This place has been open about a year now and we have been putting of visiting until recently. It is next door to Lavanda, which I think is probably Sarasota's best restaurant right now, and every time we drive by the place we have noted that it is crowded and we have heard good things about it from friends. It is in a funky neighborhood of older bungalows and shops. The restaurant was a bungalow at one time. Parking can be a problem but we used the bank lot across the street. The decorating is modern but not stark. Very well done. Customers were dressed from t-shirts and shorts to dressy, mostly smart casual Three small dining rooms accommodating about four tables each and a big porch which would be nice on a warm night. We drew a small table near the kitchen (tiny and the small rooms can be smokey depending on what is on the grill). Adam, from MA. as we are, was our waiter and did a great job. Attentive but not intrusive. Our reserved table (reservations are a must) was ready when we arrived on time. The wine list is good but not great. We had the pinot noir and the pinot grigio. We noticed that another table brought their own wines ($15 corkage fee). I had the wild mushroom bisque with truffle oil appetizer which was to die for. Angela had the shredded Brussels sprouts which she raved about. I had the Icelandic char and Angela the swordfish. Both excellent......For desert we shared the honey beignet with ice cream. The beignet is really an appetizer but Adam suggested having it as a desert with ice cream and he was "right on". Hard to find much fault with this place except the smoke and the wine list. Neither was a big problem. Somehow this place has gotten a reputation as a seafood restaurant but it is more that that. I would call it "continental" Three Gardner stars!
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