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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 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Warren, New Jersey
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The vibe is urban modern with excellent food and a wonderful staff. Beautiful dining room and separate bar area. The bartenders are excellent as well making creative cocktails of their own invention as well as perfectly executed standards. The menu has enough variety for everyone even if you are getting "tired" of all the amazing seafood in this area. Dress... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience, slscottxny. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the cocktails. It was truly our pleasure serving you and we look forward to your next return. More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You are warmly greeted the minute you walk in. Restaurant is small, but elegant in its own way. Service was impeccable. Limited menu, but my husband and I had no problem finding the perfect dishes. Food was excellent. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank 282marthad
Arthur_and_Ryan, Owner at Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, 282marthad. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and we look forward to your next return. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You walk in and realize this is a really nice place. The host is very gracious and welcoming. Decor is understated elegance. Wait staff is smartly dressed but more important,they are knowledgeable. The menu is small but offers a number of great choices. The bar offers a nice selection,and a generous pour. The French Onion Soup was the best I've... More 

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

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Doug, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the French Onion Soup and sweetbread. It was a pleasure serving you and we look forward to your next return. More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and great ambience. Customer service spectacular. The food was great! It didn't make me say oooooo and ahhhhh.

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

Thank you for sharing your experience, Jade. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and would appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your comments. Please call Owner Arthur Lopes at 941-706-1677. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

It is one of the few restaurants where you can carry on a conversation. The food is good but expensive. The menu is relatively small. My husband had a branzino dinner which was very good. I ordered three vegetables off the a la cattle menu-spinach, Brussels sprouts- which were undercooked but had good flavor, and duck fat potatoes - which... More 

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

Your feedback and satisfaction is important to us, Mary. I'd like the opportunity to learn more about your comments and look forward to speaking with you soon. Arthur Lopes, Owner. (941) 706-1677. More 

Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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99 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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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189 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 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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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 and 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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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?