Cafe Felix - Ann Arbor
Cafe Felix - Ann Arbor

Cafe Felix - Ann Arbor

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cafefelix.com/
  • Phone: 7346628650
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon.-Thurs. 11am - Midnight
    Fri. 11am - 1am
    Sat. 9am - 1am
    Sun. 9am - 10pm

    Lunch: Daily: 11am - 3pm;
    Bar Menu Daily 3pm-5pm: 10pm-Midnight
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Daily: 5pm - 10pm (Bar Menu after 10pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Continental, French
  • Executive Chef: Brad Durr
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking Structures Washington & 4th; Washington & Ashley; William & 4th
A word from Cafe Felix - Ann Arbor
Café Felix offers traditional French Bistro fare with a menu that showcases the best local and organic products available.

Farm-to-Table Seasonal offerings change throughout the year and are complemented by our exquisite French Carte des Vins (Wine Menu)
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Cafe Felix - Ann Arbor reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (32)fit for foodies (23)romantic (15)great for brunch (14)special occasion (14)neighborhood gem (12)great for lunch (11)notable wine list (10)hot spot (5)scenic view (5)late-night find (4)good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Good food.. Bad service
    yacosojo
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I went on Sunday to celebrate my birthday. Although, I made a reservation I still needed to wait 20 minutes for a table. I really enjoyed my custom made omelette and the other brunch choices but the serving plates were empty several times and I needed to ask the waitress for more. A lot to improve!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife had short ribs and I had chicken. Both of our meals were very overcooked. The short ribs were extremely dry as was my chicken. We ate less than half of each before contacting the manager. Since they had no short ribs left, we just payed our bill and left hungry. The manager did take the short ribs off of our bill but would not take the chicken off.
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  • Great French Bistro
    JohnBVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have eaten at Cafe Felix on numerous occasions. Their food seems to just get better and better each time we eat there. On most recent occasion there were four of us having dinner prior to going to a concert. Their service was spot on. We had their Tomato Bisque - outstanding. Around the table there were four different choices, Gnocchi, Grilled salmon, grilled sea scallops and braised beef. Check their menu on the web for details - so I won't repeat here. What I can say is every single dish was superb. Portion sizes sufficient without being so overwhelming that you cannot fit in a dessert! As for the wine list - it is mostly French & American. They have a good selection also of wines by the glass.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view of the Men's room!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I had the scallops...they had no taste. My wife had the Beef rib with Brussel Sprouts which was pretty good. It wasn't full, but the noise level made it hard to have a conversation at a table. It's great if you like to shout over music at the bar. The service was very good. A big turn off is that several of the seats have an unobstructed view into the stall of the men's room. You would think changing the door swing or adding a privacy panel would be an easy fix.
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  • Disappointment
    A2Native
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Horrendously overpriced. $23 for cold fries and steak so tough it couldn't be cut with a knife. Would have gotten a better meal al Wendy's. Wondering how they stay in business.
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  • best brunch buffet in town!!!
    LondonycVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Absolutely delicious! Really good value, really quality food. Lovely ambiance...definitely don't miss this brunch buffet!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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  • Good food, great atmosphere
    DiningFavesAndMisses
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great outdoor or indoor dining. We have gone to Felix many years and have always loved the location and the food....and martinis. Menu has changed through the years and it seems they are getting away from the small plate menu...which I always loved. But, you can still order some of the single entrees to share. All the food has been very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Interesting choices on the menu
    misticangel
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I reserved a table outside for lunch and it was cloudy but still comfortable. Luckily the rain held off so it turned perfectly for that. I thought the food choices were interesting and different so enjoyed that feature. I chose the Caprese sandwich with chicken and the salad. It was very good!! The waitstaff were friendly, easy going and very professional. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    MCollinsVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Third time to Cafe Felix in Ann Arbor. I had the short rib and my daughter had oysters and salad. We shared a cheese plate. The only negative was they were out of sauce for the oysters. Otherwise another good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server's Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    As we often do, we let our server select our meal - the only guidelines were three appetizers and one entre for the two of us. He made great choices, highlighting some of the best choices and we had a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Felix
    2kgougherVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great brusselsprouts and beets. Steak frites a winner as well. Always a favorite stop when on town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    JimnKim
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Another fabulous meal. Try the shrimp and cauliflower risotto - YUM!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food - spotty service
    JimC
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A couple weeks ago, we had a party of four for a full dinner. The food was excellent. We had a new server who tried but was....new, but ok. This week another server wasn't new but seemed harassed and hurried. Again, the food was good but the service only fair to poor, e.g. not clearing used plates even though she was at a neighboring table a few times - and the place wasn't busy. It looks like it's a problem with the setup of the place or how servers are assigned. Regardless, it needs improvement. The hostess and host also seemed preoccupied to the point of not acknowledging us as we left, although he looked right at us and didn't seem to be doing anything. A host is supposed to be friendly, no?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FANTASTIC!
    golocal
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I didn't order an entree because they not only have an Appetizers section but also a Snacks section, so my dinner consisted of five small plates, all of them outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cool with Old World Vibe
    JimC
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    CF has been around for a long time. Great if you like to have a drink or caf outside. The inside ambience is wonderful - a European café feel. The food is very good and a good value. The menu is not extensive, although there are plenty of appetizers from which to choose. Try it -you'll probably like it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good bar, rarely a wait
    shopinskis
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Cafe Felix has a great atmosphere but I've always wondered why they are never crowded. Their bar list is always pretty good (personally I prefer their old menu but you can still request drinks). Their food is decent - better since the new menu was developed. But service is generally slow... despite small crowds. Prices are appropriate. Good spot for a late-night drink.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been twice
    Goodfood
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We really liked the ribs! They were nothing as expected. Amazing. The deviled eggs are also very good and we tried the Brussels sprouts from another person at our table. They were very good!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh
    Dar48104
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Not impressed... Took almost 15 min after ordering a coffee to get it - food wasn't necessarily bad but nothing I could make better at home myself. Our waitress was nice but it was clear from her and the tables around us that Felix doesn't train their servers
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  • Classis French
    Borisgoodenough
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    In the world of French dining, Cafe Felix is less a "cafe" than a "brasserie" -- that jack-of-all-trades open-space eatery where you can find anything from a glass of white wine and a dozen oysters to a full-blown traditional meal -- just don't expect the unusual. In that light, Felix doesn't disappoint -- moules frites, steak frites, duck breast, onion soup and creme brulee all make an appearance, plus a few more creative offerings; we enjoyed a wonderful shrimp-over-cauliflower-risotto appetizer. Everything we tried was well-prepared. A moderately-sized but well-selected wine list is slightly marred by high markups. Fortunately, Cafe Felix allows BYO wine, which we were took advantage of despite the $25 corkage. Definitely worth a return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date dinner spot
    PhoenixRaine42
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    A cute place to have dinner. The outside dining is relaxed but romantic. The steak and duck were cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great meal for restaurant week
    applehazar
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    we had reservations - which was important as they were sending all others away due to a party they were holding - food was great - service very slow - but that was due to the fact they really didn't want any business at all due to the private party - our waitress did a nice job accommodating us - Comment - they should not hold private parties when they are participating in restaurant week - if they want to close they should not operate during these city wide functions - but our meal was great. road noise very loud
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bummer
    jankarriye
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Went for restaurant week. Took 10 minutes to be served, 20 minutes to get our drink, and at least 30 minutes for each course. Being a French restaurant isn't an excuse for poor service! The place wasn't busy or understaffed. Too many rookie mistakes for a restaurant that's been around for at least 6 years.
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  • Restaurant Week
    Adam
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    My girlfriend and I came here for restaurant week, we both work in the culinary industry right down town. So when we looked at participating restaurants she picked out a couple she has wanted to try and Cafe Felix was her top pick. We were both impressed by the drink selection, menu items bringing traditional french to local Michigan. Our meal looked and tasted great we plan on returning again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    It took a very long time to get drinks from the bar, even though we were sitting about 12 feet away from the bar, and the dining room only about half full. The waiter never did bring coffee that was ordered with dessert. The food was delicious, which made up for a few hiccups in service. Also, the noise level was a bit loud; we had a hard time conversing without a lot of leaning in and repeating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    aafoodie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I ordered steak frites where the steak was bland, and fries almost too salty. Mushroom pizza was good, but not something I would go again to eat. The biggest problem I had was the service. My server came total of 5 times. to receive drink order, to drop off and get main order, ask how we were doing 20 minutes after the food was delivered by a runner, and 2 times to make the payment. I was not expecting this kind of service where I am paying more than $50 for a meal.
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  • Excellent
    Goodfood
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We really enjoyed both of our entrees and the one that was suggested was sold out (we didn't get to try it).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!!
    Suzie57
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Don't get in very often, but when I do, I always Love it!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Great meal at Cafe Felix
    MCollinsVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Was in Ann Arbor for business and found Cafe Felix. Sat outside and ordered one of the $5 martini's and a meat/cheese starter. Had mussels and fries for entre and it was great. I would have liked more garlic in the broth but it was very good! Highly recommend. Waitress was super too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great short ribs
    RimontskiVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Great beef short ribs on the dinner menu, and the $3 Kobe beef slider at lunch is a great deal. One of those and a soda or beer gets you out for under ten bucks. Waitstaff was very friendly and warm.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 182 reviews are from the Cafe Felix - Ann Arbor reviews archive.
  • Very pleasant option
    Bakers
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We're no longer into full meals, so we found the menu at Cafe Felix great for picking and choosing. The Soup du Jour was outstanding. The Charcuterie was perhaps a bit light on the variety one would find in France, but what was there was excellent. The wine list only offers French or American wines and would be improved by offering a little more variety, e.g. 2 Sancerres or 2 Pouilly Fumes, but maybe that's being too picky. Note that wines by the bottle are half price on Wednesday evenings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    SundayDiner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Brunch was good, as usual. Nice selection of savory and sweet. Would love to see some Vegan options on the menu, though (for lunch and/or brunch).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious
    KAHA2
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The food here was great. We had crab cakes, warm olives, deviled eggs and scallops with champagne foam. Then lemon tart to top it off. The service was great, as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Surprise
    ckbnola
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We made the reservation based on reviews that the new chef and menu were quite good. However, what we didn't know was that they had a "special buffet" for Easter brunch. Wish we had known this ahead of time since I'm not a big fan of buffets! To their credit, there were plenty of good choices and some yummy desserts. We took our time and enjoyed ourselves, but I'm still anxious to see what the new menu and chef are really like!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro minus
    DoodleVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Small menu, even smaller wine list. Perhaps they think Ann Arbor doesn't know how good a real Bistro can be.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    FreezingInAA
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    There has been a lot of positive buzz about the changes at Cafe Felix recently, so I wanted to check it out. A friend and I went on a Friday night. We were not disappointed. The menu had lots of interesting options from small plates to "artisan" pizza. We ordered a few of the small plates and the smoked salmon pizza. Everything was delicious (Mani is still the place to go for true wood-fired pizza). The service was very good. The atmosphere was pleasant, if a tad loud (a couple arrived to talk to another couple seated next to us. They proceeded to have a long stand-up conversation at the table, where one of women's bottom was almost literally in our faces...obliviousness). Regardless, we will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice, but Noisey
    Noddafoodie
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Limited menu, good food. Noisey atmosphere which suited me fine because I got to sit next to, as opposed to across the table from, a beautiful dinner guest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    SugarHigh
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The food was amazing. The roasted pork shoulder with braised red cabbage and apples is a must. Also they have a wonderful French wine selection and the lemon dessert was to die for. The warm olives are seasoned quite well too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    Fredski
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Food was excellent; portions could have been larger.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    LizzyB
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Our first time during brunch was a delightful experience. I do not usually like a buffet set up but found it charming with varied choices, all delicious. My adult daughter has proclaimed it her new favorite restaurant and my husband, who has very specific food tastes, was impressed and found it to be completely enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • like the french ambiance
    silverfoxaa
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I like Cafe Felix but i wouldn't say the food is outstanding........my kobe beefburger was pretty good but my friend's mussels were just so- so........way too much garlic and not a very great broth which should have had more wine and less butter and garlic........the french bread was great! it feels like a typical french bistro.......too bad the food isn't more french tasting!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.