Bizou Brasserie

4.3
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Come join us for Valentine's Day featuring a special four course menu and live music. Reservations From 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Purchase 2 entrees and get a bottle of Avissi Prossecco for $30. For menu information visit, www.bizoutampa.com or visit us on facebook @ Bizou Brasserie Tampa

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 468 People Are Saying
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SB
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

AB
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.

SH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

AR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SF
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!

BF
Tampa
6 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.

KM
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.

B
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.

OT
Tampa
12 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

PP
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.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, will be back!

M
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

T
Chicago
18 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.

P
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

RF
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JB
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

G
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.

CN
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.

G
New York Area
6 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

ND
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Solid hotel restaurant choice if you’re staying at Le Meridien

g
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

the food was very good . I had the salmon on the plank, moist , nicely done. The live music was fun . Service was excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

One common theme with hotel restaurants is they are always empty. And possibly because of this the staff is usually pretty indifferent and seem to just go through the motions.

We waited 2-3 minutes before any soul was visible. Finally the bar tender walked around to greet us and took us to the table.

You can tell this is a high end place but the designer kind of halfassed it. The pictures on the wall are arranged irritatingly all over the place, there are no chandeliers and the lighting coming from the recessed cans 30’ high is far too bright.
The photos online of this restaurant are far better than it looks in person.

The food was absolutely amazing and due to that alone I’d expect more people to be here. Then again the higher pricing is probably offsetting that, and the fact that we were here on a Wednesday night.

I said that we were there for a birthday and zero effort was made by the staff to acknowledge this. No birthday song, no free dessert like most places do. Not even a little candy on the table with a card that said Happy Birthday! That was quite disappointing.

Again the food was really good but there wasn’t enough other positives to recommend this place and I won’t be going back any time soon.

B
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to enjoy really great dishes with wonderful service.

EL
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Salads good. Burgers missed the mark, had to send one back was burned. Zucchini ribbons way too salty.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Website lead us to believe that is was a nice atmosphere with better than good dining. However, when we arrived it was extremely loud and there was a large party acting very obnoxious, and were dressed as it was a fast food restaurant. We ended up leaving a tip and not waiting to order food, and headed over to the near by steakhouse for a more enjoyable evening.

WE
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance was amazing. I highly recommend this place.

L
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I liked it but it was very empty. Service was good.

PM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing that tooknfrom the moment was the taste of music. My wife and I were hoping for more of a piano charismatic atmosphere. All and all a great experience..

SM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Only two tables were seated upon our arrival, yet it took more than 5 minutes for staff to acknowledge us. Drinks were good (and pricy), appetizer was overcooked as was the meat in my entree.

Great space and server was helpful.

DR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the black shirts and white suspenders! Can’t wait to come back and try more Appitizers. Building is beautiful. It’s just fun.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to chill or even take a date. Unique atmosphere with excellent service and exquisite food.

AT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We chose Bizou Brasserie for our pre-theater dining because we were excited to see how they had converted the old courthouse. The space was worth seeing.

The food was enjoyable but not worth going back for. It was a strange mix of hotel prices and quality and deluxe dining.

We started with drinks at the bar which were watered down.

At our table we ordered the goat cheese app which was good. The bizou and downtown burgers were very flavorful and extremely well cooked but could have used acid in the way of lettuce and tomato to really make them sing.

The side salads were a bit of a joke. A bowl full of mixed lettuce topped with dressing. Though the burger upcharge for a side salad is $1 for entrees it is $4 and to buy it on its own is $6. I would have been incredibly upset if I had spent more than a dollar for that.

Additionally, the $6 side of bacon Brussels sprouts came out in a small ramekin that consisted of two sprouts cut in half for a total of four small bites. Not worth the extra cost.

The biggest disappointment were the desserts. Whomever wrote the descriptions on the menu deserves a raise. The apple crisp and pecan tart sounded so unique that we had to try them. Being from New England, we’ve had a lot of Apple Crisp and this was very much just ok. It was just a traditional crisp with a less than crisp topping and the flavor was a bit off. The bourbon ice cream also tasted off.

The pecan tart was just simply pecan pie. Again, it was fine, but the description made it sound unique.

Overall, the experience was fine, and the building is really neat to see.

TQ
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burger was amazing. We did not care for the charteriu board, and they actually took it off the bill. Very impressed I highly suggest the burger!

T
Nashville
30 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I selected this location as I love the idea of this being a former courthouse. It's pretty inside, although I wish there were more of the original inside architecture from the courthouse; outside of the bathroom. When I arrived, it took a while for the waiter to even take my drink order; a bit disappointing. The noise level was low, so I appreciated that aspect for sure. You could have a conversation without trying to hear what the other person is saying without leaning over; great feature. Highly recommend the Bumble Berry Sangria cocktail.

MW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time customer and found everything very good. Was early for reservation and was to be seated in a more crowded area although other areas were empty (told reserved). However, host was very accommodating and quickly cleaned off another table so we weren't on top of others. Started at the bar with a nice variety of unique cocktails. Would recommend and return.

AL
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice hotel bar/restaurant. The food seemed to take a long time to come out given that the restaurant was not crowded when we dined. But, the food was tasty and this was a convenient spot downtown before going to a show at the Straz.

MW
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The place is beautiful and ambience is superb. I like the quietness so we don't have to yell to hear each other. The dishes are very good. My son who's allergic to so many foods had a mountain of house salad that he finished down to the last piece of vegetable. The waiter could have been more personable, but he's okay.

DH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Lamb, Ravioli and Burger were all wonderful and enjoyed by the guests. the Snapper was not good and I would not recommend it. The fish was old and flavorless. everything else about the dinners was Excellent.

C
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was good, we enjoyed our meals which included the Chopped Salad, Salmon, and Stuffed Chicken. There were times service was a little slow. It wasn’t enough to adversely affect the evening, but it was enough to notice.

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