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Permanently Closed - Bijou Restaurant & Bar

13 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Happy Hour
  • Good for a Date

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Bijou Restaurant & Bar is a casual upscale dining option in the East Bay, showcasing contemporary California cuisine at reasonable prices.

Under consulting Executive Chef Jerome "Spike" Williams, Bijou uses seasonal, fresh, often locally sourced ingredients. Bijou's bar and lounge specializes in craft cocktails.

Located on B Street in the heart of Hayward, Bijou. Public parking available behind the restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Bijou is open Tuesday-Sunday for dinner at 5:00PM.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, the restaurant closes at 9:15PM.
Friday and Saturday, the restaurant and lounge close at 10PM.
Happy Hour Monday to Friday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM.
Closed Mondays.
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Phone number
(510) 888-1092
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Please call (510) 888-1092 to inquire about our catering services.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Free public parking lots are located on the side and in back of the restaurant; street parking in front.
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Public transit
The Hayward BART station is located just a few blocks away.
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Special events & promotions
Venue is made available for special events. Please call (510) 888-1092 for more information.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.2based on all time ratings
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42% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on July 7, 2017

This restaurant has changed hands and is not the same place either by name or food. Also the wait staff seemed pretty bored. As soon as we realized we left.

1.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Bijou is now closed. I made a reservation using Open Table from a link on the Bijou website, but when we got to the restaurant they were having an opening celebration for the new restaurant called Playt. I guess Bijou just never bothered to take down their website.

3.0Dined on June 16, 2017

I have been to Bijou a few time before and really enjoyed myself, this time it wasn't a great time. Although the food and drink were good, the service was very slow for an almost empty restaurant, I won't be going back, I will fine nicer places to have dinner

2.0Dined on June 10, 2017

We went to this restaurant based on yelp reviews but we received a different menu. Apparently they have new ownership and changed the menu. The food was awful. Chicken was under cooked but calamari was over cooked. The flat bread is literally flat with no taste. I would only recommend this place for the bar area and cocktails. The drinks were awesome.

4.0Dined on April 30, 2017

We went post-menu change over to Cajun and the food was GOOD!! I was so pleasantly surprised. Our waiter was a little green, and the bartender a little loud - but both were so friendly. This restaurant has great potential, I highly recommend!

5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Fabulous modern restaurant with exquisite menu items and ambiance in a lively setting in downtown Hayward. The new ownership is making this hot spot even better than before and they may rebrand it. One of the owners (Michael) is a successful restauranteur and operator from well-known Oakland hot spot Pecan restaurant. We met Michael and his waitstaff at this Hayward location and the service and food was top notch! Definitely recommend for a special and elegant night outin downtown Hayward.

2.0Dined on April 15, 2017

The restaurant Bijou is no more! They completely changed the menu and the food. It was LOUD as the music is cranked and the bar patrons were getting very drunk and very loud. Food is all Cajun now....gone is the fine cuisine of the past....Avoid this place....

2.0Dined on March 14, 2017

New management or ownership understood, but I've been to this restaurant a ton of times and have NEVER had service that bad. Couldn't even get a refill on water! I asked for a manager and that took another thirty minutes before the "bar manager" came over, recognized me and apologized because they are "transitioning". My advice? Skip it until they have finished. Not worth the time let alone the money. $65 for 3 entrees, no sides and some water.

1.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Switch of ownership and non-acceptance of Groupon ruined the Valentines Eve dinner. Bought Groupon for restaurant a month and half ago for Valentines Day. Upon arrival, hostess checked reservation after I showed her my confirmation and Groupon code and seated my wife and I at a small table near the street side patio doors. We were brought a special menu and drinks and water and, when ordering from special menu, wife was informed that establishment was out of pork chops. She was offered prime rib. Food was good, service sketchy as seemingly overbooked. We were supposed to get champagne, but it was never offered. Upon completion of dinner, check was presented and I reminded of Groupon for dinner expense. I was then told ownership changed and new owner would not honor Groupon full coverage of dinner as described on site. Only the $39.99 paid for the Groupon was honored. I paid $75 out of pocket to cover the balance on a deal that should have been honored in good faith by management. I won't be returning and after calling to confirm, I was told by employee that only the price of the Groupon would be honored not the special complete meal with champagne.

3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Went for Valentine's Day. Food was tasty, but took a long time and waiters had to be reminded. Hard to find parking so had to wait to get table as was late. Fairly noisy as bar on other side. A bit too much lighting for a dinner setting.

4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

The service was great. The servers were constantly walking around and paying attention to tables to determine when to bring out the next course. The food was brought in like clockwork.
Loved the look and energy of the young people who were serving. And the food was uber good. This restaurant is amply named.
Will definitely be back.

5.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Great place to just go. Eat, drink, dance and be merry. Management has changed, but the staff is still there.

4.0Dined on December 8, 2016

Food was good. Service was excellent. Definitely not busy on a Thursday evening. Overall would recommend to anyone out in east bay.