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Ranked #17 of 1,148 Restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: N. Adams Drive
Transit: The public bus stops within 200 feet of the restaurant
Description: Shore is a fresh new American restaurant with a nod to Florida's Mid-Century. Great place for a casual lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch in a warm, modern environment.
Reviewed October 5, 2013

5 of us went for lunch this week. I arrived early (around 12.40) to find the restaurant almost empty. I asked the hostess if we could move a small round table from the 'dinner' area about 10 feet into the dining area as the other option was to move 2 tables for four together.

Most people know that a round table is much more conducive for conversation and ensures that everyone is included.

The hostess said 'that would be too much work' - obviously with about 10 other diners there and the waitresses standing around talking to each other = they could not be bothered.

So two of them dragged two tables for four together.

One of the ladies ordered sparkling water. The waitress brought the bottle and a glass. When the guest asked for ice the waitress said 'I did not bring you ice because most people who order water don't want ice'. The guest said 'I would like some ice' The waitress said 'oh, ok then'.

One guest ordered the skirt steak and left most of it because it was too tough to eat. The waitress could easily see that most of the lunch was left but did not ask if there were any issues.

The lobster salad sandwich at $18 was mostly giant brioche bread.

The presentation of all the meals was very sloppy.

It was a birthday and they did offer a free dessert for the birthday girl which was nice and the chocolate cake was very good. The waitress brought five forks but I had to get up and go to another table that was partially set to get side plates for us to put the cake on.

I agree with Courtney B that the staff are uptight. There seemed to be two hostesses and the first one I encountered could not have been more disinterested.

I think this is a great place to meet people for drinks. But at these prices and for the 'attitude' service I would go across the street to Tommy Bahamas for a meal any day.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We had a reservation for a group of 12. Great spot with delicious cocktails and food! Staff was great too. It was a beautiful warm night with a light breeze so the windows were all open. Recommend this spot for a group of friends catching up!

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Love this place, very well designed and decorated (something straight out of Mad Men combined with a cool bar you'd see in like Malibu). Staff are a little uptight (a little too pretty and I'm over it attitude) but friendly nonetheless and the food is actually pretty tasty! Prices are very reasonable and the atmosphere is very chill! Great place for lunch after or before the beach and definitely with friends or significant others! I got the truffle parmesan French fries and the crab bisque and both were to die for! Could be very hopping at night time, never been yet and also can't wait to try their mixed drinks they looked yummy! Overall, worth stopping in if you're spending the day at St. Armands Circle.

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1  Thank Courtney B
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Went to the Shore with a group of friends and loved it! It's a great place to meet for drinks! Fun atmosphere! We only had appetizers but they were fantastic and a nice sharing portion! We will definitely be back!

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Thank Dee F
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I frequent the Shore at leas monthly in and out of season. Food is excellent and served by friendly staff. The bar attracts a healthy crowd o the weekends.

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Thank Stijl
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