Cafe Bizou-Sherman Oaks

★★★★★
  • 14016 Ventura Blvd

    Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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  • 818-788-3536

About Cafe Bizou-Sherman Oaks

Hours
Lunch: Mon - Fri, 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner, Daily, 5pm - 10pm; Brunch: Sat, Sun, 11am - 2:30pm

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I am at Cafe Bizou more than any restaurant in LA. It's blocks from where I live and a few miles from where I work so it's perfect for friends and dates alike. Highly recommend their specials - the Lobster Linguini is done to perfection.

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I am at Cafe Bizou more than any restaurant in LA. It's blocks from where I live and a few miles from where I work so it's perfect for friends and dates alike. Highly recommend their specials - the Lobster Linguini is done to perfection.

Pros: Great food, great patio

Cons: Can get REALLY busy

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our all time favorite french bistro. good food at good prices behind that zagat rating. even with the long lines and wait, will keep coming back.

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our all time favorite french bistro. good food at good prices behind that zagat rating. even with the long lines and wait, will keep coming back.

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Imagine walking into Denny's on steroids. That is what Cafe Bizou's vibe is all about. Decor that is from an 80s garage sale, old folks lounging over 3 hour lunches, and a menu that makes CPK look like a Michelin rated

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Imagine walking into Denny's on steroids. That is what Cafe Bizou's vibe is all about. Decor that is from an 80s garage sale, old folks lounging over 3 hour lunches, and a menu that makes CPK look like a Michelin rated

Cons: Horrid service, mediocre food, stale decor

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We had a table for 6 on Jan 31, 2010 and had the Dine LA menu. Everyone loved their food, and the service was excellent. The overall environment was nice, classy, and upscale.

I started with a small pear salad and had a filet mignon and

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We had a table for 6 on Jan 31, 2010 and had the Dine LA menu. Everyone loved their food, and the service was excellent. The overall environment was nice, classy, and upscale.

I started with a small pear salad and had a filet mignon and

Pros: Great Food, good prices (for Dine LA)

Cons: Valet was crazy busy

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Fast seating- 15 minutes with a reservation- acceptable, great service throughout meal, and the meal- fantastic - well prepared, and plentiful. One of the best restaurants in the San Fernando Valley. I recommend it for any occasion.

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★★★★★

Fast seating- 15 minutes with a reservation- acceptable, great service throughout meal, and the meal- fantastic - well prepared, and plentiful. One of the best restaurants in the San Fernando Valley. I recommend it for any occasion.

Pros: great food at great prices

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Oh my, where to begin....

I got a raise at work and told my boyfriend that I would treat us to a nice dinner. I wanted to take him to Pastis off Beverly Blvd. in Hollywood, but unfortunately they closed their doors due to the recession.

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Oh my, where to begin....

I got a raise at work and told my boyfriend that I would treat us to a nice dinner. I wanted to take him to Pastis off Beverly Blvd. in Hollywood, but unfortunately they closed their doors due to the recession.

Pros: wine

Cons: service, food, management

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My boyfriend and I had a lovely dinner. We ordered appetizers, salad, entrees, desserts, and drinks. Overall, everything was really good. He paid the check with his debit card, and I left a generous cash tip. A few days later when my

3
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My boyfriend and I had a lovely dinner. We ordered appetizers, salad, entrees, desserts, and drinks. Overall, everything was really good. He paid the check with his debit card, and I left a generous cash tip. A few days later when my

Pros: Affordable

Cons: Horrible Customer Service

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I was a little perplexed on the terms of service reading previous reviews about this place. However, I found it tasty and service was fine. Most reviews are accurate, I just felt I had a bone to pick with the "Tude Snude and Rude"

3
★★★★★

I was a little perplexed on the terms of service reading previous reviews about this place. However, I found it tasty and service was fine. Most reviews are accurate, I just felt I had a bone to pick with the "Tude Snude and Rude"

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This restaurant always makes me happy. I had my wedding reception their. The food is wonderful. We bring our own wine for a corking fee. If you love fish this is a great place with reasonable prices. They also serve chicken and beef. The prices start at $15 dollars. Must make a reservation. They park your car for only a $4 dollars.

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★★★★★

This restaurant always makes me happy. I had my wedding reception their. The food is wonderful. We bring our own wine for a corking fee. If you love fish this is a great place with reasonable prices. They also serve chicken and beef. The prices start at $15 dollars. Must make a reservation. They park your car for only a $4 dollars.

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I went here to celebrate a 21st Bday with a few friends and we had a really great time. We got there around 8:30 w/out a reservation, but because we mentioned we were celebrating a special occassion we got seated immediately. Cash

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I went here to celebrate a 21st Bday with a few friends and we had a really great time. We got there around 8:30 w/out a reservation, but because we mentioned we were celebrating a special occassion we got seated immediately. Cash

Pros: Elegant setting

Cons: definitely paying for the high quality food

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Have you ever heard of such a thing before? My husband and I made reservations at cafe Bizou in Sherman Oaks for 7:30, but when we got there, we were kept waiting for nearly 40 minutes. We were seated at 8:05. I had complained about the

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Have you ever heard of such a thing before? My husband and I made reservations at cafe Bizou in Sherman Oaks for 7:30, but when we got there, we were kept waiting for nearly 40 minutes. We were seated at 8:05. I had complained about the

Pros: clean forks

Cons: robotic, poor taste, rude, bad service, embarassing wait staff, unattentive

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I work for a well know PR firm on the west side of LA. A few of my collegues and I had been running around in the valley one afternoon, and had decided to dine at Cafe Bizou. With a loyal following to the Pasadena location, I figured the

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I work for a well know PR firm on the west side of LA. A few of my collegues and I had been running around in the valley one afternoon, and had decided to dine at Cafe Bizou. With a loyal following to the Pasadena location, I figured the

Cons: No punctuality, poor service, disgusting wait staff, bad service, rude

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On Monday, we made our 6:30pm reservation for Wednesday night. Upon our arrival we handed our car to the valet...I was a little nervous to do this, due to the other reviews... Our friends arrived and we were promptly seated. We all

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On Monday, we made our 6:30pm reservation for Wednesday night. Upon our arrival we handed our car to the valet...I was a little nervous to do this, due to the other reviews... Our friends arrived and we were promptly seated. We all

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My husband and I love to eat at this restaurant! They are always friendly and seat us quickly even when they are crowded. We never feel discriminated against for sometimes looking a little sloppy (I would recommend dressing a little nice)

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My husband and I love to eat at this restaurant! They are always friendly and seat us quickly even when they are crowded. We never feel discriminated against for sometimes looking a little sloppy (I would recommend dressing a little nice)

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I have been a pretty long-term customer at this restaurant. However, I won't be going back there anymore. Not only did they bring me previously refrigereated, COLD beef, but also inappropriately handled the situation when I brought this to their attention. The manager was rude and instead of apologizing, basically called be a "lier." He denied the possibility of the meat being cold and unfresh. He was just loudly saying that he can't take it of the bill which I didn't even I ask to be done in the first place (I even said that I didn't want them to take it off the bill). So the the evening was pretty much ruined. A very bad experience overall. As a long-term customer I was very disappointed.

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I have been a pretty long-term customer at this restaurant. However, I won't be going back there anymore. Not only did they bring me previously refrigereated, COLD beef, but also inappropriately handled the situation when I brought this to their attention. The manager was rude and instead of apologizing, basically called be a "lier." He denied the possibility of the meat being cold and unfresh. He was just loudly saying that he can't take it of the bill which I didn't even I ask to be done in the first place (I even said that I didn't want them to take it off the bill). So the the evening was pretty much ruined. A very bad experience overall. As a long-term customer I was very disappointed.

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We have eaten here several times. Even with reservations there has been a long wait for our table. The restaurant is noisy and it's hard to hear a conversation even at a table of four. I asked for my salmon well done and had to send it

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We have eaten here several times. Even with reservations there has been a long wait for our table. The restaurant is noisy and it's hard to hear a conversation even at a table of four. I asked for my salmon well done and had to send it

Pros: Can't think of any

Cons: Poor service, poor parking, poor food, noisy

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"Bizou" means "Kiss" in French in a sweet tender way. The restaurant where I had dinner last evening deserves many "bizous" because the food is always so good! Congratulations for a job well done!

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"Bizou" means "Kiss" in French in a sweet tender way. The restaurant where I had dinner last evening deserves many "bizous" because the food is always so good! Congratulations for a job well done!

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Here's the skinny - Cafe Bizou has FANTASTIC food, however, it takes forever to get seated EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE A RESERVATION. We have eaten at this place several times, each time WITH a reservation, and have NEVER been seated without a

3
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Here's the skinny - Cafe Bizou has FANTASTIC food, however, it takes forever to get seated EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE A RESERVATION. We have eaten at this place several times, each time WITH a reservation, and have NEVER been seated without a

Pros: GREAT FOOD!

Cons: Disregard for those who take the time to make a reservation.

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It is one of the cafes that we all enjoy and we love the atmosphere. The prices are reasonable and not near as spendy as some of the other cafes on the blvd.

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It is one of the cafes that we all enjoy and we love the atmosphere. The prices are reasonable and not near as spendy as some of the other cafes on the blvd.

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My friend and I went to a movie in Encino and afterward we decided we were hungry. So we drove down Ventura Blvd. looking for a last minute dinner on a Saturday night. Well, we ended up here and had a really nice dinner. We had to wait an

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My friend and I went to a movie in Encino and afterward we decided we were hungry. So we drove down Ventura Blvd. looking for a last minute dinner on a Saturday night. Well, we ended up here and had a really nice dinner. We had to wait an

Pros: Good french food at decent prices, cheapest corkage fee in town

Cons: long waits, not a lot of parking

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I recently went to Cafe Bizou for the first time with a group of friends. We had a great time. The restaurant was very busy but the service was great. We were in a large group and everyone ordered something different. everyone loved

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I recently went to Cafe Bizou for the first time with a group of friends. We had a great time. The restaurant was very busy but the service was great. We were in a large group and everyone ordered something different. everyone loved

Pros: Great atmospher and food

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I used to be a devout fan of Cafe Bizou, but have gotten enough disappointments to revise my view... The sesame-coated salmon is still out of this world and the sauce good enough to eat with a spoon, but the salmon is sometimes

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I used to be a devout fan of Cafe Bizou, but have gotten enough disappointments to revise my view... The sesame-coated salmon is still out of this world and the sauce good enough to eat with a spoon, but the salmon is sometimes

Pros: Affordable and some dishes are great.

Cons: Has gone down hill. You gotta watch what you order, because some of it is disappointing.

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Yes , you usually have to wait about 15 minutes to be seated even with a reservation on a Friday night, but last time I went to the Ivy I had to wait too. \r
This is one of my favorite resturants because I find the quality of the food and

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Yes , you usually have to wait about 15 minutes to be seated even with a reservation on a Friday night, but last time I went to the Ivy I had to wait too. \r
This is one of my favorite resturants because I find the quality of the food and

Pros: Great deal for the $$, good food, 2$ corkage

Cons: Waiting for a table, sometimes too noisy

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After reading others reviews, I figured I would arrive 20 minutes early, to get the name rolling on the reservation... A sunday night at 7:15 was the reserved time.... We arrived at 6:55 or so\r
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We didnt get brought inside till 7:45,

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After reading others reviews, I figured I would arrive 20 minutes early, to get the name rolling on the reservation... A sunday night at 7:15 was the reserved time.... We arrived at 6:55 or so\r
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We didnt get brought inside till 7:45,

Pros: A great way to ruin your car's rims while waiting for a mediocre meal

Cons: A lousy way to spend money in LA. Reservations are an estimate

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I had dinner there for the third time last night in as many years. The food and wine were good as expected. My date had the short ribs which were tender and delicious. I tried the sand dabs which were just, well, good. The biggest

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I had dinner there for the third time last night in as many years. The food and wine were good as expected. My date had the short ribs which were tender and delicious. I tried the sand dabs which were just, well, good. The biggest

Pros: Nice dining room, good food and wine, reasonable prices, fairly inexpensive valet service.

Cons: Long wait even with a reservation.

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My favorite restaurant in L.A. - get the carrot soup and the spicy chicken pasta! Great wine list. Noisy and fun. Great for groups, birthdays, kids, biz lunches. C'est magnifique and I'm not usually a fan of French restaurants!!

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My favorite restaurant in L.A. - get the carrot soup and the spicy chicken pasta! Great wine list. Noisy and fun. Great for groups, birthdays, kids, biz lunches. C'est magnifique and I'm not usually a fan of French restaurants!!

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Rated B.\r
The tuna tartare that i ordered looked really bad. Today the second day, I feel sick. I will not go back ever again. I was very disapointed. And belive me , don't get fouled by a 9.8 Overall rating like I did. It should be 5.

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Rated B.\r
The tuna tartare that i ordered looked really bad. Today the second day, I feel sick. I will not go back ever again. I was very disapointed. And belive me , don't get fouled by a 9.8 Overall rating like I did. It should be 5.

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If you are looking for some fancy, dancy French Restaurant, then you are barking up the wrong tree. BUT!!! If you are looking for a casual dining experience that has flavorful food, then this is the place to go. I used to live in the

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If you are looking for some fancy, dancy French Restaurant, then you are barking up the wrong tree. BUT!!! If you are looking for a casual dining experience that has flavorful food, then this is the place to go. I used to live in the

Pros: Nice Service, decent food, prices

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Man! I was really excited to go here for a business luncheon with a few colleagues. Being the foodie I am, I had already looked over the menu online before arriving at the restaurant and couldn't wait to get there to try the yummies. I

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★★★★★

Man! I was really excited to go here for a business luncheon with a few colleagues. Being the foodie I am, I had already looked over the menu online before arriving at the restaurant and couldn't wait to get there to try the yummies. I

Pros: Nice ambiance

Cons: The food

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I went there recently with a friend of mine who was very skeptical of valley restaurants and very hesitant to go. Upon walking in, we were comforted by the warm atmosphere. More importantly we were very impressed by the food. He was so

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★★★★★

I went there recently with a friend of mine who was very skeptical of valley restaurants and very hesitant to go. Upon walking in, we were comforted by the warm atmosphere. More importantly we were very impressed by the food. He was so

Pros: Food, value

Cons: seating a little tight...

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Not bad for the price.\r
Orders on 9/2006\r
Duck Salad: Excellent, leaves you full.\r
Lobster Bisque: Never had bisque before but French soup has a unique (good) flavor\r
Crab Salad: Disappointing & tiny.\r
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Speical of the Day: Sea Bass:

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Not bad for the price.\r
Orders on 9/2006\r
Duck Salad: Excellent, leaves you full.\r
Lobster Bisque: Never had bisque before but French soup has a unique (good) flavor\r
Crab Salad: Disappointing & tiny.\r
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Speical of the Day: Sea Bass:

Pros: Duck Salad, Lamb Chops, Lobster Bisque

Cons: 90 deg F climate, slow service, uncooked chilean sea bass special

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My wife works over in the valley nearby so we have had the chance after work to dine here many times over the recent past. Just a great local neighborhood cafe. The food is not the equal of a top restaurant, French or otherwise of course,

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My wife works over in the valley nearby so we have had the chance after work to dine here many times over the recent past. Just a great local neighborhood cafe. The food is not the equal of a top restaurant, French or otherwise of course,

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What can I say except that everything that I have had here has been absolutely excellent. The New York steak, the lamb chops, and the monk fish are all excellent choices for an entree. You must get the lobster bisque, I have eaten

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What can I say except that everything that I have had here has been absolutely excellent. The New York steak, the lamb chops, and the monk fish are all excellent choices for an entree. You must get the lobster bisque, I have eaten

Pros: Overall great dining experience

Cons: parking a bummer

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Great food, fine service, reasonable prices for high-end French. Startlingly low corkage fee. Try the Monkfish or any of the Salmon dishes! I have never been disappointed by this place, and this comes from someone who was extremely

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★★★★★

Great food, fine service, reasonable prices for high-end French. Startlingly low corkage fee. Try the Monkfish or any of the Salmon dishes! I have never been disappointed by this place, and this comes from someone who was extremely

Pros: Great French at reasonable prices!

Cons: No major complaintsjust remember that you're more likely to find Monkfish than Lobster and the menu could be larger or change more (on the other handI'd miss the Monkfish or Pitashio Crusted Salmon if it did).

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I love this restaurant! The whole atmosphere is soooooo romantic, the food is simply great, and the waiters are extremely friendly!!!\r
Highly recommend!\r
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P.S. If you are lucky, you can spot the famous russian clouns - O and S. They

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★★★★★

I love this restaurant! The whole atmosphere is soooooo romantic, the food is simply great, and the waiters are extremely friendly!!!\r
Highly recommend!\r
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P.S. If you are lucky, you can spot the famous russian clouns - O and S. They

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Not worth going miles out of your way for BUT above average faire at very reasonable prices. A fine experience in a cozy setting. My party arrived on time and we were seated prompltly. All agreed the food was a bit on the bland side and

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Not worth going miles out of your way for BUT above average faire at very reasonable prices. A fine experience in a cozy setting. My party arrived on time and we were seated prompltly. All agreed the food was a bit on the bland side and

Pros: quality, prices

Cons: can be bland

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Very good location for a romantic evening with your significant other. I actually had my company Christmas party there this year and it was very nice.

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Very good location for a romantic evening with your significant other. I actually had my company Christmas party there this year and it was very nice.

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This is a great place to go on a special occasion or a date. It is romantic, and has great food. It is not an inviting kid friendly place. They also have a bar for before or after drinks.

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This is a great place to go on a special occasion or a date. It is romantic, and has great food. It is not an inviting kid friendly place. They also have a bar for before or after drinks.

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looks like it used to be someone's house that was converted into a restaurant; really quaint and cozy. the food is always good: try the crabcakes, escargot, french onion soup or lobster bisque to start. for the entrees the monkfish with

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looks like it used to be someone's house that was converted into a restaurant; really quaint and cozy. the food is always good: try the crabcakes, escargot, french onion soup or lobster bisque to start. for the entrees the monkfish with

Pros: good food, great prices

Cons: busy on weekends

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I removed my positive review. A bus boy broke a wine glass, spilling the wine over my friend's designer purse.The bus boy walked away seeing what happened and didn't say a word. Broken glass fell into her purse. After fishing out the

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I removed my positive review. A bus boy broke a wine glass, spilling the wine over my friend's designer purse.The bus boy walked away seeing what happened and didn't say a word. Broken glass fell into her purse. After fishing out the

Cons: older decor, waiting to sit, horrible service

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Waiter was very attentive. Food was excellent, very good value for portions served.

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Waiter was very attentive. Food was excellent, very good value for portions served.

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It's hard to find a great place - and this is one of them. Bring you girl here, fill her up with some good food and wine, and she will probably swallow your desert later.

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It's hard to find a great place - and this is one of them. Bring you girl here, fill her up with some good food and wine, and she will probably swallow your desert later.

Pros: can bring wine

Cons: can get crowded

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I used to love this restaurant, food is usually great, recently had a terrible experience. Made reservations way ahead of time (to impress my date), needles to say, got there on time and they made me wait for over 45 minutes... I saw other

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★★★★★

I used to love this restaurant, food is usually great, recently had a terrible experience. Made reservations way ahead of time (to impress my date), needles to say, got there on time and they made me wait for over 45 minutes... I saw other

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If you want an enjoyable social dining experience with friends/family, do not come here!

7 of us had dinner here for my friend's birthday. The evening was ruined by the extremely poor customer service. First, our drinks were not

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If you want an enjoyable social dining experience with friends/family, do not come here!

7 of us had dinner here for my friend's birthday. The evening was ruined by the extremely poor customer service. First, our drinks were not

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Rude, Crowded, Slow service

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we went to cafe bizou 3 times, and it's always a great experience. As a French person, I rarely eat at in French restaurants for fear of beeing disapointed ("I can do it at home!"), but cafe bizou is really really excellent. And the price

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we went to cafe bizou 3 times, and it's always a great experience. As a French person, I rarely eat at in French restaurants for fear of beeing disapointed ("I can do it at home!"), but cafe bizou is really really excellent. And the price

Pros: inexpensive, authentic French food

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Is there really a question?

Never before have I seen so many people standing wall-to-wall waiting, armed with their own wines in brown paper bags. Corkage fee is one of the lowest out there, although to be honest the wine list is so

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Is there really a question?

Never before have I seen so many people standing wall-to-wall waiting, armed with their own wines in brown paper bags. Corkage fee is one of the lowest out there, although to be honest the wine list is so

Pros: Excellent food, Reasonably priced

Cons: , Often late

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Haven't had a bad experience yet. Great bar to wait in, food is always delicious, though they are usually out of one of the daily specials.

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Haven't had a bad experience yet. Great bar to wait in, food is always delicious, though they are usually out of one of the daily specials.

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Spectacular food - very well presented. Not very expensive. Try the sesame coated salmon or the steak au poivre-great dishes. They have 3 locations...I like the one in Sherman Oaks the best...it looks like a cute little house from the street.

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Spectacular food - very well presented. Not very expensive. Try the sesame coated salmon or the steak au poivre-great dishes. They have 3 locations...I like the one in Sherman Oaks the best...it looks like a cute little house from the street.

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This innovative cafe has a well-deserved devoted following, both by locals and food enthusiasts looking for good contemporary fare with a strong French foundation at prices that are hard to believe. Starters include lobster-and-salmon…

 

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