Libby's is Back!
Sarasotans were shocked, when, last summer Tableseide Restaurant Group announced that they were closing the doors to their namesake restaurant & beloved flagship location-Libby’s Cafe & Bar. Officially closing at the beginning of summer of 2018, there were promises to be reopened by the fall season-the time of the year when we get an influx of travelers, tourists and part time locals in our bustling seaside town.
Fast forward to the New Year, and Libby’s consturction continued. With the age of the building and to ensure a timeless space was created for the neighborhood, delays were inevitable, but the wait was worth it. A fresh, modern concept named Libby's Neighborhood Brasserie was born.
Libby’s officially reopened mid-May 2019. Joe Seidensticker, CEO of Tableseide Restaurant Group, said “I wanted to just open-no bells and whistles, just slyly open back up to our guests and let the word of mouth spread”
It spread. Like wildfire. Libby’s Neighborhood Brasserie showcased an entirely different menu, a twist on the French classics, an updated Scandinavian style interior with cool colors, a theatre kitchen & a swanky private dining room that seats up to twelve.
It is certainly different than the previously loved spot that occupied 1917 S Osprey. Embracing change has always been a foundation to TRG, as witnessed by the 9 day turnaround of Louie’s Modern into Lemon Tree Kitchen in March.
“Fresh, inviting and a place to bring you friends from out of town” is the goal at this new hotspot. Expect unique dishes like octopus & arctic char, to veggie favorites like cauliflower mac ‘n’ cheese and end sweetly with a made to order vanilla bean creme anglaise souffle. Reservations aren’t required as Libby’s Neighborhood Brasserie embraces trends that the industry is seeing; marrying the worlds of classic and modern.
With the Libby's Neighborhood Brasserie in Lakewood Ranch, Florida to open later this fall Tableseide Restaurant Group is well on it's way to expanding their reach of good times and great food.