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About Cafe Bizou - Pasadena

Come enjoy the Cafe Bizou experience located in Old Town Pasadena. At Cafe Bizou, we pride ourselves in providing top quality service and delicious food in a family friendly restaurant.

91 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - 11:00am-2:00pm
5:00pm-9:00pm

Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday - 5:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday - 5:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday - 5:00pm-9:00pm

Friday - 5:00pm-9:30pm

Saturday - 5:00pm-9:30pm

Cross Street:
Holly Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 792-9923

Website:
http://www.cafebizou.com/

Parking Details:
Street and Valet parking. Additional underground city parking with first 1 1/2 hour free situated 1/2 block north of the restaurant on Raymond Ave.

Public Transit:
Gold Line 1 block east on Holly Street

Executive Chef:
Jonathan Neil Rogers

Private Party Facilities:
Private room with a capacity of 60 people maximum.

Private Party Contact:
Julio Lopez: (626) 792-9923

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe Bizou - Pasadena Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
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Good for Birthdays (16)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Business Meals (12)
Cozy (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Authentic (7)
Casual (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Seasonal (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very nice old style atmosphere restaurant with good cocktails and food at moderate prices.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The quality & consistency of the food is always amazing. Their steak is out of the world. I would love to know the secret of making it so tender. Bizou never disappoints.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We come often. We were celebrating our friend's birthday. He had never been here before. He was thrilled at his menu choice of beef Wellington. Plus they made the celebration more special by bringing dessert for him with a birthday candle.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Ask for Lazare. His service is impeccable.

Had the 3 course lunch special for Sunday lunch. I ordered the trio of meat. A recommend!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

While I've always loved dining at this restaurant, I cannot say that the service for my particular visit was exemplary. In fact, it was leaning towards mediocrity. We were a group of ten and they were nice enough to call ahead and confirm the reservation. One would expect then that they would be ready for the service that a big group demands. Our server was doubling as bartender and never had an opportunity to even check on us periodically as is customary. Whenever we needed something (water, coffee, refills, dessert, etc.), one member of the party would get up to ask either the maitre d' or another fleeting waitstaff. It was horrid to say the least.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I have yet to have a bad meal at this restaurant.

Nice touch by the waiter to bring a piece of chocolate cake with a candle to celebrate our friend’s birthday.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I took a friend for her birthday and we had a very pleasant evening. My Macadamia Nut Crusted Alaskan Halibut was wonderful as was her Parmesan Crusted Wild Alaskan Sandabs. The server brought a lovely, light chocolate mousse cake for her birthday dessert. Very nice service and ambiance.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Delicious food at reasonable prices. Service is efficient and gracious. One of my favorite restaurants. I would recommend to anyone!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Cafe Bizou has a nice ambience and good food and drink menu. Perhaps its most attractive feature that distinguishes it from similar restaurants is its very reasonable $2 corkage fee. Some items like the cedar plank salmon and bread pudding were excellent while the Caesar salad was pedestrian. The wait staff were good and worked very hard but they were overstretched and understaffed which diminished the dining experience waiting for things like opening the wine and brining the check.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Friday night and it was packed!!! A long wait for service and very noisy.
I would recommend for lengthy dining and little conversation. Food was terrific!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always fantastic food & service! They never disappoint. They have certain dishes that are hard to find at most restaurants, such as Sweetbreads & escargot!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Wonderful soups and salads followed by overcooked Alaskan halibut served with an excellent sauce and accompaniments. I might have returned the dry fish to exchange for one not dried out but never saw the waiter until at least ten minutes after the entree wss served.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Most enjoyable evening.We drive from La Jolla for a special weekend and always visit
Cafe Bizou.Our server Lazar was outstanding!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

One of or favorite restaurants in Old Town Pasadena. Halibut and salmon were delicious.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Service was excellent. Our server was attentive and responsive to our requests. The food was average at best and their bourbon selection from the bar was substandard for a nice restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We frequent Cafe Bizou. Good service and food. We ordered the monk fish and crispy potato crusted salmon. Enjoyed the food. They try hard to make sure everyone is happy with their selection. Unfortunately, the a/c was not working, so that was disappointing. I must say that this is the first time we've experience this, but when they called to confirm, they should have mentioned they had an issue.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I like the place. A little too dark though

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our favorite restaurant on Old Pasadena. We had the rack of lamb and the macadamia crust halibut. Delicious with great service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

WOW, WOW, WOW! Our meal was fantastic. The servers were very nice, but a little slow at times. I highly recommend the Beef Wellington as it was about the best I have ever had and the price Could not be beat. With a $2 corkage fee, you can bring your favorite wine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The food was excellent. The service is usually outstanding, on this occasion it was adequate.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Good variety with something to please everyone. Attractively presented and delicious. Prices very reasonable. Pleasant decor.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We met some friends from Pasadena at the Cafe Biou. We were there early and sat at the bar. Our friends also came early and the restaurant sat us at our table early; nice quiet spot near the window. We brought our own wine ($2 corking charge). Great service, nice menu, and nice overall experience.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

The food's great; the beer selection leaves a lot to be desired.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food isn't as good as it used to be. Ambiance is still good, so if you just want to have drinks, then this place might do.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Slipping. Was our "go to" place. Food was good, but the service was terrible. 20 minutes to actually never getting an Espresso is merely one example. Really too bad.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food just wasn't good.. sad.. as I love the location, the waiters.. and the location..

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Good restaurant for personal or business dining occasions, with a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere/ambiance. Menu and wine list were varied. All items were reasonably priced.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 7, 2017

great menus and Prix-Fixe selections that are great. They allow customers to bring their own wine for a mere $2.00 corkage fee.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We sat for 10 minutes before a waiter showed up. I requested a wine list. He dumped it on the table and disappeared for 15 minutes. The drinks were delivered in 15 minutes. Not a promising start.

The food except for the onion soup was very good. My party of 4 had salads plus plank salmon, shrimp/lobster risotto and beef stroganoff (2). It was well prepared and everyone was satisfied.

When I requested the check and a container for one of my guests, 10 minutes went by and I asked a busboy for the container. He brought it immediately. The check arrived without a thank you.

I hope it was a off night as my wife wants to return for the food.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Foos is hit or miss. Our table ordered DineLA special (if this will affect their food quality in comparing w/the regular menu?)'Lobster Bisq tasted "old" as of a luke watm /fishy "meh"' However, the main course in between Lobster tail rissoto or beef lamb Trio were both above average. Our wait staff was delightful n efficient. I wd suggest anybody to cone here for lunch. Their food quality used to be better in the past...maybe 10+ yr ago.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Really great place to go for a nice dinner out without that high cost and the pretentious attitude.
Go for lunch and order the set dinner course for the best value.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Cafe Bizou has always been consistent with their food over the years. It's always fresh and cooked perfectly. I love the French Onion Soup! The seafood dishes we had were delicious. The service was a little off but it may have been due to the DineLA business. It took quite some time before our server even showed up to greet us. Not the normal service we are used to. I would highly recommend the restaurant. There are dishes to satisfy all and prices are very reasonable for the quality you receive. Great for date night or large group events.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great meal and great service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The service was bad, didn't take out me drinks till later on after we ask 2 times to order our drinks then took quite a long time to get it & also messed up on my drink. The bread that they served was cold & also had to ask 3 times to get fresh bread. The food took extremely long to come out even for you appetizer. When the main course came it was cold. Also they added 20% tip automatically to our bill we had a party of 8 but they charge us 20% on their menu it clearly says 18% for guests over 8 or more. I didn't want to argue with them I'll just give them a back feedback. Not recommend & the food isn't good nor their service. Can't expect 20% gratuity when they won't even cater to your needs.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Portions are nice and small and prices are very reasonable so we got to try like 7 different dishes and the bill was still under $100 (before tip) Great place!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Hard to improve on perfection!!! Over the past six years we have always had excellent service, fabulous food & cocktails. We have taken large and small groups of friends and are treated as if we were their only diners that evening.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 28, 2017

I have been to this restaurant several times and I've never been disappointed. Rich food and delicious. Vive la France.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Good food, poor service, very noisy, a/c wasn't working properly. Disappointing compared to past visits. Hopefully better next time.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Service is really bad we had to wait more than an hour and no one came by to check up on us.
Very disappointed we will not be returning

Tags: Worth the Drive
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