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Bijou Cafe

4.5
592 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
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  • Special Occasion (65)
  • Pre/post Theatre (62)
  • Good for a Date (58)
The Bijou Café, located in the heart of Sarasota’s prestigious Theatre & Arts District since 1986, is one of Florida’s best known restaurants. Chef-owner, Jean-Pierre Knaggs and wife Shay, welcome guests with genuine hospitality and unparalleled service. Chef Knaggs, renowned for his sophisticated innovative cuisine, brings a passion for cooking to breath-taking new heights!
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Continental, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(941) 366-8111
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jean-Pierre Knaggs
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Private party facilities
We have 2 separate private dining rooms. The Bird Room seats up to 30 guests and is fully AV equipped.
The Patio Room seats up to 40 and has access to a private outdoor area with fountain.
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Private party contact
Karen Thomson: (941) 366-8111
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pineapple Ave
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Parking details
We offer valet parking every day at lunch and every evening during the peak season. We have a private, well lit parking lot across the street and there is plenty of on street parking as well
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Public transit
We are 2 blocks west of the main bus terminal.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 592 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

First time and we like very much

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polabear21 (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful drinks ,food and timely service. Our table was ready upon our arrival,outstanding!!

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BandF (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Reliable, upscale, and across from the Sarasota Opera. Perfect for a pre-opera dinner, or anytime. You can't go wrong here.

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Bara2 (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Our lunch was excellent as always! Lovely quiet ambiance made conversation a pleasure. The service was impeccable and friendly.

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Wiselindag (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

This was my first visit to Bijou Cafe, but definitely not my last. it is just steps from the Sarasota Opera House, which we were visiting. We were delighted with the menu, the quality of the food, the service and the ambiance in this lovely restaurant.

I highly recommend it.

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Jude (Naples)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We sat on the terrace in the evening. It was lovely. It was dog even friendly!
The food was amazing, plentiful and beautifully presented.
Motor cycles on the street were annoying--but not Bijou"s fault. Srq should obtain an ordinance against them .

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

The experince was lack luster and food was average...service was ok but the main room is a bit tight and i felt like the tables were on top of eachother....we were not at all impressed and were disappointed because we heard wonderful things....to boot I speant $180 with tip and we had no wine just a couple of beers and water.....way overpriced for what the experince....I give it a 3 all the way around

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vipConnie (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

It was our 50th anniversary and we could nor have been to a better restaurant! Our dinners were excellent and the service exceptional. We enjoyed every aspect of the evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great food and service. Always.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The pasta lack taste. The duck was stuffed with dressing. They should have not stuff the duck.

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