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Pomona Bistro & Wine Bar

Pomona Bistro & Wine Bar
481 North Orange Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-706-1677


8.7
Food Presentation Decor Service Value
9 8 9 9 8

New Place, New Concept, Longtime Culinary Team

For over a decade, longtime Sarasota chef/owners Ryan Boeve and Arthur Lopes (Zoria, Main Street Oyster Bar) were an integral part of the Sarasota dining community.  After a brief hiatus, both are back opening a new restaurant, Pomona which is located at 481 North Orange Avenue in Citrus Square.

Although the Citrus Square building is new, there is a certain old world charm and character which is the perfect setting for an upscale wine bar and bistro.  Warm colored walls with framed mirrors, high ceilings, dark wood, framed doors and large windows, white and black table linens, colorful orchids, and an outdoor courtyard with tremendous potential, Pomona creates an intimate dining environment.

Providing a balance between meat and seafood, the menu offers a reasonable selection of small plates, salads, main dishes, and desserts including a nice selection of cheese.  As one would expect, there is a range of wines to complement the food.  For our meals we chose the following:

Bistro Salad:  Mixed greens, house vinaigrette  $6.00
Fresh, crisp greens, lightly dressed, refreshing.
Duck Confit Salad:  Crispy duck confit, frisee, quail eggs, mustard vinaigrette  $11.00
Simply amazing, the duck was moist, crispy, cooked to perfection fall off the bone delicious.
Sea Scallops:  With butternut squash ravioli, browned sage butter  $16/$25
Large, caramelized, sweet scallops with sweet squash ravioli, lick the plate good.
Veal Stew:  “En croute pain”  $19.00
A savory crust, warm rich stock full of pieces of veal and diced vegetables, perfect for a cool night dinner.
Maple and Mascarpone Cheesecake:  $8.00
Rich, but light in texture, sweet and indulgent, the perfect punctuation to a great meal.
Napoleon of Fresh Berries:  $8.00
A crisp wafer with layered berries, light and fresh, another perfect way to end a meal.

The wait staff was friendly, professional, attentive and personable which makes a pleasant meal even better.

In Roman mythology, Pomona was the goddess of plenty, particularly referring to the abundance of fruit.  Aptly named, Pomona offers an abundance of choice for its diners and should bear fruit for chef/owners Boeve and Lopes.

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Insider Tips

Categories: French, New American
Styles: Bistro, Fine Dining, Zone - Downtown, Zone - Rosemary District

Breakfast: N/A
Lunch: N/A
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Late night: Friday-Saturday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Entrees: $12.00-$30.00
Reservations: Recommended
Open Air Space: Yes
Date Reviewed: 01-19-2011
Exceptions: 

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URL: http://www.pomonabistroandwine.com


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