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119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
+1 434-977-1818
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“meatloaf” (40 reviews)
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Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Bizou is on the downtown mall in Charlottesville. It has both indoor and outside dining. The menu was fine and the food quality was great. Pricing was reasonable and service was good. We enjoyed our meals, the shrimp and grits was off the charts.

Thank travelermd09
Reviewed July 11, 2018

This lovely little dining spot has a lot to offer for its size, but the one thing worth writing about- Meatloaf! It is better than what mama use to make. Sorry, but it's better than what my mom made and her's was pretty good. But...More

Thank DivaO
Reviewed July 9, 2018

They're located on the pedestrian mall, and were two blocks from our hotel. The food was fresh and very good, and if you sit outside, the people watching is great fun.

Thank blroth54
Reviewed July 8, 2018

I selected Bizou based on TA recommendations and its proximity to my hotel. Mistake. The service was very slow, my waiter seemed tired, ready to be somewhere else. He did not know where the crab was from (so close to the Chesapeake Bay folks!) and...More

Thank VirginiaGeorgia
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

The staff looked spent. Like they had a busy weekend and they just wanted to go home. I may try them again at later date.

Thank jstamilio
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

For as many times as we've visited the Downtown Mall, we hadn't tried Bizou We were not disappointed. Mindful of reviews that raved of Brunch and pointed out that they don't take reservations (for brunch), we arrived at 11:30 on a Sunday and did not...More

Thank Steven R
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Questions & Answers
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.
December 22, 2015|
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Response from MarkWittkofski | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they most definitely have gluten-free options! Check out their website, Bizou-Charlottesville for their menu. Happy Eating!
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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