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219 An American Bistro

219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
+1 757-416-6219
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (34 reviews)
“crab cakes” (40 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:30 Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to go to, especially during Norfolk restaurant week. An eclectic menu and a decent bar scene.

Thank neilbW2536XR
Reviewed 20 September 2018 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 9 September 2018

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

Thank CarlH1540
Reviewed 21 August 2018 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 26 July 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 21 July 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 20 June 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 18 June 2018

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

Thank cathyhD4409XQ
Reviewed 27 May 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 15 May 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
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4 May 2015|
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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
US$18 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
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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