Bijou Restaurant & Bar, will provide the East Bay with a chic new dining option. Bijou will showcase contemporary French/California cuisine, offered at reasonable prices. Bijou's interior design is by Pia Thomas who was the lead designer and architect for Restaurant Equipment Design before starting her own company, DesignPlus, in 2005. Highlights of the sleek, sophisticated environment includes one of a kind glowing ring chandeliers, comfortable leather chairs from Italy, amber glow bar dye, and a substantial lounge area with plush velvet cushions. Bijou's main dining room will seat 72 guests, with space for 19 more in the lounge, 11 at the bar and 32 on the outdoor sidewalk patio.