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Cafe L'Europe

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431 St. Armand's Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-388-4415
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Florida USA
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124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant never fails to exceed all expectations. I was in Sarasota 2 years ago and never forgot how much I loved this restaurant then and just the other day I was in the area again and made a reservation, not to be missed! I had the lamb chops while my friends had the Pompano special and Veal Marsala. My... More 

Thank 1director
Sarasota, FL
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132 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have aten at this rewstaurant many times, particularly for my birthday, my wife and I's anniversary, or with friends who visit with us from out-of-town area. Their menus are eclectic and the food from our experience has been quite good.

Thank basquel
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant twice now and all I can say is if you are into holes in ceiling, fruit flies, and roaches go right ahead. If you take two minutes to look beyond the facade of fine dining you too will see exactly what I mean. But, hey it's a restaurant, right? So how about the food? There... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Wife and I dined with another couple - and we each selected from the "dinner for two" menu. Three of us had the Lobster Bisque - and found it tasty, with plentiful chunks of lobster. Two of us had Veal Picatta - delicious, tender, and plentiful. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the Potato Crusted Grouper. The service was attentive and... More 

Thank Rick S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late lunch. Food was wonderful! Good prices, too. The ambiance was very warm and service great! Definitely would go back!

Thank Pat V
Newberry, United States
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our initial server, Dominick, was extremely unattentive and a poor communicator as to what the specials were and what was "sold out", i.e., Oysters Rockefeller, 18 year old Scotch, Potato Crusted Grouper, to name a few. Mid-way through the dining experience, Marianna, stopped by our table to ask how things were going, I expressed my disappointment and she took over... More 

Thank Joseph R
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe L'Europe never fails to provide the very best in food and service. For dining on St Armand's Circle it is consistently my first choice. Great menu and presentation; but, the "Class" is in the service. Long term and "Old World" trained waitstaff makes an impression. Cafe L'Europe has just been sold by decades long owners. I hope the new... More 

Thank dcb1Florida
Sarasota, Florida
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there for Savor month where the restaurants have limited menus, special prices and you can get an impression about the food and the restaurant. First we were handed the regular menu, so if we did not know about the special savor month, we would have paid full prices. We had to ask for the special menu. To me... More 

Thank Richard1046
Bradenton, Florida, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location on St. Armand's circle is perfect for people watching. The service was impeccable by Will. Love the white table cloths and crystal glasses for wine. Menu is good, prices comparable for the area. Their dessert menu is awesome, especially the specialty coffees.

Thank Lynne M
Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food and service were outstanding. Good value for the money, Marianna made our evening dinner special.

Thank swimfast70
Betsie C, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Café L’Europe and for singling out Marianna’s outstanding service. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere on your recent visit, and we look forward to seeing you again very soon! Sincerely, Betsie Coolidge and the Café L’Europe Staff More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, American, European, Gluten Free, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
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 St. Armand's Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-388-4415
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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