Experience Eclectic Dining in Our Downtown Sarasota Restaurants
Enjoy satisfying food that appeals to every taste at The Westin Sarasota. Helmed by Chef Craig MacAvoy, EVOQ and The Roof Bar & Eats are more than just restaurants - they are gathering places where hotel guests and Sarasota locals come to connect, relax, and socialize.
True to its name, EVOQ is designed to evoke a sense of casual elegance. Here, classic comfort food is re-imagined in healthy, craveable ways. Indulge in dishes featuring quality ingredients including aged steaks and the freshest seafood. Dine indoors, or unwind on the patio and enjoy the Florida sunshine.
Hours: 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
For more information, menus and to book a reservation, visit the EVOQ site.
The Roof Bar & Eats
Ascend to the 19th floor of our hotel to experience the laid-back sophistication of The Roof Bar & Eats, where poolside attire is encouraged and the breathtaking panoramic views of Sarasota Bay, The Marina, The Gulf of Mexico and the City of Sarasota are unmatched. An oasis of sensuality and soul, The Roof focuses on all things ‘Craft,’ from cocktails to an ever-changing poolside menu perfect for hot Florida days.
Sunday - Thursday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Meet Executive Chef Craig MacAvoy
Executive Chef Craig MacAvoy brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge from over 20 years of working in some of the most distinguished kitchens in the world. He graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts from famed Kendall College and began his career at the Pier House Resort & Spa in Key West. From there, he returned to his hometown of Chicago, where he worked at the Pump Room with Chef Martial Nogier followed by the Michelin starred NoMI Kitchen. Chef Craig then traveled to Florida, where he worked in such places as the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress and the Ritz Carlton South Beach. He has spent the last two years as the Executive Chef for the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove.
In addition to Chef Craig’s extensive travel and pedigree of working at some of the finest restaurants and hotels in the world, his passion for food and family make him a welcome addition to the Westin Sarasota family.