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Bijou Cafe

1287 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5507
+1 941-366-8111
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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French, American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1287 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5507
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

If you are looking for consistency outstanding food & service, choose the Bijou. It's one of the few restaurants that we return to for a special occasion and a recent wedding anniversary brought us back. Have never had a questionable meal, but the crab cakes...More

Thank P T
Reviewed July 15, 2017

Small plats and a great assortment of drinks for 5-6 bucks- mazing , and perfect before one of the many fine arts productions or exhibits in Sarasota!!!

Thank sherring101
Reviewed July 7, 2017

We have been vacationing in Sarasota for 30 years. Recently, to give my wife a vacation from the kitchen, I introduced a concept designed to make husbands more lovable than ever. Every day during our vacation--40 at last count--we dine at a different restaurant, for...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed July 3, 2017

The service is First Class. The tables and inside are quaint, well decorated and cozy. There is ample parking near by. The food from the appetizers to entrees was beyond First Class. Simply delectable. The wine list is refreshingly exhaustive as well and we found...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed June 22, 2017

I chose this Cafe with my daughter when visiting Sarasota for the first time. I was looking for a charming little bistro and Bijou Cafe fit the bill. It was quaint with a slight air of sophistication but not over the top. Nestled on the...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed June 4, 2017

The food here is wonderful. The staff friendly & knowledgeable. We love bringing friends with us to share the experience. Highly recommend!

Thank Anne F
Reviewed June 4, 2017

The service was excellent...very attentive! The food was prepared perfectly! The atmosphere is perfect for all occasions, great for family, friends and couples...a great mix of people!

Thank Gerard L
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Delicious!! The lamb ragu with pasta was great . I have to come back and try the short ribs sandwich. Minus a star for decor a little dated.

Thank Nick R
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Very pretty restaurant in downtown Sarasota. Valet parking. We were given a very nice window table. The service and attention very good. Very nice lunchtime menu. Had three courses and enjoyed every mouthful. Delicious fresh food nicely presented. Will definitely come back!

Thank AngelaS613KZ
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

I can see that this place was once a fancy destination but now it's a bit faded. The food was average to good, but the service was a bit off - not quite unfriendly but getting there. I wouldn't say never again but I would...More

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August 5, 2017|
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Response from Johnnydez | Reviewed this property |
Never saw shorts there
December 8, 2016|
Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
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August 14, 2016|
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Response from Deeds6262 | Reviewed this property |
Usually there are daily specials offering catch of the day local seafood.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1287 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5507
    (Pineapple Ave)
  • Public Transportation: We are 2 blocks west of the main bus terminal.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-366-8111
  • E-mail
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