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122 N Main St, Decatur, IL 62523
217-422-7000
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great birthday celebration

We have been going to the Bizou for years but the experience we had last Saturday was by far the best. I had invited another couple from out of town to join us. We brought in a couple of bottles of special wine we got for the occasion. One was a bubbly so Dana brought frosted flutes. She asked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Aldepew
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to the Bizou for years but the experience we had last Saturday was by far the best. I had invited another couple from out of town to join us. We brought in a couple of bottles of special wine we got for the occasion. One was a bubbly so Dana brought frosted flutes. She asked if... More 

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Thank Aldepew
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Wanted this to be great but it was only average. Warm welcome but had to ask for menus. Menu had interesting possibilities, lots of variety. Service was mixed, nothing special. Three of same house salad but each was different. One was drowning in the vinaigrette dressing maling that salad inedible. However no one came by so we could ask for... More 

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Thank mp s
Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Traveling through Decatur for a family event - driving down main street looking for a quick bite, we walked into Bizou - absolutely fabulous food and wonderful service. The best clams with buttery, wine sauce, fantastic pot stickers and kimchi - who would have thought - every dish delicious - highly recommended.

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Thank Parker1996
Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a date night, made reservations not really sure they were necessary since it wasn't that busy but will always do just in case. The food was delicious, steak was cooked perfectly!! Loved the atmosphere and the service was great. Ordered a drink and it wasn't all that great, didn't say anything but the waitress brought me a... More 

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Thank Kristy198802
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My first visit to Bizou, and it was excellent. I love the open kitchen at Bizou, because restaurants with open kitchens tend to be confident (perhaps cocky) about their chefs and food. And that confidence is in full bloom at Bizou. The chefs efficiently and quietly prepare meals within view of diners in perfect kitchen choreography. The best part of... More 

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1 Thank William E
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

After a long morning dealing with my father's estate we stopped here for lunch. The food was great! Better half had the eggs Benedict special and I had the figgylicious grilled cheese. The grilled cheese was great! It was served on farmer's bread with fig preserves, and a melange of cheeses. It was so good! We live in a big... More 

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Thank Camster1
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Every time I have eaten here the food has been fantastic! It is a little pricy by Decatur standards...but not out of line with other restaurants of this calibre. We usually save this one for special occasions, or when we just want a nice quiet meal. The last time I ate here was Valentine's Day and we got the special...Have... More 

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1 Thank Robin K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant offers a quiet relaxing atmosphere and an eclectic decor. The menu is varied from med range to expensive for the area. Your table provides a view of the chefs at work as well as the high pressed tin ceiling and the old original cast iron columns of this vintage building. Large canvases by local artists grace the walls... More 

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Thank Harry C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great affordable, gourmet bistro that uses local, fresh ingredients. My favorite Decatur IL place to eat!

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Thank Robin C
Decatur, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have gone twice on Tuesdays where they have a small plate menu and ordered 4 to 6 small plates both times. They were all wondrful. It was a great way to sample a variety of tasty food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 122 N Main St, Decatur, IL 62523
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: 217-422-7000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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