Bijou Restaurant & Bar
BusboyThank goodness for the busboy. If not for him we'd have died of thirst and been buried unused dishes. Waitress-after taking our order- only sailed by asking if we were ok; but never slowed enough for an answer.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!Excellent food, excellent service and a modern, very nice atmosphere! The only negative thing would be that portions are a bit small, so just an FYI. Great place to go all around and they have a cool bar/lounge area. I would definitely recommend and is a must try!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAhi Tuna is the bomb!Bought a deal from Living Social for $49.00 Pre fixe dinner menu. It was delish!!! Their Ahi Tuna and Baby Back ribs is a must try. The beef was just okay but again the Ahi Tuna was the best! The dessert was good too, double chocolate mousse. It's good to go there early so you can get to choose which table you'd like to be seated. Lots of parking space from the Century Theater. Oh and try the Pismo Punch too. It's good too.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best dessert everI've been here a few times and the food is always good but the Crossiant pudding dessert is to die for!! It's a homerun every time! Catch a groupon or living social deal and you can get a pre-fixe meal for around $35 that includes a glass of champagne!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBijou review 5/14Always solid! Tried some new dishes and the food did not disappoint. Service was very good and our server recognized us even though we have only been there 3-4 times. The Warriors were playing, so it was a little more "energetic" than usual.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFine dining in the heart of the BayIt is delightful to discover French cuisine in downtown Hayward. While the food was very well prepared and a good value with our voucher from Travelzoo, but at full price it is rather steep. Service was excellent though perhaps a little too brisk. As a party of two, we enjoyed the dark, cozy ambience of the dining room, but the noise level was unacceptable for an intimate dinner.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood RestaurantJust moved to the area, and I'm exploring all the restaurants. Great food, drinks and atmosphere. More upscale environment than neighboring restaurants, yet reasonably priced.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMbetter than expectedWe had an excellent prix six dinner that we purchased on Living Social site. Very Euro stye decor, great food, presented beautifully, the waitstaff was on top of clearing dishes, refilling water glasses, and delivering the food in a timely fashion. We would definitely go back again, even without a coupon!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved this Place!!!!!!Our waiter Robert, was Wonderful!!! It was my good friends birthday, and he really took care of us !!!!!!! I will return!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA bit salty for the beef entreeA bit salty for the beef entree and not that special with the price. But I like the scallop dish.
Good croissant dessert!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this placeReally enjoy going to Bijou. Food, drinks and service always delightful. Cocktails creative and tasty. Try the sliders with quail egg, and definitely the croissant bread pudding. Lately I'm loving the Blueberry Smash cocktail.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were pleasantly surprisedWe were pleasantly surprised at how absolutely scrumptious the beef bourguignonne turned out. In fact the entire prix fixe dinner was quite satisfying. Would definitely like to return!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHayward's Best Kept SecretThis restaurant is one of Hayward's best kept secrets with a good selection of wine. My wife and I split a Asian pear salad and it was great and the split was just the right amount. We split an order of the Jalapeno Croquettes and they were awesome. My wife had the sautéed prawns and she enjoyed them but I had the grilled baby back ribs and we both thought they were to die for. Even though we ordered for the small plates menu we left the restaurant comfortably full and delighted. As I was eating my everything all I could think about was my next trip to the restaurant to try some of the other menu items. We had 7:00 pm reservations and were promptly seated and the Wait staff and attention was excellent. We're going back this weekend.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pear salad was light andThe pear salad was light and good. The baby back rib appetizers were a little too chewy, but had a good flavor and I liked the purple cabbage underneath for presentation and eating. My husband's Beef bourguignon was wonderfully tender. And my Scallops were wonderful, but I could have definitely had more that two. Our son had a dessert with chocolate and ice cream and croissant in a ramekin. We enjoyed it much more than my crepe, which was kind of nondescript. It was a little difficult to hear due to the many diners, but I'm thankful Bijou is doing well in our downtown Hayward niche. It was a lovely evening.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first thought is the serviceMy first thought is the service was superior. Always available, never pushy; explained everything, good recommendations.
Menu selections are very good. Everything we ordered was good. They have some creative cocktails and an ok wine list.
It's not an expensive restaurant so don't expect expensive gourmet extravagance, but within the bounds that define a mid-priced menu, they do an exceptional job. We will go back. There are more goodies to try.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZINGWonderful dinning experience on every level. I will return in the near future.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious food; croissantdelicious food; croissant pudding dessert is outstanding!
dined here with a groupon voucher - excellent value.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBijou is an excellent spotBijou is an excellent spot for delicious dinner items and outstanding service. The specialty drinks are a must try. They are pricey, so be sure to take advantage of the Happy Hour bargains. Bijou is a bit out of the way, but well worth the trip.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI am not sure what the strangeI am not sure what the strange looking green dipping sauce was that came with my bread, but it was GREAT! I followed that with the Baby Back Rib appetizer that was out of this world. Perfectly cooked and doused in sauce that left me licking my fingers all the way home. Service was promp, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We will go back.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable dinner. GreatVery enjoyable dinner. Great food, wonderful service, nice customer service and manager follow up. We will keep coming, tks.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food, but I wasn't expectinggood food, but I wasn't expecting big screen TVs with sports at a French restaurant. Wait staff very helpful. Would be nice if they turned the heat up...I wore my coat the entire time, and even my husband was cold.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, cocktails & serviceThe food, cocktails & service was great. The ambiance is enjoyable.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFeel Good/Taste Good DiningI have dined at Bijou on several occasions. My over-all experience has been phenomenal. The staff is vibrant and friendly; they truly make you feel welcome. The service is outstanding. The food is ab-so-lute-ly delicious; fresh ingredients beautifully presented. The design and decor of the restaurant is warm and inviting. The signature cocktails are fabulous! Bijou is definitely a "feel good/taste good" dining experience!!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMhad a fantastic time the placehad a fantastic time the place is great a little noisy side but a good date night outing. I just wish we had something closer to our homelike this restaurant then we would be visiting more often.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foods, but a littleGreat foods, but a little on the expensive side. Just be sure this isn't a place for a quiet dinner.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great serviceGreat food and great service and big portion. The croissant pudding is to die for. Yummy!!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI think the restaurant mustI think the restaurant must have cut back the quantity of the food because people had groupon because there was no way that the price for Scallop entree could be $28. The whole plate had barely two pieces of scallop on top of the scoop of risotos. The service made the mistake several times on other customers' orders but not us. However, we still tipped her 20% on $145.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBijou Restaurant was a veryBijou Restaurant was a very nice restaurant. Nice ambiance to celebrate birthday.
I would go back and recommend the restaurant to family and friends.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and people :)I bought a Living Social Prix Fix certificate for myself and for my sister and her husband for Christmas. We ended up doing a double date and wondered what kind of food we would be served since it was pre-determined. We were surprised at the choices we had and everything we ordered was wonderful! We had a choice of 6 different salads, 4 different entrees and 3 different desserts. I can tell you that the tuna tartar, the scallops with asparagus risotto and the croissant bread pudding were the best. Would definitely go there again with or without the special offer. :)4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything here was amazingEverything here was amazing from the food to the wine to the ambience. Food came out quickly and was prepared well. We had a LivingSocial voucher and were pleasantly surprised. We received the bill before we got our champagne and I requested coffee/tea for a replacement. Our server looked put out and brought cold coffee and green tea. I requested a warm up and received a completely different cup of coffee with grounds and it tasted thick as mud. I might go back but no after dinner drinks for me.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent RestaurantConsistently good service and food. The food is beautifully presented and the croissant bread pudding is the best!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and value with theGood food and value with the groupon. Probably will not go if pay full price.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant, Fabulous Food, Great ServiI've been to Bijou three times. It is a gem in the city of Hayward. Food beautifully served and delicious. Servers always happy and check in with you at perfect timing. I will continue to recommend this restaurant to all my friends and will continue considering it at the top of my list of my favorite restaurants. Maria Angle3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazing, serviceFood was amazing, service was great. We've been to Bijou half a dozen times and the quality of food is consistent. We will definitely be back!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Bijou! I discoveredI love Bijou! I discovered this restaurant with a Groupon. I love their croissant pudding for dessert!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommend the Ahi TartareHighly recommend the Ahi Tartare and Scallops. Excellent!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at BijouThis is not my first time at Bijou, time after time I am more impressed with the my experience their and that what makes me wanting to go their all the time. I don’t live in Hayward but work around and it is a great get away after work to end the week and start the weekend right. I love their drinks and my oh my food is out of this world good.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother couple joined us forAnother couple joined us for dinner at Bijou Restaurant and Bar in downtown Hayward. We were pleased to find the place was not as noisy as previous occasions -- the bar area is adjacent to the dining area and the chain divider does not provide much of a noise buffer.
We ate from the prix fixe menu, which offered an unusually large choice of selections. Two of us had two different fresh salads while the other two enjoyed a nice leek soup. Three of us had the boeuf bourginon entrée (delicious) and one had the prawn entrée. One of us enjoyed a chardonnay. The only criticism food-wise was my Coke got watered down quickly and was barely light brown in color (and taste)halfway through my meal.
Service was very accommodating.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time experience wasFirst time experience was terrific. Loved the feel of the restaurant and the friendly service. Food was terrific with a little twist to standard food items. We will be back and can't wait to bring friends.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat restaurant, bad locationLoved the food (I had tuna tartarre and scallops and my wife had salad and salmon pesto) and loved the service (server Hannah was really nice and friendly) but the neighborhood is very thuggy... I truly hope the owner will open the same restaurant at a more upscale/safer location. I want to hive it 5 stars, but the location drags the ration to 4/5... Which is still outstanding, and strongly recommended3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. AmbianceFood was excellent. Ambiance was nice. Service was also excellent. Desserr came a bit late but our hostess apologized . We had our 3 year old son there plus saw some other kids there but this is not really aplace to birng kids. There is a large bar area parallel to the dining area. But it was a nice dinner. We enjoyed ourselves and will be back for special occasions.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMe and my husband did notMe and my husband did not know that there was a restaurant this good in hayward.....I love love the fact the plates did not stay on the table after we finished or our water glass was never low and each plate came out looking good and tasting so good. The service was great!!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, fast and efficientExcellent, fast and efficient service, great food. Food well prepared and very attractively presented.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLately I've been stressedLately I've been stressed out behind a lot of drastic changes in my life. I finally was able to coordinate time with my daughter, and we decided to have dinner & drinks. Bijou is the perfect neighborhood spot. It was actually my first time having dinner not just drinks at the bar with appetizers. We had sooo much fun, and we'll be back soon.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM