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Jun 27, 2012 04:17 PM

Where to eat in Sarasota now

What are the best 5 or 10 places for quiet casual dining offering high quality of food well presented in casual environments?

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  1. Derek's the best in town

    1. We just discovered Beckhams on the Trail on the northbound side of 41 just south of Clark Rd. My husband loves Filet Mignon, so if its on the menu, he orders it. We eat out a lot, but not at high-end restaurants. We like really good food in a relaxed atmosphere and Beckhams has it. It's a relaxed tavern, but the food is very special. Yesterday we had their 1st Sunday of the month Sunday Roast dinner - roast beef, roasted potatoes & parsnip, Yorkshire pudding, rutabaga, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, Brussels sprouts and gravy. Everything on my plate was delicious and perfectly cooked - even the vegetables. I wish we had saved room for dessert, as I hear they are to die for. Oh, they offer a lot of gluten free menu items too.