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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (81)
Special Occasion (70)
Good for Birthdays (67)
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Good for Anniversaries (63)
Good for a Date (62)
Cozy (59)
Good for Groups (49)
Romantic (47)
Great for Lunch (46)
Business Meals (42)
Casual (42)
Worth the Drive (42)
Comfort Food (39)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Authentic (22)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Fun (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Kid-friendly (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
People Watching (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Healthy (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Seasonal (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful, with one exception:
When making the reservation, I told them it was for my uncle's 89th birthday.
No one acknowledged it---disappointed.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Always very good food, service and good price and value Reliable too ... We would prefer the noise level lower but sadly, one can't control the loud chat of inconsiderate guests ...

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

We love Café Bizou. We have brought a few family members and family. Last Saturday we brought 6 friends and they loved it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service and fabulous food. Loved the steak frites with the filet...delicious!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

I’ve been coming for years, as a go-to restaurant.i found the food to be very disappointing , this time.Service was less attentive , not as friendly. The crab cakes were greasy, fishy and caused me to have reflux. I will return st some point and hope my experience will be better.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

I had never been to Cafe Bizou, but it has been a landmark apparently for many, many years. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the ambiance very old school with wood paneling on the walls, which was very cozy and inviting. Good for large groups as there was a wedding shower and a baby shower while we were there. Would highly recommend this great restaurant!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined 7 days ago

We always enjoy Bizou. It is relaxed, warm and homey, conducive to conversation. The food is chef-prepared. You feel that the meal is specifically for you. Portions are light. Everything is done thoughtfully and deliberately, both food and service. I have never had a bad meal here. I do miss the Pasadena location, much closer to where I live, but the Sherman Oaks location will just have to do, though parking is difficult.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

This is a great place for any occasion. The food is consistent and always good. And the prices are reasonable. They have a lunch deal of three courses which is a great deal.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The salmon was excellent. The ambiance was quiet and the clientele was mostly well dressed. The location was among a lot of good shops and other good restaurants. I would recommend. I would also return to try the other items on the menu.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I love this location- so lovely to dine in a place with so much charm!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Love Bizou, been going since they opened. I took my daughter to lunch for her 21st birthday. It was lovely and the food was delicious. I was looking forward to their special that day, which for years has been beef wellington, but it has been taken off the menu. I had the steak poivre and my daughter had the rack of lamb. Both excellent choices. They even gave her a slice of flourless chocolate cake with a candle in it for dessert. We'll always go back.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Our waiter was wonderful and the food, as always, was delicious.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Felt like we were rush . Waiter was horrible . Been there before so decide to go again but really disappointed. We were treated like we didn't belong but the waiter and we tip well .

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2018

As always, the food and the service at Cafe Bizou were wonderful. I discovered two new favorite dishes this time!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent food. I was late for my reservation, the place was packed with dozens of people waiting but I still got a table relatively quickly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Too long a wait with a reservation. Then what is the purpose of a reservation? My time is valuable and did not appreciate the wait. Food was mediocre - not what I recalled from prior experiences. Disappointing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Definitely a favorite. We brought friends with us who had never been here and when asked what we recommended we said EVERYTHING. Delicious food, very kind about substitutions, good service and just a comfortable feeling. Wish it was closer as we have to come from over the hill.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Experience was amazing. Romantic location and the food was great.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on February 1, 2018

It wasn't my first visit but it was for the birthday girl and our friend. Service was EXCELLENT! I'm sorry I don't remember our waiter's name. We enjoyed him and his service as well as our lunch.I'm looking forward to returning soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Always great food, service and ambience. We had lunch during the restaurants Dine LA event. Always a great value.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Lobster Bisque was cool and lobster in it tasted off. The seafood pasta was tasteless and the seafood was over cooked. The cream bruleé was burnt. My date’s salmon was good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

it's a nice neighborhood restaurant, tables a bit close to each other, and the food is good, but they looked like they needed more servers for the amount of people that were there...the Sunday night we went with a 5:30 reservation, the restaurant was very crowded soon after and it was hard to get timely service, the servers, all were very polite, but they all looked very busy...no one came by to check and refill drinks and check on our dinner progress, we had to stop a server a few times for refills and bread, and we were done with dinner for a long time before being asked about dessert. We had also indicated on the reservation this was a birthday dinner, but this was not communicated to our server.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This time we were seated almost immediately on a busy Saturday night with 7:30 reservations for 4.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was wonderful EXCEPT TOO MANY PEOPLE crowding around the entrance &
restaurant waiting to be seated. Too many people are showing up and there is not enough
space for them to sit or wait to be seated. Either enlarge the restaurant or add someplace
for people to wait to be seated.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We love Bizou!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was reasonably priced and tasty. The $2 corkage fee is always appreciated.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It worked out well. We much appreciated our corner table pretty far from the worst of the noise. The waiter and servers were polite and helpful. We enjoyed our food, especially the desserts.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was very light and flavorful, the service attentive and the experience a delight.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Our favorite dine out place for all the right reasons. Never disappoints!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This is a favorite spot for years, which is why we took my son for his 24 birthday this past week. I made sure to tell the hostess when we checked in it was his birthday, then told the server before my son arrived. She said they would bring out cake with a candle. We waited and waited.....nothing. I felt embarrassed to ask again in front of my son, so we paid and left. 😖

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Restaurant Week menu was filled with familiar favorites. Service was cordial, but had to ask for ice bucket and also bread. My food should have been hotter but it was okay. We were seated at our reservation time, which is a plus. The place was crowded.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I was excited to meet my friend here, as we were coming from opposite directions and this ws the 1/2 way point. I was disappointed. The entire experience felt like we were caught in a 1985 timewarp. And not really in a good way. The decor was outdated, the dining areas dark, and the food was just okay. The French onion soup was really salty - ( it tasted like there was canned broth in it). The fish and chips were good, but when I asked for tartar sauce, I was told there wasn't any. Then a moment later they brought egg salad to me that had been "more liquified." My lunch companion asked 3 times to get parmesan cheese for her pasta with no success. This place needs an overall. Granted the dinLA lunch was only $15, so it was a value. However, the regular priced menu is higher and seems a stretch.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I have dined here numerous times and always had a great meal. The atmosphere is casual and very comfortable; the service is excellent. Everything from the filet mignon cheeseburgers and salads to pasta and seafood dishes are outstanding.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was good but not great. Service was amateurish and rushed.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

If you're looking for delicious French food in a friendly, efficient setting, definitely consider Cafe Bizou. You will be happy you did.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Went there to eat dinner; we both had fish dishes. Very tasty and no complaints.
This place is an old stand by for Sherman Oaks....very popular.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Our party of 7 was seated promptly upon arrival and we had such fun! The French Onion Soup was delicious. We came for the DineLA menu. Will definately be back to try other dishes....

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We returned to Cafe Bizou for its DineLA fixed price offering which included an appetizer, main course, and dessert for $29 per person. All components were delicious with generous portions, all served promptly by the professional wait staff. Highly recommended!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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