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Fountain Bistro
Fountain Bistro

Fountain Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fountainbistro.com
  • Email: contact@fountainbistro.com
  • Phone: (313) 237-7778
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Sunday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Eric Bolden
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Fountain Bistro offers a fantastic banquet menu to choose from in a variety of price ranges. Looking for something special...the Bistro will be happy to create a menu specific for you.
  • Entertainment: Live music every Friday and Saturday night. Listen to some of the best blues, jazz, and motown in the City starting around 9pm on weekends. Accoustic entertainment offered for Sunday Brunch.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Michigan Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated parking is offered at Compuware Garage located on the corner of Library St. and Farmer St. Plenty of street parking as well
A word from Fountain Bistro
Fountain Bistro was named "Best 10 New Restaurants in Metro Detroit" by the Detroit Free Press. Located in beautiful Campus Martius Park, the Bistro offers a full bar complete with a great wine list and delicious French inspired menu.

Fountain Bistro is the perfect place for lunch, dinner, or drinks. The Bistro is a must for visitors to Detroit, exceptional choice for business entertainment, and a sure winner for a night out with friends.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Hi - We loved our dinners. The dinners were unique and flavors well balanced. Service was great too. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "food was great! Service was great! We will be back."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I had been wanting to try Fountain Bistro for some time, and I thought that Detroit Restaurant Week would be a perfect time to visit. The view of the fountain and the outdoor seating area was beautiful. Our waitress, Dania, was knowledgeable and even asked us if the temperature was comfortable in the area where we sat. Our first course, soup, was delicious. I loved the pairing of spicy corn/carrots with coconut gelato. Our main courses were tasty and the presentation was beautiful. The chef himself came out to greet us, which made the whole restaurant experience even more worthwhile. Overall, it was a great dining experience, with good food and wonderful service. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "A group of four of us made a reservation for Detroit Restaurant Week. We showed up on time and were greeted by a friendly hostess and quickly shown to our table, which was in a beautiful corner location with an amazing view of the fountain and park. Everyone agreed that each of the three courses were delicious, but table favorites were the summer carrot and corn soup served with dollop of coconut basil gelato and the juniper brined pork chop, which was huge and perfectly prepared. We all agreed that we will come back soon. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Fountain Bistro gives the upscale diner a glimpse of the beauty of Detroit. Being located in downtown near campus marsius(sp) in front of the fountain provides excellent scenery and a romantic ambiance for couple, especially during the evenings. The food was exquisite and the service was prompt. If you are an upscale diner with varying tastes in foods, you will enjoy this place. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We knew that space would be limited, so I didn't mind the credit card requirement when making a reservation. It did provide some stress trying to find parking in time so that I wouldn't get charged. We were disappointed when seated next to the door to the kitchen. When we asked if we could be moved, the hostess said that the other tables were reserved for a party that never came. We also later saw a pair seated in the patio area. The keg was being changed, which was not a problem, but then the beer didn't arrive until a long time later. The wait between the first and second course was excruciating, especially as we saw 4 lamb dishes waiting in the kitchen and our server rarely came by. The brownie was unappealing and looked boxed."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Good was good...but I don't recommend the "Tiffany" martini. Owner/manager was flirty with girls at the bar and was not professional. Not kid friendly. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We celebrated my mother's birthday at Fountain Bistro last Saturday. The food was thoughtfully prepared and delicious, the wine list was excellent, and our server went above and beyond the call of duty to make our celebration memorable. The views of Campus Martius and Downtown Detroit can't be beat. This is a great spot for a dinner out and the price point is quite reasonable."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I was a little disappointed when I arrived, on time, for my reservation to find out that they had overbooked and the only table they had for us was outside. Granted the patio was covered and heated, but it was only about 35 degrees outside and raining. That being said, it was warm and we were comfortable. I was more upset that I had not been notified of the overbooking and was not given a choice of seating when I had a reservation. The view of the fountain was lovely and the patio would be a great place to sit on a warmer day. I was not terribly impressed with the food, but we had no issues with the service, and the restaurant is in such a great location, that I'd definitely be willing to give them another chance."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This restaurant has good food, a friendly attentive staff, and great ambiance; all at a reasonable price point."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is our fourth wine tasting event at the Bistro. Love the geographic themes and the informative format of the presentation. Opportunity to try wines and foods that are new and delicious!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We were there the day that the new brunch menu was launched and everything looked and tasted great. I do wish they would have kept the stuffed french toast that I usually get, but was very happy with my breakfast choice. My whole party talked about how great brunch was. Plus bottomless mimosas are always a hit."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner with a view of the fountain. My salmon was delicious. I would order it again except the shrimp and crab cakes that my friends had looked real good too. Our waitress was attentive and not over bearing. The manager was friendly and double-checked that we had validated our parking ticket. This was my 3rd visit and I will return."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Always bustling in the summer, on this cold March night it was laid-back and serene. We enjoyed looking out at a busy, but quiet Campus Martius while we sipped our drinks and shared some very appetizing hummus. Our meals were delicious; seared salmon was moist and tasty, pan-roasted chicken was done to perfection, and the burger was excellent. Service was knowledgeable (a wine was recommended that turned out to be wonderful), and attentive, without hovering. A perfectly lovely dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had reservations prior to attending a show at the Fox. Our reservations were for 6:15, our show was at 8pm. We made our show without difficulty. Our waitress was friendly and personable. Our food arrived hot and in a timely manner.The food was nicely presented and tasted fantastic. My daughter had the filet which she promptly declared the best she's ever had. My husband had the salmon while I had penne pasta in a balsalmic sauce. No one was disappointed. We hope to be back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Excellent food and service - what more could you ask for."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We went there on Valentine's Day. There was a special with several courses, mainly on small plates. Our meals were very good and unique. The teramisu was a little wet, like it had been frozen and not made at the reataurant, but the resr of the food was fresh. We sat next to the windows adjacent to the fountain at Campus Martius Park and we could watch the ice skaters nearby. Fun evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Thanks for the excellent service. When we wanted to add two people and change the time of the reservation a little, no problem at all. We needed to get to the theater in time and were pleasantly surprised that you even provided a ride for us! The service was quick and attentive, food was good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Beautiful setting! We were looking for something special and different from the norm. Nice, quiet and calm. You Can't hear any of the moise from the ice rink which along with the fountain make a special ambiance for q romantic dinner!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Would not come here again. Food was cold when delivered, like it was sitting out for a while. Nice view though. Servers would walk into table disrupting conversations multiple times even though I had asked them not too. No apologies."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "No matter if it is a night set to celebrate that special date or simpley a night to just get out Fountian Bistro is the place to go. The experience is perfect in every way. The location, food, and staff are all amazing."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 11:15 on a Sunday morning for brunch. We were the only ones there (they open at 11) and basically had the place to ourselves. If the restaurant were full, I think it would be a little crowded and very loud because it's quite a small space. But, no complaints here! $10 unlimited (though not very strong) bottomless mimosas as really good crab cake benedict! I would definitely go again. Our waitress was attentive and polite and they had a live string band."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The Fountain Bistro is a real find. Had a leisurely lunch with a girl friend and enjoy the food, drink and service (Norris is great). Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "waitress seemed a bit slow but the atmosphere and food were delightful."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The Campus Martius outdoor rink was open and busy and the view was fabulous. Food was excellent, as usual. My wife had the duck prepared two ways and I had the seafood risotto. Both were excellent. Price point is good and the overall value is excellent."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We were a group of 8 of ua, so getting a table on time was a problem even with a reservation. once we were seated tho, service was excellent...our server (I forget her name) was very friendly...and overall great. This is a great place to bring out of town folk...they were impressed with what Detroit had to offer!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The menu isn't that extensive and what I did order was just okay. And for the price that you pay there for your meal, not really worth it. Also we had asked to separate our bills because the waitress had our seats confused and meals and items under someone else which they didn't order. We said it would be easier if she just printed out another bill so that we could figure out the payments..her response was "I would but I have other people waiting for your table". She was very rude and short and when my girlfriend tried to get her parking ticket validated she sighed and shook her head because she had already validated the rest of ours, but forgot my girlfriend's ticket, which actually was sitting with the rest."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My party was greated and seated right away. I wish I could recall the name of our waitress but she was great. Very friendly and attentive. Overall - a very good experience."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time eating here. The first time we came during restaurant week and it was a really nice experience. This time we decided to dine during the lighting of the Detroit Christmas tree. The first issue was when we walked in the door and were immediately blocked by some big tall guy who rudely asked us if we had reservations and then looked surprised when we said yes. He then had to hunt down the hostess to seat us because she was laughing and joking with other staff instead of manning the host stand. We were seated and the rest of the evening was pleasant except the waiter did not really remember the specials and kept calling us dude and bro. I hate that!!! The restaurant is well designed and I love the location."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Foutain was very busy!! Reservation was for 9, didnt get seated until almost 10. Had to pay for meal inadvance on Open Table and Pay Pal for the evening events ... not user friendly."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This was our third visit back for dinner. We had a great time with our friends, who joined us for their first time. Ambience was great, service was outstanding and the food was fantastic."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Our evening was somewhat different as we came for a pre fixe dinner on New Years Eve. The location is perfect as the Christmas tree and ice skating rink in Campus Martius Park are only feet away. We came for the 8:45p seating. Arriving at 8:40 we were seated right away while the restaurant was quite busy. Our table was by the kitchen which was ok most of the time although we did get hit by the swinging door occasionally. The courses were bright out quickly! As soon as we finished a course the next plate was out within seconds! The food was great though and we never felt as though we were rushed through dinner. We were only given the opportunity to finish quickly if we liked. Overall, we made a great choice coming to Fountain Bistro on NYE."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food was OK, some things better than others. Really like the decor and ambiance and watching the ice skating."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We went to the DSO Holiday Pops Concert this past Saturday with friends and followed up with a wonderful dinner at Fountain Bistro. We received the most wonderful service from Antonio and our waitress. Antonio even offered a tasting of wines to our one friend so he could pair the most perfect vintage with his main course. The quality of food was superb. We were seated at the window with a wonderful view of the Campus Martius Christmas tree and skating rink. Downtown Detroit is coming back and the Fountain Bistro is an outstanding example of this renaissance."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Right in the heart of Campus Martius, this little bistro is a great place to soak in the ambience of downtown Detroit, which on the night we visited recently included skaters on the outdoor ice rink and the magnificent lighted Christmas tree. Validated parking at a nearby structure made the visit hassle-free. A great place to bring out-of-towners!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The wait staff were kind & attentive. The food was delicious!!! All anyone needs to know! Eat here!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "My friends and visited for the second time. The food was delicious. The housemade gelato was 'out of this world'. We had the rum raisin flavor and the creme brulee, which was also good. We were just a little cramped at our table for six, but we accepted that. We definitely plan on returning. BTW, the view of the Campus Martius view was spectatular, especially the Christmas tree."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Nice atmosphere, interesting menu and reasonably priced, with a good selection of beers on tap. The food overall was very good and the duck entre that I had was very enjoyable. Good service - in all a very favorable dining experience."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Food was decent but the atmosphere did not live up to expectations. Seating crammed and cold (near the door). Service was attentive but lacked polish and training. Hostess lacked etiquette on phone and when seating. Christmas tree was beautiful."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We went before going to the Opera House for Elf. It was so beautiful to sit near the City Christmas Tree and look at all the lights on Woodward. The food was fabulous. I had the salmon special and would recommend it and would have it again. We had a terrific waiter too. I had been there previously for brunch on a Sunday and then they had music which was fabulous. Parking was validated so we did not have that expense. It is definitely a great restaurant."
    Dined on 12/10/2013