The Quarter Bistro
The Quarter Bistro

The Quarter Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thequarterbistro.com/
  • Phone: 7349299200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch daily 11:00am - 4:00pm Mon - Sat
    Dinner daily at 4:00pm with daily chef creations!
    Join us every Sunday for our Brunch Buffet 10:00 am -2:00 pm
    A wonderful selection of breakfast and lunch entrees. Adults $20.95
    Kids 12 & under $6.95
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Plan your next occasion with the Quarter Bistro for an event filled with fun, laughter, and delicious food. Please visit http://thequarterbistro.com/menus.php for all the wonderful choices available. Executive Chef Prokos will be glad to design a custom menu to your specifications that will delight your guests!
    The Q offers multiple rooms to perfectly accommodate your specific style of event. From intimate dining in our Chefs Room for up to 12 guests, our unique Red Room perfect for up to 40 guests,to the spacious Sun Room that seats 60 guests, we can create the perfect experienc
  • Private Party Facilities: The Quarter Bistro has three private banquet dining rooms, seating from as little as 12 guests up to 60 or more. We can create specialized and/or limited menus to impress your party while keeping your event budget in line. Business meetings, retreats, showers, rehearsals, or your special occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: Melanie Maroney 7349299200
  • Entertainment: For a list of our upcoming entertainment, please go to the following link:
    http://thequarterbistro.com/events.php

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jackson Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Quarter Bistro
The Quarter Bistro and Tavern, or the “Q” as the staff affectionately terms it, is pleased to welcome you to their restaurant. A first of its kind in Ann Arbor, the Q aims to deliver a unique and exciting dining experience by marrying European Bistro dining with a Cajun/Creole twist. The cooking style features only the best ingredients. To highlight its unique style of cooking, the Q looked to Cajun/Creole methods for inspiration. A class of cuisine unto itself, Cajun/Creole cooking reflects a proud and strong heritage that
features an abundance of fresh, native ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
The Quarter Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (18)special occasion (17)fit for foodies (11)neighborhood gem (10)romantic (9)notable wine list (9)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (5)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • A Good Find in Ann Arbor
    robert253VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food, atmosphere, and service were high quality and my guests and I enjoyed the evening. If you are in Ann Arbor visiting someone at the University of Michigan, this is a good find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special date with 11 year old
    Bobbi
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Took my grandson to the movies then to your "fancy" restaurant. He ordered the battered shrimp Po Boy but wanted to taste one of my crab cakes. Had a nice time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • One of Ann Arbor's Gems
    Tourist
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Although QB is off the main drag (downtown area), and although Ann Arbor has a vast assortment of delightful restaurants to choose from, QB is definitely at the top of the list. Their menu will definitely have you coming back for more--there are so many unique dishes to try. Your taste buds will not be disappointed. Add to that the friendliness of their staff and the warm decor, it translates into a unique dining experience at a very good price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Nice brunch. Good selection of food - mostly kept hot. Only concern was the service. Several times we returned from trips to the buffet only to find our previous plates were still sitting there. Considering the alternative brunch options this is a good value for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversarydiner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Went for the rack of lamb. Don't have it any more. Very disappointed. Had fettucini with gorgonzola sauce, topped with filet. Excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday brunch
    CitychicVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had not been there for the Sunday brunch for some time. On our recent trip we were pleasantly surprised at how lovely the meal was. I sampled two of the hot entrees (tilapia and chicken). Both were fresh, nicely presented and delicious. The peel and eat shrimp as well as the raw oysters were great and a lovely touch. I finished off my main course with fresh fruit and the salad bar. I found the fixings to be perfectly ripened and very enticing. I can't forget to mention the desserts - I sampled several. Each had that homemade taste. We will definitely return for the Sunday buffet brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food and Atmosphere
    Venner5
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is a very nice restaurant to go to for a special occasion. The food is superb and the atmosphere is very nice.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal for special occasion
    EMKA2
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went with friends and had a wonderful evening. I thought the Filet Rossini special was delicious and prepared perfectly. My wife enjoyed her Shrimps and Scallops with pasta, and we both liked the Oysters on the Half Shell, which tasted very fresh. The New York Style Cheesecake for dessert put the finishing touch on a most enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Good
    LadyJane
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Met friends from work and was able to have conversations. Good Menu. If we weren't driving we would have tried the wines. Ravioli special was awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    Crimsontom
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is the second time we've been there...this time specifically due to an email showing the weekly specials (which we had two of) and we were not disappointed. The cajun clams appetizer was amazingly good (wish it were a regular menu item) and the T-bone steak special was one of the most wonderfully cooked steaks I've had in quite sometime. Service was great. Only slight qualm I had was they sat us in the bar area (they did ask if that was ok and we said yes)...we didn't realize that there seems to be a few regulars in there that are a little on the noisy side, but it didn't take away from our overall enjoyment. We'd go back without a second thought!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great dine
    Ewidabit
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love the Quarter Bistro....went there for a birthday (free dinner), love to go for happy hour during the week. Great appetizers! Love to sit in booth in the bar area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best in Ann Arbor
    pinnaclepeakdiner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The Quarter is a largely unknown but excellent restaurant in a town known for good restaurants. Because it is located outside the "usual" restaurant areas of Main Street, State Street, and others it appears to be less well known than other excellent Ann Arbor restaurants, but it is better than many of them and over all is an outstanding restaurant. The interior design is near perfect, with many smaller open dining areas, each different, and a mix of accents and decorations that make for a modern yet intimate dining atmosphere. White tablecloths, real flowers, a great menu and wine list, and well-trained service staff make this one of the best dining experiences in Ann Arbor.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group Dinning Room Fantastic
    Nancy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were a party of eight older adults who had not seen each other in five years so wanted a quiet place to talk and they have a private room that accommodated up to twelve. We had great service not rushed and were able to get separate bills which was great because the women sat at one end and the men at another. The food was good and everyone enjoyed their meal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good conversation
    Goodcosmo
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Are in bar area in a booth. Able to order from any menu. Quiet enough for conversation while others in bar area. Food good waiter pleasant and at tentative without interrupting our conversation at bad times.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 324 reviews are from the The Quarter Bistro reviews archive.
  • Anonymous17Jan2014
    Anonymous17Jan2014VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    A friend and I dined at the Quarter Bistro for Restaurant Week.My friend was vegetarian. We dined at The Quarter Bistro because it had many selections, including a vegetarian option. My chicken/shrimp selection was delicious, with hearty amounts; quite pleasing selection. My friend was quite pleased with the vegetarian option. With this good experience, a long-time advisor, colleague, and friend and I dined there for lunch the following day (still Restaurant Week).My chicken selection was delicious, with hearty large amounts; a pleasing selection. My colleague friend selected catfish, and he was quite pleased also. We had take-home leftovers. Though the reservation for this lunch was via OpenTable, it was not found in my dining history.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    fitnessgirl
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a great brunch. Food was good, our table was big enough so we didn't feel crowded with 7 people. We could also hear each other talk. Also we liked that the food was in its own space so people were not crowding over you while getting there breakfast.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WFCDVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Very poor service, server dropped items but did not pick it up. Long wait between delivering meal items
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quarter Bistro never disappoints
    coachsok
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Another outstanding meal from appetizer to entrée!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last minute reservation!
    AAlover
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We initially made a reservation for 6 for 6:30 but our meeting concluded earlier than expected and we ended up showing up almost an hour early with 2 additional people in our party. They were WONDERFUL about making the accommodation for the number and the early arrival on an evening that was extremely busy everywhere in AA due to law school graduation that day. Our server was very friendly and competent, checking on us frequently but not hovering or intrusive. The wine/cocktail selection is very good and the food was well prepared, plated attractively and very, very good. A very enjoyable evening and we will most definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FuzzbubbaVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The ribs my son ordered were so tough he could barely get any meat off the bone. Plus, it was full of ligaments and fat. We sent it back. The butternut ravioli was good, as was the onion soup. Our server never smile once and seemed extremely bored.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful experience!
    gimmeapen
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I've been several times, and the food is consistently wonderful. The service is always great. Quarter Bistro is quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mintless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My party of four arrived on time for our reservation and was seated promptly in the crowded restaurant. We were then ignored for an extended period of time. It seemed that the server had not been informed by the hostess that he had a new group. Eventually we ordered drinks. The friendly and somewhat apologetic waiter came back three drinks, letting me know that it would take a while yet on the mojito due to lack of mint. The waiter called me and the other male in my group "buddy" which seemed a bit odd. I ordered potato cakes; they were served on a bed of savory lentils and I enjoyed them. But the other three folks in my party found their food to be fair, in the sense of being edible without being particularly interesting in any way.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ginger
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    WAy too noisy. Could not talk to the person even next to you. Food distinctly mediocre. The waiters were over taxed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    Crimsontom
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Had a wonderful meal there and had our 3 year old with us and she liked it as well. We didn't go at the height of the dinner rush, so the noise level COULD be louder at that time...but nothing was out of bounds. Server was fantastic and as a nice surprise we went for my birthday and when someone asked if there was a birthday dessert or something, they said no, but my ENTIRE MEAL was free! Great food, great atmosphere and a really nice policy for bdays!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Possibly the best restaurant in AA
    DELLE
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    We absolutely LOVE The Quarter Bistro. Excellent service, great surroundings. Dim lighting at night, makes for a great romantic meal. I would recommend this for a 1st date or 100th. Also, for groups they have a private area that is exquisite.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not up to their usual standard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Not up to their usual standard on a busy Friday night, but the manager made it right taking an entree off the bill and apologized. Last time we ate there the food was excellent. Service has always been very good. Comfortable place to eat. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice variety of food, nice decor
    Gastronaut
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We had a very pleasant lunch. The variety of dishes was able to satisfy everyone in our party. The food was fresh. The desserts were decorated well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always solid
    DlynnA2VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Been coming to Quarter Bistro for years. Have never had a bad meal or service. Menu is unique - lots of New Orleans inspired food, and some inventive veggitarian options as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal, nice wine at a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Great meal, nice wine at a good price. Steve, our waiter, was attentive friendly and professional. We will go back more often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining at Quarter Bistro
    dutcher7bar
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The ambience was elegant and the service was excellent. Although a bit on the pricey side, the food was very tasty and served in a manner that was well designed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day 2014
    TravelCeo
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    1st visit to this restaurant and my wife and I were pleasantly surprised. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was awesome. Great menu selection and the oyster shooter is a must try upon your 1st visit. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Orleans Cuisine
    JohnBVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The "Quarter" serves very good New Orleans style food with Oysters Rockefeller, Catfish bits, steak Diane, Brisket, etc. They also have some good continental style dishes like eggplant parmigiano. Wine list is pretty extensive with good quality wines at several price points. On Sundays they have a very nice brunch buffet. Parking is easy - they are a stand alone restaurant in a shopping center. Service is first rate - something you don't always find true in Ann Arbor - obviously this restaurant pays attention to the details. Finally, you won't go hungry - dishes are ample - but save room for their terrific tiramisu. The only thing that disappoints us is that they don't have an espresso machine - they really need to correct this asap!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Booked early, terrible table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Valentines Day is our anniversary. We always make dinner reservations early so we can be assured of a nice place. We were given the WORST seats in the restaurant which made the experience unpleasant. Although we have dined here many times before the experience has turned me off to this establishment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Dinner
    VoyageurVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife ordered the roasted chicken which was really only chicken breasts. Not an apt description for what was recieved. The menu shoudl be altered. Overall, I don't know if it was due to being Valentine's Day, but I have eaten here many times and this time found the food skimpy -- salad portions were tiny; few rolls in the basket, etc. I think management needs to look at their food and operations as they seem to be getting complacent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food and service were very good. Would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodeatingVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Happy hour had a nice selection and the food was good. Will return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dates & Group Visits
    Guest
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    This restaurant is a great place for a small dinner or late night dessert or cheese and wine top off. Also, very good place for larger groups, such as extended family gatherings. Very good services regardless of the size of your group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place but loud!
    Goodfood
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We've been here a few times in the past. When we had a small group we enjoyed the private room but otherwise it is so loud that it's hard to hear anyone at your table. A lot of the sound comes from the Dj or live band on occasion - at the bar area- some might like that. Overall we like it but wish it was quieter. The "full rating" is indicating "do not recall" which is inaccurate. I marked 3 bars which says "energetic" Which is also inaccurate. It's simply too loud, but no option is offered for too loud.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This lunch experience occurred
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    This lunch experience occurred during Restaurant Week. It was a deal that couldn't be beat and the food was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find close location
    blondie64
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    I love the fact there's a good restaurant that's not locatedin downtown Ann Arbor.It's gets so crowded and parking is a pain,so I enjoy it very much!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.