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Rick's French Bistro

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2177 Siesta Dr, Sarasota, FL 34239-5235
+1 941-957-0533
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Bradenton, FL
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this little place. The couple are very friendly and you feel like they are having you over for a dinner with friends. All of her dishes are flavorful and her sauces are divine.

Thank AquariusStar
Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is spectacular! We have been there many times and we have never been disappointed. The salad is lightly dressed, the main courses have always been very good and the calf's liver is especially delicious. Make reservations in advance and it is always booked up.

Thank bburleson2006
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192 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A French bistro in an old strip mall. Terrific food. Modest generic wine options...bring your own since corkage is only $15.

Thank Amir A
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our goal is to serve you the best homemade French food in our small French Bistro. Our wine list is modest, it's true, but the main wine are there ... Hope to see you again. Merci et a Bientot !! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Good authentic French food, but plan WAY ahead for a table and reserve. No drop ins here. Staff is pleasant, food is pretty good, but a bit pricey for what it is. Same strip mall as Andrea's Italian which we like a lot better.

Thank Joseph M
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review . Our goal is to serve you a good, and tasty real French food in a real French Bistro ambiance. We are glad that your appreciated our food . Please be sure that our restaurant is cheaper than our colleague on the same street, and is completely different for its style and for the quality... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Not a fancy french restaurant but good food. Loved the liver and onions. Portion size very nice. Chicken was delicious on our second visit.

Thank enchantecello
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The food in this little French Bistro is outstanding. I had the beef stew which was fabulous. It probably was slow cooked for hours. The vegetables had such great flavor. My wife had the duck and she said it was the best ever. The prices were very reasonable and service was equally excellent. The desserts are the very best. The... More 

Thank ron a
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I enjoyed a meal at Rick's last week and I was blown away. The food was tremendous. We had a variety of appetizers and all were delightful. The dinners were great as well. I enjoyed the Pork in Cognac sauce and my wife was head over heals for the Flounder in Lobster sauce over a puff pastry! Then the desserts... More 

2 Thank Jared H
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is the only establishment we trust with a New Year's Eve anniversary meal, year after year after year. I live to eat, and know my way around the kitchen. New Year's Eve was obviously not the best choice for an annual foodie celebration, but we were kids then . . . and all that. The food at Ricks is... More 

Thank Pat S
Bloomington, Indiana
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112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were taken as guests and enjoyed a superb meal of snapper for me and lamb chops for my wife. The snapper had a delicate sauce which added to the bland flavor of the snapper. A small vegetable side and salad. Another dinner partner had the french onion soup and his wife the pate with high praise on their choices.... More 

Thank Svenskapojke
Sarasota, Florida
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Three of us went to Rick's anticipating a great authentic French meal,and our wish was granted. We ordered Boeuf Bourgignon,Snapper Sauce Meunier, and Cotes D'Agneau des Fines Herbes de Provence accompanied by a superb salad with vinagrette dressing. For dessert we shared the Mousse au Chocolate. This small intimate restaurant offers a memorable experiencein all respects: the waitress,the food,the wine,and... More 

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Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this review

Happy New Year to you and thank you for your review. In 2017, our goal will be again and again to be the best . Your satisfaction is our best recompense . Thank you to be our loyal customers and again Happy Tasty Year. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 29
French, European
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2177 Siesta Dr, Sarasota, FL 34239-5235
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-957-0533
A real French bistro in a real friendly French atmosphere where our goal is to serve you fine, refreshing & wholesome meals without sacrificing flavor or quality. Everything we serve is homemade at reasonable prices. Thank you for being with us.

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