Libby's Cafe & Bar

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3.9 rating over 2 reviews

941-487-7300

1917 S Osprey Ave ( )

Sarasota, FL 34239

Neighborhoods: Southside Village

 
Description: Libby's Cafe & Bar is a Contemporary American, Tapas, and Steak restaurant where most Menuism users came for a romantic date.
Tags: Contemporary American, Takeout, Good For Kids, Tapas, Steak, Seafood, Contemporary, American, Reservations, and OpenTable
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  • 1 user loves Libby's Cafe & Bar
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From OpenTable: 

Lively and casually sophisticated Libby's Cafe + Bar has won over the hearts and palates of Sarasota diners and visitors since opening in October 2008. Its Modern American cuisine includes creative Asian and Italian influences with small and large plate options. Whether it’s enjoying a Happy Hour special, lunch, Sunday Brunch, dinner or a special occasion event in the private dining room, value, quality and service consistency is paramount for this family owned café that thrives on genuine hospitality.

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Gayot
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14 / 20
Price:
$$$$$

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Libby's Cafe & Bar

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OK at best

The full review is posted on our blog (http://bit.ly/1FyVJp) but overall this was just an okay experience.

The food was really good in some spots and very bad in others. The noise level is very high, but not unbearable. Service was decent.

The wine list is average, with pretty good pricing but leans towards the high end.

We’ll give it another try at some point.

Dishes I tried:

Beef Tartare

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Wasabi seared yellowfin tuna

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Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

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Lots of crab meat, with minimal filling… perfect!

Miso glazed Chilean sea bass

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Way overcooked with undercooked bok choy side… how much worse could it get?

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Sorry? What? I couldn't hear you...

The restaurant is exceptionally loud as there are no full walls. The loud bar area is divided from the restaurant by only a ½ wall, just like you find at Bennigans. Doors are left open looking directly out onto the street as the traffic rumbles by. The overall effect makes it difficult to have a nice dinner & actually hear the other guests at your table.

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