Chef/owner Derek Barnes focus is on rustic, coastal cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood while offering guest a dining experience that is fresh, new, fun and casual. The menu changes often insuring guest an exciting change on their many visits. Drawing from a rich blend of culinary styles and traditions, Derek is committed to bringing pleasure to all five senses when you dine at Derek’s.
A semifinalist for the prestigious James Beard Best Chef South award, Derek worked with Emeril Lagasse in the kitchen of Emeril’s in New Orleans before opening his own restaurant on the SunCoast.
Derek’s talent for creating unique, pleasurable dishes has earned him Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon award, the “Most Innovative Chef” title in the Best of SRQ Magazine, “Best New Cuisine” Sarasota Magazine, “Best New Restaurant” Bradenton Herald and inclusion in Best Chefs America Guide and the exclusive Zagat Guide, America’s Top Restaurants listing.
The venue is appropriate for the power lunch crowd, casual luncheons, those special evenings, business dinners, private parties and fit for families of all ages.
Derek’s also offers a private media room for pharmaceutical parties, business luncheons, business dinners, small sporting events, birthday parties, anniversaries or for that intimate gathering.
Dining Style: Casual Fun Dining
Cuisine: Rustic, Coastal with a fun southern twist
Neighborhood: West Bradenton
Address: 5516 Manatee Avenue West
Price: $6 to $25
Phone: (941) 794-1100
Hours of Operation:
Dinner 5:00 – 10:00 Mon. – Sat.
Chef de Cuisine: Adam Straatman
Dress Code: Resort Casual
Walk-ins: Yes, but reservations are highly recommended
Offers: Beer, Wine, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout,
drop off or pick-up catering
Parking: Available; Private parking on site
Private Party Contact: Vicki Cusack (941)794-1100