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.

Revisiting by artist Jonathan Herbert

This Month's Featured Artists

Jonathan Herbert

Jonathan Herbert ArtistJonathan Herbert (b. 1952, New York City) explores the nonverbal relationship between cosmos and consciousness. His abstract paintings examine the richness of the present moment while referring to a concurrent interest in the interpretations of his past experiences. He delves into the visual nature of creative inspiration via intuition, intent on communicating and inspiring the wide range of human emotions.  

Herbert employs a variety of techniques to develop his own proprietary methods of preparing and using mediums that explore his visual inspirations. He creates unique formulations of water-based paint using acrylic and urethane media made on the spot while creating the works. In doing so, he achieves various desired effects, be they loose cascades of color or thickly textured surfaces. He also employs substances such as ground glass and metallic flakes.   

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The artist received his diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1977. He continued his studies via an Independent Study Award from the Museum School for over a year in Antwerp, Belgium. Upon his return, he began exhibiting in 1978 in New York City’s Soho and the East Village and has garnered solo and group exhibitions nationally.

Herbert’s bibliography begins in December 1982, in the regular Cookie Mueller column “Art and About” in Andy Warhol’s Details Magazine. There is also a “Jonathan Herbert” entry in the Cookie Mueller Encyclopedia. He has been featured in or reviewed in numerous publications.

Herbert currently lives and works in Sarasota, Florida, where maintains a studio in Gillespie Park, which is open by appointment. Herbert’s website is www.jonathanherbert.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.

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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.

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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.

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Sarasota Sunday Brunch

Now Serving Brunch

11am – 4pm every Sunday