It’s in the name for a reason, and Louies Modern slays the competition with wide-ranging options such as curry-roasted cauliflower, truffle pizza and vegan bouillabaisse, all securing the incumbent another year as Best Of. Shore makes its first appearance on the list at runner-up with special mention of the calamari, bumping Indigenous down one slot from last year to second runner-up. State Street Eating House also makes it debut appearance at third runner-up.—PL

Molly Jones (on Louies Modern): They always deliver. Their dining room is beautiful; the food is fantastic and innovative. They have creative cocktails and great service. Marie Bonilla (on Louies Modern): We can always count on having a great meal at Louies Modern. Louies Modern has retained their quality since day 1: consistently good food, drinks and service. Great dishes, modern flavors, upscale drinks and atmosphere without pretension. Lois Fisch (on Louies Modern): Louies Modern consistently provides fresh, innovative dishes featuring stunning presentations. The service is impeccable. Jenn Stutler (on Indigenous): Indigenous, fresh local ingredients. Mushroom soup is divine. It always delivers and to me is one of the finest “culinary experiences” Sarasota has to offer.