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219 An American Bistro

219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
+1 757-416-6219
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
“pear salad” (6 reviews)
“crab cake” (20 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
All hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I were in town for a veterinary conference and had dinner Tuesday evening. I had the prime rib special and my husband had the Teriyaki Salmon dish. Both were excellent, prepared and served just right. The service was excellent as well. We...More

Thank jmopaso
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted by our server shortly after being seated. We ordered bloody Marys from the make-it-yourself bar, which is always fun. After our Eggs Benedict's were delivered to our table, our server asked if we would need anything else. We asked for silverware and...More

Thank Therainyc
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to add to your list if you haven't been. Eggs Benedict was tasty but I really loved the breakfast potatoes! We were seated at a round table by the window, perfect!

Thank Vabeachfam2006
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Stopped by here with my wife and her brother who was visiting from Colorado. Had a fantastic brunch...crab cakes, lobster Benedict and a lobster omelet coupled with fried green Tomatos with crab. Each plate was well prepared and presented. Overall a memorable visit.

Thank JimCarroll3
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I went this past Sunday morning for Sunday brunch. First, the service was outstanding--pleasant, helpful and very attentive. You can't beat the $3 Bloody Mary bar with a wide range of garnishes. The Eggs Benedict were very tasty. A fine Sunday morning experience.

Thank SteveN453
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Steven , Thanks for your review . We also like our bloody mary bar but you should also try our mimosa's . They are my favorite. We strive to do better everyday !! Thanks Again

Reviewed 10 July 2017

You cannot go wrong with 219. Whether its brunch, lunch or dinner you will get excellent service and food. This restaurant is where I met my husband. We've been going now for almost 20 years. The staff is well trained and courteous. If you bring...More

Thank Rick H
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Rick , Thanks for your fantastic review . We are excited not only you but your dog enjoyed his visit. We strive to do better everyday !!

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Superior Bloody Mary. We ordered during Brunch. No way to go wrong. Eggs Benedict were excellent as was

Thank Jerry J
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Jerry, Thanks so much for your wonderful review . Next time in try our mimosa's , they are fantastic. We strive to do better everyday !! Thanks Again !!

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant 2 times prior to this visit and it has never let me down. This visit, however, had to be the best yet. Our waitress was amazing! She didn't inundate us with a thousand how are you doings, but was...More

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 21 June 2017

My daughter, her mother-in-law and I reserved a table at 6:15 on a weekday night. We needn't have made a reservation because the restaurant wasn't crowded. Our waitress was very attentive, and she made sure everything was satisfying with our drinks and meals. We ordered...More

Thank cookieladyjoanne
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This was not my first time at the 219 but it has been awhile. The food was over cooked, dry and flavorless. Sent it back after the manager asked for the chance to fix it. The replacement was correct but for me a restsurant that...More

Thank edward c
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Response from ronvabea | 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, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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