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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Cafe Bizou - Sherman Oaks reviews from OpenTable diners
295 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (203)special occasion (144)good for groups (123)great for lunch (120)fit for foodies (111)romantic (79)great for brunch (74)hot spot (23)notable wine list (20)kid-friendly (19)late-night find (16)vibrant bar scene (12)great for outdoor dining (9)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Food on Ventura
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
    LAeater1
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    z1466
    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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Alway enjoy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Cafe Bizou has a good choice of food. Specials are particularly good. It's a good place to celebrate with family and friends. The corkage policy really makes it affordable. I particularly like the sea bass special, the steak au pore--what a wonderful sauce, the French Onion Soup. It can get very crowded with a long wait late on a weekend night, but it's worth the wait. The wait staff is always helpful and prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WaterburyGuy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We've been eating here for years and plan to continue. It's impossible to find fault. If you haven't tried it, don't wait. There were 3 for lunch this past Thursday, Pasta with Lobster Shrimp Sauce, Beef Stroganov, and Sesame Seed Coated Salmon over Potato Pancakes with a Burgundy Mushroom Sauce. Thankfully we weren't sitting under the sprinklers because the sparks from our cutlery would have activated the system. Clean plates all around.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Roygbiv
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This restaurant is a gem. The food, service, and value all are excellent. We eat here fairly often, and always have a pleasurable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A classic
    Aperitif
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    After 27 years it is still a gem. The owner makes you feel special and the food is amazing great service too. And so reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Party
    Sheila8here
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Took a party of 8 to celebrate 3 birthdays. Some of us ordered the prix fixe lunch (excellent choices), some the brunch specials, and some just breakfast. We all enjoyed our food. Service was a little unbalanced as course 2 followed course 1 very quickly and then a long wait for dessert. But all 3 celebrants enjoyed their free desserts and our waiter, Matthew, couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. $5 for valet parking at lunch is a little steep but street parking is very limited.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greatest place ever!!
    Gabby7
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I went on saturday night with my family. It was my mom's birthday; the server was very polite. My 2 years old loved the ambient, he was sitting down the whole. The best tasting food I have ever tried. Overall great service!! Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MY FAV SO FAR
    cherbucks
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I absolutely love the Parmesean crusted Sand Dabs with the mashed potatoes and the vegetables you cook. PLEASE Don't change a thing!!! Beautifully prepared and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was to die for! My roasted pork tenderloin was perfectly cooked and the mashed potatoes needed nothing added to them. Although we were sat very quickly which I appreciate, the table we were sat at was not to my liking. It was a small table in the corner of the restaurant that was crowded by other tables. I did not say anything because my girlfriend was fine with the table. Our server was nice but there were lapses of time I which she would disappear. So the wait time was a bit long. Overall, it was a nice experience, especially because of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bunnyactor
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Cafe Bizou is consistently top notch. The service is gracious and efficient, and the food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Cafe Bizou is consitantly good. This wasn't their best night ever, but still good. We'll be back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved this place!
    Masha
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is my new favorite spot! Great food, great service , great prices! Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love cafe bizou in Sherman Oaks
    Bedros
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have visited this restaurant on many occasions. We always leave telling ourselves we love this place. This is a great neighborhood gem. Great food, very reasonable prices, terrific staff, and 2 dollars corkage fee. You just can't go wrong with it. There are two of these reataurants, one in Sherman oaks and one Pasadena. We have tried the one in Pasadena a couple of times... It's pales in comparison to the one in Sherman Oaks.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    Grniiz
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We always have to wait around 10-15 minutes past our reservation time for a table, but people-watching is fun, and it's worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Why don't I get Open Table points for this reservation?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dining experience
    GourmeterVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed celebrating our dear friend's 91st birthday with him and his lovely wife. It was a perfect evening with outstanding food prepared hot and delicious, provided by excellent servers. We were sorry to have the Cafe Bizou in our Santa Monica neighborhood close but at least we could still travel to Sherman Oaks for good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Deal on Ventura Blvd.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This place was definitely crowded at 8 on a Froday night, but by 9, had begun to thin out. Great service, reasonable prices, and a menu with many options make this a great place for old school French.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Bizou is wonderful!
    LigerMom
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This restaurants never fails to please. From the minute we walk in the door to when we leave the entire experience is delightful...and the food is fabulous and reasonably priced. I love this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • once again
    bevreps
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    always a great go to place for any occasion - this time it was dinner with frinds
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my 'Go To' places
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I first ate dinner at Café Bizou way back in 1994. I've been back many times since then. So, for my birthday dinner, I chose Bizou. I had lobster bisque (my favorite) and one of the specials - Beef Wellington, which was served with twice-baked potatoes and asparagus. Very good. Every time I drive by Café Bizou, it always seems to be busy. I think it might be due to the old, "if it isn't broken, don't mess with it" kind of things. Anyway, I enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for birthdays
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The staff was so accommodating, everything was as perfect as can be.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable Luncheon
    Dick
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Good food, excellent value, good service, have enjoyed lunch and dinner here many times.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Cafe Bizou is always dependable for a pleasant dining experience. The service is wonderful as is the food. It's comfortable and peaceful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Sherman Oaks
    HappyDiners
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Cafe Bizou is a little gem! Superb food and reasonable prices for the quality and selection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Brunch Perfection
    BroadwayFanVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Lovely little hamlet for a delicious hearty brunch that kept me fueled all day! The service was extremely attentive and fast - really great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate