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

DINNER $32.00 per person

First Course (Select One):
- Café l’ europe salad: Mixed greens, tomato, artichoke hearts, carrots, cucumber, black olives & balsamic vinaigrette
- Caesar salad: Romaine hearts, grated parmesan, house made croutons& caesar 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 (Select One):
- Shrimp & ravioli: Wild mushroom ravioli, blackened shrimp, vodka tomato sauce
- Salmon piccata: Salmon sautéed with capers, wild mushrooms, beurre blanc
- Chicken mediterranean: Sautéed with onions, artichokes, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, capers & basil in lemon beurre blanc

Third Course (Select One):
- Crème brûlée: Farm fresh berries
- House made key lime pie profiterole: French puff pastry stuffed with vanilla bean ice cream, warm chocolate ganache

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

Wine by the bottle: $49.95 per bottle
- Nickel & nickel, stiling vineyard, chardonnay: Floral aromas of muscat & honeysuckle, layers of meyers lemons & citrus
- Belle glos, clark & telpehone vineyard, pinot noir: Creamy oak, wild berry, raspberry, gravelly earth & vanilla flavors

 

LUNCH $16 per person

First Course (Select 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 (Select 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 (Select 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

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