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.
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: 813-999-8203x
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
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.
The indoor dining for Sunday was excellent. I think we all enjoyed the food, I know the sausage biscuit and gravy was very good. Our waiter seemed a little lost and had to return to verify some of our requests. He did keep our drinks filled and was attentive just tentative. I recommend Bizou for special occasions over routine dining for the ambiance!
Interesting ambiance and great service
We visited again after about a year after our Bizou just opened. I was hoping the quirks in the kitchen were ironed out...however the menu looked the same and we made the mistake of ordering the charcuterie platter again. It felt and looked like they took grocery store quality meats and put them on the board, I have made a better meat and cheese board buying high quality meats and presenting them in an appetizing way (store bought Mortadella and very thick package like salami are not appetizing). The escargot was tasty, a little more soupy than I like, but the butter/salt ratio was very good. Another guest ordered the mushroom ravioli and liked his meal, my daughter ordered the filet. It needs seasoning - very bland. The service though was exceptional, we really liked our waiter, he was very accommodating and was really friendly. If I go back, I will not order the meat and cheese platter again but I would like to go back and try their cocktails. I have tried a few and they were very good.
Overpriced for happy hour
Very cool building and the renovations have maintained the architecture nicely of the old courthouse. Drinks were good value (we were there on Monday - $8 martinis), but the small plates were overpriced. $11 or $12 for 3 pieces of fried eggplant or 4 small pieces of bruschetta.
Great food and service...TOO LOUD
I've always enjoyed coming here in the past. The food and the service have always been good. Unfortunately, it was so loud that one of my guests couldn't participate in the conversation because of the loud band playing. The band was good but toooooooooooooooooo loud. I'm not sure if there is a future here for me.
Loud would be a better word than energet ...
Loud would be a better word than energetic.
Waiter, Ryan was excellent. HOWEVER, my Prime rib and fried potatoes were heavily salted. The waiter and hostess were concerned and did not charge me for the entrée. They also comped my desert. The first course, selection of 3 cheeses etcetera was excellent.
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