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219 An American Bistro

187 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
219 an American Bistro continues downtown Norfolk's tradition of chef inspired and locally owned restaurants. With its location central to the vibrant downtown district, 219 an American Bistro is the place to see and be seen. The cuisine is American with an Asian twist and the ambiance upscale but never pretentious.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 10a-3:30p(Brunch), 4:30p-8:30p(Dinner)
Monday: 11:30a-3p(Lunch), 3p-6:30p(Happy Hour), 5p-9:30p(Dinner)
Tuesday: 11:30a-3p(Lunch), 3p-6:30p(Happy Hour), 5p-9:30p(Dinner)
Wednesday: 11:30a-3p(Lunch), 3p-6:30p(Happy Hour), 5p-9:30p(Dinner)
Thursday: 11:30a-3p(Lunch), 3p-6:30p(Happy Hour), 5p-9:30p(Dinner)
Friday: 11:30a-3p(Lunch), 3p-6:30p(Happy Hour), 5p-10:30p(Dinner)
Saturday: 10a-3:30p(Brunch), 3:30p- 4:30p (Bar Menu), 4:30p-10:30p(Dinner)
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Phone number
(757) 416-6219
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Wayne Crosby
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Cross street
Brooke Ave
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Parking details
Our valet is located on Brooke avenue in front of our sister-restaurant, Byrd and Baldwin Bros steakhouse.

Our expertly trained valets will tend to your vehicle while you enjoy an awesome dining experience.
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 187 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.9  based on recent ratings
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Came for dinner on Valentine’s Day and enjoyed the $35 prix fixe menu. The bacon encrusted filet mignon and Jamaican salmon were incredible. We also had the fried oysters off the regular menu - they were the best we’ve ever had. Our waiter Jimmy was awesome and attentive! Can’t wait to go back!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The most delicious Hollandaise sauce
Adequate Bloody Mary Bar
Cocktails beautifully crafted but expensive

vipPatrick (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

A tasty classic club sandwich and the best she crab soup I have had in a while. It was loaded with crab meat and a strong hint of sherry added ..... in a large bowl and piping hot - delicious...
The fries were very crispy with a light seasoning of salt ......good meal on a cold afternoon.

Tommyboy1164 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent food and service. Very attentive staff and very courteous too. Great recommendations on the cheese platter. Thank you. We will be back for the French toast brunch soon

vipMissSnoop (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Something went wrong. Computer was down. Staff rushing but it took 45 minutes just to get our wine and over an hour for our dinner. Waitress was very nice but...

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Always a great time at the 219. Our waiter Erik was great and so was the food.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

I selected this restaurant because it was near the Chrysler for a play I was going to.The service, Food, and availability for the time I wanted was good. I would recommend this for others looking for a good restaurant before attending a Scope or Chrysler event. THey understand that you have a limited time and that getting you in and out with a 600 reservation should give you plenty of time to make a 730 event.

vipNixon (Richmond)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Made reservations at 6pm, in order to attend a show at the Wells. Food order was lost and dinner arrived at 7:05. After a few bites, dinner was boxed and rushed to the car. The manager apologized and offered assistance with the check which also failed to happen.
Over a $100 later and we will not return.

Tree3 (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We went during restaurant week, and most of the food was excellent. Caesar salad had no flavor and mushroom crostini was dry. Flank steak and fried oysters were outstanding. Service was spotty. Waiter was not too attentive and it wasn’t even crowddd.

Maria (Richmond)
1.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We got there at 940 am and the bartender was very rude. She informed us that the restaurant was still closed and will opens at 10 am. She slammed the door. She stated this comment with attitude. We had two small children with us and the weather was cold. We had reservation, which we told her. We left to go sit in the car. After it was 10 am we came back, they never ask us our name for reservations, sat us down. The bartender continued to give us dirty looks from the bar. The manager then came to our table and remove the Santa Claus that was for us to sell it for another customer from our table. He never said excuse. The customer himself felt embarrassed and said I’m so sorry. We thought that was rude. My mother in law was looking at it at the time. This restaurant needs to teach it staff, including it manager manners. Then I got an email saying that I never showed up to my reservations. Maybe if they gave their customers less attitude and more attention, ask their names, they would have known that we did show up. I had to call the customer service line to say that we did show up. What a disappointment.