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119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
+1 434-977-1818
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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New Bern, North Carolina
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

The atmosphere is funky casual, but the prices are high end. Paper napkins? Very small wine list with non-exceptional wines. The food choices were interesting but the preparation was only average. Better choices for dinner nearby.

Thank lsbrodsky
Palm Desert, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Excellent choice in restaurant! Everything was great but the meatloaf is to die for. Sit at the bar and interact with the chef!

1 Thank Deb S
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here sitting out on the walking mall. My girlfriend had the pork loin and I had the hanger steak with frites and bleu cheese. Both were delicious. The pork loin had a German style flavoring and sauce while the steak was well prepared and cooked to a perfect medium-rare. The only thing I'd change would be to... More 

1 Thank madpharoah
Charlottesville, Virginia
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

As a special offering for the VA Festival of the Book, Bizou had a 3 course meal for $24. I had only eaten there once before, but need to keep it in minded whenever I am on the Mall. The dining room is small and a little dark, so in nice weather, chose to sit outside. There were 3 choices... More 

1 Thank Claire M
Richmond, Virginia
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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015

I'd read so many good things about Bizou in Charlottesville that I decided to try it for brunch on a recent Sunday in March. I ordered the vegetable frittata which was a delightful blend of eggs, chevre, kale and other veggies. You can add ham or chirozo for an extra charge but I didn't choose that option. Bizou potatoes came... More 

Thank Janulis333
Charlottesville, Virginia
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015

This is one of those places with warts on the outside and totally sweet delights within. This business in operation since 1996 located in a typical 1940-1950 building. The restaurant front seems about 12-15 feet squeezed in among other businesses. The interior is long and narrow with seating primarily on one side. That's the OK part. The great part of... More 

Thank 534RichardL
Nashville, TN
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104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015 via mobile

Good variety of menu items. Consistently serve great food and have great service. They seem to appreciate the business and strive for customers to have a good experience.

1 Thank hrprofessional
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

You'd never know it by judging from the appearance but the food here is consistently good, with that light, healthy, fresh theme that is so wonderful. The quirky decor may be a bit off putting to some but I found it charming and intimate in a strange, big city-Euro kind of way. I've eaten here twice and loved my meal... More 

2 Thank momof4Pittsburgh
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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237 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2014

Nice wine list, local beer and ales. Food from steak to fish to vegetarian, all presented beautifully. We shared the smoked ribs as a starter (I should have just ordered two helpings and had that as my entree they were so delicious.) Then the rock fish with sauteed vegetables and the Devil's Backbone IPA . Husband had steak, rare as... More 

2 Thank wvjake
Charlottesville, Virginia
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338 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014

The atmosphere is something like a 50s-60s diner, with defunct jukebox selecting machines on the walls of the booths. They have staples like meatloaf, but have gone upscale with complex sauces on salmon and chicken. Good wine list.

3 Thank putnik123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?