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Rick's French Bistro

2177 Siesta Dr, Sarasota, FL 34239-5235
+1 941-957-0533
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good11%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cassoulet” (10 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
2177 Siesta Dr, Sarasota, FL 34239-5235
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of five thoroughly enjoyed our meal, from the wine to the appetizers, the included salads, to the entrees and desserts. I would have given it an "Excellent" rating if we hadn't waited so long to receive our entrees, but with such a small...More

Thank HopefulNYC
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's always a pleasure to read a comment on our small Bistro. Yes, sometime when the restaurant is completely full especially during the season, it can happen that you wait a little bit more than usual to get your entrees .... But we don't want...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This lovely spot is tucked away in a strip mall, but when you enter you are transported to the bistro experience. The service was good and the food was excellent. My duck cassoulet was wonderful. It will be a place on our must do when...More

1  Thank elllen1301
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for your review. In 2018 our goal will be the same .... Give you the best quality food in the authentic French Bistro Ambiance . Happy and tasty New Year !!!!!

Reviewed 30 December 2017

AMAZING. That had to be the first words you heard. Now I shall describe my meal. I ordered the filet mignon for my primary. When I was waiting the waiter brought me a salad which I get with the Steak. It was a good salad,...More

Thank Daniil E
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Your satisfaction is our best recompense !!! In 2018 our goal will be always the same. Give you the best about the fresh food, the service and the ambiance on our small bistro. Hope to serve you again and wish you a very happy New...More

Reviewed 14 December 2017

Absolutely delicious from the appetizers to desert plus a moderately priced wine list! We had a most enjoyable experience and this will be one of our go to places for a special meal!More

Thank Bill M
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Thank you for your review. Since over 15 years our goal is still the same. Serve an authentic French cuisine in a cosy bistro atmosphere. If you are happy and satisfied, so we are too .... The best recompense that we can receive is from...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017

My wife and I have been at Chez Rick's multiple times since we moved to Sarasota and it's always a great pleasure to eat there. Richard and his wife are great hosts, always trying to accommodate us and personally, it's always a pleasure to speak...More

Thank SebastienBoily
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This place is so casual and comfortable that you can't help but like it when you walk in the door. You are made to feel like a special guest and then offered up the best food that money can buy. The owners are friendly and...More

Thank WizardofSarasota
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We had the Brie, shrimp, chicken and lamb entres, with delicious fresh sautéed begs and creamy potatoes. Dessert was a chocolate cake with ice cream. Everything was superb. The place sits 34, Ricks wife is the cook. What a lovely, delicious experience!

1  Thank Stephanie2749
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you very much for your review. Since 16 years, Our goal is to serve you fine, refreshing & wholesome meals without sacrificing flavor or quality. Everything we serve is homemade. Thank you for being with us .

Reviewed 14 May 2017

I love this little place. The couple are very friendly and you feel like they are having you over for a dinner with friends. All of her dishes are flavorful and her sauces are divine.

Thank AquariusStar
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The food is spectacular! We have been there many times and we have never been disappointed. The salad is lightly dressed, the main courses have always been very good and the calf's liver is especially delicious. Make reservations in advance and it is always booked...More

1  Thank bburleson2006
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A French bistro in an old strip mall. Terrific food. Modest generic wine options...bring your own since corkage is only $15.

Thank Amir A
Richard D, Owner at Rick's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for your review. Our goal is to serve you the best homemade French food in our small French Bistro. Our wine list is modest, it's true, but the main wine are there ... Hope to see you again. Merci et a Bientot !!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$29
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
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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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