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Bijou Garden Cafe, Sarasota, FL

Bijou Garden Cafe

4.7
4.7
2422 Reviews
$31 to $50
Continental
Located in the heart of Sarasota’s Theatre & Arts District, the Bijou Garden Café opened in 1986 in a restored 1920’s era gas station. Over the last thirty-five years, it has grown into one of Sarasota’s best-known restaurants. Featuring outstanding cuisine, impeccable service, imaginative cocktails, and an extensive wine list, the Bijou Garden Café has the perfect appeal for any occasion.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Continental, Contemporary American, Café
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (941) 366-8111
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Christopher Covelli
  • Neighborhood
    Sarasota
  • Cross street
    Pineapple Ave
  • Parking details
    We offer complimentary valet parking every day. Free public parking is available on both 1st Street and Pineapple Ave.
  • Public transit
    We are 2 blocks west of the main bus terminal.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,422 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

2,422 Reviews
  1. MichaelM

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service!!! Would recommend this restaurant to all.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last day before closing for several months. So good we want to be there again on the first day they reopen!

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  3. MJPaloma

    Naples

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it sorry they are closing to renovate. Music was good as it was pleasant and not too loud while dinning. I hope they keep the separate spaces as it makes for more intimate dinning. Thanks!

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  4. Bobby

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening, been coming for a long time time. It’s always excellent

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  5. edwardb

    Chicago

    219 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    219 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will miss the restaurant and Grayson the best waiter in Sarasota. Ed

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  6. JosephK

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is top notch but there was surprisingly few choices on the main menu

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  7. Foodie

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The min we walked into the restaurant it was WOW from being greated to seating us next to the trio to the server that became our best friend by end of night And the food OVER THE TOP fabbbbbb night

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  8. Craig

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Nice atmosphere and reasonable prices.
    Bijou Garden CafeResponded on April 22, 2024
    Craig - Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate the complimentary words.

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  9. Aquavit

    Chicago

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    FABULOUS never disappoints look forward to returning

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  10. ErinR

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The jazz trio was delightful , the food delicious . A lovely evening
    Bijou Garden CafeResponded on April 22, 2024
    Thank you, Erin!

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FAQs

Bijou Garden Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 366-8111.

Bijou Garden Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 2422 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bijou Garden Cafe

1287 First St, Sarasota, FL 34236

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Pineapple Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Sarasota
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Continental, Contemporary American, Café
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We offer complimentary valet parking every day. Free public parking is available on both 1st Street and Pineapple Ave.
  • Public transit
    We are 2 blocks west of the main bus terminal.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Christopher Covelli
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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