Camille's on the River

4.6
75 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Camille's on the River is a 65-seat intimate upper scale restaurant featuring regional and seasonal flavors combined with upscale comfort food. The restaurant also has a space for small private dinners as well as a wine lounge with specialty cocktails and small plates.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(989) 773-0259
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brent Peterson
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Catering
All our caterings are custom designed for customers. Contact us for your own culinary experience.
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Cross street
Oak
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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AB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice place. Good food. Ambiance was set for fine dining so we expected a quiet dinner. However, some customers were loud and their waiter was just as loud speaking with them asking several times if they were ready for another bad boy meaning another beer. Same customers interrupted a couple at the next table by striking up a conversation. For couples trying to have a quiet dinner like us that was rude. Overall nice place, good food but overall experience was disappointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent and food was excellent. We were there for our anniversary dinner, and the atmosphere was good. Only complaint is that the overall space was small, and there was a rowdy group there at the time. Would have been nice if this group would have been seated in the separate party room.

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best gourmet food around exceptional quality and service!!

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BM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I was excited to eat at Camilla's because I have eaten at Mountain Town but this was my first experience for the sister restaurant. The lunch menu fit my budget. The soup of the day was very good but I had to ask for a spoon (I used mine for my coffee) and was not offered any crackers or bread which I believed was needed because the soup was spicy. The grilled chicken was slightly burnt and very dry. I sent one piece back and the replacement did not arrive until I was ready to leave. I asked about salt and pepper shakers but was afraid to ask for them in fear a doctor would jump out of the kitchen to check my blood pressure.
I was a bit disappointed with my lunch. The venue however, is just lovely! I can see myself sitting at the bar with a specialty drink in the future. It certainly is the place in Mt. Pleasant for a power lunch!
Thank you for asking.
Becky Munoz

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BI
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was informed that the meeting was on a time constraint and had to be done in approximately 45-50 minutes. Staff was very accommodating and made sure everything was brought out timely and didn't appear rushed.

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RR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are new to the area, and, I chose Camille's On The River for our 39th wedding anniversary. It was excellent. The food was superb. The service was near perfect (slightly new waiter). And the atmosphere was wonderful. Very nice decor.

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DB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food quality, Sevice and ambience very good. Was disappointed that not all regular menu items available.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

In a word, underwhelmed. A well developed environment with lots of attention to detail in the space, but the same was lacking from the food and service. Both were supplied by beginners better suited to the bar next door.

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DV
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Nice venue to be able to carry on a conversation with our dinner guests. Emily, our server, was EXCELLENT - she didn't rush us, but kept an eye on us to know when we were finally ready to order. I highly recommend the restaurant.

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CB
Key West
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My Husband and I like to go to Camille's for a late afternoon lunch date!! Sometimes once a week!

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KD
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here several times and it never disappoints. The food and the service are outstanding! Erin was an awesome server! Highly recommend this place! It is not a cheap meal but for the quality of food and drinks it is well worth it. I had the filet and my husband had the ribeye. Both were cooked to perfection! The butternut squash bisque is worth a visit on it’s own! We will definitely be going back.

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything about Camille's from making reservations for a party of 18, to the food and great service. My son graduated from Alma college and I will definitely recommend Camille's to future graduates. We were seated in the back room which was great for our private party.

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CP
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The reservation process online was flawless, seated right away. Table was fantastic, intimate setting. Our server, Sidney, was attentive and knowledgeable. The food from app to dessert was phenomenal. Not an experience we can afford all the time but will most definitely visit again for a special occasion, thanks!

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CS
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server, Steve maybe- very helpful, knowledgeable and courteous.

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GB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time I have been to this restaurant and the second time I have had an excellent dining experience. Service was very prompt and the food is absolutely delicious. I got the pork tenderloin and my boyfriend the ribeye steak, both of which were fantastic. This is fine dining and the prices and food reflect that. It's not a family restaurant by any means. The setting is spectacular-- romantic and full of character. We would go back again in a minute and it's the reason we return to Mount Pleasant.

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RN
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally found our new "Go to Place". It was our 32nd Wedding Anniversary and I couldn't have asked for a better or more beautiful place to be. The food was outstanding and our waiter, Sidney, was a hoot who presented me with a paper rose. Highly recommended....

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AR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great - wonderful quality & presentation. Service was good, not over the top, but NO complaints. Atmosphere was wonderful, but music was a bit loud / however we had an early reservation: overall would definitely return, and would recommend.

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VM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal and the service was excellent!! Get the bone in ribeye - trust me!! The butternut squash soup is out of this world too!!

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Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great place! Our only objection was to the Golden Oldies music. It didn't fit the character of the restaurant. We both had the avocado stuffed with lobster meat which is so unique and wonderful. My husband had a great fillet. We had a wonderful chocolate dessert. Our server, Emily, was very attentive suggesting wines and checking in on us.

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was out of town for V-Day (nevermind that it fell on Ash Wednesday this year)...so we made plans to visit on Saturday. Probably the busiest I've ever seen Mountain Town and Camilles. I literally used the last available parking spot. We made reservations, and there was a slight wait. But no matter, we were seated quickly. There were a few items on the menu that were new since the last time we were there. Everything we had was delicious...just wish the server had separated our cobbler to go from the ice cream. It was melted by the time we got home.

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and amazing service. My wife and I had a wonderful time eating here. The only slight issue we had was that there were television screens playing ESPN, but they were turned off at our request. This is definitely the best (if not only) place in Mt. Pleasant for fine dining.

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Northern MI
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant atmosphere. Very nice we were not hurried out .

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very memorable evening!

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M
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I am a regular at Camilles and I was really disappointed on this date. I am not sure if they had a new chef or they were dealing with "after the holidays" staff but the food wasn't it usual level of quality. All three of the ribeye's that were ordered, were fatty and not cooked to the level requested. One was even sent back and still came back raw. Again, not sure what was going on but all of us had been to this restaurant multiple times and all were quite dissappointed.

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R
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful location for very nice group dinner. We had a great meal and wonderful service. Highly recommend.

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Northern MI
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was poor, Food was good, but they didn't have everything available off the menu.

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LL
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as usual, however, this year the music was a bit loud and festive for a business lunch.

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE Camilles! Especially their Lobster stuffed avacado appetizer!! YUM. The ambience is very nice. Service is always wonderful. Food always superb!!!

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Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Food is always innovative and delicious. We are never disappointed! The servers are exceptional! Love the cozy lounge area!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been wanting to try this place for a while now, and we should have wayyyyy sooner. Loved all three courses. The best scallops I’ve ever had.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Camille's is pricey ($36 for a steak), but the service doesn't match the prices. Our server was 19 and friendly, but couldn't speak to the wines (because she is underage), had trouble understanding cocktails that weren't on the menu (and referred to "spirits" as "spritzers," which was initially kind of confusing), and just in general didn't seem polished enough for someplace trying to present itself as fine dining.

Cocktails in general there are lackluster--they are very expensive for Mt. Pleasant (a $14 martini in Mt. Pleasant?!) and seem watered down, so maybe are shaken to vigorously? Food is a little hit or miss. We ordered a baked cheese appetizer that was creative, but lackluster. I got the ribeye, which I've enjoyed in the past, but found it surprisingly hard to cut. A previous appetizer (truffle fries) wasn't on the menu, but could still be ordered on request--so you have to be in the know!

I wish Camille's would up its game a little and work harder to be the fine dining experience it is trying for. Service needs to be more professional, and cocktails need improvement. For the same money right now, Cafe Zinc in Midland is a better option; it just requires more driving from Mt. Pleasant.

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J
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Waitress did a good job of taking a picture with our friends.

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent 2 1/2 hours at dinner. Had a great time and Sara was an excellent waitress.

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Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dining experience at Camille's. The atmosphere is very cozy/quaint, the food was delicious, and the service was top notch. I would definitely recommend Camille's to anyone looking for a nice restaurant in this area.

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CD
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal with great service

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K
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

This restaurant came highly recommended from people in Northville and Novi.

We arrived on time to our 8:15 reservation (party of 6). We were promptly greeted by the host who referred to us as "Liz party". She sat us and told us our server would be right with us.

Upon reviewing the menus we received, we determined there were only 5, not 6 menus. The other menus were wine or cocktail menus. No big deal. We shared.

And then time went by (I noticed it more because I set the reservation with open table and was the host), but without water service or anyone approaching us after 5 minutes, we were all getting a little anxious.

After 10 minutes (it was officially 8:25 when I stood up), I walked back to the host stand. The host was present and I said to her "we haven't yet been greeted and have been sitting for 10 minutes".

The host then said to me, "that's weird... let's see what's going on". She then followed me back into the dining room and I sat and she went into the kitchen. Our party then sat for an additional 3 minutes. No service.

I decided to invite my party to the other side (Mountain Top I think is the name of the bar and casual side). There was no host at the stand (which is shared by both restaurants), so we walked into the other restaurant. Upon approaching the empty bar, the bartender greeted us and we told him we would like to be seated. He told us that he had no authority to seat a table and we would have to go back to the host stand.

After that, we simply left. We walked to another restaurant less than 5 blocks away. For out of towners we were truly disappointed and I was very embarrassed.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food & ambiance in Mt. Pleasant!!

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Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We had high hopes for enjoying a wedding anniversary dinner at Camille's to start our weekend. It did not happen! The restaurant staff did a poor job of navigating us through an unpleasant dining experience. A planned garden dining evening for other guests was abandoned after seven inches of rain flooded the garden, and forced it into the main dining room. Our meal started out okay as we were seated beside the bar and were shortly served our beverage an a very tasty Asian gumbo. Things went downhill from there!! The couple of dozen garden party guests crowded into the bar and disrupted our dinner. After about 20 to 25 minutes of neglect we were ready to leave. The staff stopped us and then seated us in their adjacent restaurant's main dining room. A suitable dinner was served with many apologies and free desserts.

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MN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was very good. Service was OK, not great. Biggest problem was the table. To our right was a nice look at the river. Directly in front of us was a room with a pharma sales presentation in progress. There was a curtain they could have pulled shut, but instead we were treated to a huge PowerPoint presentation on the latest drug for incontinence. My recommendation is to make sure you are seated in another party of the restaurant.

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Northern MI
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We used the OpenTable reservation but when we got to Camille's there was no confirmation that we had reserved a table for that evening. There was no problem with getting a table that night but wouldn't want that to happen if it would have been a busy night and no tables would have been available. We will try the OpenTable reservation again next time to see if it really works.
Food, service & ambiance is always great.

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