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About Bizou Brasserie

Bizou Brasserie is located inside the Le Meridien Hotel in Downtown Tampa. Bizou Brasserie serves signature Contemporary American food, and Longitude Bar encourages mingling. Bizou offers the winning combination of superior cuisine, premium hand crafted cocktails, unparalleled atmosphere and first-rate service.

601 North Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 6:00am - 11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Twiggs St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 227-9555

Website:
http://www.bizoutampa.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Available through Hotel entrance

Executive Chef:
Brian Lairby

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Bizou Brasserie Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Special Occasion (11)
Quiet Conversation (8)
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Good for Anniversaries (5)
Business Meals (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
Casual (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tapas (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

It was a nice restaurant

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great hotel restaurant situated in old courthouse that is now a hotel. Breakfast has wide variety of choices for all, try eggs Benedict with fried crab 🦀 and the mascarpone stuffed French toast with berry compote...both great tasting. Simple healthy menu items too.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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food5
ambience4
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Nice french bistro with good food! We would go back.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our server Cody went above and beyond for us. He made the experience the absolute best!

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food5
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Unfortunately our visit was not as pleasant as you would normally expect from a restaurant inside the Le Meridien Hotel. My wife and I had the prime rib dinner which was good. The downside of our evening was the service we received after being seated. It seemed that our waiter was overwhelmed and may also have not received the proper training you should receive when working in such a restaurant. Please also keep in mind, it was Halloween night with a party starting at 9pm in the bar area. All of the wait staff was dressed up, which comes to another critic point of ours. If you work in the food industry and your hair is past shoulder long, you should have it in a pony tail and not flying around, although your character you were dressed as wears it open. Our dinner reservation were for 8:00pm. After we were done with dinner, I asked for a box and this must have triggered the waiter to assume that we are ready to leave, with my wife's wine half full and not having seen a dessert menu, which we were looking forward to enjoy. Next - - was to find a 20% gratuity already included in our check, as you would normally see for parties 6 or more only, but we were only 2. After questioning the charge, the waiter couldn't give us a real answer referring to this being added for the FREE Halloween party starting at 9pm in the bar area. After talking to his manager about our dinner experience, which he agreed on was terrible, he took care of our check, which we appreciate. Also, we are not the people who try to get a free meal every time we go out, but when spending that amount of money on dinner and having worked in a Le Meridien Hotel in Europe before, you simply expect more and know that you should expect more.

The restaurant was busy, but there appeared to be enough wait staff around for the party to help our waiter out as we noticed that he was serving 5 or + tables with one larger group.

Tags: Happy Hour
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food3
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service1
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great staff, excellent food and the ambiance is fabulous!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Drinks were delicious and loved the escargot puff pastry. Server was friendly and professional. Nice live music on Saturday night but not so loud that you can't have conversations. Will go back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Apathetic Service. Mediocre food. Spoke with the manager on the way out. She tried to accommodate. Sorry- I would not give this place a second chance.
Great atmosphere- they just don't know their brand. Unfortunate.

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food2
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service1
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Had the ceviche for an appetizer and it was quite good. Loved the Steak Frites that I had for the main course. Nice little bed a lettuce, nicely done steak with Add to dictionary, and the fries were AMAZING! Would have liked some Béarnaise sauce, but forgot to ask.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Happy Hour, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had breakfast (Sunday brunch) and it was a good experience overall. Service was good, staff was enthusiastic. Excellent coffee and coffee drinks. Prices were really fair for the amount and quality of the food.
A few things were off... first: it took close to 10 mins for the server to come to the table and pour water; second: the same glass of water had a foul smell, like it was washed with a dirty rag; third: my potatoes were good but had a funky metallic after taste.
I still recommend the restaurant but I'm not dying to go back.

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food3
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Interesting venue in the old Tampa court house. Smaller than I had envisioned (cozy)
I had the snapper & my date had lobster ravioli both were excellent drinks were generous and both were reasonably priced

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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food5
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

We decided to try Bizou because we had an event at the Straz that evening. We were very please with the service and food. We ordered a cheese board and the special which was snapper - yum! My husband enjoyed his dirty martini with blue cheese olives and me a glass of Sav Blanc. The ambiance was great and very unique inside of an old courtroom. Rob was a great server and very attentive. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This is our second visit to Bizou Brasserie. Food was delicious as was the wine. The wait staff was friendly and attentive but not overly so. Will definitely to continue to come here whenever attend an event at Tampa Theatre. If I have any complaint it's the noise level. It would be nice to have more of a buffer between bar and restaurant. But this would not deter me from returning.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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food5
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value5

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. Great food. Service was good at beginning but as it got busier, it got slower.

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food4
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service3
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great vibe. Loved the menu. Service was great. Just needs more people!
It's a great place to discover.

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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The place was great, our waitress was really accommodating, and give us some free dessert, would definitely go again

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Prime rib initially came out not hot. They fixed it immediately with new one. One of the best prime ribs around!

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food5
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food. Hostess Charlie is charming and very personable. Heather bartender/manager was fantastic!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food4
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great spot to eat with lots of cool Tampa history and very friendly staff. Thanks for the impromptu tour of the hotel!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Spectacular service, they truly went above and beyond. We celebrated our anniversary and will never forget it. The food, recommendations, and atmosphere was special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Surprisingly good food, at fair prices. Great place to be able to have dinner and conversation. So many restaurants these days are just too loud; it's tiring to have to shout at each other to be heard. But this was an easy decibel level--we could actually talk to each other at normal to low volumes. Service was excellent; attentive without interfering in our space.

Tags: Late-night Find, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was good; we had charcuterie, Caesar and skirt steak and fries. Salad could have more than one anchovy and a there could have been a third cheese on the charcuterie. Food was reasonably priced. Biggest detractor here is the poor choice of lighting in the ceiling. Very bright white flood style lights in ceiling provide all the romantic ambience of a high school gym. Hire a lighting person and divide up the space with more dividers for more private, warm feel. Sam, our waiter, was excellent. Lots of interesting cocktail choices, but they're a little pricey, so choose wisely. Good desserts, with baked goods right there. Bar looked like a good place for a date.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Went for an early Sunday dinner date after attending the Tampa Theatre. It was the perfect date night. Food was cooked to perfection and very flavorful. We had the Sausage Risotto and the Parmesan crusted Filet Mignon.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Neat place

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

We had a lovely lunch after being seated by the friendliest hostess. Our waiter was very friendly and professional, attentive without hovering. Food was totally amazing and satisfying.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The restaurant was extremely hot humid and cafeteria Hall noisy. The bar area is great as its large open and great for a quick meet and greet for business.
Parking is limited and almost non-existent. There is valet but you will have to wait longer than normal for valet.

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food3
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Beautiful setting! Larry, Cody and Charlie are gems. Those 3 alone are worth the price of admission! The cuisine was executed to perfection. You pay more for less in other establishments that are not worth the time to consider. Twice a year I come to the area, it'll be a requirement to make reservations and not miss the experience ever again!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner. The food and service was great.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 15, 2017

I love this place

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Americanized bland poor French food paired with subpar service in a room with no personality.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Food priced right and done well. Pricy drinks/cocktails.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Food was a disappointment! Omelet dry, shrimp and grits poor and cafe con leche not up to Ybor City standards.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Beautiful hotel/restaurant! Very close to the Tampa Theatre for pre dinner and great for after show drinks. Excellent food and staff.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Well located in downtown. Good service food would be "hotel" quality.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Loved the experience with my wife! Enjoyed every part of being there. Great service, food, and ambiance. Don't leave Tampa without coming here.

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching, Scenic View, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Romantic, Organic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Wonderful place... would of have turned down the volume on the live music

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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 28, 2017

I took my wife here for our anniversary, it was nice to be able to go to a fancy place and get dressed up. Our waiter was very good..very attentive and very nice. We had the escargot appetizer and also the zucchini ribbons appetizer both were delicious. I had the salmon and my wife had the Mahi special we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. With tax and tip our bill was a little over $100 but it was well worth every penny, the ingredients were fresh, everything was seasoned perfectly and cooked perfectly. It can be difficult to cook fish correctly and they did an outstanding job here. This is going to be our new anniversary tradition, we loved this place.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Fun, Live Music, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We went for the Easter buffet...all aspects of our experience were great from the moment we arrived. Great service, great food and great atmosphere!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Loved the atmosphere. Looking forward to going back.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great food. Good service. Like what did to this historic sight. Only negative was valet parking took 20 minutes to retire out car when completed and it was not crowded. Park on the street if you can. However. I would go back.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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