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“Food was great, host was a complete jerk.”
Review of Crab & Fin

Crab & Fin
Ranked #26 of 1,051 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located on St. Armands Circle in Sarasota Florida.
Reviewed September 5, 2013

We walked into the place and the host gave us a demeaning look, like we didn't belong in their establishment. We were dressed casually, you know like nice Tommy Bahama shirt and shorts, but this guy just gave us a really bad vibe. We went ahead and got a table, probably the worst one there was available, but we were hungry, so we ordered from our friendly waiter. The food was good and the wine was decent as well. My wife did speak to the manager on our way out to make sure that she knew about the host and how he made us feel. The manager called the host over to her right then, so we figured the host was either going to be fired or at least reprimanded. We will give them another shot the next time that we go back.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

I had the surf and turf.......filet with shrimp and the filet melted in my mouth....my wife had mussels and she loved them and the desserts were very good....

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We went to Crab & Fin on a Sunday for a relaxing afternoon lunch. We ordered an appetizer and were in the process of eating it when the waitress came back to take our lunch order. After my wife ordered her lunch from the Gluten free menu, the waitress asked her if she wanted the croissant left off. My wife referred to the menu and indicated that there was no croissant reflected in description. The waitress got really upset and yanked the menu out of my wife's hand and stormed away mumbling under her breath. We were left in shock, since there wasn't a harsh word spoken prior to her outburst.

We spoke with the manager and cancelled the rest of our meal. To his credit, he refused to accept any payment for the appetizer and asked if there was anything he could do to get us to stay. We said we really just wanted to leave. I hate to see anyone lose their job, but working in the service industry means keeping your cool under all circumstances. Her outburst was unprofessional and should have resulted in her firing.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

great place to eat outside food was some of the best the lobster tails were huge and so sweet also had the scallops very good every yr we go to Sarasota we always eat here

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Thank gambler599
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

One of the best restaurants in Sarasota. You can not go wrong choosing this place for dinner or even a big event. We had a party of 50 and they were very accommodating.

Thank DWilliams2013
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