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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Wine Bar, American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Bread Plate
olive tapenade & chevre cheese
Blue Cheese Salad
candied walnuts & blueberry vinaigrette
Grilled Portobello Salad
chevre, tomatoes, onions & red pepper vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
red onions, tomatoes & croutons
Beet Salad
apples, toasted pine nuts, chevre & lemon vinaigrette
Catfish Quesadilla
cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, charred tomato salsa & creme fraiche
Grilled Country Plate
cornichons, grilled baguette, caramelized onions, baby green & dijon
Steamed Mussels
parmesan, crostinis & herbed tomato sauce
Butternut Squash Ravioli
sage, pine nuts, parmesan & brown butter
Fried Calamari
julienne vegetables & honey soy vinaigrette
Veggie Tower
fried green & red tomatoes & mozzarella, ratatouille, smashed potatoes & feta
Pan Seared Salmon
horseradish encrusted, roasted root vegetables, grilled asparagus, roasted fingerling potatoes & dijon cream sauce
Homemade Fettucini
pork sausage, shrimp, grilled vegetables, mozzarella, arugula, parmesan & smoked tomato sauce
Cornmeal Crusted Catfish
jambalaya risotto, baby greens & crawfish sauce
Chicken Pot Pie
smashed potatoes, parsnips, carrots, crimini mushrooms, green beans, fried leeks & sherry creme
Grilled Pork Chop
smashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, sauteed local pears & apple & pan sauce
Hanger Steak
french fries, caramelized onions & blue cheese sauce
Homemade Meatloaf
smashed potatoes & chipotle ketchup
Roast Half Chicken
rosemary & lemon, smashed potatoes & gravy
House Salad
Smashed Potatoes
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All reviews brunch meatloaf butternut squash ravioli salad huevos rancheros hanger steak crepes shrimp bread monkfish crab cakes downtown mall movie posters the chicken pot pie juke boxes delicious food service was great
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First visit and we will be back for the great food. Ambiance could certainly use some updating. Service was good. Wine list was small and did not include any local wines. Gnocchi appetizer was terrific. Salmon with an olive sauce was very good. Grilled banana...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 64Jag
Reviewed 3 days ago

Bizou has been around and a favorite among locals for many years. On the "Downtown Mall" so all walking, if weather permits outdoor seating is preferable, inside is a bit loud and cramped and it looks old, but has character. Everyone loves the meatloaf.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank suzan2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tucked away charming little corner of downtown Mall. Good service, great food. Highly recommend. Will return EVERY time I'm in C'ville.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Becky C
Reviewed 1 week ago

good fare, you can always rely on this. great wine selections and even if crowded you feel like you are at the in place.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tourist188531
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cute brunch spot in Charlottesville. We had the hueves rancheros which was surprisingly delicious but the show stopper was the kouign amann. We ordered two of these and more to go! Definitely recommend this place

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank condetraveler
Reviewed 15 November 2018

This is a cozy spot with a long bar opening up into a small dining area. I had been told the meatloaf was good and was not disappointed. My wife had the shrimp and grits which was also good. The waiter was very friendly and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank stems22
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Two of us had lunch at the Bizou and were so impressed we were able to have our group of 14 back for dinner. They not only accommodated us, but everyone got just what they ordered, on time and at the proper temperature. Can't say...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sandy A
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Came here after a local movie and found the place almost empty. Several tables were in need of bussing and the bar was loaded with unwashed dishes. Very good meatloaf and so-so beef stew. One of our party wanted a straw and we were told...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank GeorgeC866
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Love the ambience and the food is excellent We had three appetizers,all were very tasty. My favorite? Gnochis withs mushrooms!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RAPOLA19
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

So we just walk up and look at menu. They had me at Brussels spouts!! Plates were really good. We sat outside so it was nice to sit and people watch. Had some wine and beer. We will be back!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mousee_me
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1 September 2018|
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Response from TravelingGirl973 | Reviewed this property |
yes they do
David H
8 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.
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