We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Bizou

$$
French, Californian
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
91 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3919 (Holly Street)
Gold Line 1 block east on Holly Street
626-792-9923
Website
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 111 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Standard and unimaginative.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Semperviator
,
Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tustin, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pasadena, California
Reviewer
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Altadena, California, United States
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Farmers Branch, Texas
Senior Contributor
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Park City, Utah
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vienna, Virginia
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cafe Bizou also viewed

 

Been to Cafe Bizou? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Bizou staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?