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Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's

4.6
682 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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, table side specialities, and professional service. Proprietors Ron Milton and Joe Balzano have proudly continued Cafe L’Europe’s renowned excellence, honoring the restaurant’s old world traditions, while adding their own special touches. They look forward to providing every customer an outstanding and memorable dining experience second to none that will keep you coming back for more.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Continental, European, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Happy Hour: 5:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.
Dinner:
Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday: 4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Phone number
(941) 388-4415
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Rolando Casillas
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Catering
Full service off-site boutique catering and event planning company serving the Sarasota, Manatee and Tampa Bay area. From weddings and rehearsals dinners to disaster relief, Café L'Europe is your local catering expert.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
John Ringling Causeway Bridge
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Parking details
The area has public street parking around the shops, a public lot out back, and valet parking directly in front of restaurant when available.
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Entertainment
Thursday, Friday and Saturday during season, in our Piano Room
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Special events & promotions
Daily Early Dining 4:00 to 5:30

Three courses including starter, entree and dessert for $29.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Not available on holidays, St. Armand Circle Events and with any other offer or promotion.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 682 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
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4.2
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Awesome! Would never miss an opportunity to dine there when in St. Armand’s. Potato crusted grupper is the Specialty. A winner every time.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely first class! The food was some of the best I have had in Sarasota and one of only a few restaurants here where you can experience fine dining.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We went there for our anniversary dinner and requested a table outside on the patio by the rail. I booked two weeks in advance and specified it was our anniversary. When we arrived they acknowledged our request was made, but said those tables weren’t available. We were seated in the front room inside, which was a bit crowded and noisy. We overheard the party that was seated next to us telling the hostess that they also had asked for an outside table. They said they booked on Open Table as well. The person seating them said that their mistake was booking on Open Table instead of calling the restaurant directly. I guess you are treated differently if you call direct. We have never felt that way at any other restaurant we booked through Open Table. On a positive note the dinner for two was a great deal, even though you would only know about it if you checked out their website ahead of time. We had to ask for that special menu. The food as always was wonderful. We visit this restaurant often for lunch and have always loved the food and service, our experience for our anniversary was disappointing. They did not even acknowledge the event with a complimentary dessert like most high end restaurants do. Will still go back, but not for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had dinner at Cafe L'Europe - St. Armands with a very good friend and her husband from high school who were in town. Our server, Mariana was so sweet and really did a FANTASTIC job! She answered all our questions (and we asked alot about the food choices!) and she really spaced out our dinner so nice! We hadn't seen these friends so it was such a nice paced dinner so we could talk and she really handled that well! We all enjoyed everything we ordered, delicious! We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Nice outdoor patio seating on St Armand’s Circle.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Went here for a nice prom night dinner and we were very pleased. Our waiter Westin was very polite and attentive and the food was great. The music was live and soft, good conversation and atomosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

First time there. Went for husbands birthday. Had a wonderful time. The food was exceptional, all 3 of us really enjoyed what we ordered. We are looking forward to returning for another meal, perhaps the "brunch" on a weekend.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, great service and great music!
I definetly will come back again in my next trip.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The escargot and shrimp appetizers were delicious. We had for dinner a pasta dish with scallops ,shrimp. Excellent. Good service and very relaxing.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Love it here. It never disappoints. We both had one of the specials of the day, which was “Prime” prime rib. It was succulent, juicy, and as tender as could be. It cut like “buttah.” Everything else was equally delicious, and the service was attentive. We sat out at the sidewalk tables under their blue tent-like covering. Very enjoyable!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Nice restaurant with a good ambience. Most of the food was exceptional except for my wife's steak which was plain, bland and not seasoned. Overall a lovely experience for our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We always enjoy our experience at L'Europe. Great food. Very good service. A wonderful place to take visitors.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our hands down favorite restaurant in Sarasota and that’s saying something. Potato Crusted Grouper is always great !!! You can order any dish on menu and it will be amazing.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was amazing and the waiter was good, HOWEVER it took an hour to get our food and their were only three other tables being served in the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

As always, everything was absolutely perfect!! This was a last minute dinner with our daughter-in-law and granddaughter. The hostess seated us promptly and our waiter took wonderful care of us. Service was prompt without making you feel rushed. His recommendations were thoughtful and knowledgeable. I had the Sea Bass which is one the dinners they are known for - it was so delicious! My husband had the potato encrusted grouper which was also fabulous. Our daughter-in-law ordered the swordfish special - as promised it was moist and tender - perfectly prepared. If you are on the Circle, this is one of the best restaurants to try!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We selected Cafe L'Europe on St. Armands Circle to celebrate our anniversary! ...an EXCELLENT DECISION! Chateaubriand for two was EXCEPTIONAL!! ...perfectly prepared with an EXCELLENT selection of accompaniments. Our server Carlos was prompt, courteous, and professional. Our selections were hot and delicious! ...prefect Cappucino's ...and we were served a wonderful complementary dessert! THIS RESTAURANT IS THE BEST OF THE BEST! Valet parking is now available at the rear of the restaurant (not out front). Thank you for a PERFECT EVENING!! Rick & Barbie

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Wonderful service and food,!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excelente servicio todos muy amables, la comida muy buena y el vino también muy bueno

Vale la pena probarlo

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Good food and good service makes for a pleasant evening, try it you’ll like it.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We have been here before. Food was excellent (2 had fish and 2 had the Tuesday night prime rib special).

Service a bit off this visit. Wine by the glass was mixed up when delivered. When error was brought to waiter's attention, no apology. For a very nice restaurant I was shocked at no Tanqueray Ten in the bar. Potato crusted fish was not gluten free friendly and it would be nice to offer half sized salads.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

It was good

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food and service were excellent. Our waiter, Stephen, was friendly, easy-going, and attentive. He even gave us information on things to do in the area. The downside was that the outdoor seating area was dark and right next to the sounds and smells of the heavy car traffic that seems ubiquitous during tourist season on St. Armands. They did apologize for the poor lighting and have us a candle.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

25 years as a customer!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Generally good experience, as always. But don't order the short ribs--very fatty. And their special grouper in potato crust was not as good this time as it usually is.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Food great and service was great also.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Our family vacation was highlighted by a visit to this wonderful restaurant! The food and ambiance were wonderful and our service, by Steve. was superb!! Thank you for a memorable evening!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Good friendly service and descent food

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We were welcomed with a smile. Led to a table with an outside view. Staff was pleasant and they brought out a cake for the birthday celebrant. Def. enjoyed it! Café L'Europe is the best value for lunch in all of St. Armand's Circle. Their cheeseburger is the best in Sarasota and they have many more delicious options for lunch! Must try spot!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We had a get together with out of town friends. They loved the food, service and decor. It is a bit expensive but not for the quality of the experience on a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The one time each year that I can get liver and know that I will not be alone. We four always meet halfway, at Saint Armands Circle, for lunch at Cafe l'Europe.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

20th anniversary

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Marianna was a great server. Food & wine excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Always amazing meal and service !

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Birthday celebration the waiter took it upon himself to have the birthday put on the cake. Very nice touch

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We enjoyed a very pleasant lunch. The menu selection was very varied and the food we enjoyed was excellent

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Very good service and good quality food

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We ate at LE Europa this past Saturday night. The reservation process was simple. We asked for the special dining menu which offers dinner for 2 including wine, appetizer and dinner for $59.95. The food was excellent and the items selected for the dinner special were lovely. We had a party of 5 and all of us enjoyed our meal. We will be back again.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Lively, but not loud! We met another couple for combo of business/pleasure lunch. We can count on great service, interesting specials, and, while busy, still remains quiet enough to have a conversation without straining our ears. Food is delicious.

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1.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Cold food bad service over priced

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Fantastic fine dining experience. Great food, good service, fine ambiance. Will definitely return. Highly recommend.

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