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About Bizou Brasserie
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.
Tampa, FL 33602
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
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
Surprisingly good food, at fair prices. Great place to be able to have dinner and conversation. So many restaurants these days are just too loud; it's tiring to have to shout at each other to be heard. But this was an easy decibel level--we could actually talk to each other at normal to low volumes. Service was excellent; attentive without interfering in our space.
Food was good; we had charcuterie, Caesar and skirt steak and fries. Salad could have more than one anchovy and a there could have been a third cheese on the charcuterie. Food was reasonably priced. Biggest detractor here is the poor choice of lighting in the ceiling. Very bright white flood style lights in ceiling provide all the romantic ambience of a high school gym. Hire a lighting person and divide up the space with more dividers for more private, warm feel. Sam, our waiter, was excellent. Lots of interesting cocktail choices, but they're a little pricey, so choose wisely. Good desserts, with baked goods right there. Bar looked like a good place for a date.
The restaurant was extremely hot humid and cafeteria Hall noisy. The bar area is great as its large open and great for a quick meet and greet for business.
Parking is limited and almost non-existent. There is valet but you will have to wait longer than normal for valet.
Beautiful setting! Larry, Cody and Charlie are gems. Those 3 alone are worth the price of admission! The cuisine was executed to perfection. You pay more for less in other establishments that are not worth the time to consider. Twice a year I come to the area, it'll be a requirement to make reservations and not miss the experience ever again!
I took my wife here for our anniversary, it was nice to be able to go to a fancy place and get dressed up. Our waiter was very good..very attentive and very nice. We had the escargot appetizer and also the zucchini ribbons appetizer both were delicious. I had the salmon and my wife had the Mahi special we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. With tax and tip our bill was a little over $100 but it was well worth every penny, the ingredients were fresh, everything was seasoned perfectly and cooked perfectly. It can be difficult to cook fish correctly and they did an outstanding job here. This is going to be our new anniversary tradition, we loved this place.
We chose this restaurant based primarily on proximity to a show that we were attending that evening. It ended up being a very good selection! We started out with the cheese plate appetizer, which we were very satisfied with. (There's a running joke in our house that a Tampa cheese plate typically includes a hunk of Velveeta, a slice of Kraft American, and a piece of string cheese. This was definitely not the case.) For dinner, I had the cedar plank salmon, and my wife chose the prime rib. Both were delicious.
Our visit was on a Wednesday evening, so I suspect that it was much quieter than usual. The waiter was very attentive, and the overall experience was great. I felt that the prices were a bit inflated, which is common for hotel restaurants, but I thought the food was much better than what is often found in hotel dining. We will definitely return!
Excellent night out. Service was slightly uneven but to be fair we probably contibuted to that by having our party arrive half and hour apart.
Cocktail menu is varied and well priced for "specialty" cocktails. Wine list is well priced and definetely encourges you to purchase a bottle if you have at least 2 glasses.
If you are a vegetarian I highly recommend the porchini mushroom ravioli. Gnocchi were good, if slightly dense. The cheese plate is a good starter and the 5 cheese plate had a good selection, even if I do wish they had included a blue cheese.
I love the Brasserie, however I think the food tasted like the refrigerator that it was kept in. The shrimp recipe was too sweet and didn't go with the description on the menu. The atmosphere is terrific, you can go there and have an intimate date and not be bothered. The wait staff is always exceptional and great spirits list. I hope that they work a bit on the menu. It is a terrific place one of my favorites.
Our service was terrible. We ended up walking out after being ignored for over 15 minutes. The restaurant was not even busy and our server only had 2 other tables which we watched get attention the entire time. We were forgotten about. What makes it worse is that it was an anniversary dinner.
I'm a returning guest and my previous experiences were much better than my visit on 3/11/17. The food quality has been on a decline with each visit and this was the pinnacle of disappointment. In addition, the hostess was a lovely young lady but was improperly dressed with her assets much more visible than what’s appropriate in an upscale restaurant.
My mom ordered the special, which was grouper and it was dry, overcooked, and flavorless. My friend ordered the Bizou burger which was not cooked to the requested temperature. I ordered a salad which was supposed to have proper Cesar dressing with anchovies (as indicated on the menu), but it was beyond bland and the homemade croutons were like overcooked little bricks.
Thankfully our server was extremely pleasant and made the experience tolerable. The atmosphere in the evening seems to be a bit drab and could benefit from better lighting and a warmer atmosphere. The integrity of the old courthouse is definitely present but the ambiance leaves a lot to be desired. The website says the menu offers a hint of French inspirations with the comfort of American favorites across a variety of cultures; however it seems more suitable to say that this is a restaurant with an identity crisis and no real sense of what they offer for the menu selection.
I’ve had the opportunity to dine in establishments that offer a much better quality of food for the price. I found our $200.00 check to be quite overpriced for what we were served; the prices are clearly not aligned with the quality.
We did not offer this feedback to the manager at the time of our dining experience because we did not want to be viewed as though we were trying to obtain a free meal. However, I truly hope the management team reads this and takes the opportunity to improve their food. We’d love to return at some point but are very hesitant to do so unless changes are made to improve the food quality.
Very pleased with dining experience. Ryan was our waiter . He was friendly, knowledgable, attentive and funny. The hostess was great, and seated us, by request, at a booth that could accommodate six,even though there were only two of us. No problems. Food was very good; a reasonable serving size, not huge and not just a few bites artfully arranged on a plate. We'll go back.
This place was a great find! Was just looking for someone to get dinner before seeing Wicked and was so happy that the food was great!! I had the Bousin Stuffed Chicken with spinach and mashed potatoes. It was so good that I cleaned my plate, but didn't leave feeling overstuffed. Great portion sizing! I would definitely recommend this place!
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