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“Imaginative menu items”
Review of Indigenous

Indigenous
Ranked #37 of 1,165 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 8 - USD 28
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Focusing on sustainable seafood and local farms in a beautiful remodeled old Florida cracker cottage, with an amazing outdoor seating area. James Beard Best Chef South Semi Finalist Steve Phelps and his team are focused on creating a better food system.
Reviewed 10 March 2018

This restaurant has really unique and imaginative menu items. I had the short ribs, super tender and tasty. Others had the swordfish and thought it was great. Staff was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Good wine selection.

Thank e1949
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We had not been to Sarasota and Indiginous for a few years. When we could not get a table for Saturday night, we extended our visit until Tuesday when they would again be open.

The wait was worth it. Their mushroom bisque is the best anywhere. We had their house pickled peppers, crudo and a Vietnamese style shrimp salad followed by a grapefruit sorbet. All unique in their own way and delicious.

Thank RichR
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This upscale place has inside and outside dining and the chef really knows how to put interesting ingredients together in an attractive and tasty way. Music is a bit loud but if you are with friends you can still be heard. And the food is worth the price. An excellent fine dining place with exceptional starters and salads and great fish.

Thank silvera2
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

We have had dinner at Indigenous on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent- fresh and local - and the service is excellent. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Whether you are from the area or visiting Sarasota, Indigenous is definitely worth a visit.

Thank PJ7547
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Indigenous was recommended to us by our fellow ex-Canuk Tracey Freeman, so we reserved a table for last Tuesday evening. It was cool but we sat outside. The staff were very helpful in ensuring we were comfortable by closing canopy drapes and turning on heaters after the sun went down. Mike was our server and knew the dishes on the menu very well and helped us decide. He also let us try a couple of samples of a wine we were interested to have. We shared the mushroom bisque and a seafood bake. The bisque was wonderful, and the bake (casserole) was good for sharing. My wife had the sustainable fish choice for her entre, which that evening, was an Arctic Char, and I had the Gulf Shrimp dish. Both were delicious with a great combination of flavours. Being from the east coat, we eat a lot of seafood, and Indigenous did not disappoint.

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