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Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar

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481 N Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5003
+1 941-706-1677
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17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
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Osprey, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we had a dinner with a large group of people after the main seating at 7:30pm and had a choice of three entrees food was great service excellent and lots of fun

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Thank Tim C
Zephyrhills, Florida
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place to visit if you are in Sarasota and are looking for a special place to dine. The owner, Arthur, greeted us both times we were there, and the servers have been well informed and attentive. The food is creative and artfully presented. A lot of thought goes into the menu and the ingredients. Everything was delicious.

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Thank Leland A
Arthur L, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Leland. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food. It was so wonderful serving you and we look forward to your next return. More 

Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant many times since it opened and we have never been disappointed. An elegant, inviting dining room. The service was attentive but subtle and as usual the food was interesting and delicious. A well balanced wine list. Last night we brought friends and they (and we) will definitely return. The only negative is the room... More 

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Thank Sally F
Arthur L, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Sally. We are so happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your meal. It was truly our pleasure serving you all and we look forward to your next return. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

What a treat we had, discovering Pomona on a fairly quiet Wednesday evening. We had one of the very best meals we've had in Sarasota! We considered the Charcuterie platter as an appetizer, but will have that another time. I had the special foie gras on toast with a superbly paired orange reduction drizzled on the plate. That was a... More 

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Thank Barbb4759
Arthur L, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Barbb4759! We are so happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your celebratory vacation dinner, especially the duck confit and potatoes au gratin. It was truly a pleasure serving you both and we look forward to your next return. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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60 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is the third review I am actually writing for Pomona, and that is primarily because we frequent our favorite Sarasota restaurant on a weekly basis when we are in town. The reasons that Pomona is our go to Sarasota restaurant are many… First and foremost, it is hospitality at its best from the two wonderful owners Arthur Lopes, for... More 

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2 Thank Michele S
Arthur L, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Michele. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the meal, especially the pommes frites and potato gratin. It has been so wonderful serving you and we look forward to continuing to provide you with delicious meals and excellent experiences. More 

Nassau, New Providence Island
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163 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Three of my friends graciously offered to take me out for a birthday dinner at Pomonas...a very highly thought of restaurant in Sarasota. I ordered medium well Lamb with NO seasoning (NAKED). What I got was medium rare and no seasoning (1 of 2 requests was ok). It was very tender and delicious (for medium rare). What I did next...... More 

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1 Thank By C
Arthur L, Manager at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback regarding your recent visit with us C. I would like to apologize for your "birthday undelight" that you had while having dinner with us. I am sorry to hear that your lamb was heavily salted and was not enjoyable. We are happy to hear that your other guests enjoyed their... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This restaurant has an excellent menu and wine selection. The service is exemplary from the greeting you at the front door through leaving. The environment is very nice and they have an outdoor option. Don't skip dessert

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Thank Shari B
Arthur L, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Shari B! It was a pleasure serving you and we look forward to your next return. More 

Longboat Key, Florida
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Pomona Bistro is one of Sarasota's best restaurants. Creative, well presented, delicious continental cuisine together with in-house desserts prepared by co-owner, Arthur. Pomona is definitely a venue to visit time and time again.

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Thank kneel126
Bradenton, Florida
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

My daughter suggested this restaurant from the Internet ratings. The four of us were very disappointed! From the wine, cheese plate, steak, quail to the cappuccino it was awful! But the dessert was the nail in the coffin, terrible. I have tasted soufflés many times but this tasted like wallpaper paste. I usually do not like writing bad reports unless... More 

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Thank Cynthia H
Arthur L, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback regarding your recent visit with us Cynthia. We really strive to ensure a great dining experience to every single one of our guests, and I am sorry that you and your family did not enjoy your wine dinner or dessert. We are always improving and working to be the best,... More 

Tampa, Florida, United States
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

My husband and I had our "date night" at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar based on its wonderful reviews . We found Pomona to be everything and more. We were about 30 minutes early for our reservation, which was no problem for Arthur Lopes, who greeted us as we walked in. Arthur is very much the "front of the house"... More 

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Thank Lisa H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, International
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 481 N Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5003
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-706-1677

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?