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119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
+1 434-977-1818
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“meatloaf” (38 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

In advance of our trip to UVA I did some research on good restaurants in the area. This one hit the spot with excellent food and a unique atmosphere. Our server was very educated in terms of the wine list and gave strong recommendations. Cool...More

Thank rdkflk
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Husband and I have visited this restaurant a number of times for dinner and have been impressed. This morning, we decided to try brunch. Wow. The service was kind, perfectly attentive and the food was beautifully presented, creative and delicious. Hub had the smoked salmon...More

Thank Mary Lou S
Bizou M, General Manager at Bizou, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hi Mary Lou! Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review -- the smoked salmon is definitely a staff favorite, too! We're so happy you enjoyed your recent brunch, and can't wait to have you all again soon.

Reviewed 8 September 2017

You walk in by the kitchen. The cooks greet you. Love it. I had meatloaf because a lady leaving said "Get the meatloaf. You will love it!" And I did. I have never had meatloaf wrapped before and it was interesting getting the tinfoil off...More

Thank LyndaH666
Bizou M, General Manager at Bizou, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hello Lynda! We so appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. The open line kitchen is one of our favorite things about this restaurant, as it really encourages both camaraderie between the chefs and the front of house staff as well as allows...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is small and not fancy but the food is excellent and the service is wonderful. They offer southern foods with a French flair. I had the skate fish which was excellent. Others had the shrimp and grits and also the blue catfish which...More

Thank Eric K
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I eat here at least once per trip when I visit Charlottesville as it is consistently an enjoyable dining experience. The menu consists of what I would call Creative Comfort Food- dishes you can understand but with a creative or elegant twist to them. Fresh...More

Thank Panowizard
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Great Place for our Corgi. We come down to the mall with our Corgi at least once a week yet we always end up eating at Bizou, the Staff like her and are always nice and bring her a big bowl of water. The food...More

Thank bengrainger3321
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We first went to the place we planned to have lunch at, and my husband declared that there was nothing on the menu he wanted to eat. So, I quickly found Bizou, and I'm so glad we went! The place doesn't look all that impressive,...More

Thank GNR80
Reviewed 6 July 2017

,,,to the roof of my mouth from the sweet potato and ricotto dumpling, even after waiting what I thought was an appropriate amount of time for it to cool. There was no warning about how hot it was from the server. It's been a week...More

Thank ActiveLife4Me
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but I make a point of stopping for lunch when I'm in town. Interesting menu and friendly staff. I love their Caesar but there are a lot of other interesting items. Was a bit jealous watching...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Great, local fare. Very creative entrees with vegetarian options. Great service and nice atmosphere. Pricing was good as well.

Thank cyndielw
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Questions & Answers
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
10 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.
22 December 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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