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Sarasota Wine Bar and Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar, Bar, Pizza
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1528 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803 (S Lemon Ave)
+1 941-366-0935
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:30
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Bradenton, Florida
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 auto plant. One never gets to touch or handle a bottle or even read a... More 

1 Thank Bob M
Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 wasn't always possible to read labels...isn't that the whole point of this concept: to discover... More 

Thank solgypsy
Longboat Key, Florida
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 what was wanted). We were there on Sat. evening about 8:00 and there were only... More 

1 Thank LbkFla
Central Florida, Florida
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank born_to_fun
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390 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

This is a great concept for people who want to try a large variety of wines. They have machines that dispense the desired portion of wine. I recommend try it here.

Thank Sean B
Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Had a great time. Had a late brunch a few suites down, and then popped into swc to check them out. It was my first time there, and I fell in love. Enjoyed the self-serve exploration through their selection of wine. Looking forward to going back.

Thank SRQjacob
Sarasota, Florida
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

Mary and I enjoyed sipping many interesting 1 oz pours. New owners said they would expand the wine cellar and we hope they add short descriptions of the wines they offer so readers can make better selections based on their own tastes.

Thank Michael K
Sarasota, Florida
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

if it's the previous owners that returned, then you'll have fun. Can try different kinds of wines and they have a good selection of tapas style foods.

Thank jennifer L
Bradenton, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

Coming into this restaurant just leaves you with a sense of "aw!". The service is fast, reliable and great! Different variety for for every wine fan. Honestly, If i had the money. Would come here every week. The music is played is created from a young and inspiring DJ who honestly comes close to Deadmau5

Thank Victor M
Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014 via mobile

AWESOME place to eat and drink. All the wine you can sample and buy. Perfect staff and great for parties and business meetings. Beautiful and classy. This will be my place to go when I'm downtown Sarasota.

Thank PerezNike42

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Wine Bar, Bar, Pizza
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?