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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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Braised Lamb Shank
truffle risotto | asparagus | parmesan
on bone, seasonal vegetables, truffle risotto, savory lamb broth
lump crab, creole remoulade
Very special restaurant with excellent cuisine, service and ambience. We split the crab cakes for an appetizer; I had the rack of lamb, and my husband had the pepper steak. They surprised us with carrot cake for dessert for our anniversary. Everything was delicious. Service could not have been any better.
We thoroughly enjoyed an exquisite meal for our special anniversary dinner. The service was impeccable. Hadn't been to Bijou Cafe before, but now hope to make it an occasional habit.
Because of everything going on in my life, it's been a couple of years since I've eaten here. And it's just the same as it's always been - excellent. The tables are a bit further apart, but the ambiance is the same. Kathi is an excellent server - I was able to set my own pace.
First time here and not likely to make it a regular stop. Overrated in my opinion, $$$, and quality was not equal to the price. The vegetarian option was good and appreciated, salads were excellent. Service was adequate, not special: there were just two of us and the server had to ask which one got which entree. The vodka martini was watery with mushy olives. There are better choices in the area near the Opera house, Bijou doesn't quite impress.
Go to the Bijou! From soup to nuts the best food, the best service and the best location!
We had a lovely evening celebrating my husbands birthday. Our service was on spot, no rushing, great suggestions, perfect opportunity to relax and chat.
Always love an evening at Bijou!
May be Sarasota's best restaurant. Trout outstanding. Lamb perfectly prepared. Do not miss escargot app. The carrot cake will melt in your mouth. Very welcoming and professional wait staff.
The food was amazing, each course!! Our wine was delicious too!! We will return! Bijou is now one of our favorites!!
One of our favorites. The food is always delicious. We will be back .
Everything was perfect. The weather was horrible but they were able to accommodate us inside.
Wonderful dinner as usual!
Excellent, first time back since COVID. They were excellent with safety and masks. Food was outstanding. Great on!!!!!!
Very enjoyable. Great food as always. Comfortable, quiet ambiance.
Wonderful Expereince from beginning to end. The food was so delicious we are still talking about it. Rack of Lamb, Crab Cakes and Steaks were delicious. We are already making plans to go back. LOVED IT!!!
First time at Bijou Cafe for dinner. Food delicious and the service was great. Ate outside which was very nice. A little overpriced but I would go back.
Great restaurant fir family dinner. Loved the rack of lamb. The absolute best!♥️
Incredible food - taste, presentation. VERY slow service the evening we were there.
Fabulous Food and professional service
We had the lamb chops and they were prepared perfectly.
We had to dine in an extra room that lacked any ambiance
Felt like we were eating in a spare closet
Waitress was excellent
Food was not as good as in the past
Easter celebration !
My wife and I dined at Bijou Café for the 1st time on Easter Sunday. We ate inside, as the outdoor tables, while nice, were not shaded. The ambiance was quiet with diners enjoying conversations at all tables. The food was pricy, but excellent and the service was attentive and professional.
We were seated in Bijou's indoor patio rooms with 5 table, so is was quiet. The food was oustanding. We had the double lamb chops and trout almondine. Our server, Gabe, was wonderful. Grateful to be enjoying dinner out, again.
I''ve been here many times and never been disappointed.' I'm glad I chose it for my families first meal out since Covid. The staff was warm and welcoming and helped make it a special celebration.
We were here for Easter lunch. Service was great but the restaurant feels dated. Food was hit and miss. Lamb Shank was delicious . The mash potatoes tasted like out of the box mashed potatoes or cooked a whole while ago. I could not tell which it was. I had the french onion soup. It was very mediocre. The broth had a funky taste and the cheese was like string glue. I also had the Cesar salad. Found it drowning in tasteless dressing. We had the trio flan for desert. It looked better then it tasted. This restaurant is not what it used to be. I hope they step it up a notch.
Always a wonderful dining experience. Cafe Bijou is our favorite restaurant in Sarasota.
Sandra & Robert Endres
We had a wonderful Easter lunch. Food was exceptional. Wait staff were wonderful. Would have been 5 stars if not for two interactions with management who was very rude. Hope this review will put her on notice that she needs to not be rude to customers trying to help them come back.
Food was alright.
We loved our experience. there was a crazy unpleasant incident with a very odd couple at the bar and the entire staff handled it professionally and perfectly. the food was outstanding and we will definitely return
Always consistent. Lamb Chops are the best!
Such a great place. Great service!
Unforgettable experience!!!! Nothing Elise to add....
The food is excellent. The building is unique which adds to the experience.
Absolutely wonderful dining experience. Celebrated our wedding anniversary there and it was indeed "special". Grayson (our server) was so professional with taking care of us and he was a big reason for our enjoyment/satisfaction.
Second time here and outstanding again.
We love to dine at Bijou and have been doing so for many years. This year we celebrated 21 years being married and as always … great food, great service, great ambience, and great fun made for a great evening out!
Our server Grayson provided an amazing and fun experience at the Bijou. We shared the escargot and beef tartare both of which were delicious. I had the rack of lamb which was cooked to perfection and the au gratin potatoes, yum!!
Wonderful service in a beautiful outdoor setting! We will definitely be back.
Loved this restaurant from start to finish. Great food, service and the patio was charming.
Grayson our waiter was excellent and the food was also excellent. Very enjoyable evening!!
Bijou Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 366-8111.
Bijou Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 1473 OpenTable diners.