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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 - 23:00
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the restaurant on OpenTable. They had same day reservations available. We were immediately seated. The energy and decor was very inviting. I was excited to see the delicious offerings on the menu. I had the made to order omelette, my sister had a veggie omelette we both had O'Brien potatoes and extra crispy bacon. My other sister had... More 

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

After walking out of another downtown restaurant in which we were ignored for almost 10 minutes, finding 219 was like a refuge. We were greeted immediately upon arrival, sat, given water, and cared for throughout our meal. The menu featured a smaller number of choices yet a large variety of cuisines. The our appetizers and meals came out very timely.... More 

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

Rebby , Thanks so much for taking the time to give us this tremendous review. Our she crab soup is the best and also one of my favorites. We strive to do better everyday...... Thanks Again !! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I came here for dinner with a friend while in town for a convention. I'm always searching for great crab cakes, so I ordered the crab cake dinner, noted as a 'house speciality.' It was one of the best crab cakes I've ever tasted! My dinner partner had the tuna, also wonderful. Service was extremely attentive and gracious. Both the... More 

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Thank Rainewrites
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

Rainwrites, Thanks for this fabulous review. Our crab cakes are our number one seller and my personal favorite. We strive to do better everyday . Thanks Again !! More 

Newport News, Virginia
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482 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

After our last great lunch visit, we were excited to return to 219 for lunch today. Restaurant was empty at 1:30 (except for two other tables). Service was prompt and efficient. Food (club sandwich with fries) and Cuban sandwich with onion rings and an extra side of mac and cheese was just "average." Fries were cold. Onion rings had an... More 

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

Virginian, I am so sorry our food was off that day . Please always tell the manager . I am confident he would have handled the situation . I am also glad you are going to give us another chance. We strive to do better everyday ! Thanks Again !! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

My husband and I had dinner here last evening. I have dined here several times, for lunch and dinner, and have never been disappointed. Last night was no exception. This is a very cool restaurant, on Granby Street in Norfolk. It has a huge, long bar, and lots of tables and booths for seating. I had the Sesame seared rare... More 

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

Pat, thanks for your wonderful review. We really appreciate your patronage. We strive to do better everyday. Thanks Again !! More 

Suffolk, Virginia
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had an exceptional night on the town, commencing with a delicious dinner, followed by an evening at the historic Wells Theater. We visited during Norfolk Restaurant Week, where downtown restaurants offer preset menu selections, which suited us fine. My wife chose the Caesar salad, crab cake, and ice cream selections. I chose just the vegan and... More 

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Norfolk
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 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 14 December 2016

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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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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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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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
US$18 - US$31
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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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