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Chef Rolf's New Florida Kitchen, Osprey, FL

Chef Rolf's New Florida Kitchen

3.9
3.9
472 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Welcome to Chef Rolf’s New Florida Kitchen. We are serving up fresh, locally sourced prime seafood in a casual coastal setting.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Pizza Bar, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:30 pm–5:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 966-2121

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Rolf

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 472 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. DG

    DaveG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Ordered NY Strip which came with shrimp. I can't eat seafood so I asked they add the shrimp to my wife's meal but they just put the shrimp on top of the steak. The potatoes were cold and the service was very slow. The salad consisted of soggy field greens with a lemon dressing so strong it could bring a tear to your eyes. Not at all impressed with "Chef" Rolf
  2. LT

    LanaT

    Tampa

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Sunset Dinner! Great value and so good! Loved the piano music during dinner. Thanks, Chef Rolf!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Went for breakfast on a Sunday morning. My kids ordered pancakes, they were so dry, burnt and flakey- even with syrup. The adults ordered eggs benedict, but the eggs were basically hard boiled. 4 Breakfasts for $88+ tip and it was the worst breakfast I’ve had since I’ve lived in this area.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service nonexistent. It was 1.5 house before we were served anything. There was only one other table of two in our dining area. Salads were wilted. Bread was still doughy and cold in the middle. Fish was mushy. Mashed potatoes hard and cold. Other food not so good.
  5. BH

    BruceH

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Called for reservation early in the day. Message said to use Open Table. On arrival owner said "we are slammed". I said we had a reservation, he said they were slammed with reservations. He asked if the reservation was made with Open Table as if that didn't count He said nothing they could do. He didn't even say we could wait for a seat. We left and went to a well managed restaurant. They should stop taking reservations if they can't seat you. They shouldn't say to use Open Table if they weren't going to honor reservation.
  6. CC

    ChicagoCanuck

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The ambiance was wonderful, with a piano player playing while dining. We went with the early bird dinner special (seating prior to 5:30 pm) and it was fabulous. -pork chops, shrimp, and fish and chips (flounder) were amongst the 10 selections. Another of our party had the prime rib special, which he judged excellent. The early bird dinner was soup or salad, main corse, plus dessert for $20. We will be back!
  7. JF

    JanetF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always. Looking forward to returning soon!
  8. PM

    PatMartin

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    I was there to see singer Tony Leonora perform and had a wonderful meal. Although the wait staff seemed to be trying their best - they were too far and in between. We ordered an appetizer and a pizza. The pizza came out after a long wait and the waitress said, “I don’ know what happened to your appetizer…”. then she must have re-ordered it because it came 15 minutes after the pizza. The pizza was excellent and quite large and the chicken wings were also excellent. It was a Saturday night - but I think they just need more help. This problem is at a lot of places - so don’t skip Chef Rolf’s because of this - just know - that was our experience.
  9. MW

    MWJS

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Grace, our server, did her job very well. The kitchen has some issues with unavailable menu items, but maybe all restaurants do these days. Outdoor seating is poolside (it's in the resort) and there can be a lot of noisy kids and people wearing bathing suits they shouldn't be. I will say it worked to keep me on my diet! Ha! They had live music which would have been super nice, but their sound system was in need of severe updating. I think this restaurant will work if the resort invests just a bit more into the vibe.
  10. BD

    BillD

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Food was ok but had cooled too much. Room was odd (I aided later diners by opening a door next to our table to save them a walk around). Staff was friendly enough but seemed to be novices. All of the tables were given overused, crinkled paper menus.
  11. AB

    AvisB

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    He had the pepperoni pizza and I had the "all you can eat flounder". Service was excellent and the food was hot when it was served.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Mother’s Day disaster. We ate our appetizer with our fingers! No bread no silverware no clue what they were doing. Place was empty. Wanted us to sit outside in the heat with my 81 yo mom!!! Facing Hairy and the Henderson sitting by the pool. Would NOT recommend
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good. The service was ok but very noisy inside. Expected brunch and lunch options on a Sunday at 11:30am but only got a few breakfast options
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent prime rib. Restaurant is located in Case Key Resorts. You walk all the way through hotel to the pool area. Restaurant seating was next to tiki bar. There was inside seating available but we sat outside. Great listening to guitarist but hot sitting there. Service was good.
  15. DK

    DianaK

    Naples

    33 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We could not get through the hotel lobby . There is no handicap access.
  16. CB

    CarolineB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The tables are on a pool patio. Guests going by to swim or to the tiki bar walk right by your table. Not very private or personal. I ordered a filet. I got a NY strip which was the wrong steak and wasn’t cooked correctly regardless Of what steak it was. They then told me oh we don’t have fillets. It was no surprise nobody was there. I took my boyfriend for his birthday and left in tears as it didn’t at all live up to the hype. Wouldn’t go back.
  17. AB

    AvisB

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table for 4 on a peaceful evening that was weather perfect. The entertainment, a guitarist, did not blast us, we were actually able to conduct a conversation and hear each other talk. Four different meals . . beer battered flounder, two different kinds of pizza and prime rib. Very pleased with table service. Outside dining near the pool. A very pleasant experience. Definitely going back!
  18. BM

    BobM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Service slow. Food average. Finding the dining room all but impossible. Sat at a completely bare table for 5 minutes before a server showed up then didn’t bring menus. The bread didn’t arrive until the middle of the meal. Most items on the menu were MARKET PRICE. ??? The scoop of ice cream for desert was very tiny. Appetizers spaghetti soup. WTF ? I will not go there ever again.
  19. g

    gudfud

    Tampa

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We didn't realize the restaurant is undergoing renovations and we were seated in a makeshift location that we were told would eventually be a workout room.(Too cool to eat outdoors) We were the only ones in there. Food was good. But, I suggest waiting until the dining room is completed. Website should have forewarned patrons. It was rather off-putting.
  20. L

    Lindon

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent, the service was very good. We were there on a rainy day, atmosphere would have been better on a sunny day.
  21. BK

    BobK

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    I hate to give this place a 3 star review because the food is absolutely outstanding. However, the service at this "fine dining" establishment may be the worst I have ever experienced. Our bus boy immediately came over with water and menus as we self-sat ourselves. It then took our waiter about 10 mins to realize someone sat down (we were the only party seated in this space). We ordered 3 margs and 1 specialty drink. 15 minutes pass, waiter brings one drink....another 10 mins pass and finally the three margs show up. Mind you, this is a tiki bar / fine dining establishment. The drinks were all delicious, not quite "wait 25 mins delicious", but still very good. 30 minutes in we place our food orders. Shrimp/Pasta, Tripletail, Scallops & Black & Blue burger. We also had a crab cake appetizer and she-crab soup. Crab cakes were amazing, perhaps again, the best any of us at the table have ever had. The soup came out with my entree...not sure why that happened, but it was good, though I would have preferred with dinner. Food was absolutely fantastic, easily 5 stars. However, the service, or lack thereof, will keep me and my guests from returning until they figure things out. I don't blame the waitstaff, I blame whoever is managing them. Our waiter was like a deer in headlights as a few more tables came in. I actually had to let him know a table sat down and were waiting for service for about 15 minutes. This place has the potential of being incredible. We loved the tiki bar/pool vibe happening. If we do happen to go again, I'll only order a beer or wine and we'll eat at the bar. BTW, just to be clear, the bar area was about 50% full, pool area 20% and we were the only table in the restaurant when we initially sat down. We so badly want this place to make it!
  22. K

    Kate

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was delicious, the ambiance somewhat lacking, tables not set, no plants, and no one cared if we sat down or not and the service dismal. We understand short staffing but the "restaurant" only had 2 tables busy and the one waiter waited 10minutes before taking our drink order which took us reminding him 20 minutes later to bring. He came back 3 times to recheck our food order as he didn't write it down properly and we had to search for him to ask for the bill.
  23. m

    merylh

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    So unappealing we left
  24. s

    sheila

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good and Cody, our server, was excellent.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Vacation, out on the town
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No indoor dining. Seating is only poolside, drinks are served in plastic cups. This is not communicated anywhere on the website or when booking reservations. We have dined at the previous location in Sarasota. The new location does not provide accommodations one would expect based on the caliber of the menu. We left and went to Mattison’s 41 for dinner.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was a little concerned after reading some reviews but we went with friends who had dined here before. I’m so glad we went! Every one in our group of four enjoyed our meals. Two of us had the triple tail special and the other two had other fish dishes from the menu. The sides and appetizers we chose (grouper ceviche, Buffalo cauliflower, sautéed spinach) were delicious. We really enjoyed LuRae as our waitress and seeing Chef Rolf working in the kitchen. We will definitely be back!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Would have done worse if possible. Extremely rude to our table for no reason. They do not like use of open table. Avoid at all costs
  29. g

    garethe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Chef Rolf's restaurant was was a pleasant experience. Service was good and at a comfortable pace to enjoy an evening out with live music in the background. The setting along side the pool was perfect but will look forward to the new indoor/outdoor restaurant in a few month time.
  30. JR

    JackR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We left without dining!!!!! THE ONLY SERVICE AVAILABLE WAS OUTSIDE ALONG SIDE THE POOL. The Valentine special menu was not that appealing and pricey. Not the place for a nice quiet special dinner.
  31. K

    Kathyabc

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was fine. The outdoor poolside atmosphere was interesting. Getting wine in a plastic glass was not the best -- but the restaurant is poolside.
  32. BS

    BeccaS

    New Orleans

    54 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    New location, nothing the same as before. We ended up leaving before eating. We arrived at 11 for Valentines Day lunch and was told no lunch til 12 and it is served out by the pool. No thanks. Didn’t read the reviews before going because we had dinner at the old location and had enjoyed it. I wish I had read the reviews. Sounds like there is no return to the previous fine dining. Sad to drive 40 minutes and have to find another place for lunch but sounds like we got lucky by not eating there.
  33. WB

    WayneB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Called ahead ask for Manager talked to them and they stated all was about the same as in there prior location because it was our anniversary We get there all seating was in Tiki bar area directly in the sun only 2 other tables occupied ask if prime rib was rare to medium rare and fresh .Could nit get a straight answer we got nervous and just left
  34. D

    Disappointed

    Austin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Chef Rolf moved to a new location - poolside at Casey Key Resort. This is NOT fine dining. Because it is poolside everything needs to be served on plastic. No wine glasses. No glass dishes. Everything plastic! Even the kitchen is poolside- very small. We ordered a burger, pan seared grouper and a pizza. The grouper was dry and the pizza never arrived until the other two dishes were eaten. The picture in the online photo gallery are not this location. Very disappointing!
  35. SO

    SusanO

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We were excited to try Chef Rolf's but disappointed. The restaurant seating surrounds a pool where children were quite loud. Because of the pool, all food and drinks are served on paper/plastic. While my husband loved his cod, the rest of us were not overwhelmed by our steaks. Side of asparagus a pile of mush, and mashed potatoes were cold on arrival. For the price, the food just didn't wow anyone. Our waiter was excellent. Perhaps once they get over the glitches with the fairly new opening, we will give it another try.
  36. WH

    WilliamH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Diner was served stone cold. Had to ask for bread, ask for water, ask for soup spoon. Waiter tried to serve our dessert before we even got our entree!! Plastic plates, wine served in small plastic cups. Not what one would expect for dining at Chef Rolf’s.
  37. BC

    BobC

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had to sit outside because of remodeling and it was a little chilly. But overall it was great, the grouper sandwich was crunchy and hot and the potato soup was so hot I had to wait for a little while before I could eat it.
  38. CH

    CHERYLC

    Naples

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The restaurant is located around the pool at the Casey Key Resort. Cool vibe overlooking the pool and tiki bar. On Friday they had live music, which we enjoyed. The wine was served in plastic cups and the dipping oil for the bread was served in a styrofoam bowl. This was disappointing and didn't match the more elegant food offerings. We all ordered filets and prime rib. The beef quality was good, however, every meal was over cooked. We ordered medium and medium rare and they all came out WELL DONE. We didn't really enjoy our meals, but the restaurant was short handed so we accepted the meal. The presentation was cool--filets were served on a wooden plank. The table next to us ordered a pizza and it was huge! The 4 diners seemed to enjoy it and even took to go boxes home as they couldn't eat it all. It appears they have big renovation plans for this hotel. This restaurant certainly has potential if they can fix the chef errors, upgrade the stemware and get rid of the styrofoam! This would be a great local place to relax and enjoy dinner if they can correct the basics.
  39. CB

    CarolB

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Disappointed that due to being outdoor dining at pool drinks were served in plastic cups. At present no indoor dining unless you want to be in a room my yourself. Service very slow.
  40. KG

    KarilynG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food. All 3 of us loved our entrees. The live music was terrific. It was good we were not in a hurry as the wait staff were very busy. Seems a few more waiters would have been appreciated. We loved sitting poolside, wonderful to dine outside, and enjoyed the sunset after-glow over the building.

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Chef Rolf's New Florida Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Chef Rolf's New Florida Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 966-2121.

Chef Rolf's New Florida Kitchen is rated 3.9 stars by 472 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:30 pm–5:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Pizza Bar, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Rolf

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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