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62 Bistrot

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1962 Hillview Street, Sarasota, FL 34239
+1 941-954-1011
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Description: Authentic French cuisine, expanded 100% French wine list.

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent!

We returned to Sarasota after almost a year and are so glad to see that this restaurant is doing well. It deserves it! In fact our meal last night was even better than the previous year. Service was charming and very efficient ; there is a very good choice of dishes (not too large that you suspect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Brian A
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Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned to Sarasota after almost a year and are so glad to see that this restaurant is doing well. It deserves it! In fact our meal last night was even better than the previous year. Service was charming and very efficient ; there is a very good choice of dishes (not too large that you suspect an over-stocked freezer)... More 

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1 Thank Brian A
Florida
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196 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

I just moved to Sarasota a few days ago and my friends took me here for a birthday dinner, what a great choice. Vanessa, our server, was delightful.. In speaking with her I think I heard that her husband was the chef... COMPLIMENTS! There were five of us. We had two different chardonnays, one was $9 ...1 was $10 by... More 

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Thank Katya m
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We've eaten here twice, and it makes us wistful for France. Lunch was delightful, as was our prix fixe New Year's Even champagne dinner. For lunch we had salads and sandwiches with a nice Vouvray wine -- I enjoyed my Croque Madame sandwich, while envying the Campagne pate with cornichons of one of our party and the hot goat cheese... More 

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Thank Peggy M
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

62 Bistrot is magic! It was a fabulous French experience. We were happy to discover the best beef "Bourguignon" of the world. Better than our French experience. My wife took the Onion Soup... Gorgious!! It's our new favorite place in Sarasota! French food create by French nice couple!!!

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Thank John G
Sarasota, Florida
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We live in Sarasota and take advantage of its many fine restaurants. 62 Bistrot is heads above all the others. Best of all it is reasonably priced. Lunches average $10.00 for a salad or sandwich, Today I had the Goat Cheese Salad. So fresh and well presented and the fried goat cheese medallion on tops was the best I can... More 

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Thank wolfworks
Englewood, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Back from the cold countries my first visit was for this wonderful French restaurant. Vanessa and Alexandre are passionate about what they do and it shows it... The quality of the food, the courteous service, the cozy atmosphere. A place to visit a lot for sure !!!!

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Thank Marie5210
Sarasota, Florida
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111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Located on Hillview street , 62 Bistrot will serve simple French dishes from beef bourguigon to croque Monsieur. The restaurant is small, but very comfortable , service is courteous . Great place for light dinner by yourself or for a small group of friends. Enjoy

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Thank Cyril I
CT
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We have sampled many of Sarasota's fine (I mean good, not pretensious) restaurants since we bought a house here over a year ago. This place was such a wonderful surprise. The atmosphere is very comfortable and inviting. From our table I could peak into the kitchen where husband and wife owners/chefs do their magic. The food is so authentic and... More 

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1 Thank luba1000
Melbourne, Florida
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211 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My Wife and I have been coming here on our yearly Sarasota visit for at least five years; we have never been disappointed. Their concept is that they bring over French chefs for short employment tours (six months) and then they can return to France or stay. My Wife had a fried goat cheese salad she claims is the best... More 

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Thank babbydaddy52
Palm Harbor, Florida
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

While staying on Siesta Key my husband I dined at 62 Bistro in Sarasota. What a great little find! The restaurant is very cozy inside. It is owned by a husband and wife team, who are from near Bordeaux, and yes, they are the chefs. Our server was very polite, professional, and friendly. We both had the chef’s dinner for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1962 Hillview Street, Sarasota, FL 34239
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-954-1011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic

Description

Authentic French cuisine, expanded 100% French wine list.
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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