Located on the 2nd floor of Saks Fifth Avenue in The Mall at University Town Center, Sophie's features a delightful bar with views into the kitchen, a luxuriously intimate dining room and a private dining area perfect for business or social events. Its outdoor terrace bar and lounge offer a relaxing atmosphere in the shade or in the sun!

Sophie’s is available for distinctive private functions from business meetings and charity events to intimate weddings.

We can accommodate 50 seated and 120 for standing receptions.

Our private dining room can accommodate 18 seated and 20 for standing receptions.

Please contact or call 941.662.9777 for information and booking for your next event.

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Andrew Thompson
Executive Chef

Originally from the United Kingdom, Andy trained at City & Guilds culinary program and then progressed through some of the top kitchens in Europe and the USA working as the right hand to some of our generation’s top chefs…Marco Pierre White, Charlie Palmer and Phillip Howard. Andy’s experience entails several years in the early to mid 90s in Manhattan, NY, where he spent time gaining valuable experience at two progressive American Charlie Palmer restaurants. Andy spent one year at Aureole as a Sous Chef before being promoted to chef at the then newly created Lenox Room. It was after two years at the Lenox Room that Andy returned to England. In 1997 Andy was the Executive Head Chef at the Michelin-starred L’Escargot Restaurant where he created French-styled cuisine in this upscale London establishment. In 2001 Andy opened his first restaurant, The Clerkenwell Dining Room, a fine dining establishment featuring Modern European cuisine and established a name for himself as an acclaimed chef. With the great success of his first dining establishment, Andy soon opened his second restaurant, The Chancery, a small intimate establishment, in 2004.

Mark Resnick
General Manager

Mark Resnick is a highly experienced restaurant professional who understands the inner workings of every level of the industry – from tending bar and creating special cocktails to managing and developing a service team. Mark is thrilled to introduce Sophie’s to the Sarasota community.


Monday – Thursday
11:30am – 6:00pm Last seating
Friday – Saturday
11:30am – 7:00pm Last seating
11:00am – 4:00pm Last seating
Happy Hour Monday – Friday
4:00pm – 6:00pm