Bizou Brasserie

4.3
552 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Bizou is located on the second floor of the Le Meridien Hotel in Downtown Tampa. We are located just blocks away from the Riverwalk. We offer a winning combination of superior American Contemporary cuisine and premium hand crafted cocktails. Our historic meets modern atmosphere is unparalleled to any other in the area with marbled walls, copper fixtures and historic pieces throughout the space. Ask your bartender or server about the buildings history. We also host events in our Semi-Private Dinning Room and Bar area, call us to inquire how to host your next event.
*Due to Covid we are serving our full Breakfast menu Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7am-11am. Our Bizou Illy Café is open Daily 7am-11am with fresh baked pastries, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, parfaits and more! Dinner is available daily from 5:00pm-11pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

Come join us for a Christmas Buffet. A Brunch buffet will be served from 7am until 2pm. The Christmas Dinner buffet will be served from 2pm until 8pm. The bar will remain open until 10pm. We will have drink specials all day long. Come and celebrate the holidays with your favorite hotel restaurant.

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vipmbenei
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Thanks Giving Dinner!

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Judge
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Nice Anniversary dinner, we were the only guests in the entire restaurant. The food was great and the service impeccable.

We had a wonderful breakfast as well.
Again, the service was great.

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AF123
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was not as flavorful as expected. Fries were over cooked.

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vipJoeJo
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We expected more from this restaurant in Le Meridien, the building is a beautiful old bank. Wine list, food choices and ambiance all mediocre at best, I would not go out of my way to dine here again.

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vipCherylO
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larry was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very organized prompt service an excellent food, however the bar drinks our way over priced

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EmaleeA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I liked so many things about this place but the lighting could have been better.

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
135 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is located in Le Meridien hotel. The breakfast options were pretty good considering a hotel restaurant. The restaurant is only open Thursday to Sunday. The service was good, as well as the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Girl from Illy station with long ponytail served us. She was amazing!

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ValerieT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Overall, slow service, food was not out of this world, just very basic. The Skillet scramble was so greasy I could not eat it. Was expecting the usual awesome service we get at Marriott but this was very sub par. Atmosphere was very cool but restaurant needs a re vamp.

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KevinJ
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only complaint I have is that the wait staff was a little casual about how loud they were in the dining area near the kitchen doors as employees arrived for their shifts and greeted each other. Glad they enjoy working together but keep it out of the main dining area where customers are paying allot of money for a nice dinner. Other than that, it was a great experience in a very well kept historic location. The food was really well done too. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We loved the history of the building! The bartenders and wait staff were engaging. The menu was a bit small due to COVID, but the food was delicious!

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vippkeenan
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, Covid is still a curse to the general public but that did not get in the way to our party of 6. Our server, Larry took care of that. He saw to it to make sure our drink and meal orders (which included a couple of unique requests) were taken care of and checked back in on our table without being a pest.
Food was hot and well prepared.
We will be back!

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Kathy
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

This was my second, and last, time dining at Bizou Brasserie. Our reservation was very early (5:30pm) and no other diners were present.
I had the Bizou burger which was passable but the accompanying parmesan fries were horrible. They were limp, soggy, room temp and seemed as if they were rewarmed from the prevoius day. After trying to eat a fee I sent them back for a replacement caesar salad which was the best thing out of the 5 meals ordered. My companions ordered the pricier $29 entrees which they said were passable but not great.
One final comment. While I was looking around trying to catch the eye of my waiter another employee passed-an older gentleman in a coat and tie. I managed to catch his eye and he clearly communicated through facial expression and verbal tone that he did not want to be bothered.
Too bad such a gorgeous building is occupied by such a low class establishment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and a beautiful atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Service was terrible. I stood at the reception desk for 15 minutes waiting for someone to greet me about my reservation which never happened. I had to walk to the bar and ask someone to help me to a table. There seemed to be only one waiter working who took an unreasonable amount of time to take our order. The appetizers then took another 35 to 45 minutes to arrive. We ordered the salmon entree and a Caesar salad entree. After waiting another 45 minutes we were served one entree which was a salad with a piece of salmon on top. The employees at the restaurant literally started to put chairs on top of tables before our food arrived. I must add that the food was terrible. And as a cherry of the night, the valet parking person left work with my keys locked in their cart. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipJefbul
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had salmon to hamburger to filet all cooked to order all with top shelf service snd drinks with Creme brûlée parting bites

Business done and enjoyed doing it

Thank you Chef to all of staff

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ScottC
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The facility is beautiful and the menu is very good (albeit limited bright now). Shean at the bar is wonderful and Larry at table side was on point. A very good experience.

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Ilovefood679
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, bartender and hostess were very nice. Charcuterie board was great. Will be back!

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vipJandMMc
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent. Main meal came out while we were enjoying the salad, only drawback. Old Forester whiskey flight was awesome. Hotel charged for parking

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ChrissyD
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 4 of us and we were taken right away. Our seating was comfortable and the wait staff attentive but not overly intrusive. We tried several appetizers which were nicely sized and well prepared. Steak, fish and chicken dishes were delicious. No real complaints. The cocktail and wine list was well rounded and carried a good selection to choose from. We appreciated the wait staff candor when asked about dessert and we were steered away from a particular cake. Our chocolate tort, key lime and cream brûlée were a perfect ending.

It should be noted the restaurant is part of the Le Meridian Hotel and is housed in a beautifully restored Court House so the interior is reminisce of a bygone era and the wood and marble give an elegance that many modern decors lack.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was a great night out for father day. The food was amazing and the service was great as well. The only critique is that it would be great if the made their desserts in house. The desserts were okay but nothing exceptional.

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vipBill
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My only disappointment was the restaurant had no olive oil to go with the bread. Bread and all food was very good. Service by Sam was superior.

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vipWonderful
Tampa
94 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice lunch. Good variety. Enjoyed the charcuterie and cheese board. Tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This place was awful. Should’ve been a sign when there was only 1 other party in the restaurant on Father’s Day at noon. We only got through the charcuterie plate, which was very cheaply assembled for $20. They didn’t come back to the table until 20 minutes after we ordered to let us know that my husbands food could not be made since he has a food allergy. We were starving but we left. You’d think they’d comp the charcuterie plate- no they still charged the $18 plus tax. Ridiculous.

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KaraO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was incredibly over peppered to the point where it was inedible. The eggs didn’t appear to be actual eggs but egg beater product that we could get from a fast food place. And the waiter didn’t seem to notice that no one ate their meal.

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SamanthaG
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Waiter seemed un-enthused to be serving us. Food was just ok, wasn’t worth the high price.

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Mike
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice environment, both feeling of plenty of space but intimate. Food was flavorful, but my NY Strip, although cooked the way I ordered it, had too much gristle.

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DianeW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time at this restaurant and once again we thoroughly enjoyed it. I had salmon and my husband had the 8 ounce filet. Both were cooked perfectly. We enjoyed the zucchini ribbons as an appetizer and the crème brûlée for dessert. Our server was quite attentive and did a wonderful job. We love the atmosphere in this restaurant also. It was a Sunday night so it was extremely quiet, just a few other patrons, mainly at the bar.

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vipmarrecada
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect and delicious!!

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Ambiance was wonderful. Server uninformed of menu items. Food was mediocre.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server was very attentive and friendly. Dinner was very good.

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Michie
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such an eclectic restaurant. IT's the old court house and they kept the beauty of the building. The food was amazing, ambiance great, staff attentive. Will definitely eat here again.

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vipNothappy
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We selected this place to celebrate Mother’s Day. Unfortunately the experience was not good, service was mediocre, we got our appetizers but did not have plates, the main courses were all cold, and overall service was not good. However, they charged 20% service charge without asking, I suppose with that there is no incentive to provide good service.

It is a nice place , nice ambiance, but sadly the service needs to improve and the food temperature and timing as well

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Crusty
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

For the price, I expect food to look, and taste appetizing. Food was bland, in some cases on the verge of being overcooked, and not any kind of WOW factor. I can slice a piece of polenta off of a package, I don't need to pay an excessive price. Steak skewers were medium well, not medium rare, making them tough. The "sauce" could have come out of a Heinz jar. If the quality was higher, then I could justify the price, but this meal was in the Olive Garden range...and the prices just did not justify the higher price.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and they have a nice breakfast. A fun and relaxing atmosphere. They could have done more with the "courthouse" setting and played on that more. The breakfast menu could be a bit more varied but the items that are on there were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Sam was fast and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come here it’s always wonderful and the food is excellent! This place never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was amazing.

FAQs

Bizou Brasserie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 221-9555.

Bizou Brasserie is rated 4.3 stars by 552 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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