Celebrating 40 years in Sarasota, Café L'Europe continues to be one of Sarasota's most beautiful and popular restaurants.
Established in 1973 in John Ringling's original real estate office, the oldest building on St. Armand's Circle, Café L'Europe has proven itself as one of Florida's most distinguished dining establishments.
The original brick walls, enhanced with featured artwork from the Café Collection, fresh flowers, archways, stained glass and Spanish terra cotta tiles provide a warm, relaxing old-world ambiance. Café L'Europe features indoor and outdoor dining as well as private dining rooms that can accommodate from 8 to 65 people.
Café L'Europe has built its remarkable reputation on continental cuisine, striking the perfect balance between tradition and innovation, featuring creative menu choices that endure time and trend.
Some of the Café's most popular items have been featured since the restaurant opened.
Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, Café L'Europe has become the area's choice for special occasion festivities as well as welcoming every day diners.
Many of the dishes are prepared table side adding drama to an already memorable event.
The award-winning cuisine is accompanied by a fine selection of wines from Europe and America all served by a highly trained and knowledgeable staff ready to pamper you.
Café L'Europe is the winner of significant awards such as The DiRona, Sarasota Magazine's Best Elegant Restaurant and Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence just to name a few.
"We aim to delight your senses and stimulate your taste buds. It's a dining experience you won't forget", promises proprietor Betsie Coolidge.
We are Currently Closed On Mondays
Whew, season is over, as are Sarasota's annual suncoast races! It's been a lot of fun and we are so proud of our staff, who has worked very hard to make sure all our guests have had a delicious time.
We want to do something for our wonderful, hard-working staff. We are closing on Mondays so that our employees can, too, enjoy living in paradise! It's our way to thank them for all they do to make sure you want for nothing when you dine at Café L'Europe.
Our new summer hours: Tuesday through Sunday 11 am to 3 pm for lunch and 5 pm to 9 pm for dinner. Friday and Saturday we are open until 10 pm.
We look forward to see you soon,
Café L'Europe will kick off their special summer dining program, Dinner for Two on Thursday, May 15th, 2014.
This dinner package offers a choice of appetizer and entrée, and a bottle of select wine for only $69.95 per couple.
Enjoy a delicious menu featuring some of the legendary L'Europe's most popular dishes served over the past 41 years.
including: Escargot, Lobster Bisque, Duck "Aux Airelles", Veal Piccata, and Petite Filet Mignon.
As an added bonus, for those who dine with us before 6 pm, couples will receive a select dessert to share.
Dinner for Two is not available on Friday and Saturday from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.
Everyone knows Café L'Europe is one of the go-to eateries in town for a delicious fine dining experience. But on Friday and Saturday nights, after darkness falls and the dinner hour is done, this legendary culinary icon transforms into a hot spot for live music, cool cocktails and late-night bites.
Late Night L'Europe offers something for everyone.
Option one: sit outside on the patio and enjoy a cigar with a snifter of brandy watching people pass by on the circle.
Option two: grab a table in the bar and partake one of our fabulous newly concocted craft cocktails, while listening to some of Tampa Bay area's top musicians.Option three: indulge with a sweet treat and a L'Europe signature coffee cocktail.
The evening doesn't have to end... come play!