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Roessler's Restaurant

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2033 Vamo Way, Sarasota, FL 34238-3147
+1 941-966-5688
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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323 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

My wife and I had previously eaten in the main dining room, and noticed the smaller bistro area with more limited (and cheaper) menu just inside the front door. We tried that on this visit and were quite happy with the choice. They do a 3 course menu with just 3 or 4 selections for $29, a great value for... More 

Thank David H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Always a fantastic treat. We have been enjoying meals there for over 20 years. Everytime we leave we say "This place is so good....Can't wait until we come back."

Thank Jay F
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Roessler's limited menu is always dependably good. The entrees our party of six had were all very tasty. The sides sometimes are a bit mundane. For example, five of us had spinach as a side, and it tasted basically like plain boiled spinach. Service can sometimes be spotty. On our most recent visit, our server was more chatty than efficient.

Thank InspectorT
Sarasota, Florida
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Good food, generous drinks, very good service. The grounds are beautiful. It's a nice place for an upscale meal with traditional service.

Thank Joe M
Sarasota, FL
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193 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Been there many times and it is still a fine restaurant. The facility is nice and is well run. This is a good place for friends or family. It is a formal dining room (table cloths and napkins) that is very clean and well maintained. The food was pretty good. Of the six meals served only one wasn't up to... More 

Thank retirededward
Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It was my wife's birthday and she has been asking about going to Roessler's for quite some time. This restaurant has been a staple of fine dining in Sarasota for decades. I had not been there since I was a kid, over 20years ago. Our dinner began with the 7pm reservation that he made 3 days prior. It was a... More 

Thank TheEd W
South Burlington, Vermont
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

First visit but won't be our last! News Years Eve dinner included a special price fixe menu nut I believe most of the items are on their regular menu as well. Don,to think you could go wrong with anything. We ate in their smallest room, the Wine Room and after looking in the main dining room, we would prefer where... More 

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Venice, Florida
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122 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This is the kind of restaurant that one reserves for special occasions and Christmas Dinner fits the bill. Roessler's does not disappoint. The food was expertly prepared and served befitting the the restaurant's reputation. We went as a party of eight and each of us had something different and in all cases rave reviews. My wife and I had the... More 

Thank Al B
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158 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This restaurant has a reputation for fine dining and it just didn't make it for me. Others in my party had complaints about this or that. Overall the experience was ok but just not up to the standard you would expect given it's reputation and prices

Thank Al H
Little Silver, New Jersey
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Think butter, cream, cheese and more butter. But delicious. This is an "old school:" French restaurant (of which very few remain) like the ones form the 1970s. But that was also when most of the guests (atlas the night we were there) were int he prime of their lives. The Veal Piccata was very tasty, very tender - just a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 35
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2033 Vamo Way, Sarasota, FL 34238-3147
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-966-5688

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