Mikette

4.5
467 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
Our cuisine is inspired by Southern French flavors and techniques with additional influences from neighboring countries on the Mediterranean. You'll find some classic French dishes we've made our own as well as an outstanding Oyster & Raw bar.

Our 3 season patio can accommodate larger parties. It is located under a covered canopy with walls that can be drawn during good weather and lowered when necessary. To make a reservation for a party larger than five, please call the restaurant for availability.

We offer lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday and brunch and dinner on Sundays.

We look forward to seeing you!
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WJ
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Insanely good food. Not overpriced either. Had a great Valentines Day dinner here and my wife and I absolutely loved it. We’ll be back.

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KS
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved our first time at Mikette. We went for Valentine’s Day . My husband had the steak frites and I had the big green salad. The salad was more exciting than it sounds...it had lettuces, string beans, avocado, grapes and a few others but the items made an unexpectedly delicious and hearty combination. We both had the bourbon smash to drink - delicious. And the creme brûlée for dessert was one of the best I’ve had. The space is adorable. Our server was excellent - helpful and attentive but not overbearing. A bit loud but that’s fine. Will definitely return.

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D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Great place. I don’t like the new seating arrangement - the high tops by the bar were much more elegant!!!

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and waitstaff. I liked the smaller feel of room and it was relatively quiet for the size. It is a bit hard to determine how much to order. We were told that that portions were progressively larger as you moved down the menu. That is generally true but there was quite a disparity between portions across categories.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely delicious and very relaxing meal! Everything from the cocktails to the cappuccinos was perfectly prepared and seasoned, and our server and the other staff were friendly and helpful. One of the best meals we’ve had in ages. We’ll definitely be back!

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J
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. The changes to the inside structure seem to have made it less noisy which was a problem in the past.

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SK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely bistro-like setting. Fun unique cocktails. Inventive menu.

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AF
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the atmosphere and the friendly, competent and relaxed service. Getting the meals out was fairly slow this visit. The modest size breakfast and lunch menus offer nice variety and presentation.

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JT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I’m always delighted with the ambiance and drinks with Mikette’s. This time I tried them for lunch with my cousin. She really enjoyed her food, and my side salad was delicious but go back to the drawing board for your selection of the hamburger you serve. There are so many good grass-fed or Kobe burgers that are of higher quality. I’ll be back !!! JTRC

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M
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hadn’t visited Restaurant since shortly after it opened. We were very pleased with everything about our experience. The food was great and our server was excellent.

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b
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Ordered from restaurant week menu; french onion fondue-very good. moroccan meatballs-very good. chicken dish-very good and plentiful. steak bistro- too much balsamic vinegar, very small portion, no sides.
Very noisy.
Service-very good.
Value-not so much.
Have been before and food very good, noisy.
Not on my "got to go back" list.

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YK
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Worth the visit. We went for restaurant week. The food was delicious.

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M
Detroit
44 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our Restaurant week dinner very much. Nice to try things we have not had before. Liked the openness with the wall removed. I would prefer tablecloths as it would help with the noise and bistro feeling. Also for a French restaurant it was curious that no baguette or bread of any kind was presented. Will be back for happy hour as that seems to be a great deal. Thanks

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AS
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was fine, all the food is prepared with high quality ingredients. My only complaint is the portion size, it seems not to be in line with the dish cost. Other than that, great food.

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

An average experience. Food was ok but the service wasn’t great and the hostess was clueless. We had a reservation and she couldn’t seem to figure out how to do her job.

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JM
Detroit
48 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent happy hour food choices. Adding a vegetable to the choices would be nice. Wine and beer choices were also very nice. Waitress is very friendly.

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KR
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Restaurant is always busy (good sign). I've tried to stop in without reservations and was informed of a long wait, so this time in town made a reservation. I was not disappointed. The atmosphere is casual and fun. The décor is interesting and engaging. The space we were seated in seemed in very close proximity those around us, yet we did not feel we were inadvertently including anyone else in our conversation, so it remained open and enjoyable.
I will say the drinks were very creative, but too busy for my taste. Next time I visit (and there will be a next time) I will likely not order off the drink menu, but rather ask for exactly what suits me.
The Crispy Calamari appetizer was very good. Nice light breading on the Calamari and both garlic aioli and Thai chili sauces complemented the dish excellently.
My guest's meal was the Steak Frites, which is a New York strip steak with fries. Sounds very simple, but the flavors were complex. On sight I thought the meat undercooked to my preference, as I thought the rarity would bear on texture, which is important as well... Then she suggested I sample it... Wow! The steak was prepared perfectly pink medium rare and tender with a garlic seasoned sauce that bursting with magical flavor!
My meal was the Beef Bourguignon, which is braised short ribs and root vegetables. Let me rewind and say that the presentation and aroma of both of these meals was wonderful... but the flavors were (I'll use this term again) magical! The beef short ribs were exquisitely flavorful and the meat just melted 'like butter'. There were other nice things in there somewhere too, but I cannot get past expressing how great they cook meat.
After dinner at Mikette Bistro, my guest and I, who had travelled together to Ann Arbor for work, vow to return on future visits and sample as much of this menu as we can.... The quality of presentation, texture, and flavor of the entrée's truly made this and exceptional experience for us both.

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DK
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Quiet restaurant with potential, but as it stands, it is fine-dining prices with beer pub service.

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D
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a delight, Our server was well informed about menu and offerred good advice. Dinner was well prepared.

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SG
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mikette is our "go to" favorite for dinner out with friends.

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g
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a Sunday branch on December 31, 2018.
The food was good but not hot enough. Nice place overall.

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D
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

First visit to Mikette. Building was oppressively overheated. Food was only fair- the appetizers were better than the entrees. Service was slow but attentive. Beef was tough. At least they allowed us to bring our own wine and there was no corkage fee.

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JC
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great cocktails and beer.

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TA
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mikette is one of my favorites. I didn’t give 5 stars because they changed the menu and took off the charcuterie and whole fish dish.

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MW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun restaurant--atmosphere and lighting are just right. Every dish is excellent. Love sharing plates with the whole table.

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L
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy for lunch.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food wasn’t fresh, overpriced for the portions

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C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We love the ambiance. However, it was too cold when we went this week. Additionally, their coke machine was flat. They eventually got us non-flat coke, but it required a bit of conversation. One hour after we got home from the restaurant, both of us experienced cramps. WE think it was the french fries. We will go again. Not good at all for those who are vegan or gluten free. They don't have gluten free bread options at all. We have asked them to get some for the past year or so.

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w
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Sunday special Fried Chicken. Fabulous!! Thighs cooked perfectly while breast meat succulent, all seasoned beautifully with crispy coating. But the star was actually the chicken soup, best I’ve ever had; the vegetables, pasta, meat & broth each shone gloriously to produce a symphony of chickeny goodness. Stacey served us with personal attentiveness, professionalism, and delightful good cheer. Along with an impressive yet affordable French-focused wine list, attractive happy hour offerings and fresh ingredients, Mikette is rapidly becoming one of my Ann Arbor favorites.

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KS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice food. Noisy. We enjoyed the evening for a birthday dinner.

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JW
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sorry they don’t serve gougere at lunch! Onion soup excellent and everyone was happy with choices. Had dinner there previously and did lunch

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MP
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and stellar service. A+ all day

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d
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Could be what I ordered, but did not find my two choices to be extraordinary enough to justify the price, nor some of the rave reviews I’ve read. Portions are typical “French-sized” (small), but don’t seem very French-y to me, and no beautiful French bread brought to munch on pre-dinner. Been twice, and didn’t find the former meal to be memorable either. So, disappointing! But ambiance pleasant and service great!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Another great meal at Mikette. We went on a Saturday night for a birthday celebration. Everyone loved the food!

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T
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

While I understand the economics of it, we were disappointed by the new trimmed down menu. It wasn't reflected on their website, so I was a surprise when we arrived. Service was just slightly inattentive on beverage orders - taking one and not checking the rest of the table a couple times. Overall still good, but not outstanding as it once was.

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OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was delicious; note the portions are just medium (which we like). Service was poor; didn't ask us if we wanted a cocktail (so some of us ordered with our entrees), didn't ask if we wanted a second cocktail, didn't ask if we wanted bread for the table or coffee with dessert. Maybe he was new, but for the price, I expect better service.

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AG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A favorite gem in the North Campus area. Cozy comfort food and a place to get a good drink, talk over ideas with a hint of French cuisine

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SG
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Dinner was tasty. We were a table of four. The beet salad was very nice as were the fried oyster sliders. As always, the GOUGÈRE were superb. We each had a different entree--steak frites, halibut, chicken Provencal and mussels. All very good. I'll pass on the creme brulee next time. Pretty dry. Tasted like it had been in the fridge for a day or two too long.

Be prepared to strain to hear your dinner mates. Background noise clocked in from 65 yo 75 decibels. Yes, one of our party has an app that measures this. All in all a very nice meal with friends.

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JB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch at Mikette. Tried three starters, and one main dish. Loved the starters, shrimp sliders, avocado/crab toast, tomato soup. Excellent flavors, good size portions. The beef stew was also very good. Had three deserts, vanilla ice cream, chocolate mousse, and creme brulee, wonderful! Service was prompt and pleasant. All in all, an excellent experience. We will be returning soon.

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KV
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and atmosphere is nice. My only complaint is that I made reservations on open table and this is the second time my party of 4 had the table right next to the bathroom door. I had hoped that the first time was a fluke—I will make sure to request with my next reservation that I am NOT Seated there— it would just be nice to see more of the restaurant

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