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118 Cass Street
Traverse City, MI 49648
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Bistro Foufou Details
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 4-9pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
full bar available with a large selection of wines, belgium style beers and liquors. Restaurant catering inthe French dining style with private menus available on request.
Special Events & Promotions:
- underground dinner one Sunday a month.
Street Parking available, with downtown parking ramp...
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Classic French bistro in the heart of downtown Traverse City
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Diners' Choice Winner
My husband, myself, and dear old
friends enjoyed an excellent meal of whitefish, beet salad, escargot, and dessert. The only drawback, and it will affect us, is how loud it is, as my husband wears a hearing aid and that type of background noise makes it difficult for him to be part of a conversation."
Dined on 3/1/2014
My friend and i decided to meet at
a local hot spot and made a reservation just to be sure we could get in. It was during restaurant week and so we thought it would be busy. Our reservation was at 7:45 and we arrived on time. our table wasn't ready so we sat at the bar and our friend Joe took good care of us with a beautiful Sancerre to start the evening off right. At 8:15, we had not been seated yet so we opted for a bar high top for dinner. I literally grabbed a waiter and asked for help and he obliged by starting us off with menus and the specials of the night. chad was a lifesaver and made us feel special and he took very good care of us even on a very busy night. thanks Chad for making our dining experience very special."
Dined on 2/28/2014
Once again, we had a wonderful
meal at Bistro Foufou. Oysters and escargot for appetizers, great salad, followed by a veal chop. Chocolate brownie with ice cream for dessert. YUM!"
Dined on 2/15/2014
The traditional onion soup was
excellent with a hint of cognac sweetness. Rabbit leg braised in wine with roast vegetables and mushrooms was tender and savory cooked to perfection. Great desserts and adequate wine list."
Dined on 2/13/2014
Favorites are retained on the menu
and seasonal dishes are added. Local foods are used which is a plus. Staff is attentive to the mood and pace of the group dining. This is French bistro food without an attitude."
Dined on 2/8/2014
I liked the ambience but I felt
the food I ordered was overpriced in terms of quality and quantity. The lobster bisque had no trace of lobster. The cheese plate appetizer was ridiculously skimpy for $15.00 and the $8,00 full glass of wine resulted in a glass less than half full. I came away feeling that the form was fine but the substance was lacking."
Dined on 2/7/2014
All of our food was delicious
(Walleye, pork chop and chicken caesar salad), and the restaurant was full and vibrant. Will definitely return."
Dined on 1/31/2014
The chef made a special vegan
entree on request. It was delicious!"
Dined on 1/25/2014
Best salmon I've ever had. Great
horseradish - honey sauce. Umm!!! My wife had the steak frites and it was wonderful as well. Great food - Great service. We'll definitely be back."
Dined on 1/23/2014
A nice quiet French restaurant
tucked away on the main street, ambience was great. Had the scallops and coming from the east coast I can tell you that these were the best I have ever had. My husband had the monkfish and it was perfect, the vegetables and lentils were a perfect pairing for the monkfish. Very nice wine list also.The desserts were out of this world. Will return next time we are in Traverse City,"
Dined on 1/14/2014
We have been to Bistro Foufou
before & feel it is one of the best restaurants in the area. The food is cooked to perfection, and the service is great--much better than many in the area. I had the steak and my boyfriend had the walleye. Both were outstanding."
Dined on 1/18/2014
This was our first visit to Bistro
Foufou, but we'll be back again. The food was fantastic. The service was great; our waitress was extremely knowledgable regarding both the food and wine offerings. We were there early on a Thursday, so the restaurant was not very busy. Can't be sure how the noise level would be if the restaurant was full."
Dined on 1/16/2014
My wife and I decided to check out
Bistro Foufou after having tried Chef Guillaume's other wonderful restaurant, La Becasse, and loving it. And we loved it. The space itself is beautiful, stylish and casual at the same time. Certainly this would be a great restaurant for a special occasion, but is also just as wonderful for a night out with friends. The food was spectacular, had an excellent wine list and a large bar selection as well. My wife and I will be returning, and we will bring friends to make sure they experience this place! Loved it. My wife had the special of the day, Beef Burgundy, and I had the Steak Frites with Bernaise sauce. Both were spectacular."
Dined on 1/10/2014
We enjoyed an outstanding meal
with friends from downstate--fabulous. We will return! Loved the Tuesday night wine special, by the way!"
Dined on 12/30/2013
Once again, Bistro Fou Fou, was a
great dining experience. We started with Oysters , escargot, onion tart and a flat bread with anchovies, that were all delicious. 2 of us had the Steak and Frites ( BEST Frites in the city!!), 1 Scallops and 1 Monk fish. All the main courses were fantastic, prepared exactly right, hot and flavorful. We finished with the Chocolate/pistachio Pot de Creme and the Brownie. Yummy! Service was very good. We had an 8 month old baby with us ( who was very entertained by the whole experience), and the staff was not at all put out and very helpful. We highly recommend Bistro Fou Fou for couples, family and friends."
Dined on 12/28/2013
This is one of our favorite
restaurants in Traverse City. The food is always great, the wine list extensive, the wait staff friendly and knowledgeable."
Dined on 12/12/2013
Great spot for a quiet dinner or
celebrating with a group."
Dined on 12/14/2013
No doubt the best food in Northern
Michigan. Great unique appetizers and entrees."
Dined on 12/13/2013
We have been to Bistro Foufou
several times and have never been disappointed. The seafood dishes are a must try, but everything we have had so far has been excellent."
Dined on 12/6/2013
Service, beyond helpful wine
selection, was mediocre. Food was terrific."
Dined on 11/29/2013
My wife and I are always looking
for new places to eat. We heard some good reviews of this place. Overpriced-food was underwhelming-service was great. We will try someplace else when we visit TC next time."
Dined on 8/25/2013
Professional and friendly service,
warm ambience, and well-executed menu including French standards like steak tartare, steak frites and mussels frites on a recent visit. The salmon encrusted with horseradish and honey has a balanced flavor profile. Poached pear for dessert is a delight. Wines have been carefully selected and include some good values. Definitely a bistro worth a visit!"
Dined on 11/15/2013
Fine dining at a reasonable price.
Great food except salad was somewhat bland."
Dined on 11/9/2013
We chose bistro foufou for it's co
vie ce to the Old Town Playhouse. We wanted a quick bite to eat before closi g night of Les Miserable. Our dinner was delicious. Between the three of us we had the mussels and pommes frites, green salad, beet salad, sardines and the burger. The mussels were our favorite. Service was just right--not rushed, but fast."
Dined on 11/9/2013
Simply, excellent food and the
service and server were delightful."
Dined on 11/3/2013
Lovely dinner and great drink.
Always a favorite of ours."
Dined on 11/2/2013
The restaurant had a warm European
atmosphere. The traditional food preparation and presentation was excellent , and our waiter was very attentive and helpful, as was the rest of the staff. Wonderful wine selection."
Dined on 10/31/2013
Five of us had dinner at Bistro
Foufou recently and had a very good experience. We had the scallops and the salmon, both of which were excellent. We've been there several times before, both for dinner and lunch. The menu has improved since the owner took over as chef. There are never very many people there. I'm not sure why. The prices are not cheap but reasonable for the quality of the food and no more than other similar restaurants in town. We will definitely be back."
Dined on 10/31/2013
We have eaten both lunch and
dinner at Bistro Fou Fou and have been impressed in both settings. It counts among our favorite 5 restaurants in Traverse City, if not the top 3."
Dined on 10/20/2013
The service was efficient. The
waiter was adequate, not real friendly but to the point. The food was flavorful and interesting. The overall meal was too much money. The crab cake was the best crab cake my husband has every had."
Dined on 10/19/2013
we are diners of a certain age,
and when embarking on an evening out, think about environment and food quality. we ate good to great food, but the noise level in the dining room was at mid-point of our meal too loud. that said, each of us had great food and enjoyed our server person."
Dined on 10/13/2013
We had dinner here on a Saturday
night and enjoyed ourselves very much. Foufou is one of several Traverse City restaurants that are changing the downtown into a foodie's destination. Great service and food, loved the dessserts. And our wait-person knew what a foufou is."
Dined on 10/13/2013
We have eaten here twice and the
food and the service was excellent. We'll be back"
Dined on 9/22/2013
Had not visited this restaurant in
the past. Found it to be delightful. The menu was filled with local, seasonal options that were delicious! The service was great. Attentive but not intrusive. Extensive wine list. Priced appropriately for the quality. Definitely worth another visit!"
Dined on 10/6/2013
We enjoyed this restaurant very
much when we recently traveled to Traverse City. We had a Salade Lyonnaise and the burger and frites. Both were enjoyable, but the star of the meal was the burger. It had a smokey flavor and the fried egg was a nice touch. The burger did not need any condiments. The frites were crisp and delicious."
Dined on 10/4/2013
Nice bistro, great food, friendly
waitstaff who can help with wine pairings."
Dined on 9/22/2013
Both food and service were
excellent. So good, you didn't want to leave even a little bit of anything left on your plate. The beet salad is superb. A wonderful way to end a day of shopping on Front Street."
Dined on 9/18/2013
It was a busy Saturday night and
we had a group of 6. Bistro Foufou had some space and our friends wanted to give it a try. Everything was wonderful and great day to cap off a weekend at the lake."
Dined on 9/1/2013
We made a special stop in TC to
come to this restaurant for lunch. We have dined many times at the chef's first restaurant, La Becasse, and wanted to see what his bistro was like. We were not disappointed! The food was wonderful and the service excellent. I hope more people will discover and this bistro and have the opportunity to see what really good food is all about."
Dined on 8/5/2013
Very few diners during a lively
foodie week in TC. Disappointing menu and little creativity from the kitchen. Lack of detailed knowledge by servers."
Dined on 8/21/2013
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