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“What a terrific place!!”

Clasico Cafe And Bar
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Ranked #200 of 1,038 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $33
Cuisines: American, French
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: One of the best locations in Sarasota this beautiful setting at the corner of Main and Palm offers outdoor dining under canopy and warm sun or cool breeze. The inside and outside has seating for 160 and is comfortable and attractive. The French chef produces fantastic food at reasonable prices. You have numerous selections for food choices and they are all tasty and attractive. The full bar and kitchen are open every day from 8:30 AM until 2:00 AM so late night dining is welcome. Most nights there is live entertainment and four nights each week there is a live DJ from 10 PM. Those nights are Tuesday, Thursday,Friday and Saturday currently. Sunday night is open mike and great live music from 8 PM - Midnight. Please come experience Red Clasico Sarasota.
Buffalo, New York, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a terrific place!!”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Actually dined there twice last week. All food beautifully presented - & delicious as well. The Artisan Cheese Plate was exceptional. Guillaume’s Chicken Pot Pie was also delicious & very uniquely presented. Cappuccino that I had on either - or both - occasions was very good - and very authentic. Just got back from extended trip to Italy, and cappuccino was as good as any that I had there. Service was warm & friendly as well. Nice friendly environment overall - with a great cross-section of Sarasota people of all ages there. Nice value & here again... beautifully-presented (and great tasting) food & great environ. Look forward to going again.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank MaryEllen C
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sarasotapace, Owner at Clasico Cafe And Bar, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. You mentioned that you have traveled through Europe recently and that our place here in Sarasota compares with some of the best from Italy. Thanks for taking the time to write about our food and drinks. We want to make Clasico a fantastic experience for all of our guests. Hope to see you visiting again soon.
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“excellent Fish and Chips”
Reviewed October 25, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

we usually only order fish when in a specialist fish restaurant but Clasico is the exception. They always do an excellent fish and chips

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank brian h
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sarasotapace, Owner at Clasico Cafe And Bar, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Cafe Clasico. We have been open since March 2013 and strive to make your visit a pleasure. We have improved our menu, our food preparation, and our service and find that we offer a pleasant experience for dining and drinking in a beautiful atmosphere. So glad you liked the fish and chips as we use top quality fish and prepare it so that it is light and tasty. Try the fish tacos next time and we think you will like them too. Please visit again as we are open for lunch at 11:30 daily serving a full menu and serve food until 2 AM closing time. Live music most nights. Thanks for your review.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good Food and a Fun Time”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Our table ended up having 10 people. The waiter was very attentive and got everything right, including the shared orders. I had the short ribs, which was one of the best dishes I've had in a long time. While we were there, the DJ started playing great music and a few patrons started to dance. It was a fun night with great food and a playful atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank JOYSKR
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sarasotapace, Owner at Clasico Cafe And Bar, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Thank you for your recent kind review. We are happy you had the nice experience you described. We have new highly trained staff and new managers and in the six months we have been open customer service has become very important to us. Our french chef takes pride in every dish he had prepared and the food has been getting many compliments. I am pleased your visit was a good one.
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“OK”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Been there couple times, I wanted to give them a second chance knowing that they were new and probably they would improve with time. Drinks are good, food is OK, and service is POOR.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Carolina H
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Sarasota
Level 6 Contributor
307 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Decent food - should appeal to younger folks”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Stopped in for dinner out of curiosity, given that this restaurant occupies a prime spot on Main St. We were early, so the restaurant was not crowded. A band was setting up while we were there, but we didn't have an opportunity to hear the music. We had sandwiches. My wife had the veggie burger and I had the Cuban. Both were good. The restaurant has an inviting bar and serves a nice variety of wines by the glass.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Ron C
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