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Lido Beach Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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700 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236-2011
+1 941-388-2161
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here specifically to have drinks and see the sunset. After getting off the elevator, we walked toward the restaurant and saw a little alcove, still out in the hallway lounge, that had a small table and 2 comfortable chairs and a SPECTACULAR view of the entire stretch of beach and the setting sun. We continued into the grill... More 

Thank Janet B
Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A return (one of many) visit to the Lido Beach Grill. Friendly service. The bartenders are wonderful and best of all, Sal Garcia was back playing and singing for a very appreciative audience. We had a wonderful time and we are planning another visit this Saturday to celebrate my birthday. Thank you Lido Beach Grill and thank you, Sal!

Thank sapadden
Burlington, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice bar. Good view. Food was excellent. Not cheap. The bar closes early so you will get to bed on time.

Thank foldzy123
Bumpass, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was excellent, service was below par. Waited a long time before being offered drinks. The Mimosas sucked. Omelet maker was too busy to cut the roast beef. Need one for each. Maybe some wait staff were given day off, New Years Day. The entire place needs some TLC. Showing wear and tear.

Thank Robert R
Orpington, England
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked to have a meal in the restaurant on the 8th floor but nobody was eating except for those drinking and eating at happy hour. We enjoyed happy hour and the great views. We eat downstairs in the end which was good with good service.

Thank Dennis-and-Barbara
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had drinks and delicious appetizers while we were staying at a nearby timeshare. We sampled the crab cakes, lobster sliders, flatbread and chowder. The view from the eighth floor was wonderful and the bartender was excellent.

Thank skoo
Sarasota, fl
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217 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We rarely do Sunday Brunch, but it's Christmas time and we're meeting old friends. The venue choice turned out really well ... excellent choices ... from eggs benedict to bangers to smoked salmon to hand made omelets PLUS deserts. All good as were the bloody mary's

1 Thank Philip P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We are celebrating a birthday and wanted to come back to enjoy the brunch and views. The selection is both creative and interesting. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We'll be back.

2 Thank Dan K
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Fancy but friendly even during remodel updates. Next to public beach parking and you can use beach or sit by pools, yes two! and eat from good lunch menu. Big tiki bar to watch tv or sunset while having ice cold beer and a full bar of drinks. Get the mudslide with extra chocolate! Not a rowdy place but fun... More 

Thank Mullinix
Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I went to the Lido Grille ,at the invitation of my good friend, who raved about her previous brunch about a year ago. She went on and on about the delicious and enormous amount of food they had. She said the place had been packed last year. Well, after driving over an hour to get there and making a reservation,... More 

Thank Joseph A
Sharon F, Manager at Lido Beach Grill, responded to this review

I am so sorry you had that experience! I can not thank you enough for caring enough to let us know that we fell short of both your and our expectations!!! We take pride in our reputation for the Grille and especially the brunch. I will research this and make the adjustments needed. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236-2011
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-388-2161
Serving dinner seven days a week and Brunch on Sunday, The Lido Beach Grille specializes in modern American cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Using only the freshest ingredients, our Executive Chef Matt Lewis creates a variety of entree selections - from salad to choice meats and local seafood - and house specialty desserts Our atmosphere is upscale but casual, with the only panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Sarasota skyline.In the Sunset Lounge, gather for pre-dinner mixed drinks, cocktails, beer, and wine. And, as the name implies, enjoy the best sunset views over the Gulf.Every Sunday, join us for the best Champagne Brunch in the city. Featuring omelet and prime rib stations, breakfast and lunch buffet items, a raw bar, salads, breads, and desserts, the Lido Grille Sunday Brunch has something for every taste and every age.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?