Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's

4.5
1376 Reviews
$31 to $50
European
Founded in 1973 by restaurateurs of Dutch and German influence, Sarasota’s iconic Café L’Europe has built an unparalleled reputation for its elegant and delicious European cuisine, award-winning wines, tableside specialities, and professional service. Today, Cafe L’Europe continues to honor the its reputation for old-world tradition and memorable dining experiences.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1376 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSusanF
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. Food and service were wonderful.

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vipRoanokeEats
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was good, but the service was a little slower than we’re used to.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Fantastic service. Good delishius.

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vipnightowl
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service fast and very friendly. Great find on St. Armand’s circle.

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truth2dining
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. The waiter was exceptional! Great evening!

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ROGERM
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our server was nice, but had too many tables to provide the attention you would expect for fine dining. Food was served barely warm which is a huge negative!

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Melissa
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great. One air conditioner was out so it was very warm.

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ReginaM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were four of us at dinner and each meal was wonderful.

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peta
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

plenty of open tables in the first room but we were ushered to the back room and all alone there?????HMMMMM?

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Frank
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This had been a favorite place of ours for 30 years, until now.
Usual energy of concierge at entrance....absent.
Busboy who was on duty, seemed to be there, against his will. So sad,
based on last experience of 11 months ago.
Ordering and receiving cocktails, took forever. Very unlike this place.
Then, thought that waiter may have gone home. Not seen much.
Finally, order taken and longest wait, ever.
In short...normal wonderful experience, a this place, was missing.
Appeared to have been one busboy and two waiters, making up entire staff,
for a bustling Saturday afternoon, at St Armand's.

Let the Gov't stipends end and get so many qualified people back to their jobs!

Was not worth our three hour round trip drive, from Clearwater, for Birthday.

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Potato crusted grouper is awesome. The French onion soup and lobster bisque rock!

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vipPrd0508
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner. Christian was a wonderful waiter.

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vipSandi
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Very nice table location and service as well as good both excellent. Staff very attentive. Definitely would recommend. SH

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DmitriyS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very overpriced
$16.00 for a basic house salad? Unreal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Fabulous restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The salad dressing was a bit watered down and the lettuce was “wet”. The service is excellent but when concern was expressed about the salad, a manager did not visit. I simply wanted to let them know, so future customers were not disappointed. The lobster bisque was not my favorite. I have visited in the past and everything was excellent with the food, service, etc. I would have to consider returning if my experience had been based solely on this visit.

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on June 4, 2021

I am very sorry to hear you did not have a good dining experience. Our floor manager should have stopped by your table. Did you mention your salad to your server, may I ask who it was? The servers are supposed to notify a manager immediately if a guest is unhappy. I am very disappointed that the staff dropped the ball. I do hope you will give us another try, please ask for my manager Matthew, he will ensure a superb dining experience. Kindest Regards, Persefoni N. General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are top notch. The onion soup is a must try, the presentation is fun and unique. Leave room for dessert, the bananas foster and the crepe suzette are prepared tableside and are worth the wait.

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars! We look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Persefoni N. General Manager

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viphithere
New England
52 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

duck vastly overcooked- obviously recooked
stale bread
slow service
sullen hostess

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on May 29, 2021

I am very sorry you did not enjoy your meal. I can assure you all of our dishes are fresh and made to order, nothing is "re-cooked". I would really like to discuss your dining experience to see where we failed and who was serving you. We pride ourselves on giving stellar service and serving the highest quality of food, it is very concerning to see a review like this. Please message me or telephone me to provide feedback. Best Regards, Persefoni N. General Manager manager@cafeleurope.net

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javalove
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good but not great. Food was okay, nothing special especially for the price. Great cocktail menu!

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us. Would you mind to message me and provide feedback to your dining experience that prompted the poor rating and review. We really care about our guest experience. Thank you in advance! Best, Persefoni N. General Manager

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vipsmfish
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a very nice meal at L’ Europe. The food was uniformly excellent. I had snapper and my wife had duck. The cocktails were well made, and everything was well served. Waiter was very knowledgeable and did a great job. The only aspect of the experience that was somewhat negative was our table which was situated in an open area facing the street and therefore noisy . Partly our fault we should have asked for less exposed table at the time we were seated.
I would go back again and recommend to others.

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us and rating us 4 stars! Please feel free on your next visit to request a specific area or dining room, we are very happy to make accommodations and seating preferences! We look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Persefoni N. General Manager

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Lorraine
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Double birthday

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us and rating us 5 stars! We look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Persefoni N. General Manager

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vipCatherineK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent although service was slow this time. Pasta Bolognese was a dish to want to go back for! Management was very attentive once they learned about the service issue. Perhaps they were short staffed. Give them a try as the food was delicious!

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us and rating us 5 stars! I am sorry you experienced slow service, this should not have happened! We hope you will give us another try and we will make it right! Please ask for the manager Matthew when making your reservation. Best, Persefoni N. General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
47 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner, in particular the Duck was outstanding as was the crusty bread. The service, drinks and our meals were very good. We will definitely return.

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us and rating us 5 stars! Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! Our service team, in the front and back of the house, work very hard to create a great dining experience! We look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Persefoni N. General Manager

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Janmarie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance.
The waiters were amazing, very hard workers and very polite.
Food wasn’t rushed. Good wine selection

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us and rating us 5 stars! So pleased you enjoyed our lovely restaurant, food and staff! We look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Persefoni N. General Manager

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JohnD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The Osso Bucco was perfectly cooked BEEF rather than VEAL
$40 for a "soup bone" .
Classic and very good Caesar. The only four star dish of the 4 entrees was the Potato Crusted Grouper. So-so duck and rib eye.
Waiter forgot to add banana liqueur to the bananas foster (doubled rum by mistake) But a spectacular flambe effect ...singed eyebrows!
No value here at $75+ pp for four

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BrianW
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food, always!

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LesC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been enjoying Cafe L'Europe for more than 40 years. Wonderful experience.

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you for the FABULOUS 5 STAR review! It is patrons like yourselves, especially those that have been enjoying the Café for so many years, that make it so worth while! We look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Persefoni N. General Manager

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Katti703
Naples
32 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my Mom for their Mother's Day brunch buffet, and everything was outstanding! Parking was easy; located in the garage directly behind the restaurant. We were seated promptly upon our arrival. I was suprised that it was an actual buffet because of the pandemic. We were asked to wear our masks while getting our food which was located in a separate room. There was everything from blintzes, shrimp, several hot entrees, cold salads, and included a Prime Rib carving station and an omelet station. The desserts were located in the center of the room and beautifully presented. I had a strawberry dipped in white chocolate, which I thought was better than the usual dark chocolate because I could taste the sweetness of the strawberry. There were a dozen other choices including Creme Brule, Lemon Bars, and Key Lime Pie. Overall, the food was excellent, as was the service, and atmosphere. This place never disapoints.

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review!!! We did our research and asked our guests opinion to see people were receptive to a buffet. We did monitor the stations to ensure food safety and mask wearing. We appreciate your kind review and patronage. We look forward to serving you again soon!! Best, Persefoni N. General Manager

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ChristieL
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful dinner for mother’s day. Our waiter was great. The piano player was awesome! The food and wine were exceptional. The onion soup presentation was beautiful. The shrimp appetizer flamed at the table was so good. If you order the chateaubriand for two make sure you are hungry. Carved at the table it was a beautiful presentation. The crime brûlée and key lime pie were out of this world. Thanks to our waiter for giving my daughter and daughter in-law and I a true dining experience. We were never rushed and couldn’t believe we were dining for three hours and enjoyed every minute of our time there. We will definitely be back!!

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to write such a great review! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to you dining with us again soon. Best, Persefoni N. General Manager

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vipManalS
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the ambiance and the setting was exceptional. We started off with the Shrimp Pernod appetizer prepared table side and it was fabulous thereafter. I love your bread and olive oil oregano dip. Michael was our waiter and he was outstanding. Please let him know we appreciated his services and wine and entré recommendations.

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vipBonVivant
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Wait staff very attentive but not intrusive. We were a party of four for lunch. The item ordered by one person apparently not available, kitchen didn’t inform us for awhile. One guest’s fish sandwich had a bone in it. Tuna Nicoise was nicely prepared and presented. Crab cake benedict also nicely done. The cocktails were nicely crafted balanced.

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vipDude530
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Drinks well made and the food was delicious. Very European decor and vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
73 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Eating outdoors was great.

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vipCynthia
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Veal piccata was excellent. Thx Chef!! Go early the kitchen gets backed up!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit here…outstanding as always!

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars!! We appreciate your business and the review! Best, Persefoni N. General Manager

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MarkO
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here frequently to enjoy the lunch outside on the circle. Food, service, and people watching is always great. The "Lunch Duo" is a great value. The onion soup served in a whole onion is also unique.

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and the 5 star review! We look forward to your next visit! Best, Persefoni N. General Manager

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vipSJB1
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have loved this place for many years. The food never disappoints and it's different from the average place. Nice service that reminds us of what fine dining used to be like.

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RimmaZ
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We liked the food and service there!

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on May 4, 2021

We appreciate your patronage and the time you took to write a review and rate us 5 stars! Best, Persefoni N. General Manager

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OliviaC
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. Great food and service. Can’t wait to go back.

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and the 5 stars! We hope to serve you again soon! Best, Persefoni N. General Manager

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vipRobertW
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Alex is the best server on the west coast.

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Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 388-4415.

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's is rated 4.5 stars by 1376 OpenTable diners.

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