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Founded in 1973, Sarasota’s iconic Café L’Europe has built an unparalleled reputation for its elegant and delicious European cuisine, award-winning wines, and professional service.

Now in its 45th year, Cafe L’Europe’s excellence is proudly continued by proprietor Ron Milton, who believes in honoring the restaurant’s old world traditions while adding his own special touches. Mr. Milton looks forward to providing every customer an outstanding and memorable dining experience for many years to come.

No Words to Describe how wonderful!

4/26/18 5 out of 5 Popped in to celebrate my lovely young lady’s birthday, with a few close friends. We all had the time of our lives. Westin, our server, could not be beat! His knowledge was amazing. From the food to the wine. If you go, you must try the Escargot and then follow… Read more “No Words to Describe how wonderful!”

It was a beautiful night

4/28/18 5 out of 5 It was a beautiful night as we dined outside. Food was delicious and Westin was a great waiter

Fabulous evening from beginning to end!

5/3/18 5 out of 5 Fabulous evening from beginning to end! Cassie was an excellent server!

Absolutely Superb!

5/9/18 5 out of 5 I just had lunch with friends and it literally was one of the best lunches of my life. Tasty, yeasty bread rolls, succulent maple glazed salmon, salad accompanying the fish that was even better than the protein and a decadent apple pie ala mode for dessert. I also tasted the… Read more “Absolutely Superb!”

43rd Wedding Anniversary

5/3/18 5 out of 5 We were celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary, so looked for a restaurant we felt would suit the occasion. From the initial welcome from the staff, we were made to feel very special and the service, efficiency and politeness we received from Stephen was amazing. The food (main course was Sea… Read more “43rd Wedding Anniversary”

Ate here for our 35th anniversary

4/29/18 5 out of 5 Good for a Date Ate here for our 35th anniversary. Service was amazing. Food very good. Offered free desert for our special occasion. Thanks to all

Food was excellent and service was terrific

5/21/18 5 out of 5 The bar room has music from the pianist who has been there for years while the other room was quiet for conversation. Food was excellent and service was terrific – JB5445

Always exceptional

5-28-2018 Husband and I regularly go to Sarasota for a getaway and live just two hours North. Last month we had a wonderful dining experience at Cafe L’Europe and enjoyed it so much so, we went again this month and it was fantastic. Can’t wait to go again…and again…and again! – TheVillagesJudy, TripAdvisor

We were about 15 minutes late…

5/4/18 5 out of 5 We were abut 15 min. late getting there, but no problem. They seated us right away & the service was superb. The lunch menu was large & everything sounded so good it was hard to decide. We all tried different things; I had chicken salad – delicious. One friend had… Read more “We were about 15 minutes late…”

We Always Enjoy Eating Here

5/5/18 5 out of 5 We always enjoy eating here. We usually sit outside on the sidewalk under the tent. Our Westie dog is with us in a dog buggy. The food and service are always outstanding. We will be back!

Perhaps the finest food in Longboat Key

5/3/18 5 out of 5 Delightful experience in an inviting environment in the shopping area of Longboat Key. Tableside preps are especially inviting. Real waiters and waitresses remind you of a gracious time generally long gone.

The service was impeccable

4/27/18 5 out of 5 The service was impeccable. Shrimp Cocktail was large and firm – very sweet flavor. We shared the Chateaubriand with bottle of Stag’s Leap, making the night perfect. We will definitely return.

Awesome! Would never miss

4/16/18 5 out of 5 Awesome! Would never miss an opportunity to dine there when in St. Armand’s. Potato crusted grouper is the specialty. A winner every time.

  • About

    Classic, Elegant Ambiance

    Cafe L'Europe, a favorite dining destination on St. Armands Circle since 1973, is celebrating 45 years of classic elegance, and new owners Ron Milton and Joe Balzano hope to preserve the restaurant's iconic look and feel while providing exceptional food and service.

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    Private Dining & Special Events

    Cafe L'Europe's private dining rooms are perfect for your special event. Whatever the crowd size, we've got the right room for you! Call our catering coordinator to find out how our team can accommodate you and your guests.




Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Happy Hour (Tuesday - Saturday): 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. daily

Happy Hour (Sunday): 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dinner (Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday): 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Dinner (Thursday - Saturday): 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  

Complimentary valet Fridays & Saturdays this summer

at the rear of the restaurant

*Begins at 5:00 p.m.*  

**Please note that we will be closed on Mondays June 4 - August 27**