Café Bizou is an upscale mini-chain with several southland links including Sherman Oaks at 14076 Ventura Blvd.
A casual ambience with white linen and cozy seating provides a relaxing lunch experience from 11:30 to 2 p.m. daily and dinner nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. with a full cocktail bar and wine list.
It would be quite feasible to dine at Café Bizou every day without repeating a meal due to the wide array of menu selections.
Lunch features a creamy bowl of $6.95 lobster bisque. Thinly sliced roast lamb is piled on a $12.95 baguette sandwich. There are various salads, pastas and daily fish and seafood specials as well as a $12.95 veggie plate.
Enjoy a Kobe beef cheeseburger with fries, $12.95 or shoot the works and opt for a grilled six ounce filet mignon, $18.95 with sides. Add to any dish from the house sides list at $3 or $4 each.
At dinner time begin with a $4.95 Caesar salad or indulge in the dinner Caesar, $12.95. Specialties include the $5.95 crispy duck salad or $6.95 crab cakes appetizer.
Main dishes include a fine $14.95 beef stroganoff or a three course $28.95 prix fixe special with an entrée of steamed Maine lobster of meaty choice filet mignon. Regular entrees of roasted meats and grilled fish are priced from $14.95 with sides. A superb rack of lamb goes for $19.95
Café Bizou has valet parking and evening street parking is by permit only.
IHOPs are repeating their popular three “all you can eat” pancakes promotion thru February 27 with combos from $4.99.
Like they say, “Come hungry — leave happy!”