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Bizou Brasserie
Bizou Brasserie

Bizou Brasserie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.BizouTampa.com
  • Phone: (813) 221-9555
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast Daily: 6:00am - 11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm -10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French American
  • Executive Chef: Tom Maloney
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Contact: Lydia Lopez

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Twiggs St.
  • Parking: No
A word from Bizou Brasserie
Bizou Brasserie is located inside the Le Meridien Hotel in Downtown Tampa. Bizou Brasserie serves signature French comfort food, and Longitude Bar encourages mingling. Bizou offers the winning combination of superior cuisine, premium hand crafted cocktails, unparalleled atmosphere and first-rate service.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was delicious and the service was pretty good. Dinner for 2 was just over $100. The thing we didn't like too much was the sound level. It's a big, beautiful open room that's very loud. They need some sound absorbing material in the tall ceilings."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great job in restoring the old courthouse. Food and service were good. Noise level is high."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Pricey and not anything special. Not child friendly."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Location is perfect for business lunches, food and service were both excellent. We had the flatbread which was cooked to perfection (crispy on the bottom) and the dressings on the salads are nice and light. The French dip sandwich is also an excellent choice."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The bar is a lively entry point to the restaurant and is well worth a stop for a creative cocktail before dinner or nightcap following your meal. Still in its opening phase, the bar currently offers no drink specials or specialty drinks during early evening aka Happy Hour. Both the bar and the restaurant share a common characteristic - noticeable noise levels. That can be fine at times or not so ideal. The restaurant is pleasantly, not pretentiously, sophisticated and seems to be off to a great start judging on the crowd during an early Wednesday evening. Spotted among the guests that night was a former mayor of Tampa. The menu is limited but the steak fritas and backed chicken ordered at my table were both delicious."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I would expect some glitches given that they have only been open a short time. However, the service was very poor even giving them the benefit of a new operation. Not only was it slow, the staff was non-attentive. Wine list is limited and pricey."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Bijou is a really "cool" place. Stylish and hip. But they were out of the wine we wanted, both fish entrees on the menu and even martini glasses. Hopefully they will get their act together. I think they will based on the team working there. The menu is perhaps too limited and the wine list needs expansion. Perhaps this will happen---???"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I highly recommend the lamb, oysters, 5 cheese plate, French dip, and old fashion cocktail!!! It is fabulous for a double date or girls night out!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Bizou Brasserie restaurants harkens to the feel of New Orleans with its décor, hardwood floors, and understated elegance! We enjoyed the half flat bread that comes with a house salad, and the nicoise salad! Our favorite flat breads are the margarita and the smoked salmon! It is a great place for lunch whether it is for a date or part of a business lunch!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Beautiful restoration, chic decor; eager service, really excellent food (true on all three visits so far)...all of which made the anemic, poorly chosen wine list seriously startling. Described as "a silly list" by fellow diners, it has odd gaps, and choices ranging from lack lustre to unpleasant...none inexpensive. Certainly the servers didn't know the difference (when asked about a pinot grigio, the waitress asked "red or white"?). We gave up and ordered cocktails and water. This great new bistro deserves better."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We were excited to have another excellent restaurant in Tampa. But we were terribly disappointed. 1 - A French restaurant that does not have Chamborg or Perrier?? 2 - Martini glass was broken in our dinner plates...and we had to ask for another drink and dinner to replace?? 3 - We had to ask for our stacked up empty plates and glasses to be removed. Table was not wiped. 4 - Barbacks were drinking Monster drinks from the cans in front of us while we needed service. 5 - The server never informed management that a glass was broken in our meal. We spoke with the manager. Very nice, understanding and professional. . Everyone had a great attitude but were not prepared for 4 star service yet. We hope to try one more time, but we'll wait."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food!!! Had the lamb chops and halibut... Both spectacular. Shrimp and scallop appetizer. .. A real winner. Wonderful dining experience. Will absolutely go back many more times."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went to Bizou for a date night. Its very urban and chic in the building that used to be the courthouse, on the second floor. The ambiance is lovely with a cool bar and walls of wine when you walk in. staff was friendly and our server was attentive but didn't seem comfortable yet in his job. I wanted to get a nice bottle of wine however their list is really small; only 3 cabernets by the glass and 7 by bottle?? The apps need some improvement as there are 2 shrimp cocktail type options (huh?) and the prawns that came were not cleaned; unappetizing. The entrees were fab (monkfish and halibut), creme brûlée good, after dinner coffee awful. Irish coffee with chocolate? and decaf was espresso; neither hot. Cool but needs improvement."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed saturday early dinner after a play at the Straz. Food and service were very good. Did not know about the valet parking but would use next time."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Wait staff, lighting, menu & food -everything needs improvement. So many on staff wandering around yet not one available when we needed something. Bright lighting & noise level made it feel cafeteria-like. They were out of my choice of wine & their only offer was for one 40% more expensive & not even close in type of wine. We had to beg for bread that everyone else seemed to get very quickly. 2 small slices (vs. Large loaf at the table next to us) finally arrived as our appetizers did. I got the market fish - half was cooked perfectly the other half burned to a crisp! I couldn't believe the chef had let the plate out of the kitchen. Service in general was awkward, food bland & atmosphere obtrusive."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great place in a historic building right in downtown TAMPA, superb food great wine and outstanding craft coktails oh and the service impeccable from Troy ( agm) to NICO (best server) David ( bar mgr) Ali (sa) and the rest of the team THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Soho Hospitality Group (of Ciro's Speakeasy, Boca, and Copperfish) have done it again. Indeed Bizou does capture all three of its other brands (I was not there to see the fish on the menu, actually, but I was told they have it for lunch and dinner) all nestled within Le Meridien inside the old federal courthouse. The decision to keep fixtures from the old courthouse paid off and has been compelemented by Bizou. The service was excellent and our food delicious. The federal courthouse provides a wonderful ambience. We'll certainly return!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This restaurant is another great addition to the Tampa scene. Beautiful renovation of the old courthouse with a nice vibe. The restaurant was very loud during an early dinner. Very good drinks and the food was excellent; perfectly cooked duck and interesting lamb. The server needed more training as he made no recommendations, did not ask if we would like dessert and only asked for our valet ticket after we had paid resulting in a 15 minute wait (which there is a charge for). Overall I think this will be a great restaurant once all the kinks are worked out and it finds its regular crowd and diners. Definitely worth a visit!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had been anticipating the opening of the Le Meridien and the Bizou Bistro and were intrigued...has downtown Tampa really come far enough to have a first-class hotel and restaurant/lounge? The short answer is: definitely. The Hotel (and Bizou itself) is like one of those perfectly maintained 1905-era New Orleans French Quarter grand buildings. Marble and hardwood; a definite French Bistro feel - but modern. Think French Laundry. The food was excellent. Frisee salad was dressed perfectly. French Dip was made on the best French bread I've had in Tampa - warm, crispy on the outside, soft inside. Steak in the Dip was tasty and generous. We are looking forward to dinner! The café makes fresh French pastries daily!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Beautifully renovated space, great bar with excellent cocktails, good food. A little too loud due to marble floors and echo from stone walls. Burger and Salmon are very good. This restaurant is a great addition to Tampa dining scene."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • " A GREAT NEW restaurant located in the new Le Meridian hotel (the old courthouse building). This was just a soft opening and will be open officially on June 26.The servers and bartenders were friendly and welcoming. The lamb was sensational and the chicken dish was also great. All their bread and desserts are baked in house. The bar scene will be hopping once word gets out. This restaurant serves hamburgers as well as filet mignon..... From a light meal to a full dinner, this will be a new and trendy downtown place to be!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Classic on the outside, minimalist in. Exacted new use of original features-jury box, witness stand, 12 seat jury table in Longitude Bar. Judge's quarters on the upper floors have become 118 rooms. Marble hallways and oak doors intact. Soft opening this week with limited menu but OH the duck was splendid. Bar filled around 6 pm. Made dining a bit noisy. Easy walk to Tampa Theater just around 2 corners. Opens fully on June 26 and was told sold out for the night after."
    Dined on 6/18/2014