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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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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“meatloaf” (36 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 22 July 2015

We happened to stop here while in the downtown mall section. What a great meal! Nice menu! The trout was excellent as well as the meatloaf! Wish we lived nearby. It would be a favorite to go to.

2  Thank carol M
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

The bacon wrapped dates and the bacon wrapped fig appetizers ($10) are very tasty. The servers are attentive and the price point is reasonable. The beet salad is also a good choice. The butternut squash ravioli is available in a large or small portion. Definitely...More

1  Thank hrprofessional
Reviewed 20 June 2015

This review is just for their crab cakes. Stopped by on a Sunday afternoon which has a limited menu offering for brunch. Since I was not looking for an eggy dish, decided to try the crab cake sandwich. It was amazing and one of the...More

2  Thank tractx
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Just had dinner at this restaurant. Starter and main courses were excellent at a reasonable price. Friendly waiter.

2  Thank Suffolk_Day_Tripper
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Inventive cooking. Upscale food in a downscale setting. Relaxing.always some delicious soups and speials.

2  Thank jeremy c
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The best way to experience Bizou is sitting outside. The food is great- you must finish the meal with the toasted banana bread dessert. While people watching and enjoying the food, glance up at the amazing old architecture.

1  Thank seanmhorn
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Delicious food and great service. We enjoyed the service outdoors. Wines were great as were entrees and desserts. Enjoy!

1  Thank Anne P
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Excellent salads outside on the downtown Mall. Felipe our server was personable, excellent and attentive, as was the hostess seating us. It's a great place for people watching on the Mall.

Thank DavidVirginian
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Was able to get a table on a Sunday "Al Fresco" and it was a beautiful night on the mall and super meal. The menu was very interesting, ecclectic, (pasta, grits, rockfish, etc) even if not extensive. Lots of interesting salads. They were able to...More

Thank dinerdon
Reviewed 8 May 2015

The restaurant closes at 2:00 p.m. and reopens for the dinner hour. They were nice enough to let us eat there at about 1:55 pm. Their menu had many options, some of which were vegetarian. The dish I had was a sandwich and salad combo...More

Thank Wanda L
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Questions & Answers
David H
9 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
11 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.
23 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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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