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219 An American Bistro

219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
+1 757-416-6219
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (34 reviews)
“crab cakes” (40 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
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11 - 20 of 280 reviews

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!

Reviewed 19 March 2018

There were four of us. Waitress was very attentive and we had an excellent meal by enjoying the french toast and omelets. Highly recommend!

Thank TP-NC1
RZ R, Public Relations Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed some of our brunch favorites. Thank you for taking time to leave us a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 26 February 2018

Ate here for the first time prior to attending even at Chrysler Hall. We got here early, about 4:45 so had a drink at bar. The restaurant opens and seats for dinner starting at 5. Nice bar, place was empty at this point. Fully stocked...More

Thank M C
RZ R, Public Relations Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for taking time to offer us your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and plan to return. We do hope to offer a "great" experience to all of our guests. Please never hesitate to speak with a manager...More

Reviewed 24 February 2018

Went to dinner before catching a show at the Wells Theater. We had a table of 5 and all plates went back to the kitchen clean. Great atmosphere and cocktails!

Thank 23321USTraveler
RZ R, Public Relations Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Three of us had a lovely dinner before a show at the Wells Theater. It was pretty empty when we arrived at 6 but quickly filled up. I had the salmon which was cooked perfectly and the asparagus was lightly battered. Prefer fresh roasted or...More

Thank bdaygirl
RZ R, Public Relations Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for taking time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. We do hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 30 January 2018

Visited 219 for a Sunday Brunch. Restaurant was almost empty. Their beef hash entry was dry and tasteless as was their key lime pie. Cappuccino machine was not working. The waiter was OK but that was about the only plus. Will not return.

Thank VaTechDad
Reviewed 22 November 2017

My wife and I were in Norfolk for the weekend. It was a cold and rainy Sunday and we were looking for something close to our hotel. We found 219 American Bistro. My wife started with a Mimosa. I had a do-it-yourself Bloody Mary. They...More

Thank francoish27
RZ R, Front Office Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Hi francoish27! We are so glad you were able to try our restaurant while visiting Norfolk! Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review! We do hope to see you again next time you're in town!

Reviewed 19 November 2017

Great menu. I had the crab bisque, fried oysters, lump crab salad, creme brulee. Every thing was fresh and delicious! The crab bisque was loaded with lump crab. We went early as were going to the theater. All tables full when we left.

Thank sanbax
RZ R, Front Office Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you so much for the kind review! We are very happy that you had such a wonderful dining experience at 219 Bistro! We always appreciate feedback from our guests and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 28 October 2017

I stopped here by myself before going to the waterfront in Norfolk. I was looking at a tourist magazine and the general manager asked me where I was visiting from. We also discussed some attractions I should see in Norfolk. Everyone was so friendly and...More

Thank Bjorne3888
RZ R, Front Office Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for taking your time to provide feedback and visiting 219 Bistro. We hope you can join us again on your next visit to Norfolk.

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Based on reviews, we thought we would give this restaurant a try. We stopped by on a Friday early evening and we were among only a few guests present. We both had specials of the day: Mrs. - a seafood combination of fish, shrimp, scallops...More

Thank We-R-Voyagers
RZ R, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for the 5-star review!! We are happy that you and your wife enjoyed our specials and even saved room for desserts. Next time, we recommend that you try some of our other weekly specials; Monday-Lobster Tail Tuesday-Prime Rib Sunday-Burger Night And an award...More

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$18 - US$31
Meals
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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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