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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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431 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1494
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

1  Thank T7643SYdawns
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, Ron MIlton is no silent investor in this fine restaurant. He's hands on and it shows. Stopped by our table twice last night to see if everything was ok and to chat. He personally supervises the staff and they are, to a person, outstanding....More

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

Thank you very much for those kind words, The staff and I are so grateful to know there are people out there that appreciate and notice how much we really do care about our customers and there experience when they come in the restaurant and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience! First our server, Charming Marinara from Bari: she did a superb job of caring for our party of eight. She attended our group with great service and pleasant demeanor! The food was superior! And the bar service was wonderful. Thanks...More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to acknowledge your experience at our restaurant, We work very hard to make sure our customers experience the quality of food, service of a fine dinning restaurant and leave exactly the way you did and feel. Happy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is interesting and fresh. We experienced the service as very friendly and attentive. Pricing for the food, makes a visit to this restaurant, more of "special" evening. Wine pricing seemed above the average pricing. That said, we had a really nice evening and...More

Thank susani449
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and myself eat here for lunch 31st July, our first visit to the area, staff very welcoming, asked for a table outside, no problem, great choice on the menu. My wife asked for a salad, but asked if they could add some chicken...More

Thank ron h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From beginning to end the food and service was fantastic. We ordered steak frites with extra rub of seasoning. Caesar salads which were fresh. The experience was great as the food. Loved it!!! Please try it you will not be disappointed at all.

Thank Greg G
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

hank you very much for taking the time to appreciate our restaurant. Hope top see you soon. Ron

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here two days ago....it is nicely appointed, very old world feel, a great pianist providing wonderful background music....the food is good, too but quite pricey...I had the special which was prime rib which arrived a little rarer than medium which was dealt with...More

1  Thank lour2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After staying away when the snowbirds are here, gave this old Sarasota favorite a try. It hasn't changed. That's the good news, and the bad. Old style presentation and preparation. Nothing special.More

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Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for letting us know how you feel, its obvious you didn't take the time to really assess the restaurant, let me up date you. New kitchen , new bar, new bathrooms( 43 years old), new lighting, new furniture, new carpets, new ceilings, new...More

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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
5 February 2017|
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Response from 320ron | Property representative |
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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