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Bizou

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119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
+1 434-977-1818
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17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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168 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I met friends here and we shared great food -- the bread and spreads are excellent, and the rest of the food is, too.

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Fremont, CA
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125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal here last week, it was my second visit and just as good as the first . The menu has some real treats, the unassuming dining area relaxes, and the food exceeds its humble surroundings by leaps and bounds. the bizou namesake cocktail was refreshing and a lot of fun: herbal gin w a grapefruit hibiscus... More 

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Thank nkmunn
Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was strolling in the promenade looking for a place to eat my dinner when I saw this very inconspicuous one small door entrance with a long waiting cue in front of the kitchen The location is very famous and popular and The menu is somewhat short The portion of my side salad was smaller than usual My salmon was... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went for dinner as it was recommended. They seat you at the back of the restaurant and it's rather an old building. Bread is not free here, they charge about $2 for the basket and it was okay. I ordered the rockfish. I was disappointed to find that it was a very small portion of fish... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and are on trip with our son to see colleges. We had a late lunch and we did not think we were hungry. We found Bizou's menu and we liked the items. We arrived and found their menu did not include what we were looking to enjoy. Bizou updates their menu very frequently. Very quickly our server directed... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Needed a place close to Omni hotel and decided to give Bizou a shot. So happy we did! (Some people say it needs a makeover and at first I felt a little put off by appearance but that quickly changed and we LOVED it.) Place was busy but we never felt ignored. Waiter was phenomenal. He took the time to... More 

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Virginia
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This was my second time at Bizou and the food is amazing. Fresh, local ingredients in creative takes on traditional dishes. The best chicken pot pie I've ever tasted, with a flaky crust, light cream sauce, and crunchy vegetables. In general Bizou does wonderfully with veggies - for example, a winter squash stuffed with other veggies and spices. They always... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Bizou was the perfect venue for our gathering of friends: in a perfect location for pre/post dinner strolls on the pedestrian street, excellent choices for our various eating styles. The option of ordering half portions allowed us to enjoy a variety of their offerings, which included vegetarian items that didn't seem like an afterthought, but also a legendary meatloaf.

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United States
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Stuck to the basics, the grass-fed burger with cheese and mushrooms, and salmon cakes. The pay-for-it bread appetizer is worth the cost with an excellent tapenade, hummus, and goat cheese. Service was friendly and attentive, not too crowded outside. Fun people-watching.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We went to Bizou in September for the first part of a vacation that was delayed until after Labor Day. We decided to eat at Bizou on the day of our wedding anniversary. We had no choice to include our 24 year old daughter in that, as she was with us on the vacation. We couldn't have picked a better... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?