About Bizou Brasserie
Tampa, FL 33602
Bizou Brasserie is located inside the Le Meridien Hotel in Downtown Tampa. Bizou Brasserie serves signature Contemporary American food, and Longitude Bar encourages mingling. Bizou offers the winning combination of superior cuisine, premium hand crafted cocktails, unparalleled atmosphere and first-rate service.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 6:00am - 11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Available through Hotel entrance
Private Party Facilities:
With Bizou's access to the banquet space within the Le Meridien Hotel, we can handle private parties small and large.
Private Party Contact:
Kristi Moser: (813) 999-8203
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Bizou Brasserie Ratings and Reviews
The food & drinks were excellent, but th ...
The food & drinks were excellent, but the service was rather poor. Our server audibly complained to us about everything from the number of tables he was serving that evening to our seating arrangement to keeping track of what was ordered. The service briefly improved after speaking to a manager, but then reverted to the original attitude. It was a celebratory occasion, but the service really cast a pall on the experience.
Outstanding experience. It began with th ...
Outstanding experience. It began with their most gracious & helpful valet. Then we became awed by historical architecture mixed with modern elegance. Then were greeted with creative & taste tempting menu selections; superb service with great attention to every detail; with above & beyond efforts to make the evening special & personal. Just not enough words to express how exceptional the facility & staff were. So said simply, thank you.
We wanted to vist Bizou Brasserie a ...
We wanted to vist Bizou Brasserie and look at Court Building. We got parking across the street, we were seated right away. We had fun people watching and listening to very
interesting music in the restaurant. We want to return for Brunch.
Unique site - it is the house restaurant ...
Unique site - it is the house restaurant in the Le Meridien hotel in downtown Tampa - more specifically, it is in the lobby of the former U.S. Courthouse, which Le Meridien has transformed into a boutique hotel. But the site isn't all, it's a fine restaurant with topnotch service. I've been here for business lunches and dinners many times before - they handle groups with apparent ease, by the way - this was my first time dining with my wife on "my own dime" and was quite pleased. The menu and wine list are modest in size but both have enough variety to please - and they do it all well - the preparation and presentation are artfully done and delicious. This has become one our (rather than just "my") favorite dining spots downtown
It was very quiet for a Monday lunch. I ...
It was very quiet for a Monday lunch. I ordered a chopped salad and added "prawns" to my salad. The "prawns" were nothing more than normal small sized shrimp just lightly grilled, no seasoning, just bland dry small shrimp. The salad did not have much at all in it except lettuce, radicchio and some onion. My bill was $23 with an unsweet iced tea. I just felt like a salad for $21 should have been way better. When I think if prawns I think really nice, fresh large plump grilled shrimp with a buttery finish. The salad just did not have any life to it. For such a beautiful restaurant and the prices charged, I was hoping for way better ☹️ I know of close by restaurants that has amazing salads, consistently for half the price! Sorry, honestly is best.
It took FOREVER to get our mimosas. We h ...
It took FOREVER to get our mimosas. We had to ask twice for them. The place wasn't busy at all. The chorizo was burnt and tough to chew. Portions were scant. $40 for coffee and two small breakfast plates is not a value. I guess we should have known when we walked at noon on a Sunday and the place was empty. Shame. It has such potential.
The service was extremely slow. The food ...
The service was extremely slow. The food was ok, but definitely not worth the price. We were staying at the hotel so the convenience is the only thing that made us eat here twice. Very over priced for what you get.
I organized a lunch for a group of ladie ...
I organized a lunch for a group of ladies here. I made the reservation several weeks ahead of time and called the day before to confirm. It was frustrating that they were not ready for us and didn't show they I had increased the number when I called. We had to wait for them to set up the table.
The fish sandwich I had for lunch had good flavor, but had a very tough center. I wasn't able to eat it as a sandwich and had to cut the meat of the skin embedded in the fish.
The service was ok, but included a 20% gratuity since we had a large party. Unfortunately the waiter mixed up two of our group's bills charging the wrong cards. After more than 20 minutes they were unable to fix the problem. One person ended up paying more than she should while another paid too little. The hostess offered us some macaroons while we waited and apologized, which was nice. However the overall experience was really disappointing.
The location and ambience is a one of ki ...
The location and ambience is a one of kind experience in Tampa. Service was great, starting with the bar outside, the hostess, and our waiter. Went for a Halloween party, so place was kind of loud, but that was to be expected. Food was great and drinks were strong. Overall wonderful experience and we will be going back.
The food was very bad and we could only ...
The food was very bad and we could only manage to eat a few spoons of the main meal: vegan risotto had too much acidity and the steak was too salty. The escargot were edible but not great. Too bad because the ambiance was nice but you cannot fail that badly in the food
Everyone else was very happy with their ...
Everyone else was very happy with their food, but I ordered a medium rare burger that was medium well at best. Would have sent it back, but my fella had scarfed down half before I ever took a bite. Bummer cuz I couldn't really eat it.
The previous time they got an order wrong as well, but all that being said, the ambience is amazing, service is good, wine is fantastic, and the food is pretty great when they get it right!
Total disappointment. The pics they put ...
Total disappointment. The pics they put online are of the bar which is very small but nice. The dining room is like stepping back to the 80s. Very drab in appearance, seating felt like a Dennys, nothing felt special or nice in the dining room (especially the carpet floor!?). Menu was a let down. French name but has 2 burgers on the menu, Italian dishes, grouper and rice...almost nothing evoking French cuisine. Wine selection was good. Total missed opportunity by the owners given the beauty and history of the building.
Our server Larry was a gem himself. All ...
Our server Larry was a gem himself. All smiles and extremely pleasant. Very attentive . Water glasses were always full. Larry also saw our parking pass and had it validated without being asked. I wish there were more people like Larry in this world.
We've been to Bizou before and enjoyed i ...
We've been to Bizou before and enjoyed it. This visit wasn't as good as the food was not as well prepared. The brunch menu seemed limited making selection challenging. Service was exceptional which made up for the food.
Ceviche was lacking seasoning, catch of ...
Ceviche was lacking seasoning, catch of the day was lack luster pasta accompaniment was overly salted. Bread served with dinner was dry. Very nice ambience and great lounge/bar area.
Celebrated our 10th Anniversary with din ...
Celebrated our 10th Anniversary with dinner at Bizou Brasserie. The restaurant is not very full, but we had a nice booth. The food was very good. Snapper was wonderful. Service was great!
Enjoyed the food and with the exception ...
Enjoyed the food and with the exception of a steak order that was ordered medium rare, but came out well done, all was tasty. Service was not great-there was only 2 other tables of people, but felt very rushed and pressured to make decisions. Was not offered a dessert menu or coffee without having to ask for it. The restaurant was not busy which made the server issue annoying. We'll give it another chance, but hopefully the service will improve.
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