Cafe Longet

4.8
381 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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SusieW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Won’t be disappoint. This place is a jewel in our Florida sunshine.

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sadbutrue
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful always fresh always charming. And that’s just the food. Lovely waitress service, never rushed, calm and clean, just as I like it. Everyone I take lives it and comes back.

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AnnemarieB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as usual and the service was great. Everyone in our party enjoyed their dinner and the evening was extremely enjoyable!

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HalfBrit
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fresh bistro and fine-French food brilliantly prepared. Outdoor seating can be booked ahead, too.

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vipRandiH
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Venice restaurant!

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FranC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner. Service was excellent, food was very good. We ate outside on the patio behind the restaurant. It was a very enjoyable evening.

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bdonabedian
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cafe Longet is our favorite restaurant in Venice, FL. Always outstanding.

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Floridafoodie2106
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Cafe Longet always exceeds our expectations.
A treat from the chef before and after the meal.
Thanks!

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vipPamela
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recently discovered this amazing restaurant in downtown Venice. Everything is amazing, the fresh baked bread the best!

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SarahM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful, delicious dinner & are already planning to go back! The food, service & ambiance were excellent. This might be the best restaurant we’ve visited in FL!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner...annual event. Partner favorite. Always a great meal. Small wine selection but low prices.

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KristineM
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Venice a year ago and we couldn’t wait to come back. Everything is perfection !

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MariaM
Tallahassee
21 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious rack of lamb , generous portion and excellent sides, scalloped potatoes and buttered carrots... fabulous meal

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vippetert
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been there pre-COVID and enjoyed it very much. Our recent return was for lunch and they had set up outdoor seating, which we preferred. Once again the food was very good and the service was prompt and courteous.

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vipvillefoodie
Tampa
107 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to this wonderful French restaurant was as great as the first. My husband had hazelnut-crusted rack of lamb and I had scallops over risotto. We shared an apple tart for dessert. The whole meal plus the house Pinot noir was delightful. We will be back.

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vipJamesH
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great staff ! We are locals on the island and love it here !

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JustinH
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Café Longet four times now and there has never been an issue with service or quality of food. I believe it's the best place to eat in Venice and is very well priced, maybe too well. If you haven't eaten here you definitely need to give it a try and if your eating at any big chain restaurant around town, which most of them just reheat precooked food, you should stop. It's not any cheaper to eat at them and the food quality can not match Café Longet's.

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CristianG
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Longet is a wonderful oasis of a little piece of France.
The food is outstanding, the service impecable, and, when we were there on a Friday, the most wonderful classic guitarist greeted us with a full rendition of Antonio Carlos Jobim music which is our favorite, and other very nice selections.
We will try to return whenever possible.
Lunches are also delightful.

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KarenS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service every time. This is my absolute favorite place to go in Venice when I visit. The scallop risotto and sea bass special were fantastic and the salade du soliel is always incredible.

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MarkR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
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
30 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
13 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
15 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.

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 381 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.