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Bijou Cafe

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1287 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5507 (Pineapple Ave)
+1 941-366-8111
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16:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Bradenton, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Outstanding Food prepared properly. Excellent service. This is certainly a 5 star restaurant!! A favorite in Sarasota. Great place to entertain out of town guests and visit for special occasions!!

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Thank Robert G
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this place to go solo. It is near FST which is where I go for classes- this provides fabulous food and great Happy Hour cocktails and you can be outside. This is good because the bar is really small (about 10 seats) . Their soup sampler is superb as are their sliders. Always a nice crowd and always... More 

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Thank Boots33921
Sarasota, Florida
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I wanted a special but not stiff or pompous lunch, in an environment to get away from today's news and faux news. Having moved here from Paris, I was longing for steak and frites. Bijou Café was the perfect place. Booked for European lunch time, it wasn't crowded. Attractive, nice table linens, attentive but subtle service, we... More 

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Thank MadagascarJoan
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a pleasant little restaurant. The meals were very good as was the service. Seating is tight and the patrons were elderly like most restaurants in Sarasota. Sits back away from the hustle and bustle of Main St and has outdoor seating

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Thank DABUSMC
Pennsylvania
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168 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met a business associate here for lunch and was highly impressed. Superb mussels, wonderful Caesar salad, and then delicious shrimp piri piri. Everyone loved it. Somewhat slow service but still a nice setting and high quality cuisine.

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Thank Donald H
Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 4th visit to Bijou Cafe and we plan to return soon. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and the atmosphere is elegant, but cozy. The restaurant is located downtown Sarasota, within walking distance to the opera house, the theater, the marina and shops as well as art galleries. We have enjoyed both lunch and dinner... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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239 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cobia was quite good, the service was very attentive! The entire staff is interested in making your experience a special event. always order the "specials:-u wont be disappointed

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great burger! This place is a must when visiting the downtown area. Kathleen thanks for the great service.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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117 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We had theatre tickets and were looking for a place to eat in the area and the Bijou was suggested. The restaurant has a lovely ambiance and friendly staff. There were ample selections on the menu. I ordered the trout and my wife had soup and mussels. My fish was delicious. I thought that the prices were expensive.

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Thank paulhollinger
UK
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Surprised to find that the 'Happy Hour' food menu only applies at the actual bar. Six or seven stools there, mainly occupied by drinkers. There are 3 or 4 tables actually in the bar but you can't sample the H H menu at those. Really weird!!!! Disappointed in the meal I did choose sadly. French onion soup with the top... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?