Bistro Joe's

4.6
975 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
Bistro Joe’s is an endeavor to create a sensational dining experience through inspired cuisine and superior service. Momentarily escape, and let your senses feast on globally influenced fare ~ with elements of surprise ~ in a casual, yet upscale eatery. Our mezzanine setting is a comfy blend of vintage and contemporary, designed to encourage shared dining experiences with friends, old and new.
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vipAnitaZ
Detroit
156 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Consistently good food and great service.

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Rb23
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so delicious and fresh tasting. Great service and wonderful dinner, can't wait to go back.

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OrlandoC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and atmosphere. Most definitely a great place

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vipQuietSpot
Detroit
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great meal. Wish they were now always Booked.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent! A lot of street noise on patio. More than I remember.

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Detroitfaa
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed the patio and the sliders were presented and tasted great.

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vipMarie
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very casual but the food delicious.

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vipSimonL
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both meals excellent. My girlfriend had the Octopus and I had the Wagyu burger. Our go to place for a quality meal.

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HelenaH
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Joe’s never disappoints. Our server Ryan was great and his wine and entree recommendations were great. Great dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

First time. Drove past this for years and finally took the family; menu looked really good. Server was EXCELLENT. Fun atmosphere. Food was mediocre at best: like a bad catering hall but with really long waits. Took over an hour for our food to arrive from the time of order. Salads had clearly been prepped in advance and refrigerated: freezer burn -- one over dressed, the other barely dressed. Appetizer order was missing a critical menu component (we didn't notice till the last one was being eaten). Burgers were overcooked and dry. Veggie burger was no better than Dr. Pragers. Flavorless, assembly line food prepared by volume. Tipped well because it was not his fault, but there's no passion in the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server!

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viplizthearchitect
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always great! Never have to worry when you make a reservation here--you know it will be a splendid and delicious time.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing mussels

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KatelinB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really appreciated the staff- they helped us find a second table after some concerns over being too enclosed and in a nosy crowded area. They were great with a wine recommendation. Food was delicious and we enjoyed our night out!

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vipMykaB
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice experience. Food was decent; great wine by the bottle pricing. Would definitely dine again!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food! Such a special gem!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter who we just love “Andy” no matter what time our reservations are made - we always ask for him if he is available.
He is an excellent waiter and it shows on how he serves Papa Joe’s customers.
He is a great asset to Papa Joes “

Thank you Andy for always making our dining experiences at Papa Joe’s enjoyable and remarkable!!!

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vipdomer93
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

I was very frustrated that the happy menu that was online was not honored - that was the only reason I booked this evening and despite complaining to the manager, they did nothing to accommodate our party. Very disappointed !

Bistro Joe's
Responded on September 20, 2021

Hello, I am sorry to hear about your experience, however, as our staff stated to you at the time of your visit, the menu that you were looking at, was an unofficial menu that you found by using google. If the menu and or pricing is not accessible by going to our website directly , then that menu not valid and will not be honored in the restaurant.

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NicoleD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and service here are great every single time.

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KimberlyG
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Joe’s has been our sure thing for years. The menu is great for small and big appetites and for all kinds of eaters, which makes it an easy choice for a group meal. And, the staff is great.

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ziggyw
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome experience for my birthday. I will most definitely be back soon.

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vipCoco
Detroit
53 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Love love bistro joes! Wonderful Food, great service and very nice atmosphere, we wish the papa joes in Rochester had a bistro joes!

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vipPeterS
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We keep coming back! Is it the kitchen? Yes! Is it the people who treat us well? Yes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday there. The staff was amazing and very polite. Food is pretty good too. Definitely would head back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente food and customer service

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Misha
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable

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JudyT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and reasonably priced, in comparison to other restaurants.

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Covenant2021
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and atmosphere superb at the birmingham michigan location.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good food except eggplant parmigiana

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AHumphreys
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Service was great considering the short staff situation.

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vipRandizzle64
Detroit
101 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was great, especially in an employee challenged era like all restaurants are going through. Our food was great as well. It is a nice place to eat and watch cruisers while the sun is still up. I don't remember ever seeing crab stuffed mushrooms on their menu before, but they were some of the best I have ever had. The octopus appetizer was a bit skimpy, but the tomato and burrata was a generous portion. Everyone was happy with their entree's as well. We sat on the upstairs porch for a better view of the cars, but I have to say that it was pretty hot up there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food is always good. People need to go back to work. Service was extremely slow. It’s too bad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

we order the streak frites and they were so tuff that we couldn’t even eat them and the service was so slow we were not going to wait for more food.

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Shannon
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! Great area, will definitely be back

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Shae
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great wine selection
Great environment
Reasonable prices

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fresh & amazing.

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vipSimonL
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good. Our go to restaurant. Love the pork chop and my girlfriend swears by the Asian Salmon.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We dined with our parents and had a lovely evening. Overall everyone’s food was enjoyable and the service was great. The menu has something for everybody, makes a great option for dining challenges. Plus it’s over the store! Which is amazing!

We will return here regularly.

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EveonneR
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice enough time. The atmosphere is great. We sat in the balcony which had the perfect amount of breeze to make you feel like your outside without the wind. It did get fairly noisy and it was tough to hear our waiter. He also was not super attentive. My flat bread was amazing but my husband said his sliders were cold. The truffle fries we ordered as an appetizer came after we were served our meal and were also cold.

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vipRandizzle64
Detroit
101 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I have enjoyed this restaurant for many years. I had some colleagues in town and thought maybe we’d see some cars cruising on Woodward. The restaurant was packed and very energetic. Unfortunately, The food was not up to its normal standards. One of my guests’ steak was not good, and my tuna was, oddly, a bit stringy. I’m planning on going back during the week of dream cruise and hope to have better food.

FAQs

Bistro Joe's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 594-0984.

Bistro Joe's is rated 4.6 stars by 975 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.