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119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
+1 434-977-1818
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“meatloaf” (38 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
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Reviewed January 11, 2015

You'd never know it by judging from the appearance but the food here is consistently good, with that light, healthy, fresh theme that is so wonderful. The quirky decor may be a bit off putting to some but I found it charming and intimate in...More

2  Thank momof4Pittsburgh
Reviewed December 19, 2014

Nice wine list, local beer and ales. Food from steak to fish to vegetarian, all presented beautifully. We shared the smoked ribs as a starter (I should have just ordered two helpings and had that as my entree they were so delicious.) Then the rock...More

2  Thank wvjake
Reviewed December 18, 2014

The atmosphere is something like a 50s-60s diner, with defunct jukebox selecting machines on the walls of the booths. They have staples like meatloaf, but have gone upscale with complex sauces on salmon and chicken. Good wine list.

3  Thank putnik123
Reviewed December 2, 2014

This little restaurant, a while back, used to be a Soda Fountain. The walls do still have individual juke boxes at the wooden booth sites but it is not soda fountain food or ambiance. It's tiny, dark, the kitchen is right when you walk in,...More

2  Thank italywithamare
Reviewed November 22, 2014

A local recommended this place to us during our visit to Charlottesville. She said, "This place look like a bit of a hole in the wall, but the food is sooo good." She was exactly right! Inside, it's cozy and the walls are covered with...More

1  Thank EAHD
Reviewed November 12, 2014

Another excellent meal in C'ville. Dropped in without reservation. 25 wait, but we were lucky it was that fast. The restaurant is small. For starters we had tuna ceviche salad and fettuccine. Tuna was good, but Fettuccine was heavenly - perhaps the best pasta dish...More

Thank Ella_RM
Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Good variety of food choices. Menu is marked with gluten free and vegan options. The bacon wrapped fig appetizer is excellent but not always on the menu. Offers indoor and outdoor seating (weather permitting)

Thank hrprofessional
Reviewed October 24, 2014

Met family here - their choice. All five of us had wonderful meals. Two different salads were ordered and plates all but licked clean. Four different entrees were ordered - they were devoured. Two different desserts were ordered and again, the plates were all but...More

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed October 22, 2014

I came here for brunch on a beautiful day and sat outside. I enjoyed a Bloody Mary and a poached egg on a homemade herb biscuit with asparagus. It was a nice brunch but I do wish there had been 2 eggs instead of one....More

Thank Cville12369
Reviewed October 15, 2014

As many others have done, we walked the entire pedestrian mall checking our menus of each of the restaurants. This one looked unique and had decent prices. The service was great, and very friendly. We were impressed by the knowledge of the menu by our...More

1  Thank authored
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David H
March 8, 2017|
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Response from Bizou M | Property representative |
Hello David (and Grace!)- Thanks for reaching out. We DO tend to buy heavily from the Old World both for the sake of food pairings (we're a French bistro at heart) and for economical purposes. We strive to find wines of... More
April 10, 2016|
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Response from Charles D | Reviewed this property |
BIZOU does take reservations for parties of 4 or more, but not for brunch.
December 22, 2015|
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Response from MarkWittkofski | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they most definitely have gluten-free options! Check out their website, Bizou-Charlottesville for their menu. Happy Eating!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-1818
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