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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

 

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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

 

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The Observer joined us "in the kitchen" last week and got their hands dirty! We shared our delicious Shrimp Piri Piri recipe for everyone to try and whip up at home. If you aren't the best cook, you can always join us in the restaurant and we will happily take care of the cooking for you.

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Ingredients:
• 1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined with tail on; pat dry
• 1/2 cup white wine
• splash of lemon juice
• 2 tablespoons softened butter

For marinade:
• 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 1 tablespoon paprika
• 1 tablespoon minced garlic
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
Toss all together and marinate 4 to 5 hours.

Instructions:
In an extremely hot pan, salt and sear the shrimp. Flip them over and add marinade, white wine and lemon juice. Reduce sauce and swirl in soft butter.

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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

 

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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.

downloadLike the used car salesman screaming at you from the TV — “We’ve got to make room on our lot for new cars, so we’re ready to make a deal and move ‘em out!” — I’m screaming, a little more politely, “We've gotta make room in the wine cellar for new wines, so we’re making all kinds of deals!”

Here is a list of some excellent wines at rock bottom prices during our ongoing "Bin End Sale!"

Look carefully, there are some amazing deals here. Be forewarned though: because these prices are so low, your first or second choice may already be sold. You can also purchase bottles to go!

Buy any 12 bottles, mix and match, and receive an extra 10% off. Seriously, I have gone mad...take advantage of my temporary insanity!

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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

 

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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

 

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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.

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108Can you believe that it's already the first Friday of the month again?! Although we are sad the summer months are flying by, we are thrilled to host a wine tasting this Fri., Aug. 2.

Every month we have new and unique wines from around the world for you to sniff, swirl and savor. This specific wine tasting will be run by Bob "Buli" Bulifant, Joe "Country Joe" Davis, and Jon "The Punster" Samelian, pouring and sharing their impressive wine knowledge with you.

This is one of our favorite events, not just becuase of the delicious wines (that's a given), but also because it's a great time to spend with new and old friends. This event turns into quite the party and many guests stay for dinner afterwards.

As always, there will be passed hors d'oeuvres, finger foods and a huge artisanal cheese board as well as 18 reds, whites and roses! For only $18 per person, this is the perfect Friday night activity for a group of friends.

All of the wines served at the tasting are available by the bottle or case at an amazing price. If you buy a case of wines, you can even mix and match and save 10%. It's a deal you won't want to miss.

See you all Friday!

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

 

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jpThey’re at it again. Just when you think Downtown Sarasota is a very cool destination and people are enjoying its many charming shops and restaurants, the City starts tearing the streets up.

To be honest, the eventual outcome will be awesome. There will be new landscaping, lighting and wider sidewalks, so I'm not complaining. However, I am just reminding you that while most of the work is currently being done on Main Street, the Bijou Café is on First Street and we have not been affected and still have plenty of parking. 

Please don’t plan on avoiding Downtown while the construction is taking place. The crews are making every effort they can to keep all businesses and sidewalks accessible. The shops and restaurants are normally quite slow this time of year so avoiding them now will be an extreme burden on them and us.

Support your Downtown and its awesome collection of eclectic shops and eateries! Come on down and have fun. Remember the Bijou Café is open all summer (everyday except Sunday) and we have valet parking as well as easy access to the Palm Avenue parking garage, which is free!

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

 

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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

 

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

109Wine savvy experts will pour wines from Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, France and of course South Africa and USA, this Fri., July 12 at The Bijou for our monthly wine tasting!

For only $18 per person you can try unlimitted wines, chat about them with friends and vendors and relax! Plus, small plates and passed hors d' oeuvres are included as well as a scrumptious artisanal cheese board.

The wine tasting runs from 5 to 7 p.m. in the "Bird Room." Afterwards, we invite you to join us for our "Summer in the City" three course prix fixe menu.

See you all soon! To prepare, check out some of our regularly featured wines here.

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

 

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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

 

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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.

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945597 594798147205747_391869956_nWe are so excited to kick off this year's "Savor Sarasota" with the following lunch and dinner menu! Enjoy three-course meals for a special price now until June 14 as part of the event.

Following Savor Sarasota we'll begin our own prix fixe menus called "Summer in the City," showing off our chefs' specialties! Come visit soon and try both.

 

2013 “SAVOR SARASOTA” LUNCH

To Start

SOUP DU JOUR

Hot and Chilled Specialties of the Chef

Shrimp & Crab Bisque (additional $2)

or

VEGGIE LOVER’S

Cannelini beans, beets, asparagus, tomato, mushroom, soft lettuce and spinach, croutons, herb dressing

 

Entrées

WILD MUSHROOM AND GRUYÈRE GRILLED CHEESE

Shitakes and Creminis, creamy Gruyère, semolina bread, petite Caesar salad or pommes frites

or

SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN

Salad with bacon, tomato, pecans, dried cherries, fried onions and buttermilk ranch dressing

or

SEASONAL SALMON

Grilled Tarragon compound butter atop watercress, tomato and onion salad

$15 Exclusive of Beverage, Tax and Gratuity. Please No Substitutions

 

 

2013 “SAVOR SARASOTA” DINNER

To Start

SOUP DU JOUR

Hot and Chilled Specialties of the Chef

Shrimp & Crab Bisque (additional $2)

or

VEGGIE LOVER’S

Cannelini beans, beets, asparagus, tomato, mushroom, soft lettuce and spinach, croutons, herb dressing

 

Entrées

“BRAAIVLEIS” SOUTH-AFRICAN MIXED GRILL

Grilled house made “Boerewors”, lamb chop and strip steak served with South African grits and grilled tomato, Major Grays chutney

or

CHICKEN PAILLARD

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

or

SEASONAL SALMON

Grilled Tarragon compound butter atop watercress, tomato and onion salad

 

Dessert

AMARULA CREME BRULEE

$29 Exclusive of Beverage, Tax and Gratuity. Please No Substitutions



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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