Use our FREE indoor, covered valet parking or call for our FREE local shuttle.


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You may place online reservations via OpenTable, or if you prefer, please phone 941.724.8585.
In order to best accommodate your party, please phone for reservations of 7 or more guests.


sophisticated private dining

Sarasota’s “Best New Restaurant” invites you to host your next important event for up to 24 guests
in our beautiful Private Dining Room, Main Dining Room, or Private Covered Terrace.
Our award-winning Chef would be pleased to create a menu just for you.

Private Dining Room

Private Dining Room

Main dining room

Boasting a dazzling chandelier, stunning wall fixtures and two large video screens, dining in private with us is exceptional. From start to end, every detail of hospitality is executed to complete perfection.

Main Dining Room

Main Dining Room

private dining room

Intimacy and elegant features create the backdrop for your personalized event menu. Complemented by selections from our award-winning wine list, be assured that your guests will be more than pleased.

Private Covered Terrace

Private Covered Terrace

covered outdoor terrace

Sarasota’s balmy nights and element’s sophisticated terrace afford many opportunities to meet outdoors, and enjoy spectacular dining and creative libations.

element is an upscale, Modern Mediterranean Grill located in the heart of Downtown Sarasota, Florida.

Inspired by his childhood in Europe and his passion for culinary innovation, Chef Nils Tarantik has brought a special, one-of-a-kind dining experience to Sarasota.

Chef Nils takes the classic dishes and flavors of Southern Europe and imbues them with unique gastronomic twists and flare. The result is a timeless – yet boldly modern – dining experience that evokes the comforting flavor memories of the past while exciting the senses. The atmosphere echoes this synthesis with a welcoming environment accented by theatrical touches and a knowledgeable staff committed to exceeding your expectations.

element offers an extensive wine list and a craft cocktail bar as well as an elegant private dining room.


• Complimentary Covered Valet Parking

• Complimentary Shuttle Service


After several nights of discussing past travels, meals enjoyed, and friends remembered, business visionaries James & Sean Abrams along with Award Winning Chef, Nils Tarantik, concluded our beautiful city needed an establishment that could hold its own with any of those destinations.  A few of the “must haves” for this undertaking included a warm, plush and sophisticated setting, an award-winning wine & beverage program, a menu filled with globally influenced dishes, prepared with fresh, local/regional ingredients and a team of inspired hospitality professionals to bring it all together.

Following months of planning, construction and long dedicated nights, they arrived at the conclusion this restaurant would be a gift for the people who live, work and travel to Sarasota.  It is with a sincere love for our enchanting city, our passion to serve and the ongoing pursuit of perfection, we welcome you to element, modern mediterranean grill™; Sarasota’s premier fine dining and destination restaurant.





1413 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
e: 1413@elementSRQ.com


Monday – Friday
(Beginning June 10th)
11:00 am – 2:00 pm


(Beginning June 15th)
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monday – Thursday

4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday – Saturday
4:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunday Dinner
4:30 pm – 9:00 pm


You may place online reservations via OpenTable HERE, or phone 941.724.8585.

In order to best accommodate your party, please phone for reservations of 7 or more guests.

Chef Nils Tarantik

Chef Nils Tarantik

Chef nils

"Just over one year ago, we introduced Element as the newest addition to the Sarasota restaurant scene. We have worked hard to create a unique experience that encompasses all of the elements of a truly memorable meal. Every dish on the menu has a story and I really wanted to represent how food, like life, is made up of so many individual ingredients. I want to represent how those ingredients are transformed into the food we love and the memories we cherish. Our riffs on classic Mediterranean favorites along with our immersive atmosphere, and superb wine and craft cocktail offerings are meant to seduce the senses and entice the palate of all of our guests." -

Chef Nils

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element understands that parking downtown can sometimes be a challenge on busy days or when it’s raining.  For this reason, we offer a Free. Local. Shuttle. (FLS) for our guests.

  • How does the FLS work? Simply call or text 941-374-3996 with your location, the number in your party, and desired time for pick up, and the FLS will scoop you up and drop you off at element for free! There is NO charge for the ride.

  • Where should I park? Park in one of the covered garages on Palm Ave., Whole Foods Market, or the soon to be completed State Street Garage.

  • Coming from home or work? For those of you who live and/or work downtown, call or text the same number and let us know your address or building and our driver will arrive to chauffeur you to/from element. (See map below)

  • How many people can fit in the FLS? The FLS can accommodate parties up to 9 in a single trip!


  • Monday - Friday: Available from 11:00am - 2:00pm & 4:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Saturday: Available from 11:00am - 2:00pm & 4:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Sunday: Available from 11:00am - 2:00pm & 4:30pm - 9:00pm

element’s Free. Local. Shuttle. service will be limited on Christmas Eve, and not running Christmas Day.  Main Street is closed to vehicular traffic at times.  Our drivers will make every effort to get you as close to element as possible!