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Bijou Restaurant
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Start our 16th year on Nov 23rd, 2015 - THANK YOU!
French/Hoosier Fusion = Froozier Cuisine
pen Tues - Sat
(Closed Sun, Mon)
=>Please Call First 765-482-7090 or email
5:00pm to Close
- 765-482-7090 or
- Reservations Highly Recommended
(I'll confirm ASAP)
- 111 W. Main St. Lebanon, IN 46052

- Chef Owned / Operated (Chef Candace Winter)

- Continental cuisine in the French tradition

- Wine, beer, liquor

- Visa, MC, AX, Discover

- Entrees from $18 to $37 ( Plus Daily specials)

Bijou – French: Jewel, a small dainty usually ornamental piece of delicate workmanship

Chef owned, female owned Mom and Pop independent restaurant serving a broad menu of foods prepared in the French tradition. 

The husband and wife team of Kerry Even and Candace Winter, both analytical chemists, decided to leave Hewlett Packard Co. to start their own business in the late nineties.  Kerry wanted a gas station and Candace wanted a restaurant.  Candace obtained her third college degree at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis for the Culinary Arts which included continuing education in Lyon and Paris France.  She gained experience working at the Glass Chimney in Carmel and was the Chef at the Five Seasons Sports/Country Club of Indianapolis.  Her love of French cooking techniques stemmed from growing up in the era of Julia Child – The French Chef. 

Being a mildly intelligent man, Kerry gave in to Candace and the plans for Bijou began to blossom.  While driving to Chicago to visit family, a wrong turn was made putting the couple in front of a building for sale on the square in Lebanon.  This 1890 era building was purchased that weekend and the fun began.  The building was completely gutted and restored. A new façade, a newly designed kitchen, as well as the entire building infrastructure were designed and built.  The couple did all interior woodwork, painting, and tile work and in their spare time developed the menu and designed the computer systems. 

The restaurant opened to great success in November of 1999 and was chosen by the Indianapolis Star as the #1 new restaruant of the year 2001.  Chef Winter’s jewel has been featured twice in the Indianpolis Monthly as a destination restaurant and has even been written about in the USA Today. 

We certainly hope to see you at Bijou.
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A beautifully restored building constructed circa 1890.



From the south:
65 N to 2nd Lebanon exit (#139)
- right 1 mile to 2nd light = Main St.
- right on Main and park.

Directly across the street from the Boone County Courthouse.

From the North:
65 S to 2nd Lebanon exit (#140) = State Rd. 32
- Left on 32 to first light = Lebanon St.
- Left on Lebanon (St. Rd. 39) 1 block to Main St.
- right on Main and park.

Please Email Me at or phone for more information. (Please phone or email for reservation requests 765-482-7090 and I'll get back to confirm). Thank you

Download our wine list below
(Format = MS Word Office 97)

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