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119 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
+1 434-977-1818
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

My friend and I had lunch one afternoon sitting outside under an umbrella which helped shield us from the sun. We both ordered salads and were delightfully impressed with the beet salad and also with a mixed greens salad that I added salmon. Both were delicious!

2 Thank cindymick
Level Contributor
92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here whilst on holiday in the area. The staff are really friendly and the menu offers a nice variety of tasty dishes. We sat in the outside area, which was great for a warm evening. The only downside is that they closed pretty early and the waitress looked fairly offended when we wanted to order a final... More 

1 Thank Saar01
Washington, DC
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

The food here is great and a nice environment inside or outside in the pedestrian mall. Well prepared and well presented. we've dined there on both our visits to Charlottesville.

1 Thank eclWashington_DC
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

I had the rock fish special, and it was delightful. Served on a bed of farro, with a subtle sauce, wow, very nice. The chocolate bread pudding was "light," which I know doesn't sound right, but it was very good. I confess that I buy mostly American and Aussie wine these days. Bizou's wine list is all about European wine,... More 

1 Thank Steve B
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508 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

Going to the historic downtown mall is a must while in Charlottesville. There are many, many restaurant choices here, but this one is not to be missed. It may be tiny in size but mighty in taste. You won't be sorry with your choice of Bizou. Firstly, the menu selection is varied. Second, the tastes are flavorful and even unique.... More 

1 Thank EmEs
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

Unpretentious appearance, but we decided to try it as we strolled the downtown mall. Tiny front - like tiny! Outside dining was available, but we sat indoors in the small, funky dining room. The menu was diverse - we decided on a shared mix of small plates - which weren't all that small - gazpacho, grilled asparagus salad, a "veggie... More 

2 Thank Tanvandriver
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90 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

The chef/owner, Vincent, is energetic, friendly and creative, working the line while directing his staff AND running around to bring more supplies from stock. We were in town for the UCLA/UVA football game (UCLA WON…..yay) looking for a place to eat Sunday brunch at the mall, where we were staying at the Omni. We cruised the mall checking out menus... More 

1 Thank architect95
St. Petersburg, Florida
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225 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Last minute dinner plans changed so we were wandering around looking for a restaurant. This restaurant has little appeal since it is a tiny little place and mainly outside dining. It was chilly but we decided to give it a go. We were delightfully surprised. Never judge a restaurant by its appearance. Four different meals and four happy customers. What... More 

1 Thank Caroline Y
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We were able to get a table outside to watch everyone walking around and hear music. The food was good and employees were friendly.

1 Thank YiaYiaGalion
Lake Ridge, Virginia
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

The menu was interesting and had many choices that would accommodate a variety of preferences, with several creative vegetarian offerings. We had one of their specials, trout with pesto and a mango jicama salad, which was fantastic! The two of us ordered the special, shared an appetizer and drank water, which I think came to around $60. They also had... More 

1 Thank A_Tropical_Snowstorm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?