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Rick's French Bistro

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2177 Siesta Dr., Sarasota, FL 34239-5235
+1 941-957-0533
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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champaign,illinois
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food in this little French Bistro is outstanding. I had the beef stew which was fabulous. It probably was slow cooked for hours. The vegetables had such great flavor. My wife had the duck and she said it was the best ever. The prices were very reasonable and service was equally excellent. The desserts are the very best. The... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed a meal at Rick's last week and I was blown away. The food was tremendous. We had a variety of appetizers and all were delightful. The dinners were great as well. I enjoyed the Pork in Cognac sauce and my wife was head over heals for the Flounder in Lobster sauce over a puff pastry! Then the desserts... More 

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Florida
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the only establishment we trust with a New Year's Eve anniversary meal, year after year after year. I live to eat, and know my way around the kitchen. New Year's Eve was obviously not the best choice for an annual foodie celebration, but we were kids then . . . and all that. The food at Ricks is... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were taken as guests and enjoyed a superb meal of snapper for me and lamb chops for my wife. The snapper had a delicate sauce which added to the bland flavor of the snapper. A small vegetable side and salad. Another dinner partner had the french onion soup and his wife the pate with high praise on their choices.... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Three of us went to Rick's anticipating a great authentic French meal,and our wish was granted. We ordered Boeuf Bourgignon,Snapper Sauce Meunier, and Cotes D'Agneau des Fines Herbes de Provence accompanied by a superb salad with vinagrette dressing. For dessert we shared the Mousse au Chocolate. This small intimate restaurant offers a memorable experiencein all respects: the waitress,the food,the wine,and... More 

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

Happy New Year to you and thank you for your review. In 2017, our goal will be again and again to be the best . Your satisfaction is our best recompense . Thank you to be our loyal customers and again Happy Tasty Year. More 

Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 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 

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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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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.

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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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!!

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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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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$29
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Dinner
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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