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119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
+1 434-977-1818
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“meatloaf” (42 reviews)
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Wine Bar, American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Fabulous food, great service and an absolutely delicious lunch outside! The crab hush puppies were delicious along with the Rockfish.

Thank kfairchilds
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Had lunch here on a nice spring Saturday. Sat outside which is always fun on the downtown mall. I ordered the asparagus and smoked salmon salad which arrived with minuscule amounts of each. Plenty of basis greens and a fried egg on top - the...More

Thank carsprin
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I was recently in Charlottesville for a family wedding. The bride’s family chose Bizou as the restaurant to have our first family dinner. The service was good and the food was better. I had the hanger steak with fingerling potatoes and bacon wrapped haricots verts,...More

Thank Jmulia
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the appearance! I wasn't sure about the limited menu or the outward appearance, but I am so glad we stayed. The chicken pot pie was delicious and the sweet potato dumplings were exquisite. They had good wines and the servers were...More

Thank motownwvgirl
Reviewed 14 March 2018

The atmosphere is very casual -- almost diner-like. The walls are decorated with old movie posters and the tables have small jukeboxes. But...the food...wow. We shared an appetizer of ravioli stuffed with butternut squash. It was so good we had to refrain from licking the...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Although the food wasn't terrible. Our server was very unprofessional and wearing a sleeveless shirt and smelled really bad. Our soup was lukewarm and the service overall was just not up to par with what they advertise for dining. It was restaurant week and the...More

Thank Jacinta B
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

My friends and I ate here last night on a recommendation. Best meal of our vacation. Shared the shrimp and grits as an appetizer - Wonderful. And for the meals, the meatloaf and the chicken pot pie! We shared a desert and we left there...More

Thank MelodieE
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We dined in this street restaurant in September and found it to be a good place for a casual dine out with not too much time taken. They were busy so considering this the service was okay and the meal not too long in coming....More

1  Thank Pamsreview
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We visited Bizou on a Tuesday evening. Since the weather was pleasant, we considered sitting outside, but chose to eat inside with the happy, noisy crowd. Our waitress recounted a number of specials in addition to the intriguing items on the menu. My wife started...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Bizou has a number of tables outside on the Main Street downtown mall. We had a delicious meal. The golden beet and butternut squash soup, Brussels sprouts salad, “Bavette” steak, butternut squash ravioli and apple fritters were all wonderful. Bizou is next door to the...More

1  Thank fyiNYC
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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