We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rick's French Bistro

Claimed
Save
COVID-19 Update: Local restaurants need your support! Purchase a gift card directly from them and make a difference. Purchase a Gift Card

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017, 2019 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
$19 - $29
CUISINES
French, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about

Menu

APPETIZERS‎
Onion Soup
$6.95
6 Escargots Debourgogne
6 snails garlic sauce
$9.95
Pate Campagne Au Cognac
$8.95
Salmon Plate with Toasts
$11.95
Hot Brie (Nuts and Apple)
$7.95
DESSERTS‎
Chocolate Mousse
$5.50
Creme Brulee
$6.50
Creme Caramel
$5.50
Crepes a L'Orange
$6.50
Fondant Au Chocolat with Strawberry Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream
$7.50
DINNER‎
Served with salad
Dressing : homemade French vinaigrette
Served with gratin Dauphinois (creamy sliced potatoes) or rice, and vegetables
Poulet Sauce Normande (Chicken)
White sauce, onions, apples, cream, mushrooms
$18.50
Gratin dauphinois (creamy sliced potatoes)
Rice
Vegetables
Bouillabaisse
Cod, salmon, scallops, shrimps
$25.00
Gratin dauphinois (creamy sliced potatoes)
Rice
Vegetables
Boeuf Bourguignon (Beef)
Red wine, onions, carrots, mushrooms
$19.50
Gratin dauphinois (creamy sliced potatoes)
Rice
Vegetables
Crevettes a La Marseillaise (Shrimps)
Sauteed shrimps with garlic, parsley
$19.50
Gratin dauphinois (creamy sliced potatoes)
Rice
Vegetables
Snapper Sauce Meuniere
Butter,‎ white wine, lemon
$22.00
Gratin dauphinois (creamy sliced potatoes)
Rice
Vegetables
Filet Mignon
Sauce bordelaise
$25.50
Gratin dauphinois (creamy sliced potatoes)
Rice
Vegetables
Foie De Veau Saute a La Lyonnaise Calf Liver
Sauteed‎ with onions and bacon
$22.00
Gratin dauphinois (creamy sliced potatoes)
Rice
Vegetables
Reviews (196)
Filter reviews
181 results
Traveler rating
141
22
11
2
5
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
141
22
11
2
5
Show reviews that mention
All reviews pate snapper gratin dauphinois beef bourguignon salad creme brûlée crepes bread wife cooks food fix french husband nice french strip mall real french siesta drive wonderful food and service home cooked
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed March 13, 2020

This is a quaint 10 table high quality couple run restaurant. Reservations are a must, and tables are not rushed. Cozy, low noise. The food is outrageously delicious and excellently prepared by Chef Michele. If you enjoy onion soup, do not miss. Beef bourguignon is...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?
Rickandyou, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2020

Thank you for your review. Since now 18 years our goal is still the same ... your satisfaction. In a real French Bistro atmosphere , we want to serve you the best French dishes . This is our goal . Thank you

Reviewed March 6, 2020

Rick’s is an odd name for a French restaurant but once you enter you are transported to France. Owned and run by a couple from France, It’s a small space with about a dozen well spaced tables, just what a neighborhood restaurant in France looks...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?1  
Rickandyou, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2020

Thank you for your review. It is exactly our goal since 18 years !!!! Create a French Bistro atmosphere and serve the best French traditional food . If our customers are happy , so we are too.

Reviewed March 1, 2020

Four of us went here and we all had been in France; in fact, our friends lived there several years. We all were extremely pleased with our meals. My husband had duck cassoulet, two of us had red snapper meunière, and the fourth had several...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

The place has a very definite bistro vibe, living up to its name. It is quite small, so reservations are almost mandatory. For the escargot appetizer, they must have used all the garlic in Sarasota, it was wonderful. They offer some unusual dishes. For instance,...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed January 25, 2020

I was seated promptly and a lady quickly brought a small bowl of crackers. As she put it down I noticed an insect in the bowl and tried to get her attention as she walked away. When she came back it took me 4 times...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

Loud, chatter above being able to hear, and talk to partner. Bright lights! Low ambience. Food ok, 3

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed November 21, 2019

By chance, our group of eight landed at Rick's. Someone said Brick's, others heard Rick's and before you know it, I booked the wrong restaurant. Well, lucky us...we loved this place. It is small and inviting and the food was wonderful starting with the bread,...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2019

Since almost 17 years !!!! We continue to have the same goal in our small bistro : offer you a great quality of our French traditional meals. Treat you like you was at home for a friendly dinner .... thank you for your review .

Reviewed October 31, 2019

A small, nicely decorated retaurant serving dinner, reminding one of Paris. Friendly owner and an excellent, attentive staff serve delicious french bistro food. We are looking forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: October 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed July 23, 2019

I made dinner reservations for 2 couples on July 10. It was a wonderful dining experience. From the greeting at the front door to the creme brulee, it was everything the excellent reviews had said and more. I had the snapper with a delicious sauce...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2019

Since the first day we opened our small Bistro our goal was to give you the best that we can . And today 17 years after our goal is still the same : in a real French Bistro Ambiance, we want to serve you fine,...More

Reviewed June 10, 2019

We have lived in Sarasota for a few years and never came across Rick’s French Bistro. Located at the end of a strip mall on Siesta Drive, east of Tamiami Trail (route 41), this place is easy to miss, and I am happy that we...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Helpful?1  
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Baymont by Wyndham Sarasota
487 reviews
1.21 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Downtown Sarasota
122 reviews
1.69 miles away
Hotel Ranola
297 reviews
2.30 miles away
Aloft Sarasota
428 reviews
2.31 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Connors Steak & Seafood
510 reviews
.21 miles away
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
511 reviews
.20 miles away
Luna Rossa Pizzeria italiana
72 reviews
.12 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Westfield Siesta Key
13 reviews
.18 miles away
North Bridge Tavern
5 reviews
.06 miles away
Sarasota Bike Tours
82 reviews
.14 miles away
Elan Skin Spa
10 reviews
.18 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Rick's French Bistro staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing