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Cafe Bizou

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91 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3919 (Holly Street)
+1 626-792-9923
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place. Food is delicious, staff is attentive. Seafood pasta and mussels from the lunch menu are fabulous. Escargot was fabulous.

Thank Becky O
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Cafe Bizou is a comfortable, relatively large restaurant near Old Town Pasadena. It is comfortable, friendly, and reasonably priced compared to other restaurants in the area. The staff is friendly and the service pretty good. Having said that, if you are craving authentic, delicious, core French food, you will be disappointed. We started with Escargot and the tuna tartare appetizers.... More 

Thank Robbin C
Daytona Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017

I went here with a group of 3 others shortly after their 11:30 opening. From start to finish it was very satisfying. Everyone in the group loved each of their dishes and the quantity was good. Service was smooth, polite and perfectly timed. Parking on the street at that time of day was available on the street although there is... More 

Thank Frank D
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

We had the March menu, which was great. Really nice food! But we were looking forward to a long evening, sharing a good bottle of wine, enjoying the food leisurely. That didn't happen. I was prepared by the reviews that service was slow... not at all! We didn't even bother to order the wine...We were still drinking the aperitif when... More 

Thank Marianne W
Coto de Caza, California
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Went here on a very rainy and cold day---had poor food and just as bad for dessert; My wifes' pasta with shrimp was badly over cooked,,,after a promising tuna tartare to start; Then , my blacked chicken/berry salad had nearly no berries plus no blackening spice on the chicken-- it was merely grilled and dry at that; For dessert--the flourless... More 

Thank 822JohnS
San Marino, California
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2016

We were driving around looking for a place to eat. When the menu was handed to us I did not see the "Can Not Split Entrees" sign at the bottom of the menu. My husband and I are small eaters. I have metastatic breast cancer and very, very little appetite. We were going somewhere after the restaurant so we couldn't... More 

Thank cgda2016
Santa Monica, California
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286 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2016

Well, it's just as I remembered from visits years ago to the Sherman Oaks venue. Good but not great food (probably missing great because of the raw materials and basic preparations with little creativity), very good service, little or no wine corkage, and a fun vibe of friendliness between customers and staff. All in the food is savory, kinda California... More 

Thank aresverde
San Diego
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016

We were excited to try this French Café with our friends. However, it took 1 hour and 47 minutes to get our food after we practically begged three times. All I had was a salad which probably took 5 minutes at the most to make....tasted wonderful when I finally got it. My husband had the stuffed mushrooms and they were... More 

Thank Debbie H
Glenn Dale, Maryland
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

four friends enjoyed a French-inspired dinner. Coq au vin, rack of lamb, leek and potato soup, escargots all reminded diner of shared meals in France. service was attentive and helpful. conversation was easy. desserts - sorbets and flourless chocolate cake - were enjoyable. this is a good choice in a neighborhood with many alternatives.

Thank Diane F
Tucson Arizona
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600 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,041 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016

We were staying just up the street at the Marriott Courtyard, and so, this restaurant was just about the closest. Had not been here for a number of years (last review 2010), and, my, have things changed. Service is outstanding now. We remembered how it had been, and sort of dreaded to be in the same situation. But, no, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: +1 626-792-9923

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?