Every palate can find a home at State Street Sarasota. The restaurants are world-class, top-notch eateries serving fresh seafood, local fare, and cuisine paired with delightful cocktails and drinks. Sip and eat your way through these fabulous restaurants lining State Street in downtown Sarasota.
Hyde Park Prime Steak House
Hyde Park Prime Steak House offers low lighting and a gentleman’s club atmosphere straight out of the 19th century. The vibe is chic, like a movie scene, complete with elegant meals served with an extensive wine list. Hyde Park is part of a chain with headquarters in Cleveland that appeals to executives, tourists with dinero, and diners wanting a tremendous once-in-a-lifetime experience. Diners who want a great catch (of fresh fish) or to try something new in Sarasota will find it all at Hyde Park Prime Steak House. Start with Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, nibble on a filet and lobster tail, or sink your teeth into their famous Long Bone Tomahawk Ribeye then finish it off with New York Style Cheesecake with Chambord cherry glaze. Many variations of meat and steak to try along with catch-of-the-day fish.
35 S Lemon Ave., Sarasota, (941) 366-7788
Brick’s Smoked Meats
Stop by Brick’s Smoked Meats to check out their tender meats, including brisket and ribs, and everything in between. Trendy in Sarasota, Brick’s used to be a popular stand in the downtown farmer’s market. The restaurant took it a step further offering great barbecue like tender smoked juicy brisket. Try the bacon burnt-end taco with chewy bacon bits, slaw, queso, and jalapenos. Macaroni and cheese along with State Street corn or pit-smoked ribs could serve as a full meal, not just a side. Enjoy the kale apple salad with pieces of chicken, pecans, and sour cream for a side. A platter of St. Louis ribs might also be in order following some nibbles, full of flavor and juice like most ribs on their menu. Seating is at long picnic tables with high tops and booths. Brick’s also sells small-production beers, wine, and cocktails, but the meat is the main attraction.
1528 State St, Sarasota ((941) 993-1435
State Street Eating House & Cocktails
State Street Eating House & Cocktails is a Mid-Century Industrial Chic spot in Sarasota for people to eat and drink in a festive atmosphere. An old bakery turned restaurant, the reclaimed lumber rafters and iron features provide an old-world feel to the urban space. Voted Best New Restaurant and Best Cocktail for many years running, State Street serves up the city’s best including mushroom toast with creme fraiche and red curry mussels with hints of lemongrass over fresh seafood. The bar features delectable vegetarian cuisine from a smaller menu that offers a variety of healthy options for both brunch and dinner. Stop by for an early (or late) evening cocktail at their bar and try their bourbon, a cocktail like Dante’s Inferno, or select from their extensive wine list of whites, reds, and bubbly to suit any palate.
1533 State St., Sarasota, (941) 951-1533
Sarasota offers many options for eating, but State Street is unique in that it has a few of the best Sarasota has to offer when it comes to urban chic cocktail bars and restaurants. Stop and give some of their food and beverages a try next time you’re in the mood for some great cuisine in a fun and lively atmosphere.