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.
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!
Sarah Combs & Friends are every Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Jami Gee & Friends perform every Friday night from 10 pm to 1 am.
Mike Royal and John Lamb perform every Saturday from 10 pm to 1 am.