Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's

4.6
1308 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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Safety precautions

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1308 people are saying
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IWMF
Naples
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience at Cafe l’Europe.
We enjoyed Oysters Rockefeller, escargot, French onion soup, filet, veal piccata, Ron’s bolognese, and potato crusted grouper. Each was cooked perfectly and delicious. Bother decaf and regular cappuccino were also terrific.

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vipManalS
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointing experience at this restaurant however, this time we had a new waiter and his name was Nick and he was delightful. We ordered the crusted grouper and osso bucco and both were exceptional. The lamb shank literally melted in my mouth — that’s how tender the meat was.

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BobE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was Nick... He did a great job with my guest during a Birthday Celebration.
Hope to go back the next time I visit Sarasota.

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vipDirida
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The meal was fantastic. Too bad you sat us at the worst table in the restaurant- at one point people were lined up at the bar
and pushing against our table. My husband wanted to walk out!

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viplove2eatout
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Sitting inside has always been enjoyable, but this time we were seated outside on the patio (sidewalk). The service was very sporadic and no one seemed to know who was assigned to our table. After a half-hour my husband actually had to go inside to find someone to take a drink order. Water and bread were never refilled and the waiter never came by to see how the meals were and if we needed anything.

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vipNativeFLDeb
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful family dinner! Everything was so delicious. Especially the chateaubriand and short ribs. The bananas foster was the perfect ending to an amazing meal!

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vipBillC
Pittsburgh
64 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal at Café LeEurope. Alfredo is a very attentive server. Very nice time as usual

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Lynn
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my 40th birthday at cafe l’Europe 31 years ago and our meal Sunday was just as awesome!! Thank you for your delicious ness and consistency

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vipOlivia17
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!!

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HeidiG
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a beautiful Birthday celebration here- highly recommend the Dover Sole!

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vipSarasotaFLT
Miami
132 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall broad menu, great food and attentive service; what you would expect from a high end restaurant.

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vipManalS
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mathew went out of his way to accommodate us at an outdoor table and Carlos was an exceptional waiter. The place was extremely busy because it’s spring break however we still felt the same courteous and relax service we always feel when we dine here. Food, setting and service truly makes it a delightful experience.

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CynthiaL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good
The food was delicious and beautifully presented

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BruceR
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice for a romantic date with my wife.

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RuthD
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Several options for seating. And the food was fabulous!

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on March 26, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on March 23, 2021

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

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vipPunkin
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner was fabulous. Can not complain about the food, but the service was a little slow and the guy on the piano was too loud.

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vipUnhappyMimi
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

First, let me say this is our favorite St.Armand’s restaurant and we will return again. This was the first time in years we have returned a meal anywhere. Ironically, we ordered the same entree and when they arrived, my husband’s was not garnished at all which should have tipped us off about the kitchen hurrying. They quickly remedied the situation. Then we started our meal only to discover our grouper was lukewarm at best. Sent back entrees. Once again, when my husband was served, no tomatoes garnishing the top. Sent back and remedied. The manager offered us Banana Foster,but we don’t eat desserts. I asked if restaurant had changed owners and it had not. He then decided to comp our meals, which we appreciated and was wise on his account. The restaurant wasn’t as busy as usually when we visit. I think they are challenged to find quality staff coming out of Covid. We will try again next year when we visit the area.

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vipRMKA
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Never ever had a bad meal. Our server was super.

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vipRakrak
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fanciest and "most oldschool" of the restaurants on St. Armand's. Excellent food, much of it prepared tableside...and well done at that. Hard to find anymore. Definitely a good spot for an important meal. Enjoy!

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thank you for your awesome review! We definitely love to create a memorable dining experience and provide the old school white gloved service that doesn't exist in many restaurants anymore. We hope to serve you soon! Best, Persefoni N. General Manager

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vipDrDan
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Very nice lunch great ambiance but during season and during lunch services was slow to poor after 16 minutes we were served and thinks improved greatly from there

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BarbaraC
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a good time with friends. Food was. Little disappointing compared to our last visit.

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LaurentD
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

we ordered a veal entree, mashed potatoes were cold, broccoli were cold, veal hot, carrots not fresh type but small ones man made like the ones you buy in small packet at supermarket. Outrageously high priced for such bad quality of food.

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on March 23, 2021

I am very sorry you did not enjoy your dining experience at Café L'Europe. I have spoken with our executive chef, culinary team and restaurant management regarding your poor experience and being served warm or cold food. This should have never happened. I must say all of our food is fresh. Vegetables included, they are prepped fresh daily. We do not serve anything frozen or not fresh. Best, Persefoni N. General Manager

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PatO
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food & service were very good. Had not been there in a few years due to poor quality but it seems they have gotten it back.

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ThomasB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The front portion of the restaurant does have atmosphere, but we were placed in the rear section which might as well have bee a cafeteria. For the prices charged ......

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vipMVKMOM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. We were in the corner so we didn’t have people walking in front of us like the first row did.
Food was excellent. Especially appreciated that it was pet friendly unlike most of Longboat Key.

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on March 18, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to serve you again soon! Best, Persefoni N. General Manager

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Millie
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food/menu. Outside setting noisy and congested. Asked for table inside. Accommodated reluctantly. (The silver canister with plunger top is hand sanitizer- not olive oil! Unmarked!)

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on March 18, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are happy to accommodate seating requests, you can always call after making an Opentable reservation to request a specific table or area. We hope to serve you again soon! Best, Persefoni N. General Manage

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SusanB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience--delicious food, excellent service and quiet with table spacing.

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on March 18, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to serve you again soon! Best, Persefoni N. General Manage

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my husband’s birthday! Everything was done to perfection!

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on March 18, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to serve you again soon! Best, Persefoni N. General Manage

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vipNanci
Tampa
55 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to eat in St. Armand's. We go there as much as possible. Love eating outdoors!

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on March 18, 2021

Thank you for your 4 star review! We hope to serve you again soon! Best, Persefoni N. General Manage

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StewartM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Rack of Lamb. Excellent service and delightful entertainer (Frank Sinatra Sound and Music).

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on March 18, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to serve you again soon! Best, Persefoni N. General Manage

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MikeR
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whteter was amazing great atmosphere with live music food was incredible

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Awesome service. Highly recommended

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on March 18, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to serve you again soon! Best, Persefoni N. General Manage

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BarbaraH
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were very disappointed with our experience. Expecting a special night out with exemplary service and fine food. The service was so bad that we had to leave. It was 25 minutes before cocktails arrived and even longer before our server was ready to discuss specials. In the meantime we observed other servers who appeared inept and other patrons who were disappointed. As a result we made the decision to leave after settling our bill.
And I must say that after walking out we were greatly relieved.

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Frenchy
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service outstanding - wine list limited and mislabeled

Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's
Responded on March 18, 2021

Thank you for your 4 star review! We hope to serve you again soon! Best, Persefoni N. General Manage

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vipEdye
Tampa
39 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal! Our food was prepared to perfection and was beautifully presented. The service was attentive, friendly, and respectful. We are locals and this is a go to restaurant for fabulous food and great atmosphere. It is a wonderful venue to entertain out of town guests!

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MichaelB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great comfortable restaurant with good food and great service.

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SallyL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner at Cafe L'Europe. The atmosphere is pleasant, the service very, very good, and the food delicious. I would highly recommend this St. Armand's restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

For years have lived the signature potato crusted grouper- ordered it last night. Huge disappointment- it was a thin filet of grouper with a waffle size hash brown plopped on top. Lobster bisque a disappointment also. An expensive restaurant to be this let down.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was fabulous. Good sized portions. We always make it a point to eat there when we're in town.

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 1308 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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