Inspired by his childhood in Europe and his passion for culinary innovation, Chef Nils Tarantik has brought a special, one-of-a-kind dining experience to Sarasota.
Chef Nils takes the classic dishes and flavors of Southern Europe and imbues them with unique gastronomic twists and flare. The result is a timeless – yet boldly modern – dining experience that evokes the comforting flavor memories of the past while exciting the senses. The atmosphere echoes this synthesis with a welcoming environment accented by theatrical touches and a knowledgeable staff committed to exceeding your expectations.
element offers an extensive wine list and a craft cocktail bar as well as an elegant private dining room.
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, ELEMENT OFFERS
• Complimentary Covered Valet Parking
• Complimentary Shuttle Service
THE STORY BEHIND THIS TRULY UNIQUE RESTAURANT
After several nights of discussing past travels, meals enjoyed, and friends remembered, business visionaries James & Sean Abrams along with Award Winning Chef, Nils Tarantik, concluded our beautiful city needed an establishment that could hold its own with any of those destinations. A few of the “must haves” for this undertaking included a warm, plush and sophisticated setting, an award-winning wine & beverage program, a menu filled with globally influenced dishes, prepared with fresh, local/regional ingredients and a team of inspired hospitality professionals to bring it all together.
Following months of planning, construction and long dedicated nights, they arrived at the conclusion this restaurant would be a gift for the people who live, work and travel to Sarasota. It is with a sincere love for our enchanting city, our passion to serve and the ongoing pursuit of perfection, we welcome you to element, modern mediterranean grill™; Sarasota’s premier fine dining and destination restaurant.