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Camille's on the River

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69 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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
Additional
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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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Pleasant atmosphere. Very nice we were not hurried out .

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

A very memorable evening!

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2.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on December 5, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2017

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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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

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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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

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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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

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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3.0Dined on October 14, 2017

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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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Great meal with great service

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1.0Dined on August 19, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Best food & ambiance in Mt. Pleasant!!

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2.0Dined on June 23, 2017

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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3.0Dined on June 1, 2017

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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5.0Dined on May 23, 2017

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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1.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Told the waitress we had an event to get to, gave her plenty of time to serve the meal. She forgot to put our meal in and did not tell us until we had 10 minutes to leave. They lied and said the computers went down. Really, everyone around us got their meals just fine! Horrible experience!!!!! Had to leave without eating!!!

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1.0Dined on April 18, 2017

What a disappointment. Made the reservation on Open Table, arrive at the restaurant to be told they have a private party tonight- no availability. What?!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2017

Always a pleasant atmosphere and good food. The cuisine is more creative than anywhere else in Mount Pleasant and the wine list is carefully selected as well.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2017

We were seated at the table in the turret space and thoroughly enjoyed it! Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable and our dinners were excellent! Camille's is our favorite restaurant in Mt. Pleasant! (The bartenders make excellent classic Cosmopolitans!)

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

We would definitely return for a meal at Camille's on the River. The service was very attentive, the food was great, and the decor was comfortable. The parking is shared with a brewery restaurant that is attached with Camille's so it was difficult finding a spot to park. That was the only negative and with it being a Saturday night and sharing the lot with the brewery, it was understandable. I had the Salmon and added the squash soup and both the meal and soup were great. My husband had the Lamb and thought that was quite tasty but they switched the sides from a roasted vegetable I believe, to a lentil curry mixture that he didn't love. I don't recall what he had to start with but know he liked it.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2012

Signage was not very good. A little hard to find.

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