St. Armands Circle

St. Armands Circle Shopping Experience

Immerse yourself in an exceptional array of shops, restaurants, salons and spas in an
atmosphere of casual elegance.

Treat yourself to a breath of fresh air and savor the experience as you stroll our streets and
park, admiring the exquisite statuary of John Ringling, walking the Circus Ring of Fame and
making new discoveries with every step.

Life’s better on the Circle, where memorable days begin.

Whether it is your first time or 100th time, a visit to St. Armands Circle is always a memorable one.

Nestled between the sparkling waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St. Armands is truly unique in concept, history and ambience. It’s easy to relax, unwind, and let your cares fade away.

Renowned as a continental marketplace, the Circle is a charming and graceful synthesis of past and present, with its lush tropical plants, courtyards and patios, antique statuary and contemporary architectural design. Whether shopping for trinkets and treasures, high fashion or home décor, gourmet snacks to candlelit feasts under the stars, you’ll find it all on the Circle.

All this contributes to an international atmosphere of genuine warmth, enduring elegance and timeless style and it’s what sets us apart- from all the rest.

St. Armands Circle is the vision of its founder, circus magnate, John Ringling. His influence is still present today in the design of the streets radiating from the island’s hub and in the Italian statuary, many from his personal collection.

Make sure to pick up a copy of our statue brochure and enjoy a leisurely, self-guided walking tour of our beautiful statues. Delve into St. Armands history by taking a stroll around the “Circus Ring of Fame,” located in the Circle Park, which honors numerous circus performing legends

Diana M. Corrigan
Executive Director
St. Armands Circle Association

The Shore Restaurant
Shore restaurant is our expression of a mid-century, al-fresco coastal eatery. Creative recipes are our specialty, combined with local favorites, all served in our open air dining space. From your first sip of our signature cocktail to your last bite of our Key West shrimp and Scallop Risotto, the entire Shore experience is nothing short of a beach day makeover, with laughter, cool vibes, and delicious eats.

A day with the sun chasing you around the water and sand. You could be in Malibu, the Hamptons, or Lake Michigan. It wouldn't matter. It's the Shore; the expanse of water and sky that inspires you to get out and live life to its fullest. We created Shore around this day, this beach life.

A full resort lifestyle brand for men and women, made in the USA, that adds philosophy on high quality to the Shore experience. We are dedicated to a new standard in coastal living. From concept to production, each Shore piece encompasses our passion for quality, fit and finish. Shore will carry you from your morning surf through dinner. Stepping into Shore will feel like stepping into your next gateway.

Venezia Italian Restaurant
The Best Italian Restaurant in St Armands Sarasota
What restaurants are near Sarasota? Ask no more, we welcome you to Venezia, the Italian food restaurant by excellent. Where to eat in Sarasota? Asked no more and come on, we will assure you a smile for every bite
Tommy Bahama Restaurant
The Tommy Bahama Restaurant is perfect for everything from bridal showers to corporate mixers. We provide customizable menus, skilled event professionals, live music, and floral-design services including leis and bespoke table settings. The private dining room features state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment.

Our location in St. Armands Circle is a short swim away from Lido Key, Siesta Key, Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. Take in the island vibes and stunning sunset views from our second-story dining room as you treat yourself to fresh, island-inspired fare and handcrafted cocktails. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.
Cafe Le Europe
Founded in 1973, Café L’Europe has built an unparalleled reputation for its elegant and delicious European cuisine, award-winning wines, and professional service.

Its name and vision were inspired by the classic ambiance of the popular De L’Europe Hotel in Amsterdam. Elegantly designed with old world charm, Café L’Europe was originally the real estate office of one of Sarasota’s most famous residents of the past – John Ringling.

This iconic restaurant is owned by entrepreneur Ron Milton. He and his team are dedicated to ensuring that your experience is one you will immensely enjoy and keep you returning time and time again. Outstanding food, impeccable service, and the ultimate dining experience is more than their goal, it’s their passion.
Crab & Fin
Serving Sarasota since 1978, we are proud to be part of the excitement that is St. Armand’s Circle. Whether you are window shopping at one of the world class shops on the circle or are looking for a special place to dine on the best seafood the world has to offer, the Crab & Fin is the perfect destination.

We literally search all over the world to find the freshest and most unique seafood available. All of our fish arrives each day by air, and is cut from whole fish in house.

Preparing each meal from scratch is something we take great pride in. Your taste buds will surely notice the difference when tasting our fresh, homemade pasta and bread, made in our kitchen. It is our pleasure to make your experience delicious and memorable.

A landmark restaurant on St. Armands Circle, featuring 150 shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants, Crab & Fin is an experience of culture meeting the coastline. Whether your stay is for a single day, an entire evening or just an hour, we look forward to serving you an unforgettable dining experience.

Consistently recognized for our delicious, fresh food and friendly service, Crab & Fin is committed to providing the best in everything we do. Our extensive selection of exotic seafood, both our regular menu and our daily Market Catch Card feature fresh fish fro, near and far, flown in whole and then filleted on site. We also offer our own homemade pasta, breads and pastries.
Columbia Restaurant

For Spanish-Cuban immigrant Casimiro Hernandez, Sr., arriving in Tampa, FL, with his four young sons meant searching for opportunity and a better life.

On Dec. 17, 1903, he helped to open the Columbia Saloon, which became the Columbia Restaurant in 1905.

Over nearly 120 years, the original restaurant has expanded to an entire city block and is now the largest Spanish restaurant in the world.

Casimiro's descendants diligently care for the Columbia Restaurant and help preserve his American dream. As Florida’s oldest restaurant, the Columbia has seven locations in Florida and is still owned and operated by family members.

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