Bizou Brasserie

3.7
518 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Bizou is located on the second floor of the Le Meridien Hotel in Downtown Tampa.
Bizou serves signature Contemporary American food. We offer the winning combination of superior cuisine, premium hand crafted cocktails, with an unparalleled atmosphere or marbled walls and historic features throughout the space. Ask your bartender or server about the buildings history.
We also host events in our Private Dinning Room and Bar area, call us to inquire.

* Due to Covid we are serving Full Breakfast Fridays & Saturdays from 7am-11am. However our Bizou Illy Cafe is open Daily with fresh baked pastries, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, parfaits and more!
Dinner is available with a limited menu of our most popular 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 518 people are saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.7
food
4.1
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4.2
ambience
3.7
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Michie
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was amazing.

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Heather
Orlando
1 review
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
7 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.

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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??

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Great ambiance and service. Food quality not so good.

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GaryG
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was good, not great, not unsatisfactory

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vipBirthday
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It was in a hotel setting. Beautiful atmosphere. Service and drinks were good. Food on other hand was disgusting and not worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was not very hot and we were the first table there so I feel like they have it ready sitting under a lamp maybe? And definitely not enough choices on the menu

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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
3 reviews
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
20 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
22 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 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
9 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
Tampa
2 reviews
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!

FAQs

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

Bizou Brasserie is rated 3.7 stars by 518 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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