We were taken here by regulars who insisited that this was the best restaurant in Sarasota.
Unfortunately, even our friends were disappointed that evening. You know things are going downhill when you are hungry, the food is not arriving and you keep asking for baskets of bread. Our onion soups were quite good but the entrees were good, not great. The entrees also arrived lukewarm and after such a wait, we did not want to send the food back.
The staff gave effusive apologies sayiing that there were issues in the kitchen and gave us free cordials with dessert - sorry - would rather just have a timely and hot meal.
The ambiance was lovely but everything did not gel that evening.
Maybe we would give this establishment another try since they did seem amicable