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Cafe Bizou

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French, Californian
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91 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3919 (Holly Street)
Gold Line 1 block east on Holly Street
626-792-9923
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Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good choice for fine dining

This was our first visit to Cafe Bizou, taken there by friends who like it and eat there often. We enjoyed our meal, finding it to be mostly well-executed and a decent value. Several of us had the $32 price-fix meal, which included an appetizer, main course, and dessert (each category had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
hamvestor
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Seattle, Washington
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
SoCal
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A group of us had dinner here and were disappointed. The service is timely, the menu broad but the food was bland and without flavor. Many of us had ordered the fixe prix special including an appetizer, main dish and a dessert. I love escargot and have eaten them in so many French restaurants but the preparation here was completely... More 

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Lordgin1
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Cafe Bizou is an energetic restaurant with a traditional decor that is a great place for a meal when in Pasadena. Quaint, yet large and vibrant. The interior could use some renovations but service is good and the food is fair. Not all the dishes are consistent but the food isn't bad. On this particular occasion, the Chinese Chicken Salad... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

As former residents of Pasadena, we have been going to Cafe Bizou for over 15 years and have never been disappointed. Although I often have the Steak Poivre -- usually with the carrot rosemary soup, last night I had the Beef Wellington (a Sunday night special). Both have been consistently excellent. My wife had the Macadamia nut crusted alaskan halibut... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had dinner here, my husband's sort rib was lovely and he poured what he thought was more of the sauce which was in a little pot on the plate onto the vegetables but it was tomato ketchup - yuk. I had the plate of vegetables - they were dry the best bit on the plate was the Orange couscous... More 

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Pasadena
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102 reviews 102 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Bring your own bottle of wine and enjoy a fixed menu of French cuisine. A regular menu also. Nice environment. Always great service.

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Seattle, Washington
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144 reviews 144 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

On the plus side: good location and nice ambience, acceptable but standard food, very reasonable prices, prompt service. On the minus side: the menu contains mostly routine items and routine preparations. With a bit of imagination, it could be substantially improved and made much more attractive and interesting.

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Seattle, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was our first visit to Cafe Bizou, taken there by friends who like it and eat there often. We enjoyed our meal, finding it to be mostly well-executed and a decent value. Several of us had the $32 price-fix meal, which included an appetizer, main course, and dessert (each category had numerous choices). The portions were sizeable, and represented... More 

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Orange County, CA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Bizou disappointed. It is a rambling affair in an excellent location. Service was slow and absent of attention, the food came out slow. I had a salad, a panini that came with fries, and water. The panini and fries were past optimal serving temperature, but I didn't want to send it back because I didn't want to wait another 40... More 

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Tustin, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Café Bizou is one of the restaurants in Pasadena that I frequent over and over again because the food is great and I have never been disappointed. Each time I go, I try a different dish; the food is always delicious! The staff is friendly and the ambiance is lovely. It is also conveniently located in Old Town Pasadena. After... More 

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Pasadena, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great food, lovely ambiance and we loved the from our "French" speaking waiter. We felt like being in Europe!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 91 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3919
    (Holly Street)
  • Public Transportation: Gold Line 1 block east on Holly Street
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-792-9923

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?