First time and we like very much
Wonderful drinks ,food and timely service. Our table was ready upon our arrival,outstanding!!
Reliable, upscale, and across from the Sarasota Opera. Perfect for a pre-opera dinner, or anytime. You can't go wrong here.
Our lunch was excellent as always! Lovely quiet ambiance made conversation a pleasure. The service was impeccable and friendly.
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.
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 .
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
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.
Great food and service. Always.
The pasta lack taste. The duck was stuffed with dressing. They should have not stuff the duck.
The Bijou is one of our favorite restaurants. We drive from Port Charlotte a few times a year to dine here. The food and wine are always top quality. We like to arrive early and have a cocktail at the bar. Wish there was more seating avaiable. Have always recommended The Bijou to friends. Bon Appetite!!!
Always a pleasant experience when you dine at the Bijou. Food is always excellent and service is outstanding.
Bijou is always a favorite especially for pre/post theater. We actually "save" the restaurant for those occasions.
This last experience was not the best but no one gets a 10-10 Right?
New waiter (trying his best but OJT isn't always the best teacher) and in the overflow room. one of our party ran late so the timing because critical. Not as great service nor atmosphere in the back room as customary.
That said with popularity and success it is not unusual to have a slightly "off" night.
Our biggest complaint was the slow delivery of our cocktails . .which considering the profits in drinks is silly. We settled with one round of drinks instead of two and/or a bottle of wine.
The restaurant and staff are usually attune to time restrictions for the theater etc but the delays this night caused us to miss desert!
For two of our party of six and unforgivable sin!
Food was usual high standards (trout was excellent) and we will return in a few weeks better informed. Main room more experienced waiter! Of course our guy might be great by then as he learns the ropes. Highly suggest you try the Bijou Cafe. They deserve their success.
We enjoyed it very much. The food was very good and considering my husband has a lot of allergies, they were accommodated comfortably. The waitress and waiters were very attentive
It has a quiet atmosphere so one can have a conversation. We enjoyed it after seeing a good play at the ASOLO THEATRE.
A very friendly place especially as it was pre opera and busy. The food was quite good and reasonably priced. A good choice when you want comfortable food in pleasant surroundings.
Excellent food and service!
Always a treat that we enjoy. We would rather have had a table in the bar area but nothing was available even though we called about a month in advance of Valentine's Day. This is a nice downtown choice.
Horrible!!! The veal was so tough. For fine dining - it was disappointing. Service was very good. We were rushed through our meal. Will not go back any time soon
Great meal, service and overall ambience.
Food and service was very good. Great location for attending the Opera after dinner