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119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
+1 434-977-1818
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“meatloaf” (38 reviews)
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Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was recently in Charlottesville for a family wedding. The bride’s family chose Bizou as the restaurant to have our first family dinner. The service was good and the food was better. I had the hanger steak with fingerling potatoes and bacon wrapped haricots verts,...More

Thank Jmulia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be fooled by the appearance! I wasn't sure about the limited menu or the outward appearance, but I am so glad we stayed. The chicken pot pie was delicious and the sweet potato dumplings were exquisite. They had good wines and the servers were...More

Thank motownwvgirl
Reviewed 14 March 2018

The atmosphere is very casual -- almost diner-like. The walls are decorated with old movie posters and the tables have small jukeboxes. But...the food...wow. We shared an appetizer of ravioli stuffed with butternut squash. It was so good we had to refrain from licking the...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Although the food wasn't terrible. Our server was very unprofessional and wearing a sleeveless shirt and smelled really bad. Our soup was lukewarm and the service overall was just not up to par with what they advertise for dining. It was restaurant week and the...More

Thank Jacinta B
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

My friends and I ate here last night on a recommendation. Best meal of our vacation. Shared the shrimp and grits as an appetizer - Wonderful. And for the meals, the meatloaf and the chicken pot pie! We shared a desert and we left there...More

Thank MelodieE
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We dined in this street restaurant in September and found it to be a good place for a casual dine out with not too much time taken. They were busy so considering this the service was okay and the meal not too long in coming....More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

We visited Bizou on a Tuesday evening. Since the weather was pleasant, we considered sitting outside, but chose to eat inside with the happy, noisy crowd. Our waitress recounted a number of specials in addition to the intriguing items on the menu. My wife started...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Bizou has a number of tables outside on the Main Street downtown mall. We had a delicious meal. The golden beet and butternut squash soup, Brussels sprouts salad, “Bavette” steak, butternut squash ravioli and apple fritters were all wonderful. Bizou is next door to the...More

1  Thank fyiNYC
Reviewed 22 October 2017

On the lovely pedestrianised Main Street we ate at Bizou on both our two nights in the town. First night we sat outside, watching the world go by as well as enjoying their bavette steak (superb, said my wife) and catfish, also excellent say I!...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We stopped in planning on an appetizer and glass of wine and moving on for a night of grazing. However, after a very warm reception and then a great sales job by our server, Christian, to order a bottle of champagne instead of a glass,...More

Thank Laura A
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David H
9 March 2017|
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Response from Bizou M | Property representative |
Hello David (and Grace!)- Thanks for reaching out. We DO tend to buy heavily from the Old World both for the sake of food pairings (we're a French bistro at heart) and for economical purposes. We strive to find wines of... More
11 April 2016|
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Response from Charles D | Reviewed this property |
BIZOU does take reservations for parties of 4 or more, but not for brunch.
23 December 2015|
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Response from MarkWittkofski | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they most definitely have gluten-free options! Check out their website, Bizou-Charlottesville for their menu. Happy Eating!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-1818
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