1 star due to issues all over the place. Walked in at 7:40 for 7:45 reservation, didn’t even get a hostess to get our name till 8:03. Couple in front of us had 7:30 reservation and didn’t get hostess to take name till 7:55. We were the only ones in line... Apparently it takes the manager, the hostess, and an assumed chef to clean and redo tables. Yet I counted 8 tables were open for use when we arrived... They then tried to seat us at a small 2-top off to side and next to restrooms, while they didn’t care to offer the 4-top that was available to the couple in front of us but not us. Asked for the booth that was empty, they said someone reserved the table, yet we reserved a table and only ones in line and was 20min+ past our reservation time. Food was highlight of night I guess. Got steak (amazing) with garlic mash (no garlic, just scoop of reg mash) and mushrooms (cup of mushrooms thrown into small side bowl like at chilis/applebees) Waitress was nice, but charged me an extra side ($6) and the orders we got did not match menu price. My steak was $32 and my gf’s was $35 on menu; check had 30/38... $1 more. Also, asked couple outside who was before use in line how there time was jokingly, they sent back one bar drink and had a hair in the guys dish. So pretty much every corner with this place was hit for do not go again.
The ambiance was very chill here and that was probably only the nicest part of our experience. Our service was okay.. I made reservations at 5pm on a Saturday and we got our food at 5:57. We did not order anything out of the ordinary and keep in mind we were one of the first people in the restaurant at 5pm. Our server brought out the wrong wine for my boyfriend at first and then it took about 30 minutes for her to bring out some lemons and straws I asked for initially when we sat down. I do not see myself coming back here because there simply is no reason to come all the way to downtown Tampa for something I can simply experience at a chain restaurant nearby my house.
Bizou has amazing decor and ambiance and the food is good, but never blows my mind. My drink was pretty bad and so gin-forward that I was hammered immediately. It's a good restaurant but probably not a fave.
Tile fish a little tasteless otherwise a good evening
Absolutely amazing! We had such a delicious meal. The sweet potato soup was the best I’ve ever had. Our waiter was fantastic. The is a must eat experience.
Fantastic service and great food. Would definitely come back. Found out about this place through Open Table while looking in an area for a table that was available.
Everything was great. Went for breakfast , I had traditional breakfast and my friend had the eggs Benedict which was recommended and very good!
Disappointing. Service was poor, and although it was Gasparilla weekend, only about 25% of the tables had diners. There were only 2 waiters. We were not given menus until we got up to ask for them.. we had to ask for bread 3 times before it arrived.. our 2nd round of drinks was not well poured- all cranberry juice and no vodka.. food was ok but ordinary, and given that it was not at all crowded, the food took too long to arrive. We were excited to try Bizou because of its history with the courthouse- but we now understand why we were able to get a reservation on Gasparilla weekend. We will not be back
Felt very hotelish not like a French restaurant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
First time there. We went an hour early to try the bar. The valet parking was wonderful, especially for downtown. The bar was quite large with lots of high top seating and some more lounge type areas. We sat right at the bar and had Matt as our bartender. He was really friendly and crafted delicious favorites. We ordered an appetizer and it arrived surprisingly quickly. When we went to be seated at our table I hinted a little dismay at being right at the checkout computer station and the hostess quickly moved us to a lovely cushioned booth. The food we ordered was staged at appropriate intervals. The food was good. Only reasons I didn’t give fives across the board: it was a little loud and we thought cloth tablecloths would both go with the upscale ambience and damp the noise a bit; also, the lighting in the restaurant part was kind of general and bright. It would have felt a lot more intimate with lower directed lighting similar to the bar area. All in all though it was a fun experience (the musician was wonderful), and we definitely be back!
Food and service was great.
Awesome! The food was really great especially the fettuccine.
We live within walking distance and wanted to try this place for the first time. What a mistake! We waited 10 to 15 minutes at the front desk for someone to show up and seat us. I finally had to go into the dinning room to fine someone to seat us. We were so frustrated by this time we only ordered an appetizer and left. Too bad since we live in the neighborhood and it's a beautiful place, but the service was beyond BAD! Never again!
Steak was flavorless. Service was intermittent. Waiter seemed more concerned with his regular cigarette breaks than our meal.
Food and service for great love the atmosphere. A little pricey on some items that to be expected I guess. Overall excellent Experience. I would recommend this to friends and family and I will be coming back again.
Food was not hot.
Went for Christmas dinner Dec 2017. The server was very attentive, gave suggestions answered questions about ingredients and food allergies and checked back on us frequently during the meal. I ate the Christmas dinner special, which I shared with another person and added a side and shared an appetizer. There was a huge helping of scalloped potatoes, which were tasty. The ham was 4 ounces of the small half moon hams you get at the grocery store with a pineapple sauce. There were 4 spears of asparagus. I would have enjoyed it more if it were served hot, rather than barely warm. The meal was adequate, but not special. It tasted like a hotel buffet holiday meal. I was glad I shared a meal and saved $25 or more. I loved the ambiance, decor, location etc. Would return for drinks and apps but not for a meal. It was not very busy on Christmas, but I see how the noise level could get very high on a busier day.
This was a Christmas Eve meal. Whether the staff was shorthanded or our particular server is just inattentive, the service was not commensurate with the location/decor, the food, etc.
Staff was overwhelmed with work. Due to the holidays there must have been many missing.
They tried hard to please and cope. They were extra friendly.
The food was great. Beautiful presentation.
Our wait, after reservations was 2 hours and our main courses never arrived. We had to ask 4 times for our drinks and when asked for bread on the table, it was thrown down at us. Really poor all the way around.