During our stay at the Lido Beach Resort we went to this restaurant located on the 8th floor. The restaurant is no longer called Christophers, but the Lido Beach Grille. On Friday night we had reservations for 7 p.m. and were immediately seated at a wonderful table overlooking the Sarasota skyline at the window. We were told our server was brand-new and was in training. Andy, you did an outstanding job considering this was only your second night on the job! We had a lovely bottle of Reisling that was about $30. For appetizers, I chose the rock shrimp served with two separate sauces for dipping that was served in this cool basket. My friend ordered the french onion soup which was also great. I ordered a caesar salad and when the waiter asked if he should split the salad for the both of us we said sure and were only charged $7 for two fresh, green caesar salads loaded with crunchy croutons. Main entrees were macadamia nut encrusted grouper and a thick, juicy sirloin steak both of which were cooked to perfection. No room for dessert for us. Entrees were about $25-30 each and were well worth it. The restaurant has a great fishtank and a bar overlooking the ocean. That same weekend we went to the Sunday brunch and this is definitely worth a try. Everything from eggs benedict, shrimp, prime rib, omlette station etc. Complimentary mimosa is included. Desserts were located in the bar area with live music playing all throughout the brunch. We will definitely return to this restaurant if ever in the Sarasota area.
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