Established

2012

One of the things you are likely to notice at Social Eatery & Bar, is the diversity of our guests. Locals, seasonal residents, and tourists all regularly frequent our establishment. There will be people of all ages enjoying themselves, which in Sarasota is somewhat uncommon. Some of our guests spend time socializing with family and friends for hours (we never rush our guests), while others are there to meet up with friends to start off their night. Early in the evening you will likely see people having dinner before taking in one of Sarasota’s many cultural offerings, as there are a half dozen nearby theaters, as well as opera, ballet, and musical performances all within a few blocks of our restaurant.

"Late night you may see these local actors, dancers and musicians
stopping by for a late night bite or a drink."


People often come here to celebrate an important event in their lives, such as a birthday, an anniversary, or the occasional bachelorette party. Yet there are also couples who come here to spend a romantic evening together, or are here to enjoy the company of good friends and family.

"At Social Eatery & Bar there is always a courteous almost party-like atmosphere,
particularly on the weekends."


The reason for this is simple. People come here to enjoy themselves, to be themselves, and to just “be social.” Sociality or Sociability is part of our natural instincts. Social Eatery & Bar is designed to be a social oasis where one can take in the natural beauty and elegant style of our unique indoor-outdoor setting with friends and family while comfortably enjoying good food and drink.

"America's Top 100 Alfresco Dining"

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PHILOSOPHY

Eat.

Farm Fresh

At Social Eatery & Bar, we serve Italian-American cuisine with an innovative twist that emphasizes farm fresh and local ingredients. All of our pizzas are made in a wood-fired oven and are not what you would find at a typical pizzeria. We utilize meats such as spicy salami, prosciutto, bacon, and fennel sausage and fresh ingredients such as red grapes, caramelized onions, goat cheese, arugula, and truffle oil to create some truly fantastic pizzas.

We also feature our own homemade meatballs, such as classic beef, chicken parmesan, vegetarian, or Mediterranean meatballs made from lamb. You can also enjoy classic pasta dishes such as penne carbonara, tagliatelle bolognese, ravioli, gnocchi, shrimp scampi and black ink spaghetti. Also quite popular are our “sharing plate” appetizers, like our outstanding meat and cheese plate (we also offer a veggie sharing plate), or our pretzel-dusted calamari, or a variety of bruschettas.

Of course you can always order a choice cut of filet mignon, or traditional favorites such as chicken Marsala or grouper piccata, or try our chef’s daily “gulf to fork” seafood and “butcher’s table” specials. We also serve several fresh, healthy, and hearty salads. To finish off your meal, try one of our wonderful desserts or some Italian gelato.

Drink.

craft

Social Eatery & Bar has created a one-of-a-kind drink menu of original craft cocktails. A new breed of craft distillers is turning out some very imaginative and tasty liquor in limited quantities that represent a new take on traditional spirits which we believe make some of the most amazing cocktails, especially when combined with fresh fruits, juices and preserves.

The American Distilling Institute defines craft liquor and spirits as “the products of an independently-owned distillery with maximum annual sales of 52,000 cases where the product is physically distilled and bottled on-site.” At Social Eatery & Bar we define craft liquor and spirits, at least the small batch craft brands that we serve, with words such as “unique,” “memorable,” and “delicious.”

Take some time to read through our cocktail menu to see exactly what we are talking about, and why we are so enthusiastic about the beverages we proudly create and serve. We wanted to create a bar menu that would impress classic mixologists of the past who made the craft of drink-making into an art, ingredient by ingredient.

We also feature several microbrew beers on tap, and also serve many more well-known beers. If you are interested in something deliciously different, try one of our beer cocktails. If you are not familiar with beer cocktails, read the more detailed description in our drink menu. We also offer zero proof drinks, that are just as creative as our craft cocktails, but without the alcohol.

Be.

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One of the things that set Social Eatery & Bar apart is the casual sophistication of our unique indoor-outdoor setting. Here you can dine al fresco in our garden patio courtyard amidst sunshine and greenery. A state of the art retractable roof protects you from inclement weather, and outdoor air conditioning units and space heaters keep you comfortable year round.

Our outside bar and lounge provides a lively and stylish open space. Enclosed fire pits rise up from coffee tables surrounded by long sofas to create a stunningly sublime setting for enjoying a cocktail or a glass of wine. If you prefer to dine indoors, try our main bar and dining room. With an urban cosmopolitan ambience that is contemporary city chic, it has the intimate feel of an upscale neighborhood restaurant and bar.

Wherever you are seated, we are sure that the style and beauty of Social Eatery & Bar will create the perfect atmosphere and environment like no other restaurant in Sarasota. (In fact, if you are interested in renting out our space and having us cater your event please contact us, as hosting a business or social event at Social Eatery & Bar will make an incredible impression that your guests will remember forever).