Savor Sarasota: Cafe L'Europe

431 St Armands Cir
Sarasota, Fl 34236
Decor refresh - On August 1, 2016, Ron Milton and Joe Balzano took ownership of the iconic Cafe L'Europe, and in doing so, gave the landmark a much-needed overhaul of updates, from the menu to the dishes to the furniture and flatware. Everything is new, fresh, and ready for the next 44 years!
Decor refresh - On August 1, 2016, Ron Milton and Joe Balzano took ownership of the iconic Cafe L'Europe, and in doing so, gave the landmark a much-needed overhaul of updates, from the menu to the dishes to the furniture and flatware. Everything is new, fresh, and ready for the next 44 years!
decor refresh - Originally John Ringling's real estate office, Cafe L'Europe has been a local landmark since 1973. Impeccable cuisine, friendly yet professional service, and a refreshed traditional fine-dining decor are just some of the staples you can expect when you set foot in our little slice of heaven.
decor refresh - Originally John Ringling's real estate office, Cafe L'Europe has been a local landmark since 1973. Impeccable cuisine, friendly yet professional service, and a refreshed traditional fine-dining decor are just some of the staples you can expect when you set foot in our little slice of heaven.
Tuna Tartare - Chef Rolando's Tuna Tartare is prepared with the freshest possible sushi-grade tuna, a sweet-and-spicy combination of soy and wasabi sauces, and wakame salad.
Tuna Tartare - Chef Rolando's Tuna Tartare is prepared with the freshest possible sushi-grade tuna, a sweet-and-spicy combination of soy and wasabi sauces, and wakame salad.
Signature French Onion Soup - Our signature French Onion Soup is served in a whole onion, taking the classic onion flavor to another level.
Signature French Onion Soup - Our signature French Onion Soup is served in a whole onion, taking the classic onion flavor to another level.
Potato-crusted Grouper - Chef Rolando's potato-crusted grouper, a Cafe favorite, is virtually unchanged since it first appeared on our menu - just how our stalwart patrons prefer it.
Potato-crusted Grouper - Chef Rolando's potato-crusted grouper, a Cafe favorite, is virtually unchanged since it first appeared on our menu - just how our stalwart patrons prefer it.
The best dessert you'll try - Chef Rolando's rich, melt-in-your-mouth Crepe Cheesecake is a decadent treat of delicate crepes layered with creamy cheesecake and then bruleed for that delightfully sweet crisp top.
The best dessert you'll try - Chef Rolando's rich, melt-in-your-mouth Crepe Cheesecake is a decadent treat of delicate crepes layered with creamy cheesecake and then bruleed for that delightfully sweet crisp top.
Fully-stocked bar - Our fun, inventive mixologists keep you on your toes with a new featured drink each day. Of course, they are just as happy to make your favorite traditional drink, if you prefer.
Fully-stocked bar - Our fun, inventive mixologists keep you on your toes with a new featured drink each day. Of course, they are just as happy to make your favorite traditional drink, if you prefer.
Tableside delights - One of our specialty features is a tableside preparation for select dishes. Pictured here is Brian, expertly preparing tableside Shrimp Pernod for a table of patio-diners.
Tableside delights - One of our specialty features is a tableside preparation for select dishes. Pictured here is Brian, expertly preparing tableside Shrimp Pernod for a table of patio-diners.
Since 1973
Since 1973

EXTENDING - Through June

SAVOR SARASOTA MENU

DINNER

$32 Per Person | Tax and gratuity not included

First Course (choice of one)
- Café l’ europe salad - Mixed greens, tomato, artichoke hearts, carrots, cucumber, black olives & balsamic vinaigrette
- Pork empanadas - Two house made empanadas - Served over ensalada with tomatillo ranch dressing
- Calamari frittè - Hot cherry peppers & creamy aioli
…Upgrade starter additional $5 (Choice of one):
- French onion soup gratinée - Baked & served in a whole onion
- Lobster bisque - Morsels of lobster, crème fraîche, sherry

Second Course (choice of one):
- Shrimp & ravioli - Wild mushroom ravioli, blackened shrimp, vodka tomato sauce
- Salmon piccata - Salmon sautéed with capers, wild mushrooms, beurre blanc
- Stuffed chicken à la grequeBoneless breast stuffed with artichokes, kalamata olives, tomato, basil, spinach & feta, oregano lemon butter
…Chef’s recommendation:
- 8oz filet mignon - with Chef’s vegetable & potato du jour
- 12oz new york prime strip - with Chef’s vegetable & potato du jour

Third Course (choice of one):
- Crème brûlée - with farm fresh berries
- House made key lime pie
- Profiterole - French puff pastry stuffed with vanilla bean ice cream, warm chocolate ganache

Savor sarasota 50%off wine selection
…Wine by the glass - $5 per glass
- House chardonnay, cabernet, merlot, prosecco, rose
…Wine by the bottle - $38.95 per bottle
- 2015 en route chardonnay - Complex stone fruits, pear citrus & peach aromas
- 2016 belle glos pinot noir - Creamy oak, wild berry, raspberry, gravelly earth & vanilla flavors
- 2014 quilt cabernet sauvignon - Seamless blend of crème de cassis, hazelnut, cocoa & blackberry

LUNCH

$16 Per Person | Tax and gratuity not included

First Course (choice of one)
- Soup du jour
- Café l’ europe salad - Mixed greens, tomato, artichoke hearts, cucumber, carrots, black olives & balsamic vinaigrette
…For an additional $5, may upgrade starter and choose one of the following:
- French onion soup gratinée - Baked & served in a whole onion
- Lobster bisque - Morsels of lobster, crème fraîche, sherry

Second Course (choice of one)
- French crêpes du jour - Served with mashed potato & chef's vegetables
- Braised brisket of beef - Slow simmered in a pinot noir mushroom demi glace, served with mashed potato & chef’s veggies
- Salmon piccata - Salmon sautéed with capers, wild mushroom, beurre blanc
- Chicken salad l’europe - Chunks of chicken breast, pistachio, grapes in a light mayonnaise, served with fresh fruit & a house made banana muffin

Third Course (choice of one)
- House-made sorbet du jour
- profiterole - French puff pastry stuffed with ice cream, chocolate sauce

Wine by the glass - $5 per glass
- House chardonnay, cabernet, merlot, prosecco, rose

Please no substitutions/changes to menu


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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. Today, in our 45th year, proprietors Ron Milton and Joe Balzano proudly continue Cafe L’Europe’s excellence, honoring the restaurant’s old world traditions, while adding their own special touches. They look forward to providing every customer an outstanding and memorable dining experience second to none for many years to come.

 

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