Bourbons

4.7
531 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Lou Lucaj teamed up with siblings Hana Filipovic and Elena Borg, of Brighton Bar and Grill, to open Bourbons--a restaurant focused on smoked and southern food with crafty cocktails & beer and a cool vibe.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food is great.
Faves:
Short ribs, shrimp and grits

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The butter nut squash ravioli was amazing! It was hard to believe it was a vegetarian dish. It is so flavorful. The service was excellent too! We can’t wait to go back!

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vipRoxanneC
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, consistently made. Very good customer service among staff, great ambiance, love the drink selection, and menu.

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vipDaveK
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch- outside street table. Short-rib eggs Benedict. Wonderful.......

Bourbons
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for the five stars, Dave!

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Trim
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High class feel with reasonable cost. Food is great.

Bourbons
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for your review, Trim!

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RenaeV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always, this place doesn’t disappoint. We come here often because I love their wedge salad and seafood pot. Their drinks are pretty spectacular as well.

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JDBrighton
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bourbon's is one of our favorite local restaurants. Friendly staff and excellent food.

Bourbons
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for your review, JD! AND---for choosing US as one of your faves!

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Lori
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Love this place, especially for brunch and will go again. We went for dinner this time and the food was not good (undercooked fish) and the drinks overpriced (very small glass with too much ice). Excellent wait staff and ambiance!

Bourbons
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for your review, Lori. AND, the private note. I appreciate you letting me know.... I made notes to discuss both issues with my team.

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Kiks
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and the restaurant did an amazing job following Covid safety guidelines!

Bourbons
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for the five stars!

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LOUG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Bourbons never disappoints... great food, staff. 👍

Bourbons
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for the review, LOUG! It put a smile on my face to see such a short BUT sweet message.

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve gone to bourbons a few times now and it’s been nothing but exceptional! Food is great, service has been great, and it has been a great family atmosphere.

Bourbons
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for the lovely review, Lauren!

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DianeW
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, too crowded for covid. Recommend takeout.

Bourbons
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for your review, Diane! We have to re-adjust our floorplans, etc... again... for the recent increase in COVID-19 positive people in Michigan. Until we can go back to "normal", we will continue to offer curbside carry-out for anyone who feels more comfortable not coming inside the restaurant.

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vipPaulaS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional waitress and food

Bourbons
Responded on October 30, 2020

Thank you for the five stars, Paula! If you happen to recall your servers name, please let us know so we may share the compliment with that person.

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NicoleK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, service was also amazing!

Bourbons
Responded on October 30, 2020

Thank you for the five stars, Nicole!

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vipChefBoyOhBoy
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive service, good background music and loved the ambience in there! First time visiting but we’ll be back!

Bourbons
Responded on October 30, 2020

Thank you for choosing our place! We look forward to seeing you again, soon!

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CharlieH
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, staff is always on top of it, great atmosphere and food is top notch.

Bourbons
Responded on October 30, 2020

Thank you for the lovely review, Charlie! It made our day!!

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Tory
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Really nice restaurant, first time dining there for an early dinner. The burnt pork belly appetizer was not my favorite as the BBQ sauce on them was overpowering and way too much. The fried pickles were great as they slice then like thin French fries. Corn chowder excellent flavor however not hot enough. Personal preference liking soup very hot though. Great server, attentive and personable. Would dine there again and choose a different main meal vs apps and soup. Decor classy and elegant.

Bourbons
Responded on October 30, 2020

Thank you for your detailed review, Tory! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience1

I was very disappointed to find out that there was no social distancing in the restaurant and after our meal when we went to leave every table was full.

Will not return if that is how it’s gonna work thought it would’ve been less capacity.

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JosephS
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the Patio and was noisy only because of a group of very loud ladies and the windows were closed. Server was tops and as always the food was amazing. we had the Grilled Salmon and the Buttermilk Fried Chicken this time. For both the Entire plate was perfect.

Bourbons
Responded on October 30, 2020

Thank you for the review, Joseph. It does tend to get a bit louder in the front room when the windows are closed. You can add a note with your reservation that includes your seating preference... which helps us know in advance to save a booth or table in the dining room for you and your guests. =)

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vipDaveK
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The spicy-hot chicken sandwich is killer - it's all I now get.

Bourbons
Responded on October 30, 2020

Thank you for the five stars, Dave! We love the Nashville Hot, as well! Did you know we have a "mini" version (which is still HUGE) on our Happy Hour menu? Check out our website for full HH details.

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PaulB
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Service, great food, however it was loud and crowded. Overall it was a great experience, however lacked social distancing.

Bourbons
Responded on October 30, 2020

Thank you for your review, Paul!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patty served us well and the food was as expected. Overall experience was great!

Bourbons
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thank you for the five stars! We will be sure to share this with Ms. Patti!

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JosephS
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried two new dishes (new for us). The grilled salmon and the shrimp/crawfish etoufee. Both were stellar meals with everything on the plate cooked perfect! And a Bourbons signature smoke old fashion to go with the meal was the right drink.

Bourbons
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thank you for your review, Joseph! We will be sure to share this with our chefs, as it will make their day. We look forward to seeing y'all again, soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Bourbon’s and it was fabulous! Best fried pickles! Spanish coffee delicious!

Bourbons
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are delighted your first visit was fabulous and we look forward to your next!! =)

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captain
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect place to have lunch outside. Service was first class as was the food. We will make this a regular place to dine.

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HallieD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buttermilk fried chicken with mashed sweet potatoes was Devine!

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Hartlandfoodie
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Food was very good, however service was pretty slow. Our server was super nice and helpful, however seemed overwhelmed. The bad part of the eve occurred when all the food came to the table nice & hot except the guest of honor's....my husband's. We waited for a bit until finally the server came back to the table to explain it would be a little longer for his. Then she came back a while later to explain it was actually just getting started as it "didn't look good". More than 20 minutes after her second trip to tell us about the dinner, his food finally came. The disappointing part was no apology from management, no offer to compensate his dinner.....nothing. I spent over $280 (7 people) on the dinner and to have his dinner come out while everyone was finishing up was sad.

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Rick
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place to go for dinner and drinks. Service was average. Bartender did a great job with drinks. Definitely will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Made a reservation for a high top table was seated in a booth. Limited menu not aware of on line. The server was great to give us the apps that weren’t on brunch menu but had limited choice on meal so we split a pizza which was just ok.

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RuthH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Love this place but it seemed like they were way more than 50% capacity. I have been eating at restaurants since they all opened up for dining after covid hit (including Bourbons a couple times before this date) and this evening was the most crowded place I have been indoors in a long time...if you are covid leary...you may not want to eat here indoors during prime dining hours. But when you do eat here we highly recommend the low country boil and the cherry salmon salad--it's our go to.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Way too many people in the restaurant

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CharlieH
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food, can’t go wrong here.

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HeatherB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to meet with friends for an after work cocktail or a night out with your spouse!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Drinks were tasty!

Bourbons
Responded on October 2, 2020

Thank you for the five stars!

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ReneeM
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice for our area. The outdoor options during covid are wonderful. I have had several good meals there this summer. Service is top notch.

Bourbons
Responded on October 2, 2020

Thank you for your review Renee! We look forward to your next visit.

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BrittanyP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Nashville hot chicken sandwiches and their rock and rye old fashioned with their homemade rock and rye syrup was great!!

Bourbons
Responded on October 2, 2020

Thank you for the five stars, Brittany! Our Nashville Hot is one of our faves too! Have you been to happy hour and had the "miniature" (which is still big) version for $5?

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendship

Bourbons
Responded on October 2, 2020

Thank you for the five stars! And, the friendship! xoxo

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KellyF
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Menu was something new! I really enjoyed the ambiance!

Bourbons
Responded on October 2, 2020

Thank you for your review, Kelly!

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vipPolishgal
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not what we expected. Slow service and underwhelming food. Beware that all meat is marked MP. Not sure how but it is. We had a reservation but still had to wait 20 mins to be seated. Oh and drinks at the bar are expensive $18 each. We paid that much in downtown Manhattan not expected in Troy Michigan. Save your money and go somewhere else.

Bourbons
Responded on October 2, 2020

Our restaurant is located at 440 W. Main Street in BRIGHTON, Michigan.... not Troy. Please remove this review from our page.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday at Bourbons tonight! What a fantastic way to start the celebration! Everything was delicious!

Bourbons
Responded on October 2, 2020

Thank you for choosing our place to celebrate your special night!

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FAQs

Bourbons offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (810) 775-3197.

Bourbons is rated 4.7 stars by 531 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.