Cafe Bizou

★★★★☆

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I had the worst restaurant experience of my life at Cafe Bizou recently. The service at this restaurant is so terrible that I'm still shocked by my experience.

I planned a warm, intimate birthday dinner for my wife, who was turning 30. It was a very special occasion, and so I made sure we had reservations in advance. We were really looking forward to celebrating with our friends and family. Unfortunately, when we got there, everything went horribly wrong. First, despite the fact that we had reservations, we waited over 30 minutes for a table. After waiting for close to half an hour, I asked the hostess (who informed me that she was the owner's daughter) what the problem was. She told me in a very cavalier fashion that they didn't expect people would eat this long and to just wait a little bit longer. When they finally sat us, we were seated at a very small table. And when I talked to the manager about it, he rudely told me that was just the way it was, even though other parties of six were clearly sitting at bigger tables. The fact that this was a birthday dinner did not matter to him at all. He refused to apologized and just really dared us to leave. So, notwithstanding that we didn't have any other place to go, we just couldn't take it any more and left. I talked to the hostess again, who just had a smirk on her face and told me to call her dad. I called the owner just to let him know what happened, and he never bothered to call me back.

Ultimately, my wife and my family had to find a restaurant last minute, and, by that time, the whole night was just lost. I just can't believe this happened to us. Birthdays, especially 30th birthdays, are important experiences, and these are things you just can't take back. I can't believe people at this restaurant can be so rude and feel nothing about having ruined such an important day in my wife's life.

I can't attest to the food, but what I do know is that the people here are terrible.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had the worst restaurant experience of my life at Cafe Bizou recently. The service at this restaurant is so terrible that I'm still shocked by my experience.

I planned a warm, intimate birthday dinner for my wife, who was turning 30. It was a very special occasion, and so I made sure we had reservations in advance. We were really looking forward to celebrating with our friends and family. Unfortunately, when we got there, everything went horribly wrong. First, despite the fact that we had reservations, we waited over 30 minutes for a table. After waiting for close to half an hour, I asked the hostess (who informed me that she was the owner's daughter) what the problem was. She told me in a very cavalier fashion that they didn't expect people would eat this long and to just wait a little bit longer. When they finally sat us, we were seated at a very small table. And when I talked to the manager about it, he rudely told me that was just the way it was, even though other parties of six were clearly sitting at bigger tables. The fact that this was a birthday dinner did not matter to him at all. He refused to apologized and just really dared us to leave. So, notwithstanding that we didn't have any other place to go, we just couldn't take it any more and left. I talked to the hostess again, who just had a smirk on her face and told me to call her dad. I called the owner just to let him know what happened, and he never bothered to call me back.

Ultimately, my wife and my family had to find a restaurant last minute, and, by that time, the whole night was just lost. I just can't believe this happened to us. Birthdays, especially 30th birthdays, are important experiences, and these are things you just can't take back. I can't believe people at this restaurant can be so rude and feel nothing about having ruined such an important day in my wife's life.

I can't attest to the food, but what I do know is that the people here are terrible.

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I had the worst restaurant experience of my life at Cafe Bizou recently. The service at this restaurant is so terrible that I'm still shocked by my experience.

I planned a warm, intimate birthday dinner for my wife, who was turning 30. It was a very special occasion, and so I made sure we had reservations in advance. We were really looking forward to celebrating with our friends and family. Unfortunately, when we got there, everything went horribly wrong. First, despite the fact that we had reservations, we waited over 30 minutes for a table. After waiting for close to half an hour, I asked the hostess (who informed me that she was the owner's daughter) what the problem was. She told me in a very cavalier fashion that they didn't expect people would eat this long and to just wait a little bit longer. When they finally sat us, we were seated at a very small table. And when I talked to the manager about it, he rudely told me that was just the way it was, even though other parties of six were clearly sitting at bigger tables. The fact that this was a birthday dinner did not matter to him at all. He refused to apologized and just really dared us to leave. So, notwithstanding that we didn't have any other place to go, we just couldn't take it any more and left. I talked to the hostess again, who just had a smirk on her face and told me to call her dad. I called the owner just to let him know what happened, and he never bothered to call me back.

Ultimately, my wife and my family had to find a restaurant last minute, and, by that time, the whole night was just lost. I just can't believe this happened to us. Birthdays, especially 30th birthdays, are important experiences, and these are things you just can't take back. I can't believe people at this restaurant can be so rude and feel nothing about having ruined such an important day in my wife's life.

I can't attest to the food, but what I do know is that the people here are terrible.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had the worst restaurant experience of my life at Cafe Bizou recently. The service at this restaurant is so terrible that I'm still shocked by my experience.

I planned a warm, intimate birthday dinner for my wife, who was turning 30. It was a very special occasion, and so I made sure we had reservations in advance. We were really looking forward to celebrating with our friends and family. Unfortunately, when we got there, everything went horribly wrong. First, despite the fact that we had reservations, we waited over 30 minutes for a table. After waiting for close to half an hour, I asked the hostess (who informed me that she was the owner's daughter) what the problem was. She told me in a very cavalier fashion that they didn't expect people would eat this long and to just wait a little bit longer. When they finally sat us, we were seated at a very small table. And when I talked to the manager about it, he rudely told me that was just the way it was, even though other parties of six were clearly sitting at bigger tables. The fact that this was a birthday dinner did not matter to him at all. He refused to apologized and just really dared us to leave. So, notwithstanding that we didn't have any other place to go, we just couldn't take it any more and left. I talked to the hostess again, who just had a smirk on her face and told me to call her dad. I called the owner just to let him know what happened, and he never bothered to call me back.

Ultimately, my wife and my family had to find a restaurant last minute, and, by that time, the whole night was just lost. I just can't believe this happened to us. Birthdays, especially 30th birthdays, are important experiences, and these are things you just can't take back. I can't believe people at this restaurant can be so rude and feel nothing about having ruined such an important day in my wife's life.

I can't attest to the food, but what I do know is that the people here are terrible.

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the last time i came here i left with a desire to come back and try everything on the menu at least once. well..except for their angel hair pasta which my friend ordered and while everyone else loved their dish, she just plain hated it and i could see why. it was dry and just not enough sauce. but my white salmon was amazing! best salmon ive ever had in my life.

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★★★★☆

the last time i came here i left with a desire to come back and try everything on the menu at least once. well..except for their angel hair pasta which my friend ordered and while everyone else loved their dish, she just plain hated it and i could see why. it was dry and just not enough sauce. but my white salmon was amazing! best salmon ive ever had in my life.

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As an expert on French/ Italian and all American dinning, the first look at this menu had me guessing in what direction this place was trying to go... That should of been the first hint to leave. The place was clean, except for the bathroom, you could smell it from the bar, cleaniness was an issue.
The servers were stuck up and really didn't know much about what they were serving. The fish (Salmon and scallops) were over-cooked and the tuna was under cooked, its one thing to have seared tuna, but this tuna was sushi, nothing seared about it! The vegetable sides were tasteless and the appetizers were bland. Their "shitake mushroom ravioli " was dog food wrap in dried out pasta, probally frozen and just pre-heated. The soups were ok and the salads were not the freshest.
By time we had dessert, we were to scared to even try. We figured esspresso and coffee would be a nice way to wrap up a less then mediocore meal, wrong, the esspresso was burnt, we have a theroy that the waiter had done this on purpose. Again servers were not the nicest. They rushed the entire meal, not a place to sit with friends and family and have a relaxed meal.
Personally, if you know how well cooked food is supposed to taste and be served, then skip this place!

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★★☆☆☆

As an expert on French/ Italian and all American dinning, the first look at this menu had me guessing in what direction this place was trying to go... That should of been the first hint to leave. The place was clean, except for the bathroom, you could smell it from the bar, cleaniness was an issue.
The servers were stuck up and really didn't know much about what they were serving. The fish (Salmon and scallops) were over-cooked and the tuna was under cooked, its one thing to have seared tuna, but this tuna was sushi, nothing seared about it! The vegetable sides were tasteless and the appetizers were bland. Their "shitake mushroom ravioli " was dog food wrap in dried out pasta, probally frozen and just pre-heated. The soups were ok and the salads were not the freshest.
By time we had dessert, we were to scared to even try. We figured esspresso and coffee would be a nice way to wrap up a less then mediocore meal, wrong, the esspresso was burnt, we have a theroy that the waiter had done this on purpose. Again servers were not the nicest. They rushed the entire meal, not a place to sit with friends and family and have a relaxed meal.
Personally, if you know how well cooked food is supposed to taste and be served, then skip this place!

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The last time I ate here I said I wouldn't come back because it was noisy and the food just OK. Friends invited me there as their guest, so I went. It was no better... maybe even worse. The service was awful, it was so loud you couldn't hear the person across the booth from you and the food was still just OK. With so many other fine restaurants in Pasadena there's not reason to choose this one.

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★★☆☆☆

The last time I ate here I said I wouldn't come back because it was noisy and the food just OK. Friends invited me there as their guest, so I went. It was no better... maybe even worse. The service was awful, it was so loud you couldn't hear the person across the booth from you and the food was still just OK. With so many other fine restaurants in Pasadena there's not reason to choose this one.

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My friends and I dined here on New Years Eve last year. We were seated promptly, had a great waiter (it was extremely busy) and were served hot meals! I enjoyed the fish! It was very flavorful and not to "fishy". My friends had the filet. It was moist, cooked to their liking, and worth the money. They served lobster bisque that was one of the best! They have a $2 corkage so bring your favorite bottle to open.

We' already made our reservations for this New Years.

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★★★★★

My friends and I dined here on New Years Eve last year. We were seated promptly, had a great waiter (it was extremely busy) and were served hot meals! I enjoyed the fish! It was very flavorful and not to "fishy". My friends had the filet. It was moist, cooked to their liking, and worth the money. They served lobster bisque that was one of the best! They have a $2 corkage so bring your favorite bottle to open.

We' already made our reservations for this New Years.

Pros: Corkage, Prompt Seating, Service

Cons: Parking in Old Town

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For the price, you cannot beat this place...particularly if you like wine. I've been there at least 20 times over the past three years and the food always ranges from a low of good to a high of truly outstanding....NEVER had a bad meal there. The prices are low (both food and wine), and the corkage fee is only $2!! Try the chicken with the balsamic reduction sauce. It's consistently great! Service not always 100 percent consistent, but, overall, a tremendous place.

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★★★★★

For the price, you cannot beat this place...particularly if you like wine. I've been there at least 20 times over the past three years and the food always ranges from a low of good to a high of truly outstanding....NEVER had a bad meal there. The prices are low (both food and wine), and the corkage fee is only $2!! Try the chicken with the balsamic reduction sauce. It's consistently great! Service not always 100 percent consistent, but, overall, a tremendous place.

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WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER!!!!!
The hostess and manager were so rude that I was shocked!! I called several hours before arriving at the restaurant, and the person on the phone told me that there was no reservations for the time I wanted, but walk in-s were were 20 minute wait. When I arrived at the restaurant the hostess accused me of lying and said that she was answering phones all day, and that she never said such a thing (likely took back their word because it was busier). She said the wait would be 2hrs!! She was extremely rude and never apologized, or asked who I spoke to. The manager was even more shocking. Instead of apologizing, he told me that the hostess had a hard day, and that I shouldn't be mean to her! I couldn't believe my ears, they don't know anything about customer service. I will never be eating there again, and will be telling all the people I know never to eat there as well. I left that night, without eating there, and felt very disgusted.

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★☆☆☆☆

WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER!!!!!
The hostess and manager were so rude that I was shocked!! I called several hours before arriving at the restaurant, and the person on the phone told me that there was no reservations for the time I wanted, but walk in-s were were 20 minute wait. When I arrived at the restaurant the hostess accused me of lying and said that she was answering phones all day, and that she never said such a thing (likely took back their word because it was busier). She said the wait would be 2hrs!! She was extremely rude and never apologized, or asked who I spoke to. The manager was even more shocking. Instead of apologizing, he told me that the hostess had a hard day, and that I shouldn't be mean to her! I couldn't believe my ears, they don't know anything about customer service. I will never be eating there again, and will be telling all the people I know never to eat there as well. I left that night, without eating there, and felt very disgusted.

Pros: none

Cons: Shockingly rude customer service

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I ate at Cafe Bizou for the first time this last thursday. I was a little unsure of eating there being that there were mixed reviews about it. But I was pleasantly surprised, everyone there was very friendly and the food was delicious! I will definitely be going back.

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★★★★★

I ate at Cafe Bizou for the first time this last thursday. I was a little unsure of eating there being that there were mixed reviews about it. But I was pleasantly surprised, everyone there was very friendly and the food was delicious! I will definitely be going back.

Pros: great service and yummy food! cheap corkage fee

Cons: nothing

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Went of Friday night.
I had steak with brandy sauce...Wonderful, flavorful and tender. the pear and beet salad was nice way to start off.
Wife had the whitefish and she loved it. The tiramisu was light way to end the meal.

This location is much better ambiance than the one in Sherman Oaks.

Service was also excellent. They even served the pear flavored Absolut vodka I prefer.

2
★★★★★

Went of Friday night.
I had steak with brandy sauce...Wonderful, flavorful and tender. the pear and beet salad was nice way to start off.
Wife had the whitefish and she loved it. The tiramisu was light way to end the meal.

This location is much better ambiance than the one in Sherman Oaks.

Service was also excellent. They even served the pear flavored Absolut vodka I prefer.

Pros: Food, abiance, price

Cons: None

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Spent two holiday evenings at Cafe Bizou. Such a deal. Unbelievable prices and two dollar corkage. No wonder it's packed! I've accepted the fact that I have to wait, even with my reservation. Especially on a Friday or Saturday night. It's worth it! Never had a bad experience.

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★★★★★

Spent two holiday evenings at Cafe Bizou. Such a deal. Unbelievable prices and two dollar corkage. No wonder it's packed! I've accepted the fact that I have to wait, even with my reservation. Especially on a Friday or Saturday night. It's worth it! Never had a bad experience.

Pros: Two dollar corkage.

Cons: It's always busy.

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I was excited to celebrate my father's birthday at cafe bizou in Pasadena. I've heard so many great things about the place, but was extremely disappointed by my experience. We made reservations for 6:30pm, arrived just before 6:30pm, but did not get a table until 7:15pm. The entire point of reservations is so you don't have to wait. People that just walked in with us sat down before us. I complained to the manager about the wait and his response to me was, "it's the luck of the draw." He never apologized, offered a chair or even a glass of water. He said some people wait longer than 45 minutes to get a table, especially when it's more crowded than what it was. I asked even when you make reservations and to my surprise, he said "yes." Hearing this from the manager really gave me and my family a horrible impression of the restaurant. When we were finally seated, it took 30 minutes to have our order taken. The waiter was nice and did a great job, but everything took so long. We didn't leave until 9:30pm because of all the waiting. If management learns some manners and hospitality, and they did something about the waiting then this place would be great. As of now, this place is one of the last places I would go. I'd even go to Denny's over this place.

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★★☆☆☆

I was excited to celebrate my father's birthday at cafe bizou in Pasadena. I've heard so many great things about the place, but was extremely disappointed by my experience. We made reservations for 6:30pm, arrived just before 6:30pm, but did not get a table until 7:15pm. The entire point of reservations is so you don't have to wait. People that just walked in with us sat down before us. I complained to the manager about the wait and his response to me was, "it's the luck of the draw." He never apologized, offered a chair or even a glass of water. He said some people wait longer than 45 minutes to get a table, especially when it's more crowded than what it was. I asked even when you make reservations and to my surprise, he said "yes." Hearing this from the manager really gave me and my family a horrible impression of the restaurant. When we were finally seated, it took 30 minutes to have our order taken. The waiter was nice and did a great job, but everything took so long. We didn't leave until 9:30pm because of all the waiting. If management learns some manners and hospitality, and they did something about the waiting then this place would be great. As of now, this place is one of the last places I would go. I'd even go to Denny's over this place.

Pros: Most of the food was good and the atmosphere is romantic.

Cons: The sea bass was old, management service was horrible, and all the waiting was ridiculous.

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This is one of the hidden gems in Pasadena- away from the crowds on Colorado. My husband and I stumbled on this place walking to another restaurant. I remember a co-worker mentioning Cafe Bizou as a favorite restaurant of hers. The menu is clearly posted outside so you can browes before walking in. To our surprise, there was only 1 table left for 2, as we didn't have reservations on a Sat night. The service is amazing- from all the attention of the waitor to all his assistants. Prices were increadibly reasonable. Presentation is amazing. The lobster is a must- perfectly tender and not dry at all. For dessert, there is this banana cream piled on top of a fillo pastry and surrounded by warm melted chocolate. wooo weee... I can't remember the name, but you gotta try it. As the previous writter said- it's worth the wait if you need to. You will not be disappointed.

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★★★★★

This is one of the hidden gems in Pasadena- away from the crowds on Colorado. My husband and I stumbled on this place walking to another restaurant. I remember a co-worker mentioning Cafe Bizou as a favorite restaurant of hers. The menu is clearly posted outside so you can browes before walking in. To our surprise, there was only 1 table left for 2, as we didn't have reservations on a Sat night. The service is amazing- from all the attention of the waitor to all his assistants. Prices were increadibly reasonable. Presentation is amazing. The lobster is a must- perfectly tender and not dry at all. For dessert, there is this banana cream piled on top of a fillo pastry and surrounded by warm melted chocolate. wooo weee... I can't remember the name, but you gotta try it. As the previous writter said- it's worth the wait if you need to. You will not be disappointed.

Pros: food, service, romantic ambiance

Cons: nothing

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The reviews on this site are way off. I recently returned to Cafe Bizou having missed eating there for awhile. What use to be a good restaurant has become a great one! They've overhauled the entire place. Not only is the atmosphere beautiful the value is astonishing. Where else are you going to get lobster for twenty bucks? And their corkage fee is only two dollars! This alone warrants a return visit.

One review mentioned it was hot...well their review was posted in the middle of April during a heat wave. You try keeping a busy reaturant ice cold when it's 115 degrees outside and the door is constantly being walked through by the hundreds of people who love this place.

As far a service goes...it was excellent. You can have a three course dinner here with wine for under thirty dollars a person. C'mon! I've spent triple that on a night out and the service was snobbish at best. This place is real. It's not some fancy French snob house. It's a restaurant whose goal is exceptional food at an exceptional price.

And to the reviewer who said he waited thrity minutes with a reservation...get a drink at the bar and be grateful you have a reservation. Patience is a virtue. I walked in on a Saturday night without a resevation and waited over an hour. Not only did the Maitre D remember me every time he came to the bar, he continually reassured me that my table was coming up. Attention like that is a rare thing. But good things come to those who wait.

This is a popular place and it's almost always packed so clearly they are doing something right. Make a reservation and if you have to wait don't get upset, get a drink. Just remember the reason you're waiting is none of the tables want to leave because this place is a gem. All the naysayers on this website clearly missed the point of Cafe Bizou.

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★★★★★

The reviews on this site are way off. I recently returned to Cafe Bizou having missed eating there for awhile. What use to be a good restaurant has become a great one! They've overhauled the entire place. Not only is the atmosphere beautiful the value is astonishing. Where else are you going to get lobster for twenty bucks? And their corkage fee is only two dollars! This alone warrants a return visit.

One review mentioned it was hot...well their review was posted in the middle of April during a heat wave. You try keeping a busy reaturant ice cold when it's 115 degrees outside and the door is constantly being walked through by the hundreds of people who love this place.

As far a service goes...it was excellent. You can have a three course dinner here with wine for under thirty dollars a person. C'mon! I've spent triple that on a night out and the service was snobbish at best. This place is real. It's not some fancy French snob house. It's a restaurant whose goal is exceptional food at an exceptional price.

And to the reviewer who said he waited thrity minutes with a reservation...get a drink at the bar and be grateful you have a reservation. Patience is a virtue. I walked in on a Saturday night without a resevation and waited over an hour. Not only did the Maitre D remember me every time he came to the bar, he continually reassured me that my table was coming up. Attention like that is a rare thing. But good things come to those who wait.

This is a popular place and it's almost always packed so clearly they are doing something right. Make a reservation and if you have to wait don't get upset, get a drink. Just remember the reason you're waiting is none of the tables want to leave because this place is a gem. All the naysayers on this website clearly missed the point of Cafe Bizou.

Pros: Two dollar corkage

Cons: Valet. Use the parking lot.

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when we got there. it was all fine and dandy. the food was okay. the french are better for their pastries. we had a corner table. it was dark small and hot. but i got over it because maybe thats what peopel liked. but int he end, the server told us we stiffed them ont he bill when we even left extra for that basard of a waiter. just because we are college students he thinks he could do that to us. well they havent heard the last of me. taking our money. hoity toity place. i would rather have gotten dinner at a fast food place than this. at least they appreciate extra gratuity.

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★★☆☆☆

when we got there. it was all fine and dandy. the food was okay. the french are better for their pastries. we had a corner table. it was dark small and hot. but i got over it because maybe thats what peopel liked. but int he end, the server told us we stiffed them ont he bill when we even left extra for that basard of a waiter. just because we are college students he thinks he could do that to us. well they havent heard the last of me. taking our money. hoity toity place. i would rather have gotten dinner at a fast food place than this. at least they appreciate extra gratuity.

Pros: nice and cozy

Cons: much.

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This place gets crowded on the weekends, so if romantic is what you are looking for, I would go somewhere else, or try to go on a weekend. It is perfect for a group of four. The sauces they use for the food are good, although there seems to be less variation from dish to dish then I would like. Not on the cutting edge, but an enjoyable place nevertheless.

2
★★★★☆

This place gets crowded on the weekends, so if romantic is what you are looking for, I would go somewhere else, or try to go on a weekend. It is perfect for a group of four. The sauces they use for the food are good, although there seems to be less variation from dish to dish then I would like. Not on the cutting edge, but an enjoyable place nevertheless.

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Cafe Bizou is my favorite restaurant in Pasadena, hands down! Everything I've ever ordered has been fantastic, and the prices are very reasonable too.

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★★★★☆

Cafe Bizou is my favorite restaurant in Pasadena, hands down! Everything I've ever ordered has been fantastic, and the prices are very reasonable too.

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I went here for lunch and was a little disappointed, then i went for dinner and was pleasently surprised. They had great food and quick service for a nice sit down atmosphere. You can dress up and have a nice night out on the town, bring your own bottle of wine. Romantic dinner, I went with my roomate but next time i would take my boyfriend haha

5
★★★★★

I went here for lunch and was a little disappointed, then i went for dinner and was pleasently surprised. They had great food and quick service for a nice sit down atmosphere. You can dress up and have a nice night out on the town, bring your own bottle of wine. Romantic dinner, I went with my roomate but next time i would take my boyfriend haha

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Literally, uncomfortably hot. I suggest holding on to your menu and using it as a fan as our table, and several others did. This is the second time it seemed that the AC was malfunctioning, and when we mentioned it to the waiter he claimed it was working, but I think that's the standard answer they give. The bar area was about 10 degrees cooler. Not sure if I'd go back.

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★★★☆☆

Literally, uncomfortably hot. I suggest holding on to your menu and using it as a fan as our table, and several others did. This is the second time it seemed that the AC was malfunctioning, and when we mentioned it to the waiter he claimed it was working, but I think that's the standard answer they give. The bar area was about 10 degrees cooler. Not sure if I'd go back.

Pros: location, atmosphere

Cons: heat, low energy service

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First, the host/hostess was not around to greet us for 10 minutes. When he finally showed up, he was either drunk or high. My Crispy Potato Scaled Salmon was ok but the spinach was too salty & what is up with the sauces? It came with both white wine and port sauces and it was just too much. The major disappointment was the steak au poivre. The steak was sliced to 6 little pieces and they were swimming in this butter white wine sauce without any pepper corns. I don't eat red meat but I clearly remember the steak au poivre serves with the whole steak in this delicious pepper corn sauce. Whatever the sauce they served on his steak turned out to be the same on my salmon. The service was fine and the french onion soup was decent but not worth the money.

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★☆☆☆☆

First, the host/hostess was not around to greet us for 10 minutes. When he finally showed up, he was either drunk or high. My Crispy Potato Scaled Salmon was ok but the spinach was too salty & what is up with the sauces? It came with both white wine and port sauces and it was just too much. The major disappointment was the steak au poivre. The steak was sliced to 6 little pieces and they were swimming in this butter white wine sauce without any pepper corns. I don't eat red meat but I clearly remember the steak au poivre serves with the whole steak in this delicious pepper corn sauce. Whatever the sauce they served on his steak turned out to be the same on my salmon. The service was fine and the french onion soup was decent but not worth the money.

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I went here for lunch today with my co-workers. It has a nice atmosphere and the service is excellent. The food is ok, but i thought it was a little expensive for the quality. It is a nice and in walking distance of the local businesses and shops, but since you are in downtown pasadena, there are better valued cafes all over the place.

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★★★☆☆

I went here for lunch today with my co-workers. It has a nice atmosphere and the service is excellent. The food is ok, but i thought it was a little expensive for the quality. It is a nice and in walking distance of the local businesses and shops, but since you are in downtown pasadena, there are better valued cafes all over the place.

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I found out about this restaurant during a walk around of "Taste of Old Pasadena" and their samples had me hooked. One entree I'd recommend is the Lobster Spaghetti. To sum it up in one word: perfect. The service is exemplary and the dining area is low lit but enough so that it isn't hard to see. Of course at any restaurants ask for their specials as those seem to be the best compared to anything on the menu. This isn't a place I'd say I would be coming to every other night for dinner but 3 or 4 times a month would be my maximum as the price is a bit up there. Look to spend at least $40 for 2 people. You'll be in for a treat and I can recommend their stuff mushrooms and lobster ravioli.

PROS: Good atmosphere and great food.
CONS: Price, but only for some people.

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I found out about this restaurant during a walk around of "Taste of Old Pasadena" and their samples had me hooked. One entree I'd recommend is the Lobster Spaghetti. To sum it up in one word: perfect. The service is exemplary and the dining area is low lit but enough so that it isn't hard to see. Of course at any restaurants ask for their specials as those seem to be the best compared to anything on the menu. This isn't a place I'd say I would be coming to every other night for dinner but 3 or 4 times a month would be my maximum as the price is a bit up there. Look to spend at least $40 for 2 people. You'll be in for a treat and I can recommend their stuff mushrooms and lobster ravioli.

PROS: Good atmosphere and great food.
CONS: Price, but only for some people.

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had a great evening with delicious food, ambience and awesome service.

2
★★★★★

had a great evening with delicious food, ambience and awesome service.

Pros: Food, romantic

Cons: parking

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I went to Cafe Bizou thinking that there would be nothing for a vegetarian to eat, but I was pleasantly surprised that they had a vegetarian menu item. The ambiance was quite good and the service was friendly.

PROS: Good service, ambiance, vegetarian items on menu
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4
★★★★☆

I went to Cafe Bizou thinking that there would be nothing for a vegetarian to eat, but I was pleasantly surprised that they had a vegetarian menu item. The ambiance was quite good and the service was friendly.

PROS: Good service, ambiance, vegetarian items on menu
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Traditional French cuisine that is not bad at all. They've got a nice decor, high quality food, and decent lunch prices. It seems like a perfect date spot, too.

Be aware that the menu varies somewhat. Some dishes (like the seared ahi salad) live up to the surroundings, where others (like the lunch salad) are nothing to write home about.

4
★★★★☆

Traditional French cuisine that is not bad at all. They've got a nice decor, high quality food, and decent lunch prices. It seems like a perfect date spot, too.

Be aware that the menu varies somewhat. Some dishes (like the seared ahi salad) live up to the surroundings, where others (like the lunch salad) are nothing to write home about.

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Good food, friendly service, pleasant atmosphere, reasonable prices. What more can you ask for? The menu has a wide variety of dishes so it's a good place to go with a group when everyone is in the mood to eat something different -- soup, salads, seafood, steak, sandwiches, etc.

5
★★★★★

Good food, friendly service, pleasant atmosphere, reasonable prices. What more can you ask for? The menu has a wide variety of dishes so it's a good place to go with a group when everyone is in the mood to eat something different -- soup, salads, seafood, steak, sandwiches, etc.

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The food here is decent, but nothing really stands out. They try and have a French menu, but the entrees are not particularly flavorful. I'd go with the appetizers and the desserts if you aren't too hungry.

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The food here is decent, but nothing really stands out. They try and have a French menu, but the entrees are not particularly flavorful. I'd go with the appetizers and the desserts if you aren't too hungry.

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We love Cafe Bizou. They have fabulous lunches and desserts. Thier food is fresh and you can't beat the dollar soup or salad to add to your meal. Their Bananas Foster is to die for. The ambience is classy, so we always dress up for a meal there but I've seen people come in casually, too. Great place.

5
★★★★★

We love Cafe Bizou. They have fabulous lunches and desserts. Thier food is fresh and you can't beat the dollar soup or salad to add to your meal. Their Bananas Foster is to die for. The ambience is classy, so we always dress up for a meal there but I've seen people come in casually, too. Great place.

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We've been to Bizou since they first opened in Pasadena, we always liked the restaurant. However, both food quality & service degraded substantially during our last several visits.

1) It was a Thurs night, we walked in at around 8:35. The host told us that the will be closing the kitchen soon because the restaurant is not very busy. He looked at me as if he wanted us to leave but we decided to sit.

2) When we got seated, the first thing the waiter said was "Our kitchen is closing soon, you'l have to order quick".

3) We ordered soup & salad and appertizers. Everything came at once. It was just not possible for the little booth to accomodate all these food at the same time (we had to get rid of the bread to make rm).

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★★☆☆☆

We've been to Bizou since they first opened in Pasadena, we always liked the restaurant. However, both food quality & service degraded substantially during our last several visits.

1) It was a Thurs night, we walked in at around 8:35. The host told us that the will be closing the kitchen soon because the restaurant is not very busy. He looked at me as if he wanted us to leave but we decided to sit.

2) When we got seated, the first thing the waiter said was "Our kitchen is closing soon, you'l have to order quick".

3) We ordered soup & salad and appertizers. Everything came at once. It was just not possible for the little booth to accomodate all these food at the same time (we had to get rid of the bread to make rm).

Pros: Price (Wine & Food)

Cons: Service, Inconsistency.

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I LOVE Cafe Bizou. I have never eaten anything there that I did not like. They have three different versions of salmon, and they are all excellent. (Salmon is my personal favorite.) The service is always great, and you rarely have to wait for a table. It's not too expensive - around $15-$25 for an entree. You can also add a salad for around $1 or $2. The decor is extremely classy. I like this for a date or a long dinner with wine and friends and good conversation. They have valet parking out front, or you can usually parallel park on the street north of the restaurant without too much trouble.

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★★★★★

I LOVE Cafe Bizou. I have never eaten anything there that I did not like. They have three different versions of salmon, and they are all excellent. (Salmon is my personal favorite.) The service is always great, and you rarely have to wait for a table. It's not too expensive - around $15-$25 for an entree. You can also add a salad for around $1 or $2. The decor is extremely classy. I like this for a date or a long dinner with wine and friends and good conversation. They have valet parking out front, or you can usually parallel park on the street north of the restaurant without too much trouble.

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Cafe Bizou does indeed have wonderful cuisine. However, they have a horrible reservation system. My husband and I walked out recently after arriving for an 8 p.m. reservation and seeing at 8:30 p.m. that they were seating walkins ahead of us. Plus, the front end staff were rude and arrogant and appeared as if they did not care if we left or stayed. Good food or not, this kind of service does not lead to success. I have frequent business luncheon as I work for a statewide association and am crossing this restaurant off my list until I hear that something changes. They should do away with reservations and get some more professional front end staff that care about the patrons.

2
★★★★☆

Cafe Bizou does indeed have wonderful cuisine. However, they have a horrible reservation system. My husband and I walked out recently after arriving for an 8 p.m. reservation and seeing at 8:30 p.m. that they were seating walkins ahead of us. Plus, the front end staff were rude and arrogant and appeared as if they did not care if we left or stayed. Good food or not, this kind of service does not lead to success. I have frequent business luncheon as I work for a statewide association and am crossing this restaurant off my list until I hear that something changes. They should do away with reservations and get some more professional front end staff that care about the patrons.

Pros: Excellent food, Great Ambience

Cons: , Bad attitude, Poor service

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Seating organization is really bad.
Lots of customers including our group had to wait almost 30 min even we made a reservation.
They did not solve the problem properly.
Hope this does not happen again next time.
Food is good.

2
★★★★☆

Seating organization is really bad.
Lots of customers including our group had to wait almost 30 min even we made a reservation.
They did not solve the problem properly.
Hope this does not happen again next time.
Food is good.

Cons: bad seating when busy, not organized

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My friend and I had lunch at Cafe Bizou today. The Ahi Tuna Salad was extremely tasty and good, the flavor was quite unique. Overall, the service and food was great but the environment could be better: there were a few flies flying around us the whole time...not good.

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★★★★☆

My friend and I had lunch at Cafe Bizou today. The Ahi Tuna Salad was extremely tasty and good, the flavor was quite unique. Overall, the service and food was great but the environment could be better: there were a few flies flying around us the whole time...not good.

Pros: Good food, Shops around

Cons: Flies

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Not only does this restaurant have great food, but they encourage you to bring your own wine. Their menu has enough variety to suit everyone's taste and their desserts are not to be missed. Make sure to make a reservation because it gets crowded.

2
★★★★★

Not only does this restaurant have great food, but they encourage you to bring your own wine. Their menu has enough variety to suit everyone's taste and their desserts are not to be missed. Make sure to make a reservation because it gets crowded.

Pros: low corkage fees

Cons: noisy

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This truly is the best restaurant in Pasadena! The food is excellent, good portions and even better prices. Start of with the Crab Cakes they are scrumptious, for entrées try the Roasted Pork Tenderloin or the Steak Au Poivre they will melt in your mouth! The atmosphere is upper scale but not Beverly Hills snooty. The service is great too. You will truly enjoy yourself here. I give Cafe Bizou a perfect 10!

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★★★★★

This truly is the best restaurant in Pasadena! The food is excellent, good portions and even better prices. Start of with the Crab Cakes they are scrumptious, for entrées try the Roasted Pork Tenderloin or the Steak Au Poivre they will melt in your mouth! The atmosphere is upper scale but not Beverly Hills snooty. The service is great too. You will truly enjoy yourself here. I give Cafe Bizou a perfect 10!

Pros: prices, food, atmosphere

 

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