Welcome to Arts & Central

Creative Cuisine. Casual Scene.

This is Arts & Central… Where a casual scene converges with creative cuisine in perfect harmony.

We’ve mastered the art of crafting high-quality, gourmet dishes without the pretentiousness. Our atmosphere is as laid-back as it is inviting, where friends and neighbors gather to savor mouth-watering masterpieces while enjoying relaxed vibes.

Discover a dining experience that’s at the crossroads where laid-back vibes meet gourmet delights.

Kick back & relax

Unwind & Savor

Our inviting atmosphere welcomes you to take it easy while embarking on a flavorful journey. No need for formality here – we’ve created a space where comfort and sophistication coexist.

This Month's Featured Artist

David Steiner

David Steiner, born in 1957, is a celebrated fine art painter based in Sarasota, Florida, where he has been a pivotal figure in the art community since 1990. A graduate of Colorado State University (1976-1980), David has developed a distinctive style that oscillates between abstract figurative work and vibrant, fully abstract paintings. Known for his preference for large-scale creations, he has spent over two decades perfecting his craft painting alfresco in his studio. 

Throughout his career, David has received numerous commissions, and his works are prominently featured in corporate and private collections throughout Sarasota. In addition to his painting career, David founded Sarasota Fine Art Inc. and in 2004 established the State of the Arts Gallery in downtown Sarasota. Recently, David expanded his artistic influence by opening Divergent Image, a contemporary photography gallery in the Rosemary district. Tre Michael, owner and curator of State of the Arts Gallery, continues to showcase David’s dynamic works, further cementing his legacy in Sarasota’s vibrant art scene. David remains committed to exploring new boundaries in both style and materials, reinforcing his deep-rooted connection to the local art communityPlease visit Sarasotafineart.com 

Fresh Made

We use only the freshest ingredients that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

Decidedly Delicious

Discover an ambiance where the everyday becomes the extraordinary.

Natural Food

We source locally grown, fresh ingredients and prepare them with care.

Discover Our

Great Flavors

Paquillo & Goat Cheese

Piquillo & Goat Cheese

Bourbon Reduction, EVOO

Crab Puppies

Crab Puppies

Corn, Jalapeno, Cheddar, Flight of Dipping Sauces

Lamb Sliders

Lamb Sliders

Feta, Caramelized Onion, Sumac

Whipped Feta

Whipped Feta

Ricotta & Goat Cheese, Fermented Honey, Candied Fruit, Pita

We Believe In

Creative Culinary Craftsmanship

Our Executive Chef Erik is a true artisan, turning fresh, high-quality ingredients into culinary masterpieces. Our menu is a fusion of flavors and inspirations, celebrating the art of taste in every dish we serve. We invite you to embark on a dining adventure that dazzles your senses and elevates your palate.

We Believe In

Creative Culinary Craftsmanship

Our Executive Chef Erik is a true artisan, turning fresh, high-quality ingredients into culinary masterpieces. Our menu is a fusion of flavors and inspirations, celebrating the art of taste in every dish we serve. We invite you to embark on a dining adventure that dazzles your senses and elevates your palate.

Join Us For

Live Music & Cocktails

Courtyard-Cocktail

COURTYARD COCKTAILS

Step up to our Courtyard Cocktail beverage window, where you can get something cold and refreshing to sip in the courtyard or out by the fire pit.

Beer Garden night

LIVE MUSIC

Let's add some rhythm to your dining experience! Enjoy live music in the courtyard every Thursday evening and on our patio (weather permitting) on Fridays and Saturdays.

All Desserts

35% off

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Sarasota Sunday Brunch

Now Serving Brunch

11am – 4pm every Sunday