In downtown Sarasota unless you own a

downtown condo

on the 10th floor or higher there are really no opportunities to dine with a view of the city.
Well now you can. The Sarasota University Club, 1605 Main St. { close to Orange } on the 12th floor is open to the public for lunch and dinner Tuesday – Friday.
I think there is a dress code so call first 366-5400.