Closed April 30th & May 1st

The consistently memorable Bijou Café dinner experience will be offered Tuesday – Saturday 5:00 - 9:00 pm.

At the Bijou Café, you can trust that the safety and well-being of our guests and staff will remain our top-priority. We will continue at limited seating capacity to ensure adequate social distancing indoors and will be accepting outdoor reservations when the weather permits.

If you prefer to enjoy our cuisine at home, we will also be offering online ordering and curbside pick-up of our traditional menu, nightly specials, family-style meals and discounted wine pairings.

Jean-Pierre, Shay and Jeffrey Knaggs


Enjoy nostalgic elegance and modern European inspired cuisine for a charmingly memorable fine dining experience in the heart of downtown Sarasota.

Located in the Theatre and Arts District of downtown Sarasota, the Bijou Cafe has been a treasured staple of the Sarasota restaurant scene since its opening in 1986. Diners appreciate the award-winning wine list, outstanding service, and eclectic menu. The menu is inspired by the French and South African heritage of owner Jean-Pierre Knaggs and elevated by Chef Ryan William’s inventive passion for using local ingredients and sustainable seafood.
The Bijou Cafe strives to ensure every guest experience is special, whether the occasion is a romantic date night, celebratory dinner or business luncheon. Private rooms provide an elegant setting for rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, and business seminars.

Private Dining

No matter the occasion of your party, be it an intimate luncheon for twelve, a unique social gathering for fifty or a celebration at a venue of your choosing, we offer a number of settings for your private event. Everything from menu selection to wine pairings, flower arrangements, audio visual needs, wifi connections, to parting gifts, can be custom designed for a memorable occasion.

Dinner hours
TUE-SAT from 5-9PM

Closed Sunday & Monday


Bijou Cafe
1287 First Street
Sarasota, FL 34236


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