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Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar

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481 N Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5003
+1 941-706-1677
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17:00 - 22:00
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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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90 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arthur, the co-owner and host, is a delight and his exuberant greeting sets the stage for a wonderful evening. The restaurant is beautifully furnished and subtly lit, so the atmosphere is relaxing and pleasing. The menu can be unusual--how many times have you seen antelope on a menu? The meat was excellent, btw, per the omnivore who ate it. The... More 

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Thank Ella923
Arthur_and_Ryan, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Ella923. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere and wine. We appreciate your feedback and will consider ways in which we can improve upon the vegetarian plate. It was wonderful serving you and we look forward to your next return. More 

Barrington, Illinois
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pomona continues to hold up as one of the top 2 or 3 restaurants in Sarasota, and certainly my #1 pick for overall value. Dinner on New Years Eve was delightfully paced and our dinners were prepared beautifully. (Scallops and ravioli; Beef tournedos and vegetables.) Very nice waitress. Everything to like, nothing to complain about at all.

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Thank Eric L
Arthur_and_Ryan, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience, Eric! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your New Years Eve meal and we look forward to our next opportunity to be of service. More 

Lynnfield
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188 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful evening we had celebrating our good friend's birthday. We were politely greeted at the door to the restaurant and promptly led to our reserved table outside on the patio next to the toasty fireplace. The feeling on the patio was very European. This feeling was reinforced by our delightful Belgian waiter. The menu, while not extensive, covers... More 

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Thank Gram E
Arthur_and_Ryan, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Gram E! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your branzino and that your friends enjoyed the pheasant. It was truly our pleasure serving you and your party and we hope to serve you again soon. More 

Palm Harbor, Florida
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My husband surprised me for a weekend get away and he discovered this fabulous restaurant for my birthday celebration. Pomona Bistro is an elegant restaurant offering seasonal cuisine. The minute you walk in you feel welcomed. Arthur, the owner and pastry chef meets you at the door with a warm smile and could not of been more accommodating. It was... More 

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Thank Bonnie H
Arthur_and_Ryan, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Bonnie. We appreciate you celebrating your birthday with us and are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the menu and the wine. It was truly a pleasure serving you both and we look forward to your next return. More 

Osprey, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

we had a dinner with a large group of people after the main seating at 7:30pm and had a choice of three entrees food was great service excellent and lots of fun

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Thank Tim C
Arthur_and_Ryan, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience, Tim. It was wonderful serving you and we look forward to your next return. More 

Zephyrhills, Florida
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This is a place to visit if you are in Sarasota and are looking for a special place to dine. The owner, Arthur, greeted us both times we were there, and the servers have been well informed and attentive. The food is creative and artfully presented. A lot of thought goes into the menu and the ingredients. Everything was delicious.

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Thank Leland A
Arthur L, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Leland. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food. It was so wonderful serving you and we look forward to your next return. More 

Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We have been to this restaurant many times since it opened and we have never been disappointed. An elegant, inviting dining room. The service was attentive but subtle and as usual the food was interesting and delicious. A well balanced wine list. Last night we brought friends and they (and we) will definitely return. The only negative is the room... More 

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Thank Sally F
Arthur L, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Sally. We are so happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your meal. It was truly our pleasure serving you all and we look forward to your next return. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

What a treat we had, discovering Pomona on a fairly quiet Wednesday evening. We had one of the very best meals we've had in Sarasota! We considered the Charcuterie platter as an appetizer, but will have that another time. I had the special foie gras on toast with a superbly paired orange reduction drizzled on the plate. That was a... More 

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Thank Barbb4759
Arthur L, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Barbb4759! We are so happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your celebratory vacation dinner, especially the duck confit and potatoes au gratin. It was truly a pleasure serving you both and we look forward to your next return. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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60 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is the third review I am actually writing for Pomona, and that is primarily because we frequent our favorite Sarasota restaurant on a weekly basis when we are in town. The reasons that Pomona is our go to Sarasota restaurant are many… First and foremost, it is hospitality at its best from the two wonderful owners Arthur Lopes, for... More 

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2 Thank Michele S
Arthur L, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Michele. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the meal, especially the pommes frites and potato gratin. It has been so wonderful serving you and we look forward to continuing to provide you with delicious meals and excellent experiences. More 

Nassau, New Providence Island
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163 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Three of my friends graciously offered to take me out for a birthday dinner at Pomonas...a very highly thought of restaurant in Sarasota. I ordered medium well Lamb with NO seasoning (NAKED). What I got was medium rare and no seasoning (1 of 2 requests was ok). It was very tender and delicious (for medium rare). What I did next...... More 

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1 Thank By C
Arthur L, Manager at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback regarding your recent visit with us C. I would like to apologize for your "birthday undelight" that you had while having dinner with us. I am sorry to hear that your lamb was heavily salted and was not enjoyable. We are happy to hear that your other guests enjoyed their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 481 N Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5003
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-706-1677

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?