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Savory Street @ Night

Savory Street @ Night
411 North Orange Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-312-4027

Food Presentation Decor Service Value
8.5 8.5 7.5 8 7.5

A Savory Surprise at Night

Located in Citrus Square, just north of Fruitville Road on the corner of 4th and Orange, the Savory Street International Café & Bakery introduced their fresh baked, wonderfully prepared, breakfast and lunch menu to Sarasota in April, 2010.  With a bright, casually elegant décor, a traditional menu with an international flair and style, a consistent quality coming from the kitchen, and a genuine desire to provide a high quality differentiated cuisine; one could only surmise Savory might have more to offer.

Evolution and Transformation:  With some minor changes to décor and slight cosmetic upgrades in the summer/fall of 2011, Savory’s physical evolution was complete.  With some careful dinner menu planning, Savory Street International Café was ready to introduce their signature dinner service, Savory @ Night.

Every Tuesday through Saturday evening a transformation occurs at Savory Street.  The simple, casually elegant, daytime café becomes a white table clothed, refined, bistro at night.  Even though the transformation is relatively minor, the impact is dramatic.  The transformed ambience clearly sets the expectation for a more upscale, yet casual, dining experience.  While the menu offers a wide selection of appetizers, salads, and entrees supporting the up-scaled expectation.

For our dinners we chose the following:

7 Wonders Salad:  Roasted beets, goat cheese, citrus segments, jicama, toasted peanuts, and palmitos on a bed of red oak lettuce, with a citrus mustard dressing, served in a parmesan nest.  $10.00
Beautiful presentation, fresh, wonderful collection of citrus and sweet flavors and textures, cool and crunchy, every forkful a treat.
Asparagus Savory Signature Salad:  Grilled asparagus, roasted wild mushrooms, baby arugula, cabrales blue cheese, roasted red peppers & dressed with caramelized onion vinaigrette. $10.00
A cool, colorful, presentation, tender, silky, creamy texture with a slightly tangy flavor from the dressing.
Empenadas Argentinas:  A duo of savory flaky dough filled with beef picadillo or corn and manchego cheese, served with chimichurri sauce.  $8.00
Two warm, savory pastries, one filled with slightly spicy beef and the other with a rich creamy sweet cheese, a very nice combination and presentation.
Tapas Savory, An Assortment of Mini Mexican Botanas:  Chicken flautas, pumpkin flower and cheese quesadilla, and potato and horizo pambazo. $9.00
Warm, and savory, each bite offering a burst of flavor.
Veggie Pyramid:  A stack of roasted portobello mushrooms, eggplant, blue corn polenta, spinach, tomato, toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) with poblano cream sauce.  $9.00
A depth and range of flavors and textures from the rich earthy mushrooms to the sweet tomatoes.
Paella:  Saffron rice, mussels, clams, shrimp, squid, roasted red peppers.  $24.00
We wish there was a way to capture and share the smell, nice sized portion, full of seafood, mouthwatering flavor and color.
Mar & Tierra:  Large shrimp, seared scallops and petite filet with poblano demi-glaze served with a chorizo-cheese potato croqueta.  $29.00
Very fresh, nicely seared on the outside yet moist and tender inside, the demi-glaze added a sweet spicy flavor…perfect.
Ravioli de Langosta:  Lobster filled raviolis with sautéed oyster mushrooms, fresh basil, and roasted garlic in a yellow tomato-achiote cream with lobster garnish.  $28.00
Rich, luscious, creamy, delicious, a great “dipping” sauce for bread.
Seafood Pasta al Poblano:  Shrimp, scallops, calamari rings, mahi-mahi fish, clams and mussels, delightfully mixed in a creamy sauce of roasted poblano pepper and cilantro.  $26.00
Mouth sized chunks of seafood, clams, and mussels swimming in a creamy, slightly spicy sauce, very satisfying and filling.

Savory @ Night offers a limited selection of beer and wine to accompany your meal.  The wait staffs are friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and efficient.

For a city of its size, Sarasota has a plethora of fine restaurants.  The Savory Street International Café & Bakery has created an interesting dining distinction.  Transforming itself nightly (Tuesday - Saturday) into Savory @ Night, diners are presented with a restaurant within a restaurant; casual café by day, and lively bistro by night.

Savory @ Night is the type of place where lingering conversation, food, and wine all combine to make for an enjoyable evening. Enjoy!

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Insider Tips

Categories: Eclectic
Styles: Fine Dining, Zone - Rosemary District

Breakfast: N/A
Lunch: N/A
Dinner: Thursday-Sunday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Late night: Friday-Saturday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Entrees: $20.00-$29.00
Reservations: Yes
Open Air Space: Yes
Date Reviewed: 01-06-2013
Exceptions:  Closed Sundays during the "quiet" season

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URL: http://thesavorystreet.com

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