Bizou Brasserie

4.2
489 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Bizou is located inside the Le Meridien Hotel in Downtown Tampa. Bizou serves signature Contemporary American food with a cajun twist, and Longitude Bar encourages mingling. Bizou offers the winning combination of superior cuisine, premium hand crafted cocktails, unparalleled atmosphere and first-rate service.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Genie
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sometimes you just want to try something new when family tradition would say otherwise. I decided to eat a solo meal and was so satisfied. The traditional turkey dinner was delicious and so very affordable. Many thanks to the chefs, staff and restaurant for being open on Thanksgiving day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience5

They said they were closed when we got there even though we had a reservation. I felt really bad for the girl who was waiting on us, I am pretty sure she’s not actually trained as a waitress. We wanted mimosas, we were having a celebratory brunch for a friend who got married, and the lady said she’d have to find a manager to get champagne, but none were available. It was very bizarre.

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vipLiza
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We were not aware that only the bar area was reopened or that they had a very limited menu. Food was still good but there was only one fish dish on the menu and only one vegetable for a choice of sides. We will wait for them to fully reopen before returning.

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airbelgium
Belgium
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We came to this restaurant with high expectations and were not disappointed. The food was really good, the staff was very friendly and we got all the time in the world to make pur choices

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vipH3is4H
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had two burgers, split the chips with hummus and guac on the small plate menu for an appetizer, and for drinks a beer and two cocktails. It was $100.00 with tip. The service was a little bit slow but I sensed they may have been short handed somewhere. Not an issue as we were in no rush and I am sympathetic and acknowledge those things happen. We had an earlier reservation so the place felt a bit empty. It started to pick up as we were leaving. The burgers were excellent and the cocktails very good. The atmosphere was nice, but felt a bit odd to be there so early. Yes, it was pricey for two burgers and some chips, but so good that we’ll definitely be back. It was a nice evening.

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Bert
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Okay atmosphere. Food okay, but nothing special. Hard to judge service since we were the only people on the restaurant side.

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VanessaD
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food with healthy options. Restaurant Manager very helpful and informative.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance and the food is really great! The wine was served at the right temperature.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Very limited menu and the food was sub par. Service was very slow even though we were one of maybe 4 tables in the entire restaurant. The decor was super cute but I will not be returning.

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Katy
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Bizou Brasserie was fantastic! Our server, Niko, was very polite and helpful, and the food was delicious!

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic! Management was amazing! Wait staff was ok. Noise level when the live performer was playing made it hard to hear each other across the table. When he took his breaks we could talk normally. Over all great experience. Totally recommend for a date night!

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StevenB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We chose this restaurant for our Valentine's day dinner because it was close to Amalie Arena where we would be enjoying a concert later that evening. They have very reasonable valet parking and the restaurant has a very nice upscale atmosphere.

We were surprised to find that they did not have their regular menu. Instead they had a limited Valentine's day menu. We were disappointed because we were already looking forward to some choices from their regular menu that we had viewed online. The Valentine's day menu was also quite expensive ($50 fish is an example). Dinner for two with no drinks was $180.00. Also, the tip is built in to the bill.

The appetizers were very good. The sales was cute in presentation, but short on flavor. My fish was excellent, but my wife's Cornish Hen was a bit dry. Overall we had a good experience, but not at the price they charged. It seemed like the Valentine's day menu was just a tactic to price gouge.

We might still consider going back when they have their regular menu.

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vipMichelleD
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Not a fan. The decor is tacky. The food was average. The bread was stale. Our server was inattentive. Average at best

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The Berry Brûlée Cheesecake was outstanding!!! Although the Crusted Brie had a cool center, it was very tasty overall. The fish was very good.

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PaulaB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt, friendly and professional service esp since it was Valentine's day. Waiter was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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RayJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I took my wife out for an early Valentine's day dinner. First time here. Ambiance was great, food was very good, however all of that was over shadowed by poor service.
The place was not crowded so I see no reason why we had to wait on things, wait to have empty plates removed, etc....
Again the atmosphere was great, food very good. This is supposed to be a high-class restaurant but it did not live up to our expectations.

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Rock
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

First time and last time to this restaurant, as soon as we walked into to be seat, no hostess in sight. A waiter had to seat us, the place smelled of dirty rag or filthy carpet odor. The bar was full of overly loud and obnoxious guys making random outbursts/laughs that clearly were making the (few) dine in guests uncomfortable. Management needs to grow a spine and tell tipsy noise makers to settle down or leave. Service was blah, waiter seemed ready go home, food was nothing special. Overall poor experience, won't be back.

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ThomasW
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Attended for dinner before the Billy Joel concert. We were seated promptly, restaurant wasn't very crowded but our server seemed put-out that we were in his section although the maître-de was placing most customers in his section. My wife order the crusted mahi and it was excellent, I order the filet and it was very good. After we received our food the server did not stop by to check out how our food was and was basically absent during our meal although he was attending other tables, had to flag down another waiter to get refills on our water and another cocktail.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall it was a good experience, the food wasn’t outstanding but it was ok. Service was a little too casual and minimal.

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SamanthaB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place we are on vacation in Tampa area google it sounded good the only downside is parking was 11 and the area is full of what appears to be homeless a little worrisome for family’s

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AdjanieB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The drink we’re really good, I got the Naughty or nice (only seasonal but now discontinued sadly), Key lime martini was awesome and berry mojito was also really good. Apps stuffed salmon bites weren’t actually stuffed but sooo tasty, wish the portions were more because it only comes with 4. The Dip duo was good as well. The glaze on the prime rib was to dieeee for! Original waiter wasn’t anything exceptional but the guys who brought out our food were funny and nice, much made our service better since our server was bland. It’s upper echelon low key so it’s more expensive and I expected the portions to be no too generous but I surprisingly had a leftovers. Highly recommend and would come back.

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent wait service too! Parking was great. Located in a Historically Downtown area of Tampa.

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ArielR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the decor and the staff. Didn't feel rushed and enjoyed an amazing meal.

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StevenF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

My wife and I each had nut crusted mahi-mahi, and the fish was over-cooked. My son-in-law had a hamburger and only ate half of it. Our server was a bit slow bringing drinks. The restaurant wasn’t busy, but it took 15 minutes to get us drinks. The ambiance was great!

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vipBeckyF
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Bizou for my birthday. It was amazing. Our waiter was outstanding. I don’t understand why this place isn’t packed every night.

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KennethM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best Thanksgiving dinner we ever had. Great service and friendly staff. We cant wait to return.

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Benny
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Hidden Restaurant in Down Town Tampa. If you want something new, quiet, and spectacular Service, I would recommend Bizou Brasserie.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ate there on Thanksgiving day. My first choice Oxford exchange was not open. The building with the historic nature was quite neat. The food was average

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PaulP
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!!! Ambiance was great, quiet enough to carry on conversations, but since it was not crowded this may not be a fair evaluation of the noise level. Drinks are over priced and that's a shame since everything else was very good. Hold on to your wallet.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, will be back!

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Moon
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice ambiance. Service was excellent and friendly. I'll definitely be back!

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Tomvlasic
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 2nd time eating here and plan on going back again. The restaurant is in an old converted US Govt building and just beautiful. The food is delicious, service excellent, and the prices are not that bad.

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cherryP
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place .. tons of
Options for vegetarians, vegans .

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RobertF
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great. The atmosphere was classy and the food was excellent.

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JimB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will eat there again. Chef did a great job in food presentation. Staff was very professional

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Great
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holly our server was attentive and quick. Cocktails and the food were good. I was not happy with valet at all - doubt they’re employees, probably an outside company. If I ever go back I will self park.

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vipCath
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect dining experience here. The food was delicious! We were staying at the Le Meridian Hotel, so this was very convenient (2nd floor of hotel). Lovely.

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luciaG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It’s such a great space and great location but I really wanted the good to be better. Very hotel food. The corn fritters were not as described in the online menu. They didn’t taste fresh made more like frozen.
The cocktail was so so. And the waiter was not like happy that we were there!
So maybe not dining here again

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Bizou Brasserie is rated 4.2 stars by 489 OpenTable diners.

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