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119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
+1 434-977-1818
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

The menu has a selection of interesting dishes. The food was very good I had a non traditional Tamara and my husband had shrimp and grits. Dessert was good and as the mother of an executive pastry chef that's a big compliment. The wine list...More

1  Thank bothenjs
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Two recent trips back to Bizou for lunch leave the happy impression that the pleasure of eating there remains undiminished. The old favorites are just so good that it's hard to try the specials, but you should. The outside tables are a people-watching delight in...More

1  Thank James B
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We really enjoyed dining at Bizou, where we stopped before taking the Walking Ghost Tour. I had the butternut squash ravioli, which was delicious. The rest of my family was very happy with their choices as well. The service was good and it is centrally...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 9 August 2015

I always enjoy stopping by this restaurant while I am in the Charlottesville area. The menu contains a number of delicious items from their appetizers to desserts. I'm never disappointed. Service is great!

Thank leroncita
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

On the pricey side. They have made an attempt to be a really fancy place, but missed the mark. Food was average. Less than I expected for the rest price. The wait staff was excellent.

Thank Donna7874
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Now you might think from the name that you are going to walk into a French Bistro. However the decor is funky mid-century American diner. Tables and chairs are old. There are large movie posters. However the food is much better than the decor. I...More

Thank GC_Guru
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Normally a nice experience and good food--we, three women, wanted to eat here and took a table outside--but nicely asked to change table to be in shade. We changed our table and were then ignored for many minutes (10-15min.) as numerous staff seemed available. So...More

Thank RETIREDvatravelers
Reviewed 6 August 2015

The Shrimp and grits dish was quite unique. The grits are creamy, shrimp was cooked correctly and the addition of mushrooms, bacon and scallions made the dish different and delicious. The smoke salmon and fried green tomato appetizer was well worth the price. There was...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

We were walk in customers and dined outside per our request and adjacent to the water feature. Menu choice seemed limited but the food quality was excellent and portions were correctly sized in my opinion. Service was very good and bill was accurate. We would...More

Thank private1_90732
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

We are here during "restaurant week". The food was amazing and the service was great. We were visiting the area for the first time and we loved how this restaurant (and many others) had outdoor seating in the outdoor mall area.

1  Thank Russell W
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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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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