Award Winning Cuisine & Wine List
Our cuisine reflects Jean-Pierre’s South African and French heritage with many of his famous recipes developed and refined as he traveled the world as chef aboard a luxurious private yacht. His style and interpretations have won the notice and acclaim of Town & Country Magazine, Bon Appetit and Gourmet. In 2004, the Zagat Survey named The Bijou Café as Sarasota’s highest-rated restaurant and one of the top three restaurant on the whole of Florida’s West Coast. Sarasota Herald Tribune readers included us in the paper’s Reader’s Choice Awards, Florida Trend put us in their top 200 restaurants in Florida and Sarasota Magazine simply calls us the “Best of the Best!”
Since 1990, The Bijou Café has annually garnered the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for our outstanding wine selections from the USA, France and around the world-including one of the most extensive selections of South African wine available in Florida.