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62 Bistrot Creperie & French Bistrot

1962 Hillview Street, Sarasota, FL 34239
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Ranked #96 of 807 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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88% Recommend
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English first
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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We decided to try Bistro 62 for my birthday. We walked in at 8:15 and found 2 other tables occupied on a Friday night. Dinner was a disaster. The wine I ordered was at least 5 days old and spoiled. My wife's Risotto looked like an amature prepared it and it was not edible. My bouillabaisse was ok. We had... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

A young parisienne couple has recently taken over the ownership of 62 Bistro. They are very charming and the cuisine is magnificent. The menu model has not changed significantly from the previous owners but the portions are larger and the food better than ever. The restaurant has a French bistro atmosphere and decor, with soothing music in the backround, it's... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We've been to 62 Bistrot and Paris Bistrot (on Main St. Lakewood Ranch) many times. I always feel like I'm spending a little time in France when we go there. It is a small, cozy restaurant with very pleasant atmosphere. The background music is French, the wait staff is French and the food is French. We have only dined there... More

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Sorry to say, but the chef should know better than to call white rice with tomato sauce on top risotto. Plus the seafood was overcooked. The very nice waiter apologized for the dish but it wasn't his fault it was the chef's fault. Not worth the money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

It's nice to know this little gem of a restaurant serves a civilized and satisfying breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings. During the " Florida Season " they are open weekdays for this delicious treat also. When was the last time you had your eggs served inside a delicate buckwheat crepe? Tres bien!

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Miami Lakes, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We visited here since they have the Savor Sarasota deals going on. The deal does not save you much money since their regular menu already includes an appetizer. Either way, we went for the savor Sarasota menu and had the onion soup, curry chicken and Bahamas crepe. The chicken was lacking a bit of salt, but then again I like... More

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South Florida, Florida
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187 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Several very knowledgeable foodies have begged us to take in the 62 Bistro. We went last night and now understand their enthusiasm for what we think is a very special place. This unassuming little bistro in a faded restaurant strip on Hillview just might be a contender for the "best restaurant" in Sarasota. Here's why. This is a first-class French... More

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