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Zola Bistro

4.4
4.4
754 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary French / American
Our indoor and outdoor seating area is open with from 9 am - 9 pm Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday's from 9 am - 3 pm. We are currently closed on Monday's. Curbside pickup and online ordering available.

Check in in person or by phone. If your table is not ready, please wait outside or in your car. We will call or text. Due to limited capacity, we hold tables for 5 minutes, unless we discuss otherwise. In addition, during busy periods, tables may be available for limited lengths of time.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, International, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (734) 477-8088

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Custom menus All inclusive packages Space rental Any size event

  • Neighbourhood

    Ann Arbor

  • Cross Street

    Platt Rd.

  • Parking Details

    Ample free parking is available in the lots adjacent to the building.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 754 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Brunch

  • Ann Arbor

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ann Arbor

    Lunch

  • Ann Arbor

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  1. A

    Angie

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous and very interesting dinner, composed of Parmesan Fries, goat cheese Adriatica, Mussels Fado, the roasted vegetable salad, the bread plate, raspberry cheesecake, and the crème brulée. All excellent, as was the service.
  2. KL

    KL123

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My friend and I had Salad for lunch here. She the Ice burg wedge and me the Cowboy Cobb. Both were very good! It was a bit noisy and the temp too warm but aside from that I would go back.
  3. DC

    DanaC

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Unfortunately our table of five only received 4 orders. The manager and wait staff blamed the kitchen staff. For this price point more accommodations should have been made. This was a go to place for a business meal but we won’t be back soon.
  4. J

    Jeff

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went to Zola for an anniversary brunch and enjoyed ever minute of it! Great service and food, would definitely go again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Zola’s food service and quality is not the same that used to and they are overpriced. $140 for 3 breakfast 😳
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    This was at least our tenth (or 15th? 20th?) time here, so we pretty much know the menu and what to expect—and the overall experience was far less satisfactory than we anticipated. The cocktail was disappointing—missing the customary garnish and too heavy on the bitters. The shrimp taco had big shrimp, but they were over cooked and the tortillas stale and burnt. The bread was fresh but boring and an awfully small portion for the price. The mussels and fado were cold and just weren’t as visually appealing as in the past. The birds nest flatbread was good. The waiter was nice but either serving too many tables or too inexperienced: broke the cork in the bottle; predicted it would have sentiment but didn’t decant it (or even offer a decanter for me to do it, if he was too busy) spilled a fair amount of the drink when shaking it.
  7. T

    Tedd

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good variety of food at all prices. Attentive service. Outdoor tables available. Parking right outside.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awsome ambiance, great food and great location
  9. F

    Fatjimmie

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu has a lot of good choices. The service was great.
  10. GK

    GeoffreyK

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Portions were small for the price. Food was not especially warm or flavorful. Overall it was not worth the money spent.
  11. SS

    SandraS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Food quality was poor. Open faced artichoke omelets wad thin and very dry. Hardly any flavor. Shakshuka was pretty good, bit it was runny and they didn't service it with bread. Overall, unimpressed for the prices we paid.
  12. LS

    LynnS

    Grand Rapids

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great first visit. Server was very good, and my salmon was cooked perfectly. Loved the Pimms Cup!
  13. RJ

    RJAA

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Quality of the food preparation was outstanding. One of the best cooking staffs in the Ann Arbor area
  14. A

    A2andy

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    So many choices, and all of them are good. The waitstaff has always been kind and prompt and helpful for us, especially on this last visit. It's a few steps above a traditional diner-style breakfast, but isn't winning any Michelin stars. Great place for a really nice brunch (and, if you're a student, get your parents to take you here).
  15. NV

    NicoleV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu is a good combination of old favorites and new dishes. Service was perfect. A great place to meet friends.
  16. M

    Mamamama

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Easy to park. Everyone in our party was satisfied with their meal. Waitstaff was fine. Ambiance is so-so - there is a wall partly filled with bottles that looks unfinished, and the booth is worn. Nothing really to complain about. Everyone was fine with the restaurant. Nothing about it stands out, but we were happy and would come back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Took an hour for food to come out. Luckily everything was delicious.
  18. M

    Myreya

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    My daughter and I had too much lattes, a decaf coffee, a salad with added salmon and avocado toast with added smoked salmon. We had the Nutella crêpes for dessert. The salmon was overcooked and there was literally a Flecker two of smoked salmon and the avocado toast. The bill came to $108. The Matcha latte was lukewarm. The iced Matcha latte was practically white which with Matcha it should be a little tinge of green. The bench seat was peeling and needs to be replaced. The hallway to the bathroom was dripping water and had a caution sign. This place was incredibly overpriced. And I have to say the greens were also wilted. The best part was the crêpe. So very disappointing after many great dining experiences at Café Zola in Ann Arbor.
  19. PP

    PatP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I regret that my favorite Turkish eggs were turned to rubber.
  20. JC

    JCECRS

    Detroit

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive waitstaff. Excellent food and cocktails. Did not feel rushed.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our meals.
  22. R

    Rexster

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We are old school, so having lamb without mint jelly was ridiculous! But everything was delicious and done to perfection. Tea is quite nice in a large pot-- sharing would be best. The crab cakes and the sweet potato fries are excellent. Sparse ambience yet great staff.
  23. f

    foodieaa

    Detroit

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Zola Bistro is one of the places we go to frequently. Our most recent meal there was great, just as expected. The bird’s nest flatbread was a bit disappointing though, in that the flavors did not seem to come together as we had thought. A bit too much arugula, and the fried egg was a bit overdone, so the yolk did not run over the crust as I had expected. The shrimp tacos were superb!
  24. TK

    TKoPaul

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Attentive and prompt service. Our greens were creative and unique. My roasted salad was wonderful. The red lentil soup was outstanding. Enjoy!
  25. M

    Myself

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Service was so-so. Food was not bad, but not impressive.
  26. NJ

    NJ2AA

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really good food, prices are high (that's everywhere lately) but portions were good.
  27. M

    Maomei

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Our avocado toasts with eggs were lukewarm. We were the first customers there in the morning. It’s not busy so I don’t think they should have served cold breakfast. The coffee and tea were hot. It was a disappointment for a snowy morning.
  28. AB

    AutumnB

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I ordered crab cakes they were more peppers than crab. My western omelette had way too many peppers and not enough ham and cheese. Service was ok. The coffee drink I had was good and so was my cocktail.
  29. SS

    SmSo

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food and service quality have gone down significantly, so unfortunately you can easily skip this place as there are much better brunch places in A2.
  30. 1

    1bit

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The quality of the food and drinks are always impeccable. If you're looking for something "different" (in a good way) from the usual, make sure to come here
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was just ‘meh’, overall. Nothing awful, just not extraordinary for the prices.
  32. RJ

    RuschJ

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful selection of cocktails and beverages. All dishes we tried were great. Works for drinks and snacks or full mean. Love that brunch is an all day thing.
  33. AC

    AngelC

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Zola Bistro is great as always. Great service, delicious food, and a good location for parking. The people there were fantastic, we left my girl's toy at the restaurant. While I called back, they immediately knew what toy we were looking for and kept it safe for us.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Slow service & overpriced food. I won’t be a returning customer. I’m so disappointed
  35. MB

    MaribethB

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    normally love this place but the service was not great and the meals were not as good- brought dish without sauce and by the time it came the meal was cold to use the sauce- waitress never asked if wanted more drinks/.
  36. SS

    SyndeeSue

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it on evenings we can have so Zola!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    AVOID THIS PLACE! I never write reviews as you will probably surmise once you finish reading this one, but I had to say something because this was so so bad all around terrible from service to food to the entire experience. My parents arrived a little early and didn’t receive any service for a good ten minutes and didn’t get their drinks for over 30 minutes. It took almost 45 mins just to get our drinks as a group. We were there for over an hour before we got our food which was cold, they ran out of burger buns and instead of giving us an option to order something else they brought out our cold food on huge pieces of Texas toast that were about the size of half a loaf of bread - not to mention the burger was smaller than the palm of my wife’s hand. Cold soggy fries, burnt toast used as the sandwich packaging for a BLT made of what seemed to be sour bacon and based on the flavor was cooked on a grill that hasn’t been cleaned in a very long time. I never got the fries that were included with my food - this was some of the worst food I’ve ever had. And at the price points they charge here, quality food and good service should not be this hard to come by. I will never go back there and if anyone ever asks me I will strongly encourage them to find something to eat anywhere else.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wrong food brought out, but all in all a good experience
  39. RD

    RajD

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Was not very crowded, had great service as it was not full. The Salmon was very well prepared and the cocktail choices are great. Had an excellent person wait on our table with a very positive attitude, made our evening pleasant.
  40. JD

    JohnD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Abby (?) was our server. Nice enough, however she would disappear for extended periods of time. (I had to go to the bar myself to order a second drink). We we one of four tables in the restaurant - it was not busy...... It was unfortunate as my wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We won't be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Zola Bistro using the Order Online button. Zola Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (734) 477-8088.

Zola Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 754 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Zola Bistro

3030 Washtenaw Ave. Suite 101 Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Platt Rd.

  • Neighbourhood

    Ann Arbor

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, International, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Ample free parking is available in the lots adjacent to the building.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (734) 477-8088

  • Catering

    Custom menus All inclusive packages Space rental Any size event

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