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Cafe L'Europe

431 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1494
+1 941-388-4415
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good19%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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French, American, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
431 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1494
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After staying away when the snowbirds are here, gave this old Sarasota favorite a try. It hasn't changed. That's the good news, and the bad. Old style presentation and preparation. Nothing special.More

Thank Zforall
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for letting us know how you feel, its obvious you didn't take the time to really assess the restaurant, let me up date you. New kitchen , new bar, new bathrooms( 43 years old), new lighting, new furniture, new carpets, new ceilings, new...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service, very nice ambiance, excellent menu - liver and grouper are outstanding as are the lamb sliders.

1  Thank Paul O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Their Duck is the best! They have other dishes that are great. Service very good, vparking, beautiful place.

1  Thank rslaaliensr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for our anniversary. Entire staff - especially waiter Westin - were attentive, helpful, and friendly. Everything we had was excellent. Wine selection was wide with prices to fit any budget. We shared a red sweet pepper stuffed with crabmeat and had a caesar...More

1  Thank ddocean
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this restaurant multiple times in past years, and after living abroad - we decided to return. We never really had a memorable experience up until now. When we came to the restaurant prior, there was never any management and the servers...More

Thank livepure018
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is what we hope to hear from everyone, your comments stand true to so many people since we took over. We have made a lot of great changes and hearing these comments makes it all worth while. Thank you so much for taking the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Picked a perfect place for lunch while strolling St Armand's Circle. A delicious meal with exemplary service. Food was served in a timely manner and we enjoyed a leisurely lunch. Upscale dining in a neighborhood of casual eateries. Highly recommend.

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Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for those very inspiring comments and taking the time . We hope to see you back soon. Ron

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptional. A dining delight and phenomenal experience. My "world-traveler" friend joined my father and I for brunch on Father's Day - everything was perfect from the moment we walked in the door, were seated, served our wine/cocktails, and acquainted with the menu. We had ordered...More

1  Thank ElyseJoiedevivre
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's comments like this that gives us so much satisfaction for the hard work we do each and every day and it's people like you that make the difference and that encourages my staff to there best. From the cooks, the preps, the dishwashers, the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch is and was the way lunch should be. Not hurried with a bottle of wine to go with a shared app of avocado supreme louis followed by their salmon. BTW - Ladies next to us had the Liver L'Europe and I almost changed my...More

Thank DJBradachNaples_FL
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to do this review, we really do appreciate it and hope to see you soon. Ron

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St. Armands Circle is to Sarasota what Rodeo Drive is to Beverly Hills, what Worth Avenue is to Palm Beach and what the Magnificent Mile is to Chicago. Conceived and constructed by circus owner John Ringling in the 1920s, a circular landscape with upscale retail...More

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Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for those amazing but I have to agree with you words. I love reading comments like this, knowing there are people out there that really understand fine dining and appreciate the hard work of are total team of dedicated employees....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We moved to the Sarasota area not long ago and decided to try Cafe L'Europe to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary. We were greeted warmly by the owner, who had looked up our name in his database, and mentioned that our cousin from Boston has...More

1  Thank Marguerite A
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for those wonderful words, we work very hard each and every day to give this level of service We hope to see you back soon. Ron

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Luci-Ann T
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Response from Ron M | Property representative |
Its what ever you feel comfortable in , we are fine dinning. Thank you
5 February 2017|
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Response from 320ron | Property representative |
yes we have gluten free pasta, and gluten free dessert, thanks for asking. I hope you come in . Ron
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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 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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