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“Great Evening”
Review of Bijou Cafe

Bijou Cafe
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Ranked #51 of 1,038 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pineapple Ave
Transit: We are 2 blocks west of the main bus terminal.
Tallahassee
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Evening”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Over the years I have eaten here whenever I was in Sarasota. It is upscale. The service has always been very good. The food, in my experience, is uniformly good. This is a place to have a nice evening, enjoy good food and service in an elegant setting. It is pricy, but you get good value.

Visited February 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fine dining. One of our better restaurants”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Food is terrific. Menu is great. Great chef(s). Chef-created cuisine. I had a salad with steak that was wonderful! A great place to go to find new and wonderful creations. Chicken salad made with grapes. They used to be open for lunch. I imagine they still are. Expensive, but not overpriced because the food is worth it. Quaint. Off the beaten path, yet still centrally located near what we call "5 points" downtown where main street splits off into 5 streets.

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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Always a great meal”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great service in a setting that has been a fixture in Sarasota for 25 years. They are best known for their rack of lamb, which is wonderful, but each night there is a wide selection of specials so it is best to ask for the specials before going too far into the menu. The wine list is good, with many reasonably priced wines and more expensive if you wish. Always wise to make a reservation.

  • Visited October 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
250 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“No wonder its been there 25 years”
Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

Cafe Bijou is now a landmark in Downtown Sarasota and is still one of the best restaurants in town. Old favorites like the peppered New York steak are superb and the bar is now a great place to meet for a cocktail. Owner can be a little "aggressive" but his staff are friendly and service is professional.



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Bradenton, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
544 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“First Class All The Way!!!”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

My wife, daughter, and I went here last night for dinner. Tops in every respect. A white table cloth restaurant with excellent service. I had a lighter dinner, shrimp bisque and a "morrocan salad" a salad that include our florida citrus. Only place I have had a salad like that, excellent!

  • Visited November 2012
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