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The Whitman, Sarasota, FL

The Whitman

4.4
4.4
75 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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The Whitman–an all-new restaurant concept by Bal Harbour Shops, designed exclusively for the Bal Harbour Shops Access Pop-up. The Whitman name draws inspiration from The Whitman by The Sea– a luxury Miami Beach hotel owned by the Whitman family in the 1940s.
The Whitman brings the iconic dining experience of Bal Harbour Shops to life through its breezy indoor-outdoor space. Evoking a decadent lifestyle of leisure, the palm-framed courtyard retains the idyllic al fresco environment of the Shops. With a menu featuring Latin-inspired flavors and comforting classics, The Whitman will keep you coming back time a

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (305) 540-0470
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Mark Levy
  • Catering
    If you are interested in hosting an event with us please email thewhitman@constellationculinary.com
  • Private party facilities
    If you are interested in hosting an event with us please email thewhitman@constellationculinary.com
  • Neighbourhood
    Sarasota
  • Cross Street
    N. Cattleman Rd. and Desoto Rd. We are located in the West District at UTC
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 75 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Innovative

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Great for brunch

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Innovative

75 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food even better service. Loved it hate to see it leave

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  2. lesann

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had afternoon tea in the garden-it was lovely and elegant

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  3. SharonI

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was beautiful/flowes /food /mimosas. Ambiance and the chello player was wonderful! Perfect 10.. little taste of miami🌴

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  4. micheleS

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful dining experience. You feel as if you are not in Sarasota. The outdoor setting is so lovely and the service was excellent. Our food was delicious and we will definitely go back before they exit our area.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it!!! Pricey but worth it

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting and good food for this pop up restaurant. However, server was lackadaisical and extremely slow, even though restaurant was not busy.

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  7. SandraC

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal, music, ambience and service! Looking forward to going back soon.

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  8. howardS

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Major hassles parking and then entering venue. Before we were allowed to enter restaurant all members of our party of six had to fill out Bal Harbor app and give credit card numbers. I should have just balked and cancelled reservation on the spot. Rest of evening was pleasant but we will probably not return.

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  9. DrSteve

    Tampa

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate outside, once ordered we toured the stores of the pop up. My wife’s fish was rubbery however the rest of the food was delicious.

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  10. LadyMacbeth

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at The Whitman is such a lovely experience. The Squash Blossom, Mezze Dip and Broccolini Caesar Salad with Chicken were some of my favorites. For dessert I had the Panna Cotta and can't stop thinking about it!! I look forward to dining here again before they the pop-up leaves Sarasota.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great job for a pop up....the broccolini Caesar was excellent.

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  12. SAVORY

    Tampa

    144 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    In my opinion, and other diners around our table, the fact that you need to download an app and sign in providing personal information to dine at a restaurant is ridiculous! Our party found the menu overpriced for lunch. Overall, we were not as pleased with our food as, say, the Capitol Grill, Selva, or Seasons 52. We will not return.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super cute. Nice bass playing. The Caesar salad and burger were good.

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  14. Marti

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for high tea and the tea selection/service was pretty disappointing. The scones and sandwiches were good but definitely not worth the price.

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  15. Shirley

    Key West

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it!! We weren’t sure what to expect but the restaurant was very chic and the food was amazing!! It’s a shame it’s only here for a short time 😩

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  16. Empress

    Central Coast

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this concept. The pop up is so amazing. Love the stores and most importantly, the food. The innovative and creative food selection were so appealing and delicious. I would shout from the roof tops about The Whitman.👌🍾🎉

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Miami vibe , food was excellent and our waitress was super kind. Can’t wait to take my girls next Tuesday for the high tea:)

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I expected a higher level of food quality in particular the beef tartare that was smothered in sauce and the upside down pineapple rum cake which was very dry. All over choices were very good between all of us we tried 7-8 different dishes . My water was not refilled and dirty plates stood in front of me while I waited for desert. Having to check in at the front just to walk in was bothersome . Overall , the experience was enjoyed by my friends and I .

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  19. BlytheH

    Naples

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the concept and really enjoyed the beverages, food and service. Hoping to enjoy their High Tea offering before they pack up and leave next month.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful setting, great service. Mediocre food at very high prices.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. FloridaTricia

    Tampa

    180 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service. The fettuccine dish was really good. Truffle fries were excellent. Nice experience.

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  22. JoloR

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We began our lunch with PEI Oysters which were delicious. We ordered the Scallops and Rotolo for our meals. Both dishes were outstanding, but small portions. Three average sized scallops were $40. If the dish had included a side, it would have been perfect. The Rotolo Bolognese was incredible! Wishing that there had been a couple of pieces of toasted baguette to enjoy with it. We will definitely make a point to dine there again before they close! The service is top notch as well.

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  23. PatrickI

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience and food is phenomenal. I highly recommend.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely one of the, if the not the best restaurant in Sarasota right now. Too bad it’s only here for a short bit but definitely going to take advantage of it while it’s here! Staff is amazing, service and food quality is incredible and it’s such a chill vibe. Love it!!!! Thank you for choosing Sarasota! See you soon

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  25. susang

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the menu!! Wish this was a permanent restaurant here!! We all loved our meal. The lobster pasta was divine as were the desserts!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice swanky place to enjoy a leisurely Sunday brunch.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We need this as a permanent staple in Sarasota. And the staff was AMAZING!

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  28. CarmenM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it and I’m definitely going back!!! Too bad it’s only here for a couple of months.

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  29. ChristopherO

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best food I have ever had. I would highly recommend it. I ate there two days in a row and only regret i have is I wish I had went there sooner because they were only there for a limited time.

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  30. look4gddining

    Raleigh

    98 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Underwhelming, to say the least. I imagine that the patio was a nice spot in the summer/fall months, but the interior felt like what it is: eating in a a small boxcar & all of the tables are very small. Our server was definitely not one of the ones that people raved about, as he knew very little about basically anything we asked about & had to go check with the kitchen three separate times. Food was good, but nothing to rave about. No matter, the show has gone on now, to Sarasota they said.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Expensive place. There are other places with better food

    1 person found this helpful

  32. Jennifer

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding, especially the broccolini salad. I am sad it is leaving Raleigh

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  33. ErikaT

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely incredible. We tried three appetizers and each got a different entre and we all loved everything.

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  34. AliceB

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Having to check into the whole “shops” to have dinner was such a turn off and a fiasco!!!!

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  35. KimM

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So good. Wish this wasn't a pop up and was permanent.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whitman was amazing! Start to finish! Food ambience and customer service was above and beyond!!

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  37. EdwinK

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The registration process just to access the restaurant is a hassle and unnecessary. We were initially seated in an area with low side chairs that didn’t work with the table height so we asked to be seated at a regular table. The shrimp cocktail appetizer was excellent. I had the burger which didn’t include onion, lettuce and tomato and was nothing special. My wife did enjoy the Bucatini pasta. The waiter was friendly and attentive. Has potential but the pop up space is overrated and not a place I’d return to unless the restaurant was in a real building.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal we’ve had in a long long time. OUTSTANDING experience!

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  39. sanaiim

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was Amazing & Service was great!!! The restaurant was very upscale and lighting was great. Good pictures

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fun experience in the pop-up at North Hills— considering the logistics of this little wonder Village, it was fun to see it first hand. our late lunch on Saturday was fantastic. Everything was perfectly executed. Temperature of the pop-up space is a little warm so dress accordingly.

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FAQs

The Whitman is rated 4.4 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for The Whitman

297 N Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    N. Cattleman Rd. and Desoto Rd. We are located in the West District at UTC
  • Neighbourhood
    Sarasota
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Mark Levy
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (305) 540-0470
  • Catering
    If you are interested in hosting an event with us please email thewhitman@constellationculinary.com
  • Private party facilities
    If you are interested in hosting an event with us please email thewhitman@constellationculinary.com
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