For more casual fare The Bijou Cafe offers a lighter Bar Bites Menu in the “Gossips Lounge”, or outside on the Patio, the place to be for seasonal al fresco dining. An award winning, value based wine list and a dazzling collection of imaginative cocktails fulfill even the most ardent imbiber’s desires!
This is one of our favorite restaurants in Sarasota. We always make sure to include a reservation whenever we visit and have never been disappointed.
No cubrió nuestras expectativas la comida.
Ordenamos Crab cake y Pato . Ninguno de los dos platos eran nada especial .
El ambiente es acogedor y el servicio estuvo bien .
We expect the best at Bijou.
The only exception was an overly spiced tuna tartare. It was a late dinner so the waitress sumos not bill it.
Amazing from the time we stepped in the door. Service, food, suggestions, respect of time....seriously, I just can’t say enough!
Hope to return with friends this week so they too can enjoy!
Just 10 days before Thanksgiving my MIL broke her hip. The therapists kept hedging on whether we could get her into a wheelchair to go out to dinner. Ultimately it was a game day decision and she couldn’t make it. That turned our party of 5 into a party of 4. When we arrived the hostess originally took us to a quieter side room. But then they wanted to move us out into the much noisier main room. I wear hearing aids and for me, quieter is better. I can’t participate in conversations in noisy places. When I asked if we couldn’t keep the original location they were very accommodating and we had a wonderful meal. Everything was prepared and presented perfectly. Service was timely and smooth. Altogether one of the best dining experiences I have ever had.
We have frequented Bijou over the years, to include holidays and had had many good meals.
Thursdays dinner was not good. The turkey was dry and overcooked and it was a thick unappealing slice.
The vegetable were over one and tasteless.
We made a Thanksgiving Day reservation at Bijou Cafe, because we were vacationing in Siesta Key. The place did not disappoint. We had a time table for two, and the place was packed, as one might expect on a holiday. They had their regular menu plus a special Thanksgiving menu, and we obviously chose the turkey platter. They bring out a basket of rolls right away, plus a plate of gougeres. I started with a butternut squash soup that was outstanding. The turkey platter was heaped with huge slices of turkey, plus all the sides. We were so full that we shared a slice of pie for dessert. My husband proclaimed that to be the best pecan pie he had ever eaten.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Sarasota and even on a crazy busy day like Thanksgiving, it did not disappoint! The staff, food, just everything is always impeccable.
Wonderful service, great food.
This is one of the best restaurants in Sarasota. The moment you walk in till the time you leave you enjoy your experience. The service is perfect, the food perfect and the presentation is not lacking. Price for most items is correct but a couple of the soups and side dishes are a little high for what it is. Wine list one of the best. They could squeeze in a few more craft cocktails for fun.
Overall a 9.8.
Great waitress, lovely atmosphere, very good food.
Bijou is always a great choice for dinner, especially when theater proximity is part of the decision. Consistently great food and service, as well as valet parking.
Always a pleasure to dine at Bijou! Pre ballet this time!
A nice quiet and non rushed evening!
Very good before the ballet.
Steak was too salty. Presentations poor
This is the best restaurant in downtown Sarasota for a business or friendship lunch. It is also a great after-work gathering spot and has a wonderful dinner menu. Can't be beat.
Wonderful as usual
Food was great. My lamb shank was tasty and falling off the bone, and the asparagus risotto was tasty. The caesar salad however was disappointing. The lettuce was a little wilted, and the melted cheese garnish felt and tasted as if it was pre-made and left to sit for awhile. The service was awesome across the board. The restaurant's decor is elegant and beautiful...a romantic setting. We will be back.
Excellent all the way around. Greyson is certainly one of the very best waiters in Sarasota.
Service and food always very good. Surprised how very casual the other diners were dressed. Affects the atmosphere a bit.
Yes, absolutely! It was pleasant in every way and so very convenient to the opera house! We had lovely wine and 3 appetizers to share: plenty of delicious food for the two of us!!
Thank you so much for your quality here in our hometown!
Love the atmosphere and delicious food. Wonderful service!
Always good, love this place!!! Good seafood specials and soups each night. Very convenient to the opera house right across the street.
Good food and service, nice ambiance. Diners dressed appropriately.
As always, the food, service, and ambience were excellent. The Bijou Cafe is my favorite downtown Sarasota place for lunch.
Our second visit. Like the first visit the food was brilliant and the service excellent; on this occasion our server was Graciela who was outstanding. All the staff were friendly and it was a pleasure to be at The Bijou Café. Wine prices were somewhat optimistic, some marking down would not come amiss. We booked through OpenTable who offered 6:15 pm as the earliest we could arrive. We were going to the Opera which started at 7:30 pm so arrived at the restaurant at 5:45 pm in the hope they could squeeze us in early. There was no problem with our early arrival and we were seated immediately. Next time we will book direct with the Bijou Café. Lovely place and lovely people. For sure, we will return.
Two besties enjoying a lunch together. The lamb is divine.
Everything was wonderful as always!
Another great meal at Bijou. An abundance of tasty and creative food selections. We were a party of six, with everyone choosing different entrees. All were served at the correct temperatures and very flavorful. Great selections of wines at appropriate price points. The service was superb. Grayson, as usual provided attentive and informative service. It’s is truly our favorite Sarasota restaurant.
Great food and spectacular service. We were very pleased!
Food was excellent, as was the service.
It was a wonderful venue for getting together with old friends. Food and service were both excellent.
The staff is always friendly. We love the quaint atmosphere. The food is always superb.
Excellent restaurant, fantastic food, great wine selection, fabulous desserts.
A wonderful evening with friends, delicious food, and delightful drinks.
Early dinner allowed us to have a quiet evening in the bar. Great soup trio. Outstanding Basil martini!
Dining room desperately needs rehab.
Food, service & parking was great. Hope the duck serving does not get any smaller or will need magnifying glass to find it.
My filet mignon was one of the worst cuts of meat that I have ever had at a restaurant. It was tough and flavorless. It could not have been a filet it was more like a poor cut of round steak. My wifes strip steak was a more normal cut, relatively tender for the cut. The gratin potatoes were outstanding. The brussel sprouts were mediocre. The tomato bisque was unique and very flavorful. Service was prompt and acceptable. All in all the filet which was the most expensive item was so bad I would not return or recommend the Bijou Cafe.