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219 An American Bistro

219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
+1 757-416-6219
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (34 reviews)
“pear salad” (7 reviews)
“veal meatloaf” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
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Reviewed October 22, 2016

My friend and I were shopping at the mall and wanted something new, a sales clerk recommended 219. It was a beautiful day so we left the mall and walked a few block to the restaurant. We were seated right away and while we looked...More

Thank Navywife25
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Breakfast menu look good. Lunch was limited to some sandwiches. Place is a pretty standard American fare. Nothing amazing but did the job for a quick lunch.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed September 28, 2016

On a recent visit to Norfolk. Stopped in 219 Bistro for brunch. Surroundings cozy and in line with the area. Waitress friendly and efficient. What stoud out for me; how fast we got our food, despite having quite a few patrons. Also, the make your...More

Thank Mel L
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2016

Mel, Thanks so much for your review. We are very happy you enjoyed our Bloody Mary bar and we are actually in the process of making it better. We strive to do better everyday !!!

Reviewed September 27, 2016

When the 219 Bistro first came on the scene, it set the bar for dining excellence. The menu featured unique and creative fare prepared by chef Marilyn and Eric. Several ownership transitions have occurred since, and with each one it seems the dining experience has...More

Thank Dawn M
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2016

Number One Seller : I'm so sorry you didn't enjoy your crab cake, it remains our number one seller. We agree that every chef adds and subtracts from receipes but this one is still stellar. We use no filler. We certainly hope you will return...More

Reviewed September 21, 2016

Went there for a late lunch, it was nice and empty. Tuna was amazing, bison burger was great and fries was the best I've had. The waitress was really nice and friendly. Will definitely come back.

Thank 0lga5
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I was in Norfolk for a conference five days. A group of ten we had the Crispy Fried Calamari was amazing had a kick spicy. I give it 5 stars. I also had the Wedge Salad Iceberg Lettuce, Red Onion, Tomato, Bacon, Bleu Cheese Crumbles...More

Thank JPSto
ronvabea, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

JPSto, thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us during your conference. Our key lime pie is the greatest, our chef makes it from scratch and it is my favorite thing to order when i treat...More

Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here. Ordered flounder. It was good. Ordered a G&T. It was the worst I've ever had -- bitter, and the tonic was flat. Server was efficient and attentive, however. I would eat here again.More

Thank ryan61562
ronvabea, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Ryan, thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your meal, i do apologize that you received a gin and tonic that was not to your expectation. I have discussed this with our staff and have changed the type of tonic we keep...More

Reviewed September 12, 2016

Two of us found this place sort of by accident. We were walking down Granby Street in Norfolk, trying to find a good lunch spot, when we stumbled across 219 American Bistro. It wasn't too formal or too dumpy. It offered a trendy-looking menu that...More

Thank Larry W
ronvabea, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Larry, thank you for your review. Our staff strive to make every visit to our restaurant memorable. Our chef takes pride in his dishes and is always creating new specials and updating our menu to keep our guests excited to come in for lunch and...More

Reviewed September 10, 2016

Good food, fair price and good service. Chef came by to check on meal and answer questions. Very good value. Allowed us to linger unpressured.More

Thank thomasglossop
ronvabea, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Thomas, thank you for your review. Our staff love to answer questions and make our guests feel at home while dining in our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit and hope that you will continue dining with us and trying the delicious items...More

Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I had high hopes for this neat little restaurant. The location and service are great, but for me the seafood platter was...meh. The shrimp and crabcake both tasted great, but the hushpuppies and fish came overcooked. The scallops tasted good, but the breading fell off...More

Thank Allons-y-2
ronvabea, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Allons-y-2, thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that everything did not meet your expectations. We have recently made some changes to our menu and hope that you will give us another shot. We strive to do better every day!

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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 .
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 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.
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