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For 2
Sat, 2/24
8:00 PM
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Booked 12 times today

Bistro Foufou

434 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies (10)
  • Good for a Date (9)
  • Special Occasion (9)
Fun French bistro in the heart of downtown Traverse City
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 4-9pm
Friday & Saturday 4-10pm

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Phone number
(231) 421-6583
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Guillaume Hazaël-Massieux
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Full bar available with a large selection of wines, beer, and liquors. Restaurant catering in the French dining style with private menus available on request.
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Cross street
Front Street
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Parking details
Street Parking available, with downtown parking ramp...
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Special events & promotions
September- May monthly wine dinner
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Very nice evening. Service was excellent. Great place to celebrate a special occasion

3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food itself was pretty good, but the cost was ridiculous for the amout that we got. The staff was very nice, and the restaurant was very nocely set up. I just cant fathom spending that amout of money for decent food that doesn't fill you up.

Ottodogz (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was delicious. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. Wonderful meal.

GeorgiaW (Northern MI)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was great, but our food took quite a while. It seemed as though everyone was getting their meals except us. No explanation was offered and we didn't ask. The service, otherwise was excellent and the food as well. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable.

TomD (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our Valentines dinner. The seating was awful they say us at a long table side by side with several couples. I can understand that seating without a reservation but I felt like my romantic dinner was NOT romantic at all.

vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had dinner before a concert at the Opera House. The steak frites are excellent! And the wine list is extensive and includes many reasonably priced options. Our server was attentive and pleasant and the ambience is great -- lively but not too loud. We'll definitely return on our next trip to Traverse City!

SuzyMommy3 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Perfect birthday celebration!!!

vipkcmaster (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a great meal and great service last Saturday. We had the goat cheese appetizer, beef bourguignon and the salmon entrees. All were very flavorful and done just right. The server was excellent, attentive when needed and allowed for a enjoyable paced meal. The winter menu has some new items if you haven't been there for awhile.

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

My boyfriend and I were near traverse city for the weekend to go skiing at crystal mountain. We love unique, catchy, tasteful places and this met all of our expectations. We stayed for 2 hours and had a few drinks, appetizers, and split the lamb chops. The food was outstanding and the environment was romantic and fun. Definitely will be agreeable to people who go out to eat for Social reasons besides just stuffing your fave silly. If you like small bites, and don’t mind spending a bit more for better quality, you will love this place.

OpenTable Diner (Northern MI)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a little bit of trouble with one of our diners being on a soy free diet and this restaurant uses a blended oil in all their cooking that contains soy oil. The other diner was gluten free/dairy free and there were not to many options.

vipOpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent meal, from drinks to dessert. Lamb, Lobster risotto, Scallops, beet salad, bib lettuce salad, chocolate cake.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We were a group of 8 and were there on New Years Eve. It was lovely. The service was great, the food was excellent and we had a great time. I would highly recommend Bistro FouFou! We wanted to go back on New Years Day but the staff had a well-deserved day off!

ScaryJim (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Let me list everything that was exceptional: Provencal Platter (pate, duck rillettes, sausage, raclette, bleu de Avergne, morbier), Lobster Bisque, Lamb Chops, Belgian ales (both draft and bottle), Champagne by the glass, Gigondas by the glass, Sancerre by the glass, Sauterne by the glass, Hazelnut crepes--where else would one go to find such delicacies? The scallops were a bit heavy on the cream, but still good.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

We were in TC from out of state. Myself being French was very much looking forward to eating here the menu looked great. From the second we walked in the hostess couldn’t find our reservation although they had called me to confirm a few hours earlier. She didn’t take our coats and we were ushered to a table right in front of the door. Not okay, We asked to move and were then seated at a nicer table, however you could tell we were almost an inconvenience. The atmosphere was nice and the menu looked great. Our waiter approached us by asking if we knew what we wanted...didn’t share the specials or introduce himself. Already I think we were off to a bad start, the tables around us all had bread and drinks and we had ordered and still had menus at our table. Everything just seemed very slow and not attentive. During the course of our meal we didn’t have cutlery, food took a long time and we left the restaurant a little disappointed. When you go to a restaurant expecting to pay over $150 for your meal you expect a certain caliber of service. That is not the case here. Great food very poor service.

Lynn (Northern MI)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

We went to Bistro FouFou after a courthouse wedding, so this was a small wedding reception with 4 of us. It was WONDERFUL! The Happy Hour menu and prices are AMAZING. We were able to sample 7 of the items on the menu - each one was perfect! Service was great. We are from the Kalamazoo area, and will definitely go back when we are in Traverse City next! This is our new favorite place there. Can't wait to try dinner sometime. It was great to be able to see the menu online prior to our visit.