Cafe Longet

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
282 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary French
Cafe Longet features Chef Steve Longet's contemporary French fusion cuisine. Each dish is made to order, house made breads and buns are baked each morning. Scratch soup and stocks cooked fresh each day.

Cafe Longet offers both a beer and wine menu.
What 282 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
RP
Naples
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Valentine's dinner. Prix Fixed menu. Food was deliciuus. Server was attentive and friendly. We sat in the back room with only 3 other tables. Quiet conversation. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. But pricey. Including tip with 1 beer and 1 glass of wine $185.

CB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Went to Cafe Longet for Valentines Day. We were seated in a back room away from music that was being played. Room was rather sparse—-no candle or flowers on the table there but looked as if there was in main dining room. Food was very good! Service was overall good until the end of our meal when we had to ask our server to bring our check after about 20-30 minutes of waiting.

DR
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok but very overpriced. Service was lovely.

JR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit, and once again it was fabulous.

P
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Excellent food, service. Loved the guitar player; nice background music. Will be back!

CK
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Very expensive, tiny portion, left hungry, spent a fortune for nothing

SC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice bar area with entertainment. Food and service very good. Hubby had duck and I had veal chop special. Yummy.

JB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal was so fabulous, from the French wine to the dessert, that we had to go back a second night to try other entrees and dessert. The chef makes everything, including the desserts, and what a great job he does. Our server, especially the first night, was friendly and helpful, answering our questions and trying to help us make decisions. The fish (branzino, sesame seed crusted salmon, halibut) was cooked to perfection with heavenly sauces (just enough—not heavy) plated with two sides of your choice. The osso buco special was melt in your mouth delicious, and a gentleman at another table was eyeing it—and ended up ordering it himself. The ratatouille, which I often make at home, was the best I’ve ever had. And it was such a perfect complement to not only the white fish but also the osso buco. On our first visit, they were out of our choice of dessert, but the server said all the desserts were good, so we reluctantly tried the tiramisu—a dessert I am not that fond of. Their tiramisu is like no tiramisu I’ve ever had: it seemed like whipped cream layered with a flaky cake and there was caramel somewhere in there. Delish! The chocolate tarte the next night was decadent, to say the least. Prices were reasonable as well!

WB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lots of wonderful dinner options, reasonably priced. I had the halibut and it was cooked to perfection. There was eight at our round table, noise level was perfect we could all be easily heard during conversations. Wait staff knowledgeable, and we all agreed we would return.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us had four different meals. The sides could have been hotter, but all of the entrees were superb!

BS
Naples
47 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always wonderful. We had dinner here before going to Venice Little Theatre. We all had fish (halibut and Cod) and it was cooked perfectly.

JP
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants in Venice. I had Moroccan lamb which was outstanding. Others in our party enjoyed their dishes as well. Only issue was that food was very slow to come.

OT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal. European sized portions which make a multi course meal enjoyable. We all had fish-branzino, halibut, and salmon. We all cleaned our plates. Nice guitar live music which was lovely and non-intrusive. Highly recommend.

C
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our special dinner at Cafe Longet was excellent in every way. The service was attentive. My birthday meal of Moroccan Braised Lamb had subtle flavors and my husband's Veal Osso Bucco was tender and flavorful. The bottle of Bordeaux was very good and the Creme Brûlée was divine. Thank you and we'll come again.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steven Longet is a master chef, from France and I am most thankful to have enjoyed perusing his creative menu, sampling his creations ... and cannot wait to visit again!

All the best to S Longet, on Venice Island!

Peter

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent French chef, very authentically Francais!! Everything we had was delicious & fresh & perfectly prepared. We felt like we were in France. Also nice to have the owners wife as server, very sweet & fun to speak French. Venice is Lucy to have such a big quality restaurant. We will definitely go back the next time we are in Venice area. Merci Beaucoup!

M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Live background music was a very nice surprise! Chef sent out some wonderful free apps to sample as my lamb would take some time. Excellent!

C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love coming here. The halibut was a bit dry but everyone enjoyed the meal and wine. We will be back many times.

F
Tampa
66 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our second time to Cafe Longet , and we and were disappointed. The fish entrees were bland. The lamb tagine and the rack of lamb were good as were the vegetable sides. They charge for bread service, and the bread was supermarket like bread. The whole experience was unexciting. We did like the round table and the fact that we could have a conversation without yelling.

JH
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and service . The owners are very nice. I would definitely recommend for any occasion. Try the Naughty Fries.

MM
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.
Cannot ask for more.
I have reserved a table for the 31st party of 9.

r
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our recent experience at the Cafe Longet was excellent. We had the Flatbread mussel app, the Soleil Salad, the halibut entree and risotto and scallop entree. For desert we had the choc. cake. A little pricey, and I don't know why they have to charge for french bread, but we would return.

A
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food took forever and there were less than 5 tables! Won’t be back.

ST
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good except, escargot, very tough. Menu a little but, understandable. Would go back.

F
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Hits and misses. Soup and braised beef entre quite good. Beef burger good, slightly overcooked. House Pinot noir certainly drinkable after aerating. Escargot appetizer returned - tough, tasteless, poor presentation; six sitting in a cup with unremarkable sauce. Service slow, no follow up after appetizer returned. Ambiance ok, would have been very cramped seating if more people dining. Note to owner/chef: get rid of table for two directly across, and three feet, from the bathroom door - can’t believe you would place customers there! We were offered that table - soured us on the entire dining experience. Very unlikely we will return, many better choices in town.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All our fish dishes were cooked perfectly. Vegetables were tool. Who meal was wonderfully and very yummy. Definitely will go back.

CB
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We spent a very enjoyable evening. One of the owners was our server and she did a fantastic job. The food was superb. Food was not rushed out. Looking forward to a return visit.

AW
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on all levels

B
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was delicious and ample. The French sauces were very good but filling!

JJ
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Cafe Longet. What a wonderful experience! The food is delicious and the service is exceptional. We look forward to going back often.

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Longet is such a treat in every way. It has a wonderful local neighborly feel for me - that may be because their staff has become familiar faces and smiles I look forward to. I like their wine selection and if I’m feeling lazy they always make good recommendations! Always something to anticipate, the little chalkboard special. The best comment during dinner the other night was “why would we ever not try the special?!” The chef is so talented and thoughtful about every detail. By the end of the evening I feel absolutely happy, nurtured, a bit spoiled and comfortably full! Please support this gem. Treat yourself and keep them thriving!

MC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Venice. Exceptional food

N
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Presentation was beautiful and the meal was tasty and very good. The desert , the tarte was absolutely heavenly! I would go back...

DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly a nice dining experience. The food and presentation were well done.

MC
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try to dine with you approximately once a month. We met some friends we had not seen in a long time from up north and they have also eaten there several times. We had a wonderful meal good conversation service was excellent we will return

LT
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food & service - uncomfortable chairs & table - extreme NOISE level, which is the only reason we will not return after years of attendance

A
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with French-speaking staff and delicious food. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there!

DO
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff!! I would highly recommend Cafe a Longet!! Once you go the first time , you’ll be hooked!!

NS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal we have ever had at the Cafe has been a delight and mouthwatering! Get the cheese plate and the naughty fries, amazing! The chef should pat himself on the back! Thank you for being in Venice, we hope your here forever!

WE
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Cafe Longet so many times that we’ve had almost everything on the menu. It’s always been perfect. Now we’re try omg the daily specials which are also excellent.