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Bijou Garden Cafe, Sarasota, FL

Bijou Garden Cafe

4.7
4.7
2418 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Continental, Contemporary American, Cafe Dining
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    (941) 366-8111
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Christopher Covelli
  • Area
    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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,418 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Romantic

2,418 Reviews
  1. Foodie

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  2. Craig

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Nice atmosphere and reasonable prices.

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  3. Aquavit

    Chicago

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

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  4. ErinR

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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 1 day ago
    Thank you, Erin!

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  5. AnnD

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The old menu of original Bijou was fabulous!! This menu did not excite us, leaves a lot to be desired. Our waitress was superb.

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  6. LarryM

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outside patio was shaded and cool at 6:45pm. Some values in wine list and great seafood. Large portion of scallops S shrimp on rice for one of us and grilled slam with carrot and potenta was done well. Downtown across from opera.

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  7. GB88

    Tampa

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food. Great location!

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  8. BobR

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu with excellent array of choices..great service and the low key atmosphere which enabled table conversation...kudos to Chef Covelli

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  9. Rockysb

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was perfect for a birthday celebration. The food was, as always, very delicious. Bijou Garden Cafe is a favorite for us.

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  10. Chrisco

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there early on a weekday, so it was very quiet. Service was excellent, as was the food. Ambiance was lovely. Valet parking appreciated.

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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 2418 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bijou Garden Cafe

1287 First St, Sarasota, FL 34236

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Pineapple Ave
  • Area
    Sarasota
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–22:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Continental, Contemporary American, Cafe Dining
  • 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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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