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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (34 reviews)
“crab cakes” (40 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30 Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
219 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1805
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Two years ago I posted a rave about 219 and said the only difficulty was its new set of high expectations. In the several times we have visited since, it's been just okay. Last night was not even okay. After ordering cocktails (which were excellent,...More

2  Thank Toy S
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

I want to apologize for your experience. We have taken steps to make sure it doesn't happen again. I certainly hope you give us another chance. If you do ask for Ron. We strive to do better everyday.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

We dined Friday night before catching a show at the Wells Theater. I had the Southwestern Caesar Salad and my husband ordered salmon, I believe. The food was awesome and the wine was great. The staff was courteous and polite. The dessert, a toffee cheesecake...More

Thank Darrylswife0701
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thanks so much for your fabulous review. I will pass your comments on to our entire staff. We strive to do better everyday.

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with some friends while on business in Norfolk. Love the food and the service. They have enough choices that you should be able to find something to your liking. We all left full and happy. Try the she crab soup, you...More

Thank Philip E
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Wonderful food and service today for my college alum in the area. Everyone ordered individually. Every order was perfect. Good to know it's open on Saturday for brunch.

Thank ConstantTraveler28
Reviewed 12 April 2017

great deals on mimosas and bloddy marys for brunch. they have a great brunch menu and it offers something for everyone. The outdoor seating is delightful.

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Dined here with eight friends on a busy Friday night and was impressed with the attentive and patient service and the good eats. Brunch for two alfresco on Sunday was just as satisfying. Our group corner dinner table at the back of the restaurant enabled...More

Thank Cyclingsanta
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We went to Norfolk to attend a theater performance and chose this restaurant at random. We did well. Allowing two hours for dinner and being asked upon arrival if we were going to a show, we had plenty of time to eat, drink, be merry...More

Thank windrush197
ronvabea, Manager at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Windrush197, Thank you for your review. I am glad that you stumbled upon 219 American Bistro and were able to enjoy an excellent meal before you went to the theater. We hope to see you again soon. We strive to do better every day!

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I would give a zero if possible. Went here on the recommendation of someone local. We arrived around 5:30 and we're immediately seated as they were not busy. After looking at the menu, my husband ordered prime rib and I ordered pork chop. About ten...More

Thank momngrandma
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

I apologize for your experience . This must have happened last Tuesday. We only had 6 orders and sold 4 to the very first table. The last 2 were rejected by our chef as he felt they were not suitable for service. This was relayed...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We found the restaurant on OpenTable. They had same day reservations available. We were immediately seated. The energy and decor was very inviting. I was excited to see the delicious offerings on the menu. I had the made to order omelette, my sister had a...More

Thank Aneig1998
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

After walking out of another downtown restaurant in which we were ignored for almost 10 minutes, finding 219 was like a refuge. We were greeted immediately upon arrival, sat, given water, and cared for throughout our meal. The menu featured a smaller number of choices...More

Thank Rebby2k
ronvabea, Owner at 219 An American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Rebby , Thanks so much for taking the time to give us this tremendous review. Our she crab soup is the best and also one of my favorites. 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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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