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219 An American Bistro

219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510
+1 757-416-6219
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Ranked #11 of 609 Restaurants in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $31
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Brooke Ave
Description: 219 an American Bistro continues downtown Norfolk's tradition of chef inspired and locally owned restaurants. With its location central to the vibrant downtown district, 219 an American Bistro is the place to see and be seen. The cuisine is American with an Asian twist and the ambiance upscale but never pretentious.
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Recently stopped by with a party of 10 (we were at a conference). We thoroughly enjoyed our meal (and we have a few picky people in our gang!). We had a reservation so were immediately seated. Service throughout the evening was excellent - and friendly (yet always professional). I didn't follow everyone's meal, but will hit a few highlights. Several... More

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ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your fantastic review. I will definitely pass your comments on to our entire staff. We use only the best and freshest ingredients, and appreciate it when customers realize it . Please visit us again , when you are in town. We strive to do better everyday. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Just had the most superb bowl of chicken & dumplings soup. Home made obviously. Grilled yellow tail burrito, delish! Highly recommend!

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ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for your review . I also had the chicken & dumplings yesterday and was going back today for more. Unfortunately or fortunately , we ran out. We strive to do better everyday Thanks Again More

Beverly Hills, Michigan
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

We ate dinner at this restaurant tonight and I had to write my review while the many positive aspects of our meal there were still fresh in my mind. First we came almost 45 minutes before our reservation. No problem, despite a busy Friday night, we were seated within 5 minutes, graciously. Our waiter was Leo, a true professional, with... More

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ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

Sue, Thanks so much for your fantastic review . I will certainly pass your comments on to our staff. Leo will be given a gift certificate as a reward for the excellent service he provided. I'm jealous of your living accomenfations. Be Safe. We strive to do better everyday. More

Williamsburg, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Okay, granted we went to 219 on a very busy night. Two plays were going on the same night at the nearby Wells and Chrysler theaters, so downtown was packed. But, we thought we allowed plenty of time to react to that. Our reservations were for 6:15 pm and we arrived right on time. We were served our food at... More

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ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

TravelMike, I apologize for your experience . We were very busy but that excuse is not acceptable. Unfortunately, we were short in the kitchen due to a flu going around our staff but that is not acceptable either. Please believe this is not the norm and I hope you give us another chance , since we do have great food,... More

Ocean Pines, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We where visiting Old Dominion University and took trip advisor reviews. This place is hands down excellent. Everything was top notch from entress to desert. The service was impecable and very attentive. The prices are extremley resonable and all food portions perfect. There tirrmisu desert is the very best we have had to date anywhere. This place is not too... More

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ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for your Fabulous Review . I will definitely pass your comments on to our staff. All of our homemade desserts are fantastic. Next time you are in try our key lime pie . Unbelieveable !! Don't forget to try our Nightly Specials Monday - Lobster Tail Night .. 2 Tails wide side for 18.99 .. Excellent More

Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Located in a historic Granby Street setting. The Cobb and Goat Cheese salads are hearty and reasonably priced. Service was a bit slow even though there were only two tables being served.

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ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your fantastic review. I'm very sorry to hear that the service was slow. I will definitely address this at our managers meeting. We strive to get better everyday. Don't forget to try our Nightly Special's. Tuesday is Prime Rib Night. 12oz prime rib with side 16.99 - Bargain & Delicious More

Chesapeake, VA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very good American cuisine. 219 has been a main stay on Granby St for many years. They offer a good variety of seafood and meat dishes. Their daily specials are always good. I really like the Tuesday night prime rib. The service is very good. The wine list is some what limited.

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ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We strive everyday to get better,, Don't forget to try our nightly specials . Monday - Lobster Tails 2 for 18.99 with side More

Chesapeake, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This was a date night dinner and we were walking by and decided to try it. Greeted by the friendly hostess and seated right away, despite not having reservations. Our absolutely fantastic server, Mark, made us feel like we were the only table he had! Made recommendations since it was our first time there, but I have a feeling that... More

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ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful review . I will definitely pass your comments on to our staff. We strive to get better everyday .. Dont forget to try our nightly specials . Monday is Lobster Tails 16.99 for 2 tails with a side .. More

Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Just walking up Granby Street in Norfolk looking for an interesting restaurant for dinner. Stopped a gentleman on the street and asked for a suggestion as to where to have dinner. 219 was his suggestion and that was the beginning of a very nice experience. The ambiance was delightful, the menu was quite varied and Tuesday Specials featured Prime Rib!... More

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ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

Dear 17th , Thanks for your marvelous review. That guy we hire to walk up and down the street finally paid off. Seriously , we are very happy you enjoyed yourself. We strive to do better everyday ... Try our nightly specials Tuesday Night 14oz Prime Rib and Side for 16.99 Marvelous More

Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Outstanding server. Very pleasant dining atmosphere.....real linens, immaculately clean facility. Good decor, charming sidewalk cafe too. Nice tasteful bar area in keeping with the restaurant. Great menu, fresh ingredients thoughtfully prepared. High quality for reasonable price. Loved the fried shrimp appetizer with remoulade! Will be back next trip to Norfolk. Nice to know you can have a fine dining experience... More

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ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for you fantastic review . Our dedicated staff work very hard making sure that every guest is taken care of. It makes us feel good , when we get a review like yours,. We strive to get better everyday. Thanks Again !! More

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Additional Information about 219 An American Bistro

Address: 219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: +1 757-416-6219
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 31
Cuisine: American

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