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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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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
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Reviewed 1 week 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 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
Reviewed 17 April 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 23 April 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

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped into 219 on a rainy afternoon for a beer and to watch the Masters. Staff was friendly and personable and atmosphere was welcoming and casual. We will definitely come back to eat!

Thank 670beverlyc
RZ R, Public Relations Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank You for joining us & we look forward to seeing you again!

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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, Drinks, Brunch, 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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