Mandaloun Bistro

4.6
122 reviews
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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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CD
Detroit
1 review
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!

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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!😊

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

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

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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.

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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!!

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

Excellent food and service

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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.

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DV
Detroit
16 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

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

It was a lovely evening.
Good food and service.

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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

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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.

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

Great food. Reasonable prices. Nice atmosphere

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

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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BF
Detroit
65 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.

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

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

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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.

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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!!

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

A favorite spot great food.

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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!

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s
Detroit
14 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.

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DT
Detroit
55 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!

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S
Detroit
52 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.

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MK
Detroit
18 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.

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j
Detroit
29 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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OT
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

They have great hummous and nice warm pita bread. I like the vegetarian options.

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LD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AMAZING. Great service, fantastic dinner, interesting location, this was an awesome find.

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DS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It is not located in a place that would immediately catch your eye as it is in an office building. But there is plenty of parking and a nice enough ambience. The menu is pretty robust, especially the appetizers, we didn't have any but you could easily do a small plates dinner if that is your preference. There were four of us and we ALL had the Lamb Shank. I love lamb shank so it was an easy decision. There was a LOT of okra, which is listed in the description, but it was A LOT! So, I recommend it only if you like okra. The crushed lentil soup is kind of boring unless you add the squeeze of lemon that is served with it, zests it up quite nicely. The service was not bad, but not good either. Our waiter was good about not stalking us to take our order, but he only checked on us once, immediately after serving our food, so having another refill of tea or requesting another cocktail was not an option.

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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Very well crafted. Service was nicely provided.

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DV
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food even better service and ambiance. Will visit again.

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OT
Detroit
76 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I eat at Mandaloun for lunch once every couple weeks as it's near the office. Only been there for dinner once. We had a really nice meal there - strong service, yummy food, large portions, and a very nice vibe. The musician playing during dinner set a nice mood without being overbearing. I'll be back for dinner again.

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OA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s simply the beat Middle East food in the whole of USA, I wish we had something like it in NYC.

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Z
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, atmosphere and service were all excellent and me and my friends had a fabulous time. The food was worth raving about as we had the lamb grape leaves, some hummus and the kibbeahneya (steak tartar of middle east) . The wine list was solid, Daniel was our server and did an excellent job. My wife and I have been there many times but it was a first for our friends and they loved it!

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L
Detroit
35 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely, accommodating waitress! Great Middle Eastern classic dishes with inspiring new twists! Loved it!

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TK
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come here often for lunch. Great food. Great value. Great service. Even with an emergency that delayed our food a bit, service was great & informed us. It was still enjoyable with the wait because people are nice & ambience is relaxing.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time there. Foods fantastic here garlics on point and it’s a true taste of Lebanese food. Better than any Dearborn spot.

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BK
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed celebrating Valentine Day with my wife here. The food was excellent and filling. We will be back.

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