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“Average food”

Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta.
Ranked #21 of 915 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$56
Description: element is the embodiment of modern, simplistic dining located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, Florida. Chef Nils Tarantik takes the classic dishes and flavors imbues them with unique gastronomic twists and flares. The result is a timeless - yet boldly modern - dining experience. Element offers an extensive wine list and a craft cocktail bar as well as a private dining room. Come dine at Sarasota's Best Steakhouse and Sarasota's Most Romantic Restaurant!
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Description: element is the embodiment of modern, simplistic dining located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, Florida. Chef Nils Tarantik takes the classic dishes and flavors imbues them with unique gastronomic twists and flares. The result is a timeless - yet boldly modern - dining experience. Element offers an extensive wine list and a craft cocktail bar as well as a private dining room. Come dine at Sarasota's Best Steakhouse and Sarasota's Most Romantic Restaurant!
Reviewed 10 September 2021 via mobile

1st time visit and was a little surprised that the meal wasn't a little better being a 4.5 star.
Service was great and atmosphere was pleasant.
The food was really just basic and not something I would remember to come back to. Overpriced for the quality we received.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Lauren D, Marketing at Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta., responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2021

We are always looking for ways to improve and appreciate the feedback.

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Reviewed 4 September 2021

Haven't been there in a while, but they haven't missed a beat. James, the manager, took care of a few special requests in advance and was his usual friendly self. Veronica did a great job with our party of 8. Everything arrived together and she checked in frequently--top-notch service.
Group had a wide variety of dishes with the tuna, scallops and pasta standing out.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Lauren D, Marketing at Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta., responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2021

Thank you so much. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience and you all had a wonderful dinner! We can't wait to see you again!

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Reviewed 25 June 2021 via mobile

Last minute move to Element: for bookclub dinner. Elegant night. Diverse menu and wine. Nice greeting by manager James, and great service by Tim, precise, polite and charming. Manager resolved an issue one of us had with grace. I ordered a Caesar salad and a steak tartare. Here's a picture, missing a bite - it was too good! I think I will bring my foodie husband to Element, it stands out in downtown Sarasota.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Lauren D, Marketing at Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta., responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words. We will be sure to pass your compliments along to the team. We can't wait to see you and your husband soon!

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Reviewed 7 June 2021

We met Chef Nils while enjoying Main Street's many shops and watching the Pride parade. He discussed his dishes and assisted us in scheduling a reservation (how many chefs do that??). James the GM called us back and was able to squeeze us in. Absolutely one of the best meals our friends and I have had. The entire experience was fabulous. Thank you Chef Nils and GM James! You and your team are exceptional!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Lauren D, Marketing at Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta., responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2021

Thank you so much! We are so glad that our team created such a wonderful experience for you. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 6 June 2021 via mobile

Walking and found this gem. Chef Nils was outside the restaurant when we stopped to look at the menu. He was kind enough to tell us his specials for the day and took our name for a reservation and had staff call us to confirm. All of our steaks were cooked to perfection and amazing flavors. Cocktails were delicious. Highly recommend. James the manager was excellent and very engaging. It’s a dining experience. Please enjoy!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Lauren D, Marketing at Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta., responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2021

Thank you for joining us. We are honored to have met and exceeded your expectations. We can't wait to see you again!

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