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.

219 An American Bistro

219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
+1 757-416-6219
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (34 reviews)
“crab cakes” (40 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (284)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 280 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

10 friends got together for great meal in nice atmosphere. I had the calamari which was the best I’ve ever had - light and sweet. I’ve had calamari hundreds of times really good. Wines good but inexpensive. Several of us had the flounder which was...More

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice beer selection and a nice menu. I had the hummus platter and the honey cashew olive tapenade was amazing!!

Thank CarlH1540
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch with a group of friends here recently. We've never been here before, so it was a big unknown to us. Finding a parking spot proved a challenge, but we bumped into a city parking garage behind the restaurant - very handy. We...More

Thank Pfadfinder
Reviewed July 25, 2018

I have eaten here many times and enjoyed each and every meal. I wish I worked or lived closer so I could visit more often.

Thank Jsmith0772
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

So, we are in Norfolk to visit our Navy daughter and of course the first grandchild, so we need to have dinner. Turns out baby mama and grandchild must attend obligatory function, so wife and I head to the much-touted Bistro 219 down on Granby...More

1  Thank William D
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Walk in this bistro for dinner on a Tuesday night with a friend to be greeted and seated promptly. Staff friendly and attentive. We ordered drinks and their blackened ahi tuna. Warm soft bread was served while we waited for our meals. The tuna was...More

Thank LT T
Reviewed June 18, 2018

ODU graduation celebration at 219 An American Bistro. Food was great as was the service. Location was perfect.

Thank cathyhD4409XQ
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

The burger was completely dry and tasteless. I had a very bad show with my friends because I brought them there. NEVER COME BACK AGAIN!

Thank Gennaro P
Reviewed May 15, 2018

We were with a large group of people--people came early, some came later...with this water it didn't matter. He handled it all graciously and seamlessly. The Chicken Marsala is very good, as was my blackened Mahi. The bill (tip included and with 4 drinks) came...More

Thank Rhuizinga
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

This was a lunch with business colleagues. First we had to wait for the waiter. Then he took a long time to bring our drinks. We finally ordered and it took an excessive amount of time for the food to arrive. And of eight of...More

Thank Petra H
RZ R, Public Relations Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

We are so sorry to hear that we did not provide a wonderful experience for you & your colleagues. Your feedback will be discussed with the staff to use as a tool for further training to aid in preventing this from happening again. We certainly...More

Nearby HotelsSee all 37 hotels in Norfolk
Hilton Norfolk the Main
514 reviews
.16 miles away
Ramada Inn City Center
3 reviews
.18 miles away
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
1,023 reviews
.21 miles away
Courtyard Norfolk Downtown
404 reviews
.26 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
153 reviews
.04 miles away
Chartreuse Bistro
98 reviews
.05 miles away
Grace O'Malley's
106 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Battleship Wisconsin
1,317 reviews
.23 miles away
MacArthur Memorial
259 reviews
.13 miles away
938 reviews
.19 miles away
MacArthur Center
147 reviews
.13 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
May 4, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from RZ R | Property representative |
There is a city parking garage right behind and a lot of on street parking. Thanks for your inquiry .
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $31
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
    (Brooke Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-416-6219
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing