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Sarasota Wine Bar and Bistro

$$ - $$$American, ,
1528 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-366-0935
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible10%
13 Apr 2017
“Great place to try a variety of wines”
11 Apr 2017
“Wine to end the evening”
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American, Wine Bar, Bar
$$ - $$$
1528 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We visited here for the first time with an expired Groupon on Saturday evening. It was eerily empty for a Main Street establishment at 7pm on a weekend. Other bars and restaurants were teeming. We wanted to get at least the paid value of the...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Loved the selection of great wines and picking the size of the sample. Accompanying food was yummy. Had a flatbread and key lime pie. Delicious. Live music not so good.

Thank jettalady23
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This restaurant has a nice patio to relax and people watch. The wine selection was nice and the service was also really friendly.

Thank elizabeppes2017
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I have been here in the past... but extremely disappointed this time. One section of white wines had a paper towel covering it (unavailable). One of the round sections was half empty, the other half a duplicate of items already available. I walked in, and...More

Thank stacygroff
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

What's great about this place? How do I begin. First of all, this place is under new management, which is to say it has actually returned to the original management after a hiatus of several years. The current owners could not be nicer or more...More

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

First of all, I love a decent wine bar, so I was thrilled to find this place in my new city's downtown area. Unfortunately, no one seems to know anything about the wines, and one of the banks of white wines has been unavailable since...More

Thank TheCat495
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Someone has invested a lot of money into the Coravin wine system in this little place. The rest of the decor/ambiance is small, but homey and cute. The problem is that the rows of bottles under gas give the place all the charm of an...More

2  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I love this concept for a wine bar with the self-dispensing machines; allows for variety of choices and sampling sizes but service and food quality is considerably sub-par. First of all, staff did not seem well-educated about wines and descriptions were not readily available; it...More

1  Thank solgypsy
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Good selection of wines to try in whatever size pour you wish. One in party wanted beer- and they supposedly have an assortment of craft beers but they weren't listed on menu and waitress said she only knew they had Bud and Bud Lite (not...More

2  Thank LbkFla
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Great place to sample a variety of delicious wines and cheeses. Tonight there was live music. Friendly staff and charming setting. I'll be back!

1  Thank born_to_fun
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
American, Wine Bar, Bar
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1528 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
    (S Lemon Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-366-0935
Come join us for a glass of fine wine With over 100 wines in stock to choose from, we have something for everyone from the experienced sommelier to the novice wine taster. We feature an eclectic selection of cheeses and charcuteries from around the world to pair with your wines. Come for wine and stay for dinner!!!
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