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AUGUST 1-31, 2017

LUNCH menu

To Start

CUP OF SOUP DU JOUR (hot or chilled)

or

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE ($2.00)

or

BIJOU CAESAR

herb croutons, shaved parmesan,

classic garlic dressing, anchovy

 

Entrées

CRABCAKE SLIDERS

Lump crabmeat, spicy remoulade, arugula

and pommes frites

or

MEDITERRANEAN LAMB SALAD 

grilled lamb, romaine, feta, olives, onion, cucumber,

croutons, sun-dried tomato, herb vinaigrette

or

MOULES MARINIERE 

PEI mussels, dry vermouth, garlic, shallots, 

tomato, parsley and pommes frites

or

CAPELLINI PASTA

 olive oil, roasted garlic, tomato, spinach, 

basil,parmesan reggiano  

 

$16.00 Exclusive of Beverage, Tax and Gratuity

While we are delighted to participate in Savor Sarasota we
respectfully request no substitutions or splitting of items.

 

Dinner Menu

 

To Start

CUP OF SOUP DU JOUR (hot or chilled)

or

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE ($2.00)

or

BIJOU CAESAR

herb croutons, shaved parmesan,

classic garlic dressing, anchovy

or

ESCARGOTS

à la Bourguignonne,  garlic, parsley, butter, Pernod

 

Entrées

DUCK BREAST

Pan seared and sliced, almond rice pilaf,

raspberry gastrique

 

CAPELLINI PASTA

 olive oil, roasted garlic, tomato, spinach,

basil, parmesan reggiano 

 

YELLOWFIN TUNA 

black pepper encrusted, bok choy, jasmine rice,

wasabi lime sauce 

 

TOURNEDOS OF FILET MIGNON

 5 oz. pan seared, pink peppercorn cognac cream sauce,

buttery red skin mashed potatoes

 

Desserts

BELGIAN CHOCOLATE MOUSSE 

sustainable cocoa beans, whipped cream,

chocolate shavings

or

WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE  

blueberry tarragon compote,

cookie crust, whipped cream

or

BIJOU’S ASSORTED AUTHENTIC

ITALIAN GELATI AND SORBETTOS 

 



$32.00 Exclusive of Beverage, Tax and Gratuity

While we are delighted to participate in Savor Sarasota we
respectfully request no substitutions or splitting of items

It is officially Fall and we feel the weather cooling. And now that the rain is holding off, it's time to celebrate! This week's Summer in the CIty menus are new and delicious. Our chefs are whipping up a moist roasted mojo chicken with chipolte potato salad. These menus run from September 28 to October 5, so hurry on over for lunch or dinner this week!

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

zucSALAD MELANGE Chopped lettuce, radicchio, spinach, mushrooms, hearts of palm, bacon, egg, Point Reyes Blue, herb dressing

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the chef

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:

ROASTED MOJO CHICKEN with chipolte potato salad and zucchini planks

BRAISED PORK SHANK with corn pudding and its own jus

ROASTED TOMATO CAPELLINI AND SHRIMP Olive oil, roasted garlic and tomatoes, sauteed spinach, basil, Grana Padano cheese

For Dessert: 

KEY LIME PANNA COTTA pistachio crumble

 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

SALAD MELANGE Chopped lettuce, radicchio, spinach, mushrooms, hearts of palm, bacon, egg, Point Reyes Blue, herb dressing

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:  

ROASTED MOJO CHICKEN with chipolte potato salad and zucchini planks

GRILLED CLASSIC REUBEN Lean corned beef, marble rye, waffle chips

SAUSAGE PASTA PURSES with bacon scallion fresh tomato sauce

 

Click here for a reservation, or call 941.366.8111 today.

No meal is complete without a glass of wine, take a look at our menu.

Even though Fall has officially begun, we are still going to pretend it's Summer for a little while longer! This week's Summer in the CIty menus are filled with some hearty meals to get you through the transition. The chicken francaise with capers, mushrooms, and lemon sauce will make all your worries melt away, especially when it's paired with a delicious glass of wine! These menus run from September 21 to 27.

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

chixcapMOROCCAN SALAD Fresh Florida citrus, dates, almonds and apples, balsamic vinaigrette

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the chef

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:

CHICKEN FRANCAISE Thin scallopini of chicken breast, egg-dipped and sauteed with caper, mushroom, lemon sauce

GRILLED SIRLOIN STEAK Served with rissole potatoes and creamy truffle demi glace

RAINBOW TROUT  Sauteed and served with bacon cheddar grits and herb salad with micro-greens

For Dessert: 

BANANAS FOSTER Vanilla ice cream

 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

MOROCCAN SALAD Fresh Florida citrus, dates, almonds and apples, balsamic vinaigrette

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:  

SIRLOIN STEAK SLIDERS On potato buns, roasted garlic aioli, pommes frites

CHICKEN FRANCAISE Thin scallopini of chicken breast, egg-dipped and sauteed with caper, mushroom, lemon sauce

RAINBOW TROUT Sauteed and served with bacon cheddar grits and herb salad with micro-greens

 

Click here for a reservation, or call 941.366.8111 today.

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Everyone deserves a treat! This Summer in the City's special dessert is one of our regulars' favorites: crème brûlée. It's light and smooth with a crispy, sweet top! There are only a few weeks left of our prix fix menus, so hurry on over and join us in downtown Sarasota for lunch or dinner. These menus run from September 14 to 20.

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

cremebruleePEAR & BLUE CHEESE SALAD Maytag Blue, pecans, tomato, spinach and romaine tossed in a cider vinaigrette

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the chef

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:

CHICKEN PAILLARD Organic chicken breast, sauteed in olive oil and garlic and served with roasted Mediterranean vegetables and sauteed spinach, finished with lemon and butter

"BRAAILEIS" MIXED GRILL Farmer's sausage, lamb chop and strip steak, served with South-African grits, grilled tomato and chutney

FLORIDA FLOUNDER  Potato crusted served with brown butter and capers

For Dessert: 

AMARULA CREME BRULEE

 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

PEAR & BLUE CHEESE SALAD Maytag Blue, pecans, tomato, spinach and romaine tossed in a cider vinaigrette

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:  

FLOUNDER ALA MEUNIER Brown butter suace and lemon, served with rice and veg du jour

HERBED CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH On toasted marble rye served with sweet potato chips

"BRAAIVLEIS" FARMER'S SAUSAGE Served with South-African style grits and grilled tomato

 

Click here for a reservation, or call 941.366.8111 today.

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The rain is slowing down and the days seem a bit less hectic now. We want to enjoy every last day of "summer," so our unique weekly lunch and dinner prix fix menus continue at the Bijou! This week, try our fresh and delicious seasonal salmon with creole tomato-mustard glaze. Pair this dish with one of our light and crisp white wines and you will be in heaven. These Summer in the CIty menus run from September 7 to 13.

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

exps24587 LT1115223_D19CGRAVLAX SALAD Bibb lettuce, house cured gravlax, cucumber, tomato, capers, marble rye croutons and creamy herb dressing

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the chef

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:

SEASONAL SALMON Creole tomato-mustard glaze, wilted spinach and mashed potato du jour

MARINATED SKIRT STEAK Chipolte mashed potato and chimichurri sauce

GRILLED CHICKEN & ORECCHIETTE PASTE  Asparagus, shiitake mushrooms in a lemon, thyme butter sauce

For Dessert: 

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE WITH NUTS & BERRIES 

 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

GRAVLAX SALAD Bibb lettuce, house cured gravlax, cucumber, tomato, capers, marble rye croutons and creamy herb dressing

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:  

GRILLED CHICKEN & ORECCHIETTE PASTA Asparagus, shiitake mushroom in a lemon, thyme butter sauce

MARINATED SKIRT STEAK SANDWICH Irish cheddar, caramelized onions, horseradish cream focaccia roll, with pomme frites and petite caesar

GRILLED SEASONAL SALMON Compound tarragon butter atop watercress, tomato and onion salad

 

Click here for a reservation, or call 941.366.8111 today.

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8After the nice Labor Day holiday, it's time to get back into the swing of things! What better way to do that than with a mouth-watering braised lamb shank with mashed potato du jour and veggies? Sounds like the perfect dish to start your September off, right? These menus run from August 31 to September 6, so hurry on by before you miss out!

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

lamb shankBEET & ARUGULA SALAD With goat cheese, red onion, croutons and white balsamic vinaigrette

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the chef

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:

BRAISED LAMB SHANK Braised in natural juice and red Zinfandel, with mashed potato du jour and vegetables

GRILLED PORK LOIN Served with a sweet corn pudding

SEARED SCALLOPS  With creamy bacon grits and a black mustard seed cream sauce

For Dessert: 

CHOCOLATE MOLTEN CAKE 

 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

BEET & ARUGULA SALAD With goat cheese, red onion, croutons and white balsamic vinaigrette

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:  

MOLLY'S COBB SALAD Chicken, tomatoes, onions, avocado, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, Point Reyes bleu, Dijon vinaigrette

GRILLED PORK LOIN Served with sweet corn pudding

SEARED SCALLOPS With creamy bacon grits and black mustard seed cream sauce

 

Click here for a reservation, or call 941.366.8111 today.

Don't forget about our wine tasting this Friday! Bring your friends and we will see you at 5pm.

Summer showers can be a bit daunting every afternoon, but when you are sitting inside at the Bijou with our friendly staff and delectable food, you'll forget all about the rain! This week's Summer in the City menus are unique — the panko custed Veal Milanese topped with an arugula salad has been all the rage! These menus run from August 24 to 30, so stop by soon. 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

chicken breadedHEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD With cucumber and sliced red onion drizzled with red wine vinaigrette

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the chef

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:   

PANKO CRUSTED VEAL MILANESE Sauteed, topped with an arugula salad tossed with EVOO with Pecorino slivers

BLACKENED SALMON Served with baby sauteed spinach and topped with pepperocini cream sauce

MUSHROOM RAVIOLI  Light lemon cream tossed with portabellas, spinach and goat cheese finished with truffle oil

For Dessert: 

DARK CHOCOLATE AND BANANA CROISSANT BREAD PUDDING Callebaut chocolate sauce, crushed pretzels

 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD With cucumber and sliced red onion drizzled with red wine vinaigrette

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:  

VEAL CARCIOFI Artichokes, garlic, shallots and capers with a white wine butter sauce over rice

BLACKENED SALMON Served with baby sauteed spinach and topped with peperoncini cream sauce

NEUSKI'S "BLT" Lightly tossed Semolina bread, with a choice of a petite caesar or pomme frites

 

Click here for a reservation, or call 941.366.8111 today.

Our "First Friday" wine tasting is coming up on Sept. 6 with passed hors d'oeuvres, finger foods and a huge artisanal cheese board to accompany the wines! Bring your friends and stay for dinner afterwards, it's quite a party.

The kids are back to school which means there is finally some quiet time to relax. Enjoy a glass of wine and a delicious meal at The Bijou to start the school year off right! Our Summer in the City menus for the week have some of our favorites, especially the crab cakes! Lump crab, pan fried with Creole Remoulade mashed potatos and vegetable du jour will become your favorite as well, we just know. These menus run from August 17 to 23. 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

318617 526222367396659_1568326901_nGOAT CHEESE AND SPINACH SALAD Basil crusted chevre with watercress, tomato and raspberry vinaigrette

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the chef

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:   

ASIAN SPICED DUCK BREAST Pan seared and served with sesame noodle slaw

GRILLED RIBEYE STEAK Topped with chipolte and lime butter served with sweet potato nest and fresh vegetable du jour

BIJOU CRAB CAKES Lump crab, pan fried and served with Creole Remoulade mashed potato and fresh vegetable du jour

For Dessert: 

BIJOU TRIFLE Pound cake, lemon cream, berries, rum and whipped cream

 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

GOAT CHEESE AND SPINACH SALAD Basil crusted chevre with watercress, tomato and raspberry vinaigrette

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:  

ASIAN SPICED DUCK BREAST Pan seared and served with sesame noodle slaw

JAMBALAYA Cajun style stew, chicken, ham, sausage and shrimp with rice and gumbo file

LOBSTER RAVIOLI With shrimp, spinach, tomato and finished with a lemon butter sauce

 

Click here for a reservation, or call 941.366.8111 today.

Don't forget about our amazing happy hour as well! Monday through Friday, 5-6:30pm.

The summer is winding down, which means it's time to enjoy the last few warm, long evenings. Join us at The Bijou Cafe for new summer menus each week. Grilled cheese may seem like a child's dish, but we whip it up with Gruyere cheese and shitake mushrooms — it will blow your mind! This special menu runs from August 10 to 16! See you soon.

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

6107 535586546460241_1696526630_nWATERMELON & FETA SALAD Watercress and leaf lettuce, balsamic vinaigrette and pancetta crisp

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the chef

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:   

MINI OSSO BUCO Served with risotto Milanese

GRILLED SALMON Loch Duart filet, served with summer tomato vinaigrette sauteed spinach

MOJO CHICKEN BREAST Char-grilled and served with jasmine rice and grilled pineapple vinaigrette

For Dessert: 

CHOCOLATE POTS DU CREME With coffee cloud and candied walnuts

 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

WATERMELON & FETA SALAD Watercress and leaf lettuce, balsamic vinaigrette and a pancetta crisp

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:  

MUSHROOM AND GRUYERE GRILLED CHEESE Shitakes and Creminis, creamy Gruyere, semolina bread, and a petite Caesar salad or pommes frites

GRILLED SALMON Loch Duart filet, served with summer tomato vinaigrette and sauteed spinach

MOJO CHICKEN BREAST Char-grilled and served with jasmine rice and grilled pineapple vinaigrette

 

Click here for a reservation, or call 941.366.8111 today.

And of course, no meal is complete without a glass of perfectly paired wine. Take a look at our wine menu!

Looking for a delicious meal and great atmosphere? Our Summer in the City menus at The Bijou are the perfect solution! Chef has been busy creating a varity of lunch and dinner options. This week the special menu includes our Chicken Paillard with Mediterranean vegetables and sauteed spianch. These menus run from August 3 to 9, so don't miss out!

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

paillardICEBERG WEDGE SALAD With housemade blue cheese dressing, tomato, cucumber and onion

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:   

GRILLED SKIRT STEAK With mashed potato, vegetable and truffled mushroom cream sauce

CHICKEN PAILLARD Organic chicken breast, sauteed in olive oil and garlic and served with roasted Mediterranean vegetables and sauteed spinach, finished with lemon and butter

LOBSTER RAVIOLI With thyme scented sherry cream sauce

For Dessert: 

STRAWBERRY JALAPENO PROFITEROLES

 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

ICEBERG WEDGE SALAD With housemade blue cheese dressing, tomato, cucumber and onion

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:  

CUBAN TURKEY WRAP With spicy mustard, pepperoncini, Swiss cheese

CHICKEN PAILLARD Organic chicken breast, sauteed in olive oil and garlic and served with roasted Mediterranean vegetables and sauteed spinach, finished with lemon and butter

LOBSTER RAVIOLI With thyme scented sherry cream sauce

 

Click here for a reservation, or call 941.366.8111 today.

We have much more happening at the bijou! Follow us on facebook and get daily updates about our happy hour, wine tastings, and much more.

Summer is winding down, so it's about time you go out and enjoy it, while it lasts! This week, our chefs whipped up quite a delicious entree, if we do say so ourselves. If you love truffle oil and mushrooms, you must try the lunch ravioli special, it melts in your mouth. Join us this week for the new menus from July 27 to August 2!

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

6a010536a07d60970b012876715701970c-800wiGEORGIA PEACH AND ARUGULA SALAD With watercress, candied walnuts, feta cheese and balsamic vinagrette

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:   

PAN SEARED DUCK BREAST Barley/hazelnut risotto, cherry Merlot sauce

PORK LOIN MEDALLIONS With gingered sweet potato mash, hot and sour pepper brunoise

SHRIMP AND ANGEL HAIR PASTA With roasted tomato sauce

For Dessert: 

KEY LIME TART With toasted pistachios and mango syrup

 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

GEORGIA PEACH AND ARUGULA SALAD With watercress, candied walnuts, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:  

PORK LOIN MEDALLIONS With gingered sweet potato mash, hot and sour pepper brunoise

MUSHROOM RAVIOLI In light lemon cream broth with chopped Portabella, spinach and goat cheese, truffle oil

PESTO CHICKEN SALAD Pulled roast chicken with house made pesto dressing and arugula on a croissant

 

Click here for a reservation, or call 941.366.8111 today. Are you on Google+? See what we have been up to and follow us to keep up to date on all our specials and events!

It feels as if summer is flying by, but don't worry, we have new Summer in the City menus to help you enjoy these nice, relaxing days. This week, enjoy the signature Bijou caesar whipped up in a unique, delicious way. Stop by and try the new menus for July 20 to 26!

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:


salmonBIJOU CAESAR SALAD Our version of the classic

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:   

BRAISED PORK SHANK With corn pudding, vegetable and braising broth

SEASONAL SALMON Grilled, tarragon compound butter atop watercress, tomato and onion salad

JERK ROASTED HALF CHICKEN With tomatillo salsa, yellow rice and beans

For Dessert: 

CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT TART With coffee cloud

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

BIJOU CAESAR SALAD Our version of the classic

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:  

FRIED OYSTER SALAD Green leaf lettuce, candied walnuts. Red grapes, crumbled blue cheese, champagne vinaigrette

SEASONAL SALMON Grilled, tarragon compound butter atop watercress, tomato and onion salad

JERK ROASTED HALF CHICKEN With tomatillo salsa, yellow rice and beans

 

Remember to like us on facebook and keep up with our special events and news! Click here for a reservation, or call 941.366.8111 today.

Even though our days have been rainy, it hasn't stopped us from having a great time! This week's menu is just what the doctor ordered to help forget about the bad weather, like our pulled roast duck sandwich! Moist and delicious! This unique menu runs from July 13 to 19.

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

BijouDishSUMMER MIXED GREENS With dried cherries, strawberries, roasted pecans, raspberry vinaigrette

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:   

RAINBOW TROUT Cornmeal encrusted, sauteed and served with ranch vegetable ragout and buttermilk chive aioli

CHICKEN PAILLARD Organic chicken breast, sauteed in olive oil and garlic and served with roasted Mediterranean vegetables and sauteed spinach, finished with lemon and butter

GRILLED DELMONICO STEAK Sweet potato rissole, button mushroom, fresh thyme jus

For Dessert: 

MANGO PANNA COTTA With macadamia nut brittle 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

SUMMER MIXED GREENS With dried cherries, strawberries, roasted pecans, raspberry vinaigrette

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:  

RAINBOW TROUT Cornmeal encrusted, sauteed and served with ranch vegetable ragout and buttermilk chive aioli

SPINACH AND ROASTED TOMATO CAPELLINI Olive oil, sauteed spinach, roasted garlic and tomatoes, basil, Grana Padana

PULLED ROAST DUCK SANDWICH Maple Farms Roasted duck on Ciabatta bread with melted brie and mango chutney. Served with petite Caesar salad or pommes frites

 

Click here for a reservation, or call  941.366.8111

We serve wine by the glass and bottle! If you get here early, join us for happy hour as well, starting at 5pm.

We love seeing so many new and old faces at the Bijou for our special "Summer in the City" menus! I am so excited this week for everyone to try the seasonal salmon, with a tarragon compound butter sauce. It's moist, fresh and delicious! This unique menu runs from July 6 to July 12.

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

fett-carbonaraSALADE MELANGE Chopped radicchio spinach, sweet onion, mushroom, bacon, eggs, hearts of palm, blue cheese, creamy herb dressing

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:   

BOB JOHNSON'S CHICKEN BREAST Stuffed with herbed goat cheese, served with roasted red pepper and thyme cream sauce, pancetta orzo

SEASONAL SALMON Grilled, tarragon compound butter atop watercress, tomato and onion salad

FETTUCCINE CARBONARA Tossed with blackened shrimp

For Dessert: 

MANGO AND PAPAYA CREPES With mascarpone lemon curd and almonds 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

SALADE MELANGE Chopped radicchio spinach, sweet onion, mushroom, bacon, eggs, hearts of palm, blue cheese, creamy herb dressing

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:  

NEUSKE'S BLT On semolina toast with local vine ripe tomato, avocado and mayonnaise

SHRIMP PIRI PIRI Shrimp sauteed with a spicy sauce of lemon, garlic and cayenne, with South African style grits

BOB JOHNSON'S CHICKEN BREAST Stuffed with herbed goat cheese, served with roasted red pepper and thyme cream sauce

 

Click here for a reservation, or call  941.366.8111

We have a great variety of wines to choose from to pair with these different dishes. Take a look at our wine menu! We'll see you this week!

Our latest "Summer in the City" menu is below and this week our world-famous jambalaya with spicy chicken, ham, sausage, baby shrimp and rice is just one of the many delicious items to choose from. Come in and try it before Saturday, when a new menu will come out!

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

FRESH MOZZARELLA With Tasti-Lee tomato on watercress with basil and balsamic glaze

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:   

jambalayaOVEN SEARED SCOTTISH SALMON In a potato crust with horseradish cream sauce

BIJOU'S JAMBALAYA Hearty Cajun style stew of chicken, ham and sausage, baby shrimp and rice, gumbo file

GRILLED SIRLOIN TIP STEAK With mashed potato and pink peppercorn demi-glace

For Dessert: 

ICE CREAM WAFFLE Belgian style Vanilla and chocolate ice cream, caramel sauce and chocolate sauce and candied walnuts

 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

FRESH MOZZARELLA With Tasti-Lee tomato on watercress with basil and balsamic glaze

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

SHRIMP & CRAB BISQUE Add $2

Choice of Entree:  

SHRIMP FRANCAISE Dipped in egg and sauteed with lemon butter

BIJOU'S JAMBALAYA Hearty Cajun style stew of chicken, ham and sausage, baby shrimp and rice, gumbo file

SIRLOIN STEAK TIP SANDWICH On Ciabatta bread with Irish cheddar, crispy onions and waffle chips

 

Click here for reservation, or call  941.366.8111

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It's that time of year — our Summer in the City specials are live! This is our first SITC week, so join us for a prix fixe lunch, or dinner... or BOTH ... and enjoy unique dishes that highlight our chefs great talents. Here are our menus for this week, June 15 to 21.

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

WATERMELON AND FETA SALAD Watercress and leaf lettuce, balsamic vinaigrette and pancetta crisp

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef

Choice of Entree:   

photo 2MUSHROOM RAVIOLI In light lemon cream broth with chopped Portabella, spinach and goat cheese, truffle oil

BRAISED PORK SHANK With corn pudding, vegetable and braising broth

HERB GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST With vegetable quinoa, thyme and shallot red wine butter

For Dessert: 

GRILLED LOCAL PEACH With strawberry ice cream, raspberry and carmel sauce

 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

WATERMELON AND FETA SALAD Watercress and leaf lettuce, balsamic vinaigrette and pancetta crisp

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

Choice of Entree:  

SHRIMP AND PASTA With fresh roasted Roma tomato and angel hair pasta

CHOPPED MEDITERRANEAN SALAD Grilled lamb, romaine, feta, olives, artichokes, onion, cucumber, croutons, sun-dried tomato, herb vinaigrette

HERB GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST With vegetable quinoa, thyme and shallot red wine butter

 

Click here to make a reservation, or call  941.366.8111 — plus, our full dinner and lunch menus are available too, so you can try any and all of your Bijou favorites.

PS: We're doing lots of fun stuff on Facebook, including posting photos of all our tasty specials. Click here to follow us.

We're very happy summer is nearly over and we're starting to enjoy some cool weather. On the other hand, that means the end of our weekly prix fixe Summer in the City menu for the year. Come in this week, Oct. 8-13, for your last opportunity to try it at lunch or dinner 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

IMG 0573GRAVLAX SALAD Bibb lettuce, house cured gravlax, cucumber, tomato, capers creamy herb dressing, marble rye croutons

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef

Choice of Entree:    

GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST With cheese and truffle sachetti, asparagus, shiitake mushrooms and lemon butter wine sauce

PAN SEARED SEA SCALLOP With lobster and edamame succotash

GRILLED SKIRT STEAK With chipotle mashed potato and chimichurri sauce

For Dessert: 

ROASTED APPLE AND RICOTTA CREPES With maple syrup and candied walnuts

 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

GRAVLAX SALAD Bibb lettuce, house cured gravlax, cucumber, tomato, capers creamy herb dressing, marble rye croutons

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

Choice of Entree:  

GRILLED SHRIMP AND PASTA On angel hair pasta with roasted tomato sauce

CLASSIC GRILLED REUBEN Boars Head corned beef brisket, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, thick marble rye

CHOPPED MEDITERRANEAN SALAD Grilled lamb, romaine, feta, olives, artichokes, onion, cucumber, croutons, sun-dried tomato, herb vinaigrette

 

Click here to make a reservation, or call  941.366.8111 and join us at your convenience! Reservations are recommended but not required. And of course our full dinner and lunch menus are available now as well. Lastly, click here to follow us on Facebook! 

Good news! We're back on Mondays! As summer winds down, we have reopened on Monday for lunch and dinner.

Here are our prix fixe menus for this week, Oct. 1 to 6, and we are happy to report you can have our famous "N'Awlins" style jambalaya at lunch or dinner all week...

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

BIJOU CAESAR Romaine lettuce, herb croutons, Parmesan crisps, creamy roasted garlic dressing, anchovy

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef

Choice of Entree:   

BRAISED PORK SHANK Brussel sprout and apple hash

RAINBOW TROUT Rum glazed and served with corn pudding and braised greens

JAMBALAYA Our version of the N’Awlins classic served over white rice

For Dessert: 

RHUBARB AND PEACH CRISP With vanilla bean ice cream

 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

BIJOU CAESAR Romaine lettuce, herb croutons, Parmesan crisps, creamy roasted garlic dressing, anchovy

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

Choice of Entree:  

PULLED PORK TARTINE With cumin cabbage, pickle and waffle chips

RAINBOW TROUT Rum glazed and served with corn pudding and braised greens

JAMBALAYA Our version of the N’Awlins classic served over white rice

 

As always, we have an excellent wine of the week available to pair with your prix fixe menu for $6 per glass and $24 per bottle. Click here to make a reservation, or call  941.366.8111. The full dinner and lunch menus are available too, so you can try any and all of your Bijou favorites.

PS: We're doing lots of fun stuff on Facebook, including posting photos of all our tasty specials. Click here to follow us.

Two beautiful things to note on this week's Summer in the City menu: 1. Our caprese salad — always a classic and we prepare it classically with fresh basil, mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes. That's available at lunch or dinner. 2. Surf and Turf Sliders! Only available at lunch — skirt steak and crab cake. Wow. Here are the full menus for this week, Sept. 24 to 29:   

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

capreseCAPRESE SALAD Fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, basil, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic glaze

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef

Choice of Entree:   

GRILLED SKIRT STEAK Soy & balsamic glaze, creamy grits and aspargus

HERB ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST White wine & lemon, green vegetable succotash, roasted creamer potatos

SHRIMP, SCALLOPS & MUSSELS Tossed with garlic, tomato, vermouth & basil with gnocchi

For Dessert: 

MOLTEN CHOCOLATE CAKE Rich, dark and luscious

 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter:  

CAPRESE SALAD Fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, basil, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic glaze

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

Choice of Entree:  

SURF & TURF SLIDERS Crab cake, remoulade and arugula, skirt steak, fried onions, blue cheese butter

HERB ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST White wine & lemon, green vegetable succotash, roasted creamer potatos

SHRIMP, SCALLOPS & MUSSELS Tossed with garlic, tomato, vermouth & basil with gnocchi 

 

Try the special wine of the week at a special price — $6 per glass and $24 per bottle, every week. We look forward to seeing you! Click here to make a reservation, or call  941.366.8111. Here's a link to the full dinner and lunch menus, as well. Be sure to join all the fun we are having on Facebook by following us. Click here.

Have you ever tried Nueske's bacon? It's only the best Applewood-smoked bacon available, prepared the same way (with a few tweaks for modern production), since 1933. We've got it for you on this week's Summer in the City lunch menu, and three tasty choices for you at dinner, as well:   

SUMMER IN THE CITY Dinner:
$32.95 per person

Choice of Starter:

ROASTED PEAR & SPINACH Red onion, goat cheese, dried cherries and candied walnuts tossed with port wine vinaigrette

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef

Choice of Entree:  

CHICKEN PAILLAIRD Olive oil, lemon and garlic, with roast vegetables

LOCH DUART ROASTED SALMON Tomato and lemon broth with mashed potato

CENTER CUT PORK CHOP Pink peppercorn and brandy sauce with mustard gnocchi

For Dessert: 

BIJOU KEY LIME TART

 

SUMMER IN THE CITY Lunch:
$16.95 per person

Choice of Starter: 

ROASTED PEAR & SPINACH Red onion, goat cheese, dried cherries and candied walnuts tossed with port wine vinaigrette

SOUP DU JOUR Hot and chilled specialties of the Chef 

Choice of Entree:  

blt-bijou-cafeSPINACH, BACON & FETA QUICHE Served with arugula salad

NUESKE'S “BLT” Semolina bread, avocado and mayo, served with petite caesar or pomme frites

CHICKEN PAILLAIRD Olive oil, lemon and garlic, with roasted vegetables

 

Our wine of the week is available for just $6 per glass and $24 per bottle, at lunch or dinner.

Come in to the Bijou this week to try this special menu — make a reservation online by clicking here, or call us at 941.366.8111. And please follow us on Facebook for news on specials and more, every day!



Lunch
Monday-Friday 11:30AM-2PM
Dinner
Monday-Saturday from 5PM
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1287 First Street
Sarasota FL 34236
 
941.366.8111
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