Is It Any Good?

A lovely chain of French Bistros in Sherman Oaks.

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All the Cafe Bizous (all two of them that I’ve been too now) are nice. They’re not the greatest French places in town, but you won’t embarrass yourself by going there.

I probably like Cafe Beaujolais just a bit better, mostly because of the total French immersion of the place, right down to the Wait staff throwing orders back and forth in French, but Café Bizou is certainly no slouch. The food is pretty damn good, and its usually very crowded, which is always a good sign in this Blog’s opinion, so hit Open Table and make yourself some reservations.


WHAT SHOULD I GET?: I’ve had the Roast Pork Tenderloin, which wasn’t bad. I’ve also had the Chicken Balsamic, which was really nice. I’ve tried their Short Ribs, and I’ve resolved myself to the idea that they really, really need to be tried again. But I’ve also got to look at their Steak Frites. I’ve only had it at Morels…and I need to see how its really done.


PARKING: When it comes to Sherman Oaks, Street Parking is about your only bet. There is Valet available.

Cafe Bizou is one of the few Restaurant Websites to actually include parking tips on their Website.  This is most welcome, and overdue by any other restaurant site that’s not doing this right now.

So, to find Parking for Cafe Bizou, go to their individual Pasadena, and Sherman Oaks Parking pages.


IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP, PEOPLE: No real issues with the Sherman Oaks location.


Cafe Bizou – Sherman Oaks
14016 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Tel: (818) 788-3536

Daily: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm