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beachco Feb 12, 2009 05:44 PM

Last Sunday I went to the "Cork" in St. Armonds Cr in Sarasota. No reservations, we walked right in and got a prime table by the window. I had Foie Grois, gazpacho, and duck. Everything was excellent and recommended.

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  1. sixelagogo RE: beachco Feb 13, 2009 03:02 AM

    my family and i will be checking it out this week...looking foward to it

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      Arthur16 RE: sixelagogo Feb 13, 2009 08:23 PM

      The food and service are good. But, be prepared for a very noisy meal unless you sit outside.

      Lately I have been enjoying C'est la Vie on Main Street for a light lunch.Their bakery products are wonderful.

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        Longboat RE: Arthur16 Feb 14, 2009 04:40 AM

        I think you need to distinguish between Cork upstairs and downstairs. Downstairs must be the area you are saying is noisy. That's where they have an excellent but "lighter" menu, with tables in the downstairs section of the restaurant and also out on the sidewalk. Upstairs, is where they have their fancier restaurant and it's always quiet, including last night when I dined there. The only exception to this is if you choose to eat in their upstairs bar section (which I've never done) -- that can be noisy when they have live music -- but that's the point of live music. ;-)
        Cork upstairs remains one of the top tables in Sarasota.
        As always, your mileage may vary.

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          stack_c RE: Longboat Feb 16, 2009 10:51 AM

          Longboat
          - Completely agree. Cork (upstairs) is by far one of the top 3 dining destinations in all of Sarasota and neighboring Keys IMO... have NEVER had a bad experience there and is our top place to recommend to visitors and guests

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