Recognized as one of Gainesville's best sushi spots, this Downtown restaurant has a lot of variety to offer its patrons. Recreating an authentic izakaya, Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Company aims to brings a bit of Japanese pub culture to the city. The sushi you get here is tapas style, and you have a vast assortment to pick from. Specialty rolls like the Volcano, Cobra Kai, Black Dragon and the trademark Dragonfly come with various fillings and toppings, and are an absolute treat to your taste buds. You must complement your Japanese meal with cocktails like the Lychee Leung and Banzai Saketini.
Located just a stone's throw away from restaurants like Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Company, Mark's Prime Steakhouse has juicy steaks and fresh seafood to offer you. You can begin your meal with appetizers like crab bisque, coconut shrimp, bacon wrapped scallops and seared ahi tuna before moving on to the steaks and seafood entrées. The wood-fired steaks like the New York strip and veal chop are cooked to order and served with butter, complemented by sides like mashed potatoes and blue cheese chips. The lobster pasta, sesame-seared tuna and mixed seafood grill are sure to satisfy seafood lovers. Mark's Ultimate Burger and BBQ shrimp are house favorites. Should you choose to host your private event here, the Prime Room is sure to meet all your needs.
One of downtown Gainesville's better known restaurants, 101 Downtown offers delectable cuisine on a menu co-designed by Chef Jason "Spike" Cullen. Among the delicacies on the menu, you will find quesadillas, Baja Fish Tacos, ceviche, and Chicken Florentine. The place is quiet known for their specialty Limo service, which is available for VIP dinner parties featuring eight or more guests. See the website to know more.
One of the few Mexican eateries in downtown Gainesville, Boca Fiesta brings the colors and explosive flavors of Mexico to customers. A local favorite, this restaurant serves up known delicacies like quesadillas, burritos, and tacos, while also serving specialties like Pizzadillas. combination of pizzas and quesadillas, and Fried Mac&Cheese. Besides the great food and drinks, the place also hosts live music. Call to know more.
Situated just behind the Hippodrome State Theatre in Downtown Gainesville, Amelia's is a great restaurant for an Italian fine dining experience. The combination of authentic Italian fare and friendly service has proved to be a winning one, making this one of the most popular restaurants in the area. The sauces that go into the creation of every dish are hand-made, and give them a unique, delicious flavor. Antipasti like jumbo shrimp in cocktail sauce and clams steamed in garlic, oil and white wine are scrumptious, and the meal that follows truly does live up to your expectations. The clam linguine in white or red sauce and the baked cheese ravioli are scrumptious with or without a house wine to complement them. Cannoli, tiramisu and spumoni are the perfect end to your Italian meal.
Serving Downtown Gainesville since 2003, Liquid Ginger is known for its Asian Fusion cuisine, created from the freshest ingredients. Both the dining rooms are wonderfully cozy, making you want to take your time over a delicious meal. There is also an extensive selection of teas, with or without caffeine, that you can savor at this restaurant and tea room. The Hibiscus Spice and Dragonwell Green are two of the caffeinated treats you can relish; the caffeine free teas include the Hibiscus Flower and Raspberry. The Asian dishes the menu features include the coconut pasta, spicy garlic rib-eye steak and the spicy cream shrimp. Sake, beers and cocktails are also offered; you can enjoy some good deals during Happy Hour, in operation between 5p and 7p, Tuesday to Sunday.
A restaurant that has been serving delectable cuisine since 1973, Leonardo's 706 is more of a landmark rather than just a restaurant. Dedicated to serving food made from fresh, locally farmed ingredients, the restaurant is known for its food. Among the items on offer are their popular 706 Rolls, Blackened Grouper, and 706 Bouillabaisse. Besides the ingredients that are locally grown, the place also promotes music that is locally nurtures, and features bands and artists from the area. See the website or call to know more.
Located in Midtown, O!O Garden Grille is bustling with activity every day of the week. You will always see hordes of people at this restaurant who, if not for the food, drop by to enjoy the live music, DJ nights, daily specials or Happy Hour. The all-day breakfasts are popular, what with delicious offerings like ham and Swiss omelets, breakfast burritos and buttermilk pancakes. Should you come by after a night of partying at Swamp Restaurant, the Hangover Breakfast would be perfect for you. The patio is perfect for enjoying a good meal out in the sun.
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Hop into the Gainesville location and you are sure to be satiated with this exotic dining experience!
One does not need a reason to love Italian food; the flavors, the textures, the colors, all explode inside your mouth in a frenzy of delicious consumption. However, if you are not one of the lovers of this cuisine, then, perhaps, one evening at Francesca's Trattoria could turn that around. Taste the true elegance of everything Italian as cooked by part-owner and chef Michael Khey. Some of the preparations that come highly recommended are Shrimp Scampi Bruschette for starters, followed by Fresh Salmon a la Francesca, and ending it with the rich sweetness of Chocolate Bavarois. Also, be on the lookout for the chef's original, inspired creations, like the Surf & Turf Ravioli. To go along with the romantic mood, the restaurant also hosts jazz music on a regular basis. Call to know more.
At Northwest Grille, you will find lunch, dinner and brunch menus that feature catch fresh from the sea. What gives the dishes at this restaurant, apart from the freshness of the catch, their distinctive touch is the variety of sauces used, all of which are made from scratch. Apart from seafood like the fried Alaskan pollack, St. Augustine style fried shrimp and the various combinations, there are also steak and poultry options for you to pick from. The drinks menu has a variety of wines, beers and martinis for you to enjoy.
If you want to experience a world tour of food all at one place Saboré is a must visit! Fusion flavors from Spain, Asia, South America, Italy and Greece to name a few bring you brand new creations. The liquid menu is not far behind as the unique mixes of cocktails are one its kind. Along with everything else, do not miss out on the desserts for sure. The trendy and hip atmosphere with professional service truly makes it grand. For reservations and more information, call ahead.