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
Had a reservation but took a bit to get ...
Had a reservation but took a bit to get seated, hostess kept taking phone calls while we stood in front of her. Once seated, after receiving water and bread quickly, we didn't see our waitress for more than 30 minutes. Had to wave down a manager to give our drink and dinner order. Martinis were great, unfortunate that we waited almost 45 minutes to get them. Fried zucchini ribbons appetizer was awful; was like eating really bad pork rinds. Salmon and steak entrees were perfectly prepared. Main entrees and live music were the only redeeming qualities. Hit our favorite night spot on Royal afterward, to keep our Friday night from being a total waste. Won't come back for a second try.
Better food presentation, and silver war ...
Better food presentation, and silver ware that you eat with and go in your mouth does not go on the bare table as they were when we sat at our table. Make sure the tables and seating are wiped clean before guest arrive seats had crumbs. These are my recommendations for the restaurant.
I was very disappointed with the food. T ...
I was very disappointed with the food. The escargot tasted as if they were canned, the shrimp fondue is just a dip, and the food overall very salty. I decided to go here as I saw it on Emeril's top places to it. Far from it. I think the food was frozen and only wanted up on site. However, our waitress was very polite and attentive. The food tasted horrible!
This was my first time at the restaurant ...
This was my first time at the restaurant and I was pleased with the quality of service. I chose this restaurant for its ambiance and they did not discount. It was delightful and the live music was great. Most importantly the food was delicious! Definitely recommend it.
Love the live music and the bar area is ...
Love the live music and the bar area is beautiful. Great HH drinks and the HH tacos are pretty good. Unfortunately the food was not the greatest. Our main dish took 50 mins to arrive, the ceviche was bland and was just shrimp - no on fish or assorted seafood, and the duck did not taste fresh (I had to send it back). For these reasons I'd only return for a cocktail and move on for dinner.
I know it's weird for high marks on Food ...
I know it's weird for high marks on Food, Service, and Ambiance, but a low overall. I had made a reservation for 6:15 but when we arrived the hostess said there was a little delay and ask if we would like to wait at the bar. No problem, until 6:45 rolls around and we are no where close to being seated. So my wife and I ate at the bar. The bar tenders were fantastic, entertaining, and made some pretty amazing cocktails! The food was incredible and the atmosphere is open and beautiful.
From the moment Charlie greeted us at th ...
From the moment Charlie greeted us at the front desk to the great service by our server, Neil, we enjoyed our causal lunch before a performance at the Tampa theater. The meal was wonderfully plated, the fries delicious but must say the veggie burger was not what was expected. It was rather mushy, however, the flavor was good.
Next time in Tampa, I would definitely stop by again and enjoy the quiet atmosphere and the beautiful design of this establishment.
We had a very romantic evening in a beau ...
We had a very romantic evening in a beautiful setting. We don't normally eat at hotel restaurants but we weren't disappointed in the food or atmosphere here. It used to be an old court house and still has many of its artifacts and architectural details. The service was excellent, friendly and discreet. We were here pre theater and had a nice easy walk to the Straz.
We waited 15 minutes for a server and an ...
We waited 15 minutes for a server and another 15 minutes for table water. I'd like to thi k of myself, and the other three people I dined with, as patient and appreciative. However, this was hands down the wrost service I have had a restaurant to date.
Service was poor, waited forever for foo ...
Service was poor, waited forever for food. Actually the last to leave due to long delay. Food when it arrived was ok, not great. The hostess Charlie tried to help as best she could but essentially we were ignored by wait staff, told there was no table for us by another hostess when half the place was empty. Not a good experience.
We live downtown, have for over 7 years. ...
We live downtown, have for over 7 years. Last year we stopped dining at Bizou, because of a steep decline in food quality after a menu change that didn't really hi well with us. We decided after all this time to give it a try again. I'm happy to report that Bizou is back!
The food was great and so was the service.
I still wish the original blue cheese was used for the stuffed olives in the martini. Bizou used to have the best martinis in Town because of the excellent blue cheese. At $16 each the martinis are good but not the best like they used to be. That's a shame but not something that will keep us away.
So happy Bizou is back and better than ever. We'll be coming back again soon.
Love the building and interior decor. Fo ...
Love the building and interior decor. Food good, my salmon not cooked to request but sauce was tasty. Wailing musician was creative but much too loud for conversation, acoustics amplify sound to a practically deafening level (around 8 on Friday). Kinda trendy, hipsters. Would go back and try lunch. Prices a little high...$16 burger. Service good. Waiter mixed up something but fixed it pleasantly.
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
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