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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)
Closes in 1 min
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Wine Bar, American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I ended a trip with an overnight in Charlottesville and wandered down to the Mall for dinner. I read the outside menu for Bizou and it hit all the right notes. It was early enough that I didn't need a reservation or had to worry...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bizou is a great choice for date night. The atmosphere is casual and we had fun checking out the old movie posters trying to figure out what we had seen. We shared the amazing butternut squash ravioli starter and our entrees --classic meatloaf and the...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Visited the Bizou while in Charlottesville, VA. Bacon wrapped figs for an appetizer with baby greens and a red wine sauce.We ordered the meatloaf dinner and it was delicious. A classic comfort food made well and then Sweet Potato cheese cake and creme brulee to...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We stopped by for a late lunch and sat at an outdoor table. Excellent for people-watching. Food was high end, but priced as an ordinary lunch. Excellent beet salad and seared salmon special. Dessert crepes and cheesecake were also wonderful. Our waitress, Rachel, was friendly...More

Thank avocat_7
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Fabulous food, great service and an absolutely delicious lunch outside! The crab hush puppies were delicious along with the Rockfish.

Thank kfairchilds
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Had lunch here on a nice spring Saturday. Sat outside which is always fun on the downtown mall. I ordered the asparagus and smoked salmon salad which arrived with minuscule amounts of each. Plenty of basis greens and a fried egg on top - the...More

Thank carsprin
Reviewed 4 April 2018 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 24 March 2018 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
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Questions & Answers
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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