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“The BEST French food in Sarasota”
Review of French Affair Restaurant - CLOSED

French Affair Restaurant
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 26, 2013

While this restaurant doesn't look like much, the cooking is authentic French bistro style, with a fine selection of wines. Over the years our family has eaten and enjoyed just about everything on the menu, and we always receive a personal welcome from Chef Alain, who is also the owner. He has given us tastes of the mangoes he grows in this own back yard, treating us like members of an extended family.

My mother, who Is French, can be hard to please when it comes to food, but she always enjoys his fare. In fact now that she is less mobile, they often call and order from the menu online, then swing by 30 minutes later and pick up the food to enjoy at home.

This restaurant is a big family favorite!

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3  Thank Aldo F
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We revisited this restaurant for the first time in 15 years. Used to be great. First tip off: Not many people. Grandson of original hostess pleasant and accommodating. Onion soup...vaguely like vinegar. Small tossed salad OK, signature mustard dressing not interesting. Both Magret and pork tenderloin cooked to death.

After we had left the restaurant, the waiter came out after us and directed us to their website, which apparently offers 15% off coupons.

There are too many other good French restaurants in Sarasota to waste time on this one. We won't be using one of those coupons.

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Thank CraigRides
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Great personal service from the French owner, authentic french cuisene,
Great wine selection.Love the freedom to browse there selection.

Thank peter w
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

We went with friends who recommended this unassuming small restaurant and were we ever glad we did. One of the most eclectic and innovative menues ever. Sandy had escargots and then frogs legs provencale; I had pate forestier and then skate with lemon capers. Yes, New England Skate! I am a Cape Cod fisherman but never ate a skate. The chef personally guaranteed the dish and also helped pick out a dry white macon wine to go with the frogs legs and skate. All dishes were excellent and service was good. A real slice of France! But please don't tell anyone about this gem.

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Thank oysters11
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Love the food. It's a bit out of the way in a strip mall. The prices are very reasonable and food is what makes you hunt for the place.

Thank Moteman
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