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“Definitely the best restaurant in Sarasota”

Roessler's Restaurant
Ranked #89 of 1,029 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lutry, Vaud, Switzerland
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Definitely the best restaurant in Sarasota”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

This family owned restaurant is one of the best in Florida and certainly the best in the Sarasota's area. They have 3 different dining rooms overlooking a spectacular garden with lack. Ideal for special occasions. The wine list is impressive and able to satisfy the most demanding. Some specialties like the lobster tails or the Crispy duckling are amazing. More than excellent value for money. An unforgettable moment ! Unfortunately they are only open for dinner.

  • Visited February 2014
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Oviedo, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“A special place for special occasions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

This is one of the places where folks like us go for special occasions. Upscale décor, food, service, and wine. The rooms are upscale and the view of the gardens, especially at night, set the mood for fine dining. The service is very professional and the food is prepared and presented by folks who know how to please appetites that are out for a big night on the town. Please, don't drop in wearing your tank top and flipflops and take your hat off cause this ain't Denney's....

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank geomon
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Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Tucked away a short distance off of rte. 41 Roessler’s is a total surprise. The grounds are very tranquil and offer a nice place for a short after dinner stroll. Once inside the tables are spaciously separated as compared with most other area restaurants. Most tables offer a view of the lake or the gardens. I have dined here several times and have never been disappointed in the food or the service. The menu offers a good selection for most any palate. One of my favorite meals begins with the Vichyssoise (french onion soup is great on a chilly night). For a main course I enjoy the Crispy Duck which is served with a cherry glaze. Would also suggest the Steak Diane. There is also a great desert selection, providing you save the room.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank critic34293
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Parrish, Florida
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374 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Thanksgiving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

What a fabulous and wonderful dining experience we had for Thanksgiving. None of us ordered the turkey but each and every meal, from steak, to veal to lamb was outstanding. Appetizers we outstanding. Soups and salads, again, outstanding. Especially the crab & lobster soup. We didn't have dessert but I'm guessing it was delicious. We'll be back!

  • Visited November 2013
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“Best in area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

Have been eating here for past 15 years. Veal, fish, duck, sweetbrads, ...All good.
Dined there with family Saturday after Thanksgiving and was wonderful
Highly recommend. The crab cakes are very good...


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