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Rick's French Bistro

2177 Siesta Dr, Sarasota, FL 34239-5235
+1 941-957-0533
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“escargot” (16 reviews)
“snapper” (15 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2177 Siesta Dr, Sarasota, FL 34239-5235
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Friends introduced us to this terrific French bistro for dinner. We have spent winters in Sarasota for many years and somehow we missed Rick's after eating in some very good, and some very bad and expensive places. While we should return a few more times...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Escape802949
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most authentic and cozy, yet hidden, gem of a French restaurant in Sarasota. Rick and Michele welcome you as if you’re family members (and the family gets along!). Every dish on the menu is fantastic— close your eyes, and you are dining in Brittany....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 919wendif
Reviewed 28 August 2018

french "comfort food" at its finest. if you consider escargot (as good as i have ever had), duck cassoulet, and sauteed shrimp as comfort food. the cassoulet was simply excellent, flavorful, well prepared. the shrimp had an unusual sauce and was superb. again, one of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Happiness725183
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Truly a gem in hiding! This small, quaint French restaurant is wonderful. The food was delicious and so very reasonable in price. Authentic French cooking with the owners cooking and serving you in the most polite manner. I was lucky enough to discover this restaurant...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank elizabeth128i
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Your satisfaction is our best recompense . Since 16 years our goal is alway the same : give you the best and traditional French meals in a real French Bistro atmosphere .... Thank you for being with us, and hope to see you again soon...More

Reviewed 23 May 2018

I grew up in the South of France and going to Rick's is the closest I've come to feeling I'm back in a charming bistro. Due to a variety of circumstances, I had not been to Rick's for over one year. Last night, we returned...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thank you for this review. Your satisfaction is our first goal . Since 16 years we try to give you the best of ourselves. We treat our customers like they are a family.... you deserves the best !! Merci

Reviewed 15 March 2018

cozy french bistro with small but varied menu; attentive service; red and white checkered tablecloth covered tables fairly close together but not a problem; street parking available immediately outside the restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank observer192
Reviewed 11 March 2018

If you have been to a bistro in Paris or any other French city, you will recognize that Rick's is the real thing here in Sarasota. Everything is homemade by Rick's wife and reflects the love and care that she would put into cooking for...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank francom367
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for your review. Since 16 years we just have one goal ! Your satisfaction . Since the beginning my wife and I , we just try to do the best French meal in our small French Bistro. The decor, the atmosphere , l'ambiance...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018

We were taken to Ricks by friends who take all there guests, when they can get reservations. An unimposing store front on a small strip mall. But inside it smells wonderful. We order Sautéed Shrimps in Brandy, Garlic & Parsley, Snapper Sauce Meunier and the...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Steven S
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Our party of five thoroughly enjoyed our meal, from the wine to the appetizers, the included salads, to the entrees and desserts. I would have given it an "Excellent" rating if we hadn't waited so long to receive our entrees, but with such a small...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank HopefulNYC
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

It's always a pleasure to read a comment on our small Bistro. Yes, sometime when the restaurant is completely full especially during the season, it can happen that you wait a little bit more than usual to get your entrees .... But we don't want...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This lovely spot is tucked away in a strip mall, but when you enter you are transported to the bistro experience. The service was good and the food was excellent. My duck cassoulet was wonderful. It will be a place on our must do when...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank elllen1301
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for your review. In 2018 our goal will be the same .... Give you the best quality food in the authentic French Bistro Ambiance . Happy and tasty New Year !!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$29
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2177 Siesta Dr, Sarasota, FL 34239-5235
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-957-0533
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A real French bistro in a real friendly French atmosphere where our goal is to serve you fine, refreshing & wholesome meals without sacrificing flavor or quality. Everything we serve is homemade at reasonable prices. Thank you for being with us.
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