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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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Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Most recent review
Clearly on the decline.

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
RMA626
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Orange County, CA
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Orange County, CA
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Altadena, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Dined at Café Bizou on a Wednesday evening. Despite the glowing reviews, we were disappointed with almost every dish we tried. My lobster bisque was overseasoned and had just one chunk of lobster, which was cold. My wife's baked mushroom appetizer was mushy, with almost no flavor. I had the "salmon" entrée, but it was the whitest salmon I've ever... More 

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Farmers Branch, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had a very lovely dinner at Cafe Bizou. There was a lot going on in Pasadena that day and night so we had a bit of a wait in spite of having a reservation.Given that, the staff was still friendly and the service very good. It was enjoyable night and a fun dinner!

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Park City, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We ducked in here for lunch while shopping. The food is very well-priced considering the quality- it's not world class but I don't get what people expect for a 16 dollar three course meal. I had a very nice bowl of seafood linguine, which while oversalted, had some chunks of actual lobster. Salads were fresh, desserts not overly sweet. Service... More 

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Simi Valley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Service and food were great from beginning to end - we closed the place down and were not rushed in anyway

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Vienna, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Cafe Bizou in Pasadena has welcoming dining rooms and a prix fixe lunch menu that seems tailor made for groups - families, book clubs, friends' reunions. Service is friendly and attentive. The menu items sound much more appealing than they actually are, however. Not that the plates ordered at our table were bad; they were just so-so. The only standout... More 

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Queensland
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179 reviews 179 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We were taken here by relatives who had been here before and recommended it highly. The place has a really nice ambience. We all ordered something different and we were all very impressed with the meals. We took advantage of the $1 soup and salad offer! The offer a 3 course set meal for $29 as well with a few... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We visited Pasadena's Cafe Bizou in October while they were offering a 3 course fixed price menu where you choose from a nice variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. I liked how the 1st or 3rd course could be substituted for a glass of house wine. The Cesar salad that I ordered was perfectly dressed and proportioned. The salad greens... More 

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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?