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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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Norfolk
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I sat for several minutes before someone came to take my order, although a couple of servers walked past my table. I ordered she-crab bisque, which had a flavor I had not tasted in other she-crab bisques. If I go to 219 again, I don't think I'll order it. The broiled seafood platter was average. A small piece of flounder,... More 

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Chester, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here for dinner, mainly because it was next to our hotel and were told that it was excellent. I had a hamburger and my husband had a bacon, cheddar & apple pizza. First of all, I'd like to say that our server, Dave, was excellent. Very upbeat and helpful. I ordered a salad and was appalled to find... More 

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Thank Donna P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful experiance food was awsome and service was great. If you are on granby don't miss this spot

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

Kevin, Thank you for your review. We look forward to your visits and love to see when our customers are enjoying our service and food selections. We strive to do better every day! More 

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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

219 has been kind of hit or miss with the food. It hasn't been very satisfying to me. However, I know others who really enjoy it. As for drinks and beer, they do pretty good. Its a place I'd suggest to stop by and have a few. Try one of the appetizers. You might get lucky.

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Thank ggigionth3go
ronvabea, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

ggigionth3go, I am sorry to hear that you find the food to be hit or miss at 219. I can promise you that our chefs are always creating new menus and specials to keep the selections exciting. I hope that you will come visit us again soon and we will be able to prove to you that we are much... More 

Smithfield, Virginia
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I and a close friend thoroughly enjoyed our dinner Friday at 219. The bistro can get loud, especially on a busy night, so you have to expect that. We were seated right away and our server was prompt and very pleasant throughout our visit. As we were ordering drinks , our server said they were out of... More 

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Thank LSNS2652
ronvabea, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

LSNS2652, thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to 219 American Bistro. Our chefs value making sure that every plate put onto a table is cooked to the customers liking and is delicious! We look forward to your next visit and hope thta you will continue to try new and exciting specials our chefs... More 

Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

219 used to be our favorite go to spot for dinner. Last night we went and it was really dark inside and made it difficult to read the menu. Then we were told they had run out of the house wine which was a Malbec. Then we asked for mayonnaise and they were out of that and were sending someone... More 

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

Slcarraway, I apologize that you did not enjoy your visit. I can promise you that we do not take reviews like this lightly and we have spoken to the chefs and manager that running out of product is just not acceptable. I hope that you will dine with us again so that we can show you that what you experienced... More 

Kill Devil Hill
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you are looking for a great place to dine on Granby St. in downtown Norfolk, VA, head to 219. The restaurant has a consistently great menu and everything that comes out of the kitchen is a hit!

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

Brian, thank you for your review. I will pass on the compliments to the chef, the kitchen is always creating new specials and making sure that every item on our menu is delicious and pleases our customers. We strive to do better every day! More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I live downtown and often take family and meet friends at 219 for dinner and weekend brunch. The food is always prepared well and presented nicely. They also have a great happy hour at the bar during the work week with delicious bacon cheese burgers and fish tacos at super prices.

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

Piciii, thank you for your review. I am thrilled to see that you and your family and friends enjoy 219 American Bistro as much as I do. The happy hour menu and prices are incredible and the food and drinks are always delicious. We hope to see you in again soon to enjoy the new specials that our chefs are... More 

Richmond, United States
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I attend a business conference in Norfolk every year and have brought a large group here for dinner for the past 5 years. I won't be doing it again. While our server was amazing, everything else failed. The cocktails were not good, one of them didn't even have the gin, only the tonic. The food was just as bad. Fried... More 

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

Kathy, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your annual visit to 219 American Bistro, I truly hope that you will reconsider and allow us to show you that your visit is not the service and food quality that we hold our establishment to meet. If there is anything we can do to bring you back next... More 

Newport News, Virginia
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443 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Had lunch today at 219. WOW! What a great find. Nice atmosphere (very busy around noon, so arrive a few minutes early for optimum seating choice). Menu is quite extensive. We started out with Southwestern Egg Rolls ($5.99). They were tasty (beans, cheese, meat) and came with a great chipotle sauce for dipping. Next we sampled a cup of the... More 

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

Virginian9, thank you for your review. I love to see detailed reviews that include everything from appetizers to beer selections. Rene is a great server, we love having her as a part of the 219 Family. We look forward to having you and your husband dining with us again soon, we will be having a special Christmas day menu that... 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
USD 18 - USD 31
Cuisine
American
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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