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219 An American Bistro

) #10 of 588 Restaurants in Norfolk ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Gluten Free Options
219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
+1 757-416-6219
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pear salad” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
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Reviews (254)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant 2 times prior to this visit and it has never let me down. This visit, however, had to be the best yet. Our waitress was amazing! She didn't inundate us with a thousand how are you doings, but was...More

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 6 days ago

My daughter, her mother-in-law and I reserved a table at 6:15 on a weekday night. We needn't have made a reservation because the restaurant wasn't crowded. Our waitress was very attentive, and she made sure everything was satisfying with our drinks and meals. We ordered...More

Thank cookieladyjoanne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was not my first time at the 219 but it has been awhile. The food was over cooked, dry and flavorless. Sent it back after the manager asked for the chance to fix it. The replacement was correct but for me a restsurant that...More

Thank edward c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The crabcake entree here is fantastic! My husband gets the crab eggs Benedict as well. We definitely will be back next time we are in the area.

Thank Kaleena W
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Ate there with a mixed group of 7 adults and two small children. They were tolerant and helpful. Have to admit there food was just plain good, plentiful portions, even the children ate, Enjoyed their crab cake sandwich and fries.

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Some coworkers and I were in town and stopped here for lunch one day. They ordered crab dishes and I got the curry chicken salad. I really enjoyed my chicken salad as they did their crab. Staff was very friendly and nice. Would definitely recommend...More

Thank Hope W
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Was a walk in and they sat us after a few minute wait with a lot of tables open. Not very conducive for smaller children. Good food. Great service. Casual place for seafood. Would go again just us adults and would recommend.

Thank Stephanie S
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Stephanie , I apologize for your wait but am glad you enjoyed your meal and will return. We strive to do better everyday. Thanks Again !!

Reviewed 5 May 2017

...the she crab bisque was very off-putting for my son, who described it as 'bland' and wondered whether the crab was real or imitation. My hamburger and fries was average, and, like the overall atmosphere of the restaurant, rather lackluster. My son was given the...More

Thank Will C
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Will, I am sorry to hear you didn't enjoy our she crab soup. Most people rave about it. Just so you know we don't use imitation . Glad to hear you enjoyed our desserts , all desserts are made on premises. We strive to do...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

After a conference, several of us got together to have dinner. We didn't want to go far from the Marriott where we were staying. We settled on 219 after checking on the reviews from TripAdvisor. Since some of us had snacked late in the afternoon,...More

Thank Myrna F
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Myrna, Thanks for your review . We are glad that you joined us and hope to see you again on your next visit. We strive to do better everyday ! Thanks Again

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Did not know what to expect in Norfolk as it was our first time. We were very pleasantly surprised. The staff were incredibly pleasant and kind. Saw hostess be so king to an older customer .... so awesome to see. Food was very good and...More

Thank tGoNosh
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

To Go Nosh , Thanks so much for your fantastic review. I will definitely tell our entire staff. We are glad you enjoyed the surf & turf. We strive to do better everyday .

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is parking available?
4 May 2015|
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Response from ronvabea | Property representative |
There is a city parking garage right behind and a lot of on street parking. Thanks for your inquiry .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
    (Brooke Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-416-6219
  • E-mail
219 an American Bistro continues downtown Norfolk's tradition of chef inspired and locally owned restaurants. With its location central to the vibrant downtown district, 219 an American Bistro is the place to see and be seen. The cuisine is American with an Asian twist and the ambiance upscale but never pretentious.
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