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119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
+1 434-977-1818
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really enjoy dining at Bizou. The menu always features choices that are innovative and delicious. The wait staff is friendly and attentive and the wine selections provides a number of good options. This place is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner.

Thank Grace K
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The is the 2nd time we've been to Bizou when in Charlottesville and it just keeps getting better. The bacon wrapped dates appetizer is spectacular. Also enjoyed the shrimp and grits and delicious chicken pot pie. Should definitely be on your list of restaurants in downtown Charlottesville!

1 Thank Lucy W
Greenbelt, Maryland
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157 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

small locale, giant burgers, good service, empty on the late side of lunch. 2 tries to get order right, well-cooked food

Thank gpcd
Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would go here for dinner every night. I love their curry sauces and their desserts can't be beat (especially the mousse and the sweet potato fritters). While seating is minimal, the intimate environment is actually nice, because it's never overwhelming to go and try to have a relaxing dinner.

1 Thank aeb2292
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh Food, good prices. Ketchup made from scratch. Amazing Desserts. Wish they had a candle to put in a birthday cake though. Thanks for being open for lunch on a Saturday. Many restaurants on the mall don't open till dinner on Saturday

Thank Judy S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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207 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Great choice of options on the menu. We found this restaurant by chance when looking for a lunch venue. Service was friendly and food of a good standard.

Thank freqworld_traveller
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253 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We hadn't been here in several years - not for lack of trying. It's very popular and doesn't take reservation. A busy, noisy place which we like. Could be in Paris. The salads, apps and entrees were excellent. I particularly loved the catfish rissotto. Will go back just for that. Found a great white wine from slopes of Mt Etna... More 

Thank BunkyVA
Wilmington, North Carolina
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The food was great -- lovely steak and polenta fries, excellent salad, delicious rockfish. Really good. The booth -- terrible. Hard and too upright. Crowded feeling for a party of four. The waitstaff was at first attentive--but the minute food was delivered, their attention was elsewhere.

Thank Jill_WilmNC
Brattleboro, Vermont
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185 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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

Thank David S
Fremont, CA
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129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 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 

Thank nkmunn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?