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Cafe L'Europe

431 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1494
+1 941-388-4415
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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French, American, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
431 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1494
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here for the first time for dinner and had a really nice night! Cassandra was our waitress and she was fabulous. We had the chateaubriand which was so delicious while also being plenty for the two of us. The staff could not be...More

Thank Katie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Each time I visit Sarasota I like to experience at least one new restaurant and on this occasion selected Cafe L'Europe based on TripAdvisor reviews. I found this a disappointing venue. Our greeting was fine and we were led to a nice table inside, given...More

Thank SCBD
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your response however after speaking with my waitress she confirmed after she apologized for the oversight you told her, no problem, no big deal. My manager William came to your table twice to ask how everything was and you told him fine....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you haven't experienced Cafe L'Europe, you are missing out on a "True Gem". The restaurant is located on beautiful St. Armand's in Sarasota, minutes from the beach. The have both indoor and outdoor seating and this restaurant is truly the BEST restaurant all the...More

Thank Jac J
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for those great comments, we appreciate people like you taking the time to tell us your thoughts. We will continue to do our best to keep the experience at this level so people like yourself can leave here feeling the way...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Amandah is an incredibly beautiful singer. Carlos was a great server. The grouper encrusted in potatoes was divine. The Seabass in curry and honey was fantastic! The escargot we're also very delicious. A perfect evening on a very special occasion!

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I have lived here many years... and quit dining here... I thought I would give it another try with an appetizer: The carpaccio was THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD!!!" Melted in my mouth! CLEANLINESS: What a turnaround! They have made that restaurant SPOTLESS NOW!!!...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

We were here in July on a Saturday night. We knew that this restaurant was more "old school French" and it lived up to what we were looking for! They had a great singer at the piano for the entire time that we were there....More

1  Thank tootlepops
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

We are so delighted to here of your experience and thank you so much for taking the time. The entire staff wants every experience to be just like yours. It's people like you that inspire the staff and make them feel special when there here...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

We just had lunch at Cafe L'Europe. The servers were all very nice. At one point the GM came to our table with warm bread and fresh cut strawberries and raspberries for our 10 month old grand baby. The lobster bisque was amazing! Prices very...More

Thank mihofamily
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Café L"Europe. It's people like you that make the difference to me and the staff. We appreciate your comments very much. Ron

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Delicious. Chilean sea bass is best ever. Service is excellent. Choose indoor seating. Fine dining. Leave your kids and iPads at home.

Thank T7643SYdawns
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I dined here for Lunch while on vacation from NY based on all the amazing reviews we had read. Extremely charming on the inside with exposed bricks and were seated promptly. Karissa was our delightful, attentive server who checked on us throughout...More

Thank CKWCaledonia
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time on your vacation share how much you enjoyed your experience at Café L'Europe. It's comments like this that make us feel appreciated for the hard work my staff puts into the restaurant every day. We hope we...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Fabulous with out a single flaw!! We had an amazing meal with very gracious service by Mariana! We really enjoyed our wonderful quiet evening dinner together on a Monday night early at 6pm!! We had the entire restaurant to ourselves and we just loved it...More

1  Thank jen0ne
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review, it's people like you that make a difference to me and my staff and gives us a sense of accomplishment. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you soon. Ron

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Luci-Ann T
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Response from Ron M | Property representative |
Its what ever you feel comfortable in , we are fine dinning. Thank you
21 March 2017|
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Response from Ron M | Property representative |
dressy casual, gluten free pasta and chocolate cake, yes we have prime rib on Tuesday
4 February 2017|
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yes we have gluten free pasta, and gluten free dessert, thanks for asking. I hope you come in . Ron
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1494
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-388-4415
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Established in 1973 in John Ringling's original real estate office, Cafe L'Europe has become one of Florida's most distinguished restaurants. The original brick walls are enhanced with artwork from our Cafe Collection, distinctive archways, and Spanish terra cotta tile for a warm, relaxing old-world ambiance.Our award-wining cuisine and selection of fine wines from Europe and America strike the perfect balance of tradition and innovation that have stood the test of time and trend. Many of our signature dishes are prepared tableside for the added drama of a truly memorable dining experience.Cafe L'Europe offers indoor and outdoor dining as well as a temperature controlled veranda for the best of both worlds. Our private dining rooms can accommodate parties from 8 to 65 guests and we are open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.Our many accolades include the coveted DiRoNA, Sarasota Magazine's Best Elegant Restaurant, and Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.
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