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Rick's French Bistro

2177 Siesta Dr, Sarasota, FL 34239-5235
+1 941-957-0533
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pate” (11 reviews)
“cassoulet” (9 reviews)
“snapper” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2177 Siesta Dr, Sarasota, FL 34239-5235
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I grew up in the South of France and going to Rick's is the closest I've come to feeling I'm back in a charming bistro. Due to a variety of circumstances, I had not been to Rick's for over one year. Last night, we returned...More

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 16 March 2018

cozy french bistro with small but varied menu; attentive service; red and white checkered tablecloth covered tables fairly close together but not a problem; street parking available immediately outside the restaurant.

Thank observer192
Reviewed 12 March 2018

If you have been to a bistro in Paris or any other French city, you will recognize that Rick's is the real thing here in Sarasota. Everything is homemade by Rick's wife and reflects the love and care that she would put into cooking for...More

1  Thank Franco M
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for your review. Since 16 years we just have one goal ! Your satisfaction . Since the beginning my wife and I , we just try to do the best French meal in our small French Bistro. The decor, the atmosphere , l'ambiance...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018

We were taken to Ricks by friends who take all there guests, when they can get reservations. An unimposing store front on a small strip mall. But inside it smells wonderful. We order Sautéed Shrimps in Brandy, Garlic & Parsley, Snapper Sauce Meunier and the...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Our party of five thoroughly enjoyed our meal, from the wine to the appetizers, the included salads, to the entrees and desserts. I would have given it an "Excellent" rating if we hadn't waited so long to receive our entrees, but with such a small...More

Thank HopefulNYC
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

It's always a pleasure to read a comment on our small Bistro. Yes, sometime when the restaurant is completely full especially during the season, it can happen that you wait a little bit more than usual to get your entrees .... But we don't want...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This lovely spot is tucked away in a strip mall, but when you enter you are transported to the bistro experience. The service was good and the food was excellent. My duck cassoulet was wonderful. It will be a place on our must do when...More

1  Thank elllen1301
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for your review. In 2018 our goal will be the same .... Give you the best quality food in the authentic French Bistro Ambiance . Happy and tasty New Year !!!!!

Reviewed 31 December 2017

AMAZING. That had to be the first words you heard. Now I shall describe my meal. I ordered the filet mignon for my primary. When I was waiting the waiter brought me a salad which I get with the Steak. It was a good salad,...More

Thank Daniil E
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Your satisfaction is our best recompense !!! In 2018 our goal will be always the same. Give you the best about the fresh food, the service and the ambiance on our small bistro. Hope to serve you again and wish you a very happy New...More

Reviewed 15 December 2017

Absolutely delicious from the appetizers to desert plus a moderately priced wine list! We had a most enjoyable experience and this will be one of our go to places for a special meal!More

Thank Bill M
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Thank you for your review. Since over 15 years our goal is still the same. Serve an authentic French cuisine in a cosy bistro atmosphere. If you are happy and satisfied, so we are too .... The best recompense that we can receive is from...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

My wife and I have been at Chez Rick's multiple times since we moved to Sarasota and it's always a great pleasure to eat there. Richard and his wife are great hosts, always trying to accommodate us and personally, it's always a pleasure to speak...More

Thank SebastienBoily
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This place is so casual and comfortable that you can't help but like it when you walk in the door. You are made to feel like a special guest and then offered up the best food that money can buy. The owners are friendly and...More

Thank WizardofSarasota
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
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Average prices
USD 19 - USD 29
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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Description
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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