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219 An American Bistro

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American, Bar, Pub
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219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805 (Brooke Ave)
+1 757-416-6219
10:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful experiance food was awsome and service was great. If you are on granby don't miss this spot

Thank Kevin D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

219 has been kind of hit or miss with the food. It hasn't been very satisfying to me. However, I know others who really enjoy it. As for drinks and beer, they do pretty good. Its a place I'd suggest to stop by and have a few. Try one of the appetizers. You might get lucky.

Thank ggigionth3go
Smithfield, Virginia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I and a close friend thoroughly enjoyed our dinner Friday at 219. The bistro can get loud, especially on a busy night, so you have to expect that. We were seated right away and our server was prompt and very pleasant throughout our visit. As we were ordering drinks , our server said they were out of... More 

Thank LSNS2652
Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

219 used to be our favorite go to spot for dinner. Last night we went and it was really dark inside and made it difficult to read the menu. Then we were told they had run out of the house wine which was a Malbec. Then we asked for mayonnaise and they were out of that and were sending someone... More 

Thank slcarraway
Kill Devil Hill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a great place to dine on Granby St. in downtown Norfolk, VA, head to 219. The restaurant has a consistently great menu and everything that comes out of the kitchen is a hit!

Thank Brian B
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I live downtown and often take family and meet friends at 219 for dinner and weekend brunch. The food is always prepared well and presented nicely. They also have a great happy hour at the bar during the work week with delicious bacon cheese burgers and fish tacos at super prices.

Thank piciii
Richmond, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I attend a business conference in Norfolk every year and have brought a large group here for dinner for the past 5 years. I won't be doing it again. While our server was amazing, everything else failed. The cocktails were not good, one of them didn't even have the gin, only the tonic. The food was just as bad. Fried... More 

Thank Kathy B
Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch today at 219. WOW! What a great find. Nice atmosphere (very busy around noon, so arrive a few minutes early for optimum seating choice). Menu is quite extensive. We started out with Southwestern Egg Rolls ($5.99). They were tasty (beans, cheese, meat) and came with a great chipotle sauce for dipping. Next we sampled a cup of the... More 

Thank virginian9
Norfolk, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The service was great and the food was delicious. I love the ambience. I would definitely go back there.

Thank xxxxxxxcxxx
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My friends and family enjoyed Sunday Brunch at 219 Bistro this Sunday. The menu is great!! Lots of things to choose from! Great Mimosas and a great atmosphere :)

Thank Kelli B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$31
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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
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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