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  • mozaic

    Mozaic, 1377 Main St., Sarasota, 5-10 p.m., Sun.–Thur.; 5-11 p.m., Fri.–Sat.
    951-6272,mozaicsarasota.com

    Mozaic

    Mozaic serves modern cuisine inspired by North Africa, combined with an old-fashioned style of service and presentation that makes it one of downtown Sarasota's great restaurants. Read the review.

  • fwyummy16b

    Yummy House, 3232 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, open daily 11 a.m.–3:00 p.m., 5-9:30 p.m., 351-1688

    Yummy House

    Does this new Chinese restaurant live up to its considerable hype and the long lines waiting to get in? Read the review to find out, and see our take on Yummy House's dim sum offerings.

  • casantica

    CasAntica, 1213 North Palm Ave., Sarasota, 4–11 p.m. daily, 366-1840

    CasAntica

    Restaurateur Peter Migliaccio sold his popular Cafe Gabbiano on Siesta Key, but couldn't stay out of the business. His new CasAntica is in a quaint old house in downtown Sarasota, with much of the same cuisine that drew people to his former spot. Read the review.

  • rincon cubano

    Rincon Cubano, 1756 North Honore Avenue, Sarasota; open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Mon. – Sat.; 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun.; 706 - 3472

    Rincon Cubano

    This homey Cuban restaurant is well worth seeking out, and you can’t beat the prices, especially given the size of the servings. Read the review.

  • ortygia 2

    Ortygia Restaurant, 1418 13th Street West, Bradenton, Open 11:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Tues.–Sat., 741- 8646,ortygiarestaurant.com

    Ortygia

    Ortygia Restaurant doesn’t have a high profile address—and may need a little map work to find—but it does have what counts: a warm setting, friendly service and, most importantly, Sicilian food prepared with an uncommon flair. Read the review.

  • melange

    Mélange, 1568 Main St., Sarasota, 6 p.m.-2 a.m.; closed Tues., 953-7111,lanrestaurant.com

    Melange

    The former Lan Restaurant has remodeled, renamed and changed its menu. Now chef Lan Bradeen focuses on small plates that range across a wide culinary spectrum. Read the review.

  • Steak tartar at CdZ. (Photo provided)

    CdZ Restaurant and Lounge, 1111 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Sarasota, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., 309-2000,ritzcarlton.com

    CDZ at the Ritz-Carlton

    In the midst of big changes in the Ritz's dining offerings, CDZ offers a smaller venue and a scaled-down menu for a more informal dining experience. Does the restaurant live up to the Ritz's high standards? Read the review.

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