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Cafe L'Europe

431 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1494
+1 941-388-4415
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“chateaubriand” (18 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (61 reviews)
“dover sole” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
French, American, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
431 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1494
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Reviewed yesterday

We've been here before and were pleased to return to this grand restaurant on St. Armand's Circle. Our server, Carlos was most professional and the fish dishes we had for dinner were remarkable, for sure. You'll enjoy this fine restaurant!

1  Thank Geoff G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Cafe L'Europe was probably our very first classic French-style dining experience in the early 2000s, and we'll never forget the amazing food and experience we had, as it set the standard at that time. Since then we have visited at least once a year (we...More

Thank David K
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We thank you for your response, just to let you know the quality of the food has been elevated to the highest level. The people who come here and have been coming here since 1973 come because of what it is and the quality of...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful atmosphere, especially outside dining on the patio. Lunch is a culinary delight. The avocado stuffed with crab meat salad is outstanding as is the potato crusted grouper. One would be remiss if the flour-less chocolate torte was not ordered for dessert. The quality and...More

Thank chefsteve1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great fine dining experience. Ambiance is terrific, food is really good and Alex our waiter was courteous, experienced and truly wonderful. Highly recommend for a romantic evening of fine dining.

Thank Pat S
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for letting us know and we hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Cafe L'Europe is one of the premier restaurants in St. Armands Circle and that is no small feat considering the number of outstanding dining establishments in the area. We were recently there for a 70th birthday celebration and beginning with Westin, our waitstaff, and ending...More

Thank Franco M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family had a fabulous lunch yesterday on the patio of Cafe L'Europe. It is a wonderful restaurant, and we had a great waiter named Westin. He was attentive, polite and friendly---the perfect person for any restaurant. Our dishes were very good. I had the...More

Thank DevonEvie
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful response , i will pass this on to Weston, we hope to see you again soon,

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful meal, service that was out of this world thanks to Westin our server. Eating outside is great this time of year before it gets beastly hot later in the spring. Not inexpensive but well worth it!!!

Thank CincyDavid
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time, this means so much to us, I will let Weston know you reached out. Its people like you that make a difference.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were walking around Sarasota looking for a place to eat. When we saw Cafe L'Europe we decided that was the place to stop. It turned out to be an excellent choice. The food was great. Our waited Westin was excellent and the owner stopped...More

Thank jimnancy4
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for taking then time, we are so pleased so many people are enjoying Cafe L'Europe, We try so hard every day to make it a great experience for everyone. Weston is a great waiter and we are very proud of all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Has the Chilean Sea Bass and Lobster Bisque. Bisque listed on the menu as having chunks of lobster, but there were none. Flavor was good, not great. Sea Bass was prepared over Coconut Rice, pretty good.More

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

I thank you for the 4 star rating and apologize you weren't totally satisfied with your meal , this is not an option at our restaurant and would like to invite you back for a redo. We are very conscious of the food we prepare....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a local, and have been going to the cafe for the past 30 years. The service was very spotty last night. Our server seemed off. Toward the end of our meal she coughed, and excused herself. It was very strange. We shared a...More

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

Hi there, thank you for your review, i answer all of these as the owner because i really do care what people think of the restaurant but i have to say i am really lost on this one, maybe you can help me? Quote' the...More

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21 October 2017|
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Response from Ron M | Property representative |
Yes we are 11:30am to 9Pm
Luci-Ann T
11 July 2017|
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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
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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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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