There are so many amazing restaurants in Sarasota, but nothing is worse than deciding on a restaurant that has no room for you. Avoid that all together by visiting one of these Sarasota treasures that take reservations to make sure you get a table and a meal you’ll enjoy.


Conveniently located in Sarasota, this gem serves American cuisine and uses fresh, sustainable ingredients. Classically trained in both France and Germany, Chef Steve Phelps expertly makes delicious dishes such as pork musubi and braised brisket. No wonder this restaurant requires reservations!

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Jpan Sushi & Grill 

JPan brings a little Japanese culture to the Sarasota community. With its variety of sushi and Japanese dishes, you’re sure to leave with your appetite satisfied. This restaurant has locations on North Cattleman Road and Paradise Plaza, so make reservations at the location closest to you for lunch or dinner.

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For intimate Italian dining, check out Marcello’s on South Tamiami Trail. Using fresh, quality local produce when possible, the dishes here are always delicious. For the full menu, you’ll have to see it in person because it changes every day, but you can expect pasta, veal, and local fish dishes.

Michael's On East 

This award-winning Sarasota restaurant will transport you back to the 1940 with their cool supper club atmosphere. Enjoy live timeless music while dining on delicious menu items such as porcini-rubbed Colorado rack of lamb and pan-seared jumbo diver scallops. Michael’s on East also has wines from all over the world in their wine cellar.

Antoine's Restaurant

Serving amazing seafood dishes including mussels served five different ways, Antoine’s prepares meals fresh and in-house. You’ll find some of the best fries in Sarasota here, and make sure you save room for dessert because that menu consists of decadent treats such as crème brulee, molten Belgian chocolate lava cake, and sea salt caramel ice cream. Just the desserts alone are worth making reservations!

Boca Sarasota 

If you’re looking for amazing food with fresh, local ingredients, come to Boca Sarasota. Soups, salads, and sandwiches are always great options here, but the dinner menu will offer even more choices including yellowfin tuna, fresh fish, and smoked meatloaf. The upstairs dining is excellent and all you would expect when you've made reservations at a fantastic restaurant. 

Selva Grill 

This Sarasota restaurant requiring reservations fuses Latin flavors with American favorites. The dishes aren’t only delicious: they’re beautifully and artistically plated. Menu items feature veal, lamb, pork, and beef and are paired with exotic sides. Music is provided by a DJ on the weekends to elevate the dining experience even more.

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Dinner doesn’t have to be a waiting game. Just make a reservation at any of these restaurants in Sarasota and enjoy the exquisite meals that await you!

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