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“Cool Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Libby's Cafe & Bar

Libby's Cafe & Bar
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Ranked #75 of 1,029 Restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hillview Ave.
Transit: Within 1 block
Description: Lively and casually sophisticated Libby's Cafe + Bar has won over the hearts and palates of Sarasota diners and visitors since opening in October 2008. Its Modern American cuisine includes creative Asian and Italian influences with small and large plate options. Whether it’s enjoying a Happy Hour special, lunch, Sunday Brunch, dinner or a special occasion event in the private dining room, value, quality and service consistency is paramount for this family owned café that thrives on genuine hospitality.
Long Beach, California
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499 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 918 helpful votes
“Cool Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Libby's is one of my Sister's favorite places to have lunch. The atmosphere is very New York .We sat in the Bar to eat as the restaurant was full.The Beet Salad was great.The Chicken Panini with was wonderful.The After School Special is just ok.I ordered the Burger and it was FANTASTIC!They serve Frank Family Chardonnay by the glass which was a pleasant surprise.The wine was fairly priced at $13. a glass.
Molly was our waitress and she is a delight.
Try it!

  • Visited October 2013
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Florida Keys, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Nice meal as always”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

I have been to Libby's for both lunch and dinner and have always had a nice meal. It is a relaxing atmosphere, upscale and somewhat elegant. For lunch had the flat bread and it was delicious. The waiter was very helpful with a suggestion for a nice wine with lunch. Dinner is a bit heavier - had the salmon and loved it.

Go with girl friends for lunch - feel treated and relaxed.

Dinner with significant someone before catching a drink at 5'oclock club.

nice location too

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank camer-always-aready
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Best lunch menu ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

About 20 of us ate at Libby's for lunch, and you know how hard groups can be to please... Perfecto, Libby's!! Everyone loved their meals, their service, the ambience - it is a total winner. Libby's has one of the most extensive and unusual lunch menu's around. I have to say it was difficult to choose just one thing. Will definitely repeat this fine restaurant - thanks for NOT disappointing us!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank LWRFL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“ELEGANT SURROUNDINGS”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

By that I mean white tablecloth and a warm inviting ambiance. For lunch I had the GULF SHRIMP-DEVILED EGG SALAD SLIDER. It was tasty but miniscule, and came with an equally small Caesar salad. One of the smallest I've seen in quite a while. As if to make up for the paltry size of the offering, they heaped house made & oil drenched potato chips on the plate.

Yes, I ate it all, and it was tasty!

To be quite honest, the food in my opinion was about 3 1/2 stars, but the fine service and surroundings bump it overall to four stars.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Jdeppman
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“Can't Miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Our permanent favorite place in Sarasota and Siesta Key area. The food and service can't be beat. The early bird dinner is a special treat. Save room for dessert or go across the street to Morton's Market for some of the best baked goods in the US.

Visited April 2013
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Thank travelbh
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