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“Excellent fare and service...but no sunset!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lido Beach Grill

Lido Beach Grill
Ranked #195 of 1,029 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Serving dinner seven days a week and Brunch on Sunday, The Lido Beach Grille specializes in modern American cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Using only the freshest ingredients, our Executive Chef Matt Lewis creates a variety of entree selections - from salad to choice meats and local seafood - and house specialty desserts Our atmosphere is upscale but casual, with the only panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Sarasota skyline.In the Sunset Lounge, gather for pre-dinner mixed drinks, cocktails, beer, and wine. And, as the name implies, enjoy the best sunset views over the Gulf.Every Sunday, join us for the best Champagne Brunch in the city. Featuring omelet and prime rib stations, breakfast and lunch buffet items, a raw bar, salads, breads, and desserts, the Lido Grille Sunday Brunch has something for every taste and every age.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Excellent fare and service...but no sunset!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

Dinner...excellent. Service...excellent. Every attention to detail...prepare for an unrushed, leisurely dining experience. Plating is decorative...not just thrown on the plate. My only drawback...they advertise as dining with a sunset view...but you can only see the sunset if you are sitting at the bar. Literally. The tables are partitioned from the bar area, and face over the city...to the east. Fare...A+. Sunset View...F.

Visited May 2014
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“tiki tiki tiki tiki”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

While on vacation me and the wifey went to this place quite a few times and were very pleased with it. The food was really good. In fact, my lovebug said that their grouper sandwich was the best sandwich she ever had, and she hadn't even been drinking when she said it. I had a bite and had to conclude it was awesome indeed. The Dunedog and Lidoburer were both very good as well. I have to say though that my favorite thing here was their coleslaw. It has a really nice balance of flavors and even a little spicy kick that makes it just fantastic. The one day I tried about half of their signature drinks and they were all pretty good. The honey jack lemonade in particular was memorable due to the fresh herb flavor.

My only gripe is that service was really slow the first time we went. There was about a 20 minute wait between getting menus and putting our order in and then about a 30 minute wait between getting our bill and leaving. Granted it was busy when this happened, but we still felt neglected. However every other time we were there was fine in that aspect.

  • Visited April 2014
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great view, food okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a good meal at the Lido Beach Grill. The view overlooking downtown Sarasota was great. Our meals were very good. The staff was attentive and helpful.

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Stunning View - Phenomenal Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

It was out last night and we wanted to go someplace special. We didn't want to drive to St. Armands Circle. In one of the advertisements in our hotel room, I saw that there was a restaurant on the 8th floor of a nearby hotel. I called, made reservations about 2 hours before out arrival, & I requested a view of the beach for our family of 4 (daughters 6 &16). They accommodated all our requests. We didn't have to wait to be seated, we had a STUNNING view of the beach and we didn’t feel out-of-place since we had our 2 daughters with us.
The Food: Delicious!!! It was not outrageously priced and everyone was very attentive. Adolfo was out waiter. He was the sweetest, kindest guy. This was truly the prefect ending to our vacation. Highly recommend!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Omaha, Nebraska
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Happy Hour!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

Lido Beach Grill is a sister property to the Sandcastle Resort. They have a steal of a happy hour every night from 5pm - 7pm. Go there!

Visited March 2014
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