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219 An American Bistro

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219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805 (Brooke Ave)
+1 757-416-6219
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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146 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

If you lower your expectation you'll have a good lunch here. The service is good the location is nice and the food is average.

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Thank Ed_Marquez
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

I am happy to see that you enjoyed the customer service at 219! I hope that you will visit again to allow us to show you that are food is far from average. Thank you for your review. We strive to do better every day. More 

Windermere, Florida
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175 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

The location is great for visiting the Harbor, the service was very good, but the food was Panera with beer/wine/cocktails. I had a turkey panini with side salad, good, but ordinary.

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Thank GOarmywife
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We always like to hear our customers thoughts about our restaurant. I am happy to hear that our employees gave you the great customer service that we expect from them. We hope you come to visit again soon. Try our happy hour Monday thru Friday 4:00-6:30pm. During the summer months we offer happy hour outside... More 

Yorktown Heights, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We stopped here for brunch on Sunday afternoon and enjoyed well-prepared salads. The brunch menu was extensive and plenty to choose from for all kinds of appetites. The staff were very friendly. I will return when in Norfolk again.

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Thank tomsgal09
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I am glad to hear you will be visiting us again sometime soon. Our menu is always getting new items added to it to keep it fresh and exciting for our guests!. We strive to do better every day. More 

Port Richey, Florida
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch in the middle of walking around downtown. We sat at the bar and the bat tenet was very helpful. He explained lots about the local brews on tap and where they were from/how long the brewery had been around, etc. We were curious about the local fare and he pointed us to the soft shell... More 

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Thank JJWaterside
ronvabea, Front Office Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! The soft shell special is amazing. I love this time of year when we can enjoy them fresh from the outer banks . Our happy hour 3-630pm Monday thru friday is unbeatable. Come in and enjoy our specials at the bar and we have included our outdoor setting to our happy hour! Looking... More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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333 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We met another couple at 219 An American Bistro for Sunday Brunch. The waitress was friendly and the food was great, as were the prices. I had a hot pastrami sandwich and DB Beer. We will come back again!

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Thank mikeyt62
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

Mikey, thank you so much for your review! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your brunch at 219. We look forward to seeing you back soon! We strive to do better every day. More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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140 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

What a way to celebrate my birthday weekend with other vets during NATO Fest - NOT - on entry (mid afternoon Sat - not a busy time) - immediately challenged by a an overly officious being about wearing my Navy ballcap (while two men with "civilian caps" were not challenged and seated forthwith). That was just the beginning. Waited 15... More 

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2 Thank John K
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

I apologize that you did not receive the customer service that we expect out of all of our employees. Do you remember the name of the server so that we can make sure that the service is improved immediately? I can assure you that there is a no hat policy at 219, any individual with a hat on their head... More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I had seen that this was listed as "best brunch" in Norfolk and was so excited about the Bloody Mary bar. We were running late for our reservation and the staff was so nice and accommodating about changing our arrival time. Our table was ready (the place was half empty on a Sunday at 1pm--first worry!). The Bloody Mary bar... More 

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Thank luv2eatnewthings
ronvabea, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you do not plan on returning, I am glad to see that our staff was attentive and that you felt they took good care of you. I apologize you had issues with the food coming out incorrectly. Our Bloody Mary bar is a great deal that our customers love. We strive to do better... More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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528 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Nothing special here. Lunch recently with friends. Service was good. Salads were just OK, Brunswick stew was more like soup than stew.

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Thank Bear H
ronvabea, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

Bear, I am sorry to hear that you had just an "ok" experience. I hope you will come back and let us show you a great experience. Thank you for your review. We strive to do better every day! More 

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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

I took a group of coworkers here for dinner. The atmosphere was nice. We had reservations so we were seated quickly. The food was really good. The service was good as well. I would definitely return there.

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Thank Petra H
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for your fantastic review, we will share your comments with our entire staff. I hope you were able to take advantage of our unbelievable Happy Hour. We strive to do better everyday !! More 

Kendall Park, New Jersey
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382 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a local, downtown restaurant and happened upon 219 Bistro. It's funny that I came in looking for a salad, but ended up with the meatloaf... and no complaints about it. The Veal meatloaf is really good, as were my green bean and side of grilled asparagus. I ate at the bar and the bartender was friendly... More 

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Thank Alan B
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

Alan, thanks for your wonderful review. The veal meatloaf is also one of my favorites. On your next visit , try our she crab soup also my favorite. We strive to do better everyday.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$31
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
    (Brooke Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-416-6219
Description
219 an American Bistro continues downtown Norfolk's tradition of chef inspired and locally owned restaurants. With its location central to the vibrant downtown district, 219 an American Bistro is the place to see and be seen. The cuisine is American with an Asian twist and the ambiance upscale but never pretentious.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?