Boca- Sarasota

4.5
856 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Boca Kitchen Bar & Market brings delectable flavors in modern American comfort cuisine to downtown Sarasota. Located by the performing arts district in the heart of downtown Sarasota,the restaurant boasts beautiful indoor and outdoor seating options as well as a view of the open kitchen where you can watch Chefs create dishes you are about to enjoy. Sit back and enjoy the relaxed ambiance with rustic décor and a varied menu including Boca favorites such as fried green tomatoes, grow-wall salads, freshly made flatbreads, yellowfin tuna and the daily fresh fish. Our burgers and meatloaf are made from the finest prime beef and our chicken is farmed naturally without artificial hormones. At Boca we believe high quality ingredients deliver top flavors and with the farm-to-table method everyone is a winner.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11am-4:00pm
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4:00pm-11:00pn
Friday-Satuday 4:00pm-12:00am
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(941) 256-3565
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Business Casual
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Please contact Boca Sarasota directly for private dining inquiries.
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m
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The salads where superb! I enjoyed the chop salad my wife had the spinach salad. The muscles were outstanding! The cocktails delicious overall highly recommend this place !

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MS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited while on family vacation. Loved the food and service was outstanding. Had the mahi mahi filet over veggie noodles, it was delicious. Everyone else’s food was perfect. Would definitely go back on our next visit to Siesta Key.

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NB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT SERVICE.
FOR NEXT TIME I HOPE THEY ARE NOT OUT OF FRENCH CHAMPAGNE....WHICH I WANTED FOR MY BIRTHDAY.

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NM
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Boca serves some of the best food in Sarasota. If the noise level was just a little lower I would love to give it a fifth star.

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l
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 4th time eating there and it never disappoints. Twice I've had the staff's selection and it is always amazing. This restaurant is one of my favorites.

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C
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Restaurant no longer takes OpenTable reservations and worked to accommodate us. Should be removed from this system to not cause future inconveniences

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JL
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at this location and it didn’t disappoint. Sweet potato gnocchi is excellent as well as the cheese board.

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KM
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Service was excellent. The only negative was the noise. Very hard to talk.
Otherwise was great !

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S
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great, service was ok. Noise level was awful. We were at a round table that sat 6 people. Had to practically shout to get the person across from you to hear anything. I was hoarse the next day!

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DG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great snazzy layout to the restaurant. We sat upstairs in he main dining and it was a little loud, but there was a pretty rowdy group seated next to us. Really enjoyed the bacon Brussels sprouts and Steak entree. My wife got the meatloaf and I was almost jealous. It was really good! I’m sure we will be back again. The old fashion was reason enough to come back.

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SK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Love the atmosphere! Server was friendly but not up to date on the specials....should have advised us an item on menu was no longer available, told us the wrong cobbler for the day. Most all the food being served rooked amazing. I was a bit disappointed with my Bibb salad....quite small compared to all other salads I have enjoyed previously & that I saw being served to other tables. It was tasty but should be considered a side salad.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our dinner at Boca! I love the atmosphere and overall creative and unique style. Wes was our server and had a great smile and was very polite. He did a great job explaining the specials and suggested some delicious cocktails. Look forward to another dinner or happy hour soon.

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TW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Uncomfortable chairs. Not greeted at door. Hostess was sub par. Server did well. Food and drink over priced, but both prepared well.

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ND
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was very good. Everyone at the table ordered something different and all were great. I’d especially recommend the meatloaf and shrimp and grits. Waiter Ryan was very good as was Wes two weeks previously

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went in a double date with friends and had a great time. The food was fantastic!

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere for a night w friends or a romantic dinner. Have visited several times, highly recommend.

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EA
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As many people have mentioned, this place is extremely noisy. Noisy to the point you have to scream at each other to have a conversation. At one point we literally could not hear our waitress and were practically reading her lips. It’s that loud in this place. We dined upstairs, which was nice. Aside from the noise level, the food was excellent. My husaband said his steak was one of the best he’s ever had. I had the sweet potato gnocchi, which were not gnocchi, but butternut squash chunks in a good broth with cheese. If they can get the noise/music level down, I’d give this an all five star rating.

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F
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was wonderful! Food & service outstanding. Very noisy but a good energy!

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IB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I came in on Mothersday. And sat outside and everything was great. Recommended it to group of friends for lunch, I had been telling everyone how great it was. Then it wasn't. Everyone was unhappy with the food and the service.

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LD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food served by very friendly "hip" staff. This place has a big city feel that's a little out of the ordinary for Sarasota. Our only complaint is that you have to practically shout to be heard because it gets REALLY LOUD when it's busy....which is pretty much all the time!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Bad,noise bad, food not good

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MG
Naples
33 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fourth visit. Still enjoyable. Roasted oysters excellent as was the Kale Caesar. Shrimp and grits delicious but I liked the dish better when it had less sauce and you could really taste the grits. Cocktails were fabulous. Will return.

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SD
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and the atmosphere is really nice. They have something on the menu for everyone as well.

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B
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant! Both the food and the service were top notch. We come from a big city and are often disappointed by restaurants in smaller cities. Boca could hold its own in New York, DC, Chicago, or L.A. It’s our own gem right here in Sarasota.

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MA
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great farm to table! Went for lunch & dinner while I was in the area. :)

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d
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

fits in with the great downtown vibe--liked the idea of ordering something that was unknown and ended up with the best outer layer on chicken--plus the brussel sprouts were the best ever

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Little too noisy, hard to converse without shouting

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CS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We sat upstairs and it was very tight and loud. We have dined several times and sat downstairs - I would pass up a table upstairs from now on.
The staff could hardly serve.

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KB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Sarasota. If you enjoy healthy, tasty, local food then Boca is the place for you! We tried the pies, the smoked meatloaf, the cachaca chicken, burger, and zucchini fries, which are all excellent. Their berry crumble and ice cream is simply delicious.

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H
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alejandra was an efficient and very personable server-food was FANTASTIC!! We will be back often!

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DH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. My mom and I had eaten there for lunch in May after being directed there by a resident of Sarasota. We looked forward to our anniversary dinner there, and Mom came along. It was a little loud downstairs and gladly accepted seating upstairs. Food was great. Waiter was awesome. And, Boca treated us to dessert to celebrate our 35th anniversary. I highly recommend if you are looking for a unique dining experience.

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j
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I liked the farm to table concept. However, the restaurant was very noisy, service was slow, food ok but I doubt we'll go back.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the atmosphere and food! Great service !

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m
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Jordan was outstanding and we will ask for him when we return.

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JD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food is very good, but the staff seemed to have an attitude. When I asked if there was another table available because I didn’t want to sit by the restroom the Hostess laughed at me but then did show us another table. Our server was efficient but not pleasant. My daughter who works at a restaurant in Toronto couldn’t believe the staff was behaving this way. Left us feeling uncomfortable. Unfortunate because the food is quite good. But not sure I’d go back when there are so many restaurants to chose from in Sarasota.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Way too loud! Music too loud - have to shout to talk over music - left with sore throat and was desperate for quiet! This was our second visit and it was consistent with the first - second visit will be our last!

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JW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The chef and manager were very attentive to our meals and the food was superb (after a minor adjustment). We sat upstairs to try to be in a quieter environment but the entire place is so loud that you are yelling most of the time and repeating yourself. For a date or lively bar scene, it would be great, but not so great for friends just trying to catch up with each other.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The wait staff was excellent and the food was amazing. One of my best meals ever.

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JW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed our visit. A little put off by noise level at first but adjusted to it fine. The waiter and food were excellent! Will go back if I ever return to Sarasota.

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t
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the kale caesar with chicken. The last two times I visited, the chicken was not the same. The flavor was gone. Instead of a chicken piece, there were only strips. What happened???

However, the fried green tomatoes, burgers and sandwiches are great.

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