As Bijou approaches nearly four decades of providing fine dining and unforgettable memories to our community, we find ourselves at a significant moment in the evolution of this Sarasota landmark. Beginning April 30, 2024, Bijou will be closed for the next planned phase of renovations.

Downtown Sarasota is experiencing a renaissance of growth and transformation. In a time when rapid development often overlooks historical integrity, we are dedicated to a project that respects Sarasota's rich heritage and authentic charm. Our goal is to ensure that the countless family gatherings, celebrations and everyday moments of joy that have taken place within these walls can continue in a setting that reflects the evolving vibrancy and modern elegance of downtown Sarasota’s Arts and Theatre District.

Our previous restoration work with Sage exemplifies our commitment to preserving the unique character of Sarasota's historic buildings, and we promise to bring the same care and respect to the future of Bijou and its surrounding district.

Thank you for your understanding and support during this transformative period. We are immensely grateful to every patron, staff member and friend of Bijou for being a part of its story. Your support and love have been the backbone of its success, and we look forward to welcoming you back into a fresh, updated venue, while continuing our tradition of excellence in hospitality and cuisine.

With heartfelt appreciation and excitement for what’s to come,
Sharon Carole & Chef Christopher Covelli
The Realm Restaurant Group

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