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Cafe L'Europe

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431 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1494
+1 941-388-4415
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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East Fishkill, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been going to Cafe L'Europe since the mid 1970's. It was a favorite of my mothers and mine , my husband and mine ,and also of my children's and then of my grandchildren as they became adult. My adult granddaughter was visiting from NY and we had dinner on the patio last Sunday evening. It was my first... More 

Thank Marilynn P
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this review

I'm sorry you had to experience this and can assure you we are doing everything to avoid these kinds of situations moving forward. We may not always be perfect and sometimes things slip through the cracks. We can only hope based on that, you would have given us the opportunity to make it right by speaking with a manager that... More 

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133 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place for lunch with tables both inside and some facing the street. Excellent food and excellent service. Little else need to be said for once.

Thank Cobham_SurreyRetired
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70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our dinner at Café L'Europe last night was an experience we will not forget soon. We were greeted with a smile by a young lady who seated us at our beautifully set table. Our server Willy was "the best". He served our wine and helped up with our choice of dinner. I have to say the first thing I had... More 

Thank Irene G
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends of ours had told us about this spot to go for lunch or dinner on our vacation and so we ventured out there from Siesta Key. What a great decision. Our food was delicious - the louie salad was amazing, and my husband had a onion bowl of soup and a salad as well. But what struck us as... More 

Thank stana19905
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After dining at L'Europe for years at dinner time, we realized that we had not had lunch there. It was a cool day, but we chose to sit outside and they moved a heater closer to our table. The food and service were excellent. We each had a small entree andI also had a cup of the soup. Everything arrived... More 

Thank Rob B
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I make this a much loved tradition while in Florida. One of the top 10 restaurants in the world in our opinion. They always have a beautiful presentation, top notch food and wonderful service! Beautiful location defiantly a destination restaurant.

Thank Ksligh
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a beautiful old world charm restaurant. The staff is friendly knowlegable and eager to please. This is fine dining and the food was beautifully presented and excellent! The chef came out and recommended the scallops which I ordered and enjoyed. The owner talked to us for some time. I would return. There were four of us and we enjoyed... More 

Thank Char1144
Barrington, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed Lunch on 12/30/16. Try the half and half. The corned beef sandwich on a thin potato pancake with lobster bisque is an excellent choice and the chicken florentine crepe with bourbon pecan salad is really tasty as well. Sat at the bar and the service was excellent with decent wines by the glasss. Will definitely go back!

Thank Chris C
Littleton, Colorado
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed Thanksgiving Dinner at Cafe L'Europe. Two of us(there were six) ordered the prix fixe Turkey dinner. It was the best entree on the table. The rest of us ordered French cuisine and it was solid. Good martinis and served quickly. The only mishap which fundamentally should not happen is the French Onion soup is served traditional or in a... More 

Thank Angelo S
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this review

I apologize for any inconvenience you felt we may have caused you. I took over the restaurant August 1st 2016. I'm not totally sure what they did prior to that but I can assure you there is not an upcharge for the onion soup in the onion or a bowl. The only reason you saw other onion soups in a... More 

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70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a little early so sat in bar. All the staff were friendly and attentive. This has changed hands but met the owner Ron who could not have been more charming. When we eventually did sit down we felt very relaxed. Wine list extensive and for USA very good and not over expensive. Had some champagne and Pouilly Fume.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, American, European, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?