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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've wanted to try Element for years. It's in an ideal location in the heart of downtown Sarasota with valet parking at either entrance. *The automated reservation wound up being a hassle. It moved us from the dining room to the bar, which led to...a round of phone calls, voice-mails, etc. (I eventually stopped by in person to confirm prior to our dinner. It was to be a "blind double-date" and I wanted to get it right for our two friends meeting for the first time.) *Before our friends started to arrive, I informed the waitress it would be two checks at night's end. But when the time came, she brought out...three checks! (Since it was the other couples first time meeting, this caused an unnecessary round of additional awkwardness.) *My wife has some food allergies and the waitress offered to swap in some equivalent side-dishes with the entree. Her $37 salmon arrived as the only thing on the plate which she expected but the side-dish of broccolini wound up being a $14 upcharge! The dinner itself was excellent. The service was also very good. The waitress was very kind. Despite the reservation snafu, the unfortunate upcharge and the bill frustration we still had a lovely night.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the new brunch menu! Food was to die for. Very reasonably priced for the type of food being offered! Loved the service also! Great drink specials such as Bottomless Mimosas too. I’d absolutely bring my friends here for a nice Sunday afternoon!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed September 9, 2023 via mobile

First visit after passing by many times. Wonderful visit and easily five stars except for two price shockers: the sea bass special was $63, which the server didn’t mention and shame on me for not asking. Yikes. And my Old Fashioned was $22, which I...suspect was more than usual because the server asked if I’d like it smoked and I said sure. (Very nifty presentation, but still - $22?) The wine mark-ups were equally overbearing. But if you can stomach the price, the rest was A+. The chef had just that day started offering a new appetizer of truffled bacon jam on ciabatta that is destined to be a hit for years. My fish was perfect, husband’s Prime rib excellent, service 100% attentive. We’ll definitely go back but next time I’ll get the $33 salmon.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 12, 2023 via mobile

We tried to get into Duvals for happy hour but it was packed. We walked a couple doors down to element and found they also do happy hour. I think we’ve found our new spot. We sat at the bar. I got a cosmo. Hubby...got a Manhattan. $7 each!!! We split an order of the tacos which were absolutely delicious. Wow. This were $10 for three and full of meat. Service was very friendly. We will be back for dinner for sure.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Lauren DiTaranto, Marketing at Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta., responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2023

We are so glad you had the opportunity to enjoy our Happy Hour. We also offer it after 9pm every day as well. We hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed June 7, 2023 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant but all show and no go! I have been to many great steakhouses (Peter Luger’s, Del’Friscos, The Homestead, Sparks). I don’t care about spending money for great food, but the dishes at Element are definitely not worth the prices. The steak I ordered...was cold and tough, and my salad didn’t have enough dressing and the sides were pretty tasteless. I have been there twice, but I will never go back!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Lauren DiTaranto, Marketing at Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta., responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2023

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Reviewed April 14, 2023

Had a fantastic steak and great service at Element SRQ. Giving a shoutout to our server, Mike S., who went above and beyond to ensure our guests had a great time in Sarasota.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Lauren DiTaranto, Marketing at Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta., responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2023

Thank you! We will be sure to pass the compliments to Mike! We hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed April 14, 2023

The wife and I were in downtown Sarasota and wanted to have a nice dinner. We have been to Element before, and have always had good experiences. We ordered a steak and seafood dinner. Food was excellent. Service was very good as usual (we recommend...asking for Mike). Not the cheapest place to eat out, but in line with other higher end restaurants in town. If you want to have a special night out, this would be a place to seriously consider.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Lauren DiTaranto, Marketing at Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta., responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2023

Thank you so much. We are glad you had a beautiful, special evening with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 14, 2023

Excellent service by Mike Spetsios!! He and his team always do a great job. Drinks were delivered quickly and food came in a timely manner. Server Mike stopped by multiple times to check on us

Date of visit: February 2023
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Lauren DiTaranto, Marketing at Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta., responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2023

Thank you so much! We are so glad Mike took great care of you all. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 14, 2023

We had a wonderful experience. We were able to sit outside and our server Mike was incredible. The food was some of the best I've had in Sarasota.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Lauren DiTaranto, Marketing at Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta., responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2023

Thank you so much! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed April 13, 2023

Element is a divine experience for anyone craving delicious drinks and superb service in the sun soaked heart of Sarasota! My friend and I have gone for cocktails here many times and are always graciously greeted before seated on the breezy patio; the inside is...beautiful, but we love to watch the sunset on the square. The staff is truly sensational all around, but we are always in the finest care with Michael as our server. His warm and comforting demeanor is matched only by his professionalism and care for the dining experience; an experience made exponentially better with his delicious menu recommendations. Between the flavorful libations, impeccable service, and wonderful atmosphere, you will not want to miss an evening at Element! We will be returning!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Lauren DiTaranto, Marketing at Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta., responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2023

Thank you so much for the kind words and compliments about our staff. We are so glad you had a wonderful dining experience with us and can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 13, 2023

Element is such a great place to go meet up with friends! Michael always makes every experience comfortable, fun for everyone - and has always made repeat customers come back again and again for the excellent service. Will be back again soon!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Lauren DiTaranto, Marketing at Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta., responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2023

Thank you! We are so glad you have a wonderful time with Michael again and again! We can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed March 28, 2023

We went to Element Restaurant with another couple who lives in the same Sarasota downtown condo location and ordered 2 meals which was a special Kan Kan pork chops for $64 per meal. We asked our waitress if the portion was enough for one person.... She stated that it was a very large portion and two people could eat one order. We ordered salads and a couple of apps . When out pork chop arrived it was about 5 inches thick . Cutting into the chop it was gray in color and the middle was raw. . I proceeded to cut the chop and the middle was red and very cold to the touch . I asked the waitress to please ask the chef to cook the chop . It was brought to our table and still raw . Therefore I butterflied the chop and sent it back to the chef to cook further. It literally was sent back to cook further for the 3 rd time . I felt so bad for the waitress who knew we were frustrated. We are not ones to complain but when you get your chef to try 3 times and still being raw. We decided to talk to the manager. . He came to our table and just gave us his apologies which we were astounded by his attitude. Overall apps, wine and salad was great. Element needs to be more proactive as to listening to the customer as we suggested that the chef with the thickness of the chop should possibly better to butterfly it and the manager needs to listen to the customer with a better attitude .We will not be planning on returning to the Element. We eat out 5 to 6 days a week and are not tourist but rather full time residents of downtown . Sarasota has so many restaurants to choose from. Too bad for such a bad ding experienceMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Lauren D, Marketing at Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta., responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2023

We would like to start by thanking you for taking the time to share your recent experience. We appreciate your feedback and want to assure you that we take your comments seriously. We apologize that your experience did not meet your expectations, especially with regards...More

Reviewed January 21, 2023 via mobile

We went back to The Element. We haven't been there in a while, and I have to say, it was just excellent. They did not jack their prices up like everyone else seems to be taking advantage of the inflation situation. The food quality was...excellent, and so was the service. Good for them. It's already got beautiful atmosphere, but now they've kept everything else going wonderfully.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Lauren D, Marketing at Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta., responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2023

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed the element experience. See you again soon.

Reviewed November 19, 2022

The bread was not worth eating. Tasted like yeast and crust was non existent. Wedge salad was good. Chicken over pasta was dried out and overcooked. Pasta and sauce was good. Really over rated and very expensive. Much better restaurants in Sarasota.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Lauren D, Marketing at Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta., responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2022

Thank you for your review. There are so many wonderful restaurants to dine at in Sarasota and we hope you find one that makes you smile!

Reviewed November 11, 2022 via mobile

Expensive for what they offer you! My girlfriend order a wagyu (small portion based in other restaurants we visit) I order a New York Stripe + 2 drinks + Martini only. Total $245 Based on the others restaurants I visited this is expensive than usual!...My opinion.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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