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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.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - 11:00am - 2:30pm
Monday - 5:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday - 11:30am-2:30pm
Wednesday - 11:30am-2:30pm
Thursday - 11:30am-2:30pm
Friday - 11:30am-2:30pm
Saturday - 11:00am-2:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking for lunch and dinner plus street parking available.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Despite the fact that their success has made the Bizou one very noisy, crowded venue, and that, one assumes, is the price of having all the elements to attract a big and loyal customer turnout, there are a few really simple things they could do to enhance the experience of dining there. While all the personnel we encountered, from reservation desk to busboy, were courteous when engaged, it appeared the night we were there that they were short-handed. Still, it is a big mistake to not reinforce constantly that the wait staff should SCAN THE ROOM, always on the lookout for that patron who need service or just a response. Moreover, to enhance the bottom line (alcohol is where the real profits are), after seating the diners, TAKE THEIR DRINK ORDERS and provide something to nibble on (bread & oil) while waiting for orders to be taken. Clearly, despite the success, the little things add up, especially to those of us who drove in from Camarillo and over from San Marino. Finally, because of age, our guest's 90th birthday, and I am 80+, we had asked to be seated in the back room where glass doors reduce most of the noise--we got seated near the back room and by the opening into the busier dining room--the people at the table in that room were really loud and could have been sitting with us--and there was nothing we could (or wanted) to do. On the plus side, food was excellent and Julio, our waiter, was engaging and helpful--the Maitre de and the others with whom we had occasional contact were also first-rate (gregarious and welcoming busboy). Still, it's hard not to like this restaurant.
This was a special occasion which was tainted by the strange and disorganized service and food. Three of the dishes were tolerable and the other three were hardly edible. One was a NY steak dinner that the meat was so tough it couldn't be cut let alone chewed covered in a tasteless brandy cream sauce. Another dish was the Lobster Sea Scallop and Shrimp pasta with chunks of the lobster, sea scallop, and shrimp. When we asked the manager he said it was chopped into the sauce... NOT... there was no sign of seafood except for one shrimp and not anywhere near the description on the menu. The third dish was the grilled jumbo shrimp and scallop pasta that tasted as if the entire dish was dipped in hot water before being served.. no flavor, no seasoning, tasteless and ill prepared.
This Cafe Bizou in no way compares to the Cafe Bizou in Pasadena which is far superior.
What a way to ruin a perfectly good evening with family and friends who have come from far away. Totally a disappointment and definitely NOT deserving 4.5 stars.
It was Christmas and even though it was pretty crowded our waiter was very attentive. The food was excellent. We brought our own wine with only a two dollar corkage fee and we had the soup of the day which was lentil soup for only two dollars each. The entrees were just yummy and the price for them moderate but considering the low corkage fee and the low price for the soup, Café Bizou is a great deal with great food and lovely ambiance.
It was Christmas but it was also my mother’s 93rd Birthday. There were 7 of us and everyone loved their meal. From Steak, lamb, salmon and pasta everyone was happy. The lunch menu is so big and reasonable. The delicious bread kept on coming. The wait staff was so accommodating. We brought a cake and even though the place was full they took time to put candles on the birthday cake and ask if anyone wanted ice cream with their slice. All in all a good meal and a great birthday for Mom.
My fiancee and I went to Cafe Bizou for our first "date night" in a while and were immediately reminded why we like this place so much. The atmosphere is very "old school," in the best possible way -- the dimmed lights, the older clientele (although there were younger diners, too), and the classic menu. There's a reason places like this have endured for so many years. Our waiter was helpful. The food came promptly and was delicious. I was a little disappointed that they'd run out of the bleu cheese pepperocinis for the martini they were advertising at the bar, but my martini was superb nonetheless. Oh, and everything was very reasonably priced for the quality. Thanks so much for a great evening. We'll be back!
I’ve been going to this place for years and years it’s one of the best consistent great food great service and great atmosphere in LA I love this place and I think not to many people can say anything negative about this great restaurant There is a reason this place is always packed
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