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62 Bistrot Creperie & French Bistrot

1962 Hillview Street, Sarasota, FL 34239
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Ranked #98 of 825 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Private Dining
Description: New in May 2010. Excellent French Cuisine and French Crepes. We dined there tonight and it was very special. Do check it out.
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61 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We popped into the 62 Bistrot for a late lunch. My wife had their Ocean Salad which was a salad with smoked salmon. We were both surprised with the generous portion of smoked salmon on the salad. My wife said it was very good. I ordered the Canadian crepe, a crepe with smoked salmon artichoke and sour cream. Really good.... More

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Marco Island, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

How I enjoyed the atmosphere, chef and lovely Vanessa who welcomed us and made us welcome. The buckwheat Crepe was yummy. The salad perfect with the freshly made mustard dressing. The crepe with blackberry jam was a perfect sweet to share over robust coffee. Do go soon and often. You will be very pleased you did!

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stopped for a late lunch, I was pleasantly surprised by the best escargot ever; also be sure to try the duck salad!

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We decided to try it today after reading an article about the new owners in "Taste Magazine". My wife and our 2 young kids had a great time. The food was good and reasonably priced, the atmosphere was great and we really enjoyed ourselves. The baguette bread was good and service very friendly. Highly recommended

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Long Island
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We were recommended by friends. My wife and I each had a fig salad. This is one of my favorite all time salads. I love figs and the goat cheese was delicious. My B.W. Ate a very rare steak with vegetables and I had chicken with portobello mushrooms. The mushroom sauce was delicious. The portions are large so we skipped... More

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Melbourne, Florida
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

First time back since new ownership. Some reviewers stress quaint and intimate atmosphere, I stress the food and dining experience. Both were excellent. Menu is less than 10 items which I view as a plus; allows chef to focus on quality. We both had different veal dishes, both prepared and served very well. Small, well put together wine list. Definitely... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

62 Bistrot provides two separate experiences.... a creperie for breakfast and lunch; a French style bistro for dinner. The ambiance is cozy, with wood paneled walls, seating in faux black leather booths and pleasingly unobtrusive mostly French background music. We have not yet had an opportunity to experience the dinner menu, but the creperie menu provides really enjoyable breakfast and... More

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The new ownership has been in place for six months. They are a French couple from Bergerac. The wife waits tables and is the hostess. Her husband is the chef. The restaurant is inviting with lots of wood paneling and a relatively small number of tables. They have a wonderful sound system and the music is predominately French, setting the... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

62 Bistrot is on Hillview, in the hospital district. We joked that the quiet, intimate atmosphere was just what the doctor ordered! My companion ordered the French Onion Soup, which she devoured and raved about, and I had the small salad, which was fairly ordinary, but I wasn't in the mood for anything flashy. Companion had the fish with lobster... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Yes, the new owners are trying very hard and have served us truly delicious meals on two separate occasions this past month. We went there on New Year's Eve and enjoyed a four course Prix fix menu. Our only complaint was that only two entrees were offered and this was a bit annoying. However, my salmon was as good as... More

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