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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 2 days ago

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

Thank stems22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Sandy A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank George C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank RAPOLA19
Reviewed October 11, 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!

Thank Mousee_me
Reviewed September 3, 2018

For our first visit to Charlottesville, my wife and I chose Bizou for dinner based on the small plate style, unique menu and reviews. Though the waitstaff was very friendly and helpful, although you could tell you were eating in a college town. We are...More

Thank APisME95
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Three of us stopped by Bizou for an easy lunch. We sat outside in a relaxing venue. Salads were fresh and tasty; the wine list had ample "by the glass" choices. Prices were reasonable. Overall, excellent value.

Thank Carl H
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We were avoiding a huge deluge of rain and saw the menu at Bizou full of small plates that looked intriguing. We weren’t too hungry and quickly decided to head in. Boy was that the best move we made since our gem we found in...More

Thank TravelingGirl973
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We loved our visit to Bizou. Cute, quaint and very delicious food. We tried the tofu tamales (we aren’t vegetarian and we don’t like tofu but they were outstanding!) we also tried the carne a la plancha and the ricotta gnocchi - both very good...More

Thank TheGlobetrotter77
Reviewed July 17, 2018

I have been to this restaurant many times over the years and enjoyed its consistently high quality food and service. Today, however, the tapas served on their restaurant week menu was extraordinary! The two kinds of heirloom tomato soup somehow divided across the diameter in...More

Thank cvillediner
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September 1, 2018|
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Response from TravelingGirl973 | Reviewed this property |
yes they do
David H
March 8, 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
April 10, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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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