Mandaloun Bistro

4.7
134 reviews
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$30 and under
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Lebanese
Sophistication meets tradition at Michigan’s premier Lebanese eatery, Mandaloun Bistro. Inspired by Northern Lebanese cuisine, Mandaloun blends authentic dishes with the modern taste of the Mediterranean for an exciting culinary journey to delight your palates. Our impressive wine list includes selections from across the world, as well as featured favorites from Lebanon. We strive to provide the finest and highest quality of foods, fresh ingredients, and world class service in an elegant and appetizing environment. Mandaloun Bistro strictly adheres to Lebanese tradition, placing the most value on hospitality and the comfort of our guests. At Mandaloun Bistro, the exquisite cuisine and chic ambiance fuse to a create world for your senses to explore. Full bar and wine available. Live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night from 7-10pm!
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Denver
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Middle Eastern around! I’ve yet to be disappointed! Sherry ( server) was fun, honest, attentive, and knowledgeable. The atmosphere is a bit old school but that’s part of its charm. If you like raw kibbe, this is one of 2 places in the Detroit area that I’ll order it.... really superb!!!

NR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took my daughter there to celebrate her birthday. Love the freshness of the food and the fact that we are not competing to hear ourselves talk. Love the ambiance and the service is excellent. We have followed the owners from their place in Southfield to their location on Telegraph and we are never disappointed. Our favorite is their calamari. They also have the very best pita bread as well. I highly recommend this restaurant if you enjoy great Lebanese food.

OT
Phoenix
61 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Mandaloun, and we were impressed. Lebanese dining with table cloths in a very pleasant setting. Hummus was excellent. Those that ate crushed lentil soup thought it was very flavorful. Chicken was a little dry but tasty. Other items were plentiful and enjoyable. Wished there were more people there to support a very good restaurant.

C
Detroit
47 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally stopped in and we were very happy with that decision. A very nice spot. Very tasty food, good service and pleasant environment. A decent amount of vegetarian dishes to choose from. Chicken shawarma was very nice & the chicken had a great grilled flavor. Veggies could have been cooked more, otherwise, everything was delicious. Will definitely return.

TK
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, attentive server. Great food and very fresh brewed iced tea!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Lebanese restaurant in the Southfield area. Appropriate for a date or quiet business dinner with fantastic food.

l
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

There was a large party in the main room. They were noisy and significantly raised the noise level for our dinner. They could have been set up in the private room adjacent to the main room.

Also, several of us ordered stuffed eggplant . We were informed there was only one order left, which is understandable. The issue was that we were informed a very long time after the order was taken. It would seem that information could have been presented to us sooner.

ME
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I cannot say enough good things about this place! The food was phenomenal. We just to try several starters (known as Mazza in the Lebanese world) and split one entree.

We order tabbouli, sujuk, foul medamas, baba ghanouj, pheonician fries and smelt. And we shared the lamb shank with okra. We could tell the baba ghanouj was blended with hummus but it still tasted great. The smelt was so salty however, we asked they flash fry them again to remove the salt but the salt was in the fish itself not the breading. They removed the charge without us even asking! The tabbouli and foul and sujuk were as fresh and delicious as what you would get in Lebanon! (Maybe even better) and the fries were garlicy and lemony... absolutely delicious! Finally the entree itself was like my mom’s own cooking at home! So good. Service was great too. The ambiance was nice and quiet, I prefer Lebanese music in the background and maybe more decor to give tribute Northern Lebanese culture but it was clean and elegant. We really loved this place and can’t wait to go back!

K
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at Mandaloun Bistro. Great food, great service. Quiet night due to 4th of July holiday weekend. Server was attentive, helpful with menu, and fun to talk to. Delicious house salad which she recommended. Looking forward to returning. Great value.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great lunch value!

DM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was very pleased with my first time at Mandaloun Bistro. The food was excellent and reasonably prices and the waitstaff was very accommodating to our needs. The decor was very nice and the noise level was low allowing a chance to have a good conversation without having to raise our voices. I will definitely be back in the future.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s was ok, just empty when I went which was around 3-5pm

CD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a lovely mothers day lunch. Ambiance is nice, food portions are generous, price is acceptable and food quality is very good. We enjoyed it. Will come back!

CE
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Moudaloun for the first time. It has a quaint and elegant atmosphere, but very comfortable. Our server was friendly and attentive. And our meals were delicious!😊

RG
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food ( drinks) and overall a delightful dining experience.

BG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was mediocre at best. As my young daughter would say ‘That man does not enjoy his job’. Waiter was engaged on a minimal level. If it were my establishment he would not be a customer facing employee.

RG
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem in our backyard! The service and food are outstanding. My guess is that with a different location this place would have a two hour wait on a Saturday night! Great for a romantic date night or a place to bring the whole family. I've already scheduled my next visit!!

OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch and service was wonderful as always. The food is fresh and exceptional and the service is knowledgeable and attentive. Mandaloun is now my favorite place to entertain clients or friends for lunch or dinner. Barb L.

G
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Was disappointed with both the service and food tonight! The restaurant was over booked for Valentine’s Day and had three servers for the whole restaurant... no other help at the table for water or clearing. No hostess for the evening. Service was slow and the atmosphere very noisy especially for us who were seated very close to the live band. They ran out of Kafta at 8 pm. The waiter was not helpful nor could he hear anything we asked. Couldn’t wait to get out of there!! Very bad experience

LZ
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely evening.
Good food and service.

a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We originally went to see a friend who was singing and were pleasantly surprised with the delicious food and the exceptional service. Quancia was a gem. We will be going back

PD
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Mediterranean cuisine. We also enjoy the entertainment on weekends, although the night we were there, the entertainer was not as good as previous visits.

J
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Reasonable prices. Nice atmosphere

s
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant, beautiful setting , great ambiance. Great for small gatherings

JA
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fast and attentive service. Perfect for business lunch. Food is always great

G
Detroit
43 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The two sides with the lunch entree is a favorite as is the Lebanese moussaka, quite different than the Greek version.

TL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the food at this restaurant! The service is top notch too.

A
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are NEVER disappointed at Mandaloun! The food is not only delicious, but consistent in taste visit after visit.

BF
Detroit
66 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love going to Mandaloun, my favorite dish on the menu is the vegetarian trio. I get to pick 3 from a nice selection. I love the mujadara, so that is always one of my picks. I like the way the restaurant can accommodate my gluten free requirement by giving me romaine leaves instead of pita bread.

SE
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the portions were generous! Will definitely go back

C
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really beautiful restaurant. It's almost deceiving because you assume food will be pricey here since it's such a nice place. Meals were very reasonably priced. We dined here for a business meeting and enjoyed the lunch specials, which were well portioned. The only reason I didn't give 5* for the service is because it took quite a few minutes to get water and menus on the table when we first sat down and that's a huge pet peeve of mine.

M
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, I’m sorry we haven’t tried it sooner. The food was fantastic!! Our server was lovely and very descriptive on the menu selections. My husband is a vegetarian and he had many choices! My kids also enjoyed it!! I had the couscous stew, which was delicious!! It’s not your typical middle eastern restaurant! More upscale but casual enough for a weeknight meal. We will return for sure and even carry out!!

OT
Las Vegas
52 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite spot great food.

CP
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated 2 birthdays at Mandaloun Bistro. The service was absolutely outstanding and food was delicious. We'll be back!

s
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

The chicken was extremely dry and overcooked. I have never been a big Mediterranean food person, but was there as a birthday gift for one of my co-workers. We had a great server, and I should have complained, but didn't. I don't like barely cooked vegetables either, so found the mixed vegetables uneatable.

DT
Detroit
59 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Mandaloun Bistro, and it was not at all a disappointment! Dining area is beautiful, with a really lovely ambiance and exceptionally comfortable seating. I also appreciate that tables are spaced so as to not give the feeling of being too close to other patrons. Service was demonstrably friendly and engaging, albeit to be truly critical, there were gaps in responses to order requests and basic table management such as water refills. As for the food, depending on the plate, the offerings ranged from 'great' to 'acceptable'. The Mujadera was honestly divine, perhaps the best I've ever tasted, and the yogurt was fresh, delicious, and perfect as the accompaniment. The Lebanese salad was equally wonderful. As for the combination plate of beef, chicken and lamb, I found the lamb ribs to be very good and tender, however the chicken was rather dry and the beef not as flavorful as I would have hoped for. All in all, it was a very positive experience! While the prices are quite steep for Middle Eastern fare, the servings are enormous!

I
Detroit
55 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Ambiance is very nice and upscale for a middle eastern restaurant. Food however does not correspond to the upscale setting. Lamb shank served with a piece of foil wrapped around the shank. A dessert that looked thawed with ice cream tossed on the plate. Overall the food was adequate but nothing special or commensurate with the price point.

Better to go to Phoenicia for the food and ambiance. If the upscale setting isn’t important head to Grape Leaves.

MK
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lebanese/Middle Eastern food is excellent. Never had a bad meal here. And the wine list complements the menu. Love the option of white-table-cloth dining, healthy Middle Eastern food and the option of having wine -- which you can't do in most of the Middle Eastern restaurants in Dearborn.

j
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Portions were large. Baba ghanoush was smoky and good. The lamb shank was very bland. The stuffed zucchini was better tasting. Very nice dining environment despite being in an office building.

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