Cafe Bizou - Sherman Oaks
Cafe Bizou - Sherman Oaks

Cafe Bizou - Sherman Oaks

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafebizou.com/
  • Phone: (818) 788-3536
  • 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
255 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (187)special occasion (134)good for groups (122)fit for foodies (108)great for lunch (91)romantic (71)great for brunch (62)notable wine list (20)hot spot (19)late-night find (18)kid-friendly (15)vibrant bar scene (12)great for outdoor dining (8)scenic view (1)Show More
  • great atmosphere & service extensive menu options
    mcmdesigngirl
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    ...i chose the asian pear salad and macadamia nut encrusted halibut, both were yummy! flourless chocolate cake for dessert also yummy....the wine options were also very nice, for those choosing to bring their own wine choice they have an inexpensive corkage fee .... dimly lit, cozy warm and relaxing yet a vibrant energy...there were large party celebrations as well as cozy nooks for date night...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but expect to wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was our first time trying Café Bizou. We made reservations for 2 at 8:30 (we arrived at 8:25) but we weren't seated until just after 9:00. We also overheard a woman saying she had reservations for 7:45 and she wasn't seated until after 8:45. Our service was okay but that's to be expected on a busy night so that didn't bother us. The food was good- the bread was amazing, I had pasta and I was happy with my selection, my boyfriend had French onion soup which was quite good, and he also had the New York steak but we were unimpressed by that. The bread pudding, however, was INCREDIBLE!!! Overall, I would recommend Café Bizou. The only thing that truly bothered me was having to wait over 30 minutes for a table when we had made reservations.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toluca Lake Diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Enjoy this restaurant as it has good food, at an affordable price, and a $2.00 wine corkage fee. This gives the restaurant an advantage over others in the neighborhood, so it is very crowded in the evening, with standing room only until a table is ready. They ran out of their daily special by the 8:00 pm sitting, so we had to alter our choices from the menu. The food is tasty, the service friendly and good, so the pluses outweigh the minuses. This is why we are return diners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • packed in like sardines
    notafoodie
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Café Bizou is too crowded. Even with a reservation we had to wait 45 minutes for a table. The food was not worth waiting for. My friend's food (chicken dish) was cold-like out of the refrigerator cold- Our waiter was surprised when he touched it. I won't make an effort to return. Our server was very nice and attentive, I give him 5 stars.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Bet Affordable Choice for Group
    Psjayne
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had a group of 8 booked for a birthday celebration. The menu allows not only for a large variety from which to choose, but also main course size. Along with the main course you can get add a side salad for $1.00-$2.00. The price fixed course meal was just pennies above the main course plus if you wanted more again you could add the side salad. Plus...corkage is only $2.00. The food is really good...not gourmet, but good! And, you can't beat the price even with valet $5.00 parking. With this said, the place is packed. We had a reservation but still waited for 30 minutes. The waiting area is small compared to the number of guests waiting so be prepared for a crunch, at least on a weekend. Our table for 8 was in a corner, good because we could talk in the higher level noise room, and hats off to the wait staff. They are on the ball. Food was delivered to all guests at once and hot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love having lunch here!
    CrystalM
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The choices are great. The food is eclectic from a full entrée to a fig, raspberry, goat cheese and shrimp salad. Amazing service, prompt seating with reservations. I am so happy Café is in my neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long Wait
    Jack
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    It took them 45 after the resevation to get us seated.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love!
    MichelleMack
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    One of my favorite spots to go with close friends any day of the week. I love how we can bring our own wine and pay a corkage fee. Definitely convenient and I love it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasure
    BobB
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Love coming here. Exceptional value with great food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    as usual, we enjoyed our anniversary and especially the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bellaVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This has been an incredibly consistent restaurant with very reasonable prices. Still have the $1. salad, and you can BYOB, with a corkage fee of $2. Is that a bargain, or not??? Always busy and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The food is consistently fantastic. The service is quick but not rushed. My group was delighted with everything. Keep up with the great care that you show your clientele.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easy lunch & early dining
    Business
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Comfortable and quiet location for lunch meeting. Quick but not rushed service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • barbydollVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I have been to Cafe Bizou many times very enjoyable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good
    Likes2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I haven't been here for years as I no longer live nearby, so it was a treat to return to an old neighborhood favorite. I love the white linen tablecloths , friendly wait staff, the $ 18.00 pre fix 3 course lunch ( plus regular menu, if you prefer) and best of all, they still have a $2.00 wine corkage fee. I'm hoping they open one in the North west Valley or Simi Valley area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always good!
    ladybird
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We've been going to cafe bizou for close to 20 years and it never fails to impress. The food is always excellent as is the service. Sometimes you forget about a neighborhood gem and go around trying all the new places. But we always come back to Bizou!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love it
    gary
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This is really a great restaurant. Tablecloths, napkins, good ambiance, and I have never been disappointed in the food. And the bonus is a wine corkage of $2. I love the spicy chicken fettucine, and my wife loves the steak au pouive. the chicken curry salad at lunch is amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little gem
    SpitzerCR
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Overall a great experience. Food was cooked perfectly to how I requested it. Service was good. The only negative was outside of the reataurants control. We sat next to "window" between the bar and dining area. Unforunately certain patrons thought staring right over table to people watch was acceptable. I saw others ask to move and would do the same. Would still happily return in a heart beat.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Splendid, Intimate Treasure
    Rip0511
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I chose Cafe Bizou as a convenient location to meet a friend for dinner. I never expected the quiet elegance, great service, and excellent cuisine. I had the excellent duck; my friend raved over her sweetbreads. Had I been aware of the miniscule corkage charge, I would have brought a bottle of wine. The low volume of sound made conversation enjoyable. I look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice date destination
    mark
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I was there for a first/blind date. I asked for a romantic spot and we were given a reasonably private table on the patio. The waiter was very solicitous without being intrusive, and the food was very good, if not particularly inventive. My date's choice was a salmon steak with crusted scalloped potatoes. I had the steak au poivre, which was tender and cooked well, though the sauce was a bit mild for my taste. It came with mashed potatoes which were unexceptional and spinach, which was quite good. I would have preferred shoestring pommes frites to the slightly mealy mashed potatoes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Foodfan
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We went here on the spur of the moment and had a great meal. Our waiter Herb made some suggestions on the menu that were all excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Our Place"
    Nanciii
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This is the favorite dinner place for my best friend and me. If you don't know it, make a rez and go! You'll love the food and the prices, too~!! Nanciii
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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.
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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