Cafe Longet

4.8
361 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
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KarenS
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. It has become one of our go to places. I feel totally safe eating there.
They have done a good job with distancing the tables. The food is always great. Best
burger around.

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MarkR
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food ! New place for us and would highly recommend. Casual atmosphere with high end type food, we had the escargot: yum! the duck with mashed and asparagus & the veal osso bussco with veggies and scalloped potatoes special: they were both unbelievable, tender meat, cut with fork, the potatoes were to die for.... Drinks great, chocolate creme brulee with raspberry sorbet was delicious and service excellent.. Don't miss this one. We will definitely be back!!!

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vipLark131
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been visiting Venice, FL for over 35 years and had gotten into a routine as to where we'd dine. But, this Saturday, we decided to try somewhere new and discovered this delightful French cafe. The ambiance is very welcoming and pleasant and the seating is quite comfortable. We were very pleased with the service as well - efficient and friendly. They have a beer and wine license but, I was very pleased to find a Kir Royale on the menu and my husband had a lovely Pinot Noir. I started with one of the most delicious soups that tasted of Fall...carrot, potato, apple, ginger, and coconut were the main flavors. I had a tasty burger on a homemade bun with a house salad and my husband had the salmon with ratatouille and gratin Daugphinois which he raved about for the rest of the weekend. We are so pleased to add this neighborhood gem onto our list!

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vipGregW
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My wife and I hadnt been in a while but we had a wonderful experience. The food was terrific, the service attentive and they had a great guitarist playing. We will be back again soon. A great night

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HalfBrit
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday outside and safe. My husband had phoned ahead to order birthday dessert (with a candle) and they did a great job of putting it together. The food at Cafe Longet is always superb, fresh and original.

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Patti3
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous as usual. We go fairly frequently and are never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, servers and most of all the food were spectacular!!
Chef Steve can prepare fish, vegetables and make true French desserts like no other!!
It’s absolutely fantastic!!! Our 2nd time in a week!!

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VickiB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Triple Tail & my husband had the duck. Presentation was fabulous! The owners gave us a complimentary appetizer, plus we ordered the crab cake appetizer which was wonderful! The aoli sauce was delicious! Of course, we topped it off with a wonderful bottle of French wine! Our waitress was a really nice school teacher whose name escapes me. She was also a great waitress!!! We will definitely go back!!!

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vipStarving
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great spot! Kitchen was very slow on this recent visit. Better service previously.

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vipJATnova
New England
22 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding. A little pricey but overall a great experience.

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LeanneR
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Cafe Longet! It’s a bit of France in every single sumptuous bite. Dessert was the perfect ending of a perfect experience. Cafe Longet is a gem and is my favorite restaurant hands down.

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PatrickD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best restaurants in Venice. Consistently good.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cafe Longet never disappoints. Had the daily special on 10/24 of an entire 8 rib rack of lamb with two sides. Probably the best rack I have ever had. Wife had the Scamp Grouper special which was equally good. You don't want to miss out on the desserts either. Today was a chocolate lava cake with homemade vanilla bean ice cream. Sinful. Try the chocolate salted caramel tart if available. This is the "go to" place in Venice IMO.

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vipLisaK
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a brilliant experience. The chef/owner comes out personally to greet you after your meal. Everything from ambiance to presentation to flavors this place is outstanding. Truly one of our favs of all time

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vipAsti
Tampa
139 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made a last minute decision to have dinner at Cafe Longet on Saturday and it was wonderful.We dined outside with a breeze blowing and lovely Florida evening. The Cobia special was delicious and the apple tartan dessert was also excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant on Gulf West coast! Exec chef/owner Steve Longet and his lovely wife Jessica opened their chic and cozy restaurant 4 years ago, we only discovered this fabulous find 2 years ago and have been regular diners ever since-Arielle has been our server and we’re always so grateful for her kind and caring professionalism-if you’re a foodie with a sophisticated palate and prefer a casual setting, look no further and reserve your table today!

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SandyT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Server did not have any personality; never introducing herself. Even though my Husband said he had to eat Gluten Free and ordered a GF appetizer, it came with wheat bread. Then had to wait 10 minutes before getting GF bread. The Sea Bass although listed as the Chef’s speciality was a big disappointment from the size to having the skin served upright. I would recommend the risotto and scallops but that would be it. Prices did not match the quality or portion size. Very disappointed as it was a special dinner to celebrate my husband’s birthday.

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KarenS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

has become my favorite restaurant in Venice.
Food is just fabulous, service is great.

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Bills
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food as usual and the service is always timely but never imposing. They have a nice wine list and the menu is bright enough to suit any taste or need.

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viprunnergirl
Orlando
108 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience and a true French restaurant. The salad with raclette was unique offering a variety of flavor and texture, both entrees - the red fish and the lamb - were cooked perfectly. The tart was extremely rich but well balanced by the vanilla bean ice cream. We will be back!

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CathrynY
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside at a comfortable table and were warmly greeted by our server. The food was delicious, as always. It's a definite favorite of ours and I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always can count on a good meal and service here. Very consistent, excellent value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making our night special

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MaryG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!
Been coming here for years!
Always Outstanding Food and service!

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ShaunS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dinner was well prepared, excellent presentation. Service was excellent. Noise level was loud for a nice romantic dinner. All tables were filled but socially distanced.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as always!

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RayK
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always outstanding at Cafe Longet. There is always someting new on the menu. The culinary skills in the kitchen are excellent. It is the perfect place for a special night of dining.

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vipCharlieF
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing ..

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vipHeatherKP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good food and service. We sat outside but the inside seemed really cute. One of the most relaxing dinners we have had in awhile. I got the branzino and my husband got the duck. Thumbs up on both dishes.

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RebC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Cafe Longet and I will be back for sure! It was an all around wonderful dining experience!

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MarkS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. Food quality was wonderful. Service was professional. Wine was a good value. The owner / chef came out and he is very friendly. Will come back.

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2martinis
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Cafe Longet. It was recommended to us by our friends and I'm glad they did. The service was perfect with just the right amount of attention. We had the special three course rack of lamb dinner. The soup of the day was a coconut milk and curry creation that was marvelous. I wished I had asked for an order to go. Everything about the dinner was delightful and a very good deal. I know we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner.

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DorothyR
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We both had rack of lamb and it was as delicious as I hoped it would be. The appetizer of crab cakes was perfectly done and made of crab, not fillers. Possibly the most delicious part of the meal as the chocolate caramel tart, served hot in a small dish with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream. Thank you Steven, for another memorable meal!

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vipPatF
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flavors of the food are wonderful and the specials offered are a great value. The desserts are light and delicious.

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julianneg
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food, casual ambiance ... just an all around nice evening!

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HalfBrit
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always lovely. Everything fresh and from scratch.

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vippeterp
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is superb. My husband is stuck on their fabulous shrimp “burger”. But it’s one of the few restaurants where I choose a different entree every time (Scottish salmon, risotto with scallops and more) and starting with their simple, delicious dinner salad. We are so lucky to have them in Venice, Fl.

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ElaineJ
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside, enjoyed every dish, every bite. It was a peaceful meal, flavor perfection.

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vipJerseyKat
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal: started with small complimentary “amuse bouche” of scallop soup which was delicious. We had the ballotine of chicken with Dijon grain mustard sauce and the scallop risotto. There were only a few of us inside, but three of the four tables outside had patrons. This is three-star food in tiny Venice!

FAQs

Cafe Longet offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 244-2643.

Cafe Longet is rated 4.8 stars by 361 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.