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Cafe L'Europe

431 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1494
+1 941-388-4415
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch during the art fest. Our server was Mariana very pleasant, originally from Italy. My husband and I both had salads, me the Louie Crab with avocado. Very good and tasty. My husband had the lobster and shrimp, as I did not...More

Thank Michele L
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your response , I'm sorry we couldn't get you to 5 star. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

THIS was a great early evening dinner after a great day of golf & shopping. We have been here a few times over the years. This evenings dinner was terrific. We met lovely hostesses Crystal and Persephone who seated us promptly. We had great waiters...More

Thank Geoffrey W
Ron M, Owner at Cafe L'Europe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It's people like yourself that make a difference to the cooks and the waiters showing them how much you appreciated the work they do. We thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us and hope to see you soon....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! We had an excellent experience. We were fortunate enough to be seated without a reservation on a very busy night on St. Armands Circle. Everyone , from the hostess, to the waitstaff, manager and owner were top notch. The food was delicious. We had...More

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

This is music to our ears, we so appreciate your wonderful comments . We hope you will come back soon. We have worked so hard to hear this amazing comments, Thank you Ron

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the best in the circle, the food is excellent, the staff very attentive and the barman one of the best, my only thing would be the wine list it could be better, but overall this did not spoil our enjoyment.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about your visit, We have a very large wine menu but I would love to here your thoughts Ron

Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Sarasota Florida every year and while there go to some of our favorite restaurants. This year one of those restaurants turned out to be a downer and so we decided to try out some new spots. L'Europe is right on Armand's Circle...More

Thank wpcrowell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Favourite restaurant when we visit St Armands.Our waiter Westin was excellent, food is cooked and presented beautifully. We had the potato encrusted Grouper which I think is a house speciality and is not to be missed. Highly recommended.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a mishap with the outdoor seating here and they were gracious and solved our issue immediately. The tuna tartare, grouper le mer And portobello ravioli were excellent. Our server (Mariana??) was excellent. Very gracious. We enjoyed the chocolate dessert and...More

Thank buckeyechic312
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to stop here for lunch while visiting St Armand's circle and we couldn't have been happier that we did. Our waiter Westin was very attentive, helpful and friendly. He recommended an excellent wine which we probably wouldn't have otherwise chosen. The 3 of us...More

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

Thank you very much for your comments, we hope you will join us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There seem to be more evening than lunchtime reviews for this St. Armands classic and that makes perfect sense. It is a very special place for dinner and not necessarily just for occasions; I know plenty of locals who dine there on a very regular...More

Thank Molly S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried this restaurant out when we were staying locally, certainly not disappointed . Great meal excellent service. It was so good we went back for our wedding anniversary. They were so kind and attentive and the meal was superb once again. A bit on the...More

Thank Chris E
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21 October 2017|
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Response from Ron M | Property representative |
Yes we are 11:30am to 9Pm
Luci-Ann T
11 July 2017|
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Response from Ron M | Property representative |
Its what ever you feel comfortable in , we are fine dinning. Thank you
21 March 2017|
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Response from Ron M | Property representative |
dressy casual, gluten free pasta and chocolate cake, yes we have prime rib on Tuesday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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