Fodor's Expert Review Bijou Café
This 1920s-era gas station–turned–restaurant has been expanded over the years so that it is now a 140-seat restaurant. The enchanting decor is what you might expect in a quaint, modern European café—think French windows and doors, sparkling glassware, bouquets of freshly picked flowers, and the soft glow of candlelight. Lunches begin with an inspired soup, salads, or sandwiches such as the pesto chicken salad croissant. Dinners emphasize fresh local produce and sustainable seafood.
1287 1st St.
Sarasota, Florida 34236, USA
- Contemporary takes on traditional dishes, heavy on the seafood
- Cheaper bar menu
- Pre- or post-show dining