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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 25
    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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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

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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101 reviews 101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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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?