State Street Eating House + Cocktails: Excellent Inspired Comfort Food and The Best Handcrafted Cocktails in Sarasota, FL



State Street Eating House + Cocktails “State Street” is Sarasota’s hip, happening, regionally and seasonally-inspired eatery and home to excellent crafted cocktails, authentic, quality comforting cuisine, great service, and a comfortable, lively atmosphere is a Fred Bollaci Enterprises Preferred Destination and has been awarded the Golden Palate Certificate of Excellence as a Golden Palate Partner in 2015.


State Street is reminiscent of a Mid-Century Industrial Chic eating-house! The space, that was recently a defunct bakery has been restored to its Mid–Century bones. To the original walls we have added distressed brickwork, and elegant wallpapers. From the utilization of its original exposed rafters to the use of reclaimed lumber, iron and concrete features, State Street is urban cool meets 21st century green building!

Chef Christian Hershman’s culinary philosophy emphasizes fresh, innovative and down right delicious food, in addition to creating an overall experience.


In addition to an amazing selection featuring the best hand-crafted cocktails in Sarasota (the Blackberry Bramble is a must- tell them I sent you!), the extensive menu features the following favorites, in addition to nightly specials: New England Clam Chowder with local warm water clams, Baby Arugula Salad with shaved parmesan, and olive oil poached tomato vinaigrette, Chopped Butter Lettuce with American Blue Cheese, bacon, fresh corn, avocado, tomato, toasted walnut, and Verjus-Honey Vinaigrette, Roasted Green Asparagus topped with a fried duck egg and ricotta salata, Charred Broccolini, Braised Kale with sea salt and cracked black pepper, Roasted Sweet Potato, and House-Cured Wild Salmon Gravlax with capers and baby arugula salad are standouts among the starters.


For entrees, choices include: Sweet Potato Gnocchi with baby spinach, fresh tomato, toasted pine nuts, and aged parmesan, Sliced Flat Iron Steak, Pan Seared Wild Salmon with hashed gold potato, shallot, baby arugula, and grilled lemon, their signature Fresh Ground Burger, Slow Roasted Whole Chicken for two, stuffed with oranges and rosemary, Slow Cooked Boneless Beef Short Rib “Pot Roast” with vegetables, Braised Pork Shoulder with fresh peas, carrots, and pork gravy, and Roasted Hog Fish with thyme, preserved lemon, kale, and wild rice, among others.

State Street recently expanded and now serves lunch and dinner! Parking just got easier with the completion of a new garage right across the street. Pictured below are the lunch and dinner menus.

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Tell Chef Christian and the folks at State Street that Fred Bollaci sent you!

State Street Eating House + Cocktails
1533 State St.
Sarasota, FL 34236

About Fred Bollaci

I'm CEO and President of Fred Bollaci Enterprises. I lost more than 100 pounds while living "La Dolce Vita" and I'm now known as "The Healthy Gourmet." Sample the good life with me through fitness, fine food, and good wine. Meet chefs who cater to a healthy gourmet lifestyle through my Golden Palate blog.
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