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Three Cats Restaurant, Clawson, MI

Three Cats Restaurant

4.7
4.7
451 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Three Cats serves American-style cuisine in the form of small plates. Created by Mary Liz Curtin and the late Matt Prentice, Three Cats brings magical menus and delightful dishes to life in a modern and engaging space. The space includes a greeting card shop as well as Michigan and Detroit merchandise.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (248) 288-4858
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran, Women
  • Neighborhood
    Royal Oak
  • Cross street
    Main/Livernois Street
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 451 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Innovative

  • Detroit

    Best Ambiance

  • Detroit

    Innovative

451 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The scallops with risotto was perfectly cooked. The waitstaff was attentive and flexible.it is a great place for large groups.

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  2. LauraA

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Abby was an outstanding server, very pleasant and attentive!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was amazing. We enjoyed the food and our server was great. I highly recommend it.

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  4. Dbru

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience for Mother's Day brunch. Compared to other options, it was a very good choice.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely china and other details-- good sandwiches. Friendly staff.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, eclectic feel. Knowledgeable friendly staff. Great live music. 10/10 would visit again.

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  7. JJNuge

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was very unique with the decorations. We loved it. We were greeted at the door and seated immediately. We enjoyed the cocktails from the menu. They were delicious. Our waitress was very attentive. We wanted to relax a bit before ordering. She checked back with us often. When we did order the meal was served hot and displayed beautifully on the plate. Everything we ordered was excellent.

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  8. KMAD

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique furnishings in a fun space with EXCELLENT food.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had brunch here with friends to celebrate my birthday. Had a lovely and enjoyable experience. Service was good, everyone was very friendly, and the food was absolutely delicious! Will definitely return in the future.

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  10. Julie

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for brunch. Food was excellent. A little pricey but worth it.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of a kind restaurant with amazing food! This is really a special place

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  12. DebJ

    Detroit

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good, interesting wine list. Food was very good…we ordered the crab cakes and they were excellent. We also really enjoyed the eclectic atmosphere.

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  13. donnam

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    as always, the food was outstanding. Love the low-key atmosphere.

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  14. KathleenH

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Three Cats this evening. The wine list was way better than most restaurants. Food was fresh and unique. We shared the mushroom risotto, the scallops and the crab cakes. The atmosphere was refreshing and unexpected. Highly recommended!!!

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  15. carole

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a tasty lunch or dinner and the signature soup, Mushroom Bisque, is the BEST! The atmosphere is quirky, inviting and comfortable. Our waiter Nate was attentive and thoughtful. We will be back!

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  16. NathanS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique ambience, excellent food and service! Also loved the browsing the cards on the wall after dinner!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the eclectic retro decor and tableware. Staff very attentive. Food fresh with tasty and creative spins on classics.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Live music was amazing. Service was amazing. Food was unreal

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  19. RosalindC

    Detroit

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. The food is outstanding and the service is great. Our server was very nice and attentive.

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  20. Lola

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a table of 6 on a Saturday night @6:30. It was quiet…. Maybe 3 or 4 other tables. While our waiter was pleasant, he was not attentive. He did not come to ask how our meals were once they were served. In fact he did not come back to our table for 15 minutes and when he did he brought the checks, without asking if we wanted more cocktails or desert which we did. The mushroom soup was very tasty but not hot. The risotto with mushrooms was more like sticky rice not creamy like risotto is supposed to be. The scallops were cooked perfectly but were not served with a veggie or potato…. ? Atmosphere was fabulous, but I doubt we will be back…..

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  21. SylviaN

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love so much this restaurant it my favorite in Michigan, the ambience, the food, the attention love it so much!

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  22. CaylaV

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was a pleasant surprise! The salads were big and delicious and the scallops were perfect. The service was attentive, and they had some live music during the day which was fun. We will definitely be back.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    There were 3 of us and we all ordered at the same time. I ordered a salad with salmon, the two people I was with had egg plates and were completely done eating by the time my food finally came out. A bit disheartening they then had to wait for me to finish and I rushed to eat. We finished our drinks and were never asked if we wanted another. Either they put our food in wrong or they were short staff but still frustrating. We didn’t go until 1PM they were not overly busy.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Poor service. Poor value - high price for the food you get! Had to nearly beg for refill of coffee and water too (only one refill received!)

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  25. KristinaT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I do love this place - everyone is very nice, the environment is charming and beautiful, and the food is good. However, I will not be attending any more tastings. First of all, $35 for tiny thimbles of samples (not even a glass worth) is just not worth it. And I have no idea WHY they have not fixed their damn system, so it charges you the ticket price on your food bill. So you are being taxed and asked for tip for an additional $70+! It feels very scammy.

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  26. TraceyC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. 10/10 will go again for week day menu as well.

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  27. Seasonedtrvlr

    Detroit

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, food was amazing as always. Service, though, was a bit rough. Our server struggled a few times where what was brought to the table was not what we ordered. But thats a one-off and no reason to not go, well worth a visit!
    Three Cats RestaurantResponded on March 4, 2024
    Thank you very much for the kind review. - your friends at Three Cats

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  28. JeanetteK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service, in a fun venue, topped off with a huge slice of chocolate cake on the house to celebrate a birthday!
    Three Cats RestaurantResponded on March 4, 2024
    Thank you, Jeanette, and happy belated birthday! - your friends at Three Cats

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  29. lindsayn

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    such a lovely place! took my sons 3 & 5 years old with me super nice environment! They even got a toy from the treasure chest! amazing food - kurt was a great server as well
    Three Cats RestaurantResponded on March 4, 2024
    Thank you for your lovely words, we will pass your message along to Kirt :) - your friends at Three Cats

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was pretty good, service not so much. Quiet enough for calm conversation.

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  31. BonnieS

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time at Three Cats! Great menu and a fun atmosphere.
    Three Cats RestaurantResponded on March 4, 2024
    Thank you Bonnie! - your friends at Three Cats

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with a cool experience. Was early for a reservation and with the restaurant clearly below capacity we were told we needed to wait. We eat out a fair amount and this was the first time we were made to wait to our exact reservation time without the restaurant being full or even near full.

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  33. nancyg

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a very disappointing meal What appeared to be canned green beans. Loud music. We brought a guest from out of town. After this experience would not recommend. We went based on previous experiences

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  34. JeanS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is very good, especially the mushroom soup. Entrees are quite unique. There are even vegan options. Our server James was informed and very attentive. Unique decor as well.
    Three Cats RestaurantResponded on March 4, 2024
    Thank you for the great review Jean, we will pass along your compliments to James. - your friends at Three Cats

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall great dinner. Really enjoyed the valentines menu and service was great/on par with previous visits. Only issue was I’d reserved a table for two on Valentine’s Day and we were seated at a table for 6-8 with another couple and only had a chair between us. I understand the Hallmark holiday is quite busy for restaurants but had I known we’d be having our romantic evening with another couple I’d have booked elsewhere. Just made it hard to feel special and have more intimate conversation. Will likely return but not for a holiday meal.
    Three Cats RestaurantResponded on March 4, 2024
    Hi, we apologize for the unanticipated seating arrangement. We will consider your thoughts for future events and holidays. We greatly appreciate your time spent at Three Cats and hope to see you again soon. - your friends at Three Cats

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  36. BrentP

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
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  37. ricks

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
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  38. BethB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very interesting place. Fun to look around and then explore Leon & Lulu's next door.

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  39. NancyW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whimsical fun atmosphere, great food reasonably priced, great service, too!! We will be back with friends.

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  40. GinaK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was great very helpful when asking about items on the menu. Food was outstanding. we were not rushed through our meal. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends. Plan on returning

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FAQs

Three Cats Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 451 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 20 times today
Google Map for Three Cats Restaurant

116 W 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017-1964

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Main/Livernois Street
  • Neighborhood
    Royal Oak
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran, Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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