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About Bistro Joe's

Bistro Joe’s is an endeavor to create a sensational dining experience through inspired cuisine and superior service. Momentarily escape, and let your senses feast on globally influenced fare ~ with elements of surprise ~ in a casual, yet upscale eatery. Our mezzanine setting is a comfy blend of vintage and contemporary, designed to encourage shared dining experiences with friends, old and new.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, American, Bistro

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Happy Hour
Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Sat, Sun 3:30 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Woodward & Maple

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(248) 594-0984

Website:
http://www.bistrojoeskitchen.com/

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bistro Joe's Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (20)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Casual (16)
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Brunch (16)
Good for a Date (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Neighbourhood Gem (13)
Group Bookings (10)
Lunch (10)
Child-Friendly (9)
Authentic (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Fun (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Cozy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Scenic View (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Gluten-Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-Night Find (3)
Pre/post-theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Organic (2)
Outdoor Eating (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Live Sports (1)
Romance (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

Love this place for Sunday brunch...menu is varied and interesting. Food is delicious and service is well paced. I have loved it every time I have been there and look forward to going again soon.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Introduced to a great wine- red blend -Mira!
Quick service and seated immediately after striking out at Lux and Market.
All round good dinner, definitely recommend.

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

Loved the food and atmosphere!

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Consistently good food and variety. We really like this place and come here often.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great! What a wonderful atmosphere.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Overall, I'd say it was great. Only a few things that I think could be improved - 1) the chair backs were very uncomfortable after a while, 2) the salmon was farmed and not wild caught (so I declined to order that), and 3) the spread that I think was supposed to be herbed butter that was served with the delicious bread tasted like margarine (ick). Service was excellent and our food was excellent. Atmosphere was nice (much better than it looks from the outside).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Casual, relaxed atmosphere with tasty food, excellent dirty martinis and engaging conservation in an acoustically friendly environment!

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Enjoyed the fun contemporary atmosphere at this local hot spot. Interesting craft cocktails and impressive wine list. The seasonal salmon entree was excellent as was the steak my dining companion ordered. The blondie was outstanding, much more than expected from this typically humble dessert offering.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

I never thought of Bistro Joe's as a steak place but the last two visits have been for the steak. They are always cook perfect and the sides (brussel sprouts and truffle potatoes) are really good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful experience. We will definitely go again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 27, 2017

Love bistro Joes. Great place. Great service

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a great meal and they ALWAYS accommodate our food allergies :). Thank you for always making our family feel welcomed!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Everything was great!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 16, 2017

As always "Excellent service", I would like to recognize "Andy" and "K" the manager!!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great Beer, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Hostess was very accommodating with our table preference. We all enjoyed our food as always. I tried the pork chop for the first time and it was cooked to perfection. The mushroom sauce was on the salty side so I skipped that. This is one of the better restaurants in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Awesome staff! Perfect food!! Did the tomahawk for four!! It was so memorable!!

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was excellent. The service was attentive. It can be noisy, but it’s hard to find a place that isn’t.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Always a wonderful place! Came during happy hour as the weather was great for a walk over and I enjoy having Chris as a bar tender!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food is great at Bistro Joe's. They were very accommodating with a food allergy. The steaks are a bit pricey, but everything we ate was delicious.

Food5
Ambience1
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was good, but the ambience was terrible. We were stuck in a back corner, next to an office space. The office phone was ringing while we were trying to talk. We tried to turn off the ringer as it was so disruptive. It looked like the restaurant just tried to create extra tables and decided to put one in a former back office, without even trying to move the office. Supermarket employees—not waiters—were walking past us to get to the office space next to us. The restaurant was crowded and understaffed, so service was subpar (not the waiter’s fault). It didn’t help as we were sitting in “nowhere land.” Is it really worth the profit of an extra table to alienate customers who are likely never to return?

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

Loved their foods, specially oysters!! So fancy decorating on foods !!

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very nice; excellent waiter

Food2
Ambience3
Service3
Value2

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We ordered appetizer & entrees. Appetizer came right away and then we sat and waited. Finally asked about entrees & server said she waited to put in order so as not to rush us. It seemed too long until she came out & said the chef redid one of the entrees, fair enough. When it finally came out the sides were cold, not warm, but cold. They came back with them reheated on outside, but not a new order. Too many choices too eat at for a meal & service like this.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything we ordered was fresh and delisious! The menu is packed with unique dishes from appetizers to desserts. The drink menu is just abundant with a wide variety of wines, craft beers, and signature cocktails. Great kids menu as well!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience1
Service3
Value2

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 10, 2017

They save reservations for the very back of the restaurant near the grocery section. I've never been able to sit in the nicer restaurant area. Once we were dining while people were shopping for wine, hovering over and bumping into our table. It's also an area that gets ignored by servers. I asked about sitting near the front by the large window but they said they save it for "walk ins". Why bother to make a reservation to get trash tables??? Don't bother making reservations here unless you don't care about seating, service or a nice dining experience.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Once again Joe's Bistro did not dissapoint. Their Brussel Sprouts are the best. The filet wrapped in bacon melted in my mouth. The service was top notch, not too intrusive but there when needed.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service1
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was the first time out of a dozen we had bad service . Everything else was fantastic . Food was warm not hot but I blame it on our server .

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service and food.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Sat at the bar for happy hour drinks and appetizers was wonderful. Able to do a little shopping at the fruit market and meat market downstairs before I left

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Perfection!
My husband and I tend to have bad luck with tasteless, overpriced food or really bad service, or both, BUT our recent dinner at Bistro Joe's was impeccable. Sat on the enclosed patio with heaters and lovely lighting.
Ordered a bottle of wine, reasonably priced. Ordered the Bone Marrow app. Lamb Chops and Whitefish for dinner. Blonde brownie sundae for desert. Large portions and so deeeeeelicious!!!!
So happy we finally found a great spot that won't disappoint!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always great for weekend brunch. The best scones with whipped butter, and I ask for berry preserve. Really great. Also get yogurt with granola and fruit which is excellent. Hash browns, mushroom omelette, pancakes, French toast amazingly delicious. Very nice Bloody Mary bar

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Casual, Healthy, Vegan
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 30, 2017

First time at Bistro Joe's was a success! I was always really curious and their brunch menu is a great variety for all. The bloody mary bar was superb! I couldn't even decide on toppings. We had 6 people and it was a great spot out on the patio and we enjoyed the atmosphere. I don't know how much I would have loved it being inside, the outside is so bright and lively though. Would recommend for brunch!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
Food1
Ambience2
Service1
Value1

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was surprisingly terrible! Super salty, not as fresh as I would expected from a market. Service was mediocre, something I would expect from an all night run down diner! Expensive night out for this meal.

Food1
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on July 27, 2017

I have eaten here several times over the past few years and always enjoyed the food. This time, the Nicoise Salad ( previously a favorite ) was just bad- mediocre. My friend who had the fish tacos ate half of one and said the fish was bad and didn't eat them. The wait staff did not offer to replace the meal. There are so many good restaurants in the area that we will not return to Bistro Joe's.

Food1
Ambience3
Service1
Value1

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The restaurant was not busy yet my food took an extremely long time and it was cold.

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Food was great as always!

Cocktails and dinner with friends :)

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We've eaten here many times and had events here as well. The biggest issue is how slow they are. So avoid it if you're in a hurry. The other issues is the atrium/balcony seating in the summer, especially during sunset times as it is far too hot and it makes for a miserable and sweaty experience.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on July 16, 2017

My family and I go to Bistro Joe's most Sundays for brunch. I also have been here multiple times for lunch and dinner. The food is always amazing and fresh. The service is always great!! Make sure to make reservations because this place is so amazing that it gets booked up super fast! Brunch is always amazing and they offer great specials. They also have an amazing Bloody Mary bar and mimosas for brunch! Try their fig jelly and scones they are hands down the best thing I've ever eaten!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Chris was awesome! & very accommodating! The food was delicious as usual!! Can't wait to go back!!

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