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Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's

627 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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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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.
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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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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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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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.
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 627 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

A perfect spot for lunch on the Circle! The service is always attentive and the food, well prepared. This visit, I enjoyed the ahi tuna, which was very fresh and well prepared, and a bowl of their delicious lobster bisque. The lunch menu is varied and well priced for the location. Sitting outside is enjoyable, and if it's too warm out, enjoy the beautiful, comfortable surroundings inside. We will continue to visit occasionally throughout the year.

Hansons (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

This is one of our 2 favorite restaurants in Sarasota area. The food is fantastic. Great French cuisine. Good wine list. Well-trained service staff. More formal inside. Less formal outside. We go here often.

thescot (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Restaurant was very nice. Traffic in Sarasota was terrible. Absolute nightmare the last half mile
and parking.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food at a reasonable price. Fabulous service! A nice spot on St. Armands Circle.

IUTraveller (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

For the past dozen years we have lunched at Cafe L'Europe on our trips to Sarasota. It is one of the handful of very best restaurants in the area. Sitting outdoors in front is especially delightful, though a bit crowded with passersby. The lunch menu is highly varied, consistently excellent and moderately priced, for an otherwise expensive restaurant. The lamb sliders with delectable side salad are my top recommendation. We had a splendid waiter, Tony, a Puerto Rican from Indiana, who is a gem. Great place!

vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

really a great find. We all tried different items and shared. Everything was very very good. Service was outstanding and pre-game cocktails at the bar FUN (bartender was great). The special corn seafood soup should be on the menu daily.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Not my first time here and again it was wonderful. My only note is the noise level. I do not think this was a problem last time I was in.

OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

One of few places with a plate-splitting fee. Smoked salmon appetizer was great. Beer selection limited. Portobello raviolis were tasteless.

Muffin (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Wonderful food beautiful atmosphere..

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Arrived on time for our reservation seated at a table waited for service then the manager came up and asked if we seated ourselves and we said no the hostess brought us to the table it was already reserved and we said we would be happy to move and she said wait one moment then came back said we could stay then we waited 20 minutes for service and finally had to go up and ask for a server, they basically forgot about us the manager then brought us a drink on the house and Casey was our server and all was good the lunch was fabulous