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) #16 of 398 Restaurants in Charlottesville ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , American, Vegetarian Friendly
119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
+1 434-977-1818
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“meatloaf” (36 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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Reviews (307)
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Reviewed 7 May 2015

The restaurant closes at 2:00 p.m. and reopens for the dinner hour. They were nice enough to let us eat there at about 1:55 pm. Their menu had many options, some of which were vegetarian. The dish I had was a sandwich and salad combo...More

Thank Wanda L
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Coming back to Charlottesville for a visit, our friends took us back to one of our old haunts, Bizou on the downtown mall. My wife and I felt nothing had changed, which is good. the service, quality of food was right on target. Katy our...More

Thank Fordan
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Creative and deliciously seasoned food. The pot pie was the best ever. Exceptional shrimp and grits. Someone in the kitchen is a highly trained chef! The Parisian atmosphere helps, too.

Thank ruthieroelandpark2
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Bizou was recommended to us for dinner by a nearby used book seller and a yarn shop. The front of Bizou is so narrow, we probably would have missed it. It was early so we were seated immediately. By the time we left, most of...More

Thank Huskerthedog
Reviewed 23 April 2015

The atmosphere is funky casual, but the prices are high end. Paper napkins? Very small wine list with non-exceptional wines. The food choices were interesting but the preparation was only average. Better choices for dinner nearby.

Thank lsbrodsky
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Excellent choice in restaurant! Everything was great but the meatloaf is to die for. Sit at the bar and interact with the chef!

1  Thank Deb S
Reviewed 5 April 2015

We had dinner here sitting out on the walking mall. My girlfriend had the pork loin and I had the hanger steak with frites and bleu cheese. Both were delicious. The pork loin had a German style flavoring and sauce while the steak was well...More

1  Thank madpharoah
Reviewed 22 March 2015

As a special offering for the VA Festival of the Book, Bizou had a 3 course meal for $24. I had only eaten there once before, but need to keep it in minded whenever I am on the Mall. The dining room is small and...More

1  Thank Claire M
Reviewed 20 March 2015

I'd read so many good things about Bizou in Charlottesville that I decided to try it for brunch on a recent Sunday in March. I ordered the vegetable frittata which was a delightful blend of eggs, chevre, kale and other veggies. You can add ham...More

Thank Janulis333
Reviewed 31 January 2015

This is one of those places with warts on the outside and totally sweet delights within. This business in operation since 1996 located in a typical 1940-1950 building. The restaurant front seems about 12-15 feet squeezed in among other businesses. The interior is long and...More

Thank 534RichardL
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David H
You are based in the wine state of Virginia (some 300+ wineries to choose from) - how come there are no local wines on the menu?
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
Does Bizou take reservations? We'll be in C'ville for the infamous UVA graduation weekend and wonder whether there's any hope of a good dinner there.....Bizou would be our first choice!
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.
Hi...can you accommodate gluten-free?
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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