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119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
+1 434-977-1818
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

We first went to the place we planned to have lunch at, and my husband declared that there was nothing on the menu he wanted to eat. So, I quickly found Bizou, and I'm so glad we went! The place doesn't look all that impressive,...More

Thank GNR80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

,,,to the roof of my mouth from the sweet potato and ricotto dumpling, even after waiting what I thought was an appropriate amount of time for it to cool. There was no warning about how hot it was from the server. It's been a week...More

Thank ActiveLife4Me
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but I make a point of stopping for lunch when I'm in town. Interesting menu and friendly staff. I love their Caesar but there are a lot of other interesting items. Was a bit jealous watching...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great, local fare. Very creative entrees with vegetarian options. Great service and nice atmosphere. Pricing was good as well.

Thank cyndielw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went to C-ville on Tuesday for a concert. I was looking for Italian. This place was recommended by the tourist center Very small. I almost missed it. Very pleasant evening and I ate outside and people-watched with a nice glass of red wine. I had...More

1  Thank CGPII
Reviewed 16 June 2017

My friend and I sat outside on the mall and enjoyed a delicious dinner of sea bass. Prepared with care. This fish is often overcooked. A very pleasant evening.

Thank JudyHau
Bizou M, General Manager at Bizou, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Three friends spent a lazy Sunday on the patio at this wonderful place right on the main street. Great food at great prices.My omelet, bacon, and sausage were perfect, and the freshly made pain au chocolat and coffee were tasty. Highly recommended.

Thank PatrizioDC
Bizou M, General Manager at Bizou, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant! We were thrilled to have your group join us for brunch, and we hope you'll return soon.

Reviewed 7 June 2017

Many locals dine here for fine food and value. We dined outside although there are booths inside to be had. All outside tables fully seated by 6:15 pm. We found the service to be attentive, choices of wine by glass very good and the menu...More

1  Thank VirginiaT123
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Interesting food and great service. Worth a visit. Enjoyed the salads and the 1,2 and 3 for lunch. Returned for our evening meal.

1  Thank HampshireUKScaryMary
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Walking around the pedestrian mall, we decide to have Sunday brunch here. The food was excellent the service was great but the only the only reason I'm giving 5 starts are due to the portion size. In my option it's a little small for the...More

1  Thank Michael B
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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