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Bourbons, Brighton, MI
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Bourbons

4.7
4.7
1129 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (810) 775-3197

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Brighton

  • Cross street

    First Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking also available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,129 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super loud and super crowded but the front of the house does a good job getting people seated. Had a great server, Patti! The best place for good food in Brighton.
  2. TH

    ThomasH

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Food was great. Waitress was good. Unfortunately even though I had a reservation we ended up at a table in the bar. Do better next time and I will be happy to give 5 stars.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Place was packed and were seated late compared to our reservations. Had Burnt Ends appetizer which were dry and covered in bbq sauce and in a pool of bbq sauce….not good at all. I had Shrimp and grits with collard greens and corn. There was more corn than shrimp and grits. The grits were bland for cheese and jalapeño and the shrimp were ok, but not spiced at all. My wife’s braised short ribs were too fatty and a bit dry as well. Drinks were good. Overall for the quality of food and price you are better off elsewhere.

    BourbonsResponded 6 days agoThank you for your feedback.

  4. JB

    JoshB

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely our favorite place in Brighton to eat. Menu is fantastic for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. Especially love the atmosphere and service is impeccable.
  5. b

    beebee

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Someone else claimed our table and the hosts were amazing at finding us a nice table quickly. They apologized for the mixup and made sure our experience was excellent. The food and cocktails were high quality and tasted terrific. We will definitely return.

    BourbonsResponded 6 days agoThank you for your review, BB! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Bourbons. It was very busy Thursday night crowd but everything still came out hot and quickly!

    BourbonsResponded on January 14, 2023Thank you for your review!

  7. B

    Bustersmom

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful food and service. Had their fried chicken salad and it was very yummy. The acoustics aren't great and the music was a little loud but everyone was pleasant and didn't try to rush us out.

    BourbonsResponded on January 14, 2023Thank you for your review! We are delighted that y'all enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to the next.

  8. DH

    DaveH

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bourbons is one of our favorites. Food, service and atmosphere are always great, and the staff is very friendly. This visit was no exception. We will be back!

    BourbonsResponded on January 14, 2023Thank you for the five stars, Dave! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to go back and try something different to see if it is as great as the ribs were!

    BourbonsResponded on January 14, 2023Thank you for the five stars! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  10. EG

    EduardoG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service the place is gorgeous worth every penny

    BourbonsResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for the five stars, Eduardo!

  11. SG

    ShaunG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The atmosphere is great and the food is pretty good. The fried chicken is definitely worth a try. The ribs were tasty, but they weren't entirely "fall off the bone," which is my personal preference. Still, I ate every one of them! The smoked old-fashioned was solid and there was some nice variety on the beer list. The service was outstanding and despite it being busy, our waitress was attentive and friendly.

    BourbonsResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for your review, Shaun!

  12. SH

    ScottH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great New Years spot. Great dinner and fun and staff was great

    BourbonsResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for the five stars, Scott!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    2nd consecutive NYE dining here and we again were not disappointed. Our guests equally raved !All 4 different entrees were perfection. Same for our apps and drinks! Too full for desserts! Service by Sarah was outstanding. Special thanks to manager Vicky for making our party feel like VIPs. Exceeding expectations seems the norm here! Only suggestions: music seemed louder and more "radio" than i have remembered here. It was also warmer than needed, adjust temp for occupancy?

    BourbonsResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for your review AND for choosing our place to celebrate the New Year!

  14. NY

    NYEatBourbons

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great time at Bourbons!! This is year number 3 of spending NYE at Bourbons and we always have a wonderful time.

    BourbonsResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for your review AND for choosing our place to ring in the New Year.

  15. m

    msucj1983

    Detroit

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Very good food. Fried chicken was excellent. The filet was flavorful and cooked perfectly. The pecan pie (warm) was great. A bit loud, but it was a hopping NYE!

    BourbonsResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for your review AND for choosing our place to ring in the New Year!

  16. n

    newgolfer2day

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hamburger and short ribs were juicy and excellent. The side of smashed red skin potatoes was quite tasty.

    BourbonsResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for the five stars!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Olivia was fantastic!

    BourbonsResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for the five stars!

  18. RB

    RubyB

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food! Can be a little loud for conversations

    BourbonsResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for the four stars, Ruth!

  19. S

    Shaharazade

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Busy restaurant. Waited though we had a reservation. Was sat at a high top off the main room - very loud - music and patron noise. We had to yell at each other all evening (unpleasant). Waitress was efficient if not particularly attentive. Food was good though not "great" and value was on par with similar restaurants. I'd return - but for lunch or on an off day and not with clients nor anyone with whom I needed to have a serious conversation.

    BourbonsResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for your review!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kind & attentive service with food that truly felt like a piece of the south.

    BourbonsResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for the five stars!

  21. d

    dessert1st

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.

    BourbonsResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for the five stars!

  22. l

    lauras

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! The food was amazing, the ambience was very nice. Both families and couple can come and enjoy a very nice meal. The risotto, TOP NOTCH! I’m a risotto snob as it has to be cooked perfect and this place did it!!

    BourbonsResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for your review, Laura! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  23. A

    mtmA2

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    OpenTable reservation was not on their computer. Very busy during holiday period, waited almost 25' before acknowledged. Very good service and food once settled in and served.

    BourbonsResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for the four stars!

  24. KC

    KristineC

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Bourbons never disappoints. Great food. Great atmosphere. Our server was fantastic with a great sense of humor and her drink suggestions were spot on.

    BourbonsResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for your review, Kristine! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner!

    BourbonsResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for the five stars!

  26. m

    mfontenot27

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will preface this review by saying I am from New Orleans. The Southern slant to the food served is very good. Most places say they do this, but fall completely flat in this effort. I have had the shrimp & grits and blackened grouper. Both dishes were excellent. The food is always fresh and seasoned to perfection. I live 30 miles away and never regret the drive to dine here. Oh and the drinks are divine.

    BourbonsResponded on December 24, 2022Thank you for your review! We always love to hear compliments from our friends from the South. We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food again…

    BourbonsResponded on December 24, 2022Thank you for the five stars!

  28. CA

    CarrieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had to wait - popular place! But once we got seated, it was great!

    BourbonsResponded on December 18, 2022Thank you for the five stars, Carrie!

  29. MT

    MarciaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    What a great place to spend my birthday! Server, Chelsea, was an amazing waitress and a lot of fun. Food was absolutely fabulous! Only disappointment was arriving 2 minutes before our confirmed reservation time, with one guest of our party of three arriving 5 minutes early, and while we were parking, our table was given away. Had to wait an additional 20 minutes. Very busy and extremely loud inside, which makes it difficult to carry on a dinner conversation.

    BourbonsResponded on December 24, 2022Thank you for your review, Marica!

  30. RS

    RobertS

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was very loud. Hard to speak at a normal level. Food was good, waitress was very attentive and nice.

    BourbonsResponded on December 24, 2022Thank you for the four stars, Robert!

  31. a

    andy

    Detroit

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and cocktails. The server was awesome and did a great job recommending her favorites. The Nashville Chicken could have been a bit spicier as it was mild at best. The shrimp and grits were great and the French dip was very solid. For apps, the onion dip never disappoints and the fried pickles were more than reliable.

    BourbonsResponded on December 18, 2022Thank you for your review, Andy! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  32. DH

    DanH

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always delicious. Ashley was excellent as our server.

    BourbonsResponded on December 18, 2022Thank you for the four stars, Dan!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had great service! From the hostess to our waitress, it was a wonderful meal.

    BourbonsResponded on December 18, 2022Thank you for the five stars!

  34. CH

    CharlieH

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time and experience.

    BourbonsResponded on December 18, 2022Thank you for the five stars, Charlie!

  35. M

    Maria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such great service. Cole was friendly and on top of things. Food and drinks were delicious.

    BourbonsResponded on December 18, 2022Thank you for the five stars, Maria!

  36. LT

    LauraT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Always LOVE Bourbons. It was packed last night with Christmas celebrators and such....very glad we had a reservation. they took us within 3 mins of arrival!

    BourbonsResponded on December 18, 2022Thank you for your review, Laura!

  37. BM

    BetsyM

    Naples

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The place was jammed so they must be doing something right. Our food fell short of awesome. My shrimp app tasted like vinegar. Corn chowder was very good. Beef shortribs were just ok. Wine by the glass was $10 and up. Our waiter Paul is very good, offering suggestions, very professional.

    BourbonsResponded on December 18, 2022Thank you for your review, Betsy. We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  38. CJ

    ColleenJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful Short Ribs, truffle fries were yummy. Wait staff was great

    BourbonsResponded on December 18, 2022Thank you for the five stars, Colleen!

  39. DH

    DanH

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always a pleasure. Our server Shane was excellent; attentive and helpful. Bourbon’s is one of our favorite places to dine for good reason!

    BourbonsResponded on December 18, 2022Thank you for the four stars, Dan!

  40. V

    Vicki

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and moderately priced. Server was excellent! A bit crowded. Didn’t feel like we could just hang out after dinner, but it was a Saturday night.

    BourbonsResponded on December 18, 2022Thank you for your review, Vicki!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bourbons using the Order Online button. Bourbons also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (810) 775-3197.

Bourbons is rated 4.7 stars by 1129 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bourbons

440 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    First Street

  • Neighborhood

    Brighton

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–7:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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