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C'est La Vie

1553 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5802
+1 941-350-5611
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“crepes” (53 reviews)
“pastry” (26 reviews)
“bread” (46 reviews)
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French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1553 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5802
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed the Nantais (maybe spelled wrong) salad, which was an ample and delicious portion. The selection of bread slices was also enjoyable. One of my friends had a different salad, also a winner. The other had a savory crepe stuffed with a mushroom and...More

Thank beachqueen2225
Reviewed 13 October 2017

In Sarasota for my wife's conference, I get to explore Sarasota. Walking down Main Street looking for a place for breakfast, ignoring Yelp and Tripadvisor for now, I look for where locals are congregating for sidewalk dining. There were several, but the folks in front...More

1  Thank Scott A
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Had lunch today with two friends and the food was very good. The dessert was especially delicious. Friends had salads--huge and tasty. I had the tuna, which was ok. The service was a bit slow but that gave us time to chat and people watch--we...More

1  Thank angela s
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Enjoy this charming little bistro with sidewalk dining in downtown Sarasota.French owners. Have a crepe and take home some of the delicious fresh baked bread and croissants.

1  Thank dorothyandrichard
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Convenient to parking downtown location Always busy during high season especially Saturdays Authentic French cuisine for breakfast or lunch Multi cultural staff adds style Also has baked goods to go

Thank Iffer51
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We visited the downtown Sarasota location. My wife enjoyed the BEST quiche she ever had in her life (her words). It was the Quiche aux Poireaux (leeks and cheese). I had a St. Germain Panini (ham and cheese) which I would call "good". Good service,...More

1  Thank sweetsunshine55
Reviewed 25 August 2017

While I love stopping in during the Farmer's Market to get a croissant, I think the lunch is overpriced and skimpy. I had the quiche with potatoes. It was good but not $13 good. There are other restaurants with food as good and not as...More

Thank jeanninelehman
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Some good and some not so good. Excellent Foie Gras pate appetizer. Excellent crust bread. French Onion Soup only average. Large bowl but lacked intense flavor. Onions undercooked and a neutral veggie or chicken soup base made for a bland soup. Beef stock and a...More

Thank Howard G
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

At the university shopping area location. Stopped in for a lunch after being offered a tasty sample the previous week in the parking lot while shopping. It was a good little bite of chicken and mushroom and cream sauce. We asked about it and were...More

Thank Averagejoe001
C'est la Vie ! i, Public Relations Manager at C'est La Vie, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Good evening The sample was for our dinner menu. Unfortunately the dinner menu is available only at University location : Wednesday to Saturday starting at 5pm. If you can, please come back at university location for dinner. Have a wonderful day C'est la vie team

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Had an omelette with cheese and bacon and slit a Danish with my wife. Others in our group had crepes and all four of us were very pleased with our meal. Attila from Hungary waited on us and made the meal even more enjoyable.

Thank Ken J
C'est la Vie ! i, Public Relations Manager at C'est La Vie, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear Ken Thank you for your kind comment. We are so happy to hear that ! Have a wonderful day ! C'est la Vie team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 PM - 6:00 PM
7:30 PM - 6:00 PM
7:30 PM - 6:00 PM
7:30 PM - 6:00 PM
7:30 PM - 6:00 PM
7:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1553 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5802
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-350-5611
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