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219 Bistro

219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
+1 757-416-6219
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“pear salad” (7 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 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.

Date of visit: January 2018
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

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank francoish27
RZ R, Front Office Manager at 219 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.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank sanbax
RZ R, Front Office Manager at 219 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

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Bjorne3888
RZ R, Front Office Manager at 219 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

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank We-R-Voyagers
RZ R, Manager at 219 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

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.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank 933lelandt
RZ R, Manager at 219 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

Date of visit: September 2017
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

Date of visit: September 2017
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

Date of visit: September 2017
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

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Therainyc
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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$10 - US$25
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 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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