely choose to dine at this establishment. Inspite of dining on a Saturday night, which is usually chaotic anywhere in town, the moment we entered this restaurant, from it's private, weather protected valet parking area located behind the restaurant, we were treated as VIP's. After confirming our reservation, the extremely polite and efficient, maitre de,James, informed us that he would have a very special table available for us in just a few minutes. Shortly after ordering a cocktail at the bar, we were shown to a beautiful booth, located directly across from the "Chef's Table", which I will explain later. We were immediately attended upon with water poured and bread served, along with a small "bite" especially prepared by the Chef and menus were supplied. We were advised that our server, Kelsie would be with us shortly. After approximately 10 mins, the General Manager, Mani, introduced herself to us and informed us that our server was a bit "over-run". Mani suggested the most delicious appetizers as well as her favorite entrees. The items suggested were delicious and prepared to perfection.
Our server, Kelsie appeared shortly afterwards, apologizing profusely for not being available but no apology was necessary as this establishment clearly operated under the concept of "teamwork" and did not miss a beat. While enjoying our deletable dessert, we saw a "window" open above the "Chef's Table" across from us and the Chef was advising the guests of this very special table, of his desserts specifically prepared for this evening. Neither my guest or I were aware of the existence of a "Chef's Table" in any other restaurant and I believe that this idea is quite ingenious and unique. In closing, we enjoyed a delightful evening at a very special restaurant. Thank you all.

Date of visit: August 2019
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AbbyH824, Guest Relations Manager at Element: Modern Mediterranean Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2019

Hello, Zoey,

Thank you very, very much for your generous review of element, and the 5 star rating. We are so pleased that you decided to visit us with your New York City friend. James, Mani and Kelsie appreciate that you recognized the teamwork here at element, and that you mentioned them by name in your review.

We trust that we will have the pleasure of serving you at element again soon.

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Reviewed September 5, 2019

First off - the decor is gorgeous and sumptuous and the lighting is incredible. Beautiful chandeliers and candles - made the dining experience that much better. Having said that - from the drinks to the wine list to the food - exceptional. And what was great about this was - it was not ridiculously expensive. I have definitely dined at a lot of less spectacular restaurants for the same price. That was surprising. The food was excellent - hands down one of the best places we have dined at - and I am from New York. And the desert was incredible - I was just sad that I had to share it. Our server Todd was extremely attentive (but not overly attentive) and very knowledgeable. It could not have been better and a very nice end to our vacation. There are a lot of restaurants in the Sarasota area - but if you want something special - go to Element! You will not be disappointed. Good luck with the restaurant!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank Mary W
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AbbyH824, Guest Relations Manager at Element: Modern Mediterranean Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2019

Hello, Mary,

We are flattered that you had so many nice things to say about your visit to element, and Todd's guest service. Our goal is to meet or exceed the expectations of all our guests, and we like to hear when we do.

Should you vacation in Sarasota again, we hope to have the pleasure of another visit.

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Reviewed September 5, 2019

We decided to have a glass of wine around 8PM before heading home. To our surprise, there was no one behind the bar. After waiting about 5 minutes an employee came to the bar and start clearing plates and then preceded to wash a glass or two as we sat there. He finally wondered over. It is a beautiful restaurant but what customer wants to be treated like an inconvenience.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank Trip790193
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AbbyH824, Guest Relations Manager at Element: Modern Mediterranean Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2019

Hello,

Please accept our sincere apologies for this unacceptable service mishap. This is not at all what we aspire to be.

If you would be so kind, please reach out to Mani Gonzalez, our General Manager at 941-724-8585. She would like to discuss this with you personally.

Again, please accept our apologies.

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