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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” (10 reviews)
“meatloaf” (30 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 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
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Great Place for our Corgi. We come down to the mall with our Corgi at least once a week yet we always end up eating at Bizou, the Staff like her and are always nice and bring her a big bowl of water. The food...More

Thank bengrainger3321
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We first went to the place we planned to have lunch at, and my husband declared that there was nothing on the menu he wanted to eat. So, I quickly found Bizou, and I'm so glad we went! The place doesn't look all that impressive,...More

Thank GNR80
Reviewed 6 July 2017

,,,to the roof of my mouth from the sweet potato and ricotto dumpling, even after waiting what I thought was an appropriate amount of time for it to cool. There was no warning about how hot it was from the server. It's been a week...More

Thank ActiveLife4Me
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but I make a point of stopping for lunch when I'm in town. Interesting menu and friendly staff. I love their Caesar but there are a lot of other interesting items. Was a bit jealous watching...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Great, local fare. Very creative entrees with vegetarian options. Great service and nice atmosphere. Pricing was good as well.

Thank cyndielw
Reviewed 23 June 2017

went to C-ville on Tuesday for a concert. I was looking for Italian. This place was recommended by the tourist center Very small. I almost missed it. Very pleasant evening and I ate outside and people-watched with a nice glass of red wine. I had...More

1  Thank CGPII
Reviewed 15 June 2017

My friend and I sat outside on the mall and enjoyed a delicious dinner of sea bass. Prepared with care. This fish is often overcooked. A very pleasant evening.

Thank JudyHau
Bizou M, General Manager at Bizou, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Three friends spent a lazy Sunday on the patio at this wonderful place right on the main street. Great food at great prices.My omelet, bacon, and sausage were perfect, and the freshly made pain au chocolat and coffee were tasty. Highly recommended.

Thank PatrizioDC
Bizou M, General Manager at Bizou, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant! We were thrilled to have your group join us for brunch, and we hope you'll return soon.

Reviewed 7 June 2017

Many locals dine here for fine food and value. We dined outside although there are booths inside to be had. All outside tables fully seated by 6:15 pm. We found the service to be attentive, choices of wine by glass very good and the menu...More

1  Thank VirginiaT123
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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