About Cafe Bizou - Sherman Oaks

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

14016 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - 11:00am - 2:30pm
5:00pm-9:00pm

Monday - 5:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday - 11:30am-2:30pm
5:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday - 11:30am-2:30pm
5:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday - 11:30am-2:30pm
5:00pm-9:00pm

Friday - 11:30am-2:30pm
5:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday - 11:00am-2:30pm
5:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Hazeltine

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(818) 788-3536

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

Parking Details:
Valet parking for lunch and dinner plus street parking available.

Executive Chef:
Jonathan Neil Rogers

Private Party Facilities:
Private room with maximum capacity of 55. Two, semi-private rooms: Room #1: 45 maximum capacity, Room #2: 30 maximum capacity

Private Party Contact:
Ryan Herrera: (818) 788-3536

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe Bizou - Sherman Oaks Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (80)
Special Occasion (73)
Good for Birthdays (65)
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Good for Anniversaries (61)
Good for a Date (57)
Cozy (57)
Good for Groups (48)
Great for Lunch (43)
Romantic (43)
Casual (42)
Business Meals (37)
Worth the Drive (37)
Comfort Food (36)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Authentic (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Fun (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Kid-friendly (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Healthy (9)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and value for dinela, but even the regular menu appeared to be very affordable for the quality of the food. My party of 6 had a lovely time and the service was very attentive. The one issue I will mention is the “guest reception” area, where the host’s table meets the bar. The area is a bit claustrophobic and could benefit from effective space planning.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food great service love this place we eat there often. Love the specials. Great corkage fee. Cheap. Bring your own.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy, Authentic, Seasonal, Casual
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·Dined 3 days ago

I had a reservation and waited 20 minutes to be seated. At least four parties were taken ahead of me. Our lunch took over two hours. Our server forgot our order and did not ask us if we were okay. Our cocktails tasted different (although they were the same) and our entree looked like it had been sitting under the heat lamps for some time. I had to ask for the check three times.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Thanks Dine LA for introducing us to such a fine dining experience. The food and service was great!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I came here for Dine LA. We had to wait almost 25 minutes past our reservation, and when we were finally seated, nobody came to our table for quite some time. Our waiter was barely present throughout our three course meal - at one point I had to ask the host if they knew where he went because it had been so long. The food was very good, but I wouldn’t pay the regular prices.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Really outstanding, delicious food and excellent service !!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Birthday dinner for 4--excellent service and very good food; Dine LA menu. Really enjoyed most of the dinner, though a bit disappointed in the Tiramisu. It wasn't bad, just ok. Service was excellent!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, friendly environment, great service, always have good time.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

We went for the DineLA menu and it was great. I have the fig and goat cheese salad, the cedar plank salmon and we shared a creme brulee for dessert. Pretty perfect.
We found out a little later that they had a Passion Fruit Iced Tea and it’s better than the regular. Great, friendly service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great food and service. Feels like more of a date place than a casual place for friends together, but you can make that work. Everyone was friendly and the food was very tasty.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Dined here for the first time during DineLA. We’ll be back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Have been going here since Philippe opened 20+ years ago. It is still a favorite and he has never let the quality slack. Bring your own wine, only $2 corkage, you won't be disappointed. Though even with a reservation, be prepared to wait 15 or 20 mins.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We love this restaurant. It's' the best. However, I have to say this time only the waitress we had was miserable. Table 9. We were constantly waving at her for refills, which never happened, ask for more bread and was told the kitchen was behind, when I watched other waiters bringing out fresh bread to other tables. My wife's steak came out opposite that she ask for and had to be returned. Every time I motioned to the waitress (when I could catch her eye, she simply motioned "one second." When I confronted the owner/manger and he got on her, she came over with every excuse in the book and blamed everyone else. Beware of table 9. And, I want to add this is the VERY BEST RESTURANT IN LOS ANGELES and we will continue to return again and again, not only for dinner, but for lunch meetings. We love this restaurant. Normally, the service is always top notch. It was just this waitress.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was great. Only negative was that I asked for a special birthday dessert for my dining companion both with my OpenTable reservation and when I got there and they didn't do it.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Had a great ladies lunch. The place can get very noisy with lots of groups celebrating. Yet, there are some quieter corners that can be found.
The service staff is accommodating to guest needs. The food looks and tastes good. Would recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had a reservation because my parents were in town for 8:30pm on Saturday. There were plenty of reservations left that morning. When we arrived, the place was overrun (understandable), and we were seated 20min late (not understandable). This caused one of my guests to have to abruptly leave in the middle of dinner because he was delayed by Café Bizou’s inability to manage the Dine LA crowd. I’m quite disappointed because I’ve had dinners there before with less crowds and those always went smoothly. I expect a venue of Bizou’s caliber to handle the challenge more professionally. We were not offered any complimentary items to atone for how long we were made to wait. Not sure I will be coming back, considering the lack of reparations afterwards.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Had reservation. Arrived on time. Checked in with hostess. We were sitted one hour after reservation time. When we checked with hostess about why its taking so long we got a rude and very unprofessional response. Instead of apologizing she blamed us for arriving late and this is what we get for that. In fact we arrived on time. They overbooked the restaurant. There were a lot of people waiting in the bar area for very long time. One hour to get sitted is a very long time to wait considering we had reservation and it was my bday party. We were not offered a glass of wine or cake on the house. The owner/ manager acted as if it was normal I guess. We ordered 2 special dinners- chilian sea bass two dishes. Chilian sea bass is one of my most favorite fish but it was the worse i have ever had. Frozen and defrosted at lease couple times and over cooked. Vegetables on the side were not tasty. We were so so hungry by the time the food arrived that we still ate a big portion of the fish...
Our other friend ordered beef stroganoff which was actually good and we ended up sharing. We also had a salad and escorgot that was not bad. Waiters tried to take dishes and appetizer plates off the table couple while we were still chewing and digging into the plates.
I will not come here again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This restaurant was a hit from its opening day and it has maintained a very consistent level of service and the prices are now very reasonable. It once was trendy but now it’s a great place for a casual dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Never disappointed at Cafe Bizou! Food and service is consistently quite good. Very reasonable and the prix fixe menus are a great value. Delicious fresh ingredients!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

the server is very stock up and not friendly at all

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Cafe Bizou is always reliable for excellent food at a very reasonable price, with friendly and efficient servers. A Definite go-to spot for anyone in the neighborhood.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I going there over 5 years I never had a bad experience. Whatever I am ordering is always good and tasty.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

went for the M-I-L's b-day. they are consistent and my order was delivered promptly and was good.
have been there before, she likes it. good value, good service and has been updated recently.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was outstanding ....as always ..... and Cafe Bizou is the best restaurant in Los Angeles !!!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Healthy, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food and service was great as usual.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Bizou café is such an amazing place for any occasion! Very romantic!! Food is delicious!!! The owner greets you and treats you like royalty!!! One of my favorite restaurants! Great experience!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice lively evening atmosphere. Always good food, good service, good experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

No question about it, best spot in Los Angeles. Love this place.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

It took forever to get service ,the food was great

Tags: Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always wonderful, healthy and tasty meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always a good choice for a special occasion such as New Year's Eve. Exceptional service from everyone and of course the food MUAH!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We couldn't have been happier with the meal and service. Last New Years eve we were in your restaurant in Pasadena which is now closed. We will now continue to come to Sherman Oaks for special occasions. sally

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great value and lively ambience. We always enjoy family gatherings at Cafe Bizou!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love this little neighborhood gem

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As usual a great meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Four years going to this place and it's consistently spectacular! Super charming. Has a soul. Rich cozy vibe there. Seems very European: patrons very well taken care of + a let's enjoy this moment spirit in the place.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Waited over 10 minutes for the server to even come to our table to just take drink orders. Ended up having to order everything at that point. Then didn’t see her again until the end for the check. Literally saw her twice. The entrees took at least 30 minutes to come and they didn’t even bring our soup appetizers until we’d been waiting for 20 minutes.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing experience, delicious food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food and good service! We enjoyed the ambience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were very disappointed when Cafe Bizou left Pasadena, but unwilling to give up on one of our favorite restaurants, drove to Sherman Oaks. Nice surprise! Cozy, warm and ever so, Cafe Bizou. Felt like a nice homecoming!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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