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Bistro - Bistro 82 - Permanently Closed, Royal Oak, MI

Bistro 82 - Permanently Closed

4.8
4.8
716 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Sleek, clean-lined black chairs with white faux leather seat and back cushions keep the design and feel even and comfortable. But it is the food and menu that really shine. Chef Derik Watson’s kitchen turns out enticing, good dishes with fun twists — including gently spiced, sizzling-hot marrow bones accompanied by coarse sea salt and a steak tartare. Also highly recommended are the sea scallops, pan roasted Halibut, escargot, and french onion soup dumplings. The dessert menu is unique with such originals as an apple crisp with salted caramel & vanilla bean ice cream or our famous delectable cinnamon-sugar beignets with caramelized bananas.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Modern European, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 542-0082

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Derik Watson

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate private events for 10-120 guests, plated or strolling in our private venues for social or corporate, offering full AV capabilities. Please visit our website http://bistro82.com/ for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Brittany Waters- Private Dining Coordinator: (248) 542-0082

  • Neighborhood

    Royal Oak

  • Cross street

    Fourth Street

  • Parking details

    Bistro 82 offers valet on the weekends. We are flanked by two parking structures one block north and one block south of the building. Additionally, there is street metered parking on Lafayette and Fourth streets in front of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    We are across the street from Royal Oak Music Theater and around the corner from the Stagecrafter's Theater. And we are within walking distance of Comedy Castle and Five15 Drag Queen Bingo. Additionally, we have our own nightclub, SCL above the restaurant for destination dining and entertainment!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

What 716 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. SH

    SaliH

    Grand Rapids

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  2. J

    Jacqueline

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! We will be sorry to see them close. French Onion soup Dumpling appetizer was amazing!
  3. DO

    DavidO

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sad it is closing.
  4. ME

    MikeE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Too bad this place is closing down! It's such a nice alternative to most of the RO restaurant scene with dining rooms that are way too noisy for an intimate evening with your significant other or close friends. Change your mind and stay!
  5. RA

    RoseAnnN

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is too bad they are closing this month. The food is phenomenal.
  6. PG

    PamelaG

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We are very sad to see this restaurant close. Food and service have always been superb!
  7. TN

    TimothyN

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there because we were given a gift certificate. The food & service were very good. We had a very good time.
  8. T

    Thomas

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will miss this restaurant when it closes later this month.
  9. RE

    RobE

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a shame that this place is going to close. We have nothing but exceptional experiences here.
  10. P

    Pasifae

    Detroit

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Adieu Bistro 82. Closing before the end of January, if you love this place, get in one last creative meal. Our borscht was excellent. So was our goat cheese salad. Not the fan of Char that I hoped we’d be. First taste of Char. Still it was good and the accompaniments were quite tasty. We’ll miss Bistro 82. Royal Oak’s best restaurant.
  11. K

    Katerina8

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Sad to see them closing! We have enjoyed many meals here!
  12. K

    Kellyg63

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were enjoy the last few services for this wonderful place in Royal Oak. Bistro 82 will be closing after their last service on 1-25. I had to get my last taste of the French onion soup dumplings, that of course was delicious. Smaller menu than they normally had, chose their top favorites to end with. Still a great wine list, some great bottles but a little pricey. The glass of Duckhorn was delicious and paired well with the dumplings. Overall, will miss this fine dining location. The Morrie, the owners are the same for Bistro 82, need to add the dumplings to the Morrie menu. Service was great. Will miss this Gem in Royal Oak!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve! It was great!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for anniversary dinner or everyday dining. Always great service and food. You can tell they take pride in what they do.
  15. GE

    GaryE

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro 82 is a very nice restaurant with excellent food, ambience and service. We encourage you to give them a try if you are looking for a great experience.
  16. TB

    TheBighouse

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro is our go to place for date night. Adam is amazing and ensures we always have a great time.
  17. d

    davids

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit...…..very impressed with both the menu and the great service provided. Would definitely recommend.
  18. S

    Stephani

    Detroit

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The salmon and the squash soup were both amazing. The restaurant is very lively and fun for a Saturday night out. Our service was excellent. I will definitely dine here again.
  19. BM

    BobM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Filet Mignon was prepared perfectly and my Wife's Chicken Milanese was excellent. Upscale and well worth the money. We will be returning soon.
  20. DW

    DanW

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The décor is very modern with an open space feeling. The food and service are both very good. I would recommend this restaurant for special occasions because it is not inexpensive.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been here before, and loved it even more this time. Three of us ordered filets and they were delicious, done perfectly. The onion soup dumplings were delicious too. The salmon and lamb were equally delicious. Overall an amazing meal!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food always outstanding. Have had their salmon and filet and would go back in a heartbeat and order either. John the waiter isexcellent and we were sure to ask to sit in his section the second time we went.
  23. CC

    CarolC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal-- presentation, quality of ingredients, couldn't ask for more. Loved the ambiance, we we there for a friends 30th birthday girls night. Upscale, simple, modern decor but not pretentious. Great for date night or small parties.
  24. r

    rolj

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service in an inviting setting. A chilly room temperature was the only drawback.
  25. MT

    MickyT

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    This used to be a favorite for us. Something seems to have changed?
  26. d

    dale

    Detroit

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good overall - the steaks were a little over-salted. nice wine selection. decent cocktails. restaurant wasn't almost empty but for some reason we were sat way in the back which I thought was odd.
  27. ED

    EdDo

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife birthday and the food was great, the only thing was that it took about 35 minutes before the main dish was served. the appetizers came relatively fast then a long pause. Not sure what caused the delay but other than that we very much enjoyed the meal.
  28. MV

    MV80

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, love the atmosphere! Can’t wait to go back!
  29. JO

    JackieO

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Going back soon. Had an thoroughly enjoyable evening.
  30. LS

    LouiseS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the food excellent. Our fillet mignon was cooked and seasoned to perfection and we were pleasantly surprised to see escargot on the menu. The escargot was also delicious, but would be brightened up a bit if served with lemon wedges to to cut the richness. All the dishes were served piping hot which we enjoyed. I would definitely recommend Bistro 82 for an enjoyable dinning experience.
  31. AB

    AndreaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We ordered orange cauliflower and french onion dumpling soup as appetizers, being told that the latter was their most popular appetizer option. The cauliflower is prepared exactly like a Chinese restaurant's "orange chicken:" battered and deep fried, in a slightly spicy and very sweet sauce, quite good. The "soup" is NOT soup, but a series of 7 small onion-flour dumplings in soup broth, each one in a separate well of a specially designed plate, then covered in an inch of mozzarella cheese which is browned like the soup would be. The overall effect of the two appetizers was huge fat and calories, with flavors/mouthfeel coming from flour, oil and sugar rather than quality ingredients prepared innovatively. Our mains were more successful. One of us (age 14) got the cheeseburger and fries, with which he was very happy. The 2 adults shared the maple-glazed salmon (our hands-down favorite) and the mushroom pappardelle, which we deemed too salty but otherwise well prepared, with a variety of fresh vegetables and nicely al-dente pasta. The salmon was perfect - top broiled, inside just shy of fully cooked through, with a fabulously sweet-and-savory glaze. The turnip/apple-brussel sprout combo was an excellent accompaniment, roasted to caramelized brown goodness.
  32. l

    lookinforglutenfree

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Royal Oak. I have NEVER had any complaints and the food is AMAZING.
  33. AR

    AmberR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Bistro 82 for my fiances birthday and it was amazing! The filet was melt in your mouth perfect. Waiter was very knowledgeable about all of the menu options and wine. Will be back most certainly.
  34. F

    Foodie

    Detroit

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my 60th bday there and was, per usual, fantastic! Food was delicious, service - top notch, just an overall great evening!
  35. TO

    TOMK

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Steak Frites were incredible
  36. P

    Pasifae

    Detroit

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always enjoy dinner at Bistro 82. This time we tried the Bouillabaisse and liked it. We ordered a side of the Epi bread, which is always good, a salad, and a side of broccolini. I felt the menu was a bit pared down this time, but restaurants do change their menus quite frequently.
  37. B

    Bubba

    Detroit

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wine list.
  38. KC

    KenC

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Outstanding French food, We had NY Strip and Frites, Sea Scallops, and Seafood Bouillabaisse. The Scallops and Bouillabaisse, were spectacular. The scallops might have been the best I have ever tasted in my life and that says a lot! The Steak and Frites were also excellent. For Appetizers we had the EPI bread orange cauliflower and a side of Ratatouille with our entrees. The orange cauliflower blew me away. The bread and ratatouille were good too. The wine was good but not spectacular, I have better for less money. They seemed to favor a cellar of expensive wines suited to a very refined palate. I'm a wine enthusiast but I find plenty of great wines at reasonable prices and many top restaurants offer price range variety. I thought their selection was not as expansive as one might hope from a high end French restaurant, and their selection of wines by the glass was also quite modest. For dessert we shared the chocolate tarte with peanut butter ice cream and it was sublime. I enjoyed the experience overall and will be back.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best steak frites I’ve ever had, hands down!
  40. d

    dznr

    Detroit

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak frites in town! Great ambiance and service. Always consistent.

FAQs

Bistro 82 - Permanently Closed is rated 4.8 stars by 716 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fourth Street

  • Neighborhood

    Royal Oak

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Modern European, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Bistro 82 offers valet on the weekends. We are flanked by two parking structures one block north and one block south of the building. Additionally, there is street metered parking on Lafayette and Fourth streets in front of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    We are across the street from Royal Oak Music Theater and around the corner from the Stagecrafter's Theater. And we are within walking distance of Comedy Castle and Five15 Drag Queen Bingo. Additionally, we have our own nightclub, SCL above the restaurant for destination dining and entertainment!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Derik Watson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (248) 542-0082

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate private events for 10-120 guests, plated or strolling in our private venues for social or corporate, offering full AV capabilities. Please visit our website http://bistro82.com/ for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Brittany Waters- Private Dining Coordinator: (248) 542-0082

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