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Best Places for Easter Brunch near Longboat Key or Sarasota

Orlandosueb Apr 14, 2011 03:27 PM

Any suggestions for great food with an atmosphere that's not stuffy?

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    Melissssa RE: Orlandosueb Apr 16, 2011 09:04 AM

    Mattison's Fourty One does a great job for Sunday brunches, not stuffy at all but nicer family atmosphere. The Colony on Longboat Key, may be considered stuffy, but right on the beach and is definitely the best brunch in Sarasota!

    7275 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231

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      Mother of four RE: Melissssa Apr 17, 2011 08:22 AM

      I thought that the Colony was long gone?????

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        Longboat RE: Mother of four Apr 17, 2011 10:02 AM

        The Colony IS long gone. And the Colony wasn't definitely the best brunch in the area anyway -- the best brunch is and was at the Ritz. However, Melissssa asked for something not stuffy and so the Ritz drops out....

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          ospreycove RE: Longboat Apr 17, 2011 12:40 PM

          LBK...The Ritz Brunch is very beautiful, engineered and complete in every way. I find the $69.00 per person before tax and tip a little sporty. Be advised, the Mother's Day Brunch and I believe Easter Brunch as well is a "trim" $95.00 per person before tax and tip. How much "Art" can you consume.....lol

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            irwin RE: ospreycove Apr 18, 2011 05:39 AM

            The brunch at Lido Beach Resort has been excellent. I think its around $30, with a gorgeous view.

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              Orlandosueb RE: irwin Apr 19, 2011 04:54 AM

              Thanks for all the great brunch suggestions; I am looking forward to trying something new!

    2. cookbookman RE: Orlandosueb Apr 20, 2011 07:18 AM

      There are lots and lots of great places to enjoy your Easter brunch or dinner in Sarasota that won't break the bank.

      Trader Vic's Island Grill
      J. Ryans on the Grill
      Turtles on Little Sarasota Bay
      Sam Sneads
      Mattison's Forty One
      Mattisons's Riverside

      Those are a few that should fit into any budget. Here's a list with some more.


      Mattison's Forty One
      7275 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231

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        ellimac13 RE: Orlandosueb Apr 21, 2011 01:00 PM

        Ophelia's on the bay does an outstanding Easter brunch and you can sit right on the water! Only $30 a person and includes bloody marys and mimosas.

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          Longboat RE: Orlandosueb Apr 21, 2011 07:02 PM

          Ate at Libby's tonight. They are advertising an Easter Sunday brunch for $29 per adult and $12 for children under 12.

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