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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“meatloaf” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 14:00All hours
Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
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1 - 10 of 307 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank cyndielw
Reviewed 4 days 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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I ordered the chicken pot pie, one of my favorites, and it did not disappoint in flavor or appearance - a very nice touch. The atmosphere is young and vibrant, the menu is excellent and the service is fast enough.

1  Thank lynncy2017
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

It is not a pretensious restaurant. Paper napkin e very small cuttellary. The food makes up for it. Very good aspargus salad The fried trout is good and well dressed, however the oil was a bit old. You could taste and smell in your clothes....More

1  Thank Fernandanaestrada
Reviewed 18 April 2017

While visiting Charlottesville last week I had researched a number of restaurants and Bizou piqued my interest. However while sitting at the historic downtown pedestrian mall we struck up a conversation with a local. She highly recommended Bizou so off we went. It is small...More

1  Thank Sandra F
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David H
You are based in the wine state of Virginia (some 300+ wineries to choose from) - how come there are no local wines on the menu?
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
Does Bizou take reservations? We'll be in C'ville for the infamous UVA graduation weekend and wonder whether there's any hope of a good dinner there.....Bizou would be our first choice!
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.
Hi...can you accommodate gluten-free?
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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