Cafe Bizou - Pasadena
Verry busy But Terrific.Cafe Bizou always does a superior job, even on Mother's Day. Extremely busy-- but our reservation was taken within 10 minutes of the appointed time.
I recommend it highly for a romantic dinner, or dinner with friends.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner for 3Met with a couple of friends for dinner on a Thursday evening. I made a reservation through Open Table, although it was not busy enough there that evening to really warrant one. I ordered the lobster, scallop, and seafood pasta which was absolutely delicious! It was a satisfying portion without being overwhelmingly large like some of the other restaurants would provide. The tomato sauce had a nice touch of cream without making the meal too heavy. The bread pudding was delicious as well and the caramel sauce was just sweet enough as to not overwhelm the flavor of the dessert. Service in general wasn't as spectacular as I've experienced at other places but it wasn't bad. Overall, it was pleasant, food was fantastic, and I would return again.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMVery TastyHad an enjoyable time. Food was very well prepared and the service was great.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA Gem of a CafeWe had a birthday dinner at Cafe Bizou recently, and it couldn't have been better. The ambience, service, and food were all absolutely perfect. My New York steak was delicious, and everyone in my party remarked that their fish or chicken dishes were very good, as well. We chose to bring our own wine, since the corkage fee is an extremely reasonable $2.00 per bottle. We also brought a birthday cake which was sliced and served for only $1.00 per plate. Genuine bargains, if you shop around. The servers were courteous and attentive but not pushy, and the prices were excellent. I highly recommend Cafe Bizou and look forward to going there again.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently PleasantI have visited Cafe Bizou on many different occasions and have always found them to be attentive but not overbearing. The menu is varied and not overwhelming. The food is well prepared and never disappointing.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood off free corkage goodGood off free corkage good friendly service
Great prices5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for a Girl's Night OutThree of us had dinner here and loved it. You can BYO ($2 corkage fee only), which is great for us 20-somethings. Food was amazing, they have a great seafood selection! The variety here is nice because it gives you the chance to try something new!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AM"Classy" is the best word"Classy" is the best word I can think of to describe Cafe Bizou. The service is formal, but in a good way, and everyone was very nice. The food was all excellent and reasonably priced, and I loved the decor and the candlelight. I will definitely go again.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMgood value, great experience!Love this place!!! Perfect to even share a dinner, get an extra salad. The staff is very accompdating.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always good, veryThe food is always good, very constant. The service is good, very busy4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Great Cafe Bizou ExperienceWe have been going to Cafe Bizou in Sherman Oaks for years. We have also tried the Santa Monica location. This was our first visit to Pasadena. As usual, the food was excellent. We brought our own wine and the low corkage fee is always appreciated. The venue is larger than Sherman Oaks but was still romantic enough to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary with our family. Overall a positive experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Bizou - A GemConsistently good food and service. One of those places you visit again and again because you know it will be a good meal and enjoyable experience.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBring your own wineFood was excellent and love that you can bring your own wine in without paying a corking fee. I would return.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been going to CafeI have been going to Cafe Bizou for approx 20 years and have never been disappointed - although this past visit the noise level was rather excessive. The food and drinks were as usual outstanding - I have never been dsiappointed. Will remain a superior Pasadena favorite.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always delicious.The food is always delicious. The service is always outstanding, efficient and friendly. Cafe Bizou is always reliable and priced reasonably. A restaurant we can always count on.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Bizou is our favoriteCafe Bizou is our favorite Pasadena restaurant. Absolutely the best value around. Great menu choices and I have enjoyed everything on the menu, but my favorite is the Sanddabs. You have to check this place out.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI brought a family with twoI brought a family with two small children and a finicky mother (food) and dad (service). Everyone went away well pleased. The adults noticed that the prices were most reasonable for quality of food presented and the kids enjoyed everything presented to them. I loved my veal sweetbreads, which are a rarity these days at a moderately priced restaurant. My champagne cocktail was also excellent.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMVERY enjoyable evening withVERY enjoyable evening with excellent service, delicious food and a comfortable atmosphere!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis has been a family favoriteThis has been a family favorite for years now. My son celebrated his 40th here, with a group, an excellent occasion made so by how the staff at Cafe Bizou handled the party. This is where we like to return because we know the food is excellent as is the service. Definitively will remain our first choice when out of town friends come by and for family occasions.
Let me not forget, the hostess who greeted us with a friendly smile and words of welcome.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMayfield Friends at dinnerWe had a great old-friend party. We knew we were having a good time because 2 hours just flew by. Thanks for the great time.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place. Noise level loudGreat place. Noise level loud because of large party , but still overall a great experience. Service also a little slow because of large party at same time, but enjoyed my experience anyway3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always excellent;The food is always excellent; the atmosphere good, as is the service. With excellent food, good service, a $1 salad and very low corkage fee, this is a superb choice for a night out.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNice selection of appetizers,Nice selection of appetizers, escargot is outstanding. The $2.00 corkage is a real draw. We come from Los Angeles, a 15 mile drive with gasoline at $4.25, so that speaks for itself.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner, small appetizer.This has been one of our favorite restaurants when visiting Pasadena. The food is reliably good and the service dependable. On our recent visit our food was again very good and reasonably priced. The service was attentive but not overly interrupting. Our only complaint was the appetizer. We ordered the combo stuffed mushrooms and ravioli. We were disappointed that we were only served two small mushrooms one of which only consisted of the stuffing, no mushroom. We also were given only one ravioli. While our meal portions were very adequate the serving size of the appetizer was very disappointing. We will be careful to ask in the future exactly what the quantities are when ordering appetizers.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant environment. Friendly,Pleasant environment. Friendly, attentive staff. Well-priced menu; food well-prepared.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy regular Cafe Bizou is inMy regular Cafe Bizou is in Sherman Oaks. But, I was meeting a friend to go to a concert in Pasadena. It's nice to know that the tried-and-true Cafe Bizou is there too. As always, a nice way to start the evening. And as to cost, it's hard to beat $27 for a starter, main course and dessert with 3 or 4 choices in each category.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI went with 3 of my friendsI went with 3 of my friends for Dine LA and had a fabulous time! The food was perfect, loved the escargo! $2 corkage fee? Amazing!!!1/28/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was the best of times...Cafe Bizou is a place we frequent only on special occasions. This place exudes romance and sophistication. It great for anniversaries or for business dinners. The service is as good as it ever has been. You are greeted and seated promptly and the wait staff is quick with making sure you don't feel abandoned without losing the intimate ambiance.
The food on other hand has been going down hill on each visit. The fist time we saw the flavor slip we thought it was a bad night, a few months later when we came back we realized it wasn't. Finally, we went to spend a gift certificate we were given and resigned to the idea that the food was not coming back.
It's sad this place is great in every way, but the one that matters most.10/27/2012 12:00:00 AM