I love staying in San Fernando valley when I visit Los Angeles. Ernie and Lulu live in Encino.....According to Lulu, Cafe Bizou is a ZAGAT rated restaurant. There are lots of places where you can go to dine... there are expensive restaurants like Delmonico's, Cafe Bizou , Ruth's Chris, Maggiano's, La Frite, Villa Piacere, Pinot in Studio City, and Morton's Steakhouse in Woodland Hills.... and there are mid range restaurants like Casa Vega, Spazio's, Katsu-ya, Benihana, Jerry's Deli, Cheesecake Factory and Rosti's.
Cafe Bizou has 3 locations-- Pasadena, Sta. Monica and Sherman Oaks. Lulu, Ernie and I went to the one in Sherman Oaks. It is located on Ventura Blvd. --- a 15-minute drive from where we live.
Cafe Bizou is a cute little French cafe which has great food and service !!! Cafe Bizou will never let you down. The food is really great and it doesn't have a pretentious vibe. The ambience of the place is upscale but not intimidating. Cafe Bizou looks like it used to be someone's house that was converted into a restaurant. It is very quaint and cozy.
Today... they had a " LOBSTER FEST PROMO " so we decided to go and try it out. Lulu suggested that we call for a reservation since it is very hard to get a table without one. We decided on having an early dinner.
Here is what we ordered.
You must try out their LOBSTER BISQUE..in other words... IT was EXCELLENT !!!! I must admit that I have eaten lobster bisques all over the world since it is one of my favorite soups.. and I have not found any bisque tasting better than the one I had at Cafe Bizou. First of all, the soup was served piping hot ! ( unlike other places )... The lobster chunks were big.. and they had a lot of them on the soup.
For starters we had the garden salad with raspberry/ vinaigrette dressing.
Lulu and Ernie ordered the Maine Lobster with Pasta....
and I ordered the " SURF AND TURF Lobster and tenderloin "... The lobster was very fresh. It was so sweet and my tenderloin was cooked the way I always liked it..... RARE...
For our dessert... we had a choice of Tiramisu or the Flourless chocolate cake... We all decided to have Tiramisu and coffee.
CAFE BIZOU is the perfect place to chat and enjoy a nice dinner. It is in a very good location for a romantic evening with your significant other.
" Bizou " means " KISS " in French in a very sweet way. The restaurant where I had dinner the other evening deserves many " bizous " because their food is always great. Their food is consistently excellent and their pricing is very reasonable.
CONGRATULATIONS to CAFE BIZOU for a job well done !!