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Burns Court Cafe

401 S Pineapple Ave, corner of Dolphin st., Sarasota, FL 34236-7023
+1 941-312-6633
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“quiche” (39 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
French, Cafe, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
401 S Pineapple Ave, corner of Dolphin st., Sarasota, FL 34236-7023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint place. Very sweet server. Good food. Overpriced. Fast service. Wine bar was hopping. Close to Burns.

Thank Rina B
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I hate to tell you how good this place is because it is very small and intimate and in the season (Jan. - March) it is already almost impossible to get into. They have all sorts of delicious goodies to eat and amazing wines served...More

Thank AnnHankinson
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Burns court Café is my favorite spot to sneak out and meet my husband for a quiet lunch in downtown Sarasota. The French owners and employees are very sweet and considerate. Nothing is ever rushed or noisy. Every meal has a small salad included...More

Thank Micklav4
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Usually a very pleasant experience with lighter fare and great service. Food here is very tasty and on the lighter side which I really like.

Thank DeclanS
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We stopped in for lunch on a hot August day. It wasn't crowded and we were served relatively quickly. The food was fresh tasting and very good and filling. We ordered at the counter and it was delivered to our table. There aren't many tables...More

Thank bikehog
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A very quaint spot Nice menu with French influence Would be nice if they made it apparent that you must order at the counter Our party of 3 sat for at least 10 minutes without being greeted or explained to that counter was where you...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Burns Court Cafe is a real Parisian cafe and bakery located in the heart of Sarasota's Historic Burns Court District, which has undergone a significant rebirth in recent years. Enjoy indoor or al fresco dining under umbrellas and artistically lit trees, examine the rotating artist...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were invited to hear a piano player by a nice stranger on an iride. Boy were we glad to have taken her up on the invitation. We witnessed an awesome jazz trio with a 90 year old man playing from memory!!!! He led the...More

1  Thank Brandon T
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had a wonderful evening of great music at this cozy venue. I am never one to complain, but the service was much to be desired. They did not bring all the food out at our table at the same time. One person at our...More

Thank BarbaraTravel
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Wonderful spot to enjoy wine and live jazz. One of the regular trios was playing on Saturday night -- the crowd seemed knowledgeable and appreciative and it was fun atmosphere. Despite being a tiny place, it wasn't overwhelmingly loud

Thank schweiz2816
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 S Pineapple Ave, corner of Dolphin st., Sarasota, FL 34236-7023
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-312-6633
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