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119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
+1 434-977-1818
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“meatloaf” (37 reviews)
“bread plate” (6 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 today

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have known Bizou for years. I have just moved back to the Downtown area and I ate there twice last week. Nice evenings so I ate outside but inside has it’s own character - quite unpretentious which suits me, Two excellent entrees and on...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The friendly wait staff will help you select just the right brunch option on a Sunday. Sit back, enjoy the food and people watch on the Historic Charlottesville Downtown Mall. The food is delicious and beautifully served.

Thank alexswinn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We opted to dine outside in the courtyard and people watch as we enjoyed the food and wine. Staff very helpful and willing to make minor subs to our meals without fuss or hassle.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In advance of our trip to UVA I did some research on good restaurants in the area. This one hit the spot with excellent food and a unique atmosphere. Our server was very educated in terms of the wine list and gave strong recommendations. Cool...More

Thank rdkflk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Husband and I have visited this restaurant a number of times for dinner and have been impressed. This morning, we decided to try brunch. Wow. The service was kind, perfectly attentive and the food was beautifully presented, creative and delicious. Hub had the smoked salmon...More

Thank Mary Lou S
Bizou M, General Manager at Bizou, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Mary Lou! Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review -- the smoked salmon is definitely a staff favorite, too! We're so happy you enjoyed your recent brunch, and can't wait to have you all again soon.

Reviewed 8 September 2017

You walk in by the kitchen. The cooks greet you. Love it. I had meatloaf because a lady leaving said "Get the meatloaf. You will love it!" And I did. I have never had meatloaf wrapped before and it was interesting getting the tinfoil off...More

Thank LyndaH666
Bizou M, General Manager at Bizou, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Lynda! We so appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. The open line kitchen is one of our favorite things about this restaurant, as it really encourages both camaraderie between the chefs and the front of house staff as well as allows...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is small and not fancy but the food is excellent and the service is wonderful. They offer southern foods with a French flair. I had the skate fish which was excellent. Others had the shrimp and grits and also the blue catfish which...More

Thank Eric K
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I eat here at least once per trip when I visit Charlottesville as it is consistently an enjoyable dining experience. The menu consists of what I would call Creative Comfort Food- dishes you can understand but with a creative or elegant twist to them. Fresh...More

Thank Panowizard
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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
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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