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French Affair Restaurant - CLOSED

2637 Mall Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5941
+1 941-925-3414
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
8 Apr 2014
“Closed due to Chef Alains death”
31 Mar 2014
“French Affair is now closed”
Restaurant Hours Closed
2637 Mall Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5941
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

This place was one of my favorites - went there at least once a month. Chef Alain was the French Affair Restaurant. He took great pride in his work and will be sadly missed.

3  Thank John S
Reviewed March 31, 2014

Sad to announce Chef/Owner Alain Mons passed away 3/20/2014 and the French Affair restaurant is now closed. Staff and family wish to thank all Chef Alain's friends and customers for their support since when he opened Sarasota's first French restaurant in 1980.

2  Thank RiverDuval
Reviewed February 11, 2014

This hidden gem in an old and neglected strip mall is worth the trip for fantastic service and incredible French food. The restaurant is still staffed and run by the original owners and their family and this pride of ownership is evident in everything they...More

Thank caroltravels
Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

We went there after reading the reviews and knew that the decor wasn't great and it is true. But, it worth to go in, and try the great food. If you like French cuisine you will appreciate. The waiter was very nice. Good experience.

1  Thank Isabelle M
Reviewed October 29, 2013

We have enjoyed the excellent food at the French Affair for many years. Trout Almondine , cassoulet and sweetbreads are our favorite dishes. This family operated restaurant is close to Siesta Key but tucked away in a small strip mall near Gateway. We recently returned...More

1  Thank johnkdoyel
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Our party of 8 had dinner at this hidden gem near Gateway. There is no atmosphere at all but we had good wine, good food and good service. We were perusing the racks of wine in the back of the restaurant when the delightful chef...More

1  Thank Honeybunny1950
Reviewed August 10, 2013

If circus is your thing, you won't like this place. But, for us, who have been vacationing in the Sarasota area as a family for the past 9 years, we have grown sick and tired of the tourist traps. After reading some online reviews of...More

1  Thank DemonGene
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Unremarkable to look at (a storefront on a side-street stripmall near the Publix mall in GulfGate), you should visit and re-visit this corner of Sudouest France. M. Alain has been here for 20 years, we were sent by friends the first time and return each...More

2  Thank danlet
Reviewed July 30, 2013

My Mother's Day Lunch with my daughter was scheduled on a Tuesday.. in June. I arrived early and to my surprise the restaurant is closed during the summer months for Lunch on Tuesdays. As I sat in front of the restaurant in my car, waiting...More

2  Thank zaal12
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We were glad we made reservations for a Tuesday evening in June because every table was full, including a large multi-generation family group celebrating a birthday as we were. The food was excellent as usual. The chef comes around to make sure his skill is...More

1  Thank APF725
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2637 Mall Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5941
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-925-3414
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