Great menu and service!
Overall, everything was very well done for our party of seven. The only minor problem we had was a delay in our food since three large parties put in their orders at the same time. Waitress was very good and the food was also very good.
Grayson is the best waiter in Sarasota. His recommendations were outstanding.
E xcellent food and service. I recommend it highly.
Well served meal, excellent cuisine and extremely accommodating service. The ambiance was high end - suited to the well heeled crowd. I enjoyed the evening!
There was a BIG rain storm as we were leaving and the hostess gave us two umbrella to use to go to a show. We returned them and we pleased that they would do that. We have been there several times and each time it has been outstanding. We will be back.
Two ladies got together for very belated birthday celebrations.
We both had burgers. Simple but very delicious. Service was just right,
not overwhelming or under-efficient.
We dined at Bijou Cafe for our anniversary upon the recommendation of a friend that lives in Sarasota. The food, service and atmosphere were first rate. Definitely a place to which we will return. We had the grouper special, which was excellent although a little pricey.
Food and presentation was excellent, as was the service and atmosphere. Excellent wine list.
I always enjoy any meal that I have at the Bijou. Brunch, lunch or dinner, it's always delicious and perfectly served in a lovely atmosphere that's conducive to quiet conversation.
The Bijou comes with a sterling reputation, which appears semi-deserved. We went on a Friday, for a romantic dinner. It was during one of the annual boat race parades/street fairs, so the place was relatively empty. The service was spotty despite the few patrons, some food came out very late (a third course, of sides), nice paintings but little ambience. Some of the food was inspired, such as the sampler of crab bisque. Some, like the sampler vichyssoise, was merely cold potato soup. Beet salad pretty and tasty but unevenly prepared (there was certainly sufficient time to even out the slices of beets, from a professional kitchen). The grits were dry and overcooked, somewhat surprising. Escargot good, chef seemed to have forgotten the Pernod, though. Overall an overpriced disappointment; though the food was pretty good, on balance we were expecting a more premium experience. The staff seemed somewhat preoccupied, both front and back of house, and as a patron that ought not ever be noticed. The restaurant is busy most nights, so I've heard, thus this review is probably a waste of my time and yours, just our experience-- it ain't the French Laundry, nor Chez Panisse, more on the Chart House level without the view.
The bisque was incredibly rich, and flavorful. The beef ragout was equally enjoyable. My favorite was the dessert. Save room for the indulgence. The after-meal cappuccino came with a sugar crystal stick was was rather novel, but the cappuccino itself was rather lackluster.
I had been to Bijou many times before but never for lunch. What a pleasant surprise that it was so much more than I expected! Portions were generous and the service good. Not as many people for lunch so it was quiet and easy to converse at our table. It is now one of my favorites for lunch and dinner!
Bijou has been our favorite for 5 years. We moved here 4 days ago. My duck was over-cooked, too heavy, and I could not eat it. Very disappointed on our first dinner as Sarasota residents. Beet salad excellent, dessert good, ambiance nice. Hope for some communication from management. 910-228-3862.
We had a wonderful meal; the service was outstanding...friendly, amusing, and professional. Look forward to dining there again.
We enjoyed our first visit to the Bijou. the food was very good and the service excellent though I feel the decor a bit "tired".
Good for special occasions--rather expensive for every night dining!!!!!
Went for savor sarasota. Steak Was gristly with fries. 29 dollarstoomuch......
We love Bijou! The food is always delicious and the service impeccable. It is our favorite restaurant in Sarasota! Consistently great!
We had another great experience at Bijou. We were seated promptly and were promptly greeted. The wine list has changed with many new selections. The prices were actually less expensive. The menu has changed a bit. However, the great signature dishes have survived. Our server Grayson, once again proved to be knowledgeable and engaging. Our experience is that he always makes a good night better. We have returned up North and will be looking forward to coming back to Bijou in the fall.
Lovely restaurant. Was there for the $29 special. There was 3 of us. I was the only one not real happy. My salmon was on the dry side. So if you order itask for rare.
Went to dine with two good friends, and enjoyed a most pleasant experience. The ambience was very pleasant, the service swift and quite friendly, and the food uniformly quite good. All in all, very nice, and we will not hesitate to return in the near future.
Service was good, not hurried. Food was great in taste and very satisfactory in all respects. Drinks are generous with a great selection.
I've eaten at the Bijou Cafe for more than 20 years and have never been disappointed. Everything was wonderful.
Simply one of the finest restaurants in the Sarasota area, which has some really excellent offerings.
BIJOU is a Sarasota tradition: very good food, very good service. Very consistent - does not change much but that is just fine because the visits to Bijou are always [pleasant experiences.
The savor Sarasota menu was just as excellent as the choices they offer on their regular menus. The service was impeccable and the wine list offered many reasonable choices.
quantity - large
quality - mediocre
best part of entire meal was crème brulee
Waitress was very pleasant
This is a place locals go to for a great dinner and good service. Some of the wait staff have been there for over 10 years. Food is always fresh, and consistently good. Always recomond the Bijou to visitors.
Our favorite Sarasota Restaurant. WE bring our children and grandchildren here for special occasions. Food, ambiance and service superb. Never disappoints.