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15 South Ristorante Enoteca

This cozy St. Armands bistro offers authentic Italian specialties and wines. The upstairs martini bar swings with live jazz and Latin music.

Anna Maria Oyster Bar

The oyster selection will wow you, but the menu also offers succulent seafood selections, pasta skillets, inventive salads and even chicken and steak.

Bangkok

This is a haven for all things Thai, and you'll also find Burmese, Chinese, Indonesian, Malaysian, and Vietnamese selections.

C'est La Vie

Enjoy a true taste of France at this popular Main Street bistro and bakery. Baguette sandwiches, crepes, croissants and much, much more.

Cafe L'Europe

Continental fine dining on St. Armands for 40 years. The lunch and dinner menus include such dishes as potato-crusted grouper and dilled Atlantic salmon and an expansive wine list.

Captain Brian's

Daily selections of Florida's freshest seafood have earned this favorite a Florida Trend Golden Spoon Award. Highlights include seafood chowder loaded with Gulf shrimp, snow crab, and sea scallops.

Captain Curt's Crab and Oyster Bar

Fresh seafood, reasonable prices and a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. It's the perfect recipe for this popular old-Florida eatery. First-place winner of the Great Chowder Cook-off in Newport, R.I.

Crow's Nest

Venice's waterfront landmark since 1976, the Crow's Nest offers casual fine dining in a beautiful marina setting. Its extensive collection of more than 1,000 wines received Wine Spectator's "Best of" Award of Excellence.

DaRuMa Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

DaRuMa has expertly trained Teppan-style chefs preparing Japanese classics at your table, a sushi lounge and a friendly cocktail lounge.

Euphemia Haye

Located in a historic wooden cottage, Euphemia Haye is one of the area's most romantic fine dining destinations. Chef Ray Arpke prepares award-winning global and American cuisine. Don't miss dessert and music in the upstairs Haye Loft.

Harry's Continental Kitchen

A Longboat key institution and a mini gourmet empire, Harry's offers coastal cuisine in its charming dining room, and also catering services, a corner store and a deli and wine shop.

Hillview Grill

This casual dining restaurant in the heart of Southside Village serves seafood, burgers, sandwiches, and small plates. Full bar; patio dining.

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

This clubby downtown hotspot is a refreshed version of the classic American steakhouse offering steaks, chops, seafood and fish. The wine list features more than 50 wines by the glass, and the bar offers affordable bar bites and inventive cocktails.

Mattison's City Grille

This bustling al fresco eatery offers everything from pizza to rack of lamb, plus a lively bar and live music seven nights a week.

Mattison's Forty-One

Comfortable elegance with a Mediterranean flair. Chef Paul Mattison's award-winning menu includes fresh seafood, aged beef, duck, tapas, creative cocktails and first-rate wines and brews.

Pacific Rim

Creative Japanese Thai fusion cuisine and a stellar sushi bar keep crowds flocking to this popular Southside Village restaurant.

Riverhouse Reef and Grill

Palmetto's waterfront destination prides itself on fresh seafood thoughtfully prepared. Fresh fish is sauteed, grilled or blackened, with your choice of toppings like tropical salsa or lemon dill aioli.

TooJay's

This New York-style delicatessen, restaurant and bakery offers comfort foods, heart-healthy choices and delicious desserts--think blintzes, potato pancakes, meatloaf and vegetarian offerings.

Yume Sushi

Sushi and sashimi star at Yume, including low-carb rolls for those counting calories.The restaurant also serves other Japanese specialties like bento boxes, grilled fish and teriyaki.

Amore by Andrea

Lively contemporary Italian cuisine from award-winning Chef Andrea Bozzolo. Now serving lunch in the outdoor palm garden and fireside lounge.

Andrea's

Serving made-from-scratch pasta and perfectly prepared meats and seafood, all reflecting chef Andrea Bozzolo's hometown of Piedmont, Italy.

Antoine's Restaurant

A cozy, casual new dining experience featuring modern European cuisine by Chef Christian Zebier, formerly of Brasserie Belge. Dinner from 4 p.m.

Antoine’s Restaurant

Casual, modern European cuisine featuring handmade pastas and sophisticated seafood specials.

Apollonia Mediterranean Grill

This handsome new addition to the University Parkway dining scene presents a modern twist on Greek dishes. Think light and flaky spanakopita and an ahi tuna and watermelon salad to die for. Enjoy live music Friday and Saturday nights.

Barnacle Bill's

Feast on fresh salmon, crab, tuna and more; Barnacle Bill's proves that you don't have to dine seaside to enjoy the best the sea has to offer.

Beach Bistro

Renowned for serving up some of the best food in the state, this intimate, award-winning Gulf-front restaurant presents showstoppers like Bistro Bouillabaisse and Death by Foie Gras.

BeachHouse Restaurant

Panoramic Gulf views, grouper sandwiches and a bustling bar scene with live music. Choose the lively, newly renovated dining room, or the spacious outdoor patio.

Bijou Cafe

Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota's arts district, The Bijou Cafe offers fine dining for lunch and dinner. Come enjoy one of chef/owner Jean-Pierre Knaggs' many delectable dishes, influenced by his French and South African heritage.

Blu Que Island Grill

Hardwood grilled favorites are cooked slowly over hickory and apple wood. Just a short walk from the beach, with Happy Hour starting at noon and live music every day.

Blue Rooster

The food is billed as "New American Southern fare," and on the menu you'll find dishes like fried green tomatoes, catfish, meatloaf, and chicken and waffles, as well as rich desserts like red velvet cake and sweet potato pie. Stick around to have a drink at the bar and listen to live music.

Bridge Street Bistro

Enjoy spectacular Gulf views while dining al fresco on the third-floor terrace.

Broadway Bar

A local favorite since 1925, Broadway Bar serves popular thin-crust pizza, as well as hearty appetizers, sandwiches, pasta dishes and daily specials.

Cafe Americano

A contemporary Sarasota restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with menus that are Pan-Mediterranean and also feature American favorites enhanced by international wines. Dine inside or under shade on the streetside patio and savor the lively ambiance of Sarasota's historic Five Points and the city's arts district.

Cafe Amici

This intimate Main Street ristorante offers creative takes on classic, hearty and contemporary Italian fare, including antipasti, soups, salads and pasta dishes and an impressive wine list.

Cafe Baci

With a culinary history that started in Rome, the Mei family serves authentic pasta, chicken and veal dishes in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

Cafe Epicure

An authentic Italian trattoria on the corner of Main Street and Palm Avenue. Tantalizing gelato, wood-fired pizza and masterfully crafted pasta specials will have you saying "Ciao, bella."

Caragiulo's

The Caragiulo family brought its pizza, pasta and panini recipes all the way from Brooklyn -- Italian-American comfort food just like Mama used to make.

Carmel Café & Wine Bar

Modern Mediterranean cuisine with a relaxed Florida vibe. Bring your friends and share a mezze platter or one of several inventive flatbreads.

Casey Key Fish House

This Casey Key landmark offers diners an Old Florida waterfront atmosphere and seafood-centric fare, plus a lively tiki bar.

Cha-Cha Coconuts

A carefree island atmosphere fills this colorful tropical cafe. Try a Hava Havana Mojito or Rumrunner while you dine on Yucatan fish tacos and coconut shrimp.

Chart House

Bask in the nautical view of New Pass at Chart House, where you'll find fresh seafood, juicy steaks, decadent desserts and a nice selection of wines.

Chianti

Authentic Italian cuisine, family-oriented atmosphere, and a great location. Menu features include calamari steak and house made pasta, as well as an inviting wine list. Located on Clark Road.

Chutney's

An Indian and Middle Eastern culinary adventure is yours at this family-run eatery. Try the chicken marsala, peanut chicken and Tandoori chicken tikka.

Clasico

Join your friends on the corner of Main Street and Palm Avenue for delicious contemporary American cuisine and a creative drink menu that's second to none.

Columbia Restaurant

A Florida dining tradition that started in Tampa's Ybor City way back in 1905, this classic Spanish restaurant presents outstanding paellas, a famous "1905" salad," and seafood fare like snapper Alicante.

Cosimo's

Cosimo's has reopened in south Sarasota, and fans of its award-winning pizzas, pastas and sandwiches are rejoicing.

Crab & Fin

Set on a bustling corner of St. Armands Circle, this landmark restaurant changes its lunch and dinner menus daily in order to present to you the freshest seafood available.

Currents Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Enjoy waterfront views, bright decor and a lively bar scene. Signature dishes include roasted fennel and goat cheese almandine salad.

Daiquiri Deck

After the beach, there's nothing better than a handcrafted cocktail, something from the popular raw oyster bar or one of the Daiquiri Deck's famed "snacketizers."

Darwin's on 4th

Authentic Peruvian street food meets international dining at chef Darwin Santa Maria's restaurant, which has earned an avid following for its sublime Latin fare. Try a handcrafted beer from its in-house brewery.

Derek's Rustic, Coastal Cuisine

Devotees of Chef Derek Barnes' former Sarasota restaurant have followed him north to Bradenton, where he's created a casual restaurant with an emphasis on fresh seafood.

Derek’s Rustic Coastal Cuisine

Chef Derek Barnes has found a new niche in Bradenton. Recently relocated from Sarasota, Chef Derek is now offering casual lunch and dinner menus in a relaxed atmosphere. Offerings include pastas, steaks, and flatbreads.

Divino Classic

Italian cuisine is the hallmark of this popular Main Street restaurant. If you have an appetite for live music, visit the courtyard dining area, La Vanda, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Dry Dock Waterfront Grille

Enjoy outdoor waterfront dining on the dockside patio overlooking Sarasota Bay. Home to the best grouper sandwich in Sarasota (see our April 2013 issue), Dry Dock also offers fresh seafood, burgers, pasta, chicken and steak.

Duval's. Fresh. Local. Seafood.

An eclectic eatery with a passion for the freshest seafood, the finest local ingredients and superb service. Winner of the 2014 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

Eat Here

From the creative minds behind the award-winning Beach Bistro, this casual gem serves inventive small plates.

El Greco

The flavors of the Mediterranean are yours to enjoy at this family-owned eatery. Fresh specialties like spanakopita, moussaka and gyros will transport you to the island of Greece.

First Watch

Enjoy hearty breakfast and lunch fare, and healthy options, too, such as freshly made fruity crepes and power wraps. open until 2:30 pm.

Flavio's Brick Oven and Bar

Authentic Italian dining in the heart of Siesta Village, including mouthwatering brick oven pizzas.

Flavio’s

Chef Flavio Cristofoli brought his authentic, homemade Italian recipes with him from Italy 25 years ago, and now also features made-from-scratch brick oven pizza.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

You'll find classic steakhouse fare and an excellent wine list, and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar also boasts one of the best happy hours in town and innovative small plates.

Gecko's Grill and Pub

Serving award-winning lunch, dinner and complete late night menu, Gecko's is American pub food with a gourmet twist. Enjoy nightly chef's specials and full bar, plus Ultimate Happy Hour all day. Six locations, including four in Sarasota and two in Bradenton.

Gulf Drive Cafe & Kokonut Hut

With fresh seafood and Gulf of Mexico views, your experience at the Gulf Drive Cafe and Kokonut Hut tiki restaurant will be a memorable one.

Half Shell Seafood House

The Half Shell Oyster House has changed its name, expanded its menu and moved to a bright, jazzy new location on University Parkway, but don't fret, you can still find their popular char-broiled oysters, fried green tomato crab cakes and gumbo.

Indigenous

Locavores, rejoice. Chef Steve Phelps locally sources his seasonal ingredients to produce sophisticated dishes with beautifully balanced flavors. Located in a charming cottage in the Towles Court art district, with both indoor and outdoor seating.

J-Pan

Serving sushi standards, original rolls and creative fusion dishes, this local favorite is renowned for artistic presentations and fresh fish.

Jack Dusty

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota gets a coastal chic revamp with Jack Dusty, the restaurant that replaced Verona. On the menu you'll find craft cocktails and a bevy of  seafood-focused entrees--oysters, shrimp and grits, Maine lobster, blackened grouper etouffee, seafood gumbo and more. The outdoor terrace is sublime.

Jalea

Modern Peruvian specializing in ceviches and paella, as well as Spanish tapas and sangria.

Javier's Restaurant & Wine Bar

A half block from beautiful Cresent Beach, this Siesta Key mainstay offers Peruvian cuisine like ceviche, roast duck with cilantro risotto and chicken stuffed with shrimp, spinach, scallions and feta.

Jim's Small Batch Bakery

Made-from-scratch artisan breads, pastries and desserts - sourdough bread, almond croissants and sticky toffee pudding to name a few. Sandwiches, soups and quiches available for lunch, too.

Kacey's Seafood and More

A former hot dog joint, Kacey's still offers a varied selection of hot dogs, but now the focus is on seafood-lobster rolls, fish tacos and crab cakes, as well as burgers and chicken options.

Kumo Japanese Steakhouse

Known for its creative sushi rolls and extensive variety of appetizers and entrees, from tempura to teriyaki, Kumo Japanese Steakhouse offers up fresh food in both a traditional and hibachi-style setting.

Other locations:

1657 U.S. Highway 41 Bypass, Venice
17945 Tamiami Trail, North Port

Le Colonne

Tantalize your tastebuds with the rich flavors of authentic Italian dining, dishes like ravioli di ricotta and spinaci and cotoletta alla Milanese.  Buon appetito!

Lee Roy Selmon's

Founded by NFL Hall of Famer and Tampa Bay Buccaneer the late Lee Roy Selmon, this sports-themed restaurant is the perfect place to cheer on your favorite team over big plates of pulled pork, meatloaf and flatbreads.

Libby's Cafe + Bar

Libby's Cafe + Bar's menu is always evolving, focusing on inventive new flavors and the freshest local, seasonal ingredients. Stop in for cocktails and bar bites at happy hour.

Lido Beach Grille

Panoramic Gulf and city skyline views are yours at this modern American restaurant on the eighth floor of the Lido Beach Grille. Try the lump crab martinis and the pan-roasted free range chicken.

Lolita Tartine

The good folks at C'est La Vie have ventured into the Rosemary district with their French-accented cafe. Serving breakfast (think chocolate croissants and cafe au lait), lunch (open-faced sandwiches called tartines), and dinner (escargot).

Louies Modern

This handsome downtown restaurant from the family behind Libby's Cafe + Bar offers health-conscious American cuisine--veggies, pasta, steak and seafood--as well as craft beer, handcrafted cocktails and decadent desserts.

Lynches Pub & Grub

Owners-sisters Chris and Ethna hail from Ireland and have brought some authentic Irish dishes along with them. Try the hot corned beef or Cork cottage pie alongside sweet ciders with unforgettable names like Snake Bite and Irish Volcano.

Macallisters Grill and Tavern

Serving casual American food with a Scottish twist, this Scottish golf themed restaurant and bar features sixty malt whiskies and genuine Scottish lager on draught.

Made

The acronym stands for "Modern American Delicious Eats," and that's what you'll find at Made, opposite Hollywood 20 on Upper Main Street. This is jazzed-up comfort food: grilled corn dogs, steak and eggs, a towering burger and double-dipped fried chicken.

Madfish Grill

Located just west of I-75, this casual seafood restaurant offers a hint of the Caribbean in its brunch, lunch, early bird and dinner menus.

Maison Blanche

Haute cuisine with many a twist from Paris-trained chef Jose Martinez. The sleek, stylish interior perfectly reflects the sophisticated menu--think caviar, foie gras and French classics.

Mangia Italiano—The Usual Place

Our food critic raves about this "sterling, chef-driven" family-run restaurant, where Italian fare like homemade pastas, knockout pizzas, and authentic chicken and veal dishes take center stage.

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub

Located in a 100-year-old cottage in picturesque Longboat Village, Mar Vista Restaurant provides the quintessential Florida experience. Sit outside and enjoy a view of Sarasota Bay while indulging in seafood dishes served fresh daily.

Marina Jack

Upstairs in the lavish dining room you can feast on award-winning blue crab cakes and black grouper while gazing out over Sarasota Bay and downtown Sarasota. Downstairs, the open-air raw bar is perfect for casual fare and cocktails.

Mediterraneo

Savor classic Italian cuisine with an emphasis on artisanal ingredients. Specialties include fresh seafood, veal, pasta dishes and wood-fired pizza. The wine list offers depth and uniqueness.

Mélange

The former Lan gets a revamp as Mélange, showcasing Chef Lan Bradeen's innovative New American cuisine and inventive seasonal cocktails.

Mi Pueblo El Restaurante Mexicano & Cantina

This family-run restaurant offers specialties that reflect the cuisine of Northern Mexico.

Michael's On East

This fine dining destination boasts American-Continental cuisine and an adventurous wine list. Cognoscenti gather in the elegant, candlelit dining room to engage in serious talk over serious food or sip spirits in the piano lounge.

Morel

American-Continental fine dining presented by award-winning chef Fredy Mayer, who trained in some of the world's best-known kitchens.

MoZaic

Chef Dylan Elhajoui draws on his French and Moroccan background to create dishes filled with the bold and sunny flavors of the Mediterranean.

Mrs. Chen's

Crowds line up for Mrs. Chen's affordable Chinese buffet, with its dozens of delicious options.

Old Salty Dog

An Old-Florida dining destination. Grab a beer and feast on traditional fish and chips or try something different like the Firecracker Wrap, made of blackened grouper and tortilla strips.

Ophelia's on the Bay

Fine dining in a stunning Little Sarasota Bay setting. Choose from a carefully selected wine list, and try the South Pacific ridgeback swordfish or the stuffed Bandera quail. The Sunday jazz brunch buffet is hugely popular.

Owen's Fish Camp

Located in a historic Burns Court cottage, Owen's presents Southern-style cuisine with an emphasis on seafood, including shrimp and grits and a Low Country boil. The fried blackberry pie with vanilla ice cream is semi-legendary.

P.F. Chang's China Bistro

An instant sensation  when it opened up last summer, this chic, contemporary branch of the national dining chain features everything from P.F. Chang's famous chicken lettuce wraps and spare ribs to Singapore street noodles, traditional chicken, beef and pork dishes, and vegetarian options.

Patrick's 1481

A wide-ranging menu of casual comfort foods and a friendly atmosphere make Patrick's 1481 a favorite of locals. Home of the "best burger" for 25 years.

Pattigeorge's

Pattigeorge's serves up a bounty of fresh seafood, including the best Chilean sea bass around, along with breathtaking Sarasota Bay views in its charming dining room.

Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar

Come by land or by sea to this casual waterfront eatery and enjoy fresh seafood, burgers and sandwiches. The fish tacos are a delight.

Pier 22

A beautiful view of the Manatee river is yours at this casually elegant restaurant/ballroom near the new Bradenton Riverwalk; an extensive menu includes thoughtful entrees, sandwiches and seafood. Dine indoors, at the bar or on the riverfront patio.

Pino's at Paradise Plaza

Classic Italian fare prepared with innovative flair by master European chef Pino Luongo. Our restaurant critic says, "Even if you think you know everything Italian, let Pino surprise you."

Polo Grill and Bar

Serving American cuisine with a global soul, a hopping lounge area, and live entertainment.

Pomona Bistro & Wine Bar

You'll find creative, well-executed cuisine in a sophisticated setting at this chic Citrus Square restaurant. Save room for dessert, like the maple mascarpone cheesecake with candied walnuts.

Rick's French Bistro

Classic French comfort food (duck cassoulet, snapper sauce Meuniere) served in this pocket-sized restaurant.

Rick’s French Bistro

Located in South Sarasota, this cozy bistro is known for their homemade French cuisine, including, of course, escargot.

Roast

Chef Andrew Thompson offers creative cuisine using locally sourced seasonal and organic ingredients in his intimate new restaurant adjacent to the Sarasota Opera House.

Roessler's Restaurant

Set on a picturesque lake surrounded by gardens, this family-owned restaurant offers classic dishes like Colorado lamb rack and bouillabaisse. Its award-winning wine list received Wine Spectator's "Best of" Award of Excellence.

Roy's

Hawaiian fusion cuisine from James Beard-winning chef Roy Yamaguchi. Start your meal with the famous Hawaiian martini, and then continue on to any of the seafood, hand-cut meat or sushi selections. Boasts an excellent wine list, too.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

This renowned restaurant offers steaks seared to perfection, as well as seafood, lamb chops, chicken and seasonal vegetables.

Saltwater Café

The vast offerings on Saltwater Café’s menu include steaks, seafood, pizza, and a gluten-free menu. They don’t skimp on the late-night offerings, either.

Salute!

Enjoy made-from-scratch pastas and other authentic Italian cuisine at this casually elegant eatery. On balmy nights, the outdoor dining terrace bustles. Live music Friday and Saturday nights.

Savory Street

A breakfast and lunch cafe by day transforms into an upscale restaurant by night. Savory Street also offers breads, cakes and pastries in its international bakery.

Seasons 52

Seasonally inspired ingredients at their peak of freshness and rustic cooking techniques bring you light, sophisticated fare.Nothing on the menu is more than 475 calories.

Selva

A hip and happening downtown eatery that offers Nuevo Latino cuisine with an emphasis on Peruvian dishes. Don't pass up the ceviches a la casa. Custom cocktails, a late-night menu and DJ spinning music weekends, too, at Selva Lounge.

Sharky's on the Pier

A Venice landmark set smack dab on the beach at the city pier, Sharky's serves casual dishes like spiced shrimp nachos and crab cake sandwiches. Or try the new, upscale Fins at Sharky's, right next door.

Shore Diner

This St. Armands eatery has an open-air feeling that matches its fresh, often organic dishes. Creative cocktails, too.

Siesta Key Oyster Bar

With a laid-back, beachy atmosphere and a location minutes from Siesta Beach, SKOB offers cold beer, live music and a menu featuring oysters, pizza, sandwiches, and more.

Sign of the Mermaid

Fun, eclectic decor and Florida-inspired European cuisine. Try the duck breast or rack of lamb, and save room for Key lime pie.

Social Eatery & Bar

This hip new restaurant/bar does artisanal twists on Italian faves - pizza, meatballs, pastries and more.

SoMa Creek Side

Chef David Shiplett has renamed his eclectic, foodie-destination restaurant, SoMa Diner, and has moved west to the first floor of the downtown Bradenton Financial Center and renamed it Soma Creek Side.

Star Fish Company Market and Restaurant

The fresh grouper sandwich here can't be beat, but you'll also love the fried shrimp, conch fritters and other fresh seafood served dockside. Travel + Leisure recently named it one of America's top seafood restaurants.

Station 400

Set in a charmingly restored 1852 railroad depot, Station 400 is a popular choice for breakfast and lunch. Try the blueberry and almond pancakes or the fried green tomato BLT with Parmesan fries.

Tarpon Pointe Grill

Set smack-dab on the Manatee River, this casual waterfront eatery boasts island energy, thanks in part to its popular tiki bar. The menu spans from wings and burgers to seafood entrees like crab-stuffed flounder.

Taste of Asia

Recently relocated, this popular restaurant has vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian menus, but carnivores will be pleased with its lamb, beef and pork specialties, too. Great Laotian beers to sample as well.

The Capital Grille

Enjoy hand-cut, dry aged steaks and exceptional seafood entrees accompanied by more than 350 world-class wines.

The Lazy Lobster

Treat yourself to lobster any way you want it, or check out the myriad other seafood options.

The Sandbar

Flip-flops and bathing suits are welcome on the Gulf-front outdoor deck; the inside dinning room offers more formal service. The menu offers unfussy Florida fare with an emphasis on fresh seafood.

The Table Creekside

This sleek, chic restaurant with big picture windows overlooking Phillippi Creek presents imaginative global cuisine. Don't miss the infused vodkas and craft cocktails.

The Waterfront Restaurant

Exquisite views of Tampa Bay, inspired wine and beer selection and a menu with emphasis on fresh, natural flavors.

Tide Tables Restaurant and Marina

A fresh fish sandwich an a cold beer at a picnic table overlooking Sarasota Bay -- it doesn't get much better, whether your're a tourist or a local.

Toasted Mango Café

This popular breakfast and lunch spot serves eggs, waffles, pancakes and breakfast wraps, as well as hearty sandwiches and salads.

Tommy Bahama

Tommy Bahama welcomes you to paradise with a menu that boasts eclectic tropical fare and colorful cocktails. For dessert, try the pina colada cake or pineapple creme brulee.

Treviso

Artful dining at lunch and dinner overlooking the grounds of the Ringling Museum. Enjoy everything from gnocchi primavera to filet mignon, paninis, burgers, pastas and more. Museum admission not required.

Two Senoritas

A colorful, family-friendly restaurant with Mexican and Southwestern flair. Enjoy classic Mexican dishes such as quesadillas, enchiladas, burritos and made-fresh-to-order guacamole for lunch and dinner.

Veg

Under new ownership, this popular Gulf Gate vegetarian and seafood eatery presents seasonal, creative, colorful dishes for lunch and dinner, with extensive raw and gluten-free menus, too.

Vizen Japanese Restaurant

Vizen offers a world of tempting options in sashimi, sushi and tempura, fused with French influences.

Yachtsea Grille

Offering simple and creative cuisine for both lunch and dinner in a comfortable riverfront atmosphere. Menus feature seafood, salad, and meat selections, and also include gluten-free options.

Yoder's

Famous for its homemade pies (more than two dozen flavors like Dutch apple crumb and chocolate peanut butter), Yoder's also offers a wide variety of comfort food like Mom's meatloaf, chicken and dumplings, and country fried steak. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Yummy House

Yummy House is a big draw thanks to its authentic Chinese food-salt and pepper calamari, shrimp and scallops in XO sauce and Hong Kong roasted duck. Dim sum at lunch, too.

Ziti

On the creative Italian-American-Asian fusion menu you'll find Shanghai shrimp with wasabi aioli, a bevy of flatbreads and pasta options like Gorgonzola cream sauce and toasted hazelnuts. Gluten-free options available, too.

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