Fodor's Expert Review Bijou Café

$$$ Sarasota French Fodor's Choice

This 1920s-era gas station–turned–restaurant has been expanded over the years so that it now has 140 seats. 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.

French Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

1287 1st St.
Sarasota, Florida  34236, USA


Known For:
  • Contemporary takes on traditional dishes, heavy on the seafood
  • Cheaper bar menu
  • Pre- or post-show dining
  • Pre- or postshow dining
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No lunch weekends

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