Cafe Bizou - Sherman Oaks
Cafe Bizou - Sherman Oaks

Cafe Bizou - Sherman Oaks

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafebizou.com/
  • Phone: 8187883536
  • Hours of Operation:
    Weekend Brunch:11:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Neil Rogers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room with maximum capacity of 55. Two, semi-private rooms: Room #1: 45 maximum capacity, Room #2: 30 maximum capacity
  • Private Party Contact: Ryan Herrera 8187883536

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hazeltine
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking for lunch and dinner plus street parking available.
A word from Cafe Bizou - Sherman Oaks
Come enjoy the Cafe Bizou experience located in Sherman Oaks. At Cafe Bizou, we pride ourselves in providing top quality service and delicious food in a family friendly restaurant.
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Cafe Bizou - Sherman Oaks reviews from OpenTable diners
293 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (208)special occasion (143)good for groups (130)fit for foodies (116)great for lunch (115)romantic (76)great for brunch (74)hot spot (25)notable wine list (20)kid-friendly (19)late-night find (16)vibrant bar scene (14)great for outdoor dining (8)scenic view (4)Show More
  • ExplorerVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Always good food and reasonably priced. Especially love the corkage $2. Pasta with seafood was excellent as was the salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a delicious meal
    Cowitt
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The seven of us all enjoyed our meals. 3 people had lamb chops, one person had their steamed vegetable dish, one person had tuna tartar and 2 people had various meat dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was a busy Saturday night so there was a lot of hustle and bustle. It's such a small place that we were practically sharing a table with another couple. it was difficult not to get bumped by a server or other patron. The food is great and well priced. Overall experience is outstanding. This was our second visit, weekday evenings are still quite busy but not quite so packed in.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good French restaurant
    La1960VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was a very busy Saturday night, but we were seated fairly quickly. There were lots of regulars here, but we were treated just the same as if we had been coming here forever, although it was our first time. The $28. prix fix was a good deal, but the piece of salmon was WAY too small. Stingy small. Other than that, it was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "Kelly's Komments"
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It is worth the drive from Hollywood. Good value and good food. The $2.00 corkage is the frosting on the cake. We usually go to their Pasadena venue, but we had an appointment in Sherman Oaks, so this worked out fine. The escargot was the best we have ever had at either locations. The service was timely without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Perfect Meal
    Canonjohn3
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our family gathering to celebrate a marriage was treated like royalty. The waiters had a perfect sense of timing and grace. The food was delicious. The low corkage fee invited us to bring some of our favorite bottles to enjoy. I am from CT and I have never experienced such ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place.
    MCL1
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I find that Cafe Bizou is very consistent with its good food (some items like the escargots, sand dabs and Tarte Tatin are great, everything else I've every tried has always been good or very good. The $2 corking fee allows for you to have your favorite wine with your meal at an affordable price....amazing deal! The only drawback is that it is a bit on the noisy side, particularly on Friday and Saturday nighs when it's packed. Overall, however, it's a gem in the neighborhood and I'll keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Restaurant
    ReyNegahban
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I am going to Bizou for more than 10 years. Every birthday of my family have been and will be in this restaurant. Owner of restaurant is a professional and kind person who is always on top of everything. And the FOOD; there is no other restaurant you can find having their food, extremely reasonable price, and amazing service, even during last 10 years they had many different people, meantime due to great management, they are all great and provide the best professional and friendly service. Overall, living in city of Los Angeles for about 40 years, there is no other restaurant is like BIzou. They are the best ion the west.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful neighborhood spot
    Champagne
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Thought it was a little too loud, and the service this particular night (Sunday) a little shoddy (though he was waiting a huge party right next to us), we like this place very much. Nice, varied menu, fair wine list (Champagne list could use expanding), very friendly. My food that night had sat under the warmer a bit too long, but they were slammed and I'd never seen the place so full for such an extended length of time (it was still packed at 9:15 ... every table filled).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Evening!
    tastygal
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We were dining with another couple. The restaurant was busy, but we were able to talk and listen easily. The waiter was friendly and helpful with his suggestions. The food was delicious and the corkage fee unbeatable! We have been here before and wouldn't hesitate to go again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We came here to celebrate two family birthdays. We had a terrific round table near a window and all 8 of us were able to see each other and talk! The food was delicious. Our server was very attentive and went out of her way to accommodate two children. She brought us 2 incredible flour less chocolate cakes to share for the birthdays. Everyone had a great time!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gr8 Service, Inconsistent Food
    FeedMeNow
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Service is always great, the food and the sauces that are good are (my opinion only) very good. But the meals are often spotty. The prime rib seems to thankfully be gone from the menu now. The last two times we had the Sunday special Beef Wellington it was under cooked. The vegetables will be somewhere between and great and meh -- the other day the asparagus was woody. You get the idea. This sounds like a bad review, but the restaurant acoustics make it possible to have a conversation with your table guests even when the room is full, and the service is unfailingly good. We'll keep periodically returning, but it would be nice if they could clean up the food inconsistencies.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Service!
    AREVIEWER
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Everyone from the person who greeted us, the bartender and the person who served water to the server was outstanding and helped make a special occasion a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love it here!
    Reeniero
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We come here at least once a month. It's a neighborhood gem, and the food is always delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Sunday. 6.30 and absolutely packed. Had to wait 10 - 15 minutes for our table. Decent menu and Fixed Price choices. $2 corkage and almost every table was taking advantage. A little noisy but not intolerable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We've eaten here many times, and were very disappointed in this visit, for a dual birthday dinner for 4. We were left waiting at almost every stage of the meal, and were never given an opportunity to order dessert. I had mentioned it was a B-day dinner in the comments when I booked, and even though there's no promise of anything, you'd think they would have at least made an effort..they never brought the requested menu, and then said they would recite the desserts, but the waitress never returned to do so...food was mediocre...What happened to this place?..It's really gone downhill.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic, as always
    FoodForFun
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I go to Cafe Bizou occasionally, but the maitre d' (is he also the owner?) Philippe always greets me with a friendly smile of recognition and treats me like his best customer. The food is excellent and the ambiance is warm and lively. HIGHLY recommended for a casual evening out or a celebration. The very low corkage fee is a great incentive to come -- and great for the restaurant, because we always splurge a bit more on the meal!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keeps on cookin'
    hydraulic42
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Went to Cafe Bizou for my mom's birthday. I don't go all that often, even though I live pretty close by. But the evening was just as I remember it from previous visits. Excellent main courses -- any salmon dish is reliable. The desserts were exceptional. And they still have those small touches that make the place so appealing -- the small one-dollar salad and the amazing $2 corkage fee. I felt that the wait service was a little lacking -- one person came by to tell us the specials, and he certainly seemed like our waiter, but then there was a longer-than-expected wait to order our food, and when we did, it was with a different waiter. Anyway, that hiccup did not really impact the evening in a negative way.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good over all
    Izzy
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food was good, and so was the service. However, very few Italian wines, and wine selection somewhat small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Forgot how good it is
    David
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Been a while since I was brave enough to venture into Sherman Oaks. Picked Cafe Bizou for dinner with my wife and glad that I did. The meal was perfectly prepared, the flavors exquisite, service was classic, and the check was a pleasant surprise. I'll have to make it a point to return more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    happyVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Always great food....everything on the menu is so deliciously prepared! One of our favorite restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    Renee
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Food was delicious! Service was great! Very nice atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALWAYS GREAT!!
    jnsagas
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We go to Cafe Bizou in Sheman Oaks very often, food and service always Great.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • comfortable neighborhood dining
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    always consistent for years and years... great staff... and great value...always a nice place to meet friends... and well priced..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food on Ventura
    Georgiane
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We enjoy dinner at this restaurant. A nice bar area to wait for your table. Great Drinks, good wine selection...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Timewithfriends
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Dinner with friends. Love the round tables,so wonderful for a good visit with your friends or family !!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great menu
    live2eat
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    They have a great prix fix 3 course lunch and dinner option at very reasonable prices. The regular menu had a large variety of choices too. The clientele is more mature and for dinner the lights are dim so a nice relaxing setting. The service was excellent and our host and waiter were wonderful, professional and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful!
    GrandmaFran
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I have always had wonderful food and service and Cafe Bizou! Whether I've gone with a friend or a group it's always been consistently wonderful. I really like the extensive fish menu. The food is always delicious. This is one restaurant where you can't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun time at Cafe Bizou
    mike4lovesmeat
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had a very good time at Café Bizou. My waiter was excellent and the person who seated us, I think the general manager, found a nice cozy spot for my friend and I. They gave us plenty of time before we decided to order food. And considering what we ordered, the total price was not too bad. We each drank about a bottle of wine (4 glasses each). The only thing you may find uncomfortable is that it gets very crowded in the Foyer while you are waiting to be seated. The crowd is certainly an older crowd at Café Bizou - don't go there expecting a hot spot or a lot of young trend setters as you might find at a place in Hollywood or West Hollywood. But overall, a great experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service could be improved
    Eyeng
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Arrived on time for our reservation, but still had to wait 30min for our table for 2. The hostess said it would just be a few min. No one approached us until 25min later to tell us it would be a few min until our table would be ready! Our server was rude... Stuck his finger out to us and told us to wait with no direct eye contact. We were rushed to take our order. Food is above avg. but service was horrible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have been eating at Cafe Bizou for many years. Love the food, atmosphere and the service. We take guests who come to visit there and also eat there for special occasions. My favorite is the monkfish in lobster sauce!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    DellDavis
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    this restaurant has probably been the most successful in sherman oaks over the past 20 years because of its quality:value ratio. Food is above average (mixed american incl seafood) , the ambiance is very warm and can be quite romantic at times, the drinks are moderately priced and full, and the corkage fee is about $6 (and that was the charge for the 3 bottles of wine I brought last time). the place is always packed. there's a reason!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Cafe Bizou!
    hbb123
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My favorite restaurant in the valley - fabulous food at a reasonable price with an excellent ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always good
    LAeater1VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Cafe Bizou has been around for years, is not hip or trendy, and has a clientele of mostly folks past 40. But the food is solidly good and the value is unsurpassed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great prix fixed meals!
    tiramisuVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Came here for the $16 prix fixed lunch (Sept/Oct) which is the best deal in town! Delicious food, great service, 2hrs free parking on the street around the corner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch
    aminlaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A group of 7 of us met for lunch. We ordered a variety of dishes to share and everything was excellent, plus the prices were reasonable. Whereas one of our friends felt that the server was a bit brusque in his demeanor, otherwise we had a terrific lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delightful, consistent experience
    z1466VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Café Bizou is consistently a wonderful dining experience! The food is delicious, the $2.00 corkage fee can't be beat and the servers down to the entry wait staff are professional and polished. We will return again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Evening at Cafe Bizou
    BillVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went to celebrate a family birthday. We had a small group. Everyone we interacted with was great, starting with the Valets, the hostess, the waiter and support staff. EVERYONE enjoyed their meal. It was a terrific experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food ALWAYS
    skluvsfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I've been coming here for years & not once have I ever been disappointed. Took friends for the 1st time & they were raving about the stellar food. Service was good and we always leave here happy. This is definitely a "gem of a restaurant".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant surprise
    golf4me
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were very pleased with the service, food and ambiance. Yes the crowd seems a bit more mature, but then so am I. Our 23 year old daughter and daughter in law plus our 25 year old son thought the place was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall