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219 An American Bistro

219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
+1 757-416-6219
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (33 reviews)
“pear salad” (7 reviews)
“veal meatloaf” (4 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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51 - 60 of 260 reviews

Reviewed 22 September 2016

Went there for a late lunch, it was nice and empty. Tuna was amazing, bison burger was great and fries was the best I've had. The waitress was really nice and friendly. Will definitely come back.

Thank 0lga5
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I was in Norfolk for a conference five days. A group of ten we had the Crispy Fried Calamari was amazing had a kick spicy. I give it 5 stars. I also had the Wedge Salad Iceberg Lettuce, Red Onion, Tomato, Bacon, Bleu Cheese Crumbles...More

Thank JPSto
ronvabea, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

JPSto, thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us during your conference. Our key lime pie is the greatest, our chef makes it from scratch and it is my favorite thing to order when i treat...More

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here. Ordered flounder. It was good. Ordered a G&T. It was the worst I've ever had -- bitter, and the tonic was flat. Server was efficient and attentive, however. I would eat here again.More

Thank ryan61562
ronvabea, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Ryan, thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your meal, i do apologize that you received a gin and tonic that was not to your expectation. I have discussed this with our staff and have changed the type of tonic we keep...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

Two of us found this place sort of by accident. We were walking down Granby Street in Norfolk, trying to find a good lunch spot, when we stumbled across 219 American Bistro. It wasn't too formal or too dumpy. It offered a trendy-looking menu that...More

Thank Larry W
ronvabea, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Larry, thank you for your review. Our staff strive to make every visit to our restaurant memorable. Our chef takes pride in his dishes and is always creating new specials and updating our menu to keep our guests excited to come in for lunch and...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016

Good food, fair price and good service. Chef came by to check on meal and answer questions. Very good value. Allowed us to linger unpressured.More

Thank thomasglossop
ronvabea, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thomas, thank you for your review. Our staff love to answer questions and make our guests feel at home while dining in our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit and hope that you will continue dining with us and trying the delicious items...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I had high hopes for this neat little restaurant. The location and service are great, but for me the seafood platter was...meh. The shrimp and crabcake both tasted great, but the hushpuppies and fish came overcooked. The scallops tasted good, but the breading fell off...More

Thank Allons-y-2
ronvabea, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Allons-y-2, thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that everything did not meet your expectations. We have recently made some changes to our menu and hope that you will give us another shot. We strive to do better every day!

Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We always go during restaurant week in Downtown Norfolk. We have never been disappointed. Great servers, nice atmosphere and freshly cooked meals add to the appeal.More

Thank itismelee
ronvabea, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thank you for your review. We love participating in restaurant week and giving everyone a chance to try different options on our menu with the 2 course option. We hope the you will be in again soon to try our new lunch menu! We strive...More

Reviewed 31 August 2016

Good food, nice atmosphere and decent pricing. they have a lot of different foods on the menu. This is one of our favorite places to do for lunch on Granby

Thank JerseyJim7
ronvabea, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thank you for your review! We have recently added new items to our lunch menu and hope that you will be visiting 219 American Bistro again soon to try them out! We strive to do better every day.

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Had a lunch experience today with 2 colleagues and found the restaurant to be bustling with activity. This may have been a contributor to slower service and our orders taking extra time to arrive at the table. The food was good, yet a little plain....More

Thank Joe E
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Joe, thank you for your review. I hope that you and your colleagues will come and join us again for lunch. We have many different options on our menu and our new chef is creating new and exciting specials daily! We strive to do better...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

I wanted to love this place because it has a great look and ambiance. Unfortunately I was not crazy about the grilled chicken, goat cheese and pear salad that I ordered. The cheese was friend, the pear was poached,and I didn't care for either, the...More

Thank California-Yankee
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

I apologize that you did not enjoy your salad. We put detailed descriptions on our menus in hopes that we can avoid guests ordering items that they do not enjoy. I hope that you will come back and try our menu again. We strive to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 31
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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
Description
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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