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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)
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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 20 October 2017 via mobile

Good food with a nice variety on the menu. Had the fried oysters to start and crab cake for the main course. Both very good. Friendly waiter that wasn’t to overbearing.

Thank 933lelandt
RZ R, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for the positive feedback about your dining experience. We take pride in providing great food and service to our guests. See you next time!

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Went to the 219 as part of a party of 8 on a Tuesday night. The restaurant is clean and well-designed. We were seated immediately with the party slit among 2 tables. I had the flatiron steak which was excellent. Other members of the party...More

Thank RMG4369
Reviewed 26 September 2017

My friend and I chose this place randomly because the menu outside looked good. I initially asked for the pear-Gorgonzola flatbread with caramelized onions and pecans. However, I was informed that the flat breads were discontinued, even though they were still on the menu. So,...More

Thank TheAmazingJackie
Reviewed 24 September 2017

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 28 August 2017

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!

1  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 !!

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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