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“efficient with a good view”
Review of Terrace on the Circle - CLOSED

Terrace on the Circle
Price range: $0 - $28
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Terrace on the Circle is the "Best Kept Secret" at St Armand's Circle! The classy yet casual restaurant is located ABOVE Cha Cha Coconuts & the Columbia Restaurant. Terrace on the Circle features Middle Eastern, Classic American, and a touch of Italian Cuisine. The glass front restaurant is open daily for Breakfast & Lunch until 3:00 p.m. and is available to HOST or CATER Special Events :-) Steps from the Gulf of Mexico & "The Best View on St Armands"......a "must go".......JUST LOOK UP!!!!!!!!
Sarasota, Florida
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112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“efficient with a good view”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had breakfast at this place, one of the few open early on the St Armands Circle, for breakfast. We both had the early bird special with eggs, bacon and toast for $4.50. It was fine for what we wanted and expected from a cafe type place. The location on a second story balcony does give a nice view to the park like circle and the sidewalk parade of people. Our waitress was attentive but we were the first people seated at 8:30 am. It did get busy by 9 am.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Marsha H
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Rude, rude, rude.”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

We actually can't rate the food as we never got our food. When we asked why several tables that arrived after us had already been served the manager completely ignored us. It took 20 minutes to even get water on the table and when we decided to leave after one hour with still no food in sight the manager yelled at us.
The people at the next table has the same trouble and when they asked about their food were gruffly informed that thee order was lost and they "would just have to wait".
Never again!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Baxterlilf
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Yuck.”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We've visited this restaurant mainly for the view of the cars parading around the circle, and we've definitely been there for the last time.

I made the mistake of glancing at the kitchen on my way back to the bathroom. Yuck. If that weren't enough to make me lose my appetite the long hair at the bottom of my eggs benedict sure was.

We've eaten here a few times, and it has never been a great experience. The highlight is that the chicken tenders we order for the kids are amazing. The adult food has never been impressive. We've had problems with waiting so long for our check that we have to hunt someone down, even when there are only a few tables in the restaurant.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank HColes11
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food and view”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Very nice team great grouper sandwich and wonderful view. Homemade hummus. Very reasonable. Fast and well presented.

Visited December 2013
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Thank dentiststan
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Sarasota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worth finding this gem!”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Love the view! Take the elevator next to the Cha Cha Coconuts Restaurant. Great food! Don't miss the owner's daughter's store of designer copies of bags and accessories next door! You will find some special items for less.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank mljohnsonSarasota
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