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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (35 reviews)
“pear salad” (7 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 9 May 2017 via mobile

Some coworkers and I were in town and stopped here for lunch one day. They ordered crab dishes and I got the curry chicken salad. I really enjoyed my chicken salad as they did their crab. Staff was very friendly and nice. Would definitely recommend...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank hopew73
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Was a walk in and they sat us after a few minute wait with a lot of tables open. Not very conducive for smaller children. Good food. Great service. Casual place for seafood. Would go again just us adults and would recommend.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank stephaniesX92ZS
ronvabea, Owner at 219 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Stephanie , I apologize for your wait but am glad you enjoyed your meal and will return. We strive to do better everyday. Thanks Again !!

Reviewed 4 May 2017

...the she crab bisque was very off-putting for my son, who described it as 'bland' and wondered whether the crab was real or imitation. My hamburger and fries was average, and, like the overall atmosphere of the restaurant, rather lackluster. My son was given the...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Will C
ronvabea, Owner at 219 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Will, I am sorry to hear you didn't enjoy our she crab soup. Most people rave about it. Just so you know we don't use imitation . Glad to hear you enjoyed our desserts , all desserts are made on premises. We strive to do...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

After a conference, several of us got together to have dinner. We didn't want to go far from the Marriott where we were staying. We settled on 219 after checking on the reviews from TripAdvisor. Since some of us had snacked late in the afternoon,...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Myrna F
ronvabea, Owner at 219 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Myrna, Thanks for your review . We are glad that you joined us and hope to see you again on your next visit. We strive to do better everyday ! Thanks Again

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Did not know what to expect in Norfolk as it was our first time. We were very pleasantly surprised. The staff were incredibly pleasant and kind. Saw hostess be so king to an older customer .... so awesome to see. Food was very good and...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank tGoNosh
ronvabea, Owner at 219 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

To Go Nosh , Thanks so much for your fantastic review. I will definitely tell our entire staff. We are glad you enjoyed the surf & turf. We strive to do better everyday .

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

Date of visit: April 2017
2  Thank Toy S
ronvabea, Owner at 219 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

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Darrylswife0701
ronvabea, Owner at 219 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

Date of visit: March 2017
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.

Date of visit: April 2017
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.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Eric T
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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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