When staying in the Destin-Miramar Beach area, there is a wide array of places to eat
, from mom-and-pop diners to full-service fine dining establishments. Bijoux
falls into the latter category, and with white tablecloths and an award-winning menu, it is definitely a place where you want to change out of your sandals and wear something a little more formal. The menu focuses on steakhouse classics, but with plenty of seafood additions which of course pay homage to the bounty offered by the Gulf of Mexico.
To begin your dining experience at Bijoux in Destin
, the kitchen always prepares something innovative daily, so don’t forget to inquire about specials. The starter menu features classics such as Tuna Carpaccio and Duck Confit while the Fried Green Tomatoes and Crab Beignets are a nod to the Southern Kitchen. Moreover, the soup and salad selections are excellent; try the Fried Oyster Salad made with crispy fried oysters, baby spinach, chopped egg, bacon, roasted red pepper and topped with a bacon-balsamic aioli. Bijoux also offers a delectable cheese plate. Choose from two, three or five different types; each plate comes with toast points, dried fruit, nuts and local honey.
Exemplary Entrees at Bijoux
After thoroughly enjoying items from the starter menu, the entrée selections are an excellent encore. With traditional dishes such as Grouper Almandine served in a Meyer lemon-brown butter or the Rack of Lamb placed atop a celery root puree, mixed vegetables and finished with a rosemary demi-glace, many guests have never tasted these classics prepared like this. Additional options include King Salmon, Seared Diver Scallops, Gulf Shrimp & Grits, a massive 20-oz. bone-in ribeye. For vegetarians, the chef’s selection of seasonal vegetables is a wise option.
Beverages & More
Naturally, with a placed as refined as Bijoux in Destin
, behind the bar the barkeeps present a large selection of aperitifs, cordials, coffee, wine, scotch, port and cognac. Many of the wine varietals behind the bar include familiar favorites such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, but there are still some others which will impress the palate like Malvasia, Mourvèdre and Moscato. In fact, a glass of the Chateau L’Ermitage Sauternes Icewine with an order of the tuna tartare is one of the great things about this wonderful establishment. Open for dinner only, reservations are recommended on the weekends due to the fact that Bijoux has the reputation as being one of the best kitchens in Destin.
Nearby Attractions and Activities to Enjoy
While a meal at Bijoux is bound to be a palate-pleasing highlight of your 30A stay, guests who head this direction will find they can enjoy an added benefit in the fact that this restaurant keeps them close to nearby stops that are worth checking out as well! Whether you’re looking for pre-dinner entertainment or a place to enjoy after a meal is done, there are plenty of nearby options to choose from. The following are a few of many possible places to explore when you’re looking to expand on your fun and flavorful itinerary while you’re in town!
Destin Dolphin Cruise
When you’re excited to get out on the water and savor close encounters with incredible marine life, booking an excursion with Destin Dolphin Cruise is the perfect pre-dining activity when you have a meal planned at Bijoux. Fun, fascinating, and always an adventure, cruises offered with this company keep you within 20 minutes of the restaurant and offer up a chance to witness dolphins in their natural habitat. This is a great option for those looking to capture incredible vacation photos and a family-friendly excursion that’s sure to please travelers of all ages.
Just down the road in Miramar Beach, those looking to take their 30A adventures to new heights will find a reason to do so at Parasailing Pirates. Partner up with a family member or friend and enjoy time soaring over the Emerald Coast as you capture a vantage point on the terrain that’s truly one of a kind. 12 minutes in the air makes for an incredible experience while the memories are sure to last a lifetime.
Once you’ve enjoyed a savory evening at Bijoux, you might be looking for an activity to enjoy that keeps your mind sharp and your senses elevated. If you’re the type of diners and travelers that are always on the hunt for the next adventure, make sure to add Escapology Destin to your list of must-try activities! Located in West Miramar Beach, this live escape room promises to be a challenging and one of a kind experience that riddle solvers will love. Up to 6 players at a time can work together to solve the puzzle that will let them walk out of the escape room successfully. Whether it’s locating clues or picking locks, participants will find that this form of an escape room takes the thrill to the next level. Challenges range from being framed for crimes to trying to get out of a submarine before oxygen levels deplete! Choose your escape room theme and friends and enjoy a mysterious and challenging adventurer that’s bound to be a highlight of your trip.
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