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219 Bistro

4.6
4.6
396 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
219 Bistro is centrally located in the vibrant downtown district of Norfolk VA. Open Wednesday - Saturday, offering Happy Hour 4pm - 6pm. Join us for the best outdoor dining in downtown Norfolk. Our menu features are sure to please everyone offering small plates, burgers, sandwiches, tacos and chef inspired entrées.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (757) 416-6219

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Felix

  • Neighborhood

    Norfolk

  • Cross street

    Brooke Ave and Granby Street

  • Parking details

    Our valet is available after 5:30pm and is located on Brooke avenue in front of our sister-restaurant, Byrd and Baldwin Bros steakhouse.Our expertly trained valets will tend to your vehicle while you enjoy an elegant dining experience.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 396 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Fit for Foodies

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Good for Groups

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Hot Spot

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    American

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  1. f

    fknowland

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Our dinners were beautifully presented and had great complex flavors. We really enjoyed the food. We had a small glitch with service, which they rectified. Overall, this was a great meal and we will definitely return!
  2. OB

    OksanaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great, interesting combinations. The service was spot one.
  3. KW

    KaisenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On of the finest bistro in the 757 area. I Recommend this to anyone that is in the area. I hands down respect the owner and workers. Love going there.
  4. SB

    SusanB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Open table reservation worked great! Good drinks(wish happy hour included more mixed drink options). We got the salmon, vege burger, crab stack, she crab soup(outstanding), filet and scallops. All dishes were very good. It took a little while to get the food but it did happen to be on the night of the grand illumination. Our waitress was very good.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time here. 1st time was a date night with hubs. Great service, wonderful food (nice plate presentation also) and wine. The second trip was a family night with our young adult daughter. Once again did not disappoint! Easy to park near by.
  6. A

    Andy

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner. Liked the Shrimp Scampi and Old Fashions.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It just was not that good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food. Awesome service. One of the best restaurants in Norfolk.
  9. JM

    JayM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great wasn’t crowded for a Saturday night…could definitely be casual or business casual setting!!!!! Will be making reservations again!!!
  10. V

    Victoria

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for an early birthday dinner and the Santa Fe Chicken Penne did NOT disappoint! It was spicy and delicious, and the happy hour drink selection was really good too.
  11. f

    feathersforever

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first trip to 219 Bistro and we were very impressed with the options (especially the specials), the service, and the overall experience. We arrived during Happy Hour - even on a Saturday! - and took advantage with our drink orders. We also ordered a couple of items to share so that we were not overfull when attending our event that evening, but I am very excited to try some other options and dessert next time. The only drawback we found is that the music was a little loud and that combined with the acoustics in the building made us - and those around us - speak more loudly to be heard by those at our tables. But overall, this was a great experience.
  12. BH

    BrendaH

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I used to love 219, but they have revised their menu and it is not for the better. The fried green tomatoes and the zucchini small plates were both not good at all.
  13. SH

    StacyH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overall- it was great. I’d go back. Pros: attentive servers, food came out quickly, most of it tasted delicious, especially the bacon wrapped goat cheese figs. Omg yum! Cons: I love me a strong drink but these were STRONG. The espresso martini wasn’t made with actual espresso but an espresso flavored liquor. Also they ran out of rum the day before and hadn’t restocked. Seemed odd, and the drinks took a long time to be delivered. Other than that, we were all happy with our experience and would recommend.
  14. SM

    StevenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best steaks I've had in years. Service was outstanding. We will be returning SOON....
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    219 is a great place to take friends — especially friends not from the area! We had such a blast and our server was fantastic. One of the managers came out and greeted our table as well. Overall, we all loved our food, the atmosphere, and the service!! (Fantastic cocktails too!!!) Thanks 219! ❤️
  16. KN

    KrystalN

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was really good and it came out very quickly. 219 is definitely the place for a casual date night or dinner with friends.
  17. DW

    DavidW

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not sure if the review I started yesterday sent or not. This was one of the top 5 dining experiences we have enjoyed! This puts you in the company with El Farrallon in Cabo San Lucas. Everything about it was just right. Our server Nicolle was the right amount of attentive and enthusiastic about the evening in general. Again, well done. Everyone who spends an evening with you will be handsomely rewarded.
  18. D

    Daniel

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant has an interesting, creative menu that changes over time and the food is always delicious.
  19. GB

    GradyB

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food! Only thing that could have improved would be closer attention to keeping water glasses full.
  20. LA

    LuAnn

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative food and healthy options. Our second time dining here and will be back.
  21. G

    Gigi

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered 2 appetizers and 3 meals and everyone raves about their meal. We ate outside and the weather was perfect for it. I had the fried green tomato appetizer and the salmon dinner and it was excellent. We will definitely be back.
  22. R

    Reviewer5

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Always great service when we go as a group to 219! Wonderful Happy Hour---I just wish it was until 7, as described on Google, instead of ending at 6 (which is a bit early for people who work more traditional schedules during the week).
  23. f

    fredl

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great food and service. the bacon wrapped figs were outstanding
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Liked the place. Sat up front and could see all of the Granby hustle and bustle. Food was very good, waitstaff was excellent. Was a bit noisy, but that was to be excited
  25. TF

    TomF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice crisp and sharp venue. Great staff—very welcoming and attentive. A very good selection of wine, local craft beers and special cocktails. A nice selection of menu items and sides—portions are generous and very tasty. A good value—highly recommend.
  26. KG

    KalenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was amazing and service was even better! We will be back!
  27. LJ

    LisaJ

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and yummy food. The pimento cheese bites are amazing and so was the salmon. We got there to take advantage of happy hour, which had great food and drink specials. Location is convenient to waterside and Town Point Park.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, professional and fun service. The food was excellently prepared and presented. We had two appetizers (gnocchi and figs) and both were excellent. Filet was perfect, scallops and duck burger as well. We will be back soon to continue :)
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Both the service and food was bad. The server walked away very quickly every time she came to check on us even turning away as we were still talking to her. The tuna burger tasted like warmed up canned tuna. It was not good. The duck ragu was ice cold. It took an additional 15 minutes for them to warm it back up. Would not go back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The rice needed salt, like it was non existent but outside of that everything else was on point and delicious. Prices weren’t too bad, but what really made it was our server Brianna. She provided an upscale service with a touch of hometown neighborly feel, very relaxed and like we were long time friends. I recommend you ask for her when you visit.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic
  32. FM

    FlorianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! Definitely going back. Our waiter was extremely friendly and made recommendations to what the Chefs specials were. Checked on us regularly. Overall wonderful experience.
  33. TS

    TaniaS

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!
  34. N

    Nat28

    Richmond

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Vegan food at non-vegan restaurants is usually laced with disappointment. The zucchini curry was excellent. My husband's duck burger was great as well. According to him, best burger he's had in a long time. It was our first time there and we will be back for sure.
  35. B

    Brian

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the service and drinks were all great! And kudos for that outstanding charcuterie board!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Food was very good , service was great . The noise level was ridiculously loud. It was so loud it was extremely difficult to have a conversation
  37. KP

    KPL87

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice menu; lots of great appetizers, drinks, and desserts.
  38. DS

    DeepSea

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Limited menus choices. No gluten free bun options.
  39. SA

    SharonA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everyone was so helpful and attentive, before we even got there. Perfect place downtown!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Chef Felix’ creativity is truly superb …. On par with Patrick O’Connell at The Little Inn at Washington, Jose Andres, or Cindy Wolf of Charleston’s innBaltimore … Highly recommend the Chef’s Specials which change frequently. We had the Cheese, Jam, and Charcuterie Board which showcased Chef Felix’s talent right upfront. Bri, our server, did a wonderful job guiding us through the menu which possessed way more options than we had room for in our stomachs. Overall, truly a gem in the Wsterside area of Norfolk.

FAQs

219 Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 416-6219.

219 Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 396 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for 219 Bistro

219 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Brooke Ave and Granby Street

  • Neighborhood

    Norfolk

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Our valet is available after 5:30pm and is located on Brooke avenue in front of our sister-restaurant, Byrd and Baldwin Bros steakhouse.Our expertly trained valets will tend to your vehicle while you enjoy an elegant dining experience.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Felix

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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