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Cafe L'Europe

431 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1494
+1 941-388-4415
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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12:00 PM - 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 today

The manger and staff did a excellent job for our event!! From the booking to the event, was wonderful experience. The service and food was outstanding. We will be doing another event here and most of our guests can't wait to go back for lunch...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Fearless14167416513
Reviewed 2 days ago

in a busy area like st. armand's circle, cafe l'europe is a nice transition. ambience nice, food good, service fine. worth the price and the pleasure.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Neil A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a really nice lunch here. It was a lot like being in Europe. I had a simple soup and crepe combo and a nice glass of wine. Everyone else enjoyed their comb meals too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lindasS1100RP
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went twice in our short trip to Longboat Key to Cafe L'Europe and enjoyed both meals tremendously. We could not decide between the many excellent choices of entrees - therefore the second trip. Both visits were enjoyed - portions are generous, nice selection of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank deborahy806
Reviewed 4 days ago

The bar for date night has officially been raised! Our first visit to this charming cafe—tucked between Starbucks and the Columbia—was absolutely perfect from the table location through the knock-out desserts. Every staff member we encountered was friendly and professional without being obsequious. We had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Superb continental cuisine presented in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Attentive yet unobtrusive service overseen by a genial and generous host. Altogether a most memorable dining experience.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lucelle H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend this resturant.My husband and myself had veal piccata which was excellent. It came with mashed potatoes and broccoli. The piccata was great with capers and fresh mushrooms. The resturant was very accommodating in fixing my husband’s meal without any dairy. The only problem...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Maggielynn164
Ron M, General Manager at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Maggie, sorry for the confusion but as you can see if we know the problem we will fix it. I'm glad you enjoyed are great service and food and hope to see you soon. Thank you for taking the time.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here. Kind, prompt service. Very knowledgeable server. Beautiful outside seating. My wife had the lobster and shrimp salad which she described as the best salad she ever had. My steak was fabulous! Truly a great find and we would absolutely...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DHNC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were wandering around St Armand Circle Saturday lunchtime when we came across this inviting outdoor space. Tricia really looked after us! We all chose the Crab Louie Salad and it was excellent! The Bloody Marys were pretty good too. A very nice spot to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SueDen27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good variety of menu choices. I truly enjoyed the lobster bisque which is one of their specialties. The roast duck was also delicious. Service is always professional and friendly. Sidewalk tables are nice for people watching but can get crowded with people walking by.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GoingFarFarAway
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit . We are so glad you enjoyed the lobster bisque and the duck. Please come back and visit soon we have so many items on the menu you would also enjoy.

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Questions & Answers
October 20, 2017|
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Response from Ron M | Property representative |
Yes we are 11:30am to 9Pm
Luci-Ann T
July 10, 2017|
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Response from Ron M | Property representative |
Its what ever you feel comfortable in , we are fine dinning. Thank you
March 21, 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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 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 by local artists, 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 have a professional catering team to handle your special event.
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