Bizou Brasserie

4.1
533 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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Sunday Lunch
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 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from 7am-11am. Our Bizou Illy Cafe is open Daily 7am-11am with fresh baked pastries, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, parfaits and more! Dinner is available with a limited menu of our most popular appetizers and dishes Monday-Thursday in the bar area, and restaurant seating open Friday and Saturday.

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
What 533 people are saying
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4.2
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ilovefood679
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JM
vipJandMMc
Orlando
11 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
1 review
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
24 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
88 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
1 review
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
2 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
23 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
6 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
9 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.

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Heather
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A nice easy walk from our hotel. Great building. Very accommodating waiter and delicious burgers and mahi mahi

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Jozy
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice intimate atmosphere!! Highly recommend anyone going there.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines dinner with my love

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AngelG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

My girlfriend always wanted to go there ever since she saw there menu.
So I planed out a entire Valentine’s Day for her and I starting with brunch at Bizou Brasserie. Hostess was Great Ambiance excellent for Valentines Day! But when it came to our service and our food we were very disappointed and dissatisfied. Food was cold grits were cold couldn’t get our server, he was nowhere in sight. I’m in the hospitality business and I’ve never not tip or under tip my server until that day..I can’t even recall his name. The busser paid more attention to us then our server. 1 bad apple won’t stop me from coming back one more time, I just pray that on my next visit I get better service.

Respectfully
AGP

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JamieM
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Menu is small/limited. I expected more, maybe my hopes were too high. I got the burger, it was good but nothing special.

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KarenM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service couldn't have been better and dinner was good. It's a beautiful restaurant and I enjoyed the live guitar music.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and beautiful ambiance!

BJ
vipBJK6
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I would not go there again.

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vipJohn
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unique Architecture. Restaurant resides in a historic courthouse featuring stunning architecture, marble hallways and original oak doors. Menu and service was limited because of Covid but drinks, food and staff were still excellent. We ordered old fashions, a charcuterie board, bacon wrapped scallops, Caesar salad and a honey glazed Salmon that were all delicious.

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AngelaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!! Atmosphere was very nice and loved the decor in the entire restaurant.

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vipKdg10
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love the ambiance and decor. Food is pretty good too, and reasonably priced for a more upscale place.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We left. Service was so bad we couldn’t get a drink and the restaurant was empty! Menu options were terrible as well. 10/10 would not ever go back or recommend.

Only positive is the restaurant itself was nicely decorated and very clean.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great NYE thanks!

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Chuck
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service and food left much to be desired. Will not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved our server Shawn I believe was his name!

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JeffK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have dined at other Le Meridian properties and my expectations on patron attention were not met. I had requested a special dessert to be presented for our 34th wedding anniversary, but the wait staff made no mention and presented only what was on the menu. It made our experience rather average. The food was superb. The dining room flooring should be replaced as it is covered in stains and appears dirty - not to Le Meridian standard in my opinion.

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HollyS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

I’m extremely disappointed in the food. For the price we paid it was not worth it at all. My steak was way under cooked, I had to send it back to be cooked further and it was so fatty and tough for a filet. I wish I had saved the time and money and just stayed home. Very very disappointing.

MB
vipMarisaB
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation for 7 people for breakfast and when we arrived we were told the manager decided the night before they weren’t going to open and we received no notification whatsoever. Quite embarrassing because it was three different family members that drove quite a ways to meet us there. I would think with an online reservation system like this the manager could’ve at least sent out a notification to the customers that had booked a table??

FAQs

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

Bizou Brasserie is rated 4.1 stars by 533 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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