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Rick's French Bistro

) #87 of 685 Restaurants in Sarasota €€ - €€€ French, European
2177 Siesta Dr, Sarasota, FL 34239-5235
+1 941-957-0533
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good10%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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2177 Siesta Dr, Sarasota, FL 34239-5235
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been at Chez Rick's multiple times since we moved to Sarasota and it's always a great pleasure to eat there. Richard and his wife are great hosts, always trying to accommodate us and personally, it's always a pleasure to speak...More

Thank SebastienBoily
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This place is so casual and comfortable that you can't help but like it when you walk in the door. You are made to feel like a special guest and then offered up the best food that money can buy. The owners are friendly and...More

Thank WizardofSarasota
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We had the Brie, shrimp, chicken and lamb entres, with delicious fresh sautéed begs and creamy potatoes. Dessert was a chocolate cake with ice cream. Everything was superb. The place sits 34, Ricks wife is the cook. What a lovely, delicious experience!

Thank Stephanie2749
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you very much for your review. Since 16 years, Our goal is to serve you fine, refreshing & wholesome meals without sacrificing flavor or quality. Everything we serve is homemade. Thank you for being with us .

Reviewed 14 May 2017

I love this little place. The couple are very friendly and you feel like they are having you over for a dinner with friends. All of her dishes are flavorful and her sauces are divine.

Thank AquariusStar
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The food is spectacular! We have been there many times and we have never been disappointed. The salad is lightly dressed, the main courses have always been very good and the calf's liver is especially delicious. Make reservations in advance and it is always booked...More

Thank bburleson2006
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A French bistro in an old strip mall. Terrific food. Modest generic wine options...bring your own since corkage is only $15.

Thank Amir A
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for your review. Our goal is to serve you the best homemade French food in our small French Bistro. Our wine list is modest, it's true, but the main wine are there ... Hope to see you again. Merci et a Bientot !!

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Good authentic French food, but plan WAY ahead for a table and reserve. No drop ins here. Staff is pleasant, food is pretty good, but a bit pricey for what it is. Same strip mall as Andrea's Italian which we like a lot better.More

Thank Joseph M
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Thank you for your review . Our goal is to serve you a good, and tasty real French food in a real French Bistro ambiance. We are glad that your appreciated our food . Please be sure that our restaurant is cheaper than our colleague...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Not a fancy french restaurant but good food. Loved the liver and onions. Portion size very nice. Chicken was delicious on our second visit.

Thank enchantecello
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The food in this little French Bistro is outstanding. I had the beef stew which was fabulous. It probably was slow cooked for hours. The vegetables had such great flavor. My wife had the duck and she said it was the best ever. The prices...More

Thank ron a
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I enjoyed a meal at Rick's last week and I was blown away. The food was tremendous. We had a variety of appetizers and all were delightful. The dinners were great as well. I enjoyed the Pork in Cognac sauce and my wife was head...More

2  Thank Jared H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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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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