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Rick's French Bistro

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2177 Siesta Dr., Sarasota, FL 34239-5235
+1 941-957-0533
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is wonderful. My husband had the lamb chops and I had the chicken. We also had French onion soup and pate for appetizers. The salads were also fresh, cool and crisp with delicious dressing on the side. Nice wine list! We had chocolate mousse and creme brûlée for dessert. Delicious! The owners are very warm and friendly. Rick... More 

Thank time_traveler99
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our food was wonderful. I had the chicken and my spouse had the lamb chops. We also had pate, French onion soup, salad, crème brûlée and chocolat mouse. I prefer the chicken to the lamb only because of the sauce! We also had wine, nice selection. It looks like this place has several regulars. It's small so be sure to... More 

Thank Jennifer G
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this review

The new season is here, and we are just back from France where Michele your Chef found a lot of new ideas for you. Like always, we will do our best to serve you the best French Meals and we thank you so much for your support. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We have dined at Rick's several times and the food is always fresh and flavorful. The place is small so reservations are a must. They seem to have a regular following which is always a good sign. The chicken dish is my personal favorite but really it is all good.

Thank Patrick63119
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We have been vacationing in the Sarasota area for decades yet have never eaten at Rick's. From the moment we entered the unpretentious strip mall we were taken with the simple charm. Our service was prompt and efficient. The food was exceptional. Be certain you reserve a table and enjoy!!

Thank Steve W
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this review

Staying on the top of the quality and service is our daily goal. We want our customers feel like at home between friends. This is the real ambiance of a French Bistro. Our best satisfaction is to see you guys happy to be with us. Thanks again ... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Rick's is a special litle gem here in Sarasota. If you would like fabulous French food, then this is the place.

1 Thank BJRaz
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We have lived in Sarasota for 4 years and never went to Rick's Bistro. BIG MISTAKE. It is a wonderful. The food was delicious, the place small and charming. One can certainly tell the owners/chefs take pride in their work and care about their business. We will certainly return to this outstanding, well priced restaurant.

1 Thank ali4gator
Sarasota, Florida
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I think cooking like you experience at Ricks is quite rare... I often eat out and have good meals, but then there's Ricks. I read about the steak and had resolved to order it - and I am so grateful I did! Cooked perfectly, in a pool pool of sauce and mushrooms.... Mouth watering as I recall the dish! Scalloped... More 

Thank StephKnightSRQ
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your reviews. it has now been 14 years since we started to serve you fine and freshly made quality meals. We want to continue to offer you the best . Thank you for your support. Rick More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Ricks is a small restaurant so be sure that you have called to make reservations. It is intimate and delightful. The food is superb, the wine list excellent and the decor charming. The menu is limited but there is something on it for everyone's palette. There were four in our party and everyone got something different. Each person was happy... More 

Thank Pasgran
Sarasota, Florida
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109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

We live on Siesta Key, are often at the strip mall where Rick's is located and have been to other restaurants there - how did we miss this gem? It's the only truly authentic French place in town and the food is outstanding. A really tiny room, they accommodated us later than we'd requested but made up for it! Very... More 

1 Thank cooperpeterj
Conesus, New York
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114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Incredibly fine food, well served, buy interested waiters. Exceeded my expectations for this vocal restaurant in Florida. It was very fine dining in a beautiful atmosphere.

Thank Miichael B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$29
French, European
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2177 Siesta Dr., Sarasota, FL 34239-5235
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-957-0533
A real French bistro in a real friendly French atmosphere where our goal is to serve you fine, refreshing & wholesome meals without sacrificing flavor or quality. Everything we serve is homemade at reasonable prices. Thank you for being with us.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?