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219 An American Bistro

219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
+1 757-416-6219
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“pear salad” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went this past Sunday morning for Sunday brunch. First, the service was outstanding--pleasant, helpful and very attentive. You can't beat the $3 Bloody Mary bar with a wide range of garnishes. The Eggs Benedict were very tasty. A fine Sunday morning experience.

Thank SteveN453
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Steven , Thanks for your review . We also like our bloody mary bar but you should also try our mimosa's . They are my favorite. We strive to do better everyday !! Thanks Again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot go wrong with 219. Whether its brunch, lunch or dinner you will get excellent service and food. This restaurant is where I met my husband. We've been going now for almost 20 years. The staff is well trained and courteous. If you bring...More

Thank Rick H
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Rick , Thanks for your fantastic review . We are excited not only you but your dog enjoyed his visit. We strive to do better everyday !!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superior Bloody Mary. We ordered during Brunch. No way to go wrong. Eggs Benedict were excellent as was

Thank Jerry J
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jerry, Thanks so much for your wonderful review . Next time in try our mimosa's , they are fantastic. We strive to do better everyday !! Thanks Again !!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant 2 times prior to this visit and it has never let me down. This visit, however, had to be the best yet. Our waitress was amazing! She didn't inundate us with a thousand how are you doings, but was...More

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter, her mother-in-law and I reserved a table at 6:15 on a weekday night. We needn't have made a reservation because the restaurant wasn't crowded. Our waitress was very attentive, and she made sure everything was satisfying with our drinks and meals. We ordered...More

Thank cookieladyjoanne
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This was not my first time at the 219 but it has been awhile. The food was over cooked, dry and flavorless. Sent it back after the manager asked for the chance to fix it. The replacement was correct but for me a restsurant that...More

Thank edward c
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The crabcake entree here is fantastic! My husband gets the crab eggs Benedict as well. We definitely will be back next time we are in the area.

Thank Kaleena W
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Ate there with a mixed group of 7 adults and two small children. They were tolerant and helpful. Have to admit there food was just plain good, plentiful portions, even the children ate, Enjoyed their crab cake sandwich and fries.

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Some coworkers and I were in town and stopped here for lunch one day. They ordered crab dishes and I got the curry chicken salad. I really enjoyed my chicken salad as they did their crab. Staff was very friendly and nice. Would definitely recommend...More

Thank Hope W
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Was a walk in and they sat us after a few minute wait with a lot of tables open. Not very conducive for smaller children. Good food. Great service. Casual place for seafood. Would go again just us adults and would recommend.

Thank Stephanie S
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Stephanie , I apologize for your wait but am glad you enjoyed your meal and will return. We strive to do better everyday. Thanks Again !!

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KATYDID51
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Response from ronvabea | Property representative |
There is a city parking garage right behind and a lot of on street parking. Thanks for your inquiry .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 31
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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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